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Jul 24 2015Written by Alisa Priddle | Posted on USA TODAYFord has created a special edition of the 2015 Mustang GT that pays homage to space flight while benefiting those who are earthbound.The Apollo Edition Mustang with a 627-horsepower 5-liter V8 engine, special black and white paint and lighting to mimic atmospheric re-entry will be auctioned off at an aviation event July 23.
Jul 23 2015Posted on ChryslerThe first 2016 Ram 3500 Heavy Duty with a ground-stomping, best-in-class 900 lb.-ft. of torque rolls off the line at FCA’s Saltillo Truck Assembly Plant. Of course it’s a Mega Cab Laramie Longhorn.All 2016 Ram 3500 dually configurations with a 6.7-liter Cummins and Aisin transmission have the capability to tow 30,000 pounds or more using SAE J2807 criteria. The 2016 Ram 3500 Reg Cab 2WD holds the pickup towing capability title at 31,210 pounds.
Jul 23 2015Written by Joseph Orovic | Posted on Popular ScienceWeight is a problem when it comes to fuel economy. The heavier something is, the more energy you burn moving it down the road. The engineers at Cadillac tackled this problem head-on with the new CT6. Rather than relying on expensive carbon fiber or heavy steel, they created a lightweight chassis from a new composite.
Jul 23 2015Written by Chris Woodyard and Alisa Priddle | Posted on USA TODAYFord is upping the ante in the pickup truck wars, announcing a new version of its best-selling F-150 pickup Tuesday that will have massaging seats, a 360-degree camera system, the same interior wood found on a Bentley -- and a pricetag that could hit $60,000.The new F-150 Limited shows how the market is demanding more feature-packed pickups at prices that can easily exceed those of top luxury cars.
Jul 22 2015
Country Music Artist Easton Corbin Extends Partnership With Ram Trucks And Debuts New ‘Let’s Ride’ Song In Ram Summer CampaignWritten by Staff | Posted on Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Mercury Nashville recording artist Easton Corbin has partnered with Ram Trucks to debut a new song titled “Let’s Ride.” The song, inspired by Ram trucks, will be featured in
Jul 22 2015Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News
General Motors Co. said Monday it will offer this fall a 2016 Buick Encore Sport Touring model that gets special exterior design features and a new 1.4-liter turbocharged engine.
Jul 22 2015Written by Chris Woodyard | Posted on USA TODAY
Ford has come up with a cool idea, combining GPS, a car's forward-pointing cameras with directed-beam headlights in way that could enhance safety by spotlighting animals, pedestrians and cyclists at night.
Jul 21 2015Posted on FCA US Media
The one millionth TorqueFlite 845RE eight-speed automatic transmission produced at the FCA US LLC Kokomo Transmission Plant (Ind.) rolled off the assembly line today. The occasion was marked with a celebratory town hall to recognize the nearly 3,000 hourly employees whose commitment made the milestone possible.
Jul 21 2015Written by Steve Siler | Posted on Car and Driver
In our earlier post on the new Cadillac ATS Midnight special edition, we said we’d welcome additional Midnight-themed special edition Cadillacs to the lineup, should they appear. And right on time—pardon the pun—comes news of the Midnight Special Edition of the larger CTS for 2016.
Jul 21 2015Written by Edward A. Sanchez | Posted on Truck Trend
Over the last 20 years, fullsize trucks have grown to be bigger than ever, and their styling has, at least visually, become more and more chiseled and angular. It would seem this trend toward bigger, blockier styling would give these modern beasts of burden the aerodynamics of the proverbial barn door. However, thanks to computer-aided design and extensive wind tunnel testing, today’s trucks are slicker than ever cutting through the air.
Jul 20 2015Posted on FCA US Media
The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of FCA US LLC, today awarded grants totaling more than $62,000 to 17 Kokomo and Tipton-area community organizations and programs that serve youth development & education, senior citizens, veterans and multicultural activities. The announcement came during a gathering of 40 community leaders at the Indiana Transmission Plant I in Kokomo.
Jul 20 2015Written by Mike Colias | Posted on Automotive News
General Motors plans to add a new Chevy crossover that will be slotted above the compact Equinox and below the full-size Traverse, according to three people familiar with the plan.
The move underscores how mainstream brands are following the lead of luxury marques by finding inventive ways to fit more flavors of crossovers into their showrooms.
Jul 20 2015
Ford Reduces Production Line Injury Rate by 70 Percent for Its More Than 50,000 'Industrial Athletes'Posted on Ford Media
Since 2003, Ford has reduced the injury rate by 70 percent for its more than 50,000 “industrial athletes” in the U.S., and many more around the world, through new ergonomics technology, lift-assist devices, workstation redesign and data-driven process changes.
Jul 17 2015
FCA US LLC Releases Software Update to Improve Vehicle Electronic Security and Communications System EnhancementsPosted on FCA US Media
The security and confidence of our customers is important. As part of its ongoing software security and quality efforts, FCA has an Embedded System Quality Engineering team dedicated to identifying and implementing software best practices across FCA globally. The team’s responsibilities include development and implementation of cybersecurity standards for all vehicle content, including on-board and remote services. A number of best practices, procedures, standards, and policies govern FCA’s cybersecurity program.
Jul 17 2015Posted on GM News
The 2015 MLB All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, Mike Trout, chose a Silverado Midnight Edition during the MVP award ceremony presented by Chevrolet at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on Tuesday night.
Chevrolet gave Trout, who hit a home run on the fourth pitch of the game and scored another run in the American League’s 6-3 victory, his choice between the sixth-generation Camaro Convertible and a Silverado Midnight Edition.
Jul 17 2015Written by Michael Martinez | Posted on The Detroit News
Ford Motor Co. is using virtual reality to keep its workers safe and assist them on nearly every part of the car-building process.
Jul 16 2015Written by Kayla Brown | Posted on FCA US Blog
Many veterans returning home have years of experience in the field but without college degrees, are unsure how to apply their skills as they look to rejoin the workforce. According to Tony Lee, publisher of CareerCast.com, most veterans are more qualified than they realize for positions ranging from software engineer to industrial engineering technician.Filed Under: Job Creation
Jul 16 2015Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News
General Motors Co. on Wednesday showed off its refreshed 2016 GMC Sierra pickup through social media, a truck that gets a new front face and grilles and bumpers, plus new LED lighting elements.
GMC said exterior styling is the top reason for purchasing the truck. It adds LED "C-shaped" daytime running lights, LED headlights, LED fog lamps and "C-shaped" LED taillights.
The 2016 Sierra will be available in the fourth quarter and GM said more details and information about the truck will be released "in the coming months."
Jul 16 2015Written by Nick Bunkley | Posted on Automotive News
The Lincoln Continental, which Ford Motor Co. is bringing back to life next year to replace the slow-selling MKS sedan, will be assembled in Flat Rock, Mich., Ford said today.
The Flat Rock plant, where the Mustang sports car and Fusion sedan are also assembled, will build the Continental for export to China and other markets, in addition to the U.S., a Ford spokeswoman said.
“Good news for Flat Rock plant — future home of the all-new Lincoln Continental, which will be exported to the world and keep jobs at home!” U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., wrote on Twitter.
Jul 15 2015Written by Michael Wayland | Posted on The Detroit News
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV and "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage are expanding an advertising partnership this summer for the Chrysler brand.
Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister in the popular HBO series, narrated five new 30-second ads for the brand's midsize 200 and large 300 sedans that recently started airing. In a unique twist to the summer ad campaign, Dinklage uses literary works and passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson, Jack Kerouac, Herman Melville, Marcel Proust and William Wordsworth to narrate characteristics for the cars.