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Feb 19 2014
GM News

Lightweight, nimble and incredibly powerful, the original Z/28 was designed for road racing. The 2014 Z/28 carries the same spirit, with every detail engineered specifically to create the ultimate track-capable Camaro.

To enable the Z/28 to quickly lap the most challenging road courses, engineers and designers focused on strengthening three key areas during development:

Increased grip: The Z/28 is capable of 1.08 g in cornering acceleration, due to comprehensive chassis revisions

Filed Under: Filed Under: Research & Development
Feb 19 2014
Written by Gary Gastelu | Posted on Fox News

Ford’s Expedition has discovered Platinum.

The full-size SUV is getting a makeover for 2015 that includes the addition of the Platinum trim level currently offered on Ford’s F-Series pickups, plus a host of technology that’s also headed for its updated Lincoln Navigator sibling next year.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Research & Development
Feb 19 2014
Written by Ciprian Florea | Posted on Auto Evolution

Scheduled to begin tomorrow, the Dallas/Fort Worth Auto Show will allow visitors to test the latest Ram pickup trucks using Chrysler’s indoor test track. Additionally, the manufacturer is also offering attendees a no-pressure, no-hassle test-drive with a variety of vehicles just outside the Auto Show.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Research & Development
Feb 18 2014
Written by Michael Wayland | Posted on MLive

DETROIT, MI- Vincent B. Tilford and other officials were all smiles when performing their “happy dance” Monday morning in Detroit.

Tilford, Habitat for Humanity Detroit executive director, and a handful of employees/volunteers with the nonprofit agency did the dance -- comprised of hands in the air and spinning -- after accepting a $400,000 check from the GM Foundation.

The check was presented in honor of former General Motors Co. CEO and chairman Dan Akerson and his wife, Karin, for their “commitment to Detroit.”

Filed Under: Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Feb 18 2014
Written by Franci Valenzano | Posted on Madison County Courier

(Morrisville, NY – Feb. 13, 2014) A new acquisition is adding torque to Morrisville State’s automotive technology—Ford ASSET program.

A 2013 Ford Escape, donated by Ford Motor Company, recently joined the program’s fleet of Ford-donated vehicles which are delivering training to auto students.

Equipped with an EcoBoost engine and all-wheel drive, the new, ruby red ride is part of a hands-on approach that is introducing Morrisville State automotive students to the latest technologies and putting them in the driver’s seat in the industry.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Research & Development
Feb 18 2014
PR Newswire
  • Ram Test Track is the first indoor test track at the DFW Auto Show
  • All-new 2015 Chrysler 200 makes Dallas debut
  • 2014 Dodge Journey Crossroad makes Texas debut
  • Ram Truck display features award-winning 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel with best-in-class 28 mpg fuel economy, 2014 Ram ProMaster and 2014 Ram 2500 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8
  • 2014 SRT Viper GTS on display
  • The Chrysler Drive outdoor test track features all-new 2014 Jeep® Cherokee, plus other popular vehicles
  • Enter the 2014 Chrysler Group National Giveaway
Filed Under: Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Feb 17 2014
Written by Antony Ingram | Posted on Green Car Report

Making a large, heavy vehicle like a pickup truck economical isn't the easiest of tasks.

You can drop in a more efficient engine, of course. But it'll struggle against poor aerodynamics and ample weight.

Ford has done both the first and the third of these, the latter handled by a new aluminum structure. And it's really caught the attention of other automakers.

Aluminum cars are nothing new in the auto industry, even if they aren't widely used.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Environmental Stewardship, Filed Under: Research & Development
Feb 17 2014
PR Newswire

Briggs Dodge, an automotive dealership located in Topeka, Kan., continues to receive some of the newest Dodge and Ram models in their inventory, and to assist consumers in researching the recent additions, the dealership continues to update their arsenal of model-specific Web pages. This month the dealership is focusing on some of the more powerful models in the inventory.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy, Filed Under: Research & Development
Feb 17 2014
Written by Clarke Bowling | Posted on Daily News

Just days after a 40-foot-wide swath of land caved in at the National Corvette Museum, plans are already in place to get the eight affected cars back to pristine condition. Chevrolet has stepped in with plans to restore the devastated rides.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Research & Development
Feb 14 2014
Written by Tyrel Linkhorn | Posted on The Toledo Blade

A new engine Ford Motor Co. will offer in its next-generation F-150 pickup is expected to be built at the company’s Lima Engine Plant, creating several hundred jobs.

The 2.7-liter turbocharged V-6 will come standard with fuel-saving start-stop technology — the first time that has been offered in a truck. Ford says the engine has the same performance as a midrange V-8 without nearly the same thirst for fuel.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Job Creation, Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Feb 14 2014
Written by Nathan Bomey | Posted on The Detroit Free Press

General Motors is expected to add 400 jobs this year at three plants that were temporarily idled during the automaker’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but later reopened, according to a new study.

GM’s Orion Assembly plant and Pontiac Metal Center in Michigan and Spring Hill Assembly plant in Tennessee employed 3,000 workers in 2013, according to the Ann Arbor-based Center for Automotive Research.

Those three facilities are expected to employ 3,400 workers in 2014, the nonprofit estimated in a study financed by the UAW-GM Center for Human Resources.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Job Creation, Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Feb 14 2014
Written by Mike Zacchino | Posted on Oregon Live

The 2015 Chrysler 200 made it's debut last month at the Detroit Auto Show, then made a stop in Portland last week at the 2014 Portland International Auto Show. Chrysler calls the 200 its "Flagship" model. Read what Michael Wayland from Mlive.com said after seeing the Chrysler 200 at the Detroit Auto show.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Research & Development
Feb 13 2014
GM News`

Chevrolet is investing in clean energy efficiency initiatives of U.S. colleges and universities through its voluntary carbon-reduction initiative. The brand helped develop a formula where campuses can earn money for certain upgrades that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

 

Filed Under: Filed Under: Environmental Stewardship, Filed Under: Research & Development
Feb 13 2014
Fox News

Had enough of this winter yet?

Next year might not be so bad…if you own a pickup.

Ford has announced at the Chicago Auto Show that it will be offering a snow plow prep package on the all-new 2015 F-150 when it goes on sale later this year.

Available on most 4x4 models equipped with the 5.0-liter V8 engine, the dealer installed package adds the wiring, cooling and other features needed to accommodate a plow up to 450 pounds.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy, Filed Under: Research & Development
Feb 13 2014
Inside Indiana Business

Purdue University and automaker Chrysler Group are partnering in a program that will share research and development efforts and provide learning opportunities for Purdue students and Chrysler Group employees.

 

Filed Under: Filed Under: Research & Development
Feb 12 2014
Written by Melissa Burden | Posted on The Detroit News

Cadillac hopes to grow by double-digit percentages this year globally and in the U.S. as it expands its footprint in China and adds new models to its American lineup.

General Motors Co.’s luxury brand sold nearly 251,000 vehicles last year as global sales jumped 28 percent and U.S. sales rose just shy of 22 percent.

Cadillac will launch three new or refreshed models in the U.S. this year: The 2014 ELR plug-in hybrid coupe is just getting into showrooms. The 2015 Escalade SUV will arrive in dealerships this spring. And the 2015 ATS Coupe arrives at dealerships this summer.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Export, Filed Under: International Trade, Filed Under: Manufacturing Economy
Feb 12 2014
The Miami Herald

To soar in the 1929 Ford Tri-Motor is to take a step back in time, when only the daring ventured into the sky. When men dressed in suits and women in silk stockings to travel. When a pilot maneuvered a plane by wits and skill not computers. When a passenger was protected from the elements by nothing more than a sheet of glass in a window. When aviation was more than novel: It was a luxurious adventure for the lucky few who could afford to fly.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Research & Development
Feb 12 2014
Cars.com

OK, so Chrysler is offering this new Satin Vapor Edition for its iconic muscle-car lineup, which takes the special stripped-down, reduced-price Core models of the cars' high-performance SRT8 variants and options them up for an increased price. (Makes perfect sense … right?) These Satin Vapor Editions include the 2014 SRT8 versions of the Dodge Challenger and Charger, and Chrysler 300, all of which get 20-inch forged-aluminum wheels, satin black headlights and side mirrors, a gray 6.4-liter Hemi badge and red brake calipers. Inside they get Nappa leather seating with suede inserts.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Research & Development
Feb 11 2014
GM News

Chevrolet’s all-new 2015 City Express matches maneuverability and cargo-hauling flexibility with efficiency, giving urban business owners and fleet managers value-driven capability with low operating costs.

The City Express goes on sale this fall, offering 122.7 cubic feet (3,474 liters) of customizable cargo space, a tight turning diameter of only 36.7 feet (11.2 m) and an estimated payload capacity of 1,500 pounds.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Research & Development
Feb 11 2014
Written by Alisa Priddle | Posted on The Detroit Free Press

In a highly anticipated executive shuffle at Ford’s Flat Rock Assembly Plant, young Eli Williams became plant manager on Monday — for a day.

Eli is a 9-year-old from Athens, Ala., who loves cars and the Mustang in particular. With the gift of a 50th anniversary Mustang hat signed by Bill Ford and a handshake from plant manager Tim Young, the third-grader battling brain cancer became honorary boss of the factory where Ford makes the Mustang.

Filed Under: Filed Under: Research & Development

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