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Mar 26 2014
Ford Media Center

From dropping off the kids at school, to rushing over to the office in time for the big meeting, then trying to squeeze in a couple errands on your way home – commuting and spending time stuck in traffic have become a fact of life and a routine part of the day.

But for many Americans, their commute is having a negative impact on their daily lifestyle.

A recent national study conducted by Ford Motor Company shows that the majority of drivers have a less-than-positive commute which is affecting their stress levels, relationships and everyday health and wellness.

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Mar 26 2014
Chrysler Media

Chrysler Group LLC kicks off Georgia's spring season with the introduction of Camp Jeep®  and its newest models at the 32nd annual Atlanta International Auto Show.

Show attendees will be inspired by Camp Jeep's unique off-road experience plus the exciting lineup of new vehicles found in this year's Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram, FIAT and SRT brand displays. The auto show runs March 26-30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

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Mar 25 2014
GM News

Every year, March Madness® inspires a new chapter of surprising team and student-athlete performances that defy expectations and beliefs of what is possible, much like the redesigned-for-2014 Buick Regal and Regal GS.

To highlight both throughout the 2014 NCAA college basketball tournament, Buick is supporting the NCAA and Surprising Performances Everywhere initiative.

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Mar 25 2014
Written by Chris Woodyard | Posted on USA Today

If the top of the Empire State Building provided a fine climbing wall for giant gorilla, it should also be cozy corral for a mere Mustang.

Ford said Tuesday it is planning to plant a 2015 Mustang convertible on the observation deck of one of the world's tallest buildings, mimicking a similar stunt done 49 years ago in the same place. It marks the half-century mark celebration for the iconic American car.

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Mar 25 2014
Written by Ken Chester | Posted on Post Crescent

Inspired by iconic American design, the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200 sedan delivers beautiful craftsmanship using high-quality materials, understated elegance, and is loaded with state-of-the-art technology and safety features.

The all-new Chrysler 200 sedan debuts a beautiful exterior design featuring the new “face” of the Chrysler brand — a thoughtful, exquisitely crafted interior and an exceptional driving experience. Clean, expressive surfaces define the all-new 2015 Chrysler 200.

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Mar 24 2014
GM News

Cadillac enhances the dynamic performance and design of the 2014 ATS sedan with a new, limited-edition Crimson Sport special edition. Produced only during the spring of 2014, the special edition sedan is characterized by its unique Crimson Red Metallic exterior paint and a collection of its sportiest performance attributes, including an available Track Package.

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Mar 24 2014
Written by Dale Davidson | Posted on The Guardian

The iconic emblem of Automotive styling, the Ford Mustang, celebrates its 50th anniversary with a new model being introduced in 2015. The version of the Ford Mustang is a completely new design, that still resembles the original version that was introduced 5 decades ago, but it may be the most advanced version of the vehicle that has ever been produced.

The designers say that it is the most aerodynamic of all of the Mustang models, and a lot of time has been spent on aerodynamics because it results in better fuel economy, better performance and less noise from quieter rides.

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Mar 24 2014
Written by Brent Snavely and Chris Woodyard | Posted on USA Today

When it come to keeping the new 2015 Chrysler 200 close to its Detroit roots, designers looked to icons of American design for inspiration -- Chris Craft yachts, Eames chairs and Airstream trailers.

Chrysler plans to press home the all-American marketing message in selling the car -- even if the new 200's underpinnings are Italian. It will also emphasize quality.

The car is crafted in higher-quality materials -- from wood to aluminum -- not just plastic, says Klaus Busse, Chrysler's head of interior design. That will keep the car feeling authentic.

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Mar 21 2014
Written by Mark Phelan | Posted on The Detroit Free Press

General Motors will invest $200 million in Flint to produce a family of new, small, fuel-efficient engines starting in 2015.

They include four-cylinder engines that will power the next generation of the Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan. The engines probably will be added to vehicles such as the Chevrolet Sonic subcompact and Buick Encore small crossover later.

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Mar 21 2014
The Wall Street Journal

Ford Motor Company in conjunction with GE, will supply vehicle charging stations at Ford facilities nationwide, beginning with facilities in and around its headquarters.

The announcement continues the innovative cooperation begun more than 100 years ago between Henry Ford and Thomas Edison, co-founder of GE.

This month, Ford will begin installing GE WattStation(TM) charging stations across its North American campuses, developing a workplace charging network at nearly every Ford facility in the United States and Canada.

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Mar 21 2014
Chrysler Media

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to hit the road, and that’s exactly what the Dodge brand is doing with a nationwide “Dodge Power Rallye Tour” kicking off this weekend in southern California, including a March 22 stop at the ninth annual Spring Festival of LX vehicles in Irvine, Calif.

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Mar 20 2014
GM News

A new generation of Ecotec small-displacement engines streamlines General Motors’ global powertrain portfolio with a modular architecture that broadens its adaptability to global markets and reduces manufacturing complexity – while offering customers leading-edge efficiency, refinement and durability.

The new engines were developed for GM’s global vehicle portfolio and will power many of the company’s highest-volume small cars and compact crossovers – including the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze specifically tailored for China, which launches in 2014 as a 2015 model.

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Mar 20 2014
Written by Rick Kranz | Posted on Edmunds

Ford's redesigned 2016 Taurus will be lighter, faster and more fuel efficient when it goes on sale in the third quarter of 2015, Edmunds has learned.

The car's weight is expected to be reduced and a nine-speed automatic transmission will be offered as part of an effort to improve the big car's fuel economy and performance, an industry source with knowledge of the redesign told Edmunds. Additionally, the redesigned Taurus will share a front-drive vehicle platform with the Ford Fusion. The current Taurus was developed on a modified Volvo platform.

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Mar 20 2014
Daily News

A Michigan assembly plant slated for closure just four years ago has now added 800 jobs as Chrysler gets set to ramp up production of its redesigned midsize sedan.

Slated for closure in December 2010, the automaker’s Sterling Heights Assembly Plant (SHAP) in the Detroit suburbs will see its number of employees jump to 2,800 to support the production of the 2015 Chrysler 200, according to an announcement by Chrysler Group LLC chief executive Sergio Marchionne.

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Mar 19 2014
Written by Governor Matt Blunt | Posted on The Hill

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) can serve as a foundation of stability - fostering security and economic growth throughout the Pacific Rim region. That is why it is critical that the 12 countries negotiating TPP focus on crafting a modern and relevant trade agreement.

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Mar 19 2014
GM News

The General Motors Foundation is donating more than $1.45 million to Habitat for Humanity to fund at least 10 new-home builds and 15 neighborhood revitalization projects across the United States, as well as a special veterans’ program in partnership with up to 50 Habitat affiliates.

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Mar 19 2014
Written by Ciprian Florea | Posted on Auto Evolution

With the Mustang’s 50th Anniversary just around the corner, the folks over at Ford Racing have announced they’re working on a supercharger for the range-topping V8 version of the brand new 2015 Mustang.

The Blue Oval’s racing division declined to go into specifics, but posted a teaser photo on its Facebook page, along with the following message:

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Mar 19 2014
Written by Anita Lienert | Posted on Edmunds

Production of the 2015 Chrysler 200 kicked off on Friday, with workers reciting a pledge to improve morale and quality inside the plant.

The 2015 Chrysler 200 arrives at dealerships in late spring. The Chrysler 200 starts at $22,695, including a $995 destination charge.

The automaker has invested nearly $1 billion in the Michigan factory that builds the midsize sedan and added 800 jobs to support production.

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Mar 18 2014
Written by Governor Matt Blunt | Posted on The Detroit News

Chrysler, Ford and General Motors have supported every trade agreement negotiated by the United States, and we believe the Trans-Pacific Partnership holds great promise for all the member nations and their economies.

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Mar 18 2014
Written by Christian Moe | Posted on Top Speed

The most important consideration for any track-day special is not horsepower, suspension setup, brakes or tries. Ask any Formula One team, Le Mans racer or local SCCA guru; the number one consideration is cooling. If the car doesn’t stay cool, the car won’t run. You can have a million horsepower, but does no good if you are sitting in the pits waiting for your engine to cool.

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