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  • Detroit’s Green Leap Forward Pulls In to New York Auto Show

    Detroit’s Green Leap Forward Pulls In to New York Auto Show

    by Daniel Gross, Daily Beast, March 29 2013 Can efficiency drive U.S. automakers back to the top? Watch out, Prius. A look at the Big Three’s impressive lineup of new fuel-sipping models shows the innovations pushing the comeback. On the dashboard of the Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid, there’s a screen that shows a vine with a bunch of leaves on it. Punch the accelerator too aggressively, or slam on the brakes too rapidly, and the leaves began to fall [...]

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  • Jeep to show off new Cherokee today

    Jeep to show off new Cherokee today

    by Tyrel Linkhorn The Toledo Blade March 27, 2013 Jeep will introduce the 2014 Cherokee to the world today, debuting a long-awaited model the company hopes will re-establish Jeep as a top player in one of the most competitive segments in the new-car market… “The all-new 2014 Jeep Cherokee will be the benchmark for midsize SUVs with a new level of on-road driving dynamics and fuel economy, while at the same time improving the four-by-four capability that customers expect from [...]

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  • Detroit Rethinks Small Trucks

    Detroit Rethinks Small Trucks

    by Christine Rogers and Jeff Bennett, Wall St. Journal, March 11, 2013 Rising fuel prices haveGeneral MotorsCo.GM+0.35%and Chrysler Group LLC taking a second look at peddling smaller pickup trucks‚Äîvehicles that the Detroit Three auto makers abandoned in the U.S. amid weak demand. Read more…

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  • “A Huge Success Story” Fuel-efficient engines and transmissions boost jobs in Ohio and Indiana

    “A Huge Success Story” Fuel-efficient engines and transmissions boost jobs in Ohio and Indiana

    “When I took this job in 2008,” says Mike Gammella, president of UAW Local 1250 in Brook Park, Ohio, “we had the foundry announced to be closed, and Engine Plant #1 had 66 people. It looked like we were vanishing.” But instead of vanishing, Ford’s Cleveland Engine Plant #1 is now gaining $200 million in new investment, hundreds of new jobs, and a hot-selling new engine: the 2.0 liter EcoBoost, which powers several Ford vehicles and up until now has [...]

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  • Chrysler adding 1,250 jobs

    Chrysler adding 1,250 jobs

    by Lindsey Ziliak, Kokomo Tribune, Feb. 28 2013 Chrysler announced Thursday it was investing $374 million and adding 1,250 jobs in Kokomo and Tipton to increase its production of fuel-efficient transmissions. Once production begins on the new nine-speed transmissions, this area will house the largest transmission installation in the world… Read more

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  • Chrysler Investment Means New Jobs, Improved Fuel Economy

    Chrysler Investment Means New Jobs, Improved Fuel Economy

    by Jeff Gilbert WWJ Newsradio 950/CBS-Detroit February 28, 2013 Chrysler is putting $374 million into its Kokomo, Indiana transmission plant, adding 1,250 new jobs. “Let me just say that Kokomo is buzzing right now with energy,” said Brad Clark, who heads the transmission team at Kokomo. There are currently 6,000 workers at four plants in Kokomo. Chrysler will purchase a fifth plant from a supplier and use it to build all new nine speed transmissions. Read more and listen to [...]

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