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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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  • Fuel economy hits record highs; power and acceleration climb too

    Fuel economy hits record highs; power and acceleration climb too

    by Robert Schoenberger The Cleveland Plain Dealer March 18, 2013 New cars hit a fuel economy record last year, getting 23.8 miles a gallon. And at the same time, they got more powerful and better at drag racing. Along with that mileage, new vehicles went from 0-60 miles an hour in 9.3 seconds, the fastest since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began collecting figures in 1975. Horsepower last year was the second highest ever, falling slightly from 2011’s record. Credit […]

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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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  • Analysts: 2014 Jeep Cherokee an aggressive, smart move for Chrysler

    Analysts: 2014 Jeep Cherokee an aggressive, smart move for Chrysler

    by Michael Wayland MLIVE February 26, 2013 …”The all-new, ‚Äòno-compromise’ 2014 Jeep Cherokee sets a new standard with even more best-in-class capability, exemplary on-road driving dynamics, and fuel economy improvements of more than 45 percent versus the outgoing mid-size SUV model,” Chrysler said in a statement… The Cherokee will be built at Chrysler’s Toledo Assembly Plant in Ohio… Chrysler did not released pricing, fuel economy or other details about the 2014 Cherokee, which is scheduled to make its world debut […]

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  • Sign of a Comeback: U.S. Carmakers Are Hiring

    Sign of a Comeback: U.S. Carmakers Are Hiring

    by Bill Vlasic New York Times February 22, 2013 DETROIT ‚Äî A few years ago, American automakers cut tens of thousands of jobs and shut dozens of factories simply to survive. But since the recession ended and General Motors and Chrysler began to recover with the help of hefty government bailouts and bankruptcy filings, all three Detroit car companies including Ford Motor Company have achieved one of the unlikeliest comebacks among industries devastated during the financial crisis. … The latest […]

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  • Ford Adds Jobs, Boosts Engine Production

    Ford Adds Jobs, Boosts Engine Production

    by Philip LeBeau CNBC February 21, 2013 Ford is pumping $200 million and adding 450 workers to its Cleveland Engine Plant as it moves to meet growing demand for more fuel efficient models. Once the expansion is finished late next year, the Cleveland Engine Plant will start building 2.0 liter EcoBoost engines. See video.

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