Ford, GMC, Chrysler Redesign Popular Vehicles – PLUS – The Highway Bill!

U.S. Chamber Targets Highway Bill for 2014

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Ford Introduces Re-Designed F-150

The 2015 Ford F-150 pickup will feature an aluminum alloy body and stronger frame, and it will be available with a new, 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine, Ford Motor Co. announced. The automaker said the new, lighter body material will shave up to 700 pounds from the truck’s weight. Ford said the aluminum alloy will be used throughout the truck’s body but did not specify which components will be made from the material. The manufacturer said use of…

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GMC Unveils Canyon Midsize PickupGMC Unveils Canyon Midsize Pickup

GMC introduced a redesigned midsize Canyon pickup for the 2015 model year, the manufacturer announced. Available in extended- and crew-cab bodies, the Canyon will derive base power from a 4-cylinder gasoline engine that produces an estimated 193 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Optional engines are a V-6 gas engine that will produce 302 hp and 270 pound-feet, and a 2.8-liter diesel that will be available in 2016. Power ratings for that engine have…

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Chrysler: 2015 200 Sedan to Get 35 MPGChrysler: 2015 200 Sedan to Get 35 MPG

The Chrysler 200 mid-size sedan gets a standard nine-speed automatic transmission for 2015 that will enable it to reach a highway fuel economy of 35 miles per gallon when paired with an inline four, the automaker announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Fuel-conscious customers can order the…

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U.S. Chamber Targets Highway Bill for 2014U.S. Chamber Targets Highway Bill for 2014

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will make it a priority to lobby for a new surface transportation authorization law in 2014 as the current one expires, its leader said. In a Jan. 8 speech outlining his group’s plans for 2014, chamber President Tom Donohue called infrastructure important for global trade and the movement of energy resources. “Trading around the world and moving energy across the country requires a…

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