1999

1999 New York Show: High Tech
1999 New York Show: High Tech

by Ted Grozier We Americans consider New York the financial capital of the world. So last week, when the carmakers gathered at the New York International Auto Show, it was no surprise that they trumpeted strong first-quarter sales. But the wide array of new products at the New York show also...Read More»

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1999 Chicago Auto Show

...what’s making news at the 1999 Chicago Auto Show A PARTIAL ECLIPSE.SOLARA POWERED.THAT’S MISTER SPYDER TO YOU..HAPPY ANNIVERSARY.SAFETY FIRST.NOT SO CIVIL CIVIC. I DO DAEWOO.CATERROR.WHO’S NUMBER 1?THE HIGH COST OF WINNING.COUPE DE GRACE.LOSE THE BOW TIE. A BONNE GOOD TIME.HOLD THE...Read More»

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1999 New York Auto Show Preview

by Ted Grozier The older it gets, the better it gets. Typically outshone by the overblown events in Geneva and Detroit that precede it, this year the New York International Auto Show offers no fewer than 11 worldwide introductions and seven North American debuts, a new record for the 99-year-old...Read More»

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1999 Geneva Motor Show

The 1999 Geneva International Motor Show might be remembered as one of the most eventful car shows in recent history. DaimlerChrysler nixed its plans to invest in Nissan, while Renault eyed its own offer for the beleaguered Japanese brand. Cadillac promised it would return to race at Le Mans for...Read More»

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1999 Geneva Show: Renault Avantime

by William Diem PARIS — As the Geneva Motor Show prepares to open this coming week, Renault hopes to open a new niche in Europe, as it has done three times already in the last 16 years — that of the coupe/minivan. At Geneva, Renault will introduce the Avantime, a four-seat vehicle based on the...Read More»

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Week of Feb. 8, 1999

BMW BUMPS BOSS "BP"GM DENIES BMW DEALTWO DEAD IN EXPLOSION AT FORD’S ROUGEJANUARY CAR SALES UP 12%DAEWOO TO TRY INTERNET SALES GOODYEAR, SUMITOMO TEAM UPVOLVO SET TO BUY SCANIAGM SETS HIGH HURDLES FOR ‘99GM, FORD MOVE IN INDIAFORD BRAZIL WORKERS STRIKEDAEWOO EXEC GUNNED DOWNMUHLBERG LEAVES FORD...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of Feb. 1, 1999

HAVE YOU DRIVEN A VOLVO LATELY?VOLVO KEEPS ON TRUCKINGGM DENIES VOLVO COUNTERBIDIS NISSAN MORE THAN DAIMLERCHRYSLER CAN CHEW? NEW CHILD-SEAT STANDARDS COMING PEDESTRIANS, BABIES AT RISKBMW SALES CLIMB, BUT IS “BP” IN TROUBLE?GM AD PLAN HITS SNAG OLDS DEEP-SIXES THE EIGHTY-EIGHTPORSCHE DIALS...Read More»

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Week of Jan. 25, 1999

VOUCHERS FOR VENTURES?BEST OF THE BESTNOT ‘2002NOT’GRADUATED LICENSING WORKING CADILLAC HIGH ON SAFETY FORD POSTS RECORD GAINSWORKERS SCORE BIG PROFITSGM SEES STRONG FOURTH QUARTER EMPLOYEES SUFFER LOSSDAIMLERCHRYSLER ITCHY TO DEALDC MERGES FINANCIAL UNITSMERCEDES PLANT OPENING DELAYED...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of January 18, 1999

SPEED KILLS, AND MORE SPEED KILLS MOREA NEW NICHE FOR GM?DAIMLERCHRYSLER KEEPS ON TRUCKINGTHE ULTIMATE COMMUTE?TOYOTA TAKES AIMNEW ALLIANCE OF AUTOMAKERSSATURN SKIDSCRUIZIN'ARE THEY CARS? OR TRUCKS? YESYOU'VE GOT MAILA NISSAN/DAIMLERCHRYSLER MERGER?FORD INTERESTED IN ACQUISITIONFORD FOCUSEDBIG...Read More»

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Week of January 11, 1999

THE BEST OF THE BESTTOP SELLERSTURNABOUT’S FAIR PLAYMOVING METALCLOUDY CRYSTAL BALLSCONSUMERS COULD BE THE WINNERSRIDING THE BLUE MACAWBILLIONS AND BILLIONS IMPASSE IN BRAZILDOLLARS FOR JUNKERSBMW WAVERS ON ROVER'MERGER MANIA CONTINUESNO ON CHOCOROLLA CAPS THE MARKETWHEELING WINNERS THE BEST OF...Read More»

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1999 Detroit Auto Show, Part III

JEEP, BEETLE WIN AWARDS - Announced as winner of the prestigious North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards on Monday at the 1999 North American International Auto Show in Detroit were the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Volkswagen Beetle. The Beetle edged out the Honda Odyssey minivan and Chrysler...Read More»

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1999 Detroit Auto Show, part IV

January 4 Page 2HIGH-MILEAGE HYBRID - With the introduction of its new Hybrid coupe, late this year, Honda will easily capture the high-mileage sweepstakes. The unusual design relies on a combination of powertrains under its highly aerodynamic hood, a 1.0 liter, 3-cylinder gasoline engine, and a...Read More»

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1999 Detroit Auto Show: Final Word

FUNKY, BY DESIGN — Jay Bernard, in a Madonna-blond shag haircut and tight black jeans, is directing the future of Pontiac. If you doubt it, you haven’t seen the gutsy, luminously golden-orange son of GTO that evolved from Bernard’s computer mouse and is now on display at Detroit’s auto...Read More»

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1999 Detroit Auto Show, Part I

January 3 PUMPED UP POWER WAGON — Technology and styling put a new twist on the famous 1946 Dodge Power Wagon namesake. True to its rugged and powerful heritage — note the awesome 780 foot-pounds of torque on tap — the new truck shows that such strength need not carry an environmental price...Read More»

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1999 Detroit Auto Show, Part II

January 4 High-Mileage HybridWill X5 SAV BMW?SUU from MitsuReturn of the 'Goat' HIGH-MILEAGE HYBRID - With the introduction of its new Hybrid coupe, late this year, Honda will easily capture the high-mileage sweepstakes. The unusual design relies on a combination of powertrains under its highly...Read More»

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1999 Detroit Show Preview

by Ted Grozier Sunday was supposed to be a whirlwind day in Detroit, with the national and international media descending on the city like a plague of locusts. The North American International Auto Show, formerly the Detroit Auto Show, was slated to begin with a covey of concept cars and a crush of...Read More»

1999 Porsche 911
1999 Los Angeles Auto Show

HOLIDAY IN HOLLYWOOD — There was a time when the holidays meant downtime for the auto industry. Most manufacturers close their plants over the long Christmas and New Year's break. But for automotive aficionados in two of the nation's largest new-car markets, the holiday season is proving more...Read More»

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