2001

Weekly News: February 26, 2001
Weekly News: February 26, 2001

DC TO ANNOUNCE RESTRUCTURING Upcoming changes at DaimlerChrysler AG might include huge layoffs at Mitsubishi and more parts-sharing between Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler, according to reports. As part of the long-anticipated cost-cutting plan to be announced, DaimlerChrysler will appoint a new...Read More»

2001 Nissan Xterra SE
2001 Chicago Show, Part I

Sponsors of TCC's 2001 Chicago Auto Show coverage SHARPER FOCUS. It’s what Ford’s Special Vehicles Team pack leader John Colletti calls the “next obvious product” in the microbrand’s lineup: a 170-hp version of the very popular and, we’re told, very hip Ford Focus. The SVT Focus...Read More»

2002 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport
2001 Chicago Show, Part III

Sponsors of TCC's 2001 Chicago Auto Show coverage OUTBACK SURVIVOR. Subaru’s Impreza soldiered through its first generation in relative anonymity, but the Japanese company isn’t letting that happen with the newest Impreza, announced at Chicago. While the 227-hp WRX model leads the charge, the...Read More»

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2001 NADA Show Index

NADA 2001: Dealing With Downturn (Feb. 5, 2001) NADA 2001: Winding Down Olds (Feb. 5, 2001) NADA 2001: Crying at Chrysler (Feb. 5, 2001)Read More»

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2001 Chicago Auto Show Index

Chicago Auto Show, Part I (Feb. 7, 2001) Chicago Auto Show, Part II (Feb. 8, 2001) Chicago Auto Show, Part III (Feb. 9, 2001)Read More»

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Weekly News: February 12, 2001

PORSCHE DISHES HOT SUV DETAILS Porsche AG has revealed some more details about its long-awaited Cayenne sport-utility vehicle. At the Chicago Auto Show, Porsche officials said that the company plans to make about 25,000 Cayennes in the first year, with more than half of them bound for the U.S. The...Read More»

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2001 Detroit Show Newsmakers II

A friend in Washington “I don’t think (President Bush) will stir the pot,” is the reading from General Motors Chairman Jack Smith. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the auto industry will have it easy under the new administration. Smith doesn’t expect to see the government toughen...Read More»

2001 Jeep Cherokee SE
Weekly News: January 22, 2001

DC BREAKUP POSSIBILITY DENIED DaimlerChrysler officials have denied a rumor that the company may break up its operations if the Chrysler division's financial shape isn't improved within six months. A report by Britain's The Sunday Times claimed that some top shareholders, including the government...Read More»

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2001 Detroit Auto Show Index

Sponsor of TCC's 2001 Detroit Show Coverage Detroit and L.A. Preview Chrysler in the Crossfire GM's '01 Concepts Detroit 2001: Europe Attacks! Detroit Auto Show, Day One Nissan Intros Z, SE-R, Truck Concept Detroit Auto Show, Day Two Detroit Auto Show, Day Two, Part Two Detroit Auto Show, Day Three...Read More»

BMW X Coupe Concept
2001 Detroit Auto Show, Part II

Sponsor of TCC's 2001 Detroit Show coverage DODGE UNLEASHES ‘03 VIPER. DaimlerChrysler unveiled an all-new Viper, to be introduced as a 2003 model. The musclecar icon gets more than 500 hp (the exact amount hasn't been finalized) and 500 lb-ft of torque, as the monstrous, all-aluminum V-10 engine...Read More»

2002 Ford Thunderbird
2001 Detroit Auto Show, Part III

Sponsor of TCC's 2001 NAIAS Coverage   HOW DO YOU SUV IN SWEDISH? This concept car, unveiled at the North American  International Auto Show may be the answer, according to Volvo Cars CEO Hans-Olav Olsson. Based off the same platform as the S80 sedan and the Cross Country wagon, the long-awaited...Read More»

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2001 Detroit Show: Audio Reports

Sponsor of NAIAS 2001 Coverage on TCC Polk Auto Trend Centers Take Public Pulse At North American International Auto Show: Webcast Report Visitors to the North American International Auto Show will get the chance to tell pollsters about the favorite product features they see on the hundreds of cars...Read More»

Mitsubishi ASX Concept
2001 Detroit Auto Show, Part IV

Sponsor of TCC's 2001 Detroit Show coverage FERRARI’S RED BARCHETTA. Ferrari chief Luca di Montezemolo revived relations with design house Pininfarina to make an open-air version of the 550 Maranello, a challenging task because the 550's design was never intended to yield an open-air variant...Read More»

BMW 750HL
2001 Detroit Show: Green Scene

by Frank Bohanan Environmentally friendly, or “green,” vehicles have gotten a lot of play over the past few years. At the 2001 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, though, there was noticeably less talk of new pollution-reducing technologies. For the most part, they insist...Read More»

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2001 Detroit Show: Euro Hangover

Sponsor of TCC's 2001 Detroit Show Coverage In 11 years the Detroit show has become one of the world’s leading auto shows, with a massive selection of new cars – more this year than ever before. But it has to be said that to those of us who visit shows as part of our job, Detroit can be a pain...Read More»

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Weekly News: Jan. 15, 2001

DETROIT SHOW REELS UP Excitement built last week at the press preview of the Detroit auto show, as automakers introduced concept, prototype, and production models to the press, as well as upcoming technologies. For an index of TCC daily show reports, click here. DOMESTIC AUTOMAKERS CUT PRODUCTION...Read More»

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WJR Auto Report: Jan. 8, 2001

Hold onto your cupholders — the Detroit auto show will be covering a lot of ground this year. The hot nostalgia ticket will be the rollout of Volkswagen’s Microbus concept, a modern update of the legendary hippie van. General Motors will be lifting the covers on an assortment of so-called...Read More»

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2001 L.A. Auto Show Index

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Weekly News: Jan. 1, 2001

OLDS BOLSTERED WITH STRONGER WARRANTY In an effort to attract customers who are hesitant that the Oldsmobile brand will continue to be supported, Oldsmobile has extended its warranty to five years or 60,000 miles, from three years or 36,000 miles. Oldsmobile has already offered incentives of up to...Read More»

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