2002

2002 NY Auto Show Preview
2002 NY Auto Show Preview

sponsored by Toyota While you’re snug in your cubicle this week, TheCarConnection is taking on New York’s annual auto show. That’s right — in between the off-Broadway prequel to The Producers and the fabulous pre-dinner theater available on the #9 train, our team of reporters will be...Read More»

2002 Geneva Motor Show
2002 Geneva Motor Show Index

Geneva Show Preview, Part I by Henny Hemmes (3/4/2002) Geneva Show Preview, Part II by Ian Norris (3/4/2002) Geneva Motor Show, Part I by TCC Team (3/5/2002) 2002 Geneva Show, Part II by TCC Team (3/5/2002) 2002 Geneva Show, Part III by TCC Team (3/5/2002) 2002 Geneva Show, Part IV (3/6/2002)Read More»

Porsche Panamera Convertible preview rendering
2002 Geneva Show, Part II

Index: 2002 Geneva Motor Show by TCC Team (3/5/2002) CRUISER CABRIO AND CROSSFIRE GOING GLOBALChrysler is betting it can increase global sales sharply when it rolls out its new Crossfire sports car and the ragtop version of its PT Cruiser. That’s one reason the automaker is going with the...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima
2002 Geneva Show, Part IV

Index: 2002 Geneva Motor Show by TCC Team (3/5/2002) SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE “This is neutral country,” noted Bruno Lurati, manager of the Geneva Motor Show. Among the top five global motor shows, the March event is the only one to occur in a country where there is no automotive manufacturing...Read More»

2002 BMW 7-Series
2002 Geneva Show Preview, Part II

Index: 2002 Geneva Motor Show by TCC Team (3/5/2002) BMW CS1The very big news at the Geneva show will be on the BMW stand, where the company is showing its CS1 concept. A smooth little four-seat convertible, the CS1 is interesting because it’s said to be a direct pointer to the small...Read More»

Rinspeed Presto concept
2002 Geneva Show: Rinspeed Presto

Rinspeed, a Swiss company that enlivens the Geneva Auto Show each year with outlandish creations that have included a sports car with a driving seat that tilts like a motorcycle and some way-out modified Porsches, has done it again. The company’s latest, which will be unveiled when the show opens...Read More»

2004 Ford CrossTrainer
2002 Chicago Show, Part I

2002 Chicago Show, Part II by TCC Team (2/6/2002) 2002 Chicago Show, Part III by TCC Team (2/7/2002) sponsored by Toyota CHICAGO GETS FORD CROSSTRAINER IN 2004 Ford’s upcoming product offensive of 20 new vehicles before 2005 will include the CrossTrainer, a new crossover vehicle to be built at...Read More»

2014 Ford Fusion 4-door Sedan SE Hybrid FWD Rear Exterior View
BUSH PROPOSES HYBRID CREDIT

BUSH PROPOSES HYBRID CREDIT The Bush administration’s plan to cut fuel consumption includes tax credits for the purchase of hybrid gas-electric and fuel-cell vehicles. As Congress debates whether to increase Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards — currently at 20.7 mpg for trucks...Read More»

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2002 L.A. Auto Show Index

sponsored by Toyota 2002 Los Angeles Show, Part III (1/3/2002) 2002 Los Angeles Show, Part II (1/3/2002) 2002 Los Angeles Show, Part I (1/3/2002) 2002 L.A. Auto Show Preview by Marty Padgett (12/31/2001)Read More»

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2002 Detroit Auto Show, Part I

2002 Detroit Auto Show by TCC Team (1/6/2002) sponsored by Toyota click on pictures for larger views SCHEELE OUTLINES SHAKEUP TO COME AT FORDWhile some plant closings and layoffs seem likely to come when Ford announces its long-awaited turnaround plan later this week, "This is likely to be (just)...Read More»

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2002 Detroit Auto Show Index

sponsored by Toyota ’02 Detroit Show, Part V by TCC Team (1/8/2002) ’02 Detroit Show, Part IV by TCC Team (1/7/2002) ’02 Detroit Show, Part III by TCC Team (1/7/2002) ’02 Detroit Show, Part II by Marty Padgett (1/7/2002) ’02 Detroit Auto Show, Part I by TCC Team (1/6/2002) 2002 Detroit...Read More»

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2002 Detroit Show, Part II

2002 Detroit Auto Show by TCC Team (1/7/2002) sponsored by Toyota VW SEEKING THE FUTUREVolkswagen’s fortunes aren’t only looking rosy in the U.S. Though the company enjoyed record sales of 355,648 vehicles in the States in 2001, it also set records to the north and south. VW board member Dr...Read More»

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2002 Detroit Show, Part IV

2002 Detroit Auto Show by TCC Team (1/7/2002) sponsored by Toyota OVERCAPACITY ON THE RISEThe situation continues to get worse in terms of excess global production capacity, noted auto analyst William Pochiluk, of AutoCompass. With new car demand slipping around the world, and likely to drop...Read More»

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2002 Detroit Show, Part V

2002 Detroit Auto Show by TCC Team (1/7/2002) sponsored by Toyota DODGE GETS SRT-10 RAMAs if the Los Angeles show’s 205-hp Neon RT weren’t enough, Dodge took the Detroit opportunity to show off the Ram SRT-10, a fierce full-size truck with Viperesque performance credentials. It sports the 2003...Read More»

2002 Los Angeles Auto Show logo
2002 Los Angeles Show, Part II

2002 Los Angeles Auto Show by TCC Team (1/3/2002) sponsored by Toyota NEON AIMS FOR FAST, FURIOUS The SEMA crowd shows its love to the Honda Civic and the Ford Focus — and that makes the folks at Dodge a little jealous. That goes a long way in explaining the Dodge Neon SRT-4, a 205-hp Neon...Read More»

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2002 Los Angeles Show, Part III

2002 Los Angeles Auto Show by TCC Team (1/3/2002) sponsored by Toyota WAGONS HO! Is the much-maligned station wagon making a comeback? First shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show last autumn and now in Los Angeles, Volvo’s Performance Car Concept 2 is unabashedly described as a wagon, though product...Read More»

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2002 L.A. Auto Show Preview

2002 Detroit Show Preview (12/16/2001) The New Year’s a time for celebration — especially in Los Angeles, where some of the city’s best weather comes in January. It’s short-lived but for a brief few days, you can drop the inhaler and actually see why they call it the Valley. Los Angeles’...Read More»

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2002 Detroit Show Preview

sponsored by Toyota Detroit’s annual auto show inspires vivid memories among those who attend each year. Like those from 1989, when Toyota and Nissan stunned the luxury market with the impeccable, primeval Lexus and Infiniti sedans. Or ten years later, when a crippling blizzard stranded hundreds...Read More»

2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
TCC's Daily Edition: 9/17/01

MILLION-DOLLAR MISSIONS: INDUSTRY AID CONTINUES IN TIME OF TRAGEDY In contrast to the auto industry’s downturn in the North American market, but completely in accord with the spirit of giving that followed last week’s terrorist attacks on the United States, gifts of aid continue to pour forth...Read More»

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