2004

Daily Edition: Jul. 27, 2004
Daily Edition: Jul. 27, 2004

GM CVT Is DOA The continuously variable transmission installed in some Saturn models and an Opel model inEurope, will be discontinued after a short, recall-flagged history. The transmission first became available in the 2002 Saturn ION Coupe and VUE SUV, as well as a version of the Opel Astra. GM...Read More»

Lamborghini Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory in Seattle, Washington
Daily Edition: Jul. 16, 2004

Freep: Q2 Profits Should Be Good inDetroit Despite increasing inventories and rising interest rates, Detroit's automakers could report stronger second-quarter profits when the numbers come in next week. The Detroit Free Press reports that the April-June financial period could show Big Three...Read More»

ford fiesta s01
Daily Edition: Jul. 7, 2004

GM and Ford to Up Spiffs Today Smarting from slow June sales and sweating out a potentially lean summer, General Motors upped its lease deals following the holiday weekend and is expected to jack up rebate cash on slow selling models today as well. Ford is expected to increase its offers as well...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Jun. 30, 2004

Power: Lexus Still Tops, Domestics Improving The latest survey from J.D. Power and Associates measuring vehicle quality over three years shows that U.S. automakers are continuing to gain on leaders Toyota and Honda, and that most luxury import brands are declining in long-term quality. Power...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: Jun. 21, 2004

L.A. auto show to shift seasons In the long-running battle between Detroit and Los Angeles, the folks out West have finally blinked. Bowing to industry pressure, the Los Angeles Auto Show is shifting to November, and will no longer go head-to-head with the bigger North American International...Read More»

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2004 Beijing Motor Show: Part IV

Beijing Motor Show Index Bigger plans for Chinese Focus concept? At the Beijing Motor show, Ford is showing a concept version of its Focus sedan that it says was heavily influenced by the needs and tastes of the booming Chinese market. “This concept was done for China,” asserts the show car’s...Read More»

Beijing Motor Show crowds
2004 Beijing Motor Show, Part II

Beijing Motor Show Index Whose show is this, anyway? There were plenty of news conferences at Auto China 2004’s opening media day. The challenge was finding them. That wasn’t easy at an event that has two competing organizers (or was it four? Or five?) Some carmakers decided to skip the slots...Read More»

Beijing show luxury sedan
2004 Beijing Motor Show, Part III

Beijing Motor Show Index If you build it? The big question that carmakers need to ask is what do consumers want in China? In wealthier, more established markets, such as Beijing, buyers demand the latest products, but in other regions, the situation is different, cautioned Michael Dunne, founder of...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Jun. 8, 2004

New rollover ratings: SUVs still at issue The federal government released new results regarding vehicle rollover risk for some models Monday, including much-anticipated results for the Ford Explorer. The Explorer was given an overall rating of "three" on the five-star system, meaning the vehicle...Read More»

Beijing Motor Show crowds
2004 Beijing Motor Show Index

China Goes Car Crazy by TCC Team (6/7/04) A nation takes to the road, but who is writing the rules? Preview: Beijing Motor Show by TCC Team (6/7/04) Though sales slow a bit, China's car industry remains hot. Beijing Motor Show: Part I by TCC Team (6/9/04) GM, Ford, and other automakers get ready to...Read More»

Caddy Sixteen at Tia Temple
2004 Beijing Motor Show Preview

Related Articles: China Trade Facing New Scrutiny by Joseph Szczesny (3/22/2004)Unions complain as the U.S. courts more Chinese business.. Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Maybach, and Lamborghini. These are not the names one normally associates with a communist society. But forget the Long March. In...Read More»

2000 Cadillac DeVille
2004 Meadow Brook Concours

The 21st Annual Concours d'Élégance at Meadow Brook, a Dodge-money estate some 30 miles north of Detroit, almost was undone — literally — this year by a line squall that late the afternoon before moved swiftly across Michigan with an infernal wind at its cutting edge. Chaos struck Detroit's...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: May. 21, 2004

Porsche unveils 911 Turbo S Porsche's latest pair of 911s to be introduced are the Turbo S Coupe and Cabriolet. These models are based on the current 911 Turbo, not the new 911 Carrera unleashed last week in photo form. The new Turbo S gets its power from a 3.6 twin-turbocharged horizontally...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: May. 5, 2004

Sales increase slightly, at GM and across the board Industry-wide sales of new vehicles increased a mere 1.2 percent in April despite strong sales by several Japanese automakers. The overall pace of sales was a disappointing 16.8 million units, setting the stage for an increase in incentives. Paul...Read More»

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Daily Edition: May. 4, 2004

Sales down at Ford; up at Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan Incomplete sales numbers for the industry released on Monday provided a mixed bag of results, with Ford down, Chrysler up, and Toyota maintaining its ongoing sales surge. While GM held its numbers until today, due to a computer error that delayed...Read More»

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2004 New York Auto Show, Part I

2004 New York Auto Show Index (4/5/04) New Grand Cherokee Gets HEMI Power Jeep’s new Grand Cherokee arrives in showrooms this fall not a moment too soon. With buyers moving into bigger SUVs and the Grand Cherokee’s mild 1998 makeover beginning to show wrinkles, the brand’s been in need of a...Read More»

2004 Woodward Dream Cruise - Smoking Tires
2004 New York Auto Show Index

2004 New York Auto Show Preview (4/5/04) Showtime in the Big Apple 2004 New York Auto Show, Part I (4/7/04) Hemi for the Grand Cherokee, Mustang GT-R gets 5.0, Nissan's new Xterra and more. 2004 New York Auto Show, Part II (4/8/04) New Grand Cherokee, Lego Volvo, Jag stretches XJ and more 2004 New...Read More»

2004 Mini S  MC40
2004 New York Auto Show, Part III

2004 New York Auto Show Index (4/5/04) Caddy introduces new flagship sedanCadillac added yet another letter car to its stable today as it showed its all-new STS luxury sedan. It's the first vehicle in the originalSeville series to feature rear-wheel-drive in 25 years. For Snowbelt buyers nervous...Read More»

2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
2004 New York Auto Show Preview

Cadillac Aims for World Class with STS "The standard to the world." For Cadillac, a motto once so appropriate had taken on an air of derision in recent years, as the nation's leading luxury maker fell increasingly behind its import competitors - in sales, as well as in design and technology. That...Read More»

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