2006

2006 Paris Auto Show, Part V
2006 Paris Auto Show, Part V

    2006 Paris Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/25/2006) Opel Unveils Antara While American motorists are clearly the world’s biggest fans of sport-utility vehicles, Europeans have their own love affair going with what they know as 4x4s and MPVs (or Multi-Purpose Vehicles). And there were plenty...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Scirocco
2006 Paris Auto Show Index

SHOW COVERAGE 2006 Paris Auto Show, Part I by TCC Team (9/28/2006) Audi R8, Benz CL, Dodge Avenger, GM-Nissan talks. 2006 Paris Auto Show, Part II by Marty Padgett (9/28/2006) Ford Mondeo, Iosis X concept, Civic Type-R, C30 and Toyota Auris. 2006 Paris Auto Show, Part III by Marty Padgett...Read More»

2006 Kia Pro-Cee'd concept
2006 Paris Auto Show Preview

The Paris auto show is a couple weeks away yet, but TheCarConnection's list of new vehicles due at the September show continues to grow. The introductions due for the show include: Volkswagen IROC Concept Prefigures Scirocco The clue is in the name. This is the VW Iroc, known until now simply as...Read More»

2006 Ford Focus 4-door Sedan ZX4 S Open Doors
2006 British Motor Show

Press day at this year's British Motor Show was hotter than hell inLondon's Excel exhibition centre. Ford was playing it cool with a 6.5-ton ice sculpture of the new Focus Coupé-Cabriolet, hand-crafted in a freezer over two weeks by experts who could only do 40-minute shifts because of the cold...Read More»

What’s in a Name?

At a time when new automobile names are being spawned like weeds, Detroit observers have to wonder what’s in a name. Witness Ford’s abandonment of the only-year-old and well-accepted Lincoln Zephyr retro tag in favor of the meaningless MKZ, apparently in response to Cadillac dumping the...Read More»

2006 HUMMER H1 4-Passenger Wagon Alpha Open Doors
Driver's News: May 22, 2006

 Memorial Day Car Travel Rising, But Not By MuchThe roads will still be jammed on Memorial Day weekend, but AAA says that the increase in travel on the holiday will be the smallest in four years. The travel association puts the blame squarely on gas prices, which have risen by more than a third...Read More»

Ford Designer Checks In With “Extreme Makeover”

The stylist who penned the Ford GT supercar had a different job on this week’s run of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Camilo Pardo joined shouting head Ty Pennington and the rest of the crew of laborers, contractors and hangers-on to rework the home of the Peter family of Queens, N.Y. The...Read More»

2006 Pontiac GTO
GM-UAW Announce New Joint Fund for Retirees

By Jerry Flint (Don’t believe a word of the following story. It’s what Mr. Flint thinks is funny.) Detroit (May 1) — General Motors Corporation and the United Auto Workers union today announced the creation of a joint fund to deal with what they called “one of the most...Read More»

2006 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan 2.5 S Auto Angular Rear Exterior View
2006 New York Auto Show: Last Words

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) Best New Concept: Scion’s FUSE was probably the most intriguing inNew York’s unusually short list of concept cars. Toyota’s youthful brand-within-a-brand has shown a willingness to break out of the proverbial box with production models...Read More»

2009 Dodge Caliber 4-door HB SE Dashboard
2006 New York Auto Show, Part VIII

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) Maserati Opening Driving School InNew York , Maserati announced a U.S. driving school modeled after the successful Master Maserati program hosted at the Varano racetrack in Italy . The North American school will be the first master driving...Read More»

2006 Kia Sorento 4-door LX Auto 4WD Rear Exterior View
2006 New York Auto Show, Part VI

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) Mazda Crosses Over with CX-9 Though Mazda’ first crossover vehicle, the CX-7, hasn’t even hit showrooms yet, the Japanese automaker rolled out a second car-based utility vehicle on Thursday. With the largest interior ever for a Mazda, the...Read More»

2006 Hyundai Elantra 4-door Sedan GLS Auto Rear Seats
2006 New York Auto Show, Part V

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) Hyundai’s New Elantra: Bigger Than The Rest Hyundai is rolling steadily toward its goal of selling 500,000 vehicles in 2006, vice president John Krafcik told New York audiences on Thursday. The brand saw record sales in January and...Read More»

2006 BMW 3-Series 325xi 4-door Sport Wagon AWD Wheel Cap
2006 New York Auto Show, Part VII

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) BMW 3-Series Is World Car of The Year Twenty-seven cars were voted on by 46 international automotive journalists before the BMW 3-series was selected as the 2006 World Car of the Year. The award was announced at the New York International...Read More»

2006 Ford Mustang by Giugiaro Concept
2006 New York Auto Show, Part I

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) Lexus Rolls Out V-8 Hybrid LS Lexus continued to redefine the hybrid on Wednesday, as it rolled out the LS600h, the world’s first V-8 gasoline-electric vehicle. The sedan starts with a 5.0-liter V-8 mated to the newly-renamed Lexus Hybrid...Read More»

2006 Ford F-150 Reg Cab 126" STX Rear Exterior View
2006 New York Show, Part II

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) Scion Gets Bold FUSE Coupe It’s been three years since Scion,Toyota’s youth division was launched. Since then the brand has introduced a two-door tC, a sporty and affordable coupe that’s slightly upmarket of the more basic xB and xA...Read More»

2006 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan 3.5 SE-R Auto Side Exterior View
2006 New York Show, Part IV

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) New Altima from Nissan In the past six years, Nissan nearly doubled the number of models offered in North America . Sales have doubled as well, surpassing one-million in total for the last two years, led by the Altima, the highest volume...Read More»

2006 Cadillac BLS
2006 Cadillac BLS

 2006 Cadillac STS-V by TCC Team (4/9/2006) Driven to thrill. Will Caddy’s BLS Crack the Euro Code? by TCC Team (4/9/2006) Is this the right way to finally crack the European market? It sounds wrong somehow — a Cadillac that will go on sale in every market except North America . But that’s...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: Apr. 7, 2006

Audi Unveils 2007 TT Apparently, Audi just couldn't wait. The German automaker was all set to lift the veil on its next-generation TT at the New York International Auto Show, next week. But Audi decided not to wait for theNew York show, a lightly attended event for the European press, and unveiled...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Apr. 4, 2006

GM Slides, Toyota Rises in March Sales Toyota, Honda, and Mercedes-Benz posted record sales in March, while General Motors sales dropped sharply and its market share continued to fall under the pressure from the import brands. While General Motors Corp. reported its sales dropped 14 percent and...Read More»

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