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2003 Tokyo Motor Show Preview
2003 Tokyo Motor Show Preview

TCC's Auto Show Index (2/23/2003) 2003 Tokyo Motor Show Index (10/21/2003) A Shinkansen bullet train whisks itself away from Tokyo's sleek Ueno train station, bound for the farthest reaches of Japan's major islands. It uses countless supercomputers and microcircuits to deliver its passengers...Read More»

Anti-Sleep Pilot (ASP) system
DAILY EDITION: Oct. 7, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Oct. 7, 2003 RELAY Gets Saturn’s First Metal Bod When it joins the rest of the Saturn lineup in the 2005 model year, the RELAY “crossover sport van” won’t just be Saturn’s first minivan —it’ll be the brand’s first vehicle with a mostly sheetmetal body. Most...Read More»

2004 Smart forfour
2003 Frankfurt Show, Part II

2003 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/8/2003) Playing a High-Stakes Golf Game Given the honor of opening this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen had the opportunity to introduce an all-new version of one of the world’s best-selling products. While Volkswagen has dramatically...Read More»

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DAILY EDITION: August 22, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: August 22, 2003 Caddy Escalade Has Highest Theft Rate When it comes to stolen cars, Cadillac’s Escalade ranks among the most frequently purloined vehicles when adjusted for its prevalence on the road. That’s according to new numbers from the Highway Loss Data Institute...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
DAILY EDITION: August 15, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: August 15, 2003 Auto Plants Downed by Blackout General Motors, Chrysler, and Honda were among the automakers reporting shutdowns of assembly plants in the wake of a blackout that struck parts of the Northeast and Midwest late Thursday afternoon. GM told Reuters Thursday...Read More»

2003 Woodward Dream Cruise
2003 Woodward Dream Cruise

Forget Los Angeles and American Graffiti. In those balmy years bookmarked by the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the real action was on Detroit’s Woodward Avenue. And not just for those teens who could scrape together enough money for a set of wheels. Late at night, you’d often find some of the...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
DAILY EDITION: June 6, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: June 6, 2003 Ford Re-Ups on Rebates, Incentives Ford is extending the incentives it most recently offered on most of its cars and trucks through July 9. Reuters reports the company will continue to offer consumers a choice of $3000 in cash rebates or zero-percent financing on...Read More»

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2003 Chicago Show, Part I

2003 Chicago Auto Show Index by TCC Team (2/10/2003) CRAZY ABOUT A MERCURY? That’s certainly what the troubled Ford division needs to hear buyers humming as it starts a much-needed roll-out of new product. “We’re here to relaunch the Mercury brand,” announced Group Vice President Jim...Read More»

2003 Audi Pikes Peak quattro concept
2003 Detroit Auto Show, Part II

The Detroit auto show is underway, and TCC is on the ground to bring you the latest product introductions. Stay tuned tomorrow as we update you on the latest from Toyota, Hyundai, Rolls-Royce and Audi. Related Articles: 2003 L.A. Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/1/2003) 2003 Detroit Auto Show...Read More»

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2002 SEMA: Best New Products

Get it all: 2002 SEMA Show Coverage (11/6/2002) So after reading TCC’s coverage for the past week, you think you know everything there is to know about the 2002 SEMA Show? Hardly. One visit to the wacky world of new products from what all the OEMs like to call “our SEMA partners” is evidence...Read More»

Safety features for Volvo's modular SPA platform
Consumer Car News: 9/9/02

GM, CHRYSLER OFFER MORE ZEROSGeneral Motors Corp. and the Chrysler Group are now offering zero-percent financing on 2003 models. “Zero percent ‘overdrive’ marketing is an easy to understand and easy to communicate message, which is essential in an intensely competitive environment,” Bill...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Consumer Car News: 8/26/02

CADILLAC SHOWS OFF SRXAfter months of showing the vehicle off the record to journalists, Cadillac has released this first official photo of the SRX crossover vehicle due out next year. The 2004 SRX comes in either rear- or four-wheel-drive versions; it’s based on the CTS platform and built in the...Read More»

2000 Woodward Dream Cruise PT Cruiser precruise night
Dream Cruise: What Are We Doing?

Get all the 2002 Dream Cruise coverage here: 2002 Woodward Dream Cruise (8/16/2002) This is an enormous undertaking, this Woodward Dream Cruise, this free circus up and down Woodward Avenue between Detroit and Pontiac on a Saturday night in the middle of August. Hundreds of merchants all along the...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»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
TCC's Daily Edition: 10/05/01

MORE BAD NEWS AT FORD The news coming out of Ford seems to get worse every day. On Wednesday, the Detroit News reported that North American chief Nick Scheele told employees that costs have ballooned by $1,000 a vehicle and product quality has fallen well below those of Ford’s rivals. Scheele...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»

2002 Maserati Spyder
2001 Frankfurt Show Preview

2001 Frankfurt Auto Show Index Official Web site for IAA Frankfurt September’s around the corner — and in the hinterlands of Germany, that can only mean one thing. Yep, it’s another Frankfurt auto show, and the world’s automotive makes are busy putting the final touches on concepts and...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
TCC's Daily Edition: 9/7/01

A LAND ROVER FOR THE PEOPLE? In an effort to make a name for itself near the mass-market end of the sport-utility-vehicle craze in North America, Ford’s Land Rover arm is bringing its Freelander stateside. Land Rover says the compact SUV is priced right and powered right for the U.S. market, but...Read More»

Vlingo InCar beta
TCC's Daily Edition: 9/6/01

 CORRECTION: GM SALES NUMBERS In yesterday’s Daily Edition, TCC mistakenly reported that GM’s sales in August dropped 20% versus August of 2000. The 20% figure was a drop in car sales only, not overall vehicle sales. Thanks to a good month selling trucks, GM’s overall sales fall was 8%...Read More»

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