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Displaced Engineers To Receive Complimentary Green Training
Displaced Engineers To Receive Complimentary Green Training

While they would probably prefer greenbacks to green training, up to 60 "displaced" engineers (read: laid off) will receive free training to prepare them for futures in advanced, low-emission propulsion technology. General Motors, The Engineering Society of Detroit, and Michigan Tech University are...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus
Ford Abandons Rear Wheel Drive Plans

Demonstrating that a little bit of Detroit old-think still lingers on in Dearborn, Ford has decided that front-wheel drive (or at least transverse-mounted engines with front- or all-wheel drive propulsion) is the name of the game for its sedans in the foreseeable future. How is this old-think?...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKT
Lincoln Looks Ahead — Announces More New Models at 2009 Detroit Auto Show

 "The only thing good about 2008 is that it's over." This is an oft-reiterated sentiment felt by many in Detroit. Ford Motor Company continues to look past the near term turmoil that awaits the auto industry by introducing more new models at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. We clued you in that Lincoln...Read More»

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Ford SYNC Preview Features Talking Car, Scheming Driver

Given the shrinking attendance at the North American International Auto Show, many folks were worried that this weekend might be a bust. They shouldn't have: halfway across the country, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, several automakers are making big splashes on the technology...Read More»

2006 Chevrolet Sequel
Chevy Sequel Fuel-Cell Goes 300 Miles

General Motors claims to have the first electrically driven fuel-cell vehicle capable of going 300 miles on a single tank of hydrogen — on public roads. Sequel’s 300-mile route acrossNew York State began at GM’s Fuel Cell Activity Center in Honeoye Falls, near Rochester, and finished in...Read More»

2007 Audi Q7 V12 TDi concept, Detroit Auto Show
Audi Adding More Models, Like A5

From also-ran to one of the globe’s largest luxury brands, Audi is looking for more gains, said the German maker’s new CEO, Rupert Stadler. And that will revolve around another big increase in the Volkswagen AG subsidiary’s product line-up. Expect to see Audi’s model range grow from 22...Read More»

2008 Chrysler Town & Country
The Week in Reverse: January 5, 2007

Detroit’s auto show opens on Sunday, and frankly, we’re wondering what’s left to see now that the Camaro Convertible, Chrysler minivans and the Interceptor are already live on the Internet. Pardon us for asking, but is there a print magazine that hasn’t hit the newsstands yet, with...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept
2007 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Concept

LOTS MORE PHOTOS! How do you top the biggest hit of last year’s North American International Auto Show? How about by cutting the top off of the Chevrolet Camaro concept car? A ragtop prototype of the hit pony car will be making its official debut at the 2007 Detroit Auto Show, and company...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
The Week in Reverse: December 22, 2006

The year 2007 will be a year of change. Toyota may become the world’s biggest automaker, Ford may sink to number three in U.S. sales, and we’re finally going to do something with that screenplay we started in ’96. Should be fresh, right? We can pretty much predict what the Camaro Convertible...Read More»

2007 Lexus IS 460
The Week in Reverse: Dec. 8, 2006

So, Lexus has finally confirmed its “F” range of cars. If it really takes off, they plan on expanding the range to include “U” cars, we hear. That’s right, all rude gestures do point towardGermany. Don’t say we didn’t warn you: the 2007 Detroit show is only four short weeks away. If...Read More»

2006 Chevrolet Sequel
2006 Chevrolet Sequel

Chevrolet’s Sequel fuel-cell prototype makes another auto show appearance at the 2006 Los Angeles show. But this time around, unlike its 2005 Detroit auto show appearance, the Sequel’s been improved with better range and more technology, GM says, than any vehicle on earth. And this time, it’s...Read More»

2007 Chrysler Nassau concept
The Week in Reverse: Nov. 25, 2006

TheDetroit show shuffle has begun – and L.A.’s not even open yet! Chrysler’s Nassau and Trailhawk sketches are the first proof that we’re going to need a new pair of shoes for Christmas. Chevrolet also confirms that the new Malibu is coming to Detroit, along with the Cadillac CTS. Let’s...Read More»

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The Week in Reverse: Nov. 17, 2006

More on the docket for Los Angeles: Aston's V8 Roadster, Mazda's Nagare concept, and the new Saturn Vue. At this rate, we won't have any time to go trolling for Wonder Woman lookalikes outside the Kodak Theater. And what about all this rumor mill grist about a GM plug-in hybrid for the Detroit...Read More»

2006 Buick Lucerne 4-door Sedan CXL V6 Dashboard
RELEASE: Buick Lucerne CXX Luxury Liner

2006 SEMA Show by TCC Team (10/30/2006)All our coverage from the Las Vegas aftermarket extravaganza. For a taste of Detroit and Europe blended together, look no further than the Buick Lucerne CXX Luxury Liner by Rick Bottom Custom Motor Sports of Mendota, Ill. This interpretation of the Lucerne...Read More»

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RELEASE: 2006 Dodge Challenger Super Stock Concept

2006 SEMA Show by TCC Team (10/30/2006)All our coverage from the Las Vegas aftermarket extravaganza. Next year marks the 50th anniversary of an engine that revolutionized not only drag racing, but the entire automotive industry as well: The legendary 392 HEMI®. Mention the word "HEMI" to an...Read More»

2007 Lotus Exige S
Driver's News: Lotus Exige, Paris Show

Mitsu Launching Three Models at Detroit Show Paris hasn't even opened yet, but the official launches for the Detroit auto show in January are already firming up. Mitsubishi is among the first to promise it will introduce new vehicles in Detroit, and the Japanese automaker says it will bring three...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Industry Report: Sept. 4, 2006

Ford Offers Up a Piece of Aston In a briefly worded release on Thursday, Ford put into motion a next, deeper phase of its Way Forward plan by announcing its interest in selling Aston Martin. The ultra-luxury brand could be sold in part or in whole, according to the release. "Aston Martin Lagonda...Read More»

2006 Mercury Milan
Ford Confirms Mexican Plan

Flint: Minivans Tell the GM, Ford Story by Jerry Flint (6/18/2006) It’s 17 years and they haven’t been able to get them right yet. And they don’t even care! Detroit Hurt in “Total Quality” Study by TCC Team (6/18/2006) New survey says Americans are losing ground where it matters, gaining...Read More»

2007 Mercury Monterey 4-door Luxury *Ltd Avail* Angular Front Exterior View
Marketing Report: May 29, 2006

 Toby Keith Gets More Ford TimeYou'll be seeing more of Rubenesque honky-tonker Toby Keith in Ford commercials: the Dearborn company has given Keith another year's worth of work and will get a new song from him to use in the company's "Bold Moves" campaign. The Detroit News adds that Keith's song...Read More»

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