February

VW Rabbit Becomes Golf Again For Sixth-Gen U.S. Release
VW Rabbit Becomes Golf Again For Sixth-Gen U.S. Release

Claiming an "important step in realigning with our global heritage," VW is welcoming the Golf nameplate back for the vehicle's sixth generation U.S. debut. For its fifth generation, the vehicle was dubbed Rabbit, harking back to the boxy VW sales success from the early 80s. The "Golf is...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
Mazda's February Japanese Sales, Export Volume Drop

Mazda today announced that its total domestic (Japanese) sales volume decreased 35.7 percent for February compared to that month one year ago. They didn't mention North American sales numbers, but noted that February exports of passenger and commercial vehicles decreased 63.8 percent year-on-year...Read More»

2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450
Mercedes To Expand GL-, R-, and M-Class Alabama Factory

Inexplicably, Mercedes-Benz looks to be preparing an expansion of its Vance, Ala. factory that currently produces its M-, GL-, and R-Class vehicles. Mercedes posted a steep 20 percent decline in auto sales in February compared with its performance that month one year ago; the market as a whole has...Read More»

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Infiniti, Mercedes, and Lexus Lean On Incentives To Move Sales

Even luxury auto brands who once scoffed at the domestics' unseemly hood-slammin', dollar-dealin' pleas are now leaning on big incentives in hopes of reducing swelling inventories. Mercedes incentives averaged $4,185 this February according to Edmunds, an amount nearly double the brand's amount...Read More»

2006 Scion FUSE concept, New York Auto Show
New Scions To Bow in Chicago

The second generation of the Scion xB, and a new model dubbed the xD, will be on display at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. Toyota says that it will conduct a simultaneous virtual press conference, complete with computer-simulated versions of the new 2008 models, for the media and members of the Second...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing Results: July 21-23, 2006

It was another busy midsummer weekend for racing fans. NASCAR’s Nextel Cup series made its second visit to the triangular Pocono Raceway in six weeks, with similar results, while the Busch Series made its first visit to Martinsville Speedway in 12 years. Both American open-wheel series were in...Read More»

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TheCarConnection's Trivia Quiz: 3/31/06

byMurray Jackson Get more TCC Trivia 1. Which is correct, Corvette Sting Ray or Corvette Stingray? 2. Which state hosts the annual Pikes Peak hill climb, a.k.a. The Race to the Clouds? 3. In February 2006, this 2003 Champ Car champ participated in his first NASCAR Busch Series race. 4. For which...Read More»

Filippo Perini
Wagoner Rumors Start to Swirl

End of the Line for Generous Motors? by Joseph Szczesny (2/20/2006)A new cap on pensions means the days of big bennies are out. Can GM Turn Itself Around? by TCC Team (2/20/2006)Is there enough time, analysts ask? For General Motors’ Rick Wagoner, March ought to be a good if not a great month...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Feb. 21, 2006

Street Names Contest Winners! Apparently, a lot of you went nuts over TheCarConnection's Wild, Weird, and Wacky Street Names Contest, at least if we judge by the number of entries that flooded into our digital mailbox - more than 2500 arrived since the competition was launched last December. And...Read More»

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TCC’s Street Names Contest: Finalists!

Presented by Mitsubishi Motors: Driven to Thrill MORE PHOTOS: Our readers, it seems, have crisscrossed every inch of the country looking for the wildest, weirdest, and wackiest street names, and since we launched our contest on December 20, they’ve come up with some amazing signs of our time. We...Read More»

2010 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood
Daily Edition: Feb. 10, 2006

2008 Toyota Tundra: One Big Mother? In a market increasingly dominated by imports, there's one segment still controlled by the Big Three. But maybe not much longer, at least not if the 2008 Toyota Tundra connects with demanding American full-size pickup buyers. The long-awaited update of the Toyota...Read More»

2016 Porsche Cayman GT4  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show Live Photos
2005 New York Auto Show, Part III

2005 New York Auto Show Index by TCC Team (3/21/2005) Porsche Goes to the Dogs Carmakers have often been accused of staging dog-and-pony shows at auto shows, but while Porsche had no horses on hand during its event at Javits Center , there were plenty of hounds. The automaker announced a new...Read More»

2016 Nissan Maxima  -  2015 NY Auto Show live photos
2005 New York Auto Show, Part II

2005 New York Auto Show Index by TCC Team (3/21/2005) Hyundai Celebrates Azera Not many carmakers can celebrate 2005 the way Hyundai is, with a sales increase in January of ten percent, in February of 19 percent, a good-looking month of March, and today’s unveiling of their all new Azera flagship...Read More»

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SPECIAL REPORT: 2005 Detroit Auto Show

Honda Ridgeline: Most "Impactful?" In the lexicon of auto-show press releases, new words are created where perhaps they shouldn't be. "Impactful" is one of those non-words bandied about, and if you understand what it's supposed to mean, you'll understand why Honda's Ridgeline truck could be the...Read More»

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DAILY EDITION: Feb. 10, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Feb. 10, 2004 MINI Cooper Convertible Bows at Geneva It took some time, but next month, the MINI Convertible will debut at the Geneva Auto Show and will hit the road this summer. The Convertible will be one of the eye catchers at the Geneva show that opens for the public on...Read More»

Chrysler PT Dream Cruiser Series 3
Preview: ‘04 PT Dream Cruiser Series 3

2003 Woodward Dream Cruise Index by TCC Team (8/18/2003) In nearly four years on the market, what Chrysler’s PT cruiser retro-breadvan/wagon/sedan has lacked in variety of body styles, it has more than made up in variety of special paint and trim custom packages. There was the 2001 street-roddish...Read More»

2003 Cadillac Sixteen concept
2003 Detroit Auto Show, Part III

Related Articles: 2003 L.A. Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/1/2003) 2003 Detroit Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/2/2003) While there are scores of new cars, trucks, crossovers and concept vehicles on display at Cobo Center this week, it’s hard for any automaker to dominate the North American...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 3/18/02

FIRST GLIMPSE: ’03 LINCOLN AVIATORLincoln's new mid-size SUV, the 2003 Aviator, makes its debut at the New York Auto Show later this month — but because it’s going to be in the Vanity Fair Hollywood-themed issue on newsstands this week, Ford’s sent us a shot so you won’t have to actually...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»

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