March

Mitsu Shows Lancer, Teases Evo X
Mitsu Shows Lancer, Teases Evo X

The production Mitsubishi Lancer saw its world debut atDetroit, while the next-generation Evolution was teased, in the form of the Prototype X. Mitsubishi has invested heavily in the new platform, which will underpin the Lancer, Evolution, and Outlander and is anticipated to spawn three million...Read More»

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2006 Paris Auto Show, Part VI

2006 Paris Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/25/2006) Citroën C-Metisse The C-Métisse is a concept for a five-door sedan curiously mated with a sports car. The extravagant concept is a technical showcase for an efficient 208-hp 2.7-liter V-6 diesel engine combined with a six-speed automatic...Read More»

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GM Selling Finance Subsidiary

Delphi CEO Hopes for No Strike by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Company can restructure without shutdown, Miller says. GM Slides, Toyota Rises in March Sales by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Ford falls too, while Chrysler, Honda post gains. Hoping to raise cash while also boosting the sagging debt ratings...Read More»

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Breaking News: Delphi and Unions Collide

The day of reckoning has come. With its two key unions, the UAW and IUE, rejecting demands for massive pay cuts, bankrupt auto supplier Delphi has gone back to court. It is seeking to have its labor contracts voided, while also cutting thousands of jobs. Union officials, meanwhile, are passing out...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Mar. 30, 2006

Delphi, UAW Brace For Collision Delphi Corp. and the United Auto Workers appeared to be on collision course as the union flatly rejected the company's latest contract proposal, which would have reduced by 18 percent the compensation of Delphi's workers to $22 per hour, starting July 1. Under terms...Read More»

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GM Says Pricing Is Working

The “top-line” story isn’t a good one for General Motors. The automaker expects to report a one-percent decline in first-quarter U.S. market share when March numbers are tallied up at the end of this week. But digging just a little deeper would reveal a more positive picture, senior company...Read More»

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Industry Report: Mar. 27, 2006

Power: New-Vehicle Sales Slide 13 Percent So Far J.D. Power and Associates' mid-month report on new-vehicle sales finds the industry numbers slipping in early March. The Power Information Network (PIN), which assembles sales data, says sales have dropped 13 percent in the first 12 days of the...Read More»

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News of the Weird: March 2006

More News of the Weird The Chicago Tribune reported in March that dozens of blind students in Chicago public schools are nonetheless required to take driver education classes. One sightless but otherwise optimistic student told the Tribune she resented the requirement because it made her...Read More»

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GM: Turnaround Is Working

2007 Cadillac Escalade by TCC Team (3/26/2006)Bigger, better and blingier. Delphi Deadline Draws Near by Joseph Szczesny (3/26/2006)Will March 30 bring strikes or settlements? Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM by Joseph Szczesny (3/24/2006)UAW agrees to cuts at company, Delphi. Final sales figures for...Read More»

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Faceoff: Lexus IS350 Vs. BMW 330i

2006 Lexus IS 250/IS 350 by TCC Team (7/18/2005)The meaning of "IS" is...what? 2004 BMW 330i by Marc K. Stengel (12/15/2003)A new Performance Package endows BMW's 330i sedan with a distinctly sporty personality. Last year was a bumper year for Lexus, having sold 303,000 vehicles in theU.S. and...Read More»

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Racing News and Notes, March 13

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • Teams Agree on Testing: The Formula 1 teams have come to an agreement about the number of days that each will be allowed to test. The previous agreement, which stated that the teams would limit themselves to 30 days during the racing...Read More»

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Industry Report: Mar. 13, 2006

No GM-Delphi Settlement Yet, UAW SaysThe United Auto Workers nixed reports indicating that it has reached an agreement with Delphi and General Motors Corp. that would allow both companies to move forward with a sweeping restructuring that would eliminate thousands of union jobs. The UAW, which has...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Mar. 9, 2006

Nissan's Connelly Retiring; Bradshaw Taking Company toTenn. Confirming a report that first appeared on TheCarConnection.com last month, Nissan's top American executive, Jed Connelly, has confirmed he will leave the automaker's U.S. marketing arm before it begins a much-debated move to Nashville...Read More»

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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. 23, 2006

Honda Prepping Hybrid Fit? The next Honda hybrid to join the company's lineup may be a gas-electric version of the new Fit subcompact. A report inJapan's daily newspaper, the Nihon Keizai, suggests that Honda will adapt the Fit to hybrid power, while keeping the price under $12,000 in its home...Read More»

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Delphi Sets Final UAW Deadline

Can GM Turn Itself Around? by TCC Team (2/19/2006)Is there enough time, analysts ask? GM-UAW-Delphi Stuck in Neutral by Joseph Szczesny (2/16/2006)Talks lay fallow, but zingers do too. The bankrupt Delphi Corp. has once again delayed confrontation over the company’s expensive labor contracts...Read More»

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Car News: New 911 Turbo, VW Concept A

Geneva Brings New 911 Turbo The upcoming Geneva Motor Show will be the setting for the launch of Porsche’s sixth-generation 911 Turbo. The new Turbo model will show up at the Palexpo in March, powered by a 480-hp version of the classic Porsche flat-six engine, up 60 hp in this edition. Porsche...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Feb. 9, 2006

Bigger Is Better in Chicago If last year's oil shock changed the way Americans are driving, the message was apparently lost on those showing off their wares in the Windy City. The 2006 Chicago Auto Show puts plenty of emphasis on large trucks. Toyota will roll out its next-generation Tundra pickup...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Feb. 8, 2006

GM Announces New Cuts General Motors Corp. announced a new wave of cost-cutting, aimed at stuffing criticism the company hasn't moved fast enough to meet the challenges that contributed to $8.6 billion loss in 2005. Richard Wagoner, GM's chairman and chief executive officer, said Tuesday GM...Read More»

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