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Industry Report: Feb. 27, 2006
Industry Report: Feb. 27, 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 in Japan'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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Marketing Report: Feb. 27, 2006

Toyota Places Among Most-Admired Companies Toyota ranked ninth on Fortune magazine's annual Most Admired Companies list. It marks the first time a non-U.S. company cracked the top 10. The magazine ranked 303 companies. DaimlerChrysler, which made the list, is sort of an American company. General...Read More»

General Motors Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan
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»

New MINI Cooper's safety and convinience features
Daily Edition: Feb. 20, 2006

TCC Previews the Geneva Motor Show With a little more than a week to the press preview days, the whispers of Geneva introductions are being confirmed - or in a couple of cases, denied. TCC details those yeas and nays this week with twin Geneva previews that give you the latest on the new Porsche...Read More»

2006 Bentley Continental GT 2-door Coupe Rear Exterior View
2006 Geneva Motor Show Preview, Part I

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) With a little more than a week to the press preview days, the whispers ofGeneva introductions are being confirmed — or in a couple of cases, denied. A rumor was going round that Aston Martin were going to show a new convertible version of...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Can GM Turn Itself Around?

Delphi Sets Final UAW Deadline by Joseph Szczesny (2/19/2006)Will there be a strike on March 30? Workers at General Motors’ Pontiac Assembly Plant, a half-hour’s drive north of Detroit , got a rare bit of good news last week. The increasingly troubled automaker will not only invest $545 million...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Industry Report: Feb. 20, 2006

DC Profits $3.4B in 2005 DaimlerChrysler earned $3.4 billion in 2005 with the Chrysler Group accounting for $1.8 billion of the profit, the company announced on Thursday. The Mercedes Benz Group posted an operating profit of $1 million in the fourth quarter, and finished the year with a $600...Read More»

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World Report: Feb. 20, 2006

Mazda Begins Leasing Hydrogen Rotaries Mazda says it will begin leasing a version of the RX-8 in Japan that can be powered by gasoline or hydrogen. The RX-8 Hydrogen RE, Reuters reports, is based on the sportscar of the same name, and can be run on either fuel at the flick of a switch. The...Read More»

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DC Profits $3.4 Billion in 2005

DaimlerChrysler earned $3.4 billion in 2005 with the Chrysler Group accounting for $1.8 billion of the profit, the company announced on Thursday. The Mercedes Benz Group posted an operating profit of $1 million in the fourth quarter, and finished the year with a $600 million loss, but...Read More»

Roland Krueger
Daily Edition: Feb. 17, 2006

VW Has Concept A for Geneva When you think "child of a new era," do you think Britney Spears or Volkswagen? VW wants you to believe that child is its new Concept A, a crossover coming to the Geneva Motor Show as a concept vehicle that could give away some details of the upcoming Marrakesh ute. The...Read More»

Lamborghini Advanced Composite Structures Laboratory in Seattle, Washington
Daily Edition: Feb. 15, 2006

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 says...Read More»

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Marketing Report: Feb. 13, 2006

MotorWeek Gives Civic the Nod The Honda Civic walked away with "Best of Year" award from MotorWeek, the weekly PBS show that bills itself as television's "Original Automotive Magazine." John Davis of MotorWeek said that "the suite of Civics" that Honda brought out last fall were "the right vehicle...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»

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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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Kia Teases the Future with Multi-S

What you see is — almost — what you will get, hinted Kia’s U.S. CEO, Len Hunt, following the U.S. debut of the MultiS concept vehicle. Think of it as “what’s next in the crossover/utility space,” Hunt suggested, noting that the “S” stands for sporty, spacious and smart. Similar in...Read More»

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GM Slashes Exec Pay, Dividend

Everyone from investors to top management will share the pain as General Motors takes new and drastic steps to stave off a financial meltdown, the automaker announced Tuesday. The troubled giant will slash its dividend in half, abandon its traditional, company-funded pension plan for non-union...Read More»

Maximilian Szwaj
Daily Edition: Feb. 7, 2006

York Gets GM Board Seat Jerry York, Kirk Kerkorian's car guy, was named to General Motors Corp.'s board but the giant automaker held up in announcing any major changes to its dividend policy in the wake of the monthly meeting of the GM's directors. GM said York will officially become a director...Read More»

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New Products: February 2006

Jaguar Nambé Tri-Corner Bowl, $139 Some fine auto-related gifts don't come with ignition keys or fill markings. Jaguar's range of products from its design sphere include these Nambé bowls designed by sculptor Richard K. Thomas. Jaguar says their "classic, elegant lines reflect the tradition of...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Industry Report: Feb. 6, 2006

Ford, Chrysler Add Incentives Though both companies saw their car sales rise in the month of January, both Ford Motor Co. and the Chrysler Group added new incentives to some models in their lineups after releasing sales figures yesterday. Ford, which saw its sales rise about two percent last month...Read More»

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