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Daily Edition: Feb. 2, 2006
Daily Edition: Feb. 2, 2006

Domestics Pose Sales Surprise in Jan. Hard-pressed General Motors and Ford Motor Co. surprised analysts and posted sales increases in January, halting a four-month-long string of sales declines that had cost both companies market share and had magnified other corporate difficulties. Strong fleet...Read More»

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Domestics Pose Sales Surprise in Jan.

Hard-pressed General Motors and Ford Motor Co. surprised analysts and posted sales increases in January, halting a four-month-long string of sales declines that had cost both companies market share and had magnified other corporate difficulties. Strong fleet sales last month, however, helped...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Study Boosts Ethanol As Fuel

Ford Super Chief Concept Burns All by Marty Padgett (1/9/2006)New concept truck works on gas, hydrogen and ethanol. More to Come from Ford by TCC Team (1/23/2006)Automaker will be making lots more news in the coming months. Carmakers interest in building vehicles that run on alcohol got an...Read More»

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Marketing Report: Jan. 30, 2006

Cadillac Papering Super Bowl XLCadillac, one of the General Motors' biggest success stories in recent years, is gunning for its fifth consecutive year of sales increases.Jim Taylor, Cadillac's general manager, said GM's luxury division is confident it can boost sales again in 2006. For one thing...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Jan. 25, 2006

DC Cutting Jobs at Home; Chrysler, Benz to Grow Closer Some European reporters still refer to the German-American automaker as "Daimler-Chrysler." But in a press conference this morning, CEO Dieter Zetsche told reporters and analysts, "Today, you can eliminate that hyphen." Zetsche says that with...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Jan. 24, 2006

Ford Charts The "Way Forward" Ending months of speculation, Ford Motor Co. officials finally lifted the veil of secrecy surrounding their "Way Forward" turnaround plan, announcing 14 parts and assembly plants will close between now and 2012, while as many as 30,000 hourly and salaried jobs, and 12...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Jan. 23, 2006

Ford "Way Ahead" Coming Today The countdown is reaching its final hours for Ford Motor Co. On Monday morning, the beleaguered automaker unveils its long-awaited "Way Forward" plan. If you read the papers or scanned the Web this past weekend, you were bombarded by conflicting reports. According to...Read More»

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Ford's Way Forward: Press Release

Special Report: Ford's Way Forward by TCC Team (1/23/2006) FORD FIGHTS BACK Bill Ford: “Ford Motor Company was solidly profitable in 2005 and growing around the world. The next chapter in our history will be remembered for a renewed commitment to innovation and as the time we moved boldly to...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing News and Notes, Jan. 16, 2006

By John Gardner Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1: • Testing atJerez: For all intents and purposes, the 2006 Formula 1 season got underway on Tuesday at Spain’s Jerez de la Frontera circuit with the first big multi-team test of the year. All but the Midland (formerly...Read More»

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2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part III

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Hyundai Strengthens its U.S. Position Hyundai Motor America President and CEO Bob Cosmai briefly mentioned that this year is Hyundai’s 20th anniversary in America — the Unites States of, that is. According to Cosmai’s address, the automaker...Read More»

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2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part V

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Honda’s Fit for the City Under a comic-book motif and an indie-rock soundtrack, with no question as to who was being appealed to, Honda introduced its new Fit, a model specifically adapted for North America from the Jazz, a popular urban model...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing News and Notes, Jan. 2, 2006

Happy New Year, everyone! With the holidays now behind us, things will slowly get cranked up for the new season. Very little news this week, so we thought we’d offer a primer on one of the world’s toughest racing events, the Dakar rally: Formula 1: • Diamonds Are a Race Team’s Best Friend...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Camaro concept, Mazda Kabura and CX-7, Audi Le Mans diesel racer

TCConfidential: Is GM Planning a Camaro Comeback? Recycling is all the rage inDetroit this year. Consider Chrysler, which will follow this year's launch of the Dodge Charger with concepts dubbed Challenger and Imperial making their debut at January's North American International Auto Show. Even the...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: Dec. 12, 2005

Ford Plans Turnaround, Deals with UAW Top Ford executives remain tight-lipped about the impending "Way Forward" turnaround plan that the automaker is expected to unveil next month, rife with plant closings and personnel cuts. UAW president Ron Gettelfinger said he doesn't expect to learn more...Read More»

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Industry Report: Dec. 5, 2005

Jeep Prices Porsche-Slaying SRT8 Grand Cherokee The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will cost about half as much as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo it beats in a 0-60 run, the Chrysler Group said in a release on Thursday. The new HEMI-powered SUV will sport a base price tag of $39,995 when it goes on sale...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Nov. 30, 2005

TCC Drives: 2006Toyota RAV4 There's big news for the new RAV4, headed to dealerships soon: V-6 power and third-row seats. V-6 power in the RAV is a long time coming, but third-row seats? Really? That's what we thought when we first heard the news. How could they cram in that third row? But the RAV4...Read More»

2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser 4WD 4-door Manual (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
Daily Edition: Nov. 28, 2005

Toyota Chips Away at GM Toyota Motor Corp. is moving steadily closer to its goal of unseating General Motors Corp. as the world's leading automaker. In fact, with General Motors preparing to slash production capacity in North America by one million units over the next three years, Toyota is...Read More»

2010 GMC Granite Concept
Daily Edition: Nov. 29, 2005

Delphi Says GM Talks Progressing Delphi Corp. said on Monday that talks with General Motors on a bailout were making progress, as the bankrupt supplier tries to slash its way out of Chapter 11. One key result to emerge from the talks thus far is a pledge by GM to suspend the price reductions for...Read More»

2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 4-door LX 4WD 3.5L Auto Side Exterior View
Daily Edition: Nov. 23, 2005

Hyundai Shows '07 Santa Fe, Prices Azera Hyundai HQ in South Korea has released the first photos of the new Santa Fe online at its Korean-language Web site. The new Santa Fe hasn't yet been shown for U.S. journalists or shoppers, and as such, there's precious little information about the new SUV...Read More»

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