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Troubled Financing Stalls GM/Chrysler Deal

Troubled Financing Stalls GM/Chrysler Deal

Eleven billion dollars--that's the cash reserve held by Chrysler that makes it such an appealing acquisition to GM, who's burning through $1 billion a month these days. But as Automotive News reported yesterday, "Chrysler has $9 billion in debt that, under a change of control, would have to be paid... read more

October 21, 2008 by  - 16
 
Aston Martin Project One-77

Forgetting Its Past, Aston Plans Brash New Lagonda

Aston Martin teased a select audience at the recent Paris Auto Show with its latest concept, the "one 77." With a carbon-fiber chassis, a handcrafted aluminum body, and a... read more October 13, 2008 by  1


 
2009 Honda S2000

Honda to Resurrect S2000...As the S3000?

Auto enthusiasts the world over still lament the demise of the Honda (Acura) NSX. And legions of import tuners are still tweaking and lowering their second-gen CRXs, another... read more October 10, 2008 by  2


 
Welcome to Prius

2010 Toyota Prius Teased with "Welcome" Screen

In a Web teaser for its redesigned Prius, "Toyota's Prius Team" leaked what fans of Toyota's gas/electric hybrid believe to be the new startup screen from its computer... read more October 7, 2008 by  2


 
2008 Audi A1 Sportback Concept (2008 Paris Auto Show)

First Pics: Audi A1 Sportback Concept

The engineers and designers in Ingolstadt are still trying different permutations of the A1 Metroproject Quattro concept they released at the 2007 Tokyo Auto Show. We... read more October 1, 2008 by  0


 
2008 Toyota A-BAT Concept, Detroit Auto Show

Toyota a Step Closer to Prius Pickup

Toyota execs confirm they've asked suppliers to bid on creating parts for their boldly styled concept A-BAT pickup. While this sounds like the truck is a go for eventual... read more September 22, 2008 by  2


 
Senator John McCain

UAW, DNC Blast McCain on "Buying American"

John McCain's claim of "buying American all my life" was perhaps a partial truth, according to the Democratic National Committee. McCain made the comment during a WXYZ TV... read more September 22, 2008 by  4


 
Chrysler pentastar

Chrysler Planning Its Own Volt-ish EV?

"In a bid to cheer up its dealers," reports the Wall Street Journal, Chrysler plans to offer its dealers a look at an electric vehicle that it is scurrying to develop. Rumor... read more September 19, 2008 by  0


 
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Audi Planning Micro Electric City Car

The Interwebs are abuzz with talk of Audi planning a city car along the likes of BMW's Microcar and Benz's Smart fortwo. Unlike the BMW, which will offer both gasoline and... read more September 15, 2008 by  2


 
2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS

GM Launches "Facts and Fiction" Site

Is HUMMER for sale? Will the Camaro have a turbo four? Does GM expect a government bailout? Answers to these and other GM-centric speculations may ostensibly be found - or... read more September 5, 2008 by  1


 

Rumor Mill: Ford Bringing Euro Van to Chicago?

Ford’s fresh from introducing the updated 2009 Ford Escape and ’09 Mercury Mariner at the Washington auto show. And in two weeks, the company’s truck portfolio will... read more January 22, 2008 by  8


 

Blind Item: A PR Shift Too Late?

A foreign automaker's press department has been fractured ever since the new arrival showed up. But with media and internal relations in a dither, the next assignment for... read more March 21, 2007 by  2


 

The Week in Reverse

Blind item: which Detroit designer’s feeling the heat? Which NYC-based auto exec is plotting his own swan dive? More to the point, how long before folks mistake us for the... read more March 18, 2007 by  0


 
Teen driver

Blind Item: Empty Boxes at Chrysler

What Brit-born designer is feeling lots of heat in Detroit for a run of poorly received car and crossover designs, and is receiving lots of hints that he shouldn't figure on... read more March 18, 2007 by  1


 
Teen driver

Blind Item: Swimming to Thailand

What top Asian automaker executive known for his passion for swimming is widely rumored to be plotting his exit from his long-time employer, perhaps by year-end, in order to... read more March 18, 2007 by  1


 

Blind Item: PR Without Chemistry

Which top PR man at one of the domestics is widely rumored to be on his way out the door? His underlings are talking about his lack of chemistry with the top exec and growing... read more March 13, 2007 by  2


 

 
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