September

Ford Recalls 575,000 Minivans Due To Axel Issue
Ford Recalls 575,000 Minivans Due To Axel Issue

The Ford Motor Company has issued a voluntary recall on Windstar minivans because of a problem with axels that may crack after exposure to road salt. The issue could result in a crash. Ford says that in a small number of cases axles have fractured on the right or left side, affecting vehicle...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
Big Savings On Buick, GMC, Chevrolet, And Cadillac Vehicles In July 2010

The list of car makers offering incentive programs in July 2010 keeps growing. Incentive financing or cash back is at the forefront of programs from Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC. Offers include zero percent financing and up to $5,000 cash back on some models. Big SavingsHow much can you save...Read More»

2009 Bugatti Galabier 16C Concept leak
Bugatti Galibier 16C Concept Previews New Super Sedan

The Bugatti Veyron is, to many, the quintessential supercar: exclusive, incredibly luxurious, and outrageously powerful. But the car has been around for years now, and despite a recent proliferation of special editions, it remains Bugatti's only model. A set of new images leaked to the web today...Read More»

2007 Peugeot 308
Peugeot Shows Off New 308

French firm Peugeot has unveiled its latest entry into the highly competitive European small family hatchback sector – and there are no prizes for guessing the name of the successor to the 306 and 307. The 308 will make its official debut at September’s Frankfurt Motor Show and go on sale...Read More»

Suzuki Splash
Suzuki Splashes into Frankfurt

One model, two brands. This smart city car will make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September as the Opel/Vauxhall Agila and Suzuki Splash. Both will go on sale acrossEurope early next year. Built on a new platform, the pair will be available with three new engines. The two gasoline units...Read More»

2007 Fiat Bravo
Fiat Bravo, Abarth Meet in Geneva

One of the most eagerly awaited new cars of the year, the reborn Fiat 500, is to wear the legendary Abarth badge. As previously reported on TheCarConnection, Fiat is relaunching its historic performance brand on the Grande Punto compact hatchback. The hot version of the 500 is expected to make its...Read More»

2006 Maybach 62
2006 Beijing Auto Show

GM PlansChina Hybrids in 2007 General Motors Corp. is planning to introduce hybrid vehicles in China in 2007. Kevin Wale, president and managing director, said during a breakfast meeting with reporters prior to the opening of the Beijing Motor Show that hybrids will play an important role in GM’s...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2-door Coupe SS Angular Rear Exterior View
Racing Results: June 2-4, 2006

What a busy weekend! There was racing all over the place, with all three of NASCAR’s top series at Dover’s “Monster Mile,” the IRL and Grand-Am at historic Watkins Glen, Champ Cars at even more history Milwaukee (racing since 1903), the World Rally Championship in Greece for the Acropolis...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2-door Coupe SS Angular Rear Exterior View
Racing Results: May 5-7, 2006

  It was another busy weekend. Formula 1 was at Germany’s Nurburgring for the Grand Prix of Europe (an excuse to give Michael Schumacher’s homeland two races each year), while NASCAR’s Nextel Cup and Busch series ran night races on Friday and Saturday at the lovely three-quarter-mile...Read More»

2006 BMW 3-Series 325xi 4-door Sport Wagon AWD Wheel Cap
2006 New York Auto Show, Part VII

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) BMW 3-Series Is World Car of The Year Twenty-seven cars were voted on by 46 international automotive journalists before the BMW 3-series was selected as the 2006 World Car of the Year. The award was announced at the New York International...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
UAW Delays Strike Vote at Delphi

Delphi CEO Hopes for No Strike by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Company can restructure without shutdown, Miller says. Delphi Asks Court to Toss Contracts by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Supplier plots new course — and asks the judge to turn it that way. The United Auto Workers is holding off on...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM

The United Auto Workers has reached agreements with Delphi Corp. and General Motors Corp. on a restructuring plan that will speed up the retirement or transfer of more than 100,000 blue-collar workers from both companies. GM officials also said the agreement will include a combination of...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
GM, UAW Reach Delphi Deal

Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM The United Auto Workers has reached agreements with Delphi Corp. and General Motors Corp. on a restructuring plan that will speed up the retirement or transfer of more than 100,000 blue-collar workers from both companies. GM officials also said the agreement will...Read More»

2006 Chevrolet Camaro concept
CAW Approves Camaro Changes

The Camaro That Almost Was by TCC Team (1/23/2006)How GM’s hot concept pony car got that way. 2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part XIII by Richard Yarrow (1/10/2006)Camaro’s backstory, Wrangler four-door—Cherokee?—for New York. Members of Canadian Auto Workers Local 222 in Oshawa, Ont., have...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Car News: GTO Dead, SL Goes to 55

Current GTO Done After ‘06 The Pontiac GTO, so shortly revived from its decades-long coma, will be going back under at the end of the model year. Automotive News reports that the two-door coupe would cost General Motors too much to certify for tougher safety regulations being phased in for the...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
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»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
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»

2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2-door Coupe LS Instrument Cluster
Racing News and Notes, Feb. 13, 2006

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • Testing Update: Formula 1 pre-season testing continued apace last week, with the majority of teams working at Spain’s Jerez de la Frontera circuit. Renault, McLaren, Honda, Williams, Toyota, BMW, Midland and Scuderia Toro Rosso all...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
UAW, DCX Talking Healthcare

The United Auto Workers has granted Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. concessions on the healthcare benefits for union workers, albeit reluctantly. But when it comes to DaimlerChrysler, the signals for a deal on healthcare are altogether more ambiguous. Both Dieter Zetsche, DaimlerChrysler...Read More»

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