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It's Really Over: Last HUMMER H3 Rolls Off Louisiana Line
It's Really Over: Last HUMMER H3 Rolls Off Louisiana Line

It's really, finally over. Yesterday, the very last HUMMER H3 rolled off the production line in Shreveport, Louisiana, part of a special order for rental-car company Avis. After a lengthy and ultimately failed effort to sell the quintessential maker of sport-utility vehicles to a Chinese company...Read More»

Lagonda SUV Concept by Aston Martin
Best News Of The Day: Aston Martin's Lagonda SUV Shelved

When Aston Martin unveiled the Lagonda SUV concept in Geneva last March, reviews ran the gamut from "mixed" to "ow, my eyes!" Not surprisingly, the automaker recently announced that the clunky SUV won't see the light of day anytime soon. In doing so, Aston Martin used the currently fashionable...Read More»

2008 Land Rover LRX Concept
2008 Land Rover LRX Concept

Land Rover’s concept for the Detroit show has two doors and a compact body — and if it sounds a little like GM’s HUMMER HX concept in name and duty, it’s merely coincidence that both brands are aiming at a similar spot in the market. The LRX concept is a three-door that emphasizes smaller...Read More»

2007 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Concept
2007 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid Concept

Two months ago at the Frankfurt Auto Show, Porsche announced its plans for building a hybrid version of theCayenne sport-utility vehicle. Now, at the L.A. Auto Show, Porsche showed the concept for the vehicle, which is due to arrive before the end of this decade. To give the public an idea of what...Read More»

2008 Porsche Cayenne
Porsche Dashes Detroit with Cayenne

Just four years after launching the Cayenne, Porsche is back with a new version of its popular SUV. Designed to emphasize the “sport” in sport-utility vehicle, the original decision to build the Cayenne was greeted with plenty of skepticism and more than a little derision, but it has proved a...Read More»

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SAE Meeting Set for Detroit

How Auto Shows “Yoostabee” by Mike Davis (1/16/2006)Before the glitz and the hype, there was glitz and hype. Just a different kind. Delphi Asks Court to Toss Contracts by Joseph Szczesny (4/2/2006)Supplier plots new course — and asks the judge to turn it that way. GM Says Turnaround Gaining...Read More»

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GM Says Turnaround Gaining

Delphi Asks Court to Toss Contracts by Joseph Szczesny (4/2/2006)Supplier plots new course — and asks the judge to turn it that way. At the very end of last week, General Motors Corp. finally got a bit of good news as a federal judge inDetroit ruled that it could go ahead with changes to...Read More»

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2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part IV

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Toyota Aims for One Million European Sales Toyota wants to sell a million vehicles in Europe each year, according to Toyota Motor Europe’s Executive Vice President and COO, Thierry Dombreval. Dombreval put the goal on the record at the...Read More»

CEOs of Toyota and Aston Martin - Akio Toyoda and Dr. Ulrich Bez
Daily Edition: Mar. 2, 2006

Feb. Sales: Chrysler, Japanese Strong Japanese manufacturers continued to gain ground in February auto sales, despite a relatively strong showing by the Chrysler Group, which saw sales increase in what was basically a flat market. General Motors and Ford reported another decline for February...Read More»

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2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part I

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Smart Turning a Corner? The Brabus SBR is set to become the next in a series of niche products from the struggling smart division of Mercedes-Benz.The racing-style spinoff of its forfour model boasts a 210-horsepower engine and a top speed of...Read More»

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2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part III

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Lexus Gaining Traction in Europe While Honda officials may be questioning the role of hybrids, Lexus, the luxury arm of Toyota , has no such qualms. Gasoline-electric technology could soon account for a quarter of Lexus sales in Europe...Read More»

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Ghosn Puts His Stamp on Renault

2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part VIII by Bengt Halvorson (1/9/2006)Jeep Compass, Toyota Camry, Nissan Sentra and Urge. Just as he did at Nissan, Carlos Ghosn is planning to use a new product offensive to boost the fortunes of Renault with a combination of judicious cost-cutting and a move upmarket. At...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»

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2007 Mercedes-Benz ML63 and R63 Forgo Supercharging

With a whopping 503 horsepower, the new Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG isn’t your typical sport-utility vehicle. The high-performance ute was one of two new models the German automaker introduced on Wednesday featuring the first-ever engine designed, as well as built by, Mercedes’ AMG division. Like...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»

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GM Loses $4.9B in Q4, $8.6B in ‘05

General Motors produced another awful financial surprise Thursday by announcing it lost $4.9 billion during the fourth quarter and more than $8.6 billion for all of 2005. The company says the wide losses were due to the heavy cost of the company's contracts with the United Auto Workers and the need...Read More»

2007 Jaguar XK Convertible
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part VII

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) GM Planning Major Price Cuts Desperately hoping to slash profit-gobbling incentives by bringing sticker prices in line with what customers actually pay, General Motors will announce a virtually across-the-board price cut on Tuesday morning...Read More»

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2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part II

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) GT500 No Secretary’s Car Accompanied by much fanfare — and video clips of reckless Hollywood car-chase-style driving, Ford’s Americas president Mark Fields drove onto the stage in the new GT500, accompanied by legend Carroll Shelby. Fields...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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