Sport-Utility

Daily Edition: Dec. 2, 2005
Daily Edition: Dec. 2, 2005

Sales Down Modestly in Nov.; GM, Ford Drop More Car and pickup truck sales staged a very modest comeback in November while sales of sport-utility vehicles continued to tumble, cutting overall industry sales by six percent. The annualized rate of 16 million units, however, was better than the...Read More»

2000 Jaguar S-Type
Los Angeles Show Gets Stylish

  Los Angeles ’ annual car show has been a hit with shoppers from its inception. But in terms of international attention, media coverage, and manufacturer attendance, it’s in past years been overshadowed by the annual Detroit extravaganza that takes place shortly after it — even by the later...Read More»

2016 GMC Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 128.3" SLE Air Vents
Daily Edition: Nov. 21, 2005

Ford Set to Trim 4000 Jobs Ford Motor Co. took the first step in its next restructuring by confirming it plans to trim up to 4000 white-collar jobs in North America by the end of March. Mark Fields, Ford president of the Americas, disclosed the plan in an e-mail distributed to Ford employees. The...Read More»

Nissan Hi-Cross Concept  -  2012 Geneva Motor Show
2005 Tokyo Motor Show, Part II

2005 Tokyo Motor Show Index by TCC Team (10/18/2005) Hyundai Neos-3 The edgy Neos-3 could provide a glimpse of what’s to come from South Korea ’s Hyundai Motor Co. The stylish crossover vehicle, sculpted to minimize wind resistance, features an array of high-tech features, including...Read More»

2006 Volvo S60 2.5L Turbo Auto Door Controls
2006 Volvo

S40 Volvo’s stylish though pricey S40 sedan is based on the Mazda3 platform and comes powered by either a 168-horsepower, 2.4-liter five-cylinder powerplant, mated to a five-speed manual transmission, or — in the performance-minded T5 model — a 218-horsepower, turbocharged engine that comes...Read More»

Sean P. Diddy Combs
2005 New York Show, Part IV

2005 New York Auto Show Index by TCC Team (3/21/2005) Make Room for Diddy New York is the obvious location for carmakers to hook up with business titans to promote their wares. And while Volvo’s deal with Richard Branson and Cadillac’s giveaway to Donald Trump gave this year’s New York show...Read More»

2005 Bugatti Veyron
2004 Paris Auto Show, Part IV

Related Articles: 2004 Paris Auto Show by TCC Team (9/20/2004) The well-loved lights of the City of Light take the stage. Bugatti Sets Sights On First Sale The buzz around the Bugatti booth at this year’s editions of the Paris Mondial De L’Automobile is that the luxury car maker expects to...Read More»

Beijing Motor Show crowds
2004 Beijing Motor Show, Part II

Beijing Motor Show Index Whose show is this, anyway? There were plenty of news conferences at Auto China 2004’s opening media day. The challenge was finding them. That wasn’t easy at an event that has two competing organizers (or was it four? Or five?) Some carmakers decided to skip the slots...Read More»

2006 Lincoln Zephyr 4-door Sedan Front Seats
2004 New York Auto Show, Part IV

2004 New York Auto Show Index (4/5/04) INFINITI’S NEW “BLUEPRINT” Infiniti’s M Concept car is “the blueprint” for what’s to come from Nissan’s up-market division, declared general manager Mark Igo. In this case, that means the next-generation M45 sports sedan, which debuts about a...Read More»

C7 production at the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky
DAILY EDITION: Jan. 20, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Jan. 20, 2004 Automakers Anxious for a Better 2004 The consensus around the auto industry is that 2004 is going to be a good year. The basic assumption is that the economy will grow at a 4-percent or 4.5-percent rate this year and consumer confidence, another necessary...Read More»

2005 Chevrolet Cobalt SS
2004 Los Angeles Auto Show

  Cowger: 18 Million Units, New Saturns Coming With just two days left in the selling year, GM’s Gary Cowger is betting the industry will sell about 16.8 million vehicles in 2003, not an annual record but strong enough that Cowger is seeing even better results for next year. In 2004, Cowger said...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
DAILY EDITION: June 6, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: June 6, 2003 Ford Re-Ups on Rebates, Incentives Ford is extending the incentives it most recently offered on most of its cars and trucks through July 9. Reuters reports the company will continue to offer consumers a choice of $3000 in cash rebates or zero-percent financing on...Read More»

Lexus LF-C2 Concept Convertible  -  2014 Los Angeles Auto Show live photos
April Sales Show Decline

Related Articles: Japan’s Profits Rising Steadily by TCC Team (4/28/2003) Next year could bring a halt to the happy numbers, though. GM, Ford Turn in Q1 Papers by Joseph Szczesny (4/21/2003) Ford’s results cause mild pleasant “shock”; GM leaves fewer in awe. March Sales Fall, But Not Hard...Read More»

2003 HUMMER H2 4-door Wagon Open Doors
2003 NADA Convention Coverage

Related Articles: NADA: Bill Ford Takes the Stage by TCC Team (1/31/2003) The NADA convention is on in San Francisco, bringing dealers to the forefront of an auto industry in transition. Stay with TCC for more from NADA, and to get continuous coverage from the convention, click over...Read More»

2002 Ford  Excursion
Detroit Showing Green Bruises

Calif. Makes CO2 Limits Law by Joseph Szczesny (7/29/2002) In the wake of their victory in California, environmentalists are vowing to keep up the pressure on the automakers. Automakers are fighting back in court, particularly in California, where they have won delays in a couple of critical new...Read More»

honda safety navi simulator 001
Consumer Car News: 5/27/02

TCC’S THIRD ANNUAL SPEEDING EXCUSES CONTEST!Summer gives us the perfect excuse to line up the latest set of hot wheels — and for some reason, it also gives Johnny Law the perfect excuse to yank us back to earth when the speedo creeps into the top half of its range. And while speeding tickets...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Consumer Car News: 4/1/02

TCC HEADS TO NY AUTO SHOWThe New York Auto Show is open to the public, and this week at TheCarConnection.com, our team of reporters will be bringing you all the new production and concept vehicles the show has to offer. Get the latest on the Ford Five Hundred, Infiniti G35 Coupe, Chrysler PT Turbo...Read More»

2016 Kia Optima
2002 Geneva Show, Part IV

Index: 2002 Geneva Motor Show by TCC Team (3/5/2002) SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE “This is neutral country,” noted Bruno Lurati, manager of the Geneva Motor Show. Among the top five global motor shows, the March event is the only one to occur in a country where there is no automotive manufacturing...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Consumer Car News: 3/11/02

PT CRUISER RAGTOP TO BOWHoping to maintain enthusiasm for its hot-selling PT Cruiser, Chrysler intends to announce this week it will be rolling out an open-air spin-off of the popular retro-themed wagon. The formal announcement will be made at the Geneva Motor Show, and while details are slim, the...Read More»

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