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DAILY EDITION: Feb. 6, 2003
DAILY EDITION: Feb. 6, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Feb. 6, 2003 TUNDRA IS TEXAS BOUND Toyota will build Tundra pickup trucks in a new plant — its sixth in North America — starting in 2006. The plant, which will start with annual production of 150,000 units, will likely expand before the end of the decade to include SUV...Read More»

2003 Mitsubishi Tarmac Spyder concept
2003 Detroit Auto Show, Part VII

Related Articles: 2003 L.A. Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/1/2003) 2003 Detroit Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/2/2003) NISSAN TITAN UNVEILED Nissan is putting Ford, GM and Dodge on notice with the Titan, the company's first full-size pickup. Nissan says its full-sizer won't be a 7/8ths...Read More»

2003 Cadillac Sixteen concept
2003 Detroit Auto Show, Part III

Related Articles: 2003 L.A. Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/1/2003) 2003 Detroit Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/2/2003) While there are scores of new cars, trucks, crossovers and concept vehicles on display at Cobo Center this week, it’s hard for any automaker to dominate the North American...Read More»

2004 Ford SVT F-150 Lightning
2003 Detroit Auto Show, Part V

Related Articles: 2003 L.A. Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/1/2003) 2003 Detroit Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/2/2003) FORD LOOSES LIGHTNING BOLTFord topped off the F-150 introduction by unveiling a concept version of the SVT Lightning. With a 500-horsepower supercharged 5.4-liter V-8 engine...Read More»

2003 Smart Crossblade
2002 Geneva Show Preview, Part I

Index: 2002 Geneva Motor Show by TCC Team (3/5/2002)It’s still a few days to go before the 72nd International Motor Show in Geneva opens its doors for the media (March 5-6) and the public (March 7 – March 17). But quite a few car manufacturers are competing already for attention by releasing...Read More»

2014 Ford Fusion 4-door Sedan SE Hybrid FWD Rear Exterior View
BUSH PROPOSES HYBRID CREDIT

BUSH PROPOSES HYBRID CREDIT The Bush administration’s plan to cut fuel consumption includes tax credits for the purchase of hybrid gas-electric and fuel-cell vehicles. As Congress debates whether to increase Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards — currently at 20.7 mpg for trucks...Read More»

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2002 Detroit Auto Show, Part I

2002 Detroit Auto Show by TCC Team (1/6/2002) sponsored by Toyota click on pictures for larger views SCHEELE OUTLINES SHAKEUP TO COME AT FORDWhile some plant closings and layoffs seem likely to come when Ford announces its long-awaited turnaround plan later this week, "This is likely to be (just)...Read More»

2002 Los Angeles Auto Show logo
2002 Los Angeles Show, Part I

2002 Los Angeles Auto Show by TCC Team (1/3/2002) sponsored by Toyota XLR ON HOLD, ART & SCIENCE UNDER ASSAULTThe world will get its first look at the production version of Cadillac's Evoq concept roadster at the North American International Auto Show next week. But potential buyers will have...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 1/7/02

HONDA TAGS MODEL X FOR YEAR ENDHonda’s barrage of new product in 2002 will begin and end in an unconventional way, the company hinted at yesterday’s L.A. auto show press conference. The company will launch five new models in calendar year 2002, says sales chief Dick Colliver. First out of the...Read More»

C7 production at the Corvette plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky
TCC's Daily Edition: 10/02/01

 A WORRIED WAIT FOR SALES FIGURES The U.S. auto industry held its breath Monday waiting for September sales figures that are scheduled to be released today. Auto showrooms were nearly vacant in the two weeks following the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, although they did pick up...Read More»

Frankfurt Auto Show 2001
2001 Frankfurt Auto Show II

2001 Frankfurt Auto Show IndexTalk about the '01 Frankfurt show here! SHOW STARTS ON SOMBER NOTE. The bad news traveled fast, taking just minutes to spread across the kilometer-long Frankfurt Motor Show; the terror in New York and Washington quickly brought the events in Germany to a halt. Computer...Read More»

Volvo production site in Chengdu, China
2001 Frankfurt Show Preview II

2001 Frankfurt Auto Show Index As Europe’s biggest auto show, the biennial frenzy that is Frankfurt approaches, more manufacturers are lifting the veil on what they will be showing this year. Here’s our second preview of what’s going to be there. Porsche’s new Targa Porsche added a new word...Read More»

Vlingo InCar beta
TCC's Daily Edition: 9/6/01

 CORRECTION: GM SALES NUMBERS In yesterday’s Daily Edition, TCC mistakenly reported that GM’s sales in August dropped 20% versus August of 2000. The 20% figure was a drop in car sales only, not overall vehicle sales. Thanks to a good month selling trucks, GM’s overall sales fall was 8%...Read More»

Vinsetta Garage
Dream Cruise: Vinsetta Dreams

More from the 2001 Woodward Dream Cruise Right at the epicenter of the Woodward Dream Cruise sits one of Motor City's most historic automotive buildings, the Vinsetta Garage. It's a peculiar blend of old and new in more ways than one. The parallelogram-shaped one-story brick building boasts huge...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
TCC's Daily Edition: 8/1/2001

This week, TheCarConnection.com is launching TCC’s Daily Edition, our e-mail news delivered right to your inbox. We hope you’ll enjoy the new service — and we hope that during this week of beta testing you’ll send us your suggestions and ideas. Write to us at letters@thecarconnection.com...Read More»

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Power Shows Slower Gains

2001 J.D. Power CSI by TCC Team (7/16/2001) DETROIT—For the first time since J.D. Power and Associates began tracking customer satisfaction, actual warranty repairs are less than 50 percent of service visits. So what? That means that cars are that much better in terms of quality, and don’t have...Read More»

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Weekly News: July 2, 2001

FORD TO SCRUTINIZE REPLACEMENT TIRE LIST Ford Motor Company might drop some tires from its list of valid replacements for recalled Firestone tires, after Congressional investigators alleged that pending National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data shows the accident rate with some of...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Weekly News: June 18, 2001

FORD AND FIRESTONE BATTLE THEIR WAY TO CAPITOL HILL Ford Motor Company officials now say that the company might ask Bridgestone Firestone to partially compensate Ford for the expenses associated with the expanded recall of 13 million Firestone tires on Ford vehicles. Ford ordered the recall...Read More»

2001 Geneva Motor Show
2001 Geneva Show, Part I

Sponsors of TCC's 2001Geneva Motor Show coverage ONE-SERIES UPSMANSHIP. BMW will roll out a raft of new product in the coming months, including a new 3-Series Compact currently slated for sale just about everywhere but the United States. It’s also adding a sequentially shifted manual transmission...Read More»

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