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Daimler Kills

Daimler Kills

What was hailed at its creation in 1998 as the promising “merger of equals,” an alliance that would dramatically reshape the global auto industry, has ended in a trans-Atlantic divorce. DaimlerChrysler announced today that it will sell a roughly 80-percent stake in its troubled U.S. operations...

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Barack Obama

Obama Takes Detroit to Fuel-Econ Task

Democratic Presidential hopeful Barack Obama appeared Monday in front of standing-room only crowd at theCobo Center and offered automakers both the sharp end of stick and... read more May 7, 2007 by 0

2007 Porsche Boxster Limited Edition

Porsche Preps Limited-Edition Boxster

The Baby Boomers might have defined the “me generation,” but with increasing urgency, today’s motorists are telling manufacturers “build me a car of my own.” It’s... read more May 7, 2007 by 0

2005 Chevrolet SSR

ASC Files Chapter 11, Awaits Saleen

The company that invented the modern sunroof has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, but company officials argue that the roof is half open, rather than half closed... read more May 4, 2007 by 0

2008 Mercedes-Benz SLR Convertible

McLaren Convertible Bows, From $700K

Almost three months ago first revealed how a roadster version of the Mercedes McLaren SLR would be unveiled this summer. And here are the first official... read more May 4, 2007 by 0

ZF eight-speed automatic

ZF Building Eight-Speed Automatic

ZF, supplier of transmissions to a wide swath of the luxury automakers, says it’s developed a new eight-speed automatic that could improve fuel economy in vehicles by six... read more May 2, 2007 by 0

xf 36

Emissions Noose Tightens for Automakers

The emissions noose around the auto industry is getting tighter, in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that says the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has the authority... read more April 30, 2007 by 0

2008 Chevrolet Malibu

Is GM Delaying the Next Malibu?

The Dow Jones newswires says General Motors has delayed production of the next generation mid-size and compact cars it builds in the U.S. Along with the mid-size Epsilon... read more April 27, 2007 by 0

2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 50th Anniversary Edition

Toyota Takes Over in Global Sales

Japan’s automotive juggernaut, Toyota Motor Co., has dethroned longtime sales king General Motors. For the first time ever, Toyota took the global sales lead during the... read more April 24, 2007 by 0

Chrysler pentastar

Chrysler Sale on Fast Track

The DaimlerChrysler board of supervisors could make a decision as soon as next month about the fate of the Chrysler Group, according to some reports. However, the situation... read more April 23, 2007 by 0

2007 MG7

MG Still On Track – In China, At Least

Nanjing Auto, a major Chinese domestic automaker, made plenty of headlines when it acquired the remains of the bankrupt British automaker, Rover. But it topped that act, last... read more April 21, 2007 by 0

Kermit and Ford Escape Hybrid

Earth Day: Cars Are Cleaner, Are We Greener?

With Earth Day upon us, it’s time to check up on how far we’ve come in reducing auto impact on the planet. And by some measures, fellow humans, we’ve done a good job... read more April 21, 2007 by 0

2007 Chevrolet Volt Concept

GM Plugs Fuel Cells into Volt

It’s not quite a case of chicken-and-egg, but when it comes to the alternate fuel, environmentally-friendly powertrain of the future, General Motors isn’t taking any... read more April 19, 2007 by 0

2007 Mazda2

Mazda2 Heading to China

Mazda says its newly introduced Mazda2 subcompact will be built inChina for Chinese customers, expanding Ford’s presence in the country. The announcement was made at this... read more April 19, 2007 by 0

Hurricane Katrina

SAE Confronts the CO2 Reality

by Ken Zino More than 35,000 automotive engineers and executives are in Detroit this week for the 2007 World Congress of the Society of Automotive Engineers. During the... read more April 18, 2007 by 0

2007 Hyundai Veracruz, Detroit Auto Show

Hyundai Chooses New Ad Agency

Hyundai Motors America chose Goodby Silverstein & Partners as its new ad agency on Tuesday for its $300 million national ad account. Goodby, which until recently had been... read more April 17, 2007 by 0


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