TheCarConnection.com is on holiday sabbatical this week. But the news doesn't stop: stay tuned to our blog for breaking news - and catch up on the Year in Reverse, Toyota's new FJ Cruiser, and the week's racing news by clicking below.
TCC returns on Jan. 3, 2006. On behalf of all of us, have a happy and safe New Year.
2005: The Year in ReverseSome analysts say the auto industry has been in tumult ever since production resumed after World War II. But it's hard to imagine any retrospective since then topping the events of 2005.
In the past year, the industry has seen its Big Two pushed to the precipice; has seen the cost of fuel skyrocket as worldwide demand zoomed, particularly in China and India; and has watched as the Korean carmakers aimed for the heights reached by some Japanese brands, only to see the Chinese automakers in their rearview mirror.
As TCC gets ready for another year of news, reviews, and opinion, we've selected these at the ten most important auto stories of the past year. Stay with us next week as we begin 2006 from the floor of the
2005: The Year In Reverse (12/26/2005)
Physics 101: The biggest auto stories of the year come down to energy and momentum.
1999 Ford ZX2 Fusion
2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser (12/26/2005)
A retro-cool concept makes the scene with some established connections.
Racing News and Notes, Dec. 26, 2005 (12/26/2005)
|American Axle & Mfr. Holdings Inc.||AXL||18.36|
|Ballard Power Systems Inc.||BLDP||4.12|
|DaimlerChrysler AG (ADR)||DCX||50.48|
|Dura Automotive Systems||DRRA||2.36|
|Ford Motor Company||F||7.89|
|General Motors Corporation||GM||18.99|
|Goodyear Tire & Rubber||GT||17.66|
|Honda Motor Co. Ltd. (ADR)||HMC||28.98|
|Johnson Controls Inc.||JCI||71.84|
|Magna International Inc.||MGA||70.40|
|Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. (ADR)||NSANY||20.19|
|Sonic Automotive Inc.||SAH||22.55|
|Sirius Satellite Radio||SIRI||6.99|
|Toyota Motor Corporation (ADR)||TM||102.00|
|TRW Automotive Holdings||TRW||25.80|
|Tower Automotive Inc.||TWRAQ.PK||0.073|
|United Auto Group Inc.||UAG||37.42|
|XM Satellite Radio Hold.||XMSR||28.99|