The Chicago Auto Show begins next week for the media and the public. And among the introductions you'll see here next week on TheCarConnection are a handful of trucks, including the critical new Toyota Tundra and the updated Chevrolet Avalanche we showed you last week. Coming too to Chicago are the new Lexus ES330, the Hyundai Entourage minivan and Accent three-door hatch, a pair of Dodge trucks we'll tell you more about early next week, and this Mitsubishi Galant Ralliart, details of which we'll bring you in next week's coverage of the show. The media days begin Feb. 8 - stay tuned for all the
Spy Shots: '07 Toyota Tundra by Hans
Lehmann/Hidden Image (1/30/2006)
The first pictures, ahead of
Ford, Chrysler Add Incentives
Though both companies saw their car sales rise in the month of January, both Ford Motor Co. and the Chrysler Group added new incentives to some models in their lineups after releasing sales figures yesterday. Ford, which saw its sales rise about two percent last month, has put $500 more in cash rebates on the Focus sedan, boosting the total incentive on that vehicle for 2006 models to $2500. Chrysler, meanwhile, is offering zero-percent loans on some models for a period of up to five years. Ford's incentives on its fleet averaged $2839 per vehicle last month, while Chrysler's hit $3317 against an industry average of $2391 per vehicle, according to Autodata figures.
Domestics Pose Sales Surprise in
Jan. by Joseph Szczesny
GM, Ford and Chrysler all up for the month.
Twenty years and $16
2007 Toyota Camry by Bengt Halvorson
Ready to spoil a new round of frugal family buyers - and keep its best-selling title.
TCConfidential: The United Nations of Chrysler Design
2005 Dodge Caliber Concept
Like most auto design departments,
Chrysler fields most of its art talent from four schools - the Royal College of
Art in the U.K., the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, the Cleveland
Institute of Art, and Art Center College in Pasadena. Other places like
And when it comes to moving their designs from paper and clay into production, stylists still haven't reached the nirvana of a totally paperless design studio. You still need to print it out and look at it on paper, Powell says. And, he adds, you still "cut clay as soon as you can."
Stay tuned this weekend for the first review of the new Dodge Caliber!
With support from Volkswagen of America, Inc., the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) brings us Black History Month with a variety of African-American fine art to educate, honor and raise awareness of this culture's significant contributions. During the month of February and into the beginning of March, the DIA will showcase paintings, music, and films that depict the African-American heritage. Drop-in workshops, storytelling, and lectures will further enhance visitors' awareness and understanding of this group's culture.
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