2001

Weekly News: May 14, 2001
Weekly News: May 14, 2001

GM APPEALING CERTIFICATE REDEMPTION RULING General Motors is appealing a Louisiana court's decision to allow rebate coupons to be resold. The coupons are part of a class-action lawsuit settlement to owners of 1973-1991 full-size GM pickup trucks, for a problem with fuel tanks prone to explosions...Read More»

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Weekly News: May 7, 2001

COURT APPROVES CERTIFICATE RESELLING A Louisiana court has ruled that the reselling of General Motors $1000 rebate certificates, mailed to about six million owners of GM pickups as part of a class-action settlement, is permissible. The settlement awards a certificate for $1000 off any new GM...Read More»

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2001 New York Show Index

'01 New York Auto Show preview '01 New York Auto Show, Day I '01 New York Auto Show, Day II '01 New York Auto Show video coverageRead More»

2001 Acura Integra LS
2001 New York Auto Show, Part II

Sponsors of TCC's 2001NY Auto Show coverage RSX-UAL HEALING. Completing the recent name-changing surgery within its lineup, Acura has finally lost the Integra nameplate. While that great badge is going away, we do get a replacement in the RSX, a Prelude-sized sports coupe with either a 160-hp...Read More»

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Weekly News: April 2, 2001

EXIDE PAYS FOR PAST MISTAKES Exide Technologies has finally reached a plea agreement in an Illinois federal court, closing the door on the dishonest dealings of former Exide management. With the settlement, Exide will pay about $27.5 million in fines, payable over five years, and the federal...Read More»

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2001 Geneva Show: Tech Talk

This month’s Geneva Motor Show usually provides a good look at the direction the European auto industry will be taking over the next few years. So casual showgoers might be excused if they come away from the annual event more than a bit confused. At one extreme, motorists are demanding...Read More»

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2001 Geneva Motor Show Index

'01 Geneva Preview '01 Geneva Show, Part One '01 Geneva Show, Part Two '01 Geneva Show, Part ThreeRead More»

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Weekly News: March 5, 2001

DAIMLERCHRYSLER ANNOUNCES RESTRUCTURING PLAN DaimlerChrysler revealed some specifics of its three-year, $3.09 billion company-wide restructuring plan. The plan will see a total of 35,500 jobs cut, in an attempt to bring Chrysler, and also Mitsubishi, to profitability by 2003. DaimlerChrysler put...Read More»

2002 Jaguar X-Type
2001 Geneva Show Preview

The first day of March sees the public opening of the Geneva Auto Show. It's the second big international show of the year, after Detroit, but because of its timing and its history, it's generally accepted as the way in which the world's auto industry welcomes the spring and the new selling season...Read More»

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Weekly News: February 26, 2001

DC TO ANNOUNCE RESTRUCTURING Upcoming changes at DaimlerChrysler AG might include huge layoffs at Mitsubishi and more parts-sharing between Mercedes-Benz and Chrysler, according to reports. As part of the long-anticipated cost-cutting plan to be announced, DaimlerChrysler will appoint a new...Read More»

2001 Nissan Xterra SE
2001 Chicago Show, Part I

Sponsors of TCC's 2001 Chicago Auto Show coverage SHARPER FOCUS. It’s what Ford’s Special Vehicles Team pack leader John Colletti calls the “next obvious product” in the microbrand’s lineup: a 170-hp version of the very popular and, we’re told, very hip Ford Focus. The SVT Focus...Read More»

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2001 NADA Show Index

NADA 2001: Dealing With Downturn (Feb. 5, 2001) NADA 2001: Winding Down Olds (Feb. 5, 2001) NADA 2001: Crying at Chrysler (Feb. 5, 2001)Read More»

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2001 Chicago Auto Show Index

Chicago Auto Show, Part I (Feb. 7, 2001) Chicago Auto Show, Part II (Feb. 8, 2001) Chicago Auto Show, Part III (Feb. 9, 2001)Read More»

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Weekly News: February 12, 2001

PORSCHE DISHES HOT SUV DETAILS Porsche AG has revealed some more details about its long-awaited Cayenne sport-utility vehicle. At the Chicago Auto Show, Porsche officials said that the company plans to make about 25,000 Cayennes in the first year, with more than half of them bound for the U.S. The...Read More»

Andreas Roos
2001 Detroit Show Newsmakers II

A friend in Washington “I don’t think (President Bush) will stir the pot,” is the reading from General Motors Chairman Jack Smith. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the auto industry will have it easy under the new administration. Smith doesn’t expect to see the government toughen...Read More»

2001 Jeep Cherokee SE
Weekly News: January 22, 2001

DC BREAKUP POSSIBILITY DENIED DaimlerChrysler officials have denied a rumor that the company may break up its operations if the Chrysler division's financial shape isn't improved within six months. A report by Britain's The Sunday Times claimed that some top shareholders, including the government...Read More»

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2001 Detroit Auto Show Index

Sponsor of TCC's 2001 Detroit Show Coverage Detroit and L.A. Preview Chrysler in the Crossfire GM's '01 Concepts Detroit 2001: Europe Attacks! Detroit Auto Show, Day One Nissan Intros Z, SE-R, Truck Concept Detroit Auto Show, Day Two Detroit Auto Show, Day Two, Part Two Detroit Auto Show, Day Three...Read More»

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2001 Detroit Show: Audio Reports

Sponsor of NAIAS 2001 Coverage on TCC Polk Auto Trend Centers Take Public Pulse At North American International Auto Show: Webcast Report Visitors to the North American International Auto Show will get the chance to tell pollsters about the favorite product features they see on the hundreds of cars...Read More»

Mitsubishi ASX Concept
2001 Detroit Auto Show, Part IV

Sponsor of TCC's 2001 Detroit Show coverage FERRARI’S RED BARCHETTA. Ferrari chief Luca di Montezemolo revived relations with design house Pininfarina to make an open-air version of the 550 Maranello, a challenging task because the 550's design was never intended to yield an open-air variant...Read More»

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