2001

2001 Detroit Show: Green Scene
2001 Detroit Show: Green Scene

by Frank Bohanan Environmentally friendly, or “green,” vehicles have gotten a lot of play over the past few years. At the 2001 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, though, there was noticeably less talk of new pollution-reducing technologies. For the most part, they insist...Read More»

Artist's impression of  Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center
2001 Detroit Show: Euro Hangover

Sponsor of TCC's 2001 Detroit Show Coverage In 11 years the Detroit show has become one of the world’s leading auto shows, with a massive selection of new cars – more this year than ever before. But it has to be said that to those of us who visit shows as part of our job, Detroit can be a pain...Read More»

BMW X Coupe Concept
2001 Detroit Auto Show, Part II

Sponsor of TCC's 2001 Detroit Show coverage DODGE UNLEASHES ‘03 VIPER. DaimlerChrysler unveiled an all-new Viper, to be introduced as a 2003 model. The musclecar icon gets more than 500 hp (the exact amount hasn't been finalized) and 500 lb-ft of torque, as the monstrous, all-aluminum V-10 engine...Read More»

2002 Ford Thunderbird
2001 Detroit Auto Show, Part III

Sponsor of TCC's 2001 NAIAS Coverage   HOW DO YOU SUV IN SWEDISH? This concept car, unveiled at the North American  International Auto Show may be the answer, according to Volvo Cars CEO Hans-Olav Olsson. Based off the same platform as the S80 sedan and the Cross Country wagon, the long-awaited...Read More»

Cruise and Walmart automated delivery service
Weekly News: Jan. 15, 2001

DETROIT SHOW REELS UP Excitement built last week at the press preview of the Detroit auto show, as automakers introduced concept, prototype, and production models to the press, as well as upcoming technologies. For an index of TCC daily show reports, click here. DOMESTIC AUTOMAKERS CUT PRODUCTION...Read More»

BMW M4 GTS concept, 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
WJR Auto Report: Jan. 8, 2001

Hold onto your cupholders — the Detroit auto show will be covering a lot of ground this year. The hot nostalgia ticket will be the rollout of Volkswagen’s Microbus concept, a modern update of the legendary hippie van. General Motors will be lifting the covers on an assortment of so-called...Read More»

Bentley Grand Convertible Concept  -  2014 Los Angeles Auto Show
2001 L.A. Auto Show Index

Detroit and L.A. '01 Preview L.A. Auto Show, Day One L.A. Auto Show, Day TwoRead More»

2021 Ford Bronco production starts at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan
Weekly News: Jan. 1, 2001

OLDS BOLSTERED WITH STRONGER WARRANTY In an effort to attract customers who are hesitant that the Oldsmobile brand will continue to be supported, Oldsmobile has extended its warranty to five years or 60,000 miles, from three years or 36,000 miles. Oldsmobile has already offered incentives of up to...Read More»

2002 Porsche 911 GT2
2001 Detroit Show: Europe Attacks!

Porsche, Volvo, BMW and Mercedes-Benz will all be taking the covers off new production and concept cars at the North American International Auto Show when it opens in Detroit next week. It's a measure of the importance that European manufacturers attach to the Motor City showplace, even though a...Read More»

Chevrolet Borrego
2001 Detroit/L.A. Show Preview

Sponsor of NAIAS 2001 on TheCarConnection.com Forget the chaos of the presidential election and capsizing dot-coms: we’re betting this year’s Detroit and Los Angeles auto shows are going to be even edgier. Would you want to be Juergen Schrempp walking the show floor within rubber-band distance...Read More»

2002 Daewoo Leganza
2001 L.A. Auto Show, Day One

“F” AS IN “FANTASTIC. Jaguar will put its F-Type show car into production, starting in 2004, announced Wolfgang Reitzle, head of Ford Motor Co.’s Premier Automotive Group. Originally introduced at the 2000 North American International Auto Show, in Detroit, the F-type is a sleek roadster...Read More»

Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show live photos
2001 L.A. Auto Show, Day Two

A REAL WORKHORSE. Calling it “the workhorse of the Mazda lineup,” Mazda pulled the wraps off two new versions of the subcompact Protégé. The new Sport Wagon is designed for those who need plenty of room while keeping an eye on their budget. Sportier than traditional wagons, it could find a...Read More»

2001 Jeep Cherokee
Week of January 31, 2000

DC CHAIRMAN EATON TO RETIREDC DOESN’T EXPECT TOP RATING FOR MINIVANJEEP CHEROKEE PRODUCTION EXTENDEDDC, FIAT RUMORS SPROUT ANEWAIRBAG TESTING CHANGES LIKELYAMERICAN LUXURY LOSING POPULARITYGM, DEALERS KISS AND MAKE UPABT: NO MORE MIDDLEMANDEALERS FIGHTING ONLINE SALESGM MERGES CARS, TRUCKSKOREANS...Read More»

Det. Auto Show pic
2001 Detroit Show: Euro Hangover

Back in Royal Leamington Spa, a town where the last big event was when Queen Victoria came to take the curative waters, I’m able to look back on a visit to the first week of the North American International Automobile Show. To someone used to European auto shows, it’s quite a stunning, strange...Read More»

Meritor sponsorship
2000 Detroit Auto Show VI

FORD UTES TO GET AIRBAG CURTAINS Ford Motor Co. will start offering specially designed airbag "curtains" designed to reduce the chance of death or injury in all of its 2001 model-year sport-utility vehicles. "About half of light truck rollover accidents result in fatalities," noted Ford's safety...Read More»

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1999 Detroit Auto Show, Part V

January 5 Dakota 'Boys' Dress DownLive from the Grand Ol' Opry...My, My, MercuryEvoq, More Than Just a 'Future Car'Cadillac Drops to No. 2Quacking Caddy Ad Cracks UpThe Return of the Z-CarYou're Such a SUT DAKOTA 'BOYS' DRESS DOWN - Wearing workshirts and blue jeans, James Holden (Executive v.p...Read More»

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