Facebook Hires Auto Legend Bob Lutz To Be 'Automotive Liaison'
Facebook Hires Auto Legend Bob Lutz To Be 'Automotive Liaison'

Bob Lutz -- car nut, airplane collector, marketing bigwig -- thought he might ease into the cruising lane after retiring from General Motors last summer. But the brash, silver-haired former executive has been dragged back into the fray, and he'll soon be sitting front and center at one of the...Read More»

2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe
Infiniti Bringing Pair to NY Show

Infiniti says it will bring a pair of new vehicles to the New York Auto Show in April — one a production car, one a concept. The production car is the new 2008 Infiniti G37 Coupe, which presumably sports a larger-displacement version of Nissan’s VQ V-6 engine, along with “a few other...Read More»

2007 Jaguar XK
World Car Finalists Set for NY Show

The finalists for the annual World Car of the Year have been announced prior to the award ceremony at April's New York auto show. The finalists include the Audi Q7 and TT; the Citroën C4 Picasso and Citroë n C6; Fiat's Grande Punto; the Jaguar XK; the Lexus LS 460; Mercedes-Benz's CL; the new...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco production starts at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan
Industry Report: June 5, 2006

 Big Three Gain in Harbour Productivity ReportDetroit's Big Three is closing the quality and productivity gap, according to the 2006 Harbour Report, an oft-quoted measure of manufacturing efficiency. But Detroit continued to lag behind the best of the Japanese, especially Nissan, which was the...Read More»

2007 Mercury Monterey 4-door Luxury *Ltd Avail* Angular Front Exterior View
Marketing Report: May 29, 2006

 Toby Keith Gets More Ford TimeYou'll be seeing more of Rubenesque honky-tonker Toby Keith in Ford commercials: the Dearborn company has given Keith another year's worth of work and will get a new song from him to use in the company's "Bold Moves" campaign. The Detroit News adds that Keith's song...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Apr. 10, 2006

Jeep Patriot Charges into New York Chrysler's new Patriot opens its charge on the New York auto show this week-but will the Patriot do to Jeep's bottom end what the Commander did to its top? Find out what the Patriot brings to the party this week at the Javits center and stay tuned all week for...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid 4-door Sedan Hybrid FWD Tail Light
Racing Results: March 24-26, 2006

It was a busy weekend that was sadly overshadowed by tragedy. NASCAR’s Nextel Cup and Busch series were in action at the always-wild Bristol bullring, the IRL IndyCar Series had its season opener at Homestead, joined by the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series, and the World Rally Championship had...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Mar. 23, 2006

Nissan Plans New York Debut for New Altima The New York auto show will be the first public display of the new 2007 Nissan Altima, the company confirmed on Wednesday. A new body style arrives in 2007 on a new "D" platform, promising better body rigidity and a newly penned suspension. Nissan's...Read More»

Maximilian Szwaj
Daily Edition: Mar. 15, 2006

Scion Coupe Coming toNew York Toyota, famous for its press-release brevity, says a new Scion sport-coupe concept is coming. The new concept will make its premiere at the New York Auto Show in April. Toyota plans the Scion press conference for Wednesday, April 12 - stay tuned for more from...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: Feb. 24, 2006

Benz SL Goes to 550 and 382 You don't want to mess with a good thing, so Mercedes didn't change too much about its 2007 Mercedes Benz SL550 roadster. Underneath the hood, a new 5.5-liter V-8 engine matched to a seven-speed automatic transmission compelled the name change from SL500 to SL550...Read More»

2022 GMC Hummer EV pre-production at Factory Zero plant in Detroit, Michigan
Daily Edition: Feb. 23, 2006

Honda Prepping Hybrid Fit? The next Honda hybrid to join the company's lineup may be a gas-electric version of the new Fit subcompact. A report inJapan's daily newspaper, the Nihon Keizai, suggests that Honda will adapt the Fit to hybrid power, while keeping the price under $12,000 in its home...Read More»

Artist's impression of  Wallace Battery Cell Innovation Center
Zetsche Tightens Control on DC

Industry Report: Jan. 30, 2006 by TCC Team (1/30/2006)Ford's Way Ahead, GM earnings, DC's job cuts at home. Dieter Zetsche, DaimlerChrysler AG’s chief executive officer, continues to open up more space between his new administration and the reign of his predecessor Juergen Schrempp. Zetsche told...Read More»

2006 Mahindra Scorpio
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part XIII

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Camaro Was Sent Back to Drawing Board The Chevy Camaro concept was undoubtedly one of the stars of the 2006 NAIAS, but it could have looked very different. GM’s product boss Bob Lutz admitted the retro-styled 2+2 had been sent back to the...Read More»

2010 LA Design Winner: Cadillac Aera
Daily Edition: Dec. 6, 2005

Mitsu Has Eclipse Spyder, Concept-CT for Detroit The Mitsu Eclipse coupe is being joined by a convertible version set to show up at the Detroit auto show in four weeks. Mitsubishi confirmed the appearance by issuing this sketch of the new ragtop, which it will sell as a 2007 model. The convertible...Read More»

2013 Jaguar XF
Industry Report: Dec. 5, 2005

Jeep Prices Porsche-Slaying SRT8 Grand Cherokee The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will cost about half as much as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo it beats in a 0-60 run, the Chrysler Group said in a release on Thursday. The new HEMI-powered SUV will sport a base price tag of $39,995 when it goes on sale...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Dec. 1, 2005

Suzuki's New SX4 Takes on Sportage Et Al The new compact Suzuki SUV headed for these shores will be dubbed the SX4, the Japanese automaker announced on Wednesday. In a brief release, Suzuki confirmed that the new global ute will be adapted to be sold in the U.S. alongside Suzuki’s existing Grand...Read More»

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Racing Results: April 11, 2005

By John Gardner The action was far-flung this past weekend on the motorsports front. NASCAR’s Nextel Cup and Craftsman Truck series were at Martinsville, Va.; the Champ Car World Series kicked off its season with the traditional street race in Long Beach, accompanied by the Trans-Am and Formula...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing Results: April 1-3, 2005

It was a busy weekend, with Formula 1 in Bahrain for their third event of the season; NASCAR packed ‘em in at the Bristol bullring with the Nextel Cup and Busch series (rain-postponed until Monday morning); the IRL wrote a new chapter in its history with the series’ first-ever road race on the...Read More»

2005 Acura RD-X concept
2005 Detroit Show Preview II

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