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2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part IV
2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part IV

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Toyota Aims for One Million European Sales Toyota wants to sell a million vehicles in Europe each year, according to Toyota Motor Europe’s Executive Vice President and COO, Thierry Dombreval. Dombreval put the goal on the record at the...Read More»

2006 Volvo S80 2.5L Turbo Auto Open Doors
2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part VII

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Volvo S80 Volvo Cars is facing the most new-car launches ever in the company’s history, starting with the new C70 coupe-convertible just issued. Over the next three years Volvo will introduce seven new models and, according to Fredrik Arp...Read More»

2006 MINI Cooper Hardtop 2-door Coupe Open Doors
2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part VI

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Saab Aero X Concept Saab has a stunning surprise for Geneva crowds: the Aero X Concept. The study, Saab says, explores design themes and features we will see in future Saab products. The two-seater coupe has been designed under the guidance of...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx 5dr Sedan SS *Ltd Avail* Angular Front Exterior View
Daily Edition: Mar. 1, 2006

TCC's Ian Norris Dies TheCarConnection is saddened to note the passing of our European colleague and friend, Ian Norris. Norris had traveled to Geneva to cover the motor show from his home in Le Mans and died at the train station in the Swiss city. The news of Ian’s death swept quickly through...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: Feb. 28, 2006

Saab Aero X Concept Bows Saab has a stunning surprise forGeneva crowds: the Aero X Concept. The study, Saab says, explores future design themes and features we will see in future Saab products. The two-seater coupe has been designed under the guidance of Brian Nesbitt, Executive Director of GM...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Car News: GTO Dead, SL Goes to 55

Current GTO Done After ‘06 The Pontiac GTO, so shortly revived from its decades-long coma, will be going back under at the end of the model year. Automotive News reports that the two-door coupe would cost General Motors too much to certify for tougher safety regulations being phased in for the...Read More»

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Marketing Report: Feb. 27, 2006

Toyota Places Among Most-Admired Companies Toyota ranked ninth on Fortune magazine's annual Most Admired Companies list. It marks the first time a non-U.S. company cracked the top 10. The magazine ranked 303 companies. DaimlerChrysler, which made the list, is sort of an American company. General...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»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: Feb. 22, 2006

Current GTO Done After '06 The Pontiac GTO, so shortly revived from its decades-long coma, will be going back under at the end of the model year. Automotive News reports that the two-door coupe would cost General Motors too much to certify for tougher safety regulations being phased in for the 2007...Read More»

2006 Bentley Continental GT 2-door Coupe Rear Exterior View
2006 Geneva Motor Show Preview, Part I

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) With a little more than a week to the press preview days, the whispers ofGeneva introductions are being confirmed — or in a couple of cases, denied. A rumor was going round that Aston Martin were going to show a new convertible version of...Read More»

2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 2-door 4 Cabriolet Side Exterior View
2006 Geneva Show Preview, Part II

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Geneva Brings New 911 Turbo The upcoming Geneva Motor Show will be the setting for the launch of Porsche’s sixth-generation 911 Turbo. The new Turbo model will show up at the Palexpo in March, powered by a 480-hp version of the classic...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Industry Report: Feb. 20, 2006

DC Profits $3.4B in 2005 DaimlerChrysler earned $3.4 billion in 2005 with the Chrysler Group accounting for $1.8 billion of the profit, the company announced on Thursday. The Mercedes Benz Group posted an operating profit of $1 million in the fourth quarter, and finished the year with a $600...Read More»

Volvo production site in Chengdu, China
Daily Edition: Feb. 15, 2006

Geneva Brings New 911 Turbo The upcoming Geneva Motor Show will be the setting for the launch of Porsche's sixth-generation 911 Turbo. The new Turbo model will show up at the Palexpo in March, powered by a 480-hp version of the classic Porsche flat-six engine, up 60 hp in this edition. Porsche says...Read More»

2006 Lincoln Zephyr 4-door Sedan Angular Front Exterior View
Daily Edition: Feb. 13, 2006

TCC's Street Names Contest: Finalists! Our readers, it seems, have crisscrossed every inch of the country looking for the wildest, weirdest, and wackiest street names, and since we launched our contest on December 20, they've come up with some amazing signs of our time. We can't tell you how many...Read More»

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Great Drives: Maui, Hana and Haleakala

More Great Drives from TCC Ana kapuana — it means “so the story goes.” You hear it chanted in native Hawaiian songs that infuse antiseptic AM waves with floral scents, and from the locals who slow down and wave to other drivers through rolled-down windows at the few roadside stops on the 52...Read More»

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2006 Chicago Auto Show Preview

2006 Detroit Auto Show: Last Words by TCC Team (1/16/2006)Best new concepts, worst press conferences, and other pithy observations. The Chicago Auto Show begins this week for the media and the public. And among the introductions you'll see here starting Wednesday on TheCarConnection are cars and...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: Feb. 6, 2006

Chicago Show Debuts Include Ralliart 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...Read More»

New MINI Cooper's safety and convinience features
Ten Questions: Ian Callum and the XK

2007 Jaguar XK Coupe/Convertible by Marty Padgett (2/1/2006)Gorgeous, yes — but technically tight, too. The new XK is sensuous, glamorous, and sleek. But how did it get that way? Jaguar chief designer sat down with TheCarConnection at the global launch of the new XK coupe and convertible in South...Read More»

2007 Chrysler Aspen
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part XII

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Caliber Breaks Cover The Chrysler Group held its final press conference of the Detroit show, pulling the wraps off the new Caliber, a tall-roof small car that will start at only $13,985—including destination charge—which amounts to $410 below...Read More»

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