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Daily Edition: Feb. 23, 2006
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»

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Daily Edition: Feb. 20, 2006

TCC Previews the Geneva Motor Show With a little more than a week to the press preview days, the whispers of Geneva introductions are being confirmed - or in a couple of cases, denied. TCC details those yeas and nays this week with twin Geneva previews that give you the latest on the new Porsche...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»

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Ghosn Puts His Stamp on Renault

2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part VIII by Bengt Halvorson (1/9/2006)Jeep Compass, Toyota Camry, Nissan Sentra and Urge. Just as he did at Nissan, Carlos Ghosn is planning to use a new product offensive to boost the fortunes of Renault with a combination of judicious cost-cutting and a move upmarket. At...Read More»

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GM-UAW-Delphi Stuck in Neutral

The three-way talks between General Motors Corp., the United Auto Workers and the bankrupt Delphi Corp. appear to be stuck in neutral. Today will be a pivotal day in the talks, though, as a Feb. 17 deadline thatDelphi nominally set for filing court motions to have its current labor pact with the...Read More»

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Detroit Stakes Out Political Path

Study Boosts Ethanol As Fuel by Joseph Szczesny (1/30/2006)Emissions study finds it’s not “negative” on energy. Bush Takes Ethanol Message on Road by Joseph Szczesny (2/6/2006)Follow-ups to State of the Union press for break from oil “addiction.” President George W. Bush seems to have...Read More»

2007 Honda Civic Si 4-door Sedan Manual w/ST Air Vents
Daily Edition: Feb. 10, 2006

2008 Toyota Tundra: One Big Mother? In a market increasingly dominated by imports, there's one segment still controlled by the Big Three. But maybe not much longer, at least not if the 2008 Toyota Tundra connects with demanding American full-size pickup buyers. The long-awaited update of the Toyota...Read More»

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Car News: New 911 Turbo, VW Concept A

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...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Feb. 8, 2006

GM Announces New Cuts General Motors Corp. announced a new wave of cost-cutting, aimed at stuffing criticism the company hasn't moved fast enough to meet the challenges that contributed to $8.6 billion loss in 2005. Richard Wagoner, GM's chairman and chief executive officer, said Tuesday GM...Read More»

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GM Slashes Exec Pay, Dividend

Everyone from investors to top management will share the pain as General Motors takes new and drastic steps to stave off a financial meltdown, the automaker announced Tuesday. The troubled giant will slash its dividend in half, abandon its traditional, company-funded pension plan for non-union...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Feb. 3, 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»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Study Boosts Ethanol As Fuel

Ford Super Chief Concept Burns All by Marty Padgett (1/9/2006)New concept truck works on gas, hydrogen and ethanol. More to Come from Ford by TCC Team (1/23/2006)Automaker will be making lots more news in the coming months. Carmakers interest in building vehicles that run on alcohol got an...Read More»

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Marketing Report: Jan. 30, 2006

Cadillac Papering Super Bowl XLCadillac, one of the General Motors' biggest success stories in recent years, is gunning for its fifth consecutive year of sales increases.Jim Taylor, Cadillac's general manager, said GM's luxury division is confident it can boost sales again in 2006. For one thing...Read More»

2007 Cadillac Escalade
Daily Edition: Jan. 27, 2006

GM Loses $4.9B in Q4, $8.6B in '05 General Motors produced another awful financial surprise Thursday by announcing it lost $4.9 billion during the fourth quarter and more than $8.6 billion for all of 2005. The company says the wide losses were due to the heavy cost of the company's contracts with...Read More»

Jaiwon Shin
Daily Edition: Jan. 23, 2006

Ford "Way Ahead" Coming Today The countdown is reaching its final hours for Ford Motor Co. On Monday morning, the beleaguered automaker unveils its long-awaited "Way Forward" plan. If you read the papers or scanned the Web this past weekend, you were bombarded by conflicting reports. According to...Read More»

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Industry Report: Jan. 9, 2006

Chrysler-VW Minivan Deal A Go Two erstwhile rivals will team up on the development of a new line of minivans. Confirming long-running rumors, Chrysler will provide Volkswagen with a version of its next-generation people carrier. "The logic is simple," VW's global brand czar, Wolfgang Bernhard, told...Read More»

Henrik Fisker
Daily Edition: Dec. 27, 2005

TheCarConnection.com is on holiday sabbatical this week. But the news doesn't stop: stay tuned to our blog for breaking news - and catch up on the Year in Reverse, Toyota's new FJ Cruiser, and the week's racing news by clicking below. TCC returns on Jan. 3, 2006. On behalf of all of us, have a...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: Dec. 12, 2005

Ford Plans Turnaround, Deals with UAW Top Ford executives remain tight-lipped about the impending "Way Forward" turnaround plan that the automaker is expected to unveil next month, rife with plant closings and personnel cuts. UAW president Ron Gettelfinger said he doesn't expect to learn more...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: Dec. 7, 2005

GM Brings Back  Henderson ; Devine Retiring A shake-up in senior management has been approved by a shaken General Motors board of directors, but the move leaves some observers wondering if there could be more to follow soon after the New Year. The most significant - and unexpected - change comes...Read More»

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