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Durango Slated for Hybrid
Durango Slated for Hybrid

Driver's News: April 10, 2006 by TCC Team (4/9/2006)New Mazda CX-9, Audi TT, Dodge Durango and more. No Silver Bullet for Clean Cars, Expert Says by TCC Team (4/4/2006)SAE speaker says multiple powerplants possible. DaimlerChrysler AG’s top brass has never been big fans of hybrid vehicles because...Read More»

Daily Edition: Apr. 6, 2006 post thumbnail
Daily Edition: Apr. 6, 2006

'07 Durango: Re-Grilled, E85ed and ESPed Dodge will update the Durango SUV for the 2007 model year in anticipation of a new hybrid version coming in the 2008 model year. For this year, the Durango sports a revised grille that mirrors the one installed on the Caliber hatchback. The 4.7-liter V-8...Read More»

TheCarConnection Trivia Quiz: 4/7/06 post thumbnail
TheCarConnection Trivia Quiz: 4/7/06

byMurray Jackson Get more TCC Trivia 1. This American Motors car was designed for a rotary engine but got an inline-six instead. 2. What did Dodge call the converted military truck that it introduced to the civilian market in 1946? 3. What make and model was the convertible driven by Dustin Hoffman...Read More»

Daily Edition: Apr. 5, 2006 post thumbnail
Daily Edition: Apr. 5, 2006

Mazda CX-9 Is No Stretch Mazda will bring its new CX-9 crossover to the New York auto show next week, but Ford’s Japanese affiliate is careful to announce that the new seven-seater isn’t mechanically related to the five-seat CX-7 it showed at this January’s Los Angeles auto show. The CX-9 has...Read More»

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No Silver Bullet for Clean Cars, Expert Says

“There is no silver bullet” — no single, advanced powertrain technology that will solve the country’s need to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency, said Jeff Alson, director of the EPA’s office for Transportation and Air Quality. Alson was one of six speakers to outline what is...Read More»

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SAE Taking Motorsports to the Streets

SAE Meeting Set for Detroit by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Revived interest sparks new ideas at tech conference. “Our objective is to use our race cars to showcase the cars we put on the road,” said Richard Brekus, BMW’s product planning chief. Brekus was part of a panel at this year’s SAE...Read More»

Industry Report: April 3, 2006 post thumbnail
Industry Report: April 3, 2006

New York Show Gets G6 GXP Pontiac's G6 mid-sizer-known in some Detroit circles as the car that Oprah built-gets a high-performance edition at the coming New York auto show. The April expo will showcase the new G6 GXP, a spin-off of the two-door coupe that gets a 270-hp, 3.9-liter V-6 engine along...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Mar. 31, 2006

GM's Big Friday-Selling GMAC, Delphi In Court? General Motors could be spending much of today in front of the press, with both its ongoing sale of GMAC and supplier Delphi's battle with the UAW possibly coming to a head. In the first action, the ongoing negotiations for a majority stakeholder at...Read More»

TheCarConnection's Trivia Quiz: 3/31/06 post thumbnail
TheCarConnection's Trivia Quiz: 3/31/06

byMurray Jackson Get more TCC Trivia 1. Which is correct, Corvette Sting Ray or Corvette Stingray? 2. Which state hosts the annual Pikes Peak hill climb, a.k.a. The Race to the Clouds? 3. In February 2006, this 2003 Champ Car champ participated in his first NASCAR Busch Series race. 4. For which...Read More»

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2006 New York Auto Show Preview

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) TheCarConnection's Index of Car Shows by TCC Team (3/20/2006)Find coverage for all the top car shows in the world at The Car Connection. Audi TT Sometimes you just can't wait. So Audi has decided to give a sneak peek of what it will formally...Read More»

Daily Edition: Mar. 27, 2006 post thumbnail
Daily Edition: Mar. 27, 2006

IRL Driver Paul Dana Killed at Homestead IRL IndyCar Series rookie Paul Dana, 30, was fatally injured in a two-car crash during the morning warm-up prior to Sunday's season opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway. At 10:03 am, just three minutes into the 30-minute session, Ed Carpenter spun his No. 20...Read More»

Marketing Report: Mar. 27, 2006 post thumbnail
Marketing Report: Mar. 27, 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»

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Daily Edition: Mar. 20, 2006

GM, UAW Near Deal on Buyouts General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers are reporting progress on reaching an agreement that would offer early retirement buyouts to thousands of General Motors Corp. and Delphi Corp. workers. The agreement, however, would not eliminate the threat of a...Read More»

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Industry Report: Mar. 20, 2006

GM Revises 2005 Losses Up to $10B General Motors says that it's revising its 2005 accounting to reflect even deeper losses in its automotive businesses. The changes will mean that GM lost $2 billion more in 2005 than previously reported, for a total of $10.6 billion. GM says restructuring costs...Read More»

Daily Edition: Mar. 17, 2006 post thumbnail
Daily Edition: Mar. 17, 2006

GM Revises 2005 Losses Up to $10B General Motors says that it's revising its 2005 accounting to reflect even deeper losses in its automotive businesses. The changes will mean that GM lost $2 billion more in 2005 than previously reported, for a total of $10.6 billion. GM says restructuring costs...Read More»

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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»

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Daily Edition: Mar. 13, 2006

Kia Picks Georgia for New U.S. Factory The long bidding war for the new Kia plant is over - and Georgia is the winner. The South Korean automaker will spend $1.2 billion to construct a new assembly plant near the Georgia-Alabama border outside West Point, Ga., about 80 miles southwest of Atlanta...Read More»

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Marketing Report: Mar. 13, 2006

Nissan's Connelly Retiring; Bradshaw Taking Company toTenn. Confirming a report that first appeared on TheCarConnection.com last month, Nissan's top American executive, Jed Connelly, has confirmed he will leave the automaker's U.S. marketing arm before it begins a much-debated move to Nashville...Read More»

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2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part X

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Suzuki SX4 Starting in August of 2007, Suzuki will race in the World Rally Championship with a car that is based on the Suzuki SX4, a new crossover unveiled inGeneva. The SX4 is Suzuki’s third new model since last year and is the successor...Read More»

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