Daily Edition: Apr. 3, 2006
Daily Edition: Apr. 3, 2006

Hybrids Lose Lifetime Energy Battle, Study Says Hybrid advocates trumpet the environmental benefits of the gas-electric vehicles. But a new study says that the overall energy picture for hybrid vehicles isn't as favorable as it seems. CNW Marketing Research, of Bandon, Ore., says that when the...Read More»

Porsche’s U.S. headquarters and Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia
Delphi CEO Hopes for No Strike

Delphi Asks Court to Toss Contracts by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Supplier plots new course — and asks the judge to turn it that way. GM Says Turnaround Gaining by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)A week of financial news could contain the seeds of recovery. Delphi Corp. believes it can restructure and...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
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»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
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»

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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»

Herbert Diess
Dunne: Who’s Afraid of the Chinese Wolf?

China Steers Demand to Smaller Cars by Michael J. Dunne (9/26/2005)Super-sizing may mean status, but the market's going smaller. So much din comes out of China, it’s tough to separate fact from fiction — or to distinguish the crucially important from the “so what?” When China announced that...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Mar. 22, 2006

Smart Sale Sidelined Shareholders are pressing DaimlerChrysler AG's top management about the company's plans for its money-losing small-car unit Smart, and its Maybach superluxury brand. A resolution calling for a full accounting of the company's spending on smart and Maybach could be presented at...Read More»

BMW 330i vs. Lexus IS350
Faceoff: Lexus IS350 Vs. BMW 330i

2006 Lexus IS 250/IS 350 by TCC Team (7/18/2005)The meaning of "IS" is...what? 2004 BMW 330i by Marc K. Stengel (12/15/2003)A new Performance Package endows BMW's 330i sedan with a distinctly sporty personality. Last year was a bumper year for Lexus, having sold 303,000 vehicles in theU.S. and...Read More»

Filippo Perini
Dana Plunges Into Bankruptcy

GM-UAW-Delphi Stuck in Neutral by Joseph Szczesny (2/20/2006)Talks lay fallow, but zingers do too. Following a path worn by big suppliers such as Delphi, Tower,Meridian, Federal-Mogul, and Collins & Aikman, Dana Corp. has filed for protection under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for...Read More»

Nissan BladeGlider Electric Sports Car Concept  -  2013 Tokyo Motor Show
2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part II

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) BMW Has Carrera Fighter in Z4 M Coupe Faster than the Porsche Carrera, but less expensive than the Boxster. No wonder BMW officials were smiling during the preview of their new Z4 M Coupe on Tuesday. The hardtop version of the Z4 roadster will...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Grille
Racing News and Notes, Feb. 27, 2006

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • Testing Update: Pre-season testing for the Formula 1 teams is wrapping up as the season opener at Bahrain on March 12 looms ever closer. Many of the teams wrapped up their test schedule last week, while a handful will do a little...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Ballard Focuses On New Business

Vancouver-based Ballard Power Systems sits at the leading edge of the fuel-cell revolution — but judging from the Canadian company’s recent financial report, the revolution is on hold. Ballard’s partners include automotive heavyweights Ford, DaimlerChrysler, and Honda. And public-relations...Read More»

Manfred Fitzgerald
Witzenburg: Elephant in the Boardroom

Study: Product Woes Hobble GM by Joseph Szczesny (2/26/2006)Despite talk of change, new products aren’t swift enough, say analysts. Witz: How GM Should Fix Itself by Gary Witzenburg (11/21/2005)There’s no quick and easy solution, but perceptions could help greatly. Everyone knows how Japanese...Read More»

2006 Volkswagen GTI
Flint: VW’s Sinking Ship?

2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI by Conor Twomey (2/26/2006)Recapturing enough essence. VW Turns To GTI For Juice by Jim Burt (2/26/2006)Company pins GTI hopes on a curious new icon. I’ve always had a soft spot for Volkswagen. I was a soldier in the occupation army inGermany as VW rebuilt itself. They...Read More»

New MINI Cooper's safety and convinience features
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»

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»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Delphi Sets Final UAW Deadline

Can GM Turn Itself Around? by TCC Team (2/19/2006)Is there enough time, analysts ask? GM-UAW-Delphi Stuck in Neutral by Joseph Szczesny (2/16/2006)Talks lay fallow, but zingers do too. The bankrupt Delphi Corp. has once again delayed confrontation over the company’s expensive labor contracts...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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Industry Report: Feb. 13, 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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