Daily Edition: Feb. 9, 2006
Daily Edition: Feb. 9, 2006

Bigger Is Better in Chicago If last year's oil shock changed the way Americans are driving, the message was apparently lost on those showing off their wares in the Windy City. The 2006 Chicago Auto Show puts plenty of emphasis on large trucks. Toyota will roll out its next-generation Tundra pickup...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»

2006 MINI Traveller Detroit concept
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part VI

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Lincoln Sports New Face, New Outlook The perennial question – what is Lincoln ? – may finally be answered by two concepts unveiled at this year’s North American International Auto Show. The MKS show car intends to show where the troubled...Read More»

2007 Ford Edge
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part V

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Honda’s Fit for the City Under a comic-book motif and an indie-rock soundtrack, with no question as to who was being appealed to, Honda introduced its new Fit, a model specifically adapted for North America from the Jazz, a popular urban model...Read More»

2007 Ford Edge
2006 Detroit Auto Show Preview

Detroit’s annual auto show is a love-it and hate-it event. The timing couldn’t be worse: the city’s settled into the bleakest trough of the winter, and though the downtown renaissance continues apace, there’s still more to recommend Motown in the middle of summer than in the earliest days...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing News and Notes, Jan. 2, 2006

Happy New Year, everyone! With the holidays now behind us, things will slowly get cranked up for the new season. Very little news this week, so we thought we’d offer a primer on one of the world’s toughest racing events, the Dakar rally: Formula 1: • Diamonds Are a Race Team’s Best Friend...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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Daily Edition: Nov. 10, 2005

Ford Has New V-6 For Crossovers, More Ford will officially pull back the curtain on a pair of new crossovers at the upcoming Detroit auto show, the automaker has confirmed. The next-generation Lincoln Aviator and the new Ford Edge will be powered by an equally-new powertrain. Barb Samardzich, vice...Read More»

2005 Scion xA 4-door Sedan Auto (Natl) Rear Exterior View
2005 SEMA Show, Part II

Live From Vegas: 2005 SEMA Show (11/2/2005) The aftermarket meets the OEMs in Vegas. Hyundai Hopes for Tuner Magic with Three-Door Accent Like Kia, its sister division, Hyundai is pushing hard to connect with the tuner and hip-hop crowd, said brand development manager Justin Osborne, in order to...Read More»

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SPECIAL REPORT: 2005 SEMA Show Live From Vegas: 2005 SEMA Show (11/2/2005) The aftermarket meets the OEMs in Vegas. 2005 SEMA Show, Part II (11/2/2005) Subaru spec.B, Honda's hardcore Civic, Hyundai's new Accent hatch.  SEMA Making Warranty Pledge It's the era of customization, and the numbers...Read More»

2005 Ford iosis concept
Ford Takes New Design Direction

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/12/2005) Is the iosis the shape of things to come from Ford? The sleek and muscular gull-winged concept car Ford unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show last week isn’t likely to hit showrooms anytime soon, company officials caution, but it’s likely to...Read More»

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GM Has a Hard Sell - Even to Itself

GM Has a Hard Sell - Even to Itself Considering all its quality problems, it's not surprising so many once-loyal General Motors buyers abandoned the brand over the last few decades. Recent studies show GM now catching up to the best of the imports. Three of the giant automaker's brands actually...Read More»

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
2004 New York Auto Show, Part II

2004 New York Auto Show Index (4/5/04) Jeep highlights new Grand Cherokee and Liberty spinoffs In what is the largest exhibit ever created for an Auto Show by Jeep, the division showcased a series of new vehicles at the Greater New York International Auto Show at what it calls " Camp New York ."...Read More»

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2005 Geneva Show: TCC’s Top Picks

2005 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (2/28/2005) Best New Concept: Okay, there were plenty of really good concepts in Geneva, like the Dodge Caliber, Honda Civic Concept, and Peugeot’s 407 Concept Coupe, but most were just thinly-disguised production vehicles. Nothing compared with...Read More»

2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2005 Detroit Auto Show: TCC’s Top Picks

2005 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/8/2005) TCC Team Publisher Best New Concept: Ford Fairlane. Some weird design elements, like the Home Depot plywood accents, but overall, a very intriguing turn of direction that I strongly expect to see in production. Best New Production Car: Mercedes...Read More»

2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
2005 Detroit Auto Show, Part VIII

2005 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/8/2005) A Land Rover for the Nürburgring? Land Rover revealed a new fifth model line, the Range Rover Sport, which will slot into the brand’s lineup between the Range Rover and the LR3. The Sport is said to have been developed with more of an emphasis...Read More»

2005 Dodge SUper Bee concept
2005 Los Angeles Auto Show, Part III

2005 Los Angeles Auto Show Index by TCC Team Ferrari: “Wild Object of Desire” If anyone was wondering how Frank Stephenson feels about his job as the chief designer for Ferrari and Maserati, he cleared things up Thursday. “For me, Ferrari is a wild object of desire,” said the Moroccan-born...Read More»

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