Daily Edition: Sep. 14, 2004
Daily Edition: Sep. 14, 2004

Ford Tries Reining In Land Rover With the launch of the new LR3, theBritish SUV maker Land Rover enters a critical stage that will likely determine its long-term viability. That, in turn, will have a strong impact on the turnaround plans of Ford Motor Co., which purchased the British marque from...Read More»

2005 Porsche Boxster
2004 Paris Auto Show Preview

Related Articles: 2004 Paris Auto Show by TCC Team (9/20/2004)The well-loved lights of the City of Light take the stage. When the Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris opens its doors to the public on September 25, the public will know what new cars to expect. As has become best-practices for the...Read More»

Anti-Sleep Pilot (ASP) system
Daily Edition: Jul. 28, 2004

GM Confirms H3 Details, "Alpha" Hummers The Hummer brand gets a new mid-size SUV based on the Chevrolet Colorado architecture in the 2006 model year, GM confirmed on Tuesday. Though no pictures were released, GM says the new Hummer will appear in the first half of next year and will sport a...Read More»

Porsche’s U.S. headquarters and Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia
Daily Edition: Jun. 30, 2004

Power: Lexus Still Tops, Domestics Improving The latest survey from J.D. Power and Associates measuring vehicle quality over three years shows that U.S. automakers are continuing to gain on leaders Toyota and Honda, and that most luxury import brands are declining in long-term quality. Power...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: Jun. 21, 2004

L.A. auto show to shift seasons In the long-running battle between Detroit and Los Angeles, the folks out West have finally blinked. Bowing to industry pressure, the Los Angeles Auto Show is shifting to November, and will no longer go head-to-head with the bigger North American International...Read More»

Beijing Motor Show crowds
2004 Beijing Motor Show, Part II

Beijing Motor Show Index Whose show is this, anyway? There were plenty of news conferences at Auto China 2004’s opening media day. The challenge was finding them. That wasn’t easy at an event that has two competing organizers (or was it four? Or five?) Some carmakers decided to skip the slots...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: May. 21, 2004

Porsche unveils 911 Turbo S Porsche's latest pair of 911s to be introduced are the Turbo S Coupe and Cabriolet. These models are based on the current 911 Turbo, not the new 911 Carrera unleashed last week in photo form. The new Turbo S gets its power from a 3.6 twin-turbocharged horizontally...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Daily Edition: May. 17, 2004

Toyota earns $10 billion That's $10 billion with a "b." Toyota Motor on Tuesday became the first Japanese company to report a net profit of over a trillion yen, or about $10 billion U.S. greenbacks. Toyota's global sales are slightly ahead of Ford Motor Co., but considering Ford earned just $675...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: May. 5, 2004

Sales increase slightly, at GM and across the board Industry-wide sales of new vehicles increased a mere 1.2 percent in April despite strong sales by several Japanese automakers. The overall pace of sales was a disappointing 16.8 million units, setting the stage for an increase in incentives. Paul...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Daily Edition: May. 4, 2004

Sales down at Ford; up at Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan Incomplete sales numbers for the industry released on Monday provided a mixed bag of results, with Ford down, Chrysler up, and Toyota maintaining its ongoing sales surge. While GM held its numbers until today, due to a computer error that delayed...Read More»

2004 Mini S  MC40
2004 New York Auto Show, Part III

2004 New York Auto Show Index (4/5/04) Caddy introduces new flagship sedanCadillac added yet another letter car to its stable today as it showed its all-new STS luxury sedan. It's the first vehicle in the originalSeville series to feature rear-wheel-drive in 25 years. For Snowbelt buyers nervous...Read More»

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2004 New York Auto Show, Part I

2004 New York Auto Show Index (4/5/04) New Grand Cherokee Gets HEMI Power Jeep’s new Grand Cherokee arrives in showrooms this fall not a moment too soon. With buyers moving into bigger SUVs and the Grand Cherokee’s mild 1998 makeover beginning to show wrinkles, the brand’s been in need of a...Read More»

nanoFLOWCELL Quant F prototype, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
Cost Cuts Squeeze SAE Show Again

Related Articles: Burns Ready for Dana Challenge by Joseph Szczesny (3/13/2004) Cost cutting and lost business fail to dismay former GM exec. The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) meeting in Detroit last week reflected the continuing effort across the automobile industry to trim costs. Indeed...Read More»

2004 Volvo YCC concept, Geneva Motor Show
Ladies’ First with Volvo YCC Concept

2004 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (2/22/2004) The Volvo YCC, or Your Concept Car, which bows today at the Geneva Auto Show, is not a chick car. Nor is it pink. But it has been completely designed and developed by a female team of Volvo employees — and that is a first in the car industry...Read More»

Nissan IDx Nismo Concept  -  2013 Tokyo Motor Show live photos
2004 Geneva Motor Show, Part III

2004 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (2/22/2004) Jaguar used the show to announce an update for its XK8 sports convertibles and coupes. The XK8 has been around since 1996, and continues to be steady seller in the luxury boulevard cruiser segment. The supercharged XKR was a mid-life introduction...Read More»

2004 Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT
2004 Geneva Motor Show, Part IV

2004 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (2/22/2004) Maserati Feeding Need for Speed Even as it prepares to launch the third new model in its lineup, the Quattroporte sedan, Maserati has rolled out a fourth product, though getting one won’t be easy. The MC12 is the name chosen for both the new...Read More»

2005 Saturn L-Series L300 4-door Sedan Trunk
DAILY EDITION: Mar. 1, 2004

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Mar. 1, 2004 Saturn May End L-Series Early Plummeting sales and the coming of the Kappa cars could spell an early end for the Saturn L-Series, according to a report from the Detroit News. The paper reports that the L-Series’ sales have dropped by 78 percent in January from a...Read More»

2004 BMW 5-Series 530i
2004 Geneva Motor Show Preview I

2004 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (2/22/2004) A6 Returns With Nuvolari Style At the Geneva Auto Show Audi will unveil its new A6 sedan, but in the meantime the Germans have release the first pictures and all the details. With the new generation of the A6 Audi aims at the top position in the...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
INDUSTRY REPORT: Feb. 16, 2004

NUMMI Marks 20 Years General Motors and Toyota celebrated 20 years of their New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) joint-venture near San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday. Both Toyota Motor Corporation President Fujio Cho and General Motors Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner, on hand for the...Read More»

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