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Study Boosts Ethanol As Fuel
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»

2009 Ford Fusion
Industry Report: Jan. 30, 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»

Final Volkswagen Beetle at Puebla, Mexico, assembly plant
Daily Edition: Jan. 30, 2006

New Expedition Gains EL Edition Ford's new Expedition will come in two versions when it goes on sale in the fall, the company announced last Friday. The new full-size SUV will come in standard and EL extended-wheelbase editions, with the larger Expedition EL delivering 14.8 inches in additional...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»

2021 Ford Bronco production starts at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan
Daily Edition: Jan. 26, 2006

Ford Shows E85 Escape Hybrid As Ford promised earlier in the week in its Way Forward restructuring, it's looking to ethanol power to "green" up its vehicle fleet. On Wednesday, at theWashington, D.C., auto show, Ford showed an Escape Hybrid that uses ethanol-blend fuel to further wean itself from...Read More»

British politicians visit Lotus factory in Hethel, England
Oil Prices Up, Sales Off in ‘06

Sales of new vehicles in January don't look very promising, according to a new survey by the Power Information Network maintained by J.D. Power & Associates ofWestlake Village, Calif. In addition, gasoline prices are beginning to move upwards again, putting new pressure on motorists and...Read More»

2006 Kia Soul concept
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part IX

  2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Camaro, By The Numbers Rumors of a Camaro comeback have been circulating almost since the day the last-generation pony car was pulled from production. And indeed, a version might have hit the auto show circuit awhile ago had not General Motors...Read More»

2006 Hyundai HCD-9 Talus concept
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part III

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Hyundai Strengthens its U.S. Position Hyundai Motor America President and CEO Bob Cosmai briefly mentioned that this year is Hyundai’s 20th anniversary in America — the Unites States of, that is. According to Cosmai’s address, the automaker...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»

Nissan IDS concept, 2015 Tokyo Motor Show
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part II

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) GT500 No Secretary’s Car Accompanied by much fanfare — and video clips of reckless Hollywood car-chase-style driving, Ford’s Americas president Mark Fields drove onto the stage in the new GT500, accompanied by legend Carroll Shelby. Fields...Read More»

2006 Ford F-250 Super Chief concept
Ford Super Chief Concept Burns All

MORE PHOTOS: 2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Following a year of near-record gas prices in the U.S., the newest Ford truck concept takes on the question of fuel economy directly. The F-250 Super Chief is Ford’s first concept to sport the unique ability to burn three kinds of...Read More»

Prototype production of battery modules for BMW Group’s fifth-generation electric powertrain
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»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Daily Edition: Camaro concept, Mazda Kabura and CX-7, Audi Le Mans diesel racer

TCConfidential: Is GM Planning a Camaro Comeback? Recycling is all the rage inDetroit this year. Consider Chrysler, which will follow this year's launch of the Dodge Charger with concepts dubbed Challenger and Imperial making their debut at January's North American International Auto Show. Even the...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»

2021 GMC Yukon AT4
Daily Edition: Nov. 21, 2005

Ford Set to Trim 4000 Jobs Ford Motor Co. took the first step in its next restructuring by confirming it plans to trim up to 4000 white-collar jobs in North America by the end of March. Mark Fields, Ford president of the Americas, disclosed the plan in an e-mail distributed to Ford employees. The...Read More»

2019 GMC Sierra 1500 2WD Double Cab 147" Trunk
Industry Report: Nov. 21, 2005

"Red Tag" Prices Come to GM Through Jan. General Motors is turning to discounted prices once more to clear inventories of 2005 and 2006 models from its lots. The company's new "Red Tag" promotion, dealers will put maximum prices on vehicles that will reflect reductions on prices of anywhere from a...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Daily Edition: Nov. 18, 2005

Ferrari Shows Student Concepts Together with design house Pininfarina, and with the support of aluminum space-frame producer Alcoa, Ferrari has organized a contest for automotive designers of the four most prestigious schools in the world. Students of the Center for Creative Studies inDetroit, the...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Daily Edition: Nov. 17, 2005

Delphi Contract Offer "Ridiculous," Says UAW The war of words over the bankruptcy filing at Delphi is heating up, with UAW leader Ron Gettelfinger calling the supplier’s proposed wage cuts “ridiculous.” The Associated Press reports that Gettelfinger would not reveal the content of the latest...Read More»

2006 Volkswagen Phaeton 4-door Sedan V8 6-spd Auto Open Doors
Daily Edition: Nov. 15, 2005

Phaeton Dumped from VWoA Lineup The $70,000 Phaeton sedan will exit Volkswagen'sU.S. sales lineup early next year as the German automaker realigns its future product plans with the vision of its new leader, former Chrysler exec Wolfgang Bernhard. The Phaeton move will also reconcile VW's lineup...Read More»

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