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2007 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage
2007 Los Angeles Auto Show Coverage

PREVIEWS 2009 Lincoln MKS Preview by TCC Team (11/13/2007)From obscurity to mainstream? 2008 Ford Mustang Bullitt Preview by TCC Team (11/6/2007)Hidden in darkness, an L.A. show debut. 2009 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Preview by Marty Padgett (11/9/2007)Two modes and batteries – in a big ute? 2008...Read More»

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2007 Subaru G4e Concept

by Ken Zino The Kermit-the-frog green color is a good hint of what’s to come when Subaru unveils its G4e concept at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. That’s e, as in EV, and this concept, a bit smaller but visually similar to the popular Impreza, is a sign that Subaru is taking seriously the...Read More»

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Daihatsu in Tokyo: Tanto, Mud Master

Happy birthday to Daihatsu! The Japanese brand best known for its city cars is celebrating 100 years in business and marked the occasion with new concept and production cars at the Tokyo Motor Show. The most striking was the Mud Master, a small transporter prototype. Gull-wing doors open on three...Read More»

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Mulally: Ford Making Steady Progress

Ford Motor Co.’s turnaround is on track, chief executive officer Alan Mulally told the handful of shareholders who bothered to show up in Wilmington, Del., for the company’s annual shareholders meeting. The slender turnout didn’t prevent a proposal that would have broken the Ford family’s...Read More»

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2007 BMW CS Concept

“This is where we can do a lot with romance and sex appeal,” suggested BMW’s design lord, Chris Bangle, as he pointed to the new CS concept car. The prototype, officially just a concept car – for now – took its bows at the 2007 Shanghai Motor Show, on Friday. Reviving a classic nameplate...Read More»

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China’s Boom Squeezes Automakers

There’s been a steady rain falling for days over here inShanghai, but it hasn’t dampened the palpable optimism you can feel as this sprawling river city prepares for its upcoming motor show. And there are plenty of reasons why everyone is upbeat – even though the boom in the Chinese market is...Read More»

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MINI One, Diesel Motor to Geneva

MINI’s lineup is maxing out inGeneva with the addition of two new models, the MINI One and the high-mileage Mini Diesel. Last year was a significant one for the MINI marque, a subsidiary of the German automaker, BMW. To keep up with strong, worldwide demand, production capacity was expanded 20...Read More»

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2007 Geneva Auto Show Index

U.S. VEHICLES 2008 Audi A5/S5 Preview by Marty Padgett (2/25/2007) The Nuvolari evolves into a stunner two-door. Preview by Marty Padgett (3/5/2007)New two-door spun from Arnage; 550 to be built. 2008 Jaguar XJ Preview by Marty Padgett (2/28/2007)A more contemporary look – or a bridge to the...Read More»

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Opel GTC: A New Design Era?

PHOTO GALLERY: Opel’s new GTC Concept isn’t the only “gran turismo” to be found at the 77th Geneva Motor Show. And like the Maserati version parked close by, the Opel concept’s dramatic looks drew deep crowds and approving glances. The styling themes of the concept, promised Alain Visser...Read More»

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A Sale is Not Chrysler’s Only Option

While DaimlerChrysler is determined to “explore all of our options,” CEO Dieter Zetsche seemed to be stressing that there is no firm commitment to sell its troubled U.S. arm, the Chrysler Group, during an interview at the Geneva Motor Show. “I’m absolutely confident Chrysler will become...Read More»

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World Car Finalists Set for NY Show

The finalists for the annual World Car of the Year have been announced prior to the award ceremony at April's New York auto show. The finalists include the Audi Q7 and TT; the Citroën C4 Picasso and Citroë n C6; Fiat's Grande Punto; the Jaguar XK; the Lexus LS 460; Mercedes-Benz's CL; the new...Read More»

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2007 Chicago Auto Show

NEWS New Highlander Coming to Chicago by Marty Padgett (1/20/2007)Hybrid version on the agenda at McCormick Place, too. New Scions To Bow in Chicago by Marty Padgett (1/19/2007)Second-gen xB, new xD coming to Feb. show. Titan Facelift Coming to Chicago Show by Joseph Szczesny (1/15/2007)Big trucks...Read More»

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Jaguar, Volvo Give Glimpse at Future

At an evening press conference at theDetroit show, Ford’s Premier Automotive Group took the wraps off two concepts already revealed before the show. Jaguar’s head of design Ian Callum admitted that there were many inconsistencies in the brand’s design history, and pledged from now on to move...Read More»

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Chrysler Drums Up Nassau, Trailhawk

Could these two Detroit auto show concept vehicles hint at the shape of things to come from theU.S. arm of DaimlerChrysler AG? There’s little doubt that they’ll have at least some influence if they gain a good reception from the media and show-goers, company officials suggested. The Chrysler...Read More»

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Audi Sports Twin Bluetec Diesels

Audi confirmed that the Q7 will be the first Bluetec-badged diesel it will offer in theUnited States – and threw in a guest appearance by pop star Seal singing his hit Crazy as a bonus for media showgoers. At the November Los Angeles auto show, Audi and Volkswagen confirmed that they would adopt...Read More»

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The Week in Reverse: Dec. 8, 2006

So, Lexus has finally confirmed its “F” range of cars. If it really takes off, they plan on expanding the range to include “U” cars, we hear. That’s right, all rude gestures do point towardGermany. Don’t say we didn’t warn you: the 2007 Detroit show is only four short weeks away. If...Read More»

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2006 Ford Mustang by Giugiaro Concept

Slideshow: Ford has spun a lot of magic – and a lot of mileage – out of the Mustang that bowed in 2005. Just this year the Shelby GT500 scorched auto-show crowds with 500 horsepower and the touch of the snake charmer himself. Now, Ford’s reaching into the Mustang history bag again for a...Read More»

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RELEASE: 2007 Chevrolet Silverado Rally Sport

2006 SEMA Show by TCC Team (10/30/2006)All our coverage from the Las Vegas aftermarket extravaganza. The 2007 Chevy Silverado Rally Sport recalls legendary Rally Sport Chevys, such as the first-generation Rally Sport Camaros. Those cars were all about good looks and affordable, sporty performance...Read More»

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Union Forces Ford's Hand in Minn., Va. Plant Closings

Union Forces Ford's Hand in Minn., Va. Plant Closings An official announcement wasn't expected until later in the year, but Ford Motor Co. was forced to confirm plans to close two truck plants when union officials leaked details to the press on Thursday. Despite the decision to close assembly lines...Read More»

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