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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»

2007 Subaru G4e Concept
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»

2007 Daihatsu Mudmaster
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»

Alan Mulally
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»

2007 BMW CS Concept
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»

2007 Buick Park Avenue
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»

2007 MINI One and D
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»

2007 Geneva Auto Show poster
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»

2007 Opel GTC Concept
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»

2007 Daihatsu Materia
Daihatsu Plays Scion xB Again

Europeans are aware of the success of Scion in theUnited States, even if the brand isn’t sold on the Continent. The Scion xB has been especially noted, since there is nothing quite like the boxy compact in Europe. Europe won’t get the Scion after all, but in Geneva, Toyota showed off the latest...Read More»

Dieter Zetsche 2007 Geneva
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»

2007 Jaguar XK
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»

2007 Chicago Auto Show logo
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»

2007 Jaguar C-XF Concept
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»

2007 Chrysler Nassau concept
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»

Seal Detroit 2007
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»

2007 HUMMER H3 Open Top
2007 HUMMER H3 Open Top

HUMMER is giving the H3 a little more safari chic at the 2007 Detroit auto show with the Open Top. By fitting the H3 with ASC’s sliding-fabric, InfiniVu roof system, the H3 has a ‘nostalgic’ feel, according to GM, apparently reminiscent of cloth-top convertible utes of the past, but with good...Read More»

2007 Volvo XC60 Concept
2007 Volvo XC60 Concept

SLIDESHOW: Volvo says the new XC60 concept car coming to the 2007 Detroit auto show in January will presage a new crossover due to join its lineup in 2009. The Swedish subsidiary of Ford offers that the XC60 is a companion piece to the C30 hatchback shown at various auto shows since last year, and...Read More»

2007 Lexus IS 460
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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