Daily Edition: Mar. 2, 2006
Daily Edition: Mar. 2, 2006

Feb. Sales: Chrysler, Japanese Strong Japanese manufacturers continued to gain ground in February auto sales, despite a relatively strong showing by the Chrysler Group, which saw sales increase in what was basically a flat market. General Motors and Ford reported another decline for February...Read More»

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2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part IV

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Toyota Aims for One Million European Sales Toyota wants to sell a million vehicles in Europe each year, according to Toyota Motor Europe’s Executive Vice President and COO, Thierry Dombreval. Dombreval put the goal on the record at the...Read More»

2006 Kia Sorento 4-door LX Auto 4WD Open Doors
2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part IX

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Kia Carnival Korean automakers are pushing hard to go mainstream in the already crowded European market — in Kia’s case, for good reason. The automaker saw its global sales soar 22 percent last year, and 28 percent in Europe, which has...Read More»

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Ballard Focuses On New Business

Vancouver-based Ballard Power Systems sits at the leading edge of the fuel-cell revolution — but judging from the Canadian company’s recent financial report, the revolution is on hold. Ballard’s partners include automotive heavyweights Ford, DaimlerChrysler, and Honda. And public-relations...Read More»

2006 Volkswagen GTI
Flint: VW’s Sinking Ship?

2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI by Conor Twomey (2/26/2006)Recapturing enough essence. VW Turns To GTI For Juice by Jim Burt (2/26/2006)Company pins GTI hopes on a curious new icon. I’ve always had a soft spot for Volkswagen. I was a soldier in the occupation army inGermany as VW rebuilt itself. They...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Feb. 21, 2006

Street Names Contest Winners! Apparently, a lot of you went nuts over TheCarConnection's Wild, Weird, and Wacky Street Names Contest, at least if we judge by the number of entries that flooded into our digital mailbox - more than 2500 arrived since the competition was launched last December. And...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Can GM Turn Itself Around?

Delphi Sets Final UAW Deadline by Joseph Szczesny (2/19/2006)Will there be a strike on March 30? Workers at General Motors’ Pontiac Assembly Plant, a half-hour’s drive north of Detroit , got a rare bit of good news last week. The increasingly troubled automaker will not only invest $545 million...Read More»

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Great Drives: Maui, Hana and Haleakala

More Great Drives from TCC Ana kapuana — it means “so the story goes.” You hear it chanted in native Hawaiian songs that infuse antiseptic AM waves with floral scents, and from the locals who slow down and wave to other drivers through rolled-down windows at the few roadside stops on the 52...Read More»

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Detroit Stakes Out Political Path

Study Boosts Ethanol As Fuel by Joseph Szczesny (1/30/2006)Emissions study finds it’s not “negative” on energy. Bush Takes Ethanol Message on Road by Joseph Szczesny (2/6/2006)Follow-ups to State of the Union press for break from oil “addiction.” President George W. Bush seems to have...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»

2006 Mahindra Scorpio
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part XIII

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Camaro Was Sent Back to Drawing Board The Chevy Camaro concept was undoubtedly one of the stars of the 2006 NAIAS, but it could have looked very different. GM’s product boss Bob Lutz admitted the retro-styled 2+2 had been sent back to the...Read More»

2006 Dodge Challenger concept
Dodge Challenger Muscles Into Detroit

MORE PHOTOS: 2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) In the weeks leading up to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, one car getting a lot of attention was the Dodge Challenger concept vehicle, with its retro styling that recalls the muscle car era. Chrysler’s...Read More»

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2006 Los Angeles Show Index

2006 Los Angeles Auto Show, Part I by TCC Team (1/4/2006) Lambo Miura, VW GX3, GTI and Eos, Mazda CX-7 and Yaris. 2006 Los Angeles Show, Part II by TCC Team (1/5/2006) Chrysler-VW minivan deal, Saab product drought, GMC Pad wins challenge. 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show, Part III by TCC Team (1/5/2006)...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Dec. 2, 2005

Sales Down Modestly in Nov.; GM, Ford Drop More Car and pickup truck sales staged a very modest comeback in November while sales of sport-utility vehicles continued to tumble, cutting overall industry sales by six percent. The annualized rate of 16 million units, however, was better than the...Read More»

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Marketing Report: Nov. 28, 2005

Hyundai Shows '07 Santa Fe, Prices Azera Hyundai HQ in South Korea has released the first photos of the new Santa Fe online at its Korean-language Web site. The new Santa Fe hasn't yet been shown for U.S. journalists or shoppers, and as such, there's precious little information about the new SUV...Read More»

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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»

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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»

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2005 Tokyo Motor Show, Part II

2005 Tokyo Motor Show Index by TCC Team (10/18/2005) Hyundai Neos-3 The edgy Neos-3 could provide a glimpse of what’s to come from South Korea ’s Hyundai Motor Co. The stylish crossover vehicle, sculpted to minimize wind resistance, features an array of high-tech features, including...Read More»

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Strategic Vision Puts Toyota, Honda On Top

Toyota Motor Co. handily dominated Strategic Vision’s tenth annual Total Value Index, which is designed to measure which cars, trucks and crossovers provide the best value for the dollar. But while Toyota captured the most individual product segments, Honda was the top-rated, full-line automaker...Read More»

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