INDUSTRY REPORT: Feb. 16, 2004
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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DAILY EDITION: Feb. 10, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Feb. 10, 2004 MINI Cooper Convertible Bows at Geneva It took some time, but next month, the MINI Convertible will debut at the Geneva Auto Show and will hit the road this summer. The Convertible will be one of the eye catchers at the Geneva show that opens for the public on...Read More»

Volvo Concept 26  -  2015 Los Angeles Auto Show live photos

 SPECIAL REPORT: FRANKFURT AUTO SHOW by TCC Team and Jens Meiners Get TCC’s Frankfurt coverage right now: 2003 Frankfurt Show, Part I by TCC Team (9/8/2003) Mazda3 breaks cover, Volvo gets small with S40, Aston unveils DB9. 2003 Frankfurt Show, Part II by TCC Team (9/9/2003) A vision from Benz...Read More»

2004 Smart forfour
2003 Frankfurt Show, Part II

2003 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/8/2003) Playing a High-Stakes Golf Game Given the honor of opening this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen had the opportunity to introduce an all-new version of one of the world’s best-selling products. While Volkswagen has dramatically...Read More»

2004 Nissan Pathfinder Armada
DAILY EDITION: Sept. 2, 2003

Mitsu Ousts Gagnon, Takes On O’Neill Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Sunday it replaced CEO Pierre Gagnon with Hyundai's U.S. chief Finbarr O'Neill. Gagnon resigned to "pursue other opportunities," but, in fact, was ousted because of Mitsubishi's suddenly bleak results in North America brought about...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
DAILY EDITION: June 6, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: June 6, 2003 Ford Re-Ups on Rebates, Incentives Ford is extending the incentives it most recently offered on most of its cars and trucks through July 9. Reuters reports the company will continue to offer consumers a choice of $3000 in cash rebates or zero-percent financing on...Read More»

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2003 Geneva Show, Part III

TCC's Auto Show Index by TCC Team (2/23/2003)Our coverage of the world's major auto shows, year to year. 2003 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (3/3/2003)All the best from the Swiss car event of the year. Audi Muscles In The Nuvolari Coupe is officially a “study,” at least for the moment, but...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Consumer Car News: 7/29/02

HONDA AFFIRMS FUEL CELL IN 2002 The goal of hydrogen-powered zero-emissions fuel cell vehicles came a step closer to reality Wednesday when the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made the Honda FCX the first car to receive full certification to be...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 7/22/02

FORD: GT40 DUE NEXT JUNEFord execs couldn't have baited a more alluring hook than at Detroit's auto show in January when they unveiled a long-awaited successor to the fabled Le Mans-inspired, two-seater sports car of the '60s. Now they have reason to expect a homerun. People "have been sending in...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 6/10/02

MAY SALES: SLOWER, SLOWING?Sales of new vehicles dropped nearly 6 percent, raising concerns that sales could finally be slowing after two years of extremely strong numbers. May sales ran at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of about 15.6 million, which marks the first time since January that sales...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 12/17/01

EXPLORER BESTS CRASH TESTSThe industry-funded Insurance Institute for Highway Safety says the newest Explorer earned its top rating in crash tests, while the Jeep Liberty and Isuzu Rodeo got marginal ratings. The tests crash vehicles into a barrier at 40 mph, five mph faster than those conducted by...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 9/18/01

GM HOLDS LINE ON EARNINGS AND PRODUCTION ESTIMATES Less than a week after Ford announced a significant drop in both its vehicle-production and earnings-per-share estimates for the third quarter of this year, General Motors says that it’s sticking with its predictions. Eighty-three cents per share...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 8/28/01

FUTURE CORVETTE MAY BE SLATED TO JOIN 400+ HORSEPOWER (AND SIX-FIGURE-PRICE) CLUB The word on the street is that General Motors is toying seriously with idea of building a Chevrolet Corvette to compete with the elite European supercars. The super-Corvette’s estimated $100,000 price tag and...Read More»

Prototype production of battery modules for BMW Group’s fifth-generation electric powertrain
TCC Daily Edition: 8/15/01

Welcome to TheCarConnection's Daily Edition, the best source of industry news-delivered FREE right to your e-mail inbox. There’s nothing like TCC Daily News to start off your day (unless, of course, we’re up against a fresh cup of coffee). As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions for...Read More»

Porsche’s U.S. headquarters and Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia
TCC Daily Edition: 8/7/01

Welcome to TheCarConnection's Daily Edition, your best source of industry news-delivered FREE right to your e-mail inbox. What do your colleagues (and, possibly, competitors) think? Here’s one unsolicited comment: "The supervision in our [OEM’s name deleted] plant are using your Website on a...Read More»

New MINI Cooper's safety and convinience features
Weekly News: July 16, 2001

ASC’S PRECHTER DEAD AT 59 Heinz Prechter, German-born industrialist and a high-profile figure in the Motor City, died last week at his home in Grosse Ile, Mich., outside Detroit. "Mr. Prechter, after suffering from depression for many years, apparently took his own life," a brief statement from...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Weekly News: June 25, 2001

REPLACEMENT TIRES DANGEROUS, TOO? The blame was pointed in all directions on Capitol Hill this past week, as Ford Motor Company, Bridgestone Firestone, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) provided heated testimony to Congressional investigators. Representative (and head...Read More»

General Motors Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan
Weekly News: January 8, 2001

FOUR MORE YEARS FOR CHRYSLER RECOVERY DaimlerChrysler CEO Juergen Schrempp said that the restructuring of U.S. Chrysler operations will take two to four years, and that the company has absolutely no plans to sell Chrysler. In November, DC appointed new German management for the division, with...Read More»

Porsche Mission E Concept  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos
SEMA Woos the First Tier

LET’S BE FRIENDS. Traditionally, automakers like Ford Motor Co. have acted as if aftermarket suppliers didn’t exist. But recognizing the growing market—and the fact that hot parts sell cars—Ford last year announced its SEMA Technology Initiative, providing inside engineering data on the...Read More»

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