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Miata Gets Retractable Hardtop
Miata Gets Retractable Hardtop

Miata Gets Retractable Hardtop The hardtop convertible trend has struck Mazda, and years of speculation will come to a head at the British International Motor Show next month as the Japanese automaker shows off the new hardtop convertible Miata. The third-generation car will get a specific name...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Industry Report: May 29, 2006

  Ford Credit Rating Under Fire AgainFord Motor Co.'s slow turnaround has prompted Standard & Poor's to placing both the automaker and Ford Motor Credit Co. on CreditWatch with negative implications, which could lead to another downgrade that would quickly drive up the company's borrowing...Read More»

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GM Shares Rise on Buy Recommendations

GM Shares Rise on Buy RecommendationsWith General Motors still struggling to sell its buyout plan to blue-collar workers, and struggling to avert a strike at its major supplier,Delphi , times are still tough for the ailing automaker. But GM got a strong vote of support Wednesday from at least one...Read More»

2006 Hyundai Elantra 4-door Sedan GLS Auto Rear Seats
2006 New York Auto Show, Part V

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) Hyundai’s New Elantra: Bigger Than The Rest Hyundai is rolling steadily toward its goal of selling 500,000 vehicles in 2006, vice president John Krafcik told New York audiences on Thursday. The brand saw record sales in January and...Read More»

2004 Ferrari ENZO
Daily Edition: Apr. 11, 2006

Saturn Has New Outlook The Saturn Outlook is a three-row, eight-passenger crossover vehicle that goes into production late this year inMichigan. The Outlook is based on GM's new crossover vehicle platform, Lambda, that will also see a new Buick Enclave wagon and a GMC with the unconfirmed name of...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
UAW Delays Strike Vote at Delphi

Delphi CEO Hopes for No Strike by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Company can restructure without shutdown, Miller says. Delphi Asks Court to Toss Contracts by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Supplier plots new course — and asks the judge to turn it that way. The United Auto Workers is holding off on...Read More»

2007 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part IV

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Turnarounds Are Easy It’s what happens next that’s difficult, said Brad Bradshaw, general manager of the Nissan Division. “It’s always easier to turn around a company than to sustain it, and that’s where we find ourselves now,” he...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»

2007 Toyota Yaris
2006 Los Angeles Auto Show, Part I

2006 Los Angeles Show Index by TCC Team (1/4/2006) Miura Concept Shown in L.A. The first Lamborghini vehicle penned by new design chief Walter de’Silva will be a revived Miura concept introduced last night at the Los Angeles auto show. The first Miura bowed 40 years ago at the 1966 Geneva Show;...Read More»

2007 Ford Edge
2006 Detroit Auto Show Preview

Detroit’s annual auto show is a love-it and hate-it event. The timing couldn’t be worse: the city’s settled into the bleakest trough of the winter, and though the downtown renaissance continues apace, there’s still more to recommend Motown in the middle of summer than in the earliest days...Read More»

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2005 Chicago Auto Show, Part I

2005 Chicago Auto Show Index by TCC Hyundai Welcomes Newbies with Portico Hyundai sales are up 364 percent since 1998, according to U.S. chief Bob Cosmai — and new products like the Santa Fe and XG sedan have fueled those sales. For the next year Hyundai will continue to aggressively build out...Read More»

2005 Acura RD-X concept
2005 Detroit Show Preview II

Related Articles: 2005 Detroit Show Preview I (12/9/2004) The domestic brands (plus one) show off their stuff. 2005 Los Angeles Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/5/2005)2005 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/8/2005) TCC Previews Los Angeles/Detroit Auto Shows If you’re even only vaguely...Read More»

Prototype production of battery modules for BMW Group’s fifth-generation electric powertrain
Industry Report: June 14, 2004

GM announces $3 billion expansion in China General Motors will invest roughly $3 billion for a massive expansion of its Chinese production capacity, which will be accomplished by a major new-product assault. GM will take its production capacity from a current 550,000 to 1.3 million units by the...Read More»

2014 MINI Cooper Paceman FWD 4-door Trunk
2004 Chicago Auto Show, Part III

2004 Chicago Auto Show Index (2/3/2004) Mojave States Kia’s Pickup Dreams Kia thinks it has a product fit to compete with the best small pickups in America sooner rather than later. The only problem is there is no place to build it. The Korean automaker unveiled a body-on-frame concept truck...Read More»

2004 Aston Martin DB9
2003 Frankfurt Show, Part I

2003 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/8/2003) Volvo S40: Small Isn’t Less Despite its diminutive dimensions, almost two inches shorter than the car it replaces, Volvo’s new S40 is a sedan for those who want more, declared the automaker’s CEO, Hans-Olov Olsson. “They don’t...Read More»

2003 Toyota CS&C concept
2003 Frankfurt Show Preview

Frankfurt’s auto show is nearly a month away — media days are scheduled for Sept. 9-10, with the public opening set for Sept. 11 — but as is usual, German automakers are leading the way with advance pictures and information on their newest vehicles. This year’s Frankfurt show promises to be...Read More»

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DAILY EDITION: July 15, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: July 15, 2003 NHTSA Releases Rollover, Side-Impact Ratings The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released the results from its latest round of rollover and side-impact testing — and Toyota’s Tacoma, BMW’s 3-Series and the new Mazda6 are on the...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
DAILY EDITION: June 26, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: June 26, 2003 Chevy Confirms “Cobalt” Chevrolet will indeed be calling its new entry-level car the Cobalt. Mary Larson, marketing director for Cavalier and Cobalt, said in a release that the Cobalt will compete against the likes of the Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic...Read More»

2003 Toyota Camry Solara SE
2003 Chicago Show, Part II

2003 Chicago Auto Show Index by TCC Team (2/10/2003) LINCOLN CHANGES DIRECTION, WON’T CHASE CADDY "We don't have to be Cadillac," James Padilla, President of Ford Motor Co. North American Operations, in an interview after a press conference at the Chicago Auto Show. Padilla said the number-two...Read More»

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