2008 New York Auto Show Coverage
2008 New York Auto Show Coverage

Each year the world’s car fans gather at convention centers around the world to ogle, ooh and ahh, and get generally titillated by auto shows. And while the circuit of shows used to be fairly geocentric, it’s totally gone global -- and this year’s internationally designated New York auto show...Read More»

Morgan LIFECar Concept
2008 Morgan LIFECar Concept

The British sports car maker Morgan, best known for its classy, hand-built roadsters that give a strong nod to the past, isn't hesitating to embrace the future of the automobile. The company just released some advance details and images for its LIFECar concept, to be revealed to the press next week...Read More»

BMW Vision EfficientDynamics tech
2008 BMW X5 EfficientDynamics Concept

Hybrid-electric technology, with a modern, clean-diesel engine, really makes a lot of sense for U.S. driving. Diesel engines are at their best in steady-state highway cruising, while hybrid componentry greatly improves efficiency in start-and-stop congestion. Now BMW is bringing out a vehicle that...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 Kia KND-4 Concept
Kia Intros KND-4 Concept – In Seoul

Kia’s latest concept SUV is on display – but you’ll have to catch a flight to Seoul ’s Incheon airport to see it. Kia says the new KND-4 concept, on the Seoul auto show floor today, will reassert the brand’s 4x4 street cred. Painted in “luminous green,” the new vehicle gives an idea...Read More»

2007 Opel Corsa VXR
Opel Gets OPC, Hottest Corsa Ever

GM’s volume brand in Europe, Opel, has just taken the wraps off its hottest supermini ever. The Corsa OPC boasts 192 hp from its turbocharged 1.6-liter gasoline engine. It means a 0-60 mph time of 6.8 seconds and a top speed of 140 mph. The OPC is only available as a three-door model, with varios...Read More»

2007 Tramontana
Geneva Microbrands: Gumpert, Tramontana

Two high-performance sports cars that made their debuts at last year’s Geneva Motor Show are back. First up is the exotic single-seat Tramontana, described by the Spanish manufacturer as “half Formula One car, half fighter jet.” Last year it was a prototype but now it’s in full production...Read More»

2007 TechArt GTStreet
TechArt Mods the 911 Turbo for Geneva

Geneva’s motor show has a reputation for green machines and styling, but it might best be known as the tuner’s home. Year after year, microbrands like Rinspeed and TechArt show up in Geneva with their spins on existing production cars, with reskinned bodies, redone engines, or both. That’s...Read More»

2007 Mitsubishi Prototype X
Mitsu Shows Lancer, Teases Evo X

The production Mitsubishi Lancer saw its world debut atDetroit, while the next-generation Evolution was teased, in the form of the Prototype X. Mitsubishi has invested heavily in the new platform, which will underpin the Lancer, Evolution, and Outlander and is anticipated to spawn three million...Read More»

2006 Kia Sportage 4-door LX I4 Manual Front Exterior View
2006 Paris Auto Show, Part VI

2006 Paris Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/25/2006) Citroën C-Metisse The C-Métisse is a concept for a five-door sedan curiously mated with a sports car. The extravagant concept is a technical showcase for an efficient 208-hp 2.7-liter V-6 diesel engine combined with a six-speed automatic...Read More»

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GM Selling Finance Subsidiary

Delphi CEO Hopes for No Strike by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Company can restructure without shutdown, Miller says. GM Slides, Toyota Rises in March Sales by Joseph Szczesny (4/3/2006)Ford falls too, while Chrysler, Honda post gains. Hoping to raise cash while also boosting the sagging debt ratings...Read More»

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Breaking News: Delphi and Unions Collide

The day of reckoning has come. With its two key unions, the UAW and IUE, rejecting demands for massive pay cuts, bankrupt auto supplier Delphi has gone back to court. It is seeking to have its labor contracts voided, while also cutting thousands of jobs. Union officials, meanwhile, are passing out...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Daily Edition: Mar. 30, 2006

Delphi, UAW Brace For Collision Delphi Corp. and the United Auto Workers appeared to be on collision course as the union flatly rejected the company's latest contract proposal, which would have reduced by 18 percent the compensation of Delphi's workers to $22 per hour, starting July 1. Under terms...Read More»

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GM Says Pricing Is Working

The “top-line” story isn’t a good one for General Motors. The automaker expects to report a one-percent decline in first-quarter U.S. market share when March numbers are tallied up at the end of this week. But digging just a little deeper would reveal a more positive picture, senior company...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz safety - airbag deployment
Industry Report: Mar. 27, 2006

Power: New-Vehicle Sales Slide 13 Percent So Far J.D. Power and Associates' mid-month report on new-vehicle sales finds the industry numbers slipping in early March. The Power Information Network (PIN), which assembles sales data, says sales have dropped 13 percent in the first 12 days of the...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
GM: Turnaround Is Working

2007 Cadillac Escalade by TCC Team (3/26/2006)Bigger, better and blingier. Delphi Deadline Draws Near by Joseph Szczesny (3/26/2006)Will March 30 bring strikes or settlements? Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM by Joseph Szczesny (3/24/2006)UAW agrees to cuts at company, Delphi. Final sales figures for...Read More»

General Motors safety technology infographic
Industry Report: Mar. 13, 2006

No GM-Delphi Settlement Yet, UAW SaysThe United Auto Workers nixed reports indicating that it has reached an agreement with Delphi and General Motors Corp. that would allow both companies to move forward with a sweeping restructuring that would eliminate thousands of union jobs. The UAW, which has...Read More»

Bentley cold climate accessories range
Daily Edition: Mar. 9, 2006

Nissan's Connelly Retiring; Bradshaw Taking Company toTenn. Confirming a report that first appeared on last month, Nissan's top American executive, Jed Connelly, has confirmed he will leave the automaker's U.S. marketing arm before it begins a much-debated move to Nashville...Read More»

Herbert Diess
Wagoner Rumors Start to Swirl

End of the Line for Generous Motors? by Joseph Szczesny (2/20/2006)A new cap on pensions means the days of big bennies are out. Can GM Turn Itself Around? by TCC Team (2/20/2006)Is there enough time, analysts ask? For General Motors’ Rick Wagoner, March ought to be a good if not a great month...Read More»

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