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Marketing Report: May 8, 2006
Marketing Report: May 8, 2006

 Fields wants "cult of personality" dead at FordThe "Way Forward" at Ford Motor Company does not entail a return to top-down management or "a cult of personality" that the automaker has experienced in the past,Americas CEO Mark Fields declared Wednesday. Addressing a luncheon session of the...Read More»

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Car Shopping Tip: Renting a Car

Renting a car can be a trying experience. Hard-driven rental fleets are now kept longer than ever, and in many big cities, traffic gridlocks and unfamiliar surroundings make having a car more of a hassle than an asset. Shuttles or light-rail systems may erase your need for a rental car, but if you...Read More»

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Audi Shows New TT

Audi Shows New TT Audi's second-generation TT coupe has been shown to the world, and was on display at theNew York auto show as a part of a fashion show with a mock runway running right through the Javits Center. The new TT doesn't showing off the Art Deco lines of the original; Audi's restyled the...Read More»

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2006 New York Auto Show: Last Words

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) Best New Concept: Scion’s FUSE was probably the most intriguing inNew York’s unusually short list of concept cars. Toyota’s youthful brand-within-a-brand has shown a willingness to break out of the proverbial box with production models...Read More»

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Union Forces Ford's Hand in Minn., Va. Plant Closings

Union Forces Ford's Hand in Minn., Va. Plant Closings An official announcement wasn't expected until later in the year, but Ford Motor Co. was forced to confirm plans to close two truck plants when union officials leaked details to the press on Thursday. Despite the decision to close assembly lines...Read More»

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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»

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2006 New York Auto Show, Part VIII

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) Maserati Opening Driving School InNew York , Maserati announced a U.S. driving school modeled after the successful Master Maserati program hosted at the Varano racetrack in Italy . The North American school will be the first master driving...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Apr. 10, 2006

Jeep Patriot Charges into New York Chrysler's new Patriot opens its charge on the New York auto show this week-but will the Patriot do to Jeep's bottom end what the Commander did to its top? Find out what the Patriot brings to the party this week at the Javits center and stay tuned all week for...Read More»

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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»

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Driver's News: April 10, 2006

Mazda CX-9 Is No Stretch Mazda will bring its new CX-9 crossover to the New York auto show next week, but Ford's Japanese affiliate is careful to announce that the new seven-seater isn't mechanically related to the five-seat CX-7 it showed at this January's Los Angeles auto show. The CX-9 has specs...Read More»

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Marketing Report: April 6, 2006

Chevrolet Prices New Avalanche The second-generation Chevrolet Avalanche-which the GM brand calls the "industry's most flexible utility vehicle" - will start from $32,490. Chevrolet will offer three trim levels on the new four-door pickup, with the midlevel LT starting at $33,170. The top-line LTZ...Read More»

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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»

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Daily Edition: Apr. 7, 2006

Audi Unveils 2007 TT Apparently, Audi just couldn't wait. The German automaker was all set to lift the veil on its next-generation TT at the New York International Auto Show, next week. But Audi decided not to wait for theNew York show, a lightly attended event for the European press, and unveiled...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Apr. 5, 2006

Mazda CX-9 Is No Stretch Mazda will bring its new CX-9 crossover to the New York auto show next week, but Ford’s Japanese affiliate is careful to announce that the new seven-seater isn’t mechanically related to the five-seat CX-7 it showed at this January’s Los Angeles auto show. The CX-9 has...Read More»

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No Silver Bullet for Clean Cars, Expert Says

“There is no silver bullet” — no single, advanced powertrain technology that will solve the country’s need to reduce emissions and improve fuel efficiency, said Jeff Alson, director of the EPA’s office for Transportation and Air Quality. Alson was one of six speakers to outline what is...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Apr. 3, 2006

Hybrids Lose Lifetime Energy Battle, Study Says Hybrid advocates trumpet the environmental benefits of the gas-electric vehicles. But a new study says that the overall energy picture for hybrid vehicles isn't as favorable as it seems. CNW Marketing Research, of Bandon, Ore., says that when the...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Mar. 31, 2006

GM's Big Friday-Selling GMAC, Delphi In Court? General Motors could be spending much of today in front of the press, with both its ongoing sale of GMAC and supplier Delphi's battle with the UAW possibly coming to a head. In the first action, the ongoing negotiations for a majority stakeholder at...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»

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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»