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Daily Edition: Feb. 16, 2006
Daily Edition: Feb. 16, 2006

Spy Shots: 2008 Ford Freestyle Rumors inDetroit had held that the Ford Freestyle would be killed off for 2008 and replaced by a Mercury version similar to the Meta One show car. But now Ford's planners have decided to keep the Freestyle, and give it a design update for the 2008 model year. This...Read More»

2008 Scion xB 5dr Wagon Auto (Natl) Rear Exterior View
GM spending million in Michigan

Spy Shots: 2008 Scion xB Scion's hot-selling xB is due to be redesigned soon, and the replacement vehicle is expected to be larger than the current model.  This photo captures a prototype mule, obviously based on the current xB, but stretched, which seems to confirm that the new xB will be at...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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2006 Chicago Auto Show: Last Words

2006 Chicago Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/6/2006) TCC TeamPublisher Biggest Story: Could it be anything other than the new Toyota Tundra? TheChicago show was once the nation’s biggest, and it’s beginning to regain some traction lately, than to previews like this one. Best New Concept...Read More»

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Car News: New 911 Turbo, VW Concept A

Geneva Brings New 911 Turbo The upcoming Geneva Motor Show will be the setting for the launch of Porsche’s sixth-generation 911 Turbo. The new Turbo model will show up at the Palexpo in March, powered by a 480-hp version of the classic Porsche flat-six engine, up 60 hp in this edition. Porsche...Read More»

2006 Lincoln Zephyr 4-door Sedan Angular Rear Exterior View
Daily Edition: Feb. 8, 2006

GM Announces New Cuts General Motors Corp. announced a new wave of cost-cutting, aimed at stuffing criticism the company hasn't moved fast enough to meet the challenges that contributed to $8.6 billion loss in 2005. Richard Wagoner, GM's chairman and chief executive officer, said Tuesday GM...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: Feb. 6, 2006

Chicago Show Debuts Include Ralliart The Chicago Auto Show begins next week for the media and the public. And among the introductions you'll see here next week on TheCarConnection are a handful of trucks, including the critical new Toyota Tundra and the updated Chevrolet Avalanche we showed you...Read More»

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Industry Report: Feb. 6, 2006

Ford, Chrysler Add Incentives Though both companies saw their car sales rise in the month of January, both Ford Motor Co. and the Chrysler Group added new incentives to some models in their lineups after releasing sales figures yesterday. Ford, which saw its sales rise about two percent last month...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Feb. 2, 2006

Domestics Pose Sales Surprise in Jan. Hard-pressed General Motors and Ford Motor Co. surprised analysts and posted sales increases in January, halting a four-month-long string of sales declines that had cost both companies market share and had magnified other corporate difficulties. Strong fleet...Read More»

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Industry Report: Jan. 30, 2006

GM Loses $4.9B in Q4, $8.6B in '05 General Motors produced another awful financial surprise Thursday by announcing it lost $4.9 billion during the fourth quarter and more than $8.6 billion for all of 2005. The company says the wide losses were due to the heavy cost of the company's contracts with...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Jan. 27, 2006

GM Loses $4.9B in Q4, $8.6B in '05 General Motors produced another awful financial surprise Thursday by announcing it lost $4.9 billion during the fourth quarter and more than $8.6 billion for all of 2005. The company says the wide losses were due to the heavy cost of the company's contracts with...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
UAW, DCX Talking Healthcare

The United Auto Workers has granted Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. concessions on the healthcare benefits for union workers, albeit reluctantly. But when it comes to DaimlerChrysler, the signals for a deal on healthcare are altogether more ambiguous. Both Dieter Zetsche, DaimlerChrysler...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Jan. 25, 2006

DC Cutting Jobs at Home; Chrysler, Benz to Grow Closer Some European reporters still refer to the German-American automaker as "Daimler-Chrysler." But in a press conference this morning, CEO Dieter Zetsche told reporters and analysts, "Today, you can eliminate that hyphen." Zetsche says that with...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Jan. 24, 2006

Ford Charts The "Way Forward" Ending months of speculation, Ford Motor Co. officials finally lifted the veil of secrecy surrounding their "Way Forward" turnaround plan, announcing 14 parts and assembly plants will close between now and 2012, while as many as 30,000 hourly and salaried jobs, and 12...Read More»

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2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part III

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Hyundai Strengthens its U.S. Position Hyundai Motor America President and CEO Bob Cosmai briefly mentioned that this year is Hyundai’s 20th anniversary in America — the Unites States of, that is. According to Cosmai’s address, the automaker...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: Dec. 7, 2005

GM Brings Back  Henderson ; Devine Retiring A shake-up in senior management has been approved by a shaken General Motors board of directors, but the move leaves some observers wondering if there could be more to follow soon after the New Year. The most significant - and unexpected - change comes...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Dec. 5, 2005

  WSJ: Ford Closing  Atlanta, St. Paul and St. Louis Plants Three Ford Motor Company production facilities could be shuttered in a turnaround plan due from the automaker in January, according to a new report in the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ reports today in its online edition that Ford is...Read More»

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Industry Report: Dec. 5, 2005

Jeep Prices Porsche-Slaying SRT8 Grand Cherokee The new Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 will cost about half as much as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo it beats in a 0-60 run, the Chrysler Group said in a release on Thursday. The new HEMI-powered SUV will sport a base price tag of $39,995 when it goes on sale...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Dec. 1, 2005

Suzuki's New SX4 Takes on Sportage Et Al The new compact Suzuki SUV headed for these shores will be dubbed the SX4, the Japanese automaker announced on Wednesday. In a brief release, Suzuki confirmed that the new global ute will be adapted to be sold in the U.S. alongside Suzuki’s existing Grand...Read More»

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