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MINI One, Diesel Motor to Geneva
MINI One, Diesel Motor to Geneva

MINI’s lineup is maxing out inGeneva with the addition of two new models, the MINI One and the high-mileage Mini Diesel. Last year was a significant one for the MINI marque, a subsidiary of the German automaker, BMW. To keep up with strong, worldwide demand, production capacity was expanded 20...Read More»

2007 Ford Fusion
At Witz’ End: What’s an American Car?

So what is an “American” car? If it is simply one built inAmerica, as most foreign makers and U.S. media would have you believe, then vehicles built in Canada are Canadian, those assembled in Mexico are Mexican and Porsches built in Finland are Finnish. But we know intuitively that’s not the...Read More»

Jim Press
Press Meets Toyota’s Press in Chicago

Rising concern over energy sources, tight oil supplies, as well as the worries over global warming will require automakers to work together more closely than ever before, Toyota Motor North America president Jim Press said during an appearance inChicago. "At Toyota , we've said for years that...Read More»

2007 Audi Q7 V12 TDi concept, Detroit Auto Show
Audi Adding More Models, Like A5

From also-ran to one of the globe’s largest luxury brands, Audi is looking for more gains, said the German maker’s new CEO, Rupert Stadler. And that will revolve around another big increase in the Volkswagen AG subsidiary’s product line-up. Expect to see Audi’s model range grow from 22...Read More»

2007 Scion tC Release 3.0
Scion Stacks ‘Em Up in Detroit

Toyota’s Scion division didn’t have any all-new products to show off at the Detroit auto show, but between the DJs spinning ‘round the show clock and the free T-shirts being pressed behind them, the upstart division found plenty of gawkers crowding its booth. And no wonder – the Scion show...Read More»

Changfeng
Changfeng Lightens the Cobo Mood

To be honest, it’s not quite clear what the little Chinese automaker, Changfeng Group, was doing at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. Though it brought five separate models to Cobo Hall, it’s not clear if and when any of them might actually reach the U.S. market. But it’s a clear sign that...Read More»

2008 Porsche Cayenne
Porsche Dashes Detroit with Cayenne

Just four years after launching the Cayenne, Porsche is back with a new version of its popular SUV. Designed to emphasize the “sport” in sport-utility vehicle, the original decision to build the Cayenne was greeted with plenty of skepticism and more than a little derision, but it has proved a...Read More»

2007 Acura Advanced Coupe Concept
2007 Acura Advanced Coupe Concept

On Acura’s stand, Honda Motor Co. president and CEO Takeo Fukui introduced the Advanced Coupe Concept, a new sports car design that previews a potential successor to the now-discontinued NSX. One of the brand’s priorities in a concept, especially a sports-car concept, according to...Read More»

2007 Ford Interceptor concept
2007 Ford Interceptor Concept

SLIDESHOW: ‘Tis the season to be spreading cheer…and rumors. With the holidays largely behind us and the 2007 Detroit auto show, fast approaching, the automotive gossip mill starts churning out word of what just might make it to the floor of Cobo Hall. TheCarConnection.com has confirmed that...Read More»

2008 Ford Five Hundred
Ford Bows with Focus, Interceptor, MKR

While acknowledging the serious problems facing his company, Ford Motor Co. Chairman Bill Ford insisted that with the right people and the right products, the troubled automaker will prove surprisingly resilient. During an opening-day preview, at the Detroit Auto Show, of its latest cars, trucks...Read More»

2008 Chrysler Town & Country
The Week in Reverse: January 5, 2007

Detroit’s auto show opens on Sunday, and frankly, we’re wondering what’s left to see now that the Camaro Convertible, Chrysler minivans and the Interceptor are already live on the Internet. Pardon us for asking, but is there a print magazine that hasn’t hit the newsstands yet, with...Read More»

Rick Wagoner
Los Angeles Show: Relaunch Successful

While the public days at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show have barely gotten underway, organizers are already declaring the event a success, and even critics agree that the show has come a long way in its effort to gain more credibility. Organizers concede they were forced to reschedule to November...Read More»

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG W12 E Performance Formula One race car
2006 SEMA Show

The 2006 SEMA show is underway in Las Vegas - and along with 27 concept vehicles from General Motors, a new Shelby Mustang GT Convertible, and a Dodge Challenger fully tricked out all in attendance, TheCarConnection is bringing you the best from this year's aftermarket show. Get the official...Read More»

2006 Buick Lucerne 4-door Sedan CXL V6 Dashboard
RELEASE: Buick Lucerne CXX Luxury Liner

2006 SEMA Show by TCC Team (10/30/2006)All our coverage from the Las Vegas aftermarket extravaganza. For a taste of Detroit and Europe blended together, look no further than the Buick Lucerne CXX Luxury Liner by Rick Bottom Custom Motor Sports of Mendota, Ill. This interpretation of the Lucerne...Read More»

2006 Lotus Exige
Driver's News: Lotus Exige, Paris Show

Mitsu Launching Three Models at Detroit Show Paris hasn't even opened yet, but the official launches for the Detroit auto show in January are already firming up. Mitsubishi is among the first to promise it will introduce new vehicles in Detroit, and the Japanese automaker says it will bring three...Read More»

2006 Skoda Joyster concept, Paris Auto Show
2006 Paris Auto Show, Part V

    2006 Paris Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/25/2006) Opel Unveils Antara While American motorists are clearly the world’s biggest fans of sport-utility vehicles, Europeans have their own love affair going with what they know as 4x4s and MPVs (or Multi-Purpose Vehicles). And there were plenty...Read More»

2017 Ford Fusion Sport
Detroit Hurt in "Total Quality" Study

Detroit Hurt in "Total Quality" Study Detroit automakers fielded winners in eight of 20 different product segments in the latest Total Quality Study, General Motors matching that perennial benchmark of quality, Toyota. But the overall study gives Detroit little room to celebrate. Most of its...Read More»

2006 Mercury Milan
Ford Confirms Mexican Plan

Flint: Minivans Tell the GM, Ford Story by Jerry Flint (6/18/2006) It’s 17 years and they haven’t been able to get them right yet. And they don’t even care! Detroit Hurt in “Total Quality” Study by TCC Team (6/18/2006) New survey says Americans are losing ground where it matters, gaining...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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