Industry Report: May 15, 2006
Industry Report: May 15, 2006

Ford Shareholders Send Chairman a MessageFord Motor Co. chairman William Clay Ford Jr. got an earful from a few shareholders during the company's annual meeting Thursday. One shareholder and Ford retiree claimed the Ford CEO had done little to help turn around the company's fortunes and said he...Read More»

2021 Ford Bronco production starts at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan
Industry Report: May 8, 2006

  Chrysler in co-op with China 's Chery?Chrysler Group may be in negotiations with Chinese automaker Chery for the contract manufacture of a new Chrysler world car for sale in markets outside the U.S. Automotive News reports that Chrysler is looking at whether it could build a global car through...Read More»

2017 Ford Fusion
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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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»

2006 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan 2.5 S Auto Angular Rear Exterior View
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»

2006 Kia Sorento 4-door LX Auto 4WD Rear Exterior View
2006 New York Auto Show, Part VI

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) Mazda Crosses Over with CX-9 Though Mazda’ first crossover vehicle, the CX-7, hasn’t even hit showrooms yet, the Japanese automaker rolled out a second car-based utility vehicle on Thursday. With the largest interior ever for a Mazda, the...Read More»

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2006 New York Auto Show Coverage

SHOW COVERAGE2006 New York Auto Show, Part I by TCC Team (4/12/2006)Lexus LS600h, Ford Mustang GT350-H, more SVT models and Infiniti G35. 2006 New York Show, Part II by TCC Team (4/12/2006)Scion FUSE Concept, Bentley GTC, and Ghosn's not goin'. 2006 New York Show, Part III by Marty Padgett...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
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»

2021 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study results
Industry Report: April 10, 2006

Padilla Retiring from Ford Jim Padilla plans to step down as president and chief operating officer of the Ford Motor Co., effective July 1, the automaker announced late Thursday. Padilla said he had decided the time was right to end a 40-year career with the automaker.Find out more about Ford's...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
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»

2006 Cadillac BLS
Will Caddy’s BLS Crack the Euro Code?

Take a ride in the new Euro-only Caddy BLS 2006 Cadillac STS-V by TCC Team (4/9/2006)Driven to thrill. Europe’s luxury car market has long been a closed club — as Cadillac has repeatedly learned during a series of failed efforts to crack the continental code. Now General Motors’ flagship...Read More»

2007 Dodge Durango
Durango Slated for Hybrid

Driver's News: April 10, 2006 by TCC Team (4/9/2006)New Mazda CX-9, Audi TT, Dodge Durango and more. No Silver Bullet for Clean Cars, Expert Says by TCC Team (4/4/2006)SAE speaker says multiple powerplants possible. DaimlerChrysler AG’s top brass has never been big fans of hybrid vehicles because...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
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»

Markus Duesmann
Daily Edition: Apr. 6, 2006

'07 Durango: Re-Grilled, E85ed and ESPed Dodge will update the Durango SUV for the 2007 model year in anticipation of a new hybrid version coming in the 2008 model year. For this year, the Durango sports a revised grille that mirrors the one installed on the Caliber hatchback. The 4.7-liter V-8...Read More»

Volvo production site in Chengdu, China

GM Reaches Agreement to Sell Controlling Stake in GMAC Cerberus Led Consortium To Buy 51 Percent Of GMAC EquityGM To Receive $14 Billion In Cash Over Three-Year Period DETROIT - General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell a 51-percent...Read More»

Volvo production site in Chengdu, China
Daily Edition: Apr. 4, 2006

GM Slides, Toyota Rises in March Sales Toyota, Honda, and Mercedes-Benz posted record sales in March, while General Motors sales dropped sharply and its market share continued to fall under the pressure from the import brands. While General Motors Corp. reported its sales dropped 14 percent and...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»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
New Car Gadgets and Products: April 2006

More new-car gadgets and products Driver: Parallel Lines, Vol. 1, $9.99 Atari's Driver: Parallel Lines puts your Xbox or Playstation 2 and you in the driver's seat of a Hollywood-style driving game. And now, Apple's iTunes service puts your ears in the same realm with the release of the video...Read More»

2006 Nissan Altima 4-door Sedan 3.5 SE-R Auto Grille
2006 New York Auto Show Preview

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) TheCarConnection's Index of Car Shows by TCC Team (3/20/2006)Find coverage for all the top car shows in the world at The Car Connection. Audi TT Sometimes you just can't wait. So Audi has decided to give a sneak peek of what it will formally...Read More»

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