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Daily Edition: Mar. 28, 2006
Daily Edition: Mar. 28, 2006

GM Says Pricing Is Working Despite an anticipated one-percent decline in its first-quarter market share, General Motors' marketing czar insists the automaker's "value pricing" strategy is working. Since last autumn, the troubled automaker has trimmed prices on the vast majority of its cars...Read More»

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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»

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Daily Edition: Mar. 20, 2006

GM, UAW Near Deal on Buyouts General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers are reporting progress on reaching an agreement that would offer early retirement buyouts to thousands of General Motors Corp. and Delphi Corp. workers. The agreement, however, would not eliminate the threat of a...Read More»

Geely CEO
Geely Marching Forward to ’08

Dunne: China’s Secret Fuel by Michael J. Dunne (1/2/2006)It’s called ambition. Chinese Cars Coming to Detroit by TCC Team (12/26/2005)First China car planned for auto-show debut, more to follow. Geely, the ambitious automaker that wants to become the first company to sell Chinese-made cars to...Read More»

2017 J.D. Power Dependability Study results
World Report: Mar. 20, 2006

MG Rover Auctions Its Past The vultures are circling, picking over the bones of what used to be Britain's last volume car manufacturer. MG Rover went to the wall last summer, and now all that remains - from the valuable to the trivial - is being split up. The Heritage Motor Centre, one of the...Read More»

Marc Lichte
Daily Edition: Mar. 13, 2006

Kia Picks Georgia for New U.S. Factory The long bidding war for the new Kia plant is over - and Georgia is the winner. The South Korean automaker will spend $1.2 billion to construct a new assembly plant near the Georgia-Alabama border outside West Point, Ga., about 80 miles southwest of Atlanta...Read More»

Jim Hackett (left) and Bill Ford Jr.
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»

2012 Fiat 500 IIHS crash testing
Marketing Report: Mar. 13, 2006

Nissan's Connelly Retiring; Bradshaw Taking Company toTenn. Confirming a report that first appeared on TheCarConnection.com 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»

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Daily Edition: Mar. 8, 2006

GM Shifting Pension Plans General Motors will be changing the way it allocates money to employee retirement benefits, away from defined-benefit plans to plans that depend on bigger employee contributions. The AP reports that GM's new plan will freeze accrued pension benefits for about 40,000...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Mar. 9, 2006

Nissan's Connelly Retiring; Bradshaw Taking Company toTenn. Confirming a report that first appeared on TheCarConnection.com 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»

New MINI Cooper's safety and convinience features
Daily Edition: Mar. 7, 2006

GM Cutting Suzuki Stake General Motors Corp. says it will reduce its stake in Suzuki Motor Corp. from 20.4 percent to 3.0 percent by selling 92.36 million shares of the Japanese automaker through an open-market buyback program. GM expects to net between $550 million and $750 million from the sale...Read More»

Artist's impression of Rimac's new headquarters to built in Zagreb, Croatia
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»

Michael Steiner
Dana Plunges Into Bankruptcy

GM-UAW-Delphi Stuck in Neutral by Joseph Szczesny (2/20/2006)Talks lay fallow, but zingers do too. Following a path worn by big suppliers such as Delphi, Tower,Meridian, Federal-Mogul, and Collins & Aikman, Dana Corp. has filed for protection under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for...Read More»

Herbert Diess
Industry Report: Mar. 6, 2006

Feb. Sales: Chrysler, Japanese Strong Japanese manufacturers continued to gain ground in February auto sales, despite a relatively strong showing by the Chrysler Group, which saw sales increase in what was basically a flat market.General Motors and Ford reported another decline for February...Read More»

2006 MINI Cooper Convertible 2-door Convertible Front Exterior View
2006 Geneva Show, Part V

Saab Aero-X: Born From the Corvette Is it the face of Saab's future? Don't expect to see the Aero X concept vehicle in your nearby Saab showroom anytime soon, but it still says a lot about the struggling Swedish automaker's future, according to company officials. Appropriately surrounded by 55 tons...Read More»

Ford and Lyft partner on self-driving cars
Daily Edition: Mar. 2, 2006

Feb. Sales: Chrysler, Japanese Strong Japanese manufacturers continued to gain ground in February auto sales, despite a relatively strong showing by the Chrysler Group, which saw sales increase in what was basically a flat market. General Motors and Ford reported another decline for February...Read More»

Audi Sport Quattro Concept  -  2013 Frankfurt Motor Show
2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part I

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Smart Turning a Corner? The Brabus SBR is set to become the next in a series of niche products from the struggling smart division of Mercedes-Benz.The racing-style spinoff of its forfour model boasts a 210-horsepower engine and a top speed of...Read More»

2006 Saturn VUE 4-door I4 Auto FWD Door Controls
2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part III

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Lexus Gaining Traction in Europe While Honda officials may be questioning the role of hybrids, Lexus, the luxury arm of Toyota , has no such qualms. Gasoline-electric technology could soon account for a quarter of Lexus sales in Europe...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx 5dr Sedan SS *Ltd Avail* Angular Front Exterior View
Daily Edition: Mar. 1, 2006

TCC's Ian Norris Dies TheCarConnection is saddened to note the passing of our European colleague and friend, Ian Norris. Norris had traveled to Geneva to cover the motor show from his home in Le Mans and died at the train station in the Swiss city. The news of Ian’s death swept quickly through...Read More»

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