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2004 Beijing Motor Show, Part III
2004 Beijing Motor Show, Part III

Beijing Motor Show Index If you build it? The big question that carmakers need to ask is what do consumers want in China? In wealthier, more established markets, such as Beijing, buyers demand the latest products, but in other regions, the situation is different, cautioned Michael Dunne, founder of...Read More»

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2004 Beijing Motor Show, Part I

Beijing Motor Show Index GM announces $3 billion expansion in China General Motors will invest roughly $3 billion for a massive expansion of its Chinese production capacity, which will be accomplished by a major new-product assault. GM will take its production capacity from a current 550,000 to 1.3...Read More»

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2004 Beijing Motor Show Preview

Related Articles: China Trade Facing New Scrutiny by Joseph Szczesny (3/22/2004)Unions complain as the U.S. courts more Chinese business.. Rolls-Royce, Aston Martin, Maybach, and Lamborghini. These are not the names one normally associates with a communist society. But forget the Long March. In...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: May. 21, 2004

Porsche unveils 911 Turbo S Porsche's latest pair of 911s to be introduced are the Turbo S Coupe and Cabriolet. These models are based on the current 911 Turbo, not the new 911 Carrera unleashed last week in photo form. The new Turbo S gets its power from a 3.6 twin-turbocharged horizontally...Read More»

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Daily Edition: May. 17, 2004

Toyota earns $10 billion That's $10 billion with a "b." Toyota Motor on Tuesday became the first Japanese company to report a net profit of over a trillion yen, or about $10 billion U.S. greenbacks. Toyota's global sales are slightly ahead of Ford Motor Co., but considering Ford earned just $675...Read More»

2006 Lincoln Zephyr 4-door Sedan Front Seats
2004 New York Auto Show, Part IV

2004 New York Auto Show Index (4/5/04) INFINITI’S NEW “BLUEPRINT” Infiniti’s M Concept car is “the blueprint” for what’s to come from Nissan’s up-market division, declared general manager Mark Igo. In this case, that means the next-generation M45 sports sedan, which debuts about a...Read More»

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2004 New York Show: Final Words

2004 New York Auto Show Index (4/5/04) No News That 1-Series is Delayed Recent news reports about the “delay” of BMW’s 1-Series to the U.S. give a false impression that the hatchback 1-Series launching in Europe this fall was ever intended for U.S. shores. In fact, BMW chairman Helmut Panke...Read More»

2004 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
2004 New York Auto Show Preview

Cadillac Aims for World Class with STS "The standard to the world." For Cadillac, a motto once so appropriate had taken on an air of derision in recent years, as the nation's leading luxury maker fell increasingly behind its import competitors - in sales, as well as in design and technology. That...Read More»

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2004 Geneva Motor Show, Part II

2004 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (2/22/2004) Concept 100EX Is Ready to Rolls To mark the centennial of the company, Rolls-Royce lifted the covers off the 100EX, the latest in a long-running series of experimental automobiles that date back nearly to the day when Charles Rolls and Henry...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton
DAILY EDITION: Mar. 2, 2004

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Mar. 2, 2004 NHTSA Tests Slam Mid-Size Sedans The latest round of crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) finds midsize sedans lacking in bumper strength. The insurance industry-funded group reports that the last test of six midsizers left...Read More»

2004 Audi A6 4-door Sedan 2.7T S-Line quattro Auto Angular Rear Exterior View
2004 Geneva Show Preview III

2004 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (2/22/2004) Corvette Convertible Breaks Cover Next week, Chevrolet will unveil the Corvette Convertible at the Geneva Auto Show. The big news is that the C6 roadster will be available with a power folding top for the first time. The Corvette team has really...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
INDUSTRY REPORT: Feb. 16, 2004

NUMMI Marks 20 Years General Motors and Toyota celebrated 20 years of their New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) joint-venture near San Francisco, Calif., on Thursday. Both Toyota Motor Corporation President Fujio Cho and General Motors Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner, on hand for the...Read More»

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DAILY EDITION: Feb. 10, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Feb. 10, 2004 MINI Cooper Convertible Bows at Geneva It took some time, but next month, the MINI Convertible will debut at the Geneva Auto Show and will hit the road this summer. The Convertible will be one of the eye catchers at the Geneva show that opens for the public on...Read More»

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DAILY EDITION: Feb. 3, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Feb. 3, 2004 Auto Stocks Down on Ratings, Softening Earnings Shares of Ford, General Motors, and DaimlerChrysler have been drifting lower on signals pointing to rising interest rates and softening earnings outlooks. On Monday, Ford fell 59 cents, or 4.1 percent, to $13.95 while...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
DAILY EDITION: Jan. 15, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Jan. 15, 2004 New STS Coming in 2005 This is the first official photograph of Cadillac’s 2005 STS. The replacement for the aging Seville sedan is designed to serve as the General Motors brand’s flagship, and that’s why you’ll find the fingerprints of GM “Car Czar”...Read More»

2004 Mini S  MC40
2004 Detroit Show, Part VIII

2004 Detroit Auto Show Coverage (1/4/2004) Kappa Architecture Sure to Spawn More In a show with plenty of strong offerings, few vehicles have scored such solid reviews as the Chevrolet Nomad concept. And that’s generating increasingly open interest among the General Motors executives who would...Read More»

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DAILY EDITION: Jan. 7, 2004

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Jan. 7, 2004 Don’t miss our special reports from Detroit:2004 Detroit Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/5/2004) Sales End 2003 On High Note The U.S. auto industry finished the year with strong sales in December, while sales for the entire year dropped only one percent despite...Read More»

2004 Ford Shelby Cobra GT concept
2004 Detroit Show, Part III

2004 Detroit Auto Show Coverage (1/4/2004) Shelby Strikes Back Don’t head for the showroom yet, but odds are looking good that the Shelby Cobra will be back in all new form in the not too distant future. Forty years after he first teamed up with Ford Motor Co., Shelby has renewed his relationship...Read More»

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DAILY EDITION: Jan. 5, 2004

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Jan. 5, 2004 Don’t miss our special reports from Detroit: Preview: 2005 Chevrolet Corvette by Henny Hemmes (1/1/2004) The C6 takes its first bow at Detroit. Preview: 2005 Ford Mustang by Marty Padgett (1/3/2004) No more warmed-up leftovers for America's pony car. Pontiac...Read More»

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