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Daily Edition: Dec. 5, 2005
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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Daily Edition: Dec. 6, 2005

Mitsu Has Eclipse Spyder, Concept-CT for Detroit The Mitsu Eclipse coupe is being joined by a convertible version set to show up at the Detroit auto show in four weeks. Mitsubishi confirmed the appearance by issuing this sketch of the new ragtop, which it will sell as a 2007 model. The convertible...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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Marketing Report: Nov. 28, 2005

Hyundai Shows '07 Santa Fe, Prices Azera Hyundai HQ in South Korea has released the first photos of the new Santa Fe online at its Korean-language Web site. The new Santa Fe hasn't yet been shown for U.S. journalists or shoppers, and as such, there's precious little information about the new SUV...Read More»

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Los Angeles Show Gets Stylish

  Los Angeles ’ annual car show has been a hit with shoppers from its inception. But in terms of international attention, media coverage, and manufacturer attendance, it’s in past years been overshadowed by the annual Detroit extravaganza that takes place shortly after it — even by the later...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Nov. 22, 2005

Dodge Has Challenger Coupe for Detroit A new concept coupe to be shown at the Detroit auto show in January will take the name of Challenger. The long-expected two-door will take on the Ford Mustang directly with a chassis derived from Chrysler's 300C/Magnum twins, along with a 425-hp version of...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Nov. 16, 2005

Audi Approves R8 for Production Audi confirmed this morning that it will build a production version of theLe Mans quattro concept. In production the car will be known as the R8, and the new model will issue forth from Audi's Neckarsulm plant starting in the winter of 2006. U.S. sales are expected...Read More»

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2005 Tokyo Show: Last Words

TCC's Auto Show Index by TCC Team (10/3/2005) Our coverage of the world's major auto shows, year to year. 2005 Tokyo Motor Show Index by TCC Team (10/18/2005) Best New Concept: I have a handful of concepts that really impressed me, amidst all of Tokyo ’s traditional goofy-mobiles. There was the...Read More»

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SPECIAL REPORT: 2005 Tokyo Motor Show

SPECIAL REPORT: 2005 Tokyo Motor Show TCC's Auto Show Index by TCC Team (10/3/2005) Our coverage of the world's major auto shows, year to year. 2005 Tokyo Motor Show Index by TCC Team (10/18/2005) Lexus LF-Sh By all official accounts, the Lexus sedan shown on the stands at this year's Tokyo Motor...Read More»

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2005 Frankfurt Show: Last Words

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/5/2005) TCC Team Publisher Best New Concept: Ford’s iosis should actually win two awards: best concept and worst name — though the Yeti came close in the latter category. While iosis sounds like something you need to cure, it could be the fix for a...Read More»

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2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part IV

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/5/2005) Ford Motor Company is in upheaval again, and it was outgoing Premier Automotive Group executive and new Ford chief of the Americas Mark Fields who presided over the company’s interlinked press conferences. Ford and its various arms presented...Read More»

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2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part VI

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/5/2005) Lutz Lets Loose in Frankfurt GM’s vice chairman set out to set the record straight on a variety of issues following the Opel reveal on Tuesday. For one thing, he told reporters, the automaker’s new rear-drive Zeta platform “is not dead or...Read More»

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2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part I

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/12/2005) Volkswagen Eos It was hard to tell whether the car was the star, or the new head of the Volkswagen brand, when the automaker rolled out its new Eos coupe/cabriolet. At the wheel was Wolfgang Bernhard, the new head of the flagship VW division...Read More»

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2005 Frankfurt Show Preview, Part II

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (8/10/2005)   Volvo C70 At the IAA auto show in Frankfurt this September, Volvo will unveil its new C70 coupe convertible. The Swedish car manufacturer has released the first details and pictures of the car that will be available in the spring of 2006...Read More»

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Racing Results: June 24-26, 2005

By John Gardner It was a busy weekend on the motorsports front. NASCAR’s Nextel Cup went road-course racing atSears Point (Infineon), while the Busch and Truck series were at historic Milwaukee. IRL was at the Richmond bullring, while the Champ Cars were strafing the runways at Cleveland’s Buke...Read More»

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Racing Results: June 17-19, 2005

By John Gardner It was as dramatic a weekend of racing as you could ever ask for. From the sublime triumph of American teams winning three of four classes and Tom Kristensen scoring an historic seventh victory at Le Mans to the ridiculous spectacle of Formula 1 taking the start at Indy with only...Read More»

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Racing Results: May 20-22, 2005

By John Gardner If you couldn’t find some racing to enjoy this past weekend, you just weren’t trying. Almost everybody in the business was doing the business, with Formula 1 in Monaco, NASCAR in Charlotte for the Nextel All-Star Challenge along with the Craftsman Truck Series, IRL at Indy for...Read More»

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Racing Results: May 2, 2005

By John Gardner The racing this past weekend was far-flung and action-packed. NASCAR destroyed a few million dollars’ worth of machinery at Talladega with the Nextel Cup and Busch Series while the Craftsman Truck Series behaved itself nicely at St. Louis’ Gateway International Raceway, the IRL...Read More»

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