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2003 Detroit Auto Show, Part II
2003 Detroit Auto Show, Part II

The Detroit auto show is underway, and TCC is on the ground to bring you the latest product introductions. Stay tuned tomorrow as we update you on the latest from Toyota, Hyundai, Rolls-Royce and Audi. Related Articles: 2003 L.A. Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (1/1/2003) 2003 Detroit Auto Show...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Driver's News: 10/22/01

TOKYO MOTOR SHOW OPENS TO PRESSThe world’s most recent auto show in Frankfurt was overshadowed by the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Now, the Tokyo Motor Show hopes to override global concern for terrorism as it opens this week to the media. The Tokyo show, true to its tradition, will host a slew of...Read More»

Vlingo InCar beta
TCC's Daily Edition: 10/12/01

TODAY’S TOP STORIES CAUGHT IN THE WEB: 2004 GRAND PRIX It’s still hot in the Southwest and the next Pontiac Grand Prix was recently photographed while undergoing hot weather testing. Buyers can expect to see the revised Grand Prix midway through the 2004 model year. Originally it was thought...Read More»

2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R Formula 1 safety car
Driver's News: 10/01/01

CAMARO/FIREBIRD GONE AFTER 2002 The word’s been on the street for quite some time now, but General Motors Corporation finally made it official: 2002 will be the last model year for the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird models. It fell to GM Vice President John G. Middlebrook to make the...Read More»

Proposed site in Connecticut for Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus' second vehicle plant
TCC's Daily Edition: 9/28/01

NISSAN ADDING JOBS IN THE U.S. Nissan North America is busting its buttons. In an economically impaired time when every carmaker in the United States seems to be intent on cutting costs and projecting layoffs, Nissan says that it’s getting ready to add another 2,000 workers at its Smyrna and...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 9/6/01

 CORRECTION: GM SALES NUMBERS In yesterday’s Daily Edition, TCC mistakenly reported that GM’s sales in August dropped 20% versus August of 2000. The 20% figure was a drop in car sales only, not overall vehicle sales. Thanks to a good month selling trucks, GM’s overall sales fall was 8%...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
Driver’s News: 8/20/01

GM’S ’02 CONCEPTS UNVEILED Long, sleek and sexy, the Cien is the type of vehicle one might to see carrying a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or perhaps even a Mercedes-Benz badge on its nose. But the edgy “Art and Science” grille is unmistakable. Spanish for 100, and designed to celebrate the...Read More»

Jaguar Land Rover 3D head-up display
TCC Daily Edition: 8/17/01

Welcome to TheCarConnection's Daily Edition, the best source of industry news-delivered FREE right to your e-mail inbox. There’s nothing like TCC Daily News to start off your day (unless, of course, we’re up against a fresh cup of coffee). As always, we welcome your comments and suggestions for...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 IIHS crash testing
Weekly News: July 16, 2001

ASC’S PRECHTER DEAD AT 59 Heinz Prechter, German-born industrialist and a high-profile figure in the Motor City, died last week at his home in Grosse Ile, Mich., outside Detroit. "Mr. Prechter, after suffering from depression for many years, apparently took his own life," a brief statement from...Read More»

Nissan Sway Concept  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show live photos
Power Shows Slower Gains

2001 J.D. Power CSI by TCC Team (7/16/2001) DETROIT—For the first time since J.D. Power and Associates began tracking customer satisfaction, actual warranty repairs are less than 50 percent of service visits. So what? That means that cars are that much better in terms of quality, and don’t have...Read More»

John Krafcik
Weekly News: June 11, 2001

FIRESTONE WILL NOT PAY FOR FORD RECALL Bridgestone Firestone's president has stated that the company will not pay Ford Motor Company for its recent expanded recall of Firestone Wilderness tires. He said that the company considers the tires good, and he again pointed to a potential stability problem...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Big Advice for GM's Small Cars

To: Ron Zarrella President General Motors North America Dear Ron, It would help if we talked about your plans before you pushed ahead. As it is this advice comes late, and you probably won’t like to hear it but: Your plans for a small car revival are fatally flawed. You have said GM will: Build a...Read More»

Volvo C30 electric car after crash testing. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
Headlight News Weekly for October 23, 2000

TRANSFORMING AN ICONANOTHER BRIDGESTONE FIRESTONE BLUNDERFIRESTONE AGREES TO EXPANDED RECALLTIRE SUITS MAY BE CONSOLIDATEDBRIDGESTONE FIRESTONE PLANTS SHUT DOWNBRIDGESTONE FIRESTONE CONSOLIDATES OPERATIONSFORD EARNINGS DOWN DUE TO RECALLCHEVRON BUYS TEXACOGM CUTS U.K. PRICESEND OF THE METRO...Read More»

Artist's impression of Rimac's new headquarters to built in Zagreb, Croatia
Week of July 31, 2000

PT CRUISER MIXED BAG IN CRASH TESTSFORD TO CLEAN UP SUVSFOCUSING ON THE WORLDLEASE LENDERS LOSINGBECKER TO HEAD BMW SMALL CARSGM AND FORD INTERESTED IN PROTONAUTOMAKERS PROPOSE DISTRACTION GUIDELINESHYUNDAI CONFIRMS PLANS FOR N. AMERICA AND EUROPEMERCEDES-BENZ TO EXPORT CARS FROM S. AFRICAINTEREST...Read More»

Meritor sponsorship
2000 Detroit Auto Show: They Said

For nearly a week, Detroit became a sort of automotive United Nations, as industry leaders from around the world converged at Cobo Hall for the 2000 North American International Auto Show. They had plenty to discuss — both with each other and with the media — for the business of designing...Read More»

Roland Krueger
Week of December 20, 1999

JAG, VOLVO CALIFORNIA-BOUNDGM WOOS DAEWOODC-HONDA-FIAT-PEUGEOT POSSIBLE?FORD WINS LOYALTY RACETRUCKS OUTSELLING CARS IN 2000?GM VOWS TO OUTSELL FORD TRUCKS"BP" FINDS A HOME AT VWFIELDS TO RUN MAZDASTALLKAMP TO RUN MSXFORD TO MESS WITH TEXASDC NIXES SUPPLIER ‘NET-WORKMICHELIN RETURNS TO F1BUICK...Read More»

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Week of August 9, 1999

JULY SALES HUMMINGJULY’S TOP SELLERSGM REBUFFS FIATGM, DAEWOO SIGN ALLIANCEVOLVO WORKING ON S60GM, FORD TO GET PLASTIC TRUCK BEDSCALIF. WANTS SULFUR LEVELS HALVEDDC RECALLS BABYSMARTMAZDA MOVES FOR EQUAL PAYTOYOTA DOES FIVE-DAY ORDERSTOYOTA BEGINS V-6 PRODUCTIONGM TO BUILD CARS IN JAPANNISSAN...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of June 6, 1999

AUTO SALES SCORCHING IN MAY TOP 20 SELLERS DC TO OFFER CHILD-SEAT CHECKS NEW JAG ROADSTER COMING? BMW TO LEAVE ROLLS AT CREWE LINCOLN STAYS AT HOME HONDA TO MAKE FUEL CELLS VOLVO MULLING U.S. PLANTS NISSAN/FORD FLING TO END SOON? GM DESIGNER MIGRATES TO FORD SAAB RECALLS 9000 SANTA FE BECOMES SANTA...Read More»

Matiz Daewoo
Korean Comeback (Part II)

It was one of the most successful launches in U.S. automotive history, but after its initial burst of success, Hyundai Motor America’s star quickly tarnished. Today, it is selling half as many vehicles as it did in the mid-1980s. Not so for rival Kia Motors. The smallest and shakiest of the...Read More»

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