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Flint: Next Year—Better or Worse?

That ugly word “recession” is being heard in the land. On financial TV shows they talk of a coming recession all the time. The columnist Dan Dorfman says it will be worse than recession. If times are bad, we know the auto business will suffer. In particular ourDetroit companies will suffer...

November 20, 2007 by
Jim Farley

Ford Picks Up Toyota’s Farley

Ford Motor Co. has taken a cue from Chrysler and snatched a top executive from Toyota Motor Corp. Jim Farley, theToyota executive who put Scion on the motoring map, will head... read more October 11, 2007 by 0

Jim Press

Chrysler’s Press Talks Change

In a closing evening at Chrysler's dealer sales meeting, Vice Chairman and President Jim Press introduced funnyman Jay Leno with an ease and showmanship that by some accounts... read more October 11, 2007 by 0

2008 Bentley Brooklands

Bentley Goes on a Diet

Bigger is better, or so goes the old mantra that defines carmakers and Costco shoppers alike. But at least one automaker is thinking twice about its future and betting that... read more September 23, 2007 by 0

2008 Ford Focus

Ford Focuses Away from Hatches

Just a week after Ford, in Frankfurt, showed a facelifted 2008 version of its European-market Focus and pulled the wraps off a concept called the Verve, which is expected to... read more September 20, 2007 by 0

2009 Audi A4

Audi Plans Q5, Four-Door Coupe

Audi’s big ambitions are being underscored by an aggressive product program that will soon fill some big holes in the German automaker’s lineup. New coupes, SUVs, and... read more September 19, 2007 by 0

2006 Dodge Challenger

Challenger, ENVI Coming from Chrysler

Chrysler LLC officials have confirmed the production version of the two-door Dodge Challenger will be unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show in February. Camouflaged Challengers... read more September 17, 2007 by 0

2008 Honda Accord

Auto Sales Heading Below 16 Million?

Lots of people scoffed last January when Carlos Ghosn, the chief executive officer at Renault/Nissan, said he was preparing for new vehicle sales of only 16 million units in... read more September 4, 2007 by 0

2008 Saab 9-3

New Small Saab, Crossover Coming

In a bid to build up its global presence, the Swedish automaker, Saab, plans to expand its lineup over the next few years, while also launching a new all-wheel-drive system... read more September 3, 2007 by 0

Woodward Avenue

2007 Woodward Dream Cruise, Part I

Okay, non-Detroiters, listen up. You're about to learn about what may be the world's greatest gathering of cars. Already know about it? Well, don't think you already know... read more August 19, 2007 by 0

2007 Lexus LS600h

Lexus Turns LS into Orchestra Piece

What better way to leave an impression on well-heeled guests attending a classical music concert? Lexus has created an orchestra made up of 12 cars, and during the interval... read more August 6, 2007 by 0

2008 Ford Expedition

July Sales: Detroit Dips Below Half

Higher gas prices and turmoil in the housing market, particularly inCalifornia and Florida, cut sales of new vehicles by an estimated 12 percent as even both Honda and Toyota... read more August 1, 2007 by 0

2007 Toyota Tundra CrewMax

June Sales: GM, Ford Drop

The growing popularity of small cars helped Asian brands boost sales during June, while General Motors’ sales tumbled as its new trucks and sport-utility vehicles garnered... read more July 9, 2007 by 0

2008 Ford Focus

Ford: “Time Is Not Our Friend”

Ford executives bemoan the fact that their turnaround is looking better internally, but that the company is outwardly fighting a perception gap that its vehicles aren't as... read more July 1, 2007 by 0

2008 smart fortwo

Smart Whistle-Stops U.S. Tour

The smartUSA organization's new traveling road show, which allows consumers to see the car up close, also has logged 7000 test drives since it first stop in Southern... read more June 21, 2007 by 0

2005 Chrysler 300C - marquee

Chrysler, Getrag Team Up for Ind. Plant

 Chrysler Holdings, LLC — the former Chrysler Group that is being sold to private equity firm Cerberus — will team up with transmission maker Getrag to build a new... read more June 19, 2007 by 0


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