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October Sales: GM Gains Again

October Sales: GM Gains Again

Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler LLC continued to drop in sales during the month of October while General Motors and foreign nameplates posted modest gains, despite signs of a softening market overall.  On an adjusted basis, sales were down one percent and the annual running rate was close to 16.1...

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2005 Buick LeSabre

Power VDS: Buick, Lexus in a Tie

In a striking move for a troubled brand, General Motors’ Buick division landed in a first-place tie with Toyota ’s vaunted luxury marque, Lexus, in the latest long-term... read more August 9, 2007 by 0

2006 Lexus 400h - front

2006 Lexus RX330/400h

RX330/400h Debuting in spring of 2005, the RX400h is a gas/electric hybrid-powered version of RX330 sport-utility vehicle. It's powered by a combination of the conventional... read more July 18, 2007 by 0

2007 Jaguar C-XF Concept

Flint: Sell Jaguar? No, Not Now!

Most of us think the idea in business is to keep the winners and sell off the dogs. At Ford the idea seems to be to sell off successes, or car lines on the edge of success... read more June 16, 2007 by 0

2008 Toyota Highlander

New Highlander Is “Core” At Toyota

While Toyota’s upstart Scion brand, its new Tundra pickup truck and its growing lineup of hybrids have grabbed most of the company’s headlines in the past year, Toyota... read more May 15, 2007 by 0

Dieter Zetsche 2007 Geneva

Zetsche Promises Every DC A Hybrid

Long considered hardcore hybrid skeptics, the Germans who run DaimlerChrysler are now promising every vehicle the company develops in the future will come with a hybrid... read more April 8, 2007 by 0

2007 Infiniti EX Concept

Infiniti EX Heading for Production

by Ken Zino The Infiniti EX concept that debuted in New York will go on sale in late 2007 in the hotly contested and growing crossover sport-utility market. Infiniti is using... read more April 5, 2007 by 0

2007 Cadillac Escalade

Have Carmakers Lost the CO2 Argument?

The U.S. Supreme Court may have sounded the death knell for the large sport-utility vehicle and set theU.S. on a path that will require carmakers to sell smaller, lighter... read more April 3, 2007 by 0

2005 Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec, Frankfurt Auto Show

EPA Rule Paves Way to 50-State Diesel

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday issued guidelines for the ADBlue urea SCR systems in the new generation of diesel engines that should pave the way for... read more March 29, 2007 by 0

2007 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

A Big Year Ahead for Lamborghini

Lamborghini will sell more cars than it did in 2006, and still has two big announcements coming for the major auto shows left in 2007, CEO Stephan Winkelmann said at the... read more March 19, 2007 by 0

Rick Wagoner and Camaro

GMAC Could Tank Chrysler Deal

While healthcare liabilities continued to get a lot of attention in General Motors’ massive new filing with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), the new 10K paperwork... read more March 18, 2007 by 0

2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Analysts Worried about Ford

The continuing decline in Ford Motor Co.’s market share has triggered another dire warning that the company in on the brink of a crisis. Ford also acknowledged this week... read more February 21, 2007 by 0

2007 Acura RDX

WJR Auto Report: All-Wheel Drive

I’m up inMontreal this week, driving an assortment of new products from Acura. What’s notable about the new MDX, RDX and RL models is that they share a new technology the... read more February 21, 2007 by 0

2007 Dodge Durango

Chrysler Cuts Will Bind It More to Benz

DaimlerChrysler intends to tie together the company’s German and American wings more tightly than ever under the new plan for reviving the fortunes of the ailing Chrysler... read more February 5, 2007 by 0

2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

Jan. Sales Slump in Detroit

Toyota started 2007 as the nation's number-two automaker, as Ford continued to lose ground not only to its Japanese rival but also to DaimlerChrysler AG, which managed to... read more February 1, 2007 by 0

2004 Toyota Tundra

Toyota in Massive Recall

Toyota will recall 533,000 Tundra trucks and Sequoia sport-utility vehicles, in an extension of a recall from 2005 that counted 775,000 similar vehicles. The 2004-06 Tundra... read more January 21, 2007 by 0


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