Detroit auto show: Tata’s Nano is talk of show

January 15, 2008

nano1.jpgTata’s $2,500 Nano car (pictured left) may not have been unveiled at the Detroit auto show, but that didn’t stop it from being the talk of the show.

Detroit auto show: AutoNation CEO calls Chinese cars worst of show

January 15, 2008

jackson.jpgSome day cars built by Chinese automakers may be compared with the likes of Toyota and Honda, but not today, according to the CEO of the largest publicly traded U.S. car dealer.

Detroit auto show: Dodge wants to show its softer side

January 15, 2008

dodgelogo.jpgSay goodbye, or good riddance, to scantily clad models tossing footballs and other old Dodge promotions aimed solely at young men.

Detroit auto show: It’s hemp, not marijuana in your car

January 15, 2008

hemp.jpgWhat do MacGyver, the A-Team and the professor on Gilligan’s Island have in common? Easy; those guys could recycle spare parts to make something useful.

Detroit auto show: Chinese company suggests electric car for Bush ranch

January 15, 2008

chinacar.jpgMost U.S. auto industry officials when asked about the expected Chinese invasion of the American market in the next several years react with scorn or fear (or a mixture of both).

Detroit auto show: GM has eyes for Mini market

January 15, 2008

mini.jpgWho says cute little British cars can have all the fun and the market to themselves?

Detroit auto show: McCain in the driver’s seat (of a car)

January 15, 2008

mccain.jpgPresidential candidate John McCain joined his rivals, Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee, at the Detroit auto show, gawking at the latest hybrid powered cars ahead of the hotly-contested Republican primary on Tuesday.

Detroit auto show: Renault has entered the building

January 14, 2008

renaultlogo.pngRenault doesn’t sell cars in the world’s biggest auto market, and for that reason historically has not participated in the Detroit auto show. 

Detroit auto show: Writers’ strike complicates Nissan marketing plan

January 14, 2008

mcnabb.jpgFans of “Lost,” “Desperate Housewives” and other top TV shows aren’t the only ones suffering from the Hollywood screenwriters strike as Nissan’s marketing efforts have been complicated by the battle.

Detroit auto show: Volt in 2010 now a “stretch” for GM

January 14, 2008

volt1.jpgGeneral Motors Corp’s touted all-electric plug-in Chevy Volt (pictured right) may not be built by the end of 2010 as it had hoped after all.
    
The automaker’s target is a “big stretch,” but it will not be changed, GM vice chairman and product chief Bob Lutz said at the Detroit auto show.