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.

Detroit auto show: This Ferrari runs on biofuel

January 14, 2008

logo.jpg    Ferrari may be known for its sexy luxury sports cars, but the question it has raised is: will drivers be able to fill ‘er up on the farm?

Detroit auto show: Chinese automakers lost in translation

January 14, 2008

Chinese automakers at the Detroit auto show showed off their latest cars as they jockeyed for position in the race to be the first from that country to eventually sell cars in the U.S. market.

Detroit auto show: The importance of being ‘Jim’ at Toyota

January 14, 2008

lentz.jpgYou know a company is ready to move on when it has cracked a joke in public about some unwanted losses.

Detroit auto show: Blue Book analyst sees more used car sales

January 14, 2008

nerad1.jpgWith the possibility of a U.S. recession on the horizon, American consumers are more likely to look at buying a used car than going for a new model, said Jack Nerad (pictured), executive market analyst at Kelley Blue Book, which tracks the value of used vehicles in the United States.