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Ford Executives Meet With Treasury Department

Ford Executives Meet With Treasury Department

Despite terrible sales, and a record smashing $14.6 billion loss in 2008, Ford Motor Co. executives continued a campaign to draw a bright line between their current extreme difficulties and those facing General Motors Corp. and Chrysler LLC. Ford officials did travel...
Sneak Peak: 2010 Cadillac SRX

Sneak Peak: 2010 Cadillac SRX

Of all the nonsensical opinions held by enthusiast writers, none is more pervasive or wrong headed than the proposition that luxury vehicles have to be rear-wheel drive. The Lexus RX series, built from the Camry no less, demolished that assertion a decade ago. Not...
Sneak Peak: Chevrolet Spark

Sneak Peak: Chevrolet Spark

Small is the trend in Europe. Last year in my own country, The Netherlands, there was a clear shift towards smaller, more fuel-efficient and consequently cleaner cars. The market share of the A-segment grew to 11%, more than double the 5% of 2007. The B segment,...
Opel Proposes Plan for Survival

Opel Proposes Plan for Survival

General Motors Europe and the Opel Supervisory Board approved a long-term plan for financial survival at its Rüsselsheim, Germany, headquarters this morning that will be submitted to government representatives. German Government officials have been skeptical about...
Design Sustainability and the Race to Green

Design Sustainability and the Race to Green

The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California is a storied institution that has brought forth numerous automotive styling luminaries, including Wayne Cherry, J Mays, Henrik Fisker and Chris Bangle. For the past several years, the Art Center has hosted a...
Marty’s Marketing Minutia

Marty’s Marketing Minutia

The weekly compendium of arcane, interesting, weird or just odd items from the weird and often silly world of automotive marketing, advertising, promotion and publicity. New Lexus voice-over For as long as I can recall Lexus television commercials had a very...
Sneak Peek: 2010 Audi TT RS

Sneak Peek: 2010 Audi TT RS

Audi’s got an assortment of new products to reveal in Geneva, next week, but TheDetroitBureau.com is lifting the covers a bit early. We’ll have some pics of the all-new allroad for you, as well as the top-range model of the Audi TT line-up, the TT RS, shown here....
Sneak Peek: Porsche 911 GT3

Sneak Peek: Porsche 911 GT3

Ok, we admit it up front, TheDetroitBureau.com has already offered a look at the Porsche 911 GT3, which will debut at the Geneva Motor Show, next week. But how can we resist a few more shots, and a bit more detail. What’s significant is that we expect the handling of...
Spy Shots: 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe V-series still alive!

Spy Shots: 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe V-series still alive!

Last week GM shocked enthusiasts by announcing that the High Performance Vehicle Operations team was being disbanded. The HPVO crew, responsible for the V-series Cadillacs, Chevy Cobalt SS and HHR SS were said to be off working on regular cars now. These photos, shot...
Sneak Peek: Alfa-Romeo GTA Mito

Sneak Peek: Alfa-Romeo GTA Mito

Despite its long absence, there are legions of American fans desperate for the return of the Alfa-Romeo brand. The Italian maker, a subsidiary of Fiat S.p.A., staged a sort-of comeback, last year, with the launch of the high-performance 8C, but volumes are so low, few...
Auto Industry Sales Keep Sliding in February

Auto Industry Sales Keep Sliding in February

The President may be asking Americans to focus on the future, but the present isn’t looking very good, if the latest forecast from J.D. Power and Associates is any indication. The California-based market research firm is cutting its 2009 new car sales forecast by 1...