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CNNMoney: In Detroit, fuel economy rulesupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 12:47:00

Every auto show, these days, is "all about plug-in cars and hybrids," they say. Everyone's gawking at the cherry on top while few notice how different the ice cream underneath is.

CNNMoney: Hyundai Elantra wins car of year honorsupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 12:28:00

Detroit automakers got shut out of honors at their hometown's auto show Monday as the Hyundai Elantra and the Range Rover Evoque won North American car and truck of the year awards.

CNNMoney: Motor Trend SUV of the Year: Range Rover Evoqueupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 11:10:00

Motor Trend magazine named Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque as SUV of the Year Tuesday.

BMW refuels Mini adventure with two new modelsupdated: Thu Sep 03 2009 04:41:00

BMW plans to build two new Mini models at its plant near Oxford in southern England, in a vote of confidence for UK manufacturing and a significant boost for the hard-pressed motor industry.

CNNMoney: GM debuts the Chevy Voltupdated: Tue Sep 16 2008 14:22:00

General Motors unveiled the Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle on Tuesday, allowing outsiders their first full look at the car GM says will go on sale in 2010.

CNNMoney: Photos of Chevy Volt leakedupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 08:26:00

Photos published on several automotive Web sites Monday show a production version of the Chevrolet Volt, a plug-in electric car General Motors plans to produce in 2010.

Let the rubber hit the riverupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 09:31:00

A car that drives on land and drives through water will make its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland.

CNNMoney: At Frankfurt Motor Show carmakers emphasize low emissionsupdated: Mon Sep 10 2007 00:09:00

The world's automakers will try to win customers over with more environmentally friendly cars at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week as they tout new vehicles with hybrid propulsion and more advanced, cleaner engines.

Return of the Fiat 500updated: Tue Jul 10 2007 06:30:00

Return of the Fiat 500

Fiat launches cute challenge to Miniupdated: Tue Jul 10 2007 06:30:00

While the United States celebrated Independence Day, Italy is experienced its own day of national pride. After years in the doldrums Italy's largest car manufacturer, Fiat, has unveiled the car that many believe will turn around the company's fortunes.

Concept cars steal the showupdated: Fri Mar 16 2007 09:34:00

Concept cars are an integral part of any auto show, and Geneva is no exception.

Behind the scenes at the Detroit auto showupdated: Fri Mar 09 2007 12:28:00

Things are a teensy bit weird here in Detroit. It's a cross between Wacky Wednesday and Alice in Wonderland: Nothing is as it should be, and some things are downright trippy.

Mercedes' fish-inspired carupdated: Thu Mar 08 2007 17:03:00

When Mercedes-Benz began to contemplate its next generation of high-efficiency small cars, it sought aquatic inspiration.

GM reveals convertible Chevy Camaroupdated: Thu Jan 04 2007 13:54:00

General Motors released photos of a convertible Chevrolet Camaro concept vehicle Thursday. The car will be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show on Sunday.

Dodge Avenger, VW Scirocco to show in Parisupdated: Tue Sep 26 2006 12:08:00

At the 2006 Paris Motor Show, which opens to the press on Thursday, Dodge will unveil a new Avenger sedan concept.

The Navy's swimming spy planeupdated: Fri Feb 24 2006 09:48:00

Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works, famed for the U-2 and Blackbird spy planes that flew higher than anything else in the world in their day, is trying for a different altitude record: an airplane that starts and ends its mission 150 feet underwater.

Fortune: War-wheel driveupdated: Fri Feb 17 2006 14:29:00

We've all seen videos of racecar crashes in which the vehicle disintegrates spectacularly into smoke and flame and flying, spinning debris--and the driver emerges miraculously unscathed. Those happ...

1950 GM bus sells for $4 millionupdated: Sun Jan 22 2006 10:36:00

A futuristic General Motors bus from 1950 sold for $4 million at a collectible car auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., Saturday.

Classic American 'dream cars' at auctionupdated: Tue Jan 17 2006 10:18:00

Last year's $3.24 million sale of a 1954 Oldsmobile concept car at a Scottsdale, Ariz. auto auction definitely got the attention of automobile collectors.

Dodge Challenger concept: 1970 all overupdated: Wed Jan 04 2006 11:00:00

With an appearance that draws heavily from the classic muscle cars of the late 1960s and early '70s, the Dodge Challenger, premiering in concept car form at next week's Detroit Auto Show, should satisfy those who thought the 4-door Dodge Charger just didn't have the right stuff.

CNNMoney: Porsche to build hybrid SUVupdated: Tue Sep 13 2005 11:27:00

Porsche announced today at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany that it will build a hybrid version of its Cayenne SUV.

CNNMoney: New cars unveiled at Frankfurt showupdated: Wed Sep 07 2005 14:11:00

Jeep unveiled two concept vehicles at the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany today that, a company executive said, hint at a worldwide portfolio expansion for the off-road brand.

Antarctic concept vehicle unveiledupdated: Thu Jun 23 2005 06:35:00

An innovative Antarctic exploration vehicle has been unveiled by London's Royal College of Art and the British Antarctic Survey.

CNNMoney: Maybach shows 700-hp concept carupdated: Thu May 12 2005 11:50:00

Maybach, DaimlerChrysler's ultra-high-end luxury car brand, unveiled a 700-horsepower twin-turbocharged V12 concept car in Berlin today.

CNNMoney: Olds' concept car sold for $3.24 millionupdated: Mon Jan 31 2005 09:19:00

A golden 1954 Oldsmobile concept car sold at auction this weekend for $3.24 million.

CNNMoney: Concept cars worth watchingupdated: Wed Jan 19 2005 13:27:00

In the 1950s, they used to call them "dream cars." Now they call them "concept cars," reflecting the serious thinking behind cars that have two engines, the ability to rotate in place or wide-screen TVs instead of rear windows.

CNNMoney: Stratospheric hopes for Saturn Skyupdated: Fri Jan 07 2005 15:52:00

This is not your father's Saturn.

CNNMoney: Jeep pick-up concept revealedupdated: Wed Nov 17 2004 13:54:00

DaimlerChrysler revealed a design for Jeep pick-up truck concept vehicle on Tuesday. If the company eventually produces a similar vehicle, it would be Jeep's first pick-up since the 1992 model year.

CNNMoney: Report: Chrysler eyes new Jeep pickupupdated: Wed Nov 17 2004 09:21:00

DaimlerChrysler revealed a design for Jeep pick-up truck concept vehicle on Tuesday. If the company eventually produces a similar vehicle, it would be Jeep's first pick-up since the 1992 model year.

CNNMoney: Sunday's hottest carsupdated: Sat Jan 03 2004 20:02:00

It's the world's coolest parking lot.

Fortune: Lost In Translation The once-zany Tokyo auto show has become a real snooze.updated: Mon Nov 24 2003 00:01:00

The biennial Tokyo Motor Show used to be a showplace for the wackiest automotive ideas seen since GM's Futurama exhibit at the 1939 World's Fair. But the most recent installment, which opened in Oc...

Business 2.0: The Borg Benz Is the Crossfire a Chrysler? Or a Mercedes? Actually, it has assimilated a bit of both--which updated: Wed Oct 01 2003 00:01:00

What is it, you ask? A fine question. And a popular one too, as evidenced by the fact that every time I emerged from my icy-black 2004 Crossfire, some goggling person was planted just beyond the sw...

Fortune: No Buzz, But Best in Showupdated: Mon Feb 03 2003 00:01:00

There's been thunderous public reaction to a couple of gas-guzzling concept vehicles unveiled at the recent Detroit auto show: Ford's V-10-powered, 500-horsepower 427 sedan and GM's 16-cylinder Cad...

Fortune: Can Cadillac Come Back? GM's once-platinum luxury brand has been stuck in the mud for decades. Now Caddy is launching a bold newupdated: Mon Sep 18 2000 00:01:00

It isn't your uncle's Caddy anymore. At least that's what the folks at Cadillac want you to think of their new $75,000 convertible roadster, unveiled last month at a high-end auto show in Pebble Be...

Fortune: New Products From Rented Brains Companies are handing off engineering work to outside firms that help them dream up automobiles,updated: Mon Sep 04 2000 00:01:00

There's a cute minicar called Ka zipping around Europe that wears a Ford badge on its grille. Yet much of its development was done by a three-year-old company you probably haven't heard of: MSX Int...

Fortune: Lockheed Raises a Stink Over 'Skunkworks' BROUGHT TO YOU BY ASPIRIN, CORN FLAKES, AND THE YELLOW PAGESupdated: Mon Mar 06 2000 00:01:00

Imagine FORTUNE's surprise when it recently received a sternly worded letter from the estimable law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges. The problem? As the letter put it, "FORTUNE Magaz...

Fortune: Great Minds Hot Bodies The top ten contenders from the auto show in Detroit have finally put it all together, updated: Mon Feb 07 2000 00:01:00

Judging from the forward-thinking, risk-taking machines on display at last month's North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the car industry is enjoying a lavish renaissance. Inspired par...

Fortune: Hot Wheels Nostalgia-drunk, luxury-drenched models stole the show in Detroit, proving that, once again, the love affair with theupdated: Mon Feb 15 1999 00:01:00

Close your eyes and picture yards of buttery pastel leather, yawning chrome grilles, ferocious V-8s, rare-wood exterior panels. Mmmmm. Now imagine vehicles with names like Thunderbird, Charger, Imp...

Fortune: GETTING THE BEST FROM YOUR SMARTEST PEOPLE WHAT DISTINGUISHES GREAT TEAMS, SUCH AS THOSE THAT MADE SNOW updated: Mon Mar 17 1997 00:01:00

If two heads really were better than one, nobody would need to read this pair of books, which, from different vantage points, take aim at the same problem: group stupidity. Persons individually sma...

Fortune: STEALING THE SHOW IN MOTOR CITYupdated: Mon Feb 08 1993 00:01:00

General Motors' woes took a lot of the usual sparkle out of this year's Detroit auto show. Short of cash, GM canceled its corporate display and showed far fewer special-concept cars than in the pas...

Fortune: GETTING A FIRST LOOK AT JAPAN'S NEW CARS At the biennial Tokyo Motor Show, Japanese automakers displayed a cornucopia of innovatupdated: Mon Dec 02 1991 00:01:00

WELCOME TO the world's preeminent automobile exposition -- the biennial Tokyo Motor Show, recently playing at a vast new hotel and convention complex slightly to the east of Tokyo Disneyland. On pr...

Fortune: 25 WHO HELP THE U.S. WIN Innovators everywhere are generating ideas to make America a stronger competitor. They updated: Mon Jun 10 1991 00:01:00

IN HIS State of the Union address in January, President Bush asked, ''Which of our citizens will lead us in this next American century?'' The answer, in part, can be found here and on the following...

Fortune: AMERICA'S ARSENAL THE SKUNK WORKS' SPECIALTY: STEALTH Lockheedupdated: Mon Feb 25 1991 00:01:00

Workers at Lockheed are proud, and their office walls show it: News clips and photos of the startlingly angular F-117A Stealth fighter are everywhere. But nobody is flying higher because of the air...

Fortune: MANAGING INNOVATORS Give them space, money, time, and trust. Slowly but surely strip away the excuses they can hide behind.updated: Mon Mar 04 1985 00:01:00

They are the hope of corporate America, at least according to their press clippings. They will rebuild our sagging companies from within. They will stave off the Japanese challenge. They will be ho...

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