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- On with the show, this is it. // AutoWeek;01/10/2000, Vol. 50 Issue 2, p2
Reports on news briefs about the automobile industry in as of January 10, 2000. Debut of the 2001 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan in Geneva, Switzerland; Launch by Ford Motor Co. of concept cars at the Detroit automobile show; Marketing rights of General Motors Corp. for the civilian Hummer.
- 2000 Harbour Report. Winter, Drew // Ward's Auto World;Jul2000, Vol. 36 Issue 7, p71
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- Late News. Miller, Joe; Stoffer, Harry; Rechtin, Mark; Connelly, Mary // Automotive News;5/1/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5872, p1
Presents a compendium of news items concerning the United States automobile industry. Settlement of lawsuits between General Motors and Chicago-area dealers; Clinton Administration officials' decision to withdraw plans for a crash test requiring airbags; Ford Motor Co.'s official cancellation...
- Zero-Sum Game. Naughton, Keith // Newsweek;11/26/2001, Vol. 138 Issue 22, p63
Reports on General Motors and their 0% financing offer, designed to boost sagging automobile sales. How the ensuing sales increase has affected GM's domestic rivals; Comment from Ford chief executive officer William Clay Ford Jr.; Foreign automakers and their slow gain on automakers in the U.S.
- Running Ahead at the Half. // Time;7/5/1968, Vol. 92 Issue 1, p66
The article reports on the increase in the number of automobiles sold which reached at 3,830,725 for the first half of 1968 in Detroit, Michigan. It highlights the sales for the Mustang from Ford Motor Co. which declined by 24.5 percent since January 1, 1968. It mentions that General Motors...
- Digest. // Automotive News;1/18/1999, Vol. 73 Issue 5802, p4
Presents news briefs related to the automobile industry in the United States, as of January 18, 1999. Includes General Motors Corp.'s plans to close its Buick City assembly plant in Flint, Michigan; National Automobile Dealers' Association's findings on the growth of chain dealers; Ford Motor...
- GM to consolidate stores in four cities. Miller, Joe // Automotive News;4/24/2000, Vol. 74 Issue 5871, p1
Reports on United States-based automobile firm General Motors' consolidation of its dealerships. Cities where the consolidation will take effect; Difference with Ford Motor Co.'s Auto Collection project; Concerns of General Motors dealers.
- DEALERSHIP COMPETITION IN THE U.S. AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY. Ramrattan, Lall B. // American Economist;Spring2001, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p33
This paper develops a model of dealership rivalry for the U.S. auto industry in line with the research program of Joe Bain. In Bain's research, the literature depicts the auto industry as a differentiated oligopoly with non-price competition and price collusion. It has established advertising...
- Industry still needs mini brands. Johnson, Richard // Automotive News;6/9/2003, Vol. 77 Issue 6042, p4M
Some old stories are resurfacing, with rumors that European automakers with plants in Great Britain and the continent are working overtime to fix poor-quality cars built in the country. European automakers were supposed to have closed the once-notorious quality gap between their German and...
- Regional assault. Serafin, Raymond // Advertising Age;4/27/1992, Vol. 63 Issue 17, p4
The article reports that the United States automobile manufacturers, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. (GM), are stepping up regional advertising and promotions to win back import buyers. Ford has launched a New England campaign aimed at boosting sales of its Escort and Taurus models,...