DETROIT – Powered by strong sales of its Taurus sedan and Explorer sport utility vehicle, Ford Motor Co. said yesterday that its share of the North American auto market grew to nearly 25 percent in 1992.
FORT WORTH, Texas – (March, 1994) It’s been called the “National Car of Texas,” and so it is here, in the Lone Star state, where two Detroit titans will wage a battle that could be remembered as an automotive Alamo.
FORT WORTH – Not long ago, making the standard pickup commercial called for mixing outdoor shots with a few rugged-looking men doing construction work. That’s far from true today.
FORT WORTH – Starting in less than two weeks and extending over the next several years, Chrysler will face an onslaught of new minivan challengers – all aiming to claim the king’s crown and change consumer attitudes about the market leader.
IRVING – Joe Fetzer is no Jerry Jones, but the Cadillac executive stood on the 50-yard line at Texas Stadium yesterday hoping that the Dallas Cowboys’ recent success might rub off on the all-new 1993 Fleetwood.
NEW YORK – General Motors’ Cadillac division introduced its new Brougham at the New York International Auto Show yesterday. The Arlington-built car is a longer, more powerful luxury sedan than the 1992 model.
ARLINGTON – The turmoil in General Motors’ executive ranks won’t hurt the launch or lifespan of the all-new, Arlington-made Cadillac Fleetwood, the general manager of GM’s luxury division said yesterday.
WILLOW RUN, Mich. – Auto industry experts and General Motors sources say the company may have to choose between plants in Willow Run, Mich. and Arlington, TX as it scales down its excess car-making capacity.
DETROIT – If it works, analysts predict it will have an electrifying impact on the domestic auto industry. They say GM’s plan to produce and sell an electric car is a much-needed spark for Detroit’s technological image.
AUSTIN – Too much competition and too little creative design work have dropped the station wagon’s share of the U.S. car market from 12.6 percent in 1972 to only 4 percent. But some automakers have refused to write off the wagon and are aiming to bring it back.
While Ford, Chevrolet and GMC once ruled the road in full-size trucks, analysts say new entries from Dodge and Toyota will fuel competition for them and maybe even force other companies to enter the battle.
AUSTIN – They are as Texan as Justin Boots, Wrangler Jeans and long-neck beer bottles. But federal officials are expected to adopt new emissions regulations that would mess with the trucks Texans love to drive
DETROIT — General Motors’ Texas assembly plant has given birth to the next generation of a car that since the 1950s has symbolized prestige, wealth and power to America’s oldest generation of car buyers.