Apr 2004

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Departments



--- Plante & Moran
So What If You Have a Strategy more...
--- New Diesel: VW
VW Unveils Top End of Polo Line more...
--- New Diesel: Mercedes-Benz
Mercedes-Benz Debuts Diesel Car for U.S. more...
--- Cars Worth Noting: 2004 Chevrolet Malibu
2004 Chevrolet Malibu more...
--- Cars Worth Noting: 2004 Pontiac GTO
2004 Pontiac GTO more...
--- Cars Worth Noting: 2004 Chevy Colorado
2004 Chevy Colorado more...
--- Supply and Demand
more...
--- Fast Lane
What About Diesels, Rob? more...

Features



--- Blast from the Past
Chryslers return to rear-drive mid-size cars puts a Teutonic twist to an America classic. more...
--- Magnum Force
Dodge launches the most powerful vehicle available under $30,000 more...
--- Flexing New Muscle
The Brampton, Ontario, plant joins the flexible body system club. more...
--- Generation Vette
Dont be fooled, the sixth generation of Americas sports car is all-new from the ground up. more...
--- Double Feature
The stylish and sexy BMW 6 Series coupe and convertible are a showcase for innovative materials and manufacturing. more...
--- What Makes Good PR?
more...

Trends



--- Hybrid Inflation
Bayer Polymers TPU Molded Hybrid process adds flexibility to automotive seating while taking out cost. more...
--- Lightweight Champion
Aluminum panels with more formability than steel allow for complex-designed closures at high volumes. Quick Plastic Forming makes it possible. more...
--- Steel Wants Its Bumpers Back
High strength steel lays claim to GM H body rear bumper in a costcutting shootout. more...
--- Glass Shatters Muffler Mayhem
Owens Corning Silentex improves muffler acoustics and durability. more...
--- Europe Report
The Rush to Central Europe more...
--- Diesel Success
more...
--- Best In Class Handling Glass
Sequencing 106 variations of encapsulated windows tackled by Dura Automotive. more...
--- Windecker
Pay Attention to the Depreciation more...
--- Hansen
Whats Hot in Automotive Electronics more...
--- Lets Get Small!
Molecular science develops a stronger, lighter weight composite thats finding its way into many areas of the automobile. more...
--- Asia Report
Ibiden Ramps Up more...
--- Green Diesel on the Move
Collaboration produces novel PM filter system now installed on more than 800,000 cars. more...
--- Keller
Asian Automakers Gain in Europe. Why is Anyone Surprised? more...



















































































































































































































































































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