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John Birchard

American Government Special Collections Reference Desk

John Birchard

Former auto industry correspondent for the Voice of America.

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DateOriginal PublisherArticleAuthor
January 13, 2001Toyota Prius Delights OwnerJohn Birchard
July 28, 2001DaimlerChrysler: Hoping New SUV Sales Will SoarJohn Birchard
July 30, 2001New Buick Model to Boost Sales Change ImageJohn Birchard
August 6, 2001Honda's Hybrid Car Targets High Gas PricesJohn Birchard
October 1, 2001Troubles Continue for US Auto IndustryJohn Birchard
October 9, 2001US Auto Sales Fall Less Than ExpectedJohn Birchard
October 15, 2001A Mercedes for the MassesJohn Birchard
October 16, 2001US Automakers Offer Incentives to Generate BusinessJohn Birchard
September 24, 2001Automakers React to Terrorist AttacksJohn Birchard
November 5, 2001US: October Auto Sales IncreaseJohn Birchard
December 10, 2001Some Auto Industry Experts Worried About 'Pull-Ahead Effect'John Birchard
January 7, 2002US Auto Industry Sets Near Record in SalesJohn Birchard
January 13, 2002Cadillac's Future at a CrossroadsJohn Birchard
February 3, 2002Still More SUVs in USJohn Birchard
April 20, 2002Washington to Host Auto Grand PrixJohn Birchard
May 28, 2002With Globalization, Finding A Car's 'Nationality' is No Easy TaskJohn Birchard
July 8, 2002Honda Presents New Hybrid CarJohn Birchard
July 14, 2002Washington DC to Host Grand Prix Auto RacingJohn Birchard
July 20, 2002Action Begins at Cadillac Grand Prix of WashingtonJohn Birchard
July 20, 2002German Driver Lands Top Pole Position for Cadillac Grand PrixJohn Birchard
July 20, 2002Leitzinger Wins Trans-Am Event at Washington Grand PrixJohn Birchard
July 21, 2002Panoz Drivers Beat Audi Team in Washington DC Grand PrixJohn Birchard
August 12, 2002US New Vehicle Sales Up for 2002John Birchard
September 21, 2002SUVs: Popular Vehicles Have Many CriticsJohn Birchard
September 22, 2002Are Sports Utility Vehicles Safe?John Birchard
September 25, 2002SUVs: Myth vs. FactJohn Birchard
December 26, 2002Nissan 2002 Sales Up, Korean Automakers Continue Increasing US Market ShareJohn Birchard
December 29, 2002Ford Motor Co. VP Reflects on 2002 Business YearJohn Birchard
January 2, 2003Ford Motor Company Faces Tough TimesJohn Birchard
February 10, 2003Rebound Seen for Cadillac Auto BrandJohn Birchard
February 23, 2003Carmakers Project Continued Stong Sales in 2003John Birchard
March 8, 2003New High Tech E-Class Could Boost Mercedes-Benz US SalesJohn Birchard
March 30, 2003New Hummer H-2 Hits the RoadJohn Birchard
April 16, 2003Hyundai Enjoying Sharp Rise in US SalesJohn Birchard
April 18, 2003Hyundai Sets Sights on Higher Sales, Better Public ImageJohn Birchard
April 23, 2003General Motors Shows Off New 'Ion' Compact CarJohn Birchard
May 5, 2003Silver Tops List of Most Popular US Car ColorsJohn Birchard
May 14, 2003Amid Slumping Popularity, Chrysler Adds New Features to PT Cruiser CarJohn Birchard
May 14, 2003Automobile's Interior Design Can 'Make or Break' a SaleJohn Birchard
May 16, 2003Rebates, Low-Interest Loans Change US Car Buying HabitsJohn Birchard
May 17, 2003Vehicle Cockpit Layout Provides Comfort, Operational SafetyJohn Birchard
May 27, 2003Saab Executives Talk of New Designs, Brighter FutureJohn Birchard
May 29, 2003Infiniti Launches FX45 Crossover Utility VehicleJohn Birchard
June 7, 2003Analysts Project Market Growth for Hybrid CarsJohn Birchard
June 7, 2003FedEx Embarks on Hybrid Project for Delivery VehiclesJohn Birchard
June 7, 2003Research Firm Predicts Significant Growth of US Hybrid Vehicle SalesJohn Birchard
June 18, 2003Minivans Continue to Grow in PopularityJohn Birchard
June 19, 2003Chrysler Introduces the PacificaJohn Birchard
June 27, 2003Toyota-Urban League Project Continues Paying Dividends a Decade After LA RiotsJohn Birchard
June 28, 2003Nissan Fields the Best Maxima to DateJohn Birchard
July 16, 2003Japanese Carmakers Outrank Europeans in Reliability SurveyJohn Birchard
September 5, 2003Porsche Cayenne - An Amazing SUVJohn Birchard
September 10, 2003TSX - The Newest AcuraJohn Birchard
September 13, 2003Volvo S-60 Brings Safety, Style and Performance to Car EnthusiastsJohn Birchard
October 22, 2003Use of Airbag Module Recorder in Cars Raises Privacy, Legal IssuesJohn Birchard
October 23, 2003New Book Questions Future of Detroit Auto Industry's Market DominanceJohn Birchard
November 19, 2003Daimler Chrysler's Crossfire Turns a Lot of HeadsJohn Birchard
November 29, 2003Buick Works Hard to Perk Up Its ImageJohn Birchard
December 13, 2003Cadillac Turning Heads Again with Boldly-Styled, Powerful, Comfortable SUVJohn Birchard
December 26, 2003Hybrid Electric is Prelude to Automobile's Future, says Former GM ChairmanJohn Birchard
December 17, 2003Hybrid Cars Gain Wider Consumer AcceptanceJohn Birchard
January 31, 2004Satellite Radio Increasingly Popular With US DriversJohn Birchard
February 25, 2004US Auto Industry Makes More Use of AluminumJohn Birchard
March 14, 2004Suzuki Unveils Big Plans for US MarketJohn Birchard
March 20, 2004Auto Manufacturers Await Annual Consumer Reports Car IssueJohn Birchard
April 21, 20042004 European Car Sales Decline in USJohn Birchard
April 22, 2004Chinese Auto Industry Attracts Major ManufacturersJohn Birchard
April 28, 2004Infiniti Introduces New Safety SystemJohn Birchard
May 17, 2004Mitsubishi Motors Struggles Could Affect Several Companies>John Birchard
May 25, 2004American Demand for Big Cars Stable Despite Increasing Gasoline PricesJohn Birchard
May 26, 2004Hybrid Auto Sales On the RiseJohn Birchard
June 3, 2004High Gas Prices Prompt Consumers to Take Another Look at Diesel CarsJohn Birchard
June 10, 2004Saab Unveils New Subaru-Based CarJohn Birchard
June 17, 2004Ford Unveils Hybrid SUVJohn Birchard
June 20, 2004Auto Industry Inches Slowly Toward Hydrogen-Powered VehiclesJohn Birchard
June 24, 2004Ford Motor Company Shows Renewed Vigor in 2004John Birchard
June 28, 2004Sweden's Saab Holds Key to Stemming Drunk Driving FatalitiesJohn Birchard
July 3, 2004Decades-Old Tariff on Light Truck Imports Up for DebateJohn Birchard
July 15, 2004Auto Manufacturers Use Incentives to Attract CustomersJohn Birchard
September 9, 2004New Hyundai Plant Should Aid Alabama EconomyJohn Birchard
September 29, 2004Honda Celebrates 25 Years of Manufacturing in USJohn Birchard
December 22, 2004Toyota Official Sums Up 2004, Predicts Business Outlook for 2005John Birchard
December 26, 2004Toyota's Number Two US Executive Talks About Oil SupplyJohn Birchard
March 23, 2005Industry Says Aluminum Adds to Car SafetyJohn Birchard
January 25, 2006Ford Executive Talks About Automaker's Plans for FutureJohn Birchard
January 26, 2007Daimler Chrysler Board Chairman Sees Diesel AlternativeJohn Birchard

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