Autos Automobiles and Components

  • An increase in summer driving, particularly in the northeastern U.S., provided "a nice pickup in demand" for gas prices, Gulf Oil CEO Joe Petrowski told CNBC Monday.

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    When representatives from the United Auto Workers and the Big 3 automakers exchange ceremonial handshakes this week, it will be the symbolic start of talks on a new labor deal.

  • James Farley

    As soon as Jalopnik posted the Farley quotes, Twitter lit up with plenty of comments about Farley dropping the F-bomb. And yes, more than a few were pretty funny.

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    It would be nice if we could blame this on the weather. Truth is we can't. No, the dog days of summer in the auto industry are here for a variety of reasons that we expected, and a few that are lingering and frustrating many in the auto industry.

  • Nissan Leaf

    For the Nissan LEAF, the second year of sales in the US will bring a higher sticker price, more standard features and greater availability.

  • For Korean auto maker Hyundai, the steady gains in quality, sales, and reputation have finally paid off with the company topping the Kelley Blue Book rankings on customers loyalty.

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    The worst job market since the Great Depression has stunned millions of Americans. Unemployment is having a huge impact on the individual, family and community.

  • Tesla Model S

    As expected, 2011 has been a relatively quiet one for electric car maker Tesla. But the absence of major product and corporate news has not scared off investors and Wall Street. Actually, there's been a steady rise in Tesla shares and increasingly positive comments about where the company is headed.

  • Gas-guzzlers

    As the White House, EPA, NHTSA and automakers hash out new fuel efficiency standards scheduled to be finalized by September, investors would be wise to stop focusing on the automakers and dial in to the implications for parts suppliers.

  • Wireless Driving

    Insight on what automakers are allowing drivers to use without being distracted, with Brian Cooley, CNET.com.

  • BMW 5 Series

    With sales picking up around the world, and especially in China, BMW is revving up growth expectations. For the German luxury auto maker, we are in a expansion cycle for the entire industry, but especially luxury auto brands.

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    Halfway through the year and with the economy once again slowing down, auto makers and dealers are re-thinking their once ambitious forecasts for sales this year. For much of the first half of this year, auto executives were confident the industry would sell just more than 13 million cars, trucks and SUVs this year.

  • In 1970, Janis Joplin sang “Oh  Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz?” When she did, it’s unlikely that she had thought through the full implications of her request, and it was a good bet that she had failed to take into account the total cost of owning such a vehicle. What about gas mileage? What about the cost of repairs or insurance, not to mention depreciation and taxes?Anyone considering the purchase of a new automobile has to think about more than just the sticker price, and ask how much

    Anyone considering the purchase of a new automobile has to think about more than just the sticker price, and ask how much the car is going to cost them to own.

  • Ron Bloom, the White House's Assistant to the President for Manufacturing Policy

    The lawmakers want to get to the bottom of whether or not Bloom, who is viewed as an ally of the unions, ever said that he directed White House policy on automakers on behalf of unions.

  • GM Headquarters

    Shortly after I tweeted "Morgan Stanley replaces Ford with GM on best investment idea list as it upgrades N.A. auto sector" on Wednesday morning, I was boarding a flight when another person on the flight recognized me and took the opportunity to bash GM.

  • Options Desk: MS Bullish on Autos

    GM to rally on near-term earnings revisions, with Brian Stutland, Fast Money trader.

  • In the very least, it's the best turnaround story in a generation.

  • Optimism on Car Sales

    Jessica Caldwell, Edmunds.com, discusses new car sales and whether there's significant reason for optimism

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    For the last year and half, Toyota has stumbled badly. Now, with Japan's auto industry rebounding and auto sales improving in the U.S., Akio Toyoda is charting a rebound.

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    Looking to drive American? You might wind up in a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord. In fact, as the latest ranking of cars and trucks "Made in America" shows, it's not always Big 3 models with the most parts and labor coming from here in the US.