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  • New Chevy Volt

    The challenge for General Motors is to win the perception battle with investors. The large mutual funds and pension plans will buy it. But will the little guy?

  • Auto worker works on assembly line at GM Lansing Grand River plant.

    Why are so many people ambivalent about the GM IPO? Because it's a mess. It's been rushed, poorly handled by the folks in Washington, and in general leaves a lot of people asking themselves, "What is the new GM all about?"

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    Just two years after a taxpayer bailout of General Motors, some average investors won't be able to get shares in GM's IPO, which is expected to be a lucrative investment opportunity.

  • Big players are going to profit off the little guy again on the most hotly watched IPO since Google and here's how.

  • Wang Chuan-Fu, the Chairman and President of BYD, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren E. Buffett, Vice-Chairman Charles Munger and Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft, attend a new product launching conference of BYD at China World Hotel on September 29, 2010 in Beijing, China.

    In an exclusive interview with Managing Asia, Wang Chuan Fu, Founder and Chairman of Shenzhen-based BYD, talks about how he is charging up China's car-and-battery giant for the future.

  • Chevy Volt

    General Electric is moving quickly to electrify it fleet vehicles. The big push starts next year with GE starting the purchase of 25,000 EV's, including 12,000 Chevy Volts. By 2015, GE plans to have half of its global fleet of vehicles be electric. In short, it's a major commitment by GE with major implication for GM.

  • Car Keys

    Mitsui & Co, a Japanese conglomerate with interests in a range of industries from logistics to finance, on Monday took a 58 percent stake in Singapore-based Car Club, Asia's pioneer car co-operative.  Mitsui, which declined to say what it paid for the stake, plans to use Singapore as a springboard to expand its car sharing business around Asia.

  • Plus, Cramer makes a call on retail.

  • Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

    The estimate by General Motors Co. of bringing in $11 billion to $13 billion mid-cycle before taxes in the upcoming IPO is on-target, a former company vice chairman, Robert Lutz, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Ford

    Every time this company gets on a roll, it loses focus and ultimately loses a lot of money. To his credit, even Ford Chairman Bill Ford told me his company has a troubling tendency to lose its way.

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  • Glass-half-empty analysts are behind this run, Cramer said. Here’s why.

  • Chrysler grille

    When a company has just come through bankruptcy (and some legitimate debate about whether it should stay in business) and it's not even back in the black, it may sound ludicrous to say it's charging to profitability.

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    Trucks outsold cars by the highest margin in nearly five years in October, a sign the economy may be starting to improve.

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    Spurred by fears of the eventual demise of gasoline engines, Japan's car manufacturers and parts makers are joining forces to prepare for the future. The NYT reports.

  • Yes, and here’s why.

  • When the Ford Motor Company was launched back in 1903, it produced just a few cars a day. The company, founded by Henry Ford, would go on to become one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world. It would also produce more than a few truly great automobiles — classics that today fetch a pretty hefty sum at auctions around the world. Click ahead to see the most collectible vintage Fords ever made, compiled exclusively for by  magazine's Executive Editor Matt Stone.

    Click to see the most collectible vintage Fords ever made, compiled exclusively for by MotorTrend magazine's Executive Editor Matt Stone.

  • Car dealership

    The monthly sales reported for the major auto makers (the smaller companies reported their numbers Tuesday) show stronger than expected sales, and the best month for the industry since Cash for Clunkers in the summer of '09.

  • Ford showroom

    Ford beat expectations as GM and Chrysler both handily beat estimates for the month of October, putting some life back into the  troubled auto industry, even as Toyota falters.

  • Ford

    Whenever neighbors, friends, and those outside the auto industry ask me about the turnaround at Ford, I'm struck by how many say something along the lines of, "I know what Ford is all about." That may sound like a trite comment, but to me it says a lot about Ford's marketing.