Autos Automobiles and Components

  • 2011 Buick Lacrosse

    Admit it, the headline made you chuckle. You probably thought to yourself, "Yeah right, there is no way Buick could catch the #1 luxury brand in the U.S."

  • Should gasoline hit more than $4 a gallon, based on $125 a barrel for oil, Americans could “freak out” and beginning trading in their “Escalades on Minis,” Mike Jackson, chairman and CEO, AutoNation, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • Wall Street sign

    Most of us go to the dentist twice a year, and that's painful. The equivalent for Ben Bernanke is the trek up to Capitol Hill for his semi-annual testimony on the economy and monetary policy.

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    Among auto industry report cards, the Consumer Reports annual ranking of top makes and models is considered among the most important to watch.

  • Car dealership

    Detroit is crowing that the auto industry is back, but so far, at least, it is a success story built as much on a revival in lending as on the development of desirable cars, the New York Times reports.

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    Analysts warn that big plans by auto executives to ramp up production in China could lead to excess capacity that would hurt their companies’ bottom lines. The NYT reports.

  • Russia

    It's in Russia, Brazil and in the developing markets where the automakers will lay the groundwork for their success later this decade.

  • Oil prices, now topping $100 a barrel, could hit $120, energy financier T. Boone Pickens, chairman and CEO of BP Capital, and an advocate of replacing oil with natural gas in some applications, told CNBC Friday.

  • Members of the media inspect Volvo's latest model, Volvo S60, during the New York Auto International Show in New York City in 2010.

    Swedish automaker Volvo Cars said it will begin making cars in China in 2013 and will need two more plants to quickly tap into the world's largest auto market. In an interview with CNBC, Stefan Jacoby, Volvo's president and CEO also said he is considering exporting the cars made in China to advanced markets like the U.S.

  • Blake Griffin from the L.A. Clippers in the All-Star Dunk Contest.

    As I talked about yesterday Blake Griffin's dunk over a Kia in the All-Star Slam Dunk contest was great product placement for the official car of the league. Now, the marketers at Kia are about to make the association a bit more formal.

  • The Toyota logo is displayed on the grill of brand new Toyota RAV4s on the sales lot at City Toyota in Daly City, California.

    It seems that for as much as Toyota has tried, and continues to work towards getting past the massive recalls of 2009 and 2010, the issue just won't die.

  • Toyota Dealership

    Toyota recalled 2.17 million vehicles in the United States on Thursday to address accelerator pedals that could become entrapped in floor mats or jammed in driver's side carpeting, prompting federal regulators to close its investigation into the embattled automaker.

  • Blake Griffin from the L.A. Clippers in the All-Star Dunk Contest.

    One of the most interesting pieces of product placement was seen in the finals of the Slam Dunk Contest on Sunday when Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin dunked over the hood of a car.

  • Gas Pump

    We've seen this movie before. Middle East turmoil leads to a spike in oil prices, which drives gas prices higher and ends with breathless reporters. But this time, there's a twist in the story line.

  • Six in 60

    Here's why you should keep a close eye on these six stocks.

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    Beijing’s push for innovation have encouraged the rise of domestic players, arguably at the expense of foreign ones. A CNBC contributor tells us what China needs to do to retain foreign investment.

  • Fiat 500

    President's Day was a busy day for Fiat dealer John Bergstrom in Milwaukee. Busier than he expected. "If we had 30 Fiat 500's here at the dealership, we'd deliver all of them within the next two days," Bergstrom told me. Not a bad way to kick off sales of a new model.

  • Road rage

    At some point, and for some of us it's more often than we like, we get fed up with the guy driving in front of us who cut us off, goes too slow, or simply drives like an idiot. Now there's an app that allows you to truly let your feelings known.

  • 2011 Chevy Volt

    There are reports surfacing around the country of Chevy dealers asking for thousands of dollars more than the MSRP.

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    Remember back in 2005 and 2006 when Mercedes was making plans to bring the smart car to the U.S.? The car was a hit in Europe and it became fashionable for people to say, "Why don't they bring that car over to the U.S.? there are tons of people who want a compact car like that."