In the auto world, everyone is searching for the "Big Mo" - momentum. It's elusive and some of the best-laid plans rarely wind up producing it. But for three companies, the latest report from Kelley Blue Book shows Audi, Ford and Hyundai are generating more interest with potential buyers.
It stole the show at last year's auto show. Now the Cadillac Converj is getting the green light from General Motors. This is not only a smart move that could pay off over time for GM, but it also shows how far the auto maker has come in moving quicker when it comes to taking new models from concept to production.
Ever since Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and his management team unveiled their plan for reviving Chrysler last week, much has been made about what the plan is and is not built around: A heavy emphasis on four cylinder engines and very little mention of hybrids and electric cars.
Owning a classic car is often a childhood dream and in May this year the highest price ever was reached at an auction for a classic car: 9 million euros ($12.2 million) for a 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa.
In some cases, the difference between a winner and loser is often in the eye of the beholder--who can be a victim or a beneficiary--or simply a political ideologue. That’s why we want readers to weigh in and vote on a variety of people and concepts. We’ll report back with results and rankings on December 1.
The latest sales numbers out of China this morning are further vindication that General Motors strategy in that country is paying off.
Consumers borrowed less for a record eighth straight month in September amid rising unemployment and tight credit conditions.
What's in a name? They found out in Proctor, Minn., this week when the motorized chair, formerly known as La-Z-Boy, sold for just a fraction of what it was going for before La-Z-Boy made them stop using their name.
General Motors is already feeling the backlash of its decision not to sell European automaker Opel to Magna International, as workers in Germany went on strike. GM faces not just ire over American-European cultural differences, but worker unease at job security, European-style.
The old Chrysler was famous for its aggressive marketing and auto-show stunts, like running a cattle drive down the streets of Detroit to publicize a new pickup. But for its coming-out party on Wednesday, the new Chrysler stuck to a far more serious and subdued script, says the New York Times.
After 10 years of research and development, Ford is unveiling inflatable seat belts....A potentially ground breaking innovation in safety aimed at better protecting people in the second and third rows of cars involved in accidents.
Warren Buffett doesn’t know what he’s doing? Really?
As I sit through a lengthy explanation of how Sergio Marchionne plans to turn around a struggling Chrysler, one question keeps running through my mind: Do we think this plan will work?
General Motors posted its first monthly sales increase in nearly two years as a rebound in industrywide U.S. auto sales in October pointed toward a gradual recovery for the battered sector.
General Motors reported an increase in auto sales last month while rival Ford Motor saw sales decline, as market watchers look for an industry-wide increase from September's levels, which were hurt by a Cash for Clunkers hangover.
If you want to get a sense of just how unclear the auto industry is about how much sales will rebound, ask the different sales chiefs at the automakers.
EBay removed an auction for a "Motorized La-Z-Boy Chair" after La-Z-Boy complained that it didnt' want its name associated with a police auction. There's a new auction up, but once you take out the La-Z-Boy, it's now just a "DWI Chair"—a nod to why it was confiscated. Gentlemen, start your bids!
The United Auto Workers union had given local unions until Monday to complete voting. But a person briefed on the voting said Saturday that the contract changes have been rejected by large margins.
Ford Motors posted a surprise $1 billion quarterly profit on Monday and raised its 2011 outlook to "solidly profitable." Toyota and Nissan are also expected to report earnings this week in addition to auto sales data due Tuesday. David Silver, equity research analyst at Wall Street Strategies shared his industry outlook.
How much would you pay for a motorized La-Z-Boy? Try OVER $40,000. That's how much a homemade vehicle is going for on eBay right now after it was confiscated from its owner, who admits to driving it drunk.