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  • Handout: Mazda CX-5 8

    We review the Mazda CX-5, one of the best compact crossovers on the market.

  • A shop foreman performs a service recall on a General Motors Co. (GM) 2005 Saturn Ion at Liberty Chevrolet in New Hudson, Michigan.

    General Motors has reached a settlement to resolve lawsuits by 203 plaintiffs over defective ignition switches in many of its vehicles.

  • Ford factory in Michigan

    Ford announced it would move some production of its Focus small car to China instead of Mexico.

  • Hyundai Motor vehicles sit on display for sale on the lot of the Keyes Hyundai dealership in the Van Nuys neighborhood of Los Angeles.

    The initial quality of vehicles is better than ever, according to J.D. Power and Associates annual survey of new vehicle owners.

  • Handout: Volvo S90 4

    The 2017 Volvo S90 is the Swedish brand's first sedan since it was bought by Chinese holding company Geely.

  • MILAN, June 16- European car sales rose 7.7 percent in May from the same month a year ago, industry data showed on Friday, returning to growth after a dip in April and with nearly all auto manufacturers recording sales increases. New passenger car registrations in the European Union and European Free Trade Association increased to 1.43 million vehicles last...

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. factory output fell last month as manufacturers cranked out fewer cars, computers and semiconductors, a sign that economic growth remains sluggish. Factory production slipped 0.4 percent in May, after a big 1.1 percent gain the previous month, the Federal Reserve said Thursday. Manufacturing output has largely been flat since February, but is...

  • Mary Barra, chief executive officer of General Motors Co. (GM), stands next to a Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving test car while speaking during a news conference at GM's headquarters in the Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016.

    General Motors said it completed production of 130 self-driving Chevrolet Bolt vehicles.

  • BEIJING, June 13- China upheld strict sales quotas for electrically powered vehicles in a draft regulation issued on Tuesday, ignoring concessions agreed between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel earlier this month. The latest draft by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, open for public comment until June...

  • We discuss details but it doesn't mean Germany first

    Alexander Radwan, member of the German parliament for the CSU, says that in Europe, any politics relies on "compromise."

  • BEIJING, June 12- Chinese auto sales slipped in May from a year ago, registering two straight months of declines for the first time since 2015, with the automakers' association saying the weakness may drag on as the rollback of a tax incentive continues to hurt. The world's biggest auto market got a shot in the arm in 2016, growing at its fastest pace in three years,...

  • BEIJING, June 12- Chinese auto sales edged down 0.1 percent from a year ago in May, registering two consecutive months of declines for the first time since 2015, as the rollback of a government tax incentive dragged on demand. China auto sales fell to 2.1 million vehicles in May, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers said on Monday.

  • A person with the ReachNow app on a mobile phone.

    As technological trends threaten to make car ownership unnecessary, automakers are building their own “mobility services" to compete with Silicon Valley.

  • MONTREAL, June 1- Canadian auto sales hit a record high in May, with General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co on Thursday reporting double-digit increases, fueled by demand for crossovers and light trucks, according to analysts who compile the monthly data. Automakers sold 216,861 vehicles in May, a number which "smashed all previous monthly records," and was up 11...

  • DETROIT, June 1- The pace of U.S. car and light truck sales slowed in May for the third month in a row despite steep discounts, but investors bid up shares of General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co after executives outlined plans to cut inventories. Ford shares closed up 2.6 percent at $11.41. GM shares closed 1.5 percent higher at $34.43.

  • A Magna International Inc. representative leads a demonstration of a semi-autonomous vehicle in Holly, Michigan.

    A new study from Strategy Analytics and Intel predicts the global passenger economy could be worth $7 trillion by 2050.

  • DETROIT, June 1- U.S. automakers on Thursday reported flat May sales after two months of declines, and that was enough for investors to bid up shares of General Motors Co and Ford Motor Co.. Ford shares were up 3.3 percent to $11.48 shortly after noon, with GM up 2.3 percent to $34.70. GM, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Toyota Motor Corp posted modest declines.

  • MONTREAL, June 1- General Motors Co on Thursday reported it sold 31,149 vehicles in Canada last month, a 36 percent rise compared with a year earlier, fueled by demand for crossovers and light trucks. About 1.97 million vehicles were sold in Canada last year, a record full-year high, due to higher consumer demand for pickups and SUVS. Scotiabank senior economist...

  • MONTREAL, June 1- General Motors Co on Thursday reported it sold 31,149 vehicles in Canada last month, a 36 percent rise compared with a year earlier, fueled by demand for crossovers and light trucks. About 1.97 million vehicles were sold in Canada last year, a record full-year high, due to higher consumer demand for pickups and SUVS. Scotiabank senior economist...

  • DETROIT, June 1- Ford Motor Co, bolstered by heavy sales to fleet customers, surpassed General Motors Co in U.S. new vehicle sales in May, according to figures reported early Thursday. Ford said May sales rose 2.2 percent from a year ago to 241,126 units. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said May sales dipped 0.9 percent to 193,040. Toyota Motor Co's U.S. sales dropped 0.5...