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  • TOGLIATTI, Russia, Sept 23- Russia's biggest carmaker Avtovaz sees the country's auto market remaining at its current level in 2017 with total sales recovering to around 2 million cars a year in four to five years, CEO Nicolas Maure told Reuters. After a decade of annual sales growth in excess of 10 percent, Russia's car industry has become one of the most...

  • An employee operates a Tesla Motors Model S electric automobile, equipped with Autopilot hardware and software, hands-free on a highway in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on Monday, Oct. 26, 2015.

    Tesla started updating the software for its Autopilot system Thursday.

  • Hoses connect laboratory emission testing equipment to a red 2016 Volkswagen AG Golf TDI inside the California Air Resources Board Haagen-Smit Laboratory in El Monte, California.

    Investors lawsuits against Volkswagen are seeking damages worth $9.2 billion.

  • One year on: What next for Volkswagen

    Arndt Ellinghorst, head of global automotive research at Evercore ISI Group, shares his analysis of VW and how it's changed since last year's scandal.

  • Takata

    Takata will need to change its entire business structure, name and let someone else take over the airbag operation, says Kelley Blue Book's Karl Brauer.

  • WASHINGTON— U.S. shoppers retreated in August, cutting back their spending at auto dealers, furnishers and building material stores to depress overall retail sales after four straight monthly gains. The Commerce Department said Thursday that retail sales fell 0.3 percent in August, a tentative sign of caution for American consumers. "The underlying...

  • Your Self-Driving Uber​ is arriving now, Pittsburgh.

    Self-driving Uber vehicles start offering customers rides in Pittsburgh, PA.

  • Uber’s self-driving Volvo XC90

    The first self-driving Uber vehicles are moving into the next phase — giving real customers rides.

  • The automaker says the 2017 Bolt EV will have an EPA-estimated range of 238 miles on a full charge.

  • Car buyers with the best credit records are shifting gears, with more of them taking out loans for used vehicles instead of new ones.

  • MONTREAL, TORONTO Sept 1- Canadian auto sales are on pace to set a record in 2016 despite falling for a second consecutive month in August, as low oil prices and consumer demand for light trucks and crossover vehicles drive the market, forecasts said on Thursday. Overall sales of new vehicles totaled 172,034 in August, a 2 percent decline on an annual basis, analyst...

  • Sedan factory line, 1949

    Much like the station wagon was phased out by the late '90s, the sedan is slowly fading away.

  • DETROIT, Sept 1- U.S. auto sales fell 4.2 percent in August as some major automakers said a long-expected decline due to softer consumer demand had begun, possibly sparking a shift to juicer customer incentives and slower production. August sales, said Autodata Corp, totaled 1.51 million vehicles, or 16.98 million vehicles at a seasonally adjusted annualized...

  • TORONTO/ MONTREAL, Sept 1- Ford Motor Co said on Thursday its Canadian sales rose 9 percent in August, even as rivals Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors Co reported declines due to softening consumer demand. The automaker's Canadian subsidiary had reported 79 consecutive months of year-over-year sales growth in Canada, starting in 2009, but under...

  • DETROIT, Sept 1- U.S. auto sales fell about 3.5 percent in August, and some major automakers said a long-expected sales decline has begun or, at best, that sales have hit a plateau, which may spark a shift to juicer customer incentives and slowed production. Ford Chief Economist Bryan Bezold said sales have hit a plateau after steadily rising following the 2008-2009...

  • DETROIT, Sept 1- U.S. auto sales fell in August, and some major automakers said on Thursday a long-expected sales decline has begun or, at best, industry sales have hit a plateau, which may spark a shift to juicer customer incentives, slowed production or more fleet sales. Ford Chief Economist Bryan Bezold said sales have hit a plateau after steadily rising following...

  • TORONTO, MONTREAL Sept 1- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Thursday its Canadian auto sales declined 20 percent in August, compared with the same month a year earlier, shortly after announcing the revision of more than five years of monthly vehicle sales data. Year-to-date, Fiat Chrysler reported sales of 199,693 vehicles in Canada, down 2 percent compared...

  • DETROIT, Sept 1- Ford Motor Co U.S. officials said on Thursday that 2017 U.S. auto sales will be weaker than this year's results as pent-up demand that was strong after the 2008-2009 recession has faded. Ford also said 2016 sales will not top last year's record high. Bryan Bezold, Ford's U.S. economist, said that in the years following the recession the auto market...

  • DETROIT, Sept 1- August U.S. auto sales are expected to show a drop of about 3 percent on Thursday, as the biggest U.S. automakers report declining sales in line with analysts' expectations. General Motors Co said August U.S. sales fell 5.2 percent to 256,429 vehicles, and Ford Motor Co sold 214,482 vehicles in the month, down 8.4 percent. On Thursday, it forecast 2016...

  • DETROIT, Sept 1- August U.S. auto sales on Thursday are seen declining around 3 percent from a year ago, as it appears that sales this year may not top the record set in 2015.. "We continue to remind investors that we believe we are in a plateauing U.S. light vehicle sales environment, and do not think that we have' peaked,' as that would imply a material drop in sales," said...