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  • OAKLAND, California, Sept 22- At the Volkswagen of Oakland dealership in California, the German company's "clean diesel-" powered cars were a big hit with eco-friendly customers. The world's biggest carmaker by sales told the Environmental Protection Agency that it used special software to lower emissions during vehicle inspections by U.S. regulators. 1/ 8.

  • VW scandal could keep it from reaching No. 1 Monday, 21 Sep 2015 | 10:54 AM ET
    A Volkswagen Passat is offered for sale at a dealership on Sept. 18, 2015, in Chicago. The Environmental Protection Agency has accused Volkswagen of installing software on nearly 500,000 diesel cars in the U.S. to evade federal emission regulations.

    The VW scandal goes beyond a temporary sales halt.

  • New car sales still make up a "ridiculous" 70 percent or more of dealer revenue in China, compared to as little as 5 percent in a market like Britain, where dealers make most of their money from car repairs, insurance and auto finance, said an executive at a chain of luxury dealerships in China. That's prompted global car makers such as BMW to intensify training...

  • Would a rate hike slam the brakes on autos? Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 12:46 PM ET
    Car Loan application

    With speculation growing that the Fed could raise interest rates, there's a healthy debate as to whether it would hurt auto sales.

  • BEIJING, Sept 10- Auto sales in China were flat in the first eight months of the year and could drop this year for the first time since the market took off in the late 1990 s. Sales in the world's largest auto market fell 3 percent in August from a year earlier to 1.7 million vehicles, dented by China's slowest economic growth in a quarter of a century, an industry...

  • BEIJING, Sept 10- Auto sales in China fell 3.0 percent in August from a year earlier to 1.7 million vehicles, as the country's slowest economic expansion in 25 years wiped out growth in the world's largest auto market, an industry association said on Thursday. Sales were unchanged in the first eight months of 2015 compared to a year earlier, the China Association of...

  • Fun not fuel-saving focus in debut of Toyota Prius Wednesday, 9 Sep 2015 | 8:42 AM ET
    The Toyota 2016 Prius hybrid vehicle sits on display after being unveiled in Las Vegas, on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015.

    Where does a practical car like the Toyota Prius go to reinvent itself? The same place many people go to let loose and have fun: Las Vegas.

  • 'Sexiest' Rolls-Royce ever built goes topless Tuesday, 8 Sep 2015 | 2:55 PM ET
    Rolls-Royce Dawn

    Although the automaker has yet to put an official price on the convertible, it is expected to sell for between $350,000 and $400,000.

  • Sept 3- Sam's Club, the warehouse division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc, has tied up with online car-shopping service TrueCar Inc to make a full-fledged foray into auto sales, a fast-growing business for rival Costco Wholesale Corp.. Until now Sam's Club had allowed a third-party auto-buying service to market cars through its website but had not operated its own...

  • Gas is cheap, but Toyota still betting on hydrogen Wednesday, 2 Sep 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Toyota's Mirai is a hydrogen cell fuel based vehicle.

    Toyota is launching the hydrogen-powered Mirai during a period of low energy prices.

  • TORONTO, Sept 1- A healthy appetite for light trucks pushed auto sales in Canada to a monthly record in August, with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles nudging out Ford Motor Co as the top seller, according to data released on Thursday. General Motors Co's sales, meanwhile, jumped a healthy 12 percent. GM sold 24,653 cars and trucks in Canada, up from 22,111 a year earlier, as...

  • UPDATE 2-Canada auto sales mixed in August Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 3:19 PM ET

    TORONTO, Sept 1- General Motors Co's Canadian sales jumped 12 percent in August, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's sales edged up 0.4 percent, and Ford Motor Co sales fell, the companies said on Tuesday. GM sold 24,653 cars and trucks in Canada, up from 22,111 a year earlier, as truck sales jumped 14.6 percent, and car sales rose 3.2 percent. Honda Canada, part of Honda...

  • DETROIT, Sept 1- The U.S. auto industry powered ahead in August, topping sales estimates and shrugging off gyrating stock markets as consumers continued to show their penchant for pickup trucks and SUVs. The six largest automakers in the U.S. market all beat the sales forecasts of industry analysts, with Toyota, Honda, Nissan and GM reporting declines that were not...

  • DETROIT, Sept 1- The U.S. auto industry powered ahead in August, shrugging off gyrating stock markets to stay on pace for the best annual sales since 2001.. Early returns on Tuesday indicated sales of about 17.5 million vehicles on an annualized basis, easily besting the forecast of 17.3 million vehicles, according to a Thomson Reuters poll of 47 economists.

  • US auto sales rate highest in a decade: Report Tuesday, 1 Sep 2015 | 9:55 AM ET
    A Fiat Chrysler Jeep Grand Cherokee is seen on a sales lot in Miami.

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles led major automakers reporting U.S. August sales, posting a stronger-than-expected rise of 2 percent.

  • Hate your commute? Try living in these states Monday, 31 Aug 2015 | 1:33 PM ET
    Boise, Idaho

    Drivers living in states with fewer rural communities are likely to shell out more cash on auto-related costs.

  • Smart car pins hopes on new pint-size model Friday, 28 Aug 2015 | 3:59 PM ET
    Annette Winkler, head of Daimler AG's Smart brand, unveils the Smart Fortwo city vehicle during the 2015 New York International Auto Show last April.

    Smart car's new vehicle comes at a time when cheap gas has American motorists buying pickups and SUVs in record numbers.

  • August U.S. auto sales seen down 3.9 pct -JD Power/LMC Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 1:00 PM ET

    DETROIT, Aug 27- This week's fall in equities markets is not expected to have a major impact on August U.S. auto sales, industry consultants J.D. Power and LMC Automotive said on Thursday. This is "due to a quirk in the calendar" that pushes results of Labor Day weekend sales into September, JD Power and LMC said. While Labor Day is always in September, automakers normally...

  • The best car Consumer Reports has ever tested Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 10:23 AM ET
    A Tesla Model S P85d car is displayed at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition on April 20, 2015.

    Tesla just made Consumer Reports history with a perfect score of 100 for the P85D Model S.

  • Drivers stretching the terms of their auto leases Thursday, 27 Aug 2015 | 12:01 AM ET
    A worker cleans Ford SUV's at Star Ford dealership in Glendale, California.

    A growing percentage of Americans are taking out longer-term leases for new vehicles.