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  • LONDON, March 9- One of Britain's biggest car dealership firms Lookers expects new car sales to rise by about 5 percent this year to an all-time high, its chief executive told Reuters. New car registrations hit 2.63 million last year, boosted by rising consumer confidence and cheap finance packages, but industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and...

  • BEIJING, March 8- China's vehicle sales in February fell 3.7 percent from a year earlier, data from China Passenger Car Association showed on Tuesday. Auto sales totaled 1.37 million, the association said in a statement on its website. The China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, whose statistics are generally viewed as the benchmark for the industry, is...

  • Cadillac xt5

    Cadillac's newest ad campaign features spokespeople between 15 to 25 in order to make the brand more youthful.

  • Couple buying a new car and signing the contract

    Americans are setting a record when it comes to how they're paying for their new vehicles.

  • BOCHUM, Germany, March 2- A Volkswagen car owner sued a German VW dealership on Wednesday, demanding the seller cancel the contract and take back his Tiguan diesel compact car, one of the models affected by the automaker's emissions test cheating scandal. "This shows that the breach is material," Dietrich Messeler told the district court of Bochum in North...

  • February auto sales soared to a 15- year high for the month, carmakers reported on Tuesday, in the latest sign of continued consumer confidence. Autodata Corp also counted 1.34 million in sales but said the increase from a year ago was 6.9 percent and the annualized sales rate for February was 17.54 million. Ford stock was up 4.4 percent at $13.06.

  • The 2016 Jeep Patriot Sport.

    U.S. auto sales in February showed no signs of decelerating as most major automakers on Tuesday posted big gains from a year ago.

  • GENEVA, March 1- Sales of Volkswagen-branded cars in Britain will fall in the first quarter, hit by the diesel emissions scandal, but strong orders mean there are signs the carmaker is bouncing back, its UK managing director said on Tuesday. The VW brand has been hit hard in Europe's second-biggest car market with sales falling 14 percent in January from a year...

  • DETROIT, March 1- U.S. auto sales in February showed no signs of decelerating as most major automakers on Tuesday posted big gains from a year ago despite fears of an eventual slowdown after a record 2015.. Ford stock was up 2.7 percent at $12.85. "In addition to positive economic factors, February car sales got a boost from the Super Bowl, Presidents Day and beefed up...

  • Googles Lexus RX 450H Self Driving Car is seen parked on Pennsylvania Ave. on April 23, 2014 in Washington, DC. A Google self-driving car caused its first crash on February 14, when it changed lanes and put itself in the path of an oncoming bus.

    After logging millions of miles in autonomous-drive mode, one of Google's self-driving cars has finally been the cause of an accident.

  • New Volkswagen Group Chairman Matthias Mueller speaks to the media with Volkswagen Work Council head Bernd Osterloh and Lower Saxony Governor Stephan Weil (both not pictured) while standing at the assembly line of the Volkswagen factory on October 21, 2015 in Wolfsburg, Germany.

    Matthias Mueller tells CNBC that the carmaker is preparing for additional costs relating to the emissions scandal.

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 29- India introduced an additional' green' tax on car sales on Monday, aimed at helping fight high levels of air pollution and congestion but hitting car makers that fear this could stall a fragile recovery in the market for their products. In his annual union budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley imposed a sales levy of up to 4 percent on new passenger...

  • car over-heated

    Car owners are saying many of their vehicles' high-tech features fail to work on a regular basis.

  • Subaru Outback vehicles sit on display at Uftring Subaru in East Peoria, Illinois.

    Subaru climbed to second place in Consumer Reports' 2016 Brand Report Card.

  • Lyft

    A new study by Boston Consulting Group says the car-share industry will have a limited impact on vehicle sales over the next five years.

  • Tesla CEO Elon Musk demonstrates the falcon wing doors on the new Tesla Model X Crossover SUV during a launch event on Sept. 29, 2015, in Fremont, California.

    Test drives help Tesla convert Model X reservations into orders, which will be critical as the company ramps up production.

  • *VW brand sales down, Ford, Opel post gains. VW's rivals Ford and General Motors's Opel/ Vauxhall posted rises in sales of 11.4 percent and 12.4 percent respectively, according to car registration data for European Union and European Free Trade Association countries. Registrations in Italy and Spain rose 17.4 percent and 12.1 percent, while the bigger markets of...

  • VW's rivals Ford and Opel/ Vauxhall meanwhile posted registration gains of 11.4 percent and 12.4 percent respectively, according to car registration data for European Union and European Free Trade Association countries. In the European Union, registrations rose to 1,061,150 in January, a 6.2 percent rise compared with the year-earlier period, marking the...

  • NEW DELHI, Feb 12- Sales of passenger cars and utility vehicles in India are expected to grow by as much as 12 percent in the fiscal year starting April 1, the country's automotive body said on Friday, higher than the 8 percent growth estimated for the current year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under pressure to increase welfare spending in India's upcoming...

  • DETROIT, Feb 11- Group 1 Automotive Inc Chief Executive Officer Earl Hesterberg said on Thursday the auto dealer group will cut orders for new vehicles as it looks to trim excess inventory. The excess inventory was most acute for luxury cars from BMW and Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz in the oil patch of Texas and Oklahoma, Hesterberg told Reuters in an interview...