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  • Shares of Ford were up 1.3 percent at $14.51, though General Motors' shares were down slightly. Amazon was up 2.1 percent at $678.96. Katrina Lam, head of investment strategy and research at MV Financial in Bethesda, Maryland, said the focus is on consumer and retail, which have been giving mixed signals to investors.

  • DETROIT, Dec 1- U.S. auto sales were on a path to posting their strongest November ever, helped by marketing promotions and strength in sport utility vehicles, according to monthly sales figures released by automakers on Tuesday. Nissan's U.S. sales chief, Dan Mohnke, added: "Black Friday has become a much bigger part of the auto industry over the last several years.

  • What's driving America's truck boom Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 | 11:00 AM ET
    A customer looks at a Ford F-150 pickup truck in Brandywine, Maryland.

    Car buyers in November cashed in on the powerful combination of low gas prices and cheap financing.

  • DETROIT, Dec 1- U.S. auto sales rose in November on strength in sport utility vehicles and marketing promotions while industry sales were forecast rising above 18 million vehicles on an annualized basis. General Motors Co said on Tuesday the U.S. auto industry will sell 18.2 million vehicles for the month at an annualized rate. Still, it looks like consumers took...

  • Bugatti sells 100 Chiron models at $2.4 million each Tuesday, 1 Dec 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Bugatti sells 100 Chiron models at $2.4 million each

    The hyper car sells before being revealed to the public.

  • BERLIN, Dec 1- Germany's auto market will shake off Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal to grow 4 percent this year and will expand slightly further in 2016, the VDA industry association said on Tuesday. New car registrations in Europe's biggest auto market are expected to increase this year to 3.17 million, VDA said. "The headwinds will become stronger and...

  • BERLIN, Dec 1- Germany's auto market will shake off Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal to grow 4 percent this year and will expand slightly further in 2016, the VDA industry association said on Tuesday. New car registrations in Europe's biggest auto market are expected to increase this year to 3.17 million and to around 3.2 million in 2016 if market...

  • Black Friday wish list: Toys, TVs...and trucks? Friday, 27 Nov 2015 | 2:05 PM ET
    2015 Chevrolet Silverado pickup trucks for sale in Frankfort, Ill.

    This is the year of the truck and SUV when it comes to Black Friday sales, which will cap what's expected to be a big month for bigger vehicles.

  • TOKYO, Nov 27- Toyota Motor Corp outsold Volkswagen AG for the fourth straight month in October to remain the world's top-selling automaker so far this year, after sales at the German carmaker suffered following the diesel emissions scandal. Toyota said on Friday its group vehicle sales totalled 8.35 million in the January-October period, more than the 8.26...

  • With automakers and dealers pushing year-end deals, the pace of vehicle sales in November has hit the highest level of the year.

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 21- Volkswagen denied a report on Saturday that its sales have slumped since this month's admission that it had understated the level of carbon dioxide emissions for some cars. "The feedback we are receiving from discussions with representatives of various dealerships across the country, as well as the numbers we have, paint a different picture...

  • Microsoft and Volvo strike a deal Friday, 20 Nov 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Microsoft and Volvo strike a deal

    Volvo is set to use Microsoft's Hololens virtual reality headset to modernize shopping for cars by place potential buyers in a virtual version.

  • Nov 18- Volkswagen of America said on Wednesday that 120,000 owners of diesel cars that have violated U.S. emission standards will receive $500 gift cards and $500 toward vehicle repairs. Last week, Volkswagen said it was offering a $500 prepaid Visa gift card, a separate card good for $500 toward services at a VW dealerships and free 24- hour roadside assistance...

  • Nov 18- Volkswagen of America said on Wednesday that 120,000 owners of diesel cars that have violated U.S. emission standards will receive $500 gift cards and $500 toward vehicle repairs. Last week, Volkswagen said it was offering a $500 prepaid Visa gift card, a separate card good for $500 toward services at a VW dealerships and free 24- hour roadside assistance...

  • Lamborghini's cheaper Huracan supercar Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Lamborghini's cheaper Huracan supercar

    The Huracan LP 580-2 lets drivers perform power slides, drifts and other rubber-burning tricks for a smaller price tag.

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 17- Auto sales in Brazil are likely to fall again next year after a steep plunge in 2015, national dealership association Fenabrave said on Tuesday, in its first formal estimate for 2016.. Fenabrave forecast a 5.2 percent drop in car and light truck sales and a 4.2 percent drop in bus and heavy truck sales. Overall, auto sales in Brazil fell 24 percent in...

  • New passenger car registrations in the European Union and European Free Trade Association trading block rose 2.7 percent last month on a year ago to 1.14 million vehicles, according to the Brussels- based Association of European Carmakers. Nevertheless sales for the Volkswagen Group, Europe's biggest carmaker, dropped 0.8 percent last month, while its...

  • VW sales fall 5.3% in first full month of scandal Friday, 13 Nov 2015 | 9:18 AM ET
    Volkswagen

    Volkswagen sales fell 5.3 percent in October, the first month after Europe's biggest carmaker was found cheating diesel emissions tests in the U.S.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 10- New car sales in Russia fell 38.5 percent in October on the same period last year after a 28.6 percent drop in the previous month, the Association of European Businesses lobby group said on Tuesday. A key reason for this trend reversal is the now stabilised rouble exchange rate, the sudden slump of which in August had led to pull-ahead sales which are...

  • DETROIT, Nov 9- Volkswagen AG will offer credit cards worth $1,000, of which half is to be spent at VW and Audi dealerships, to U.S. owners of certain diesel models that do not comply with government emissions standards, VW's U.S. subsidiary said on Monday. The automaker said eligible U.S. owners of nearly 500,000 VW and Audi models equipped with 2.0 liter TDI diesel...