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  • Mitsubishi Motors President Tetsuro Aikawa bows during a press conference on April 20, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. Mitsubishi Motors share plunged more than 15% after the Japanese car maker announced it has mishandled the fuel economy test data.

    Anyone suffering deja vu while watching Mitsubishi's top execs admit the company cheated on fuel economy tests should not be surprised.

  • Passengers wait to clear security at Miami International Airport.

    Clear uses fingerprints and iris images to verify the person holding a boarding pass is a member and is ready for final clearance by the TSA.

  • New York Times columnist and CNBC contributor Jim Stewart discusses the significance of foreign luxury automakers getting into luxury SUV market.

  • WASHINGTON, April 13- U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in March as households cut back on purchases of automobiles, further evidence that economic growth stumbled in the first quarter. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday that retail sales declined 0.3 percent last month after being unchanged in February. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast...

  • Tesla Model S redesigned and updated.

    After images of a 2017 Model S refresh leaked online, Tesla Motors confirmed forthcoming design and specification updates.

  • *Mercedes-Benz passenger car sales up 12.6 pct to 483,487. FRANKFURT, April 12- Mercedes-Benz was the biggest seller of luxury cars globally in the first quarter, monthly registration figures showed on Tuesday, putting it in the frame to knock BMW off the top spot this year for the first time in a decade. Total sales of Mercedes-Benz in the first quarter reached...

  • BEIJING, April 12- Vehicle sales in China are expected to grow 5 percent in the second quarter of 2016, China's automakers association said on Tuesday, slowing slightly from the first three months of the year. The world's largest auto market grew 6 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers told a briefing...

  • Dodge Ram pickup trucks are offered for sale at a dealership in Chicago, Illinois.

    New crash tests of full-size pickup trucks are raising troubling questions about the safety of the popular Ram 1500.

  • Elon Musk, chairman and chief executive officer of Tesla Motors Inc., exits the Model X sport utility vehicle (SUV) during an event in Fremont, California, U.S., on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015.

    The automaker on Monday announced the voluntary recall of 2,700 Model X vehicles built before March 26 at the company's plant in Fremont, California.

  • A Tesla Model 3 sedan, its first car aimed at the mass market, is displayed during its launch in Hawthorne, California, March 31, 2016.

    Will Tesla need to raise billions of dollars to expand its capacity?

  • Tesla: More than 325K Model 3 reservations

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports automaker Tesla announcing it has received over 325,000 reservations for its new Model 3 electric car in just one week.

  • The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Illinois, is the first brought by a VW franchise dealer over the automaker's admitted use of software that allowed nearly 600,000 vehicles to emit up to 40 times legally allowable pollution, said Steve Berman, a lawyer for the owner of the dealerships. A Volkswagen spokeswoman did not immediately comment on the suit filed by...

  • The suit filed in federal court in Illinois is the first brought by a VW franchise dealer over the automaker's admitted use of software that allowed nearly 600,000 vehicles to emit up to 40 times legally allowable pollution, a lawyer for owner of the dealerships said. A Volkswagen spokeswoman did not immediately comment on the suit filed by the owner of...

  • Elon Musk

    Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk has warned investors against seeking to benefit from a sharp fall in his company's share price.

  • A file photo showing the assembly line at the Ford Motor Co. plant in Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico.

    Ford says it will be opening a new assembly plant in Mexico.

  • Pedestrians walk past the Tesla Motors Inc. store

    The Plug-In Electric Drive Vehicle Credit is offered to the first 200,000 buyers of an electric vehicle in the U.S. from each automaker.

  • Tesla Motors unveils the new lower-priced Model 3 sedan at the Tesla Motors design studio in Hawthorne, Calif., Thursday, March 31, 2016.

    Within 24 hours of launching its first lower-price electric car, Tesla locked in a large base of paid reservations directly from retail buyers.

  • DETROIT, April 1- General Motors Co and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Friday reported lower U.S. auto sales for March than industry analysts expected, but Ford Motor Co and Nissan Motor Co topped those estimates. That means the industry could still meet analysts' U.S. sales expectations of 17.25 million vehicles for March on an annualized basis.

  • DETROIT, April 1- Ford Motor Co said its U.S. auto sales rose 8 percent in March, narrowly topping analysts' expectations, as the company benefited from a strong performance by its pickup trucks and SUVs. Earlier on Friday, Nissan Motor Co reported a 13 percent gain in March U.S. auto sales on the strength of its mainstay sedans. Nissan's car sales rose 15.6 percent,...