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  • 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.

  • New car crash avoidance systems earn high marks Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 12:01 AM ET
    Driver

    IIHS tested collision-avoidance systems on 19 new models, giving its highest rating of "superior" to 14.

  • Drivers aren't using all those high-tech features Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 1:00 PM ET

    One out of every 5 new vehicle owners has never used half of the technology features measured by J.D. Power's annual survey.

  • Recalls driving auto dismay Tuesday, 25 Aug 2015 | 6:00 AM ET
    Recalls driving auto dismay

    Consumers' satisfaction with automobiles hits an 11-year low; recalls and higher prices to blame.

  • High-tech roadways that could charge your vehicle Sunday, 23 Aug 2015 | 1:00 PM ET
    A simulation of what it may look like if special EV charging lanes were added to a British Motorway.

    Automakers and governments are working to make the world's roadways more advanced and better for the environment.

  • When a standard $1 million car just won't do Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 1:42 PM ET
    A McLaren P1

    McLaren's Special Operations division was set up in 2009 to help car buyers transform fantasy into sheet metal.

  • Buckle up: The 10 best cars for teen drivers Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 2:08 PM ET
    teenage driver

    The list factors in total cost of ownership and only includes models that have earned a top safety rating from IIHS.

  • GM ramps up truck & SUV production Friday, 14 Aug 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    GM ramps up truck & SUV production

    General Motors increases production of larger SUVs and trucks to meet increasing demand.

  • Grounded: Rich kid burns Ferrari for upgrade? Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 6:36 PM ET
    A rich kid in Augsbourg, Switzerland burns his own Ferrari in the hopes of getting an upgrade.

    A case in Switzerland reveals how a teenager ended up burning his luxury sports car.

  • Consumer appetites gaining Thursday, 13 Aug 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Consumer appetites gaining

    Retail sales rise 0.6% in July; auto sales, restaurant meals and building supplies show big gains.

  • Near-record sales drive auto loans to sky-high level Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 1:38 PM ET
    Buying a car

    Near record high auto sales, rising prices and low interest rates have combined to help Americans take out almost a trillion dollars in auto loans.

  • Aug 11- General Motors Co luxury brand Cadillac aims to increase its annual sales to half a million vehicles worldwide by 2020 from an expected 275,000 this year, Cadillac's top executive said on Tuesday. In a presentation to investors at a J.P. Morgan industry conference in New York, de Nysschen said the brand needs to improve the quality of its dealer network in...

  • Hummer plant now builds China-bound Mercedes SUVs Tuesday, 11 Aug 2015 | 1:07 PM ET
    Mercedes benz R Class being built at the AM General assembly plant in Mishawaka, Indiana.

    Five years after GM shut down a Hummer plant in Mishawaka, Indiana, the assembly line now cranks out the Mercedes-Benz R Class.