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  • Detroit Auto Show 2011: CNBC Poll Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 10:27 AM ET

    America's auto industry is making a roaring comeback, but is it finally up to snuff?

  • 10 Most Iconic GM Models of All Time Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 10:23 AM ET
    One of the world’s largest automakers, General Motors has been manufacturing cars since it was founded as a holding company for Buick in 1908. Since then, GM has sold millions of vehicles annually, and many of these models have become staples of American culture. To get an idea of which GM models are the most iconic and important over the company’s history, Karl Brauer, Senior Analyst & Editor-at-Large at listed his top picks. Some of the models launched iconic lines, others marked the beginning

    To get an idea of which GM models are the most iconic, Karl Brauer, Senior Analyst & Editor-at-Large at Edmunds.com listed his top picks.

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    Three veterans of the auto industry share their thoughts in the Detroit auto show, what cars are hot and not, the industry's prospects for this year and the lessons of a disastrous 2009.

  • Auto Execs on Road Ahead: Times Are Better Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | 11:58 AM ET

    As the Detroit Auto Show kicks off, automobile executives shared their perspectives on the economy, vehicle demand and the industry's future.

  • Milestones in the Auto Industry 2011 Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | 10:56 AM ET
    The past couple of years have been very tough ones for the US auto industry, culminating in the somewhat embarrassing request for life-saving bailouts for GM and Chrysler in late 2008 and the bankruptcies that followed. Tough times are not new to U.S. automakers, who've seen their reputation and market share decline sharply in the past four decades. Amid the doom and gloom, however, has been a boom or two. Take a look at some of the milestones in the auto industry since the 1970s.

    The past couple of years have been very tough ones for the US auto industry, but this isn't a new situation for many automakers. Take a look at some of the milestones in the auto industry since the 1970s.

  • Detroit Finds a Heartbeat Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | 8:55 AM ET
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    As I walk around the Detroit Auto Show, the gloom and doom of last year has lifted. Replaced with cautious optimism. All is not well in Motown, but there are reasons to be optimistic.

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    The sheer number of hybrid and electric vehicles on display at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit certainly illustrates the green commitment of automakers, but other--more significant--environmental improvements will be less noticeable.

  • Detroit Auto Show Stocks Monday, 12 Jan 2009 | 9:26 AM ET
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    Tanking sales and gloom hang over Detroit as its annual auto show begins this week.  Maybe the worst is behind it, as GM and Ford are up 26% and 15% YTD respectively.

  • US Carmakers Tout New Products at Detroit Autoshow Sunday, 11 Jan 2009 | 7:17 PM ET

    Just weeks after ending a year marked by dismal sales and a federal bailout of General Motors and Chrysler, U.S. automakers Sunday touted new products with a focus on fuel efficiency that they say will help ensure that their cars and trucks will roll off assembly lines for years to come.

  • Ford's Turnaround Plan Not Affected by U.S. Slowdown Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | 12:23 PM ET
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    Ford Motor plans to to return its North American operations to profitability in 2009 are progressing well and are not affected by signs of slowing U.S. economic growth, top officials said Sunday.

  • Nissan Says Speedy Progress in BRIC Markets Key Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | 7:37 PM ET
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    Conquering the fast-emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and China, commonly referred to collectively as BRICs, is the main priority for Nissan Motor, a top executive said on Sunday.

  • Volkswagen to Decide on North America Plant Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | 4:14 PM ET

    Volkswagen will decide in 2008 where to build a new auto plant in North America, VW chief executive and management board chairman Martin Winterkorn said on Sunday.

  • GM Says It Has Room for More Cost Cuts Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | 3:07 PM ET
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    General Motors has room for additional cost cutting in its U.S. business, a top company executive said Sunday.

  • China Is Coming -- Is Detroit Too Freaked Out? Friday, 12 Jan 2007 | 11:04 AM ET
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    The headline on the Detroit News on Monday was big and bold. So bold, it caught my eye as I walked through the lobby of the hotel where I was staying. "China Is Coming" it read. The message was clear in a city that has watched thousands of jobs and billions of dollars disappear over the last 20 years because of foreign competition. If Michigan automakers thought the growth of Toyota, Honda and Hyundai were scary, they...

  • Auto Show Winners Wednesday, 10 Jan 2007 | 4:14 PM ET
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    Congratulations GM, Toyota, Rolls-Royce and BMW. After three days of watching new models being revealed, those 4 automakers are, in my opinion, the big winners from this year's North American International Auto Show. For the first time in many years, GM has people on the show floor buzzing. On the practical front, the new Chevy Malibu is a major improvement and better positions the Malibu to compete with...

  • New Minivans Ready To Wow Passengers? Tuesday, 9 Jan 2007 | 12:25 PM ET
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    Carmakers from across the globe have been revealing their latest innovations at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week. While soaring energy prices have put some companies to work building hybrids with better fuel economy, others have focused on design to wow potential buyers. CNBC’s Phil LeBeau spoke with Automobile magazine’s Jean Jennings about developing trends in minivans – turning the backseats into a lounge area.

  • CES Meets Detroit: Autonet’s WiFi-On-Wheels Monday, 8 Jan 2007 | 4:42 PM ET

    The latest thing in cars isn’t being flaunted at the 2007 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It’s in a booth at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Autonet Mobile CEO Sterling Pratz told “Squawk Box” of his company’s business model: creating “an ISP for cars.” Speaking from the Nevada gaming town, Pratz described Autonet’s system that converts autos into wireless broadband – or WiFi -- “hotspots.”

  • Nissan Revving Engines For Larger Market Share Monday, 8 Jan 2007 | 4:40 PM ET
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    Toyota has been grabbing headlines and market share. But can rival Nissan grow just as aggressively? On CNBC’s “Closing Bell” Nissan's General Manager for North America--William Bosley--explained his company's plans to "shift" into high gear. In a first on CNBC interview (live from the Detroit Auto Show) Bosley showed CNBC’s Phil LeBeau the car that he's banking on to expand market share.

  • As Detroit's Big Three automakers face tough competition from an increasingly powerful Toyota, executives at the Detroit Auto Show expressed confidence that turnaround and restructuring plans could stem losses and new offerings would lure drivers back in their showrooms.

  • Ford Beware: Toyota’s Press Touts Tundra "DNA" Monday, 8 Jan 2007 | 1:38 PM ET
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    Will the Tundra freeze out America's big three automakers? The Tundra is Toyota Motor’s entry in the pickup segment – and Toyota North America President Jim Press says the giant truck is an original with “guts.” Speaking to CNBC’s Phil LeBeau at the 2007 North American International Auto Show, Press said the Tundra’s engineering was “based on the Toyota DNA.”