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  • Battery Technology Drags On Electric Car Market Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 12:51 PM ET

    Electric vehicles will continue to generate hype at auto shows around the world, but today’s limited battery technology will prevent them from crowding dealer lots for years to come.

  • Highlights from the Detroit Auto Show 2012 Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 4:37 PM ET
    With over 500 cars and trucks on display at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, this is the American consumer’s first glimpse at what the next year will look like for the automotive industry. This year, 40 new models are expected to be unveiled, ranging from concept cars to hybrids. U.S. auto sales are the highest since 2008 — before sky-high gasoline prices and the financial crisis spooked consumers — and are expected to continue climbing over the next couple years. With an estimat

    With over 500 cars and trucks on display at the 2012 North American International Auto Show, 40 new models are expected to be unveiled, from concept cars to vehicles that will hit the market this year.

  • Ford Fusion

    Ford, Hyundai and Nissan unveiled new models at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, where fuel efficiency and electric cars were among the key highlights. Plus, Fiat & Chrysler's CEO on an upbeat and competitive auto sector.

  • Toyota's Lentz Sees Gasoline Above $4 in 2012 Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 1:10 PM ET
    The Toyota exhibit during a media preview day at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan.

    Toyota USA President Jim Lentz shares his forecasts for retail gasoline prices and the automaker with CNBC's Phil LeBeau at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show.

  • High Energy Show as the Industry Rebounds Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 10:54 AM ET
    Detroit Auto Show 2012

    There hasn't been this type of energy at the Detroit Auto Show in years. To quote Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne, "It's a different world. It's like a throwback to the 90's. This is the kind of atmosphere we used to have at the Detroit Auto Show when things were going well."

  • German Automakers Tout Speed and Luxury Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 10:23 AM ET
    Derrick Kuzak, group vice president of global product development at Ford, introduces the 2013 Ford Fusion during the press preview at the COBO Center in Detroit, Michigan.

    BMW, Mercedes Benz and Porsche unveil new versions of key models at the auto show. CNBC's Phil LeBeau talked strategy with some of the top auto executives.

  • Poll: Is Detroit Competitive Again? Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 3:45 PM ET
    Detroit Auto Show 2012 - A CNBC Special Report

    Car and truck sales are jumping, as new models catch on,  and market share is inching up.

  • Killer Battery Eludes Electric Car Makers Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 3:30 PM ET
    Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford charges the Ford Focus EV during the vehicle's reveal in early 2011.

    While electric vehicles will continue to garner more hype at the North American International Auto Show this year, today’s battery technology will keep the so-called EVs a niche product for years to come.

  • Searching for America's Next Cult Car Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 3:22 PM ET
    1965 Ford Mustang Number 1

    From Mustangs to Model Ts, car enthusiasts adore and collect American cult cars. What actually separates cult status from a mere collectible? And does reaching cult status really help car sales?

  • Auto Work Force Gets Dividend From Industry’s Rebound Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 8:05 AM ET

    The sweeping overhaul and surprising recovery of the American auto industry is about to pay off handsomely for the blue-collar workers at Ford and General Motors, the New York Times reports.

  • Detroit Auto Show 2011 - A CNBC Special Report

    Porsche is back. So are two of the big three. The German automaker is participating in Detroit's North American International Auto Show after a three year absence, while Ford Motor and General Motors are enjoying revivals that are boasting their sales and reputations.

  • A Natural Solution To The Crude-Oil Crunch Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 1:20 PM ET
    2011 Honda Civic NVG

    Natural-gas powered vehicles have taken a backseat to hybrids and electric ones, but proponents say they are a natural fit with America's energy supply. What's now a novelty could become a viable alternative with the right infrastructure and government incentives in place.

  • There's a Car In There Somewhere Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 1:20 PM ET

    Automakers are integrating all manner of new technology into their vehicles, and while it's safe to say people don’t generally buy a car just for its cool technological features, you’d never know it by Detroit's marketing efforts.

  • Electric-Vehicle Push Charges Up Suppliers Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 1:19 PM ET
    EvaTran charger

    With the first mass-scale electric vehicles rolling off US car lots, companies big and small  are developing charging systems and outlets.

  • Crossover Becomes Mainstream Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 1:19 PM ET
    2011 Subaru Outback

    "It's really the major area of sales growth these days," says John McEleney, President of McEleney Chevrolet Toyota in Clinton, Iowa. "Crossovers have a lot more appeal as people move away from minivans."

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Detroit Finds a Heartbeat Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | 8:55 AM ET
    North American International Auto Show, Detroit, Michigan

    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.

  • Chevy Cruze

    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.

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