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    China's largest maker of auto parts won a politically sensitive auction for A123 Systems, a bankrupt maker of batteries for electric cars that was funded partly with U.S. government money, the investment banker for A123 said on Saturday.

  • Toyota, Nissan Halt Chinese Plants, but Analysts Shrug Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 1:37 AM ET

    Shares of both Toyota Motor and Nissan Motor fell nearly 2 percent in Tokyo trading on Wednesday on news the automakers will halt production at plants in China in the wake of the worst anti-Japan protests in decades.

  • What's the Next Global Manufacturing Superpower? Tuesday, 18 Sep 2012 | 9:40 AM ET
    A worker solders components at the Suntron de Mexico assembly plant in Tijuana, Mexico.

    With lower shipping costs and competitive wages, Mexico is booming, attracting foreign investment from firms that supply North America — a concept known as nearshoring.

  • Ford to Roll out Lincoln Cars in China Tuesday, 28 Aug 2012 | 8:24 PM ET
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    Ford Motor is to launch its Lincoln brand in China in an effort to tap into the country’s growing sales of premium cars, as part of a broader push to rejuvenate the straggling upscale marque. The FT reports.

  • GM Has High Hopes for New, Smaller Cadillac Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 6:57 AM ET
    Gm Building

    While GM has improved its products since it hobbled out of bankruptcy in 2009, the automaker had yet to deliver a signature new model that proves it belongs among the industry’s elite. This might be about to change, the New York Times reports.

  • United States the Only Bright Spot for Automakers Thursday, 26 Jul 2012 | 12:56 AM ET

    Global automakers struggling with falling sales in China and Europe are now looking at the United States, which with its high level of pent up demand, could be the next growth market they are looking for, say analysts.

  • Chinese Cars Make Valuable Gains in Emerging Markets Thursday, 5 Jul 2012 | 11:19 PM ET
    Workers assemble one of the many car models at Chinese carmaker's Chery Automobile plant.

    China is shipping just a few thousand cars a year to the EU and virtually none to the U.S. But China’s exports to emerging markets are surging as its own auto market slows and its automakers keep pouring billions into new factories. The New York Times reports.

  • Beijing, China

    The unexpected move by Guangzhou, China’s third largest city, to restrict car purchases by putting a cap on vehicle registrations, led to a selloff in auto stocks on Tuesday and analysts say the move is negative for the country’s auto sector, as it sets a precedent for other cities to implement similar measures.

  • Auto Parts Stocks Drop     Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 11:07 AM ET

    Is the sharp drop in auto parts stock an indicator of a downturn for the auto industry? CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports the details.

  • Cramer: Stay Away from Pep Boys Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 7:52 PM ET

    Find out why the “Mad Money” host thinks the auto parts retailer’s stock should be avoided.

  • Cramer: Tuesday's Key Earnings Monday, 21 May 2012 | 9:00 PM ET

    The “Mad Money” host details his “Game Plan.”

  • Highlights From the Beijing Auto Show Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 3:28 AM ET
    China overtook the U.S. in 2009 to become the world’s largest auto market with car sales surging a whopping 46 percent that year.Since then, China's auto sales have softened considerably with growth of just 5.2 percent in 2011. The country saw 14.5 million car sales last year, about 2 million more than the U.S. This year, analysts forecast car sales will grow around 10 percent.

    This week the world's top auto executives have been gathering in China for the Beijing auto show. We’ve put together photos of new models and concept cars introduced at the event.

  • The Yen's Looming Day of Reckoning: Andy Xie Monday, 26 Mar 2012 | 11:09 PM ET
    Yen coins and banknotes

    Japan is on an unsustainable path of a strong yen and deflation. The unprofitability of Japan's major exporters and emerging trade deficits suggest that the end of this path is in sight, says Andy Xie.

  • Further increase in gasoline prices may force Americans to cut spending, and in turn may hurt consumer-related stocks, says a new report from Barclays Capital.

  • Clean Mining Yields Metals Bonanza Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 12:43 PM ET

    A California company can pull lithium, and other critical metals, out of the effluent water of geothermal power plants, removing the need to drill or blast for new resources the way miners typically do.

  • Toyota President Shares 2012 Outlook     Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 11:19 AM ET

    Discussing whether Toyota can regain sales momentum in 2012 following a tumultuous year in 2011 when the tsnuami in Japan offset production, with Jim Lentz, Toyota U.S.A. president, and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • 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."

  • 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.

  • Cramer: 3 Things to Watch Tuesday Monday, 5 Dec 2011 | 12:50 PM ET

    The "Mad Money" host outlines his "Game Plan" for Tuesday, Dec. 6.

  • Nano Worth Its Weight in Gold Monday, 19 Sep 2011 | 9:25 PM ET

    Three years after launching the Nano as “the world’s cheapest car”, Ratan Tata, chairman of India’s second largest industrial group, presented what may be the world’s most-expensive automobile: the jewel encrusted GoldPlus Nano. The FT reports.