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  • MILAN, Sept 19- Italian automaker Fiat will temporarily suspend production at its Pomigliano plant in southern Italy from Oct. 16-27 amid weak demand, a union representative said on Friday.

  • Saving on car insurance     Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    CNBC consumer reporter Kelli Grant offers tips on how to get the best deal on car insurance

  • *To help Mitsubishi maintain production levels in Thailand. MILAN/ TOKYO, Sept 19- Mitsubishi Motors will produce a new pickup for Fiat from 2016 in a deal to boost the Italian carmaker's commercial vehicle sales and raise output at the Japanese company's plant in Thailand.

  • MILAN, Sept 19- Fiat Chrysler on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitsubishi Motors to potentially cooperate in manufacturing and developing a mid-sized pickup truck for Fiat, it said in a statement. The truck would be based on the next generation L200 model, it said.

  • DETROIT, Sept 18- A federal grand jury in Detroit on Thursday indicted seven executives from two Japanese auto parts makers on charges of price fixing, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

  • BEIJING/ DETROIT, Sept 18- Chinese auto parts producer Wanxiang Group, which bought stylish electric car pioneer Fisker Automotive from bankruptcy, is accelerating the relaunch of Fisker's Karma hybrid luxury car by using a design from the company's last year of production, people close to the companies said.

  • Is bigger better? Demand soars for trucks, SUVs Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 3:05 PM ET
    2015 Chevrolet Tahoe LT

    The big vehicles that were blasted during the recession as gas-guzzling behemoths are now the hottest in showrooms.

  • DETROIT, Sept 18- Toyota Motor Corp said on Thursday it will recall about 20,000 vehicles worldwide for possible fuel leaks. All of the affected Toyota models were produced in the United States, with the Lexus model made in Canada.

  • Google Inc got permits for testing 25 adapted Toyota Motor Corp Lexus SUVs, and two permits each went to Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen AG's Audi, said Bernard Soriano of the California Department of Motor Vehicles. Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and Audi are all luxury brand vehicles.

  • Sept 18- Mercedes-Benz, the luxury brand of Daimler AG, has received one of the first California licenses for self-driving cars, the company said on Thursday.

  • French group develops mass electric car charging stations Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 11:08 AM ET

    *Group includes Bouygues, Renault, Alstom and Nexans.

  • DETROIT, Sept 18- General Motors Co will recall about 3,200 vans powered by natural gas because of the possibility of a gas leak that increases the risk of a fire, the automaker said on Thursday. There are 3,196 of the vans registered in the United States and another 13 in Canada, GM said.

  • Hybrids get hype but trucks drive sales     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    Paul Ingrassia, Reuters managing editor, weighs in on why truck sales are in overdrive.

  • America's love affair with trucks soars     Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 8:44 AM ET

    Pick-up and SUV sales are booming while car sales have dropped, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Tycoon buys 30 Rolls-Royces for Macau hotel Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 12:54 AM ET

    HONG KONG— A Hong Kong tycoon has placed the biggest ever order for Rolls-Royce cars, agreeing to buy 30 Phantoms to chauffeur guests at a luxury resort he's building in the global gambling capital of Macau. Hung and Rolls-Royce executives signed the deal Tuesday at the company's Goodwood factory in England.

  • 'Unique opportunity' to buy Tesla now: Pro Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:23 PM ET
    A Tesla showroom in Beijing on July 9, 2014.

    Tesla shares are down since the market's recent high, and one investment pro thinks it's a great time to buy. Here's why.

  • Tesla debate: Opportunity or overvalued?     Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    Is the recent pullback in Tesla's stock a unique buying opportunity? Charles Sizemore, Sizemore Capital Management, and James Albertine Stifel Nicolaus, debate the play on the electric car company.

  • 5 findings from Congress's report on safety agency Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    DETROIT— Republicans on the House Commerce Committee released a report Tuesday critical of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the government's top auto safety agency, and its handling of General Motors' delayed recall of 2.6 million cars with defective ignition switches.

  • Congress: Safety agency mishandled GM recall Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 9:37 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The government's auto safety agency should have discovered General Motors' faulty ignition switches seven years before the company recalled 2.6 million cars to fix the deadly problem, a House committee majority charged Tuesday in a new report.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Federal auto safety regulators played a significant role in General Motors Co's failure to promptly report and recall cars with defective parts that led to at least 19 deaths, a congressional report said on Tuesday.