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  • UPDATE 5-U.S. auto sales edge higher in March Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 5:38 PM ET

    *Ford beats expectations; GM, Honda miss expectations. Among the strong performers were Toyota Motor Corp, Hyundai Motor Co, Kia Motors Corp and Audi. While dealership traffic began to pick up last month, "the second quarter looks to be even more favorable" because of pent-up demand after a harsh winter, according to Eric Lyman, vice president of industry insights for...

  • *Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Audi among strong performers. Among the strong performers were Toyota Motor Corp, Hyundai Motor Co, Kia Motors Corp and Audi. While dealership traffic began to pick up last month, "the second quarter looks to be even more favorable" because of pent-up demand after a harsh winter, according to Eric Lyman, vice president of industry insights for...

  • US STOCKS-Wall St falls after data; automakers decline Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 4:41 PM ET

    *S&P 500, Nasdaq start second quarter with losses. NEW YORK, April 1- U.S. stocks eased on Wednesday as weaker-than-expected economic data spurred concerns over growth ahead of Friday's jobs report and first-quarter earnings. Shares of General Motors were down 2 percent at $36.74 while Ford was down 1.4 percent at $15.91 as sales dipped at both companies.

  • Top selling cars and trucks in the US in March Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 4:20 PM ET

    Here are the top-selling new cars and trucks in the U.S. that month, the total number sold and the percent change from March 2014.

  • DETROIT, April 1- Ford Motor Co's Americas chief indicated on Wednesday that the No. 2 U.S. automaker will be looking to bring its labor costs in line with those of its smaller rival Fiat Chrysler Automobiles when it opens talks this summer with the union representing its hourly workers. Joe Hinrichs, speaking at a Bank of America Merrill Lynch conference, said the...

  • NEW YORK— If a sporty lime-green metallic coupe shown at the New York auto show is any indication, Honda isn't playing it safe with the Civic anymore. Honda says the new car was redesigned top to bottom, with U.S. engineers and designers taking the lead. Honda was short on details about the 10th- generation Civic.

  • TABLE- Top-20 selling vehicles in U.S. in March Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 2:17 PM ET

    April 1- The following are the 20 top-selling vehicles in the U.S. in March as reported by the automakers and ranked by total units. Top 20 selling vehicles in U.S. in March. RANK VEHICLE Mar-15 Mar-14 PCT CHNG 1 Ford F-Series P/U 67,706 70,940 -4.6 2 Chevy Silverado-C/K P/U 45,193 42,247 +7.0 3 Ram P/U 41,595 42,532 -2.2 4 Toyota Camry 40,800 41,953 -2.7 5 Toyota...

  • UPDATE 3-U.S. auto sales demand begins to thaw in March Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 2:11 PM ET

    *Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, Audi among strong performers. Among the strong performers were Toyota Motor Corp, Hyundai Motor Co, Kia Motors Corp and Audi. While dealership traffic began to pick up last month, "the second quarter looks to be even more favorable" because of pent-up demand after a harsh winter, according to Eric Lyman, vice president of industry insights for...

  • UPDATE 2-U.S. auto demand begins to thaw in March Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 12:07 PM ET

    *Top six automakers report mixed results. *Annualized sales rate rebounds from February dip. DETROIT, April 1- U.S. consumer demand for new vehicles began to thaw in March, with the top six automakers reporting mixed sales results on Wednesday.

  • Meet the smart car   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:41 AM ET
    Meet the smart car

    "The connected car shifts the competitive advantage from the mechanical parts of a car to the electronic parts." Brian Johnson, Barclays auto analyst, tells CNBC.

  • Toyota March US sales   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 10:23 AM ET
    Toyota March US sales

    CNBC's Dominic Chu tallies the numbers for Toyota auto and truck sales.

  • DETROIT, April 1- U.S. consumer demand for new vehicles began to thaw in March, with Detroit automakers reporting mixed sales results on Wednesday. Ford Motor Co beat analysts' expectations, while General Motors Co fell short and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles was in line with forecasts. That buoyant sentiment was reflected in higher vehicle transaction prices,...

  • NEW YORK, April 1- The world's biggest automakers increasingly are making money by producing luxury models and reaping profits in China and North America, management consulting firm McKinsey& Co said in a report issued on Wednesday. In North America, automakers and suppliers have restructured, reduced production capacity, and cut and consolidated dealer...

  • GM March US sales tumbles 2.4%   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 9:30 AM ET
    GM March US sales tumbles 2.4%

    CNBC's Dominic Chu breaks down General Motors latest sales numbers.

  • Ford March US sales down 3.4% vs. down 5.4% est.   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 9:15 AM ET
    Ford March US sales down 3.4% vs. down 5.4% est.

    CNBC's Dominic Chu breaks down Ford's latest sales numbers.

  • MOSCOW, April 1- Russia's largest automaker Avtovaz said on Wednesday that Lada sales in March reached 27,423 units, up 16 percent from the month before. Avtovaz President Bo Andersson said the company would sell between 325,000 and 350,000 cars this year, down from 387,307 in 2014, Interfax news agency reported. Russian auto sales have faltered as economic...

  • Subaru's sales were up 10 percent. General Motors' sales fell 2 percent and Ford and Nissan both saw 3 percent declines. Honda's sales were down 5 percent.

  • DETROIT, April 1- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Wednesday said U.S. vehicle sales rose 2 percent in March, meeting analysts' expectations. That higher confidence was reflected in higher vehicle transaction prices, according to TrueCar Inc. The online consumer marketplace estimated the average price of a new vehicle in March rose to $32,201, up 2.1 percent from a...

  • Porsche introduces fastest Boxster ever   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 8:24 AM ET
    Porsche introduces fastest Boxster ever

    Detlev Von Platen, Porsche North America CEO, provides a look at the new Porsche Boxster Spyder. It has a top speed of 180mph and can go from 0 to 60mph in 3.8 seconds.

  • BMW unveils Alpina B6 Gran Coupe   Wednesday, 1 Apr 2015 | 7:45 AM ET
    BMW unveils Alpina B6 Gran Coupe

    Ian Robertson, BMW board member, discusses the introduction of BMW's fastest car, which can go from 0 to 60mph in just 3.6 seconds and comes with a MSRP of $122,150.