DETROIT, Oct 20- Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States on Monday because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators from Japan's Takata Corp that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel, according to U.S. safety regulators. That raised the number of vehicles affected by regional recalls launched in...» Read More
The latest reports in Automotive News about strong sales in Eastern Europe helping Ford and Toyota meet sales goals, confirms something I've been hearing for some time from Big 3 execs. Don't focus so much on the U.S. and lose sight of the real battle over global sales.
The United Auto Workers union already has seen two strikes and significant dissent in this year's round of contract talks, but the fight could be just beginning as the union turns to its last bargaining partner, Ford Motor.
Workers represented by the United Auto Workers voted to ratify a four-year contract with automaker Chrysler, the union announced Saturday, capping a close-fought ratification battle that had threatened to scuttle the labor pact.
One of the great things about covering the auto beat is seeing the passion people have for cars, trucks, going fast, customizing their rides, etc. I always tell people, "if you wanna see passion in motion, spend a few days tracking people who love their cars."
Global gasoline prices rose in October, defying a seasonal fall at the end of summer when driving demand wanes, as crude prices hit record highs, a Reuters survey on Friday showed.
The 40th Tokyo Motor Show is taking place in Chiba City and will open to the public from October 27th onwards. The show is gives an insight into the state of the Japanese car industry, and which direction it is going. CNBC.com takes a look at what it has to offer.
Kia Motors, South Korea's No. 2 automaker, posted a bigger-than-expected quarterly net loss, hit by price cuts earlier this year and weaker sales.
Wow. A car company signs up Bob Dylan to pitch cars, I blog about it, and it's clear some of you do not like the idea of Dylan and Caddy riding together. In Tuesday's blog I talked about Cadillac signing a deal with Bob Dylan that includes the rock and folk legend pitching Cadillac's.
Sparkling results at Mercedes cars helped Germany's Daimler boost third-quarter operating profit by a better-than-expected 4 percent, sending its shares up more than 6 percent on Thursday.
Major European indexes closed lower after U.S. existing-homes sales fell 8% in September to a record low 5.04 million unit because of troubles in the subprime mortgages and credit markets.
Car makers should brace for another tough year in the U.S. market, as the fallout from the subprime mortgages crisis will affect other areas of the economy, Carlos Ghosn, CEO of the Renault-Nissan alliance, told "Squawk Box Europe" Wednesday.
Fiat said Wednesday that net profit more than doubled in the third quarter, leading it to raise its full-year targets on a strong performance by its core auto division and good results in its truck and farm machinery operations.
TomTom, Europe's largest maker of car navigation devices, beat average analyst forecasts with a 43 percent rise in operating profit on Wednesday and raised its full-year outlook.
Sweden's Volvo posted a smaller-than-expected rise in quarterly pretax earnings on Wednesday, but was upbeat on demand in Europe while remaining confident about a recovery in the troubled U.S. market.
An engine cooperation pact between German carmakers BMW and Mercedes is likely but it will not be concluded this year, Daimler chief executive Dieter Zetsche said on Wednesday.
Germany's two-trillion-dollar economy emerged from a long period of stagnation last year to post a 2.2% growth rate, cutting unemployment to about 7%. The last two decades have been dominated by the modernization and integration of the economy of the former East Germany, a costly, long-term process.
European markets closed firmly higher Tuesday, boosted by a rally in the U.S. and Asia and a further retreat by oil prices from record highs.
How much pull does Bob Dylan still have with baby boomers? Cadillac is banking on quite a bit. The rock and folk singing legend begins a partnership with Cadillac that kicks off tomorrow with Dylan playing and discussing songs about Cadillac during his Theme Time Radio Hour on XM satellite radio.
The European Court of Justice ruled illegal on Tuesday a German law that shields car maker Volkswagen from foreign takeovers.