Automobiles and Components


  • Supercar Life: Start Your Engines For $5,000 Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 12:28 PM ET

    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 Gas Prices Rise as Crude Keeps Climbing Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 8:44 AM ET

    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.

  • State of the Future: The Tokyo Motor Show Friday, 26 Oct 2007 | 3:24 AM ET

    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's Quarter Loss Widens on Weaker Sales Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 10:48 PM ET

    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.

  • Bob Dylan And Caddy: Not Exactly A Hit With You Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 11:10 AM ET
    Volkswagon Ad featuring Slash.

    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.

  • Daimler Reports Earnings Ahead of Market Expectations Thursday, 25 Oct 2007 | 8:47 AM ET
    Mercedes C-Class

    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.

  • European Stocks Close Lower after US Housing Slowdown Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 12:18 PM ET

    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.

  • Next Year Will Be Tough for Carmakers: Renault CEO Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 8:48 AM ET

    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 Raises Full-Year Targets Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 6:48 AM ET

    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.

  • Chrysler Contract Rejected by Indiana Plants Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 4:03 AM ET
  • TomTom's Quarterly Operating Profit Beats Expectations Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 3:57 AM ET

    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.

  • Volvo Pretax Lags, Upbeat on European Demand Wednesday, 24 Oct 2007 | 3:20 AM ET

    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.

  • Daimler Says BMW Engine Cooperation Possible Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 11:15 PM ET

    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.

  • International Investing: Germany Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 4:24 PM ET

    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 Stocks Close Higher in Global Rally Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 11:57 AM ET

    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.

  • EU Court Overturns German Law Protecting VW Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 10:46 AM ET

    The European Court of Justice ruled illegal on Tuesday a German law that shields car maker Volkswagen from foreign takeovers.

  • Toyota Loses Top Sales Slot to GM in Third Quarter Tuesday, 23 Oct 2007 | 2:55 AM ET

    Toyota said Monday it sold 2.34 million vehicles globally in the July-September quarter, fewer than General Motors' tally, as its U.S. rival regained the lead in the race to be the world's top automaker.

  • Chrysler/UAW: What's Wrong With The Contract Monday, 22 Oct 2007 | 10:56 AM ET

    I watched the latest vote results from rank and file United Auto Workers at Chrysler and thought to myself, "what do these people want?" Through the weekend an estimated 11,000 UAW have rejected the tentative contract the union agreed to with Chrysler. Some 6,000 have voted in favor of it.

  • UAW Vote Divided on Chrysler Deal Friday, 19 Oct 2007 | 4:41 PM ET

    United Auto Workers members at a major Chrysler assembly plant in St. Louis have overwhelmingly rejected a proposed contract with Chrysler, delivering a setback to union leadership in early voting on the four-year deal. ...But a smaller local at the Chrysler engine plant in Kenosha, Wis., approved the contract by 82 percent.