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  • *VW 9- month group sales in China up 15 pct to 2.72 mln cars. European and U.S. carmakers are keen to raise their presence in China, but have been confined to owning 50 percent or less of joint venture companies run together with Chinese enterprises. VW, one of the first global automakers to establish production facilities in China during the 1980 s, has the biggest...

  • Tesla's unique position     Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    Discussing how competitors and investors view Tesla innovation after it unveiled its new "D" version of the model "S", with Adam Jonas, Morgan Stanley auto analyst.

  • Tesla 'D' impressive?     Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 9:11 AM ET

    The "Squawk on the Street" news team discusses Tesla's unveil of an all-wheel drive version of its "S" model sedan.

  • Mitsubishi recalls cars, SUVs for stalling problem Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 8:52 AM ET

    DETROIT— Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 166,000 older small cars and SUVs in the U.S. because the engines can stall unexpectedly. The recall covers the Lancer and Lancer Evolution from the 2008 to 2011 model years, as well as the Lancer Sportback from 2009 to 2011. Also affected are the Outlander small SUV from 2008 to 2011 and the Outlander Sport from the 2011...

  • Nissan recalls 2013 Altimas for hood latch problem Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 8:02 AM ET

    DETROIT— Nissan is recalling more than 238,000 Altima midsize cars worldwide because a secondary latch can fail and allow the hoods to fly open while the cars are in motion. Only Altimas from the 2013 model year are covered by the recall so far, but Nissan is investigating whether other models could be involved, according to documents posted Friday by U.S. safety...

  • Tesla's D-Day: Hype vs. reality Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 3:02 AM ET
    Tesla's new Model D car

    Tesla CEO turned a product upgrade announcement into a major media event, building anticipation over the week by dropping a few clues on social media.

  • Tesla adding all-wheel drive, safety features Friday, 10 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    HAWTHORNE, Calif.— Luxury electric car maker Tesla Motors is making its Model S sedan faster and safer in an effort to compete better with other high-end sedans. At an open-to-the-public unveiling Thursday night that included bumping music, free alcohol and test rides on an airport tarmac, CEO Elon Musk unveiled an all-wheel-drive version of the car that...

  • Tesla plans 'D' announcement: What to expect     Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 7:49 PM ET

    Jason Moser, Analyst at The Motley Fool, discusses what Tesla could unveil on late Thursday after an earlier tweet from CEO Elon Musk about the release of "something else and D."

  • Tesla adding all-wheel drive, safety features Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 3:46 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Electric carmaker Tesla Motors was expected to unveil an all-wheel-drive system— and perhaps more— at a much-hyped mystery event Thursday night near Los Angeles. The only hint came last week, when CEO Elon Musk tweeted, "About time to unveil the D and something else," with a photo showing what looked like Tesla's Model S sedan mostly hidden by a garage.

  • Toledo nervously awaiting fate of beloved Jeep Thursday, 9 Oct 2014 | 1:26 PM ET

    TOLEDO, Ohio— The thought of losing the Jeep Wrangler— a direct descendant of the original olive-drab vehicle that rolled off the assembly line in Toledo on its way to the battlefields of World War II— feels a little bit like losing a family member to those who have spent generations on the factory floor. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne surprised everyone last week...

  • *Mercedes has stronger momentum than Audi, BMW- analyst. BERLIN, Oct 9- Audi chalked up its best ever September sales result but was still edged out by Mercedes-Benz in a further sign that the rivalry among Germany's top luxury automakers is intensifying. Audi, which eclipsed Mercedes-Benz in 2011 to become the world's No. 2 premium automaker behind BMW, has seen its...

  • Mazda tops automakers in gas mileage, Honda second Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 5:31 PM ET

    Mazda led all automakers in average gas mileage during the 2013 model year, according to an annual report released Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Honda finished second, while the Detroit automakers, which sell more pickup trucks and SUVs, were at the bottom of the list. Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Fuel economy for new light-duty vehicles in the United States reached an all-time high in the 2013 model year, averaging 24.1 miles per gallon, up 0.5 mpg on the year, the EPA said in an annual report. The EPA said recent improvements in part reflected automakers' rapid adoption of more efficient technologies such as gasoline direct injection engines, turbo...

  • EPA says new vehicle mileage hits record 24.1 mpg Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 2:37 PM ET

    The EPA is predicting slower growth for this year, but officials still expect the industry to meet government standards that require the fleet to average 54.5 mpg by 2025.. The EPA, which bases its calculations on cars and trucks produced for sale in the U.S., is only predicting a 0.1 mpg increase from 2013 to 2014 as pickup truck and SUV production rises 2 percent.

  • Autos: Around the table trades     Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    The FMHR traders take their positions in auto names General Motors and Ford Motor.

  • Barra on auto industry: Big changes coming     Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 12:26 PM ET

    General Motors CEO Mary Barra, thinks the automobile industry will change more in the next ten years, than it has in the past fifty years.

  • GM Barra's international profit outlook     Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 12:24 PM ET
    Mary Barra, CEO of GM.

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau asks General Motors CEO Mary Barra, about profitability internationally.

  • Barra: The Cadillac opportunity     Wednesday, 8 Oct 2014 | 12:22 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin speaks to General Motors CEO Mary Barra, about her leadership plans for the company and boosting Cadillac sales.

  • MILAN, Oct 7- Italian carmaker Fiat said on Tuesday its merger into holding group Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would be effective as of Oct. 12 after all conditions for the tie-up were met. Shares in FCA will start trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 13, Fiat said in a statement. The stock will also begin trading on the Milan bourse on the same day, subject to the...

  • DETROIT, Oct 7- Chrysler Group LLC said on Tuesday it is recalling about 22,100 small cargo vans because of inadvertent side air bag deployments, the company and U.S. safety regulators said. Chrysler said 18,245 model year 2013 to 2015 Ram C/V Tradesman vehicles are in the United States and 3,870 are in Canada. Shares in a new holding company, Fiat Chrysler...