Automotive Retail


  • *Italy only laggard among Europe's top-5 markets in May. BERLIN, June 17- Europe's car sales rose 4.3 percent in May as volume brands Skoda, Renault and Opel posted stronger growth than premium marques BMW and Audi, according to registrations data published on Tuesday.

  • Mercedes, Lexus topped by this luxury brand: Study Monday, 16 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET
    2014 Lincon MKZ sedan.

    Lincoln was named the highest-ranked premium brand in AutoPacific's annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards.

  • Americans would accept tax hike to fix roads: AAA Sunday, 15 Jun 2014 | 10:49 AM ET
    Road work ahead sign on a highway in California.

    More than half of the respondents to a AAA survey said they would pay higher fuel taxes if the money would be spent on improving roads

  • Elon Musk opens Tesla's patents     Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 1:05 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced the automaker will open up its patents to spur innovation in the auto industry.

  • GM's 'poorly' handled recall won't scare off buyers Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 4:18 PM ET
    New cars sit on the lot of a Chevrolet dealership in Colma, California.

    The CNBC All-America Survey found the ignition switch recall hasn't scared consumers away from GM showrooms.

  • Hyundai's hydrogen fuel-cell car makes U.S. debut Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 10:28 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, June 10- A Southern California motorist drove off the lot of a Hyundai Motor Co dealership on Tuesday in a zero-emissions car touted by the automaker as marking the commercial debut of mass-produced hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in the United States.

  • DETROIT, June 10- The first 86 dealerships to relaunch the sporty Alfa Romeo brand in North America, most of them now selling Fiat cars, were announced on Tuesday by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. It is the first time new Alfa models will be sold in North America since 1996..

  • DETROIT, June 10- The first 86 dealerships to relaunch the sporty Alfa Romeo brand in North America, most of them now selling Fiat cars, were announced on Tuesday by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. It is the first time new Alfa models will be sold in North America since 1996.. Grady said that eventually there will be more than 300 Alfa Romeo franchises in North America.

  • Victims' families to rally ahead of GM meeting Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 2:58 PM ET
    This undated photo provided by Ken Reimer shows Natasha Weigel, 18. Weigel was one of two girls killed in a 2006 Wisconsin crash involving a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt.

    Families of victims who died in GM vehicles with faulty ignition switches will congregate before the automaker's annual meeting.

  • UPDATE 1-Russia car sales down 12 pct in May -AEB Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 9:45 AM ET

    Car sales have fallen in four out of five months this year as Russia's weak economy is further hit by Western sanctions over Ukraine and people delay making large purchases. The Association of European Businesses said 201,487 new cars and light commercial vehicles were sold in Russia in May, some 28,000 less than a year earlier.

  • Driving a car built in the '90s? Join the club Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 9:16 AM ET
    A Ford F150 pickup truck is displayed at Al Piemonte Ford on June 3, 2013 in Melrose Park, Illinois.

    The great recession may have ended a few years ago, but the lingering impact can be seen in the cars and trucks that many Americans drive.

  • Hope for Tesla's sales model     Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    Tesla has been banned from selling cars in New Jersey since April, but a new bill provides hope for the automaker, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • Should investors step on the gas for this IPO? Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 1:40 PM ET
    TrueCar web page

    If there is one purchase that consumers would like to simplify, it’s buying a car. TrueCar, a recent IPO, may have cracked the code.

  • Could GM CEO emerge with her reputation intact? Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 11:20 AM ET
    General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra speaks at a press conference to provide an update on GM's internal investigation into the ignition switch recall at the General Motors Technical Center on June 5, 2014 in Warren, Michigan.

    Barra won kudos for her efforts to be transparent while pushing for much-needed changes within GM's flawed culture.

  • Chrysler recalls 10,700 SUVs Friday, 6 Jun 2014 | 10:04 AM ET
    2014 Jeep Cherokees

    Chrysler said it was recalling about 10,700 SUVs to fix a defect that leads to unintended acceleration in cruise-control mode.

  • GM's culture question     Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 10:17 AM ET

    John O'Dell, Edmunds senior editor, shares his thoughts on General Motors CEO Mary Barra's statements regarding GM's ignition switch recall. O'Dell says this is the kind of significant fault needed to make the kind of changes GM says it wants to make.

  • GM CEO taking 'significant actions' Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 4:00 AM ET
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC.

    GM CEO Mary Barra will take "significant actions" that include holding specific employees accountable for the ignition switch defect.

  • General Motors has apologized to the families of accident victims who have been asked to bring in cars to replace defective ignition switches.

  • A 12.1 percent surge in truck demand helped lift May vehicle sales by 5.7 percent to 195,571 vehicles, said Dennis DesRosiers of DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, offsetting a 1.7 percent drop in car sales.

  • Economy shifting into high gear?     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Steve Liesman discuss what the huge surge in May auto sales say about housing and the strength of the U.S. economy.