Automotive Retail


  • GM's earnings reaction     Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 7:50 AM ET

    General Motors CFO Daniel Ammann talks to CNBC's Phil LeBeau about the company's earnings beat and how GM is progressing in Europe, led by cost control and new products.

  • Does Nissan risk losing business in 'Datsun' move? Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 4:32 AM ET

    Nissan's move to drop its brand name in the cheaper car segment is garnering mixed reaction from analysts who say the carmaker could lose buyers with the unfamiliar 'Datsun' label.

  • Gas Prices Help Costco Top Estimates, L Brands Misses Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 10:55 AM ET
    Customers shop at a Costco store.

    Costco Wholesale reported June same-store sales that beat analysts' estimates, while L Brands sales came in lower than expected.

  • GM Roars to the Top of J.D. Power Survey Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 3:36 PM ET

    GM surged to the top of the charts in the 2013 J.D. Power Initial Quality Survey, the most influential measure of vehicle quality during the first months off the showroom lot.

  • Jeep Recall Smaller Than Sought by Safety Watchdog Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 12:52 PM ET

    About 1.2 million Jeeps originally listed as part of a recall have been excluded from the compromise between Chrysler and the NHTSA, and instead fall under a "service action."

  • Tesla Motors to Recall Over 1,200 Model S Cars Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 10:50 AM ET
    Tesla Motors Model S

    Electric car maker Tesla Motors said it is recalling 1,228 of its 2013 Model S cars due to a possibly safety concern with the back seat mounting bracket.

  • Rising Repair Costs Could Put Drivers on the Road Thursday, 13 Jun 2013 | 2:17 PM ET
    Car damaged by Hurricane Sandy

    Hurricane Sandy and the economic recovery may have raised repair costs in the Northeast, but drivers there are often close to cheaper ones.

  • Tesla CEO Demands Direct Delivery of Electric Cars Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 9:59 AM ET
    Elon Musk, CEO of Space Exploration Technologies Corp (SpaceX)

    Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, criticized the traditional way of selling cars in the US and indicated the model would hamper the 10-year-old U.S. automaker's growth prospects.

  • Car Sharing Hits Some Bumps In the Road Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 8:11 AM ET
    Carl Spanoghe

    Peer-to-peer car sharing is only a few years old and as this new business model expands, it's running into a few roadblocks. Some states are asking questions about liability issues.

  • Jobs Trump All Else on Wall Street Next Week Friday, 31 May 2013 | 5:53 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Cyclicals stocks have outperformed defensives recently as investors bet the U.S. economy is on firmer footing. The coming week could be a test.

  • Bill Targets Rental Companies' Defective Vehicles Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:36 AM ET

    The Raechel and Jacqueline Houck Safe Rental Car Act of 2013 would ban companies from renting a recalled vehicle until the safety hazard is fixed.

  • North Carolina Bill Would Ban Tesla Sales     Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 11:15 AM ET

    Diarmuid O'Connell, Tesla vice president; and Robert Glaser, North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association president, debate whether the automaker should be able to sell directly to consumers.

  • Tesla Alters Financing Program to Silence Critics Friday, 3 May 2013 | 4:32 PM ET
    Tesla Motors

    One month after rolling out a lease-to-own financing program that generated plenty of attention and bad reviews, Tesla is changing its financing program to be more buyer-friendly.

  • Pickup Pick Me Up: Small Trucks Power Auto Sales Wednesday, 1 May 2013 | 2:52 PM ET

    Ford, GM, Chrysler and Nissan reported double-digit U.S. sales gains last month, signaling the best April for car and truck sales in six years.

  • Hybrid Hypercars Speed Into Action     Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 8:35 PM ET

    Once touted as a gimmick, hybrid hypercars are now speeding into action at the Shanghai Auto Show.

  • 'Green Car' Sales Up, but Eco-Drivers Still Blue Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 3:52 PM ET
    The Toyota Prius C.

    While "green car" buying set an all-time record for sales in 2012, demand for cars like the popular Toyota Prius continues to lag proponents' expectations.

  • Hot Cars From Shanghai Auto Show Monday, 22 Apr 2013 | 4:23 AM ET

    Here are the some of the show stoppers at the Auto Shanghai Summit, together with highly anticipated models scheduled to be released soon in this red-hot market.

  • GM CEO Sees Strong US Sales, Despite Payroll Tax Bite Thursday, 4 Apr 2013 | 7:11 AM ET

    Auto sales are expected to be in the range of 15 million and 15.5 million units this year, General MotorsCEO Daniel Akerson told CNBC.

  • Tesla Motors S Model

    Tesla Motors launched a leasing program for the Model S electric car, partnering with Wells Fargo and US Bank.

  • Subaru and General Motors Recall Vehicles...Again Tuesday, 2 Apr 2013 | 12:23 PM ET

    Subaru and General Motors are recalling cars to check for corroded brake lines and problems with heated steering wheels, officials said.