Automotive Retail


  • *Catch-up effects in south Europe driving demand- analyst. Sales rose in all major markets except France, highlighting that country's struggle to kick-start growth. Passenger car registrations in the European Union and European Free Trade Area rose to 1.11 million vehicles last month from 1.05 million in October 2013, the Association of European Carmakers...

  • Four years after GM IPO, shares stuck in neutral Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:54 AM ET
    GM returns to the US stock market on November 18, 2010

    For much of the last four years the automaker's stock has traded below $33, which was where it priced back in 2010.

  • Driver faces $14K parking bill for abandoned Merc Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    A driver has racked up at least £9,490 ($14,836) in parking fees after abandoning their Mercedes Benz in a U.K. parking lot for two years.

  • Jeep sales in high gear despite repeated knocks Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 5:00 AM ET
    The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk.

    Jeep remains the hottest brand in the auto business despite several surveys calling the SUV one of the poorest in the industry for quality.

  • As gas prices fall, electric car demand brakes Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 1:43 PM ET
    Gasoline prices remained under $3.00 a gallon.

    Now that the price of gasoline has fallen to less than $3 a gallon in much of the country, demand for light trucks has been soaring.

  • MOSCOW, Nov 12- A slump in the Russian rouble and a state scheme to support local car sales slowed falls in auto sales in October to 9.9 percent year-on-year from 20 percent a month earlier, a lobby group said on Wednesday. The Association of European Businesses said sales of new cars and light commercial vehicles reached 211,365 in October as people delayed large...


  • Half hour to buy a car? One dealer says it's possible Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    Shopper looks at a Mustang at a Ford AutoNation dealership in Miami

    AutoNation is launching a new service called SmartChoice Express that aims to get car buyers in and out of the dealership in 30 minutes.

  • GM lays off 350 Cadillac workers  Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 5:09 PM ET

    General Motors is announcing it will cut jobs and production at its Lansing Cadillac plant, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Ford's F-150's remake  Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 3:47 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau, and Efraim Levy, S&P Capital IQ, discuss Ford's big bet on aluminum for its F-150 pickup truck.

  • New F-150 drives like regular truck: Pro  Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 2:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on Ford's F-Series strategy. Kelly Blue Book's Matt DeLorenzo, says the aluminum in the F-150 actually lightens the vehicle but it still drives like a truck.

  • Ford's big F-Series bet  Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 9:48 AM ET

    Ford is starting production on an aluminum version of its F-Series pickup. CNBC's Phil LeBeau discusses what a big deal the move is for the motor company.

  • Ford's F-Series gamble ready to roll Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 12:02 AM ET
    The new Ford F-150 truck is examined at the Rouge Truck Plant in Dearborn, Mich. on Nov. 6, 2014.

    It's finally showtime for the most important new vehicle launch from Ford in decades.

  • Ford says October China auto sales fall 1 pct y/y Friday, 7 Nov 2014 | 1:15 AM ET

    SHANGHAI, Nov 7- Ford Motor Co and its Chinese joint ventures sold 93,179 vehicles in China in October, down 1 percent from the same period a year earlier. Ford's China sales have been bolstered by strong growth in SUV models, the Ford Kuga and Ford EcoSport. Ford makes vehicles in China in partnership with Chongqing Changan Automobile Co Ltd and Jiangling Motors...

  • Drivers in long-term relationships with their cars Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 3:41 PM ET
    2014 Dodge Durango

    Experian Automotive found the average length of initial ownership was seven years and nine months.

  • FRANKFURT, Nov 4- BMW AG has quietly throttled back its expectations for car sales this year, despite reporting a forecast-beating operating profit in the third quarter, when strong demand for sports utility vehicles helped offset lackluster sales of electric cars. While BMW Group is sticking to its goal of selling more than 2 million cars this year, Chief...

  • TORONTO, Nov 3- Automakers in Canada enjoyed another strong sales month in October as the market moved into the home stretch of what is shaping up to be a record-breaking year. Canadian sales rose 6.5 percent to about 154,900 vehicles, setting a same-month record for the sixth consecutive month, according to a report from DesRosiers Automotive Consultants on...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 3- U.S. manufacturing activity unexpectedly accelerated in October and automobile sales were strong, easing concerns of a significant moderation in economic growth in the fourth quarter. The pick-up in manufacturing, which was driven by robust growth in new orders and production, suggested the economy was weathering a slowing of demand in...

  • DETROIT, Nov 3- Automakers reported their strongest U.S. October sales in a decade on Monday on strong demand for brawny pickup trucks and roomy SUVs, but top-seller General Motors Co missed expectations. Topping analysts' consensus were Ford Motor Co, Chrysler Group and Nissan Motor Co Ltd. In addition to GM, Honda Motor Co Ltd also missed estimates, while Toyota...

  • October auto sales winners  Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 2:27 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes a close look at the October performance of U.S. auto makers.