Automotive Retail


  • BERLIN, Dec 15- Volkswagen's ultra-luxury brand Bentley has raised its target for sales as the British carmaker plans to add models such as its first ever sport-utility vehicle, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported on Monday. Bentley is now targeting 20,000 annual deliveries by 2020, double its 2013 sales and an expansion of the brand's original goal of...

  • Volvo to launch online car sales in marketing shift Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM ET

    PARIS, Dec 15- Volvo Car Corp said it will start selling vehicles online as it rolls out new models to compete with German luxury rivals such as BMW. "The plan is to have all our car lines in all our markets offered digitally," Volvo sales chief Alain Visser said in an interview. But Volvo has assured its 2,000 global dealerships, half of which are in Europe, that it has no...

  • Lost car keys? You may not need them anymore Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Ignition button in car

    Auto recalls are adding momentum to a broad industry shift away from conventional ignition switches.

  • The most popular luxury vehicle is... Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    2015 Ford F-150

    TrueCar forecasts the latest pickups from Ford and Ram will be the most popular models sold among all vehicles with prices over $50,000.

  • MOSCOW, Dec 8- New car sales in Russia were down 1.1 percent year-on-year in November, the Association of European Businesses lobby group said on Monday, after a 9.9 percent decline in the previous month.

  • *RUSSIA NOVEMBER AUTO SALES DOWN 1.1 PCT Y/Y - AEB Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 6:29 AM ET
  • Americans on verge of buying 1M expensive cars Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 1:43 AM ET

    In the latest sign Americans are comfortable paying more for what they'll drive, the country is on the cusp of major milestone.

  • Cars made in the US, thanks to...Japan? Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 1:43 PM ET
    2015 Nissan Murano.

    Roughly 85 percent of the vehicles Nissan expects to sell in the U.S. next year will be produced in North America.

  • AutoNation CEO: Sales increase all in trucks   Wednesday, 3 Dec 2014 | 10:23 AM ET
    Employees cheer as the first 2015 Ford F-150 truck rolls off the production line at the company's Dearborn Truck Assembly facility in Dearborn, Michigan, Nov. 11, 2014.

    With auto sales accelerating, Mike Jackson, AutoNation CEO, breaks down their strong auto sales numbers for November and provides his forecast for 2015.

  • DETROIT, Dec 2- The top six automakers sold more cars and trucks in November than analysts expected, with a healthy economy, generous discounts and low fuel prices luring consumers into U.S. showrooms. "This sustained demand for new vehicles was building for years during the recession, and it should continue unless a major shift in economic stability occurs," said...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 2- U.S. construction spending recorded its largest gain in five months in October, easing concerns of a sharp slowdown in fourth-quarter economic growth. "The economy is on firmer ground than people think, it remains a beacon of light in a world where growth in many countries remains subpar," said Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at MUFG Union...

  • DETROIT, Dec 2- Five of the top six automakers sold more cars and trucks in November than analysts expected, with a surging economy, heavy discounting and falling fuel prices luring consumers into U.S. showrooms. Chrysler Group sales rose 20.1 percent to 170,839 vehicles on strong showings by its Jeep brand and Ram pickup trucks, the unit of Fiat Chrysler...

  • Toyota November US sales up 3.0%   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 10:07 AM ET
    Toyota November US sales up 3.0%

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Toyota's November auto sales in the U.S. increased 3.0% .

  • November auto sales surge   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 10:07 AM ET
    November auto sales surge

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes a look at the hot month of November for the automobile manufacturers.

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. November auto sales strongest in years Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 9:56 AM ET

    DETROIT, Dec 2- Detroit automakers sold more cars and trucks in November than analysts expected, as a surging economy and falling fuel prices helped drive sales of big pickups and SUVs. GM said its average transaction prices were a record $35,600, up $790 per vehicle from October and up $3,100 from a year ago. Chrysler Group sales rose 20.1 percent to 170,839, on...

  • GM November sales up 6.5%   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 9:34 AM ET
    GM November sales up 6.5%

    General Motors November auto sales beat estimates and increased 6.5 percent, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Ford November sales drop 1.8%   Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 9:34 AM ET
    Ford November sales drop 1.8%

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports Ford November auto sales declined 1.8%.

  • DETROIT, Dec 2- Chrysler Group U.S. auto sales rose 20 percent in November on strong showings by its Jeep brand and Ram pickup trucks, the unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said on Tuesday. Eleven Chrysler Group models set sales records for November, the automaker said. A Thomson Reuters survey of 41 industry economists and analysts showed expectations of 16.7...

  • Falling gas prices not slowing hybrid production Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 | 5:00 AM ET
    The Toyota Mirai

    Automakers are gearing up for greater electric, fuel-cell and hybrid vehicle production.

  • US piles on the debt—this time for cars: Study Monday, 1 Dec 2014 | 12:01 AM ET
    Salesman Jerry Holsman works with Erich Spin, left, and Anna Zatta at the Toyota of Deerfield dealership, in Deerfield Beach, Fla., Oct. 2, 2014.

    Whether it's a new or used vehicle, Americans spend more than ever, according to a report from Experian Automotive.