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  • 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.

  • DETROIT, Nov 3- Automakers reported their strongest U.S. October sales in years on Monday, but top-seller General Motors Co missed expectations. Ford Motor Co said utility vehicles and trucks accounted for 72 percent of its sales, up from 68.5 percent a year ago.

  • Toyota increases October US auto sales  Monday, 3 Nov 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    Toyota auto sales increased 6.9% in October beating estimates of 6.1%, reports CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • DETROIT, Nov 3- U.S. automakers reported their strongest October sales in years on Monday, but top-seller General Motors Co missed expectations. Nissan Motor Co and Honda Motor Co each reported robust sales of their crossover models and record October U.S. sales for their core brands. Chrysler Group and its Ram brand took advantage as Ford Motor Co has lowered...

  • France has lagged behind Europe's fragile auto market recovery following a brutal six-year slump that ended in 2013. French car sales for the first 10 months of this year are up just 1.4 percent, and Roudier said the CCFA's 2 percent full-year growth forecast would be reviewed in coming weeks. The domestic auto market leaders, Renault and PSA Peugeot Citroen,...

  • The Takata Corp. logo is displayed outside the company's headquarters in Tokyo.

    Critics of geographic recalls say they are irresponsible and ignore many realities of the marketplace, including the mobility of drivers.

  • 'Chevy Guy' and the awkward World Series moment Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 1:11 PM ET
    San Francisco Giants’ Madison Bumgarner, left, holds the MVP trophy as he shakes hands with "Chevy guy" Rikk Wilde after Game 7 of the World Series in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 29, 2014.

    As awkward moments go during the celebrations of sports championships, the "Chevy Guy" presenting the World Series MVP with a truck is up there.

  • Why now is the time for Fiat to spin off Ferrari Wednesday, 29 Oct 2014 | 5:59 PM ET
    Former Ferrari CEO, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo (L) and Sergio Marchionne (R), CEO of Fiat and Chrysler.

    Fiat Chrysler is in the midst of hefty investments to boost its worldwide sales and saddled with more than $10 billion in debt.

  • DETROIT, Oct 28- AutoNation Inc shares on Tuesday jumped nearly 7 percent after the company exceeded Wall Street expectations with a 15 percent increase in third-quarter earnings and its chief executive said U.S. auto sales will continue to rise in 2015.. Standard and Poor's on Tuesday raised AutoNation stock to "buy" from "hold" and increased its 12- month target...