Automotive Retail


  • Auto leases hit high, buyers hunt for low payments Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    Leasing a car, which has long been popular in select markets, has now become the primary choice for millions of Americans who want to drive a new vehicle.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 3- New orders for U.S. factory goods jumped in July and automobile sales in August were unexpectedly strong, offering further signs of strength in the manufacturing sector. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday new orders for manufactured goods increased a record 10.5 percent on robust demand for transportation equipment.

  • August auto sales were unexpectedly strong, led by Ford Motor Co, Chrysler Group and Nissan Motor Co, which easily beat analysts' estimates as the industry is seen reaching volumes not seen since before the recession. Ford sales were up 0.4 percent, while Chrysler, a unit of Fiat SpA, showed a 20 percent gain, the automakers reported on Wednesday.

  • Haggling over car prices isn't just for men anymore Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    According to a recent survey, women are becoming more accustomed to rolling up their sleeves to try to get the best deal on a new car.

  • Death-free highways in view for auto industry Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    The future of driving could involve technology that allows drivers to see how fast other cars on the road are moving.

    More than 30,000 Americans are killed in highway crashes each year, but experts believe that death toll could sink to zero.

  • DETROIT, Aug 29- U.S. auto industry sales in August will be about even with a year ago, not quite ending the summer in a sizzling fashion but still warm enough to continue the recovery from a recession now five years in the rear-view mirror.

  • 2015 Mustang goes global     Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    Ford's Mustang is turning 50 this year and going global for the first time. Ford President of the Americas Joe Hinrichs, discusses the success of Ford's iconic brand, and the 2015 Mustang.

  • Used car market showing no signs of slowdown Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 2:00 PM ET
    Used cars are displayed outside of a CarMax dealership in Burbank, California, on June 17, 2014.

    Auto dealers are riding a used car bull market that has steadily driven the number of pre-owned cars sold to an expected total of 41.5 million.

  • Subprime trouble? Car buyers struggle with loans Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:45 AM ET

    The rise in borrowers falling behind on auto loans will renew concerns the auto industry is creating a bubble for subprime loans.

  • CNBC 25: Self-driving cars are coming     Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 10:24 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau looks at how autonomous vehicles will change the way we look at transportation.

  • Shopping for a car? Used auto prices take a tumble Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 1:40 PM ET
    Customers shop for used vehicles at a CarMax in Burbank, Calif.

    Used car prices are tumbling sharply and likely to slide through 2016, according to pricing trends.

  • Small, ugly & bizarre cars     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports from a car auction in Pebble Beach, California. Franks highlights everything from micro to bizarre cars.

  • Jay Leno bullish on classic car market     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 8:40 AM ET

    A new phase in collectible cars, with CNBC's Robert Frank in Pebble Beach, California. Auctions will total between $450 and $500 million for fewer cars this year compared to last year which brought in just over $300 million.

  • The $500 million car auction     Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 7:52 AM ET
    A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO at auction.

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports from Pebble Beach, California, where a 1962 Ferrari was sold for $34.65 million, which came to $38 million with auction fees.

  • Magic behind Tesla     Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 11:56 AM ET

    Karan Girotra, professor at INSEAD, discusses Tesla's business model and their ability to grab the fascination of consumers.

  • 3 Reasons to buy Ford     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 3:25 PM ET

    Discussing the growth outlook for Ford Motor and why now is the time to buy Ford stock, with Colin Langan, UBS auto analyst, and George Magliano, IHS Automotive.

  • Auto sales up & going higher: Pro     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 2:14 PM ET

    Discussing strong auto sales, and what type of cars consumers are interested in, with Tammy Darvish, DARCARS Automotive Group. Darvish says there's a sense among consumers "frugality is sort of cool now."

  • Car sales signal strong consumer     Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 2:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports consumer confidence is strong and it's driving auto sales.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 13- U.S. retail sales unexpectedly stalled in July, pointing to some loss of momentum in the economy early in the third quarter. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday that retail sales, which had increased 0.2 percent in June, were in part held back by a second straight month of declines in receipts at auto dealers.

  • How millennials are reshaping car buying Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 | 11:53 AM ET

    Often saddled with debt, young shoppers are looking for smaller, cheaper vehicles, and are more likely to do their research online.