Automotive Retail


  • A 12.1 percent surge in truck demand helped lift May vehicle sales by 5.7 percent to 195,571 vehicles, said Dennis DesRosiers of DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, offsetting a 1.7 percent drop in car sales.

  • Economy shifting into high gear?     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 3:37 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau and Steve Liesman discuss what the huge surge in May auto sales say about housing and the strength of the U.S. economy.

  • May auto sales rate: 16.77 million vehicles     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 2:28 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports May's monthly auto sales rate is the highest since February 2007.

  • Hyundai May sales up 3%     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 2:01 PM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau breaks down better-than-expected auto sales in May.

  • General Motors Co and Chrysler Group said May sales were the best for that month in seven years. Nissan Motor Co set a sales record for May and Hyundai Motor Co had its best month ever. Ford Motor Co and Toyota Motor Corp also topped forecasts.

  • Car buyers are changing—and it's helping sales Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    Increasingly, buyers are coming into showrooms because they want to—not just because they need to replace their current model.

  • WASHINGTON, June 3- New orders for U.S.-made factory goods rose for a third straight month in April and top automakers reported strong vehicle sales in May, boosting the outlook for second-quarter economic growth. Everything looks set for solid growth in the second half of this year, "said Gus Faucher, senior economist at PNC Financial Services Group.

  • Car sales zoom; US in higher gear?     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 1:03 PM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight to what strong May U.S. auto sales data says about the overall economy. Phil LeBeau, weighs in.

  • Ford Canada takes top spot for May vehicle sales Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 12:18 PM ET

    TORONTO, June 3- Ford Motor Co of Canada Ltd said on Tuesday that it led Canadian auto sales in May, despite a 2.3 decline in total sales to 31,754 vehicles. Automakers in the United States reported higher-than-expected new car sales in May on Tuesday, underpinning a broader economic recovery.

  • Clean sweep for major automakers     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports on strong showroom sales from Chrysler, Ford, GM and Nissan in May. LeBeau says all the major automakers beat the Street's estimates last month.

  • Cramer: GM May sales remarkable     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 9:31 AM ET

    General Motors May U.S. sales were up 12.6 percent. CNBC's Jim Cramer and David Faber remark on both General Motors and Ford's strong May U.S. sales data.

  • Strong sales from General Motors & Ford     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 9:30 AM ET

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports May U.S. sales data from General Motors and Ford. Ford had its best retail May since 2004.

  • Tesla goes mass market, sort of     Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 7:42 AM ET

    David Shepardson, Washington Bureau Chief and Automotive Reporter, The Detroit News, and CNBC's Phil LeBeau discuss the newest models from Tesla, and why their model numbers spell S-E-X.

  • Self-driving cars are coming, but questions linger Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 4:22 PM ET

    By 2035, three out of four vehicles sold around the world will have autonomous technology, according to Ernst & Young.

  • GM investigation reaching pivotal moment Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 1:50 PM ET
    Anton Valukas

    Former U.S. Attorney Anton Valukas is expected to deliver the results of his independent investigation to GM's CEO and board.

  • Automakers including Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co sold a total of 363,370 vehicles, data from the Japan Automobile Dealers Association and Japan Light Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Association showed.

  • Auto buyers set new records, load up longer loans Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 2:00 AM ET

    Americans are more comfortable taking on debt, with auto buyers borrowing a record amount in the first quarter with the average monthly high of $474.

  • A future with high-tech roads that generate power Saturday, 31 May 2014 | 12:00 PM ET
    Artist's rendition of a solar roadway, by Solar Roadways

    Two companies believe roadways could also become energy sources, and are thinking up ways to make the concept a reality.

  • Self-driving cars rewriting rules of the road Friday, 30 May 2014 | 4:15 PM ET
    Google's driverless car prototype

    States are passing laws allowing driverless cars, but they are finding it's not easy.

  • Think a hybrid's really that efficient? Think again Friday, 30 May 2014 | 1:32 PM ET
    2014 Honda Accord Hybrid Touring

    The 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid became the latest among a growing list to take a hit for what some call misleading mileage claims.