Automotive Retail


  • 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
    GM lays off 350 Cadillac workers

    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
    Ford's F-150's remake

    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
    New F-150 drives like regular truck: Pro

    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's big F-Series bet

    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
    October auto sales winners

    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 increases October US auto sales

    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,...