Automotive Retail


  • Ditlow's advice for minivan buyers     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:04 PM ET

    Clarence Ditlow, Center for Auto Safety, responds to the IIHS video series revealing the danger with some minivans.

  • New threat on the road: Minivans     Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    A look at video of minivan crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, with CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Arizona sues General Motors for $3B over recalls Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:58 AM ET
    Mary Barra, CEO of GM.

    Arizona State said it had filed a lawsuit against General Motors claiming the automaker deliberately put the public at risk by intentionally concealing safety defects to avoid the cost of recalls.

  • Minivan crash test 'among the worst we've ever seen' Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    The Nissan Quest minivan during the IIHS safety test

    A new series of crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety revealed troubling results for minivans that are often perceived as safe.

  • LA Auto Show drooling over Mercedes-Maybach     Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:33 PM ET

    Steve Cannon, Mercedes-Benz USA President & CEO, and CNBC's Phil LeBeau, introduce the 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600 at the Los Angeles Auto Show.

  • Ford upgrades Explorer as SUV boom speeds up Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 12:01 AM ET

    Ford is rolling out a re-designed Explorer, a move that will allow it to cash in on America's rediscovered love of large SUV's.

  • Wave goodbye to the two-car family Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 1:57 PM ET

    KPMG predicts that in about 25 years, fewer than half of U.S. households will own more than one vehicle.

  • *Catch-up effects in south Europe driving demand- analyst. Sales rose in all major markets except France, highlighting that country's struggle to kick-start growth. Passenger car registrations in the European Union and European Free Trade Area rose to 1.11 million vehicles last month from 1.05 million in October 2013, the Association of European Carmakers...

  • European car sales rise for 14th straight month Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 3:59 AM ET

    MILAN— The European car market continued its recovery in October, recording a 6.5 percent increase in sales to 1,072,837 units. Spain grew by 26 percent, Britain by 14 percent and Italy, despite the continuing recession, by more than 9 percent. Powerhouse Germany saw a more modest increase of 3.7 percent.

  • Dealers forecast US auto sales of 16.9m in 2015 Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 3:46 PM ET

    DETROIT— The National Automobile Dealers Association predicts U.S. sales of new cars and trucks will hit a 10- year high of 16.94 million in 2015.. The group says rising employment and wages, continued low interest rates and lower gas prices will help increase sales next year. U.S. auto sales are expected to reach 16.4 million this year.

  • Four years after GM IPO, shares stuck in neutral Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:54 AM ET
    GM returns to the US stock market on November 18, 2010

    For much of the last four years the automaker's stock has traded below $33, which was where it priced back in 2010.

  • Driver faces $14K parking bill for abandoned Merc Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:14 AM ET

    A driver has racked up at least £9,490 ($14,836) in parking fees after abandoning their Mercedes Benz in a U.K. parking lot for two years.

  • Jeep sales in high gear despite repeated knocks Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 5:00 AM ET
    The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk.

    Jeep remains the hottest brand in the auto business despite several surveys calling the SUV one of the poorest in the industry for quality.

  • 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.

  • China auto sales hold steady in October Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 4:30 AM ET

    BEIJING— China's auto sales growth held steady in October after a long decline, while local brands regained market share from global rivals, an industry group reported Friday. Sales of passenger vehicles rose 6.4 percent to 1.7 million vehicles, in line with September's growth, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers.

  • 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

    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.