Amid all the hoopla about today's launch of the Tata Nano was a question and answer about when the $2,500 micro car might be on sales in the U.S. Tata CEO Ratan Tata said that it is conceivable his company could modify a European version of the Nano to meet U.S. safety standards within three years
Talk about a strange juxtaposition. On the same day Rolls Royce is bringing its new "Baby Rolls" to New York, the world's least expensive, "mass market" car is rolling out in India. The Tata Nano and Rolls Royce 200 EX. One will cost roughly $2,500, the other will be at least 100 times more expensive.
Life in limbo is costing GM and Chrysler. New numbers show the residual values of GM and Chrysler cars have taken a hit. Meanwhile, another survey of car buyers shows a sizable drop in the percentage of buyers who are considering buying a GM or Chrysler.
Stocks slid in the final hour of trading Thursday as investors were initially encouraged by efforts by Citigroup to boost capital but started cashing in some profits, particularly in sectors that have seen big runups like financials.
British luxury carmaker Jaguar surged to the top of J.D. Power and Associates' closely watched vehicle dependability study this year, tying Buick for the No. 1 spot and dethroning Lexus for the first time since the Japanese luxury brand has been a part of the survey.
The announcement by the Treasury Department that it will provide up to $5 Billion in federal aid is the next move by President Obama's auto task force to help the auto industry avoid a collapse.
What a difference a week makes. The combination of a market bounce, favorable news from GM, and reports of Ford planning to offer a $2.95 Billion in TALF-related bonds have sent shares of Ford and GM surging in the last week.
Shares of Ford were trading up on word that Ford planned to issue a $2.95 billion bond backed by auto receivables is an indication that the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (TALF) is finally becoming real.
Congress is once again kicking around the idea of giving people an incentive to trade in their old car or truck for a newer, more fuel efficient model. It's an idea that has sparked demand for new cars in other countries around the world. And frankly, it is one of the few incentive programs that is a win/win situation.
After a rocky start, stocks barreled higher Tuesday fueled by a surge in techs and a report that showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February. Even banks posted strong gains.
Stocks struggled to hold gains Tuesday as investors were encouraged by a report that showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February but banks wobbled.
Two weeks before the deadline for President Obama's Auto Task Force to decide whether or not to lend Chrysler, GM and suppliers billions more in Federal aid, Chrysler CEO is very clear: he needs a decision.
Stocks struggled at the open Tuesday as investors were encouragd by a report that showed new home construction unexpectedly jumped in February but banks wobbled.
After almost a month of virtual silence by nearly everyone involved in the auto bailout talks, the primary players are starting to talk.
For pure "car lovers", the re-birth of the Chevy Camaro is like an early Christmas gift. A modern day muscle car (base sticker $22,995) built for people who live for the thrill of the drive. But...
When a stock trades down around $2.50 a share it's dangerous to make too much out of a dramatic move up or down.
Today, General Motors announced it no longer needs a $2 Billion dollar loan from the Treasury Department this month.
Schwarzenegger has come to personify what many in the domestic auto industry can't stand. He is unabashed in his belief auto makers can and should make cleaner, more fuel efficient vehicles.
Remember when Ford CEO Alan Mulally took over the top job at the auto maker and boldly pronounced, "We will win with great cars!"? I do. I remember thinking, "Well, this will be interesting to see if Ford can truly become competitive in cars."
Tonight Show host Jay Leno knows that. Which is one reason he is bringing "Jay's Comedy Stimulus Plan" to Detroit on April 7th and giving away tickets to anyone who says they are unemployed.