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General Motors Co narrowly missed expectations, but held on to the top spot, while Toyota Motor Corp edged Ford Motor Co for the second straight month. The lowest gasoline prices in four years helped GM and Chrysler Group, a unit of Fiat SpA, achieve double-digit gains in sales of full-size pickups, which provide the bulk of profit.
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.
DETROIT, Sept 3- Chrysler Group, a unit of Fiat SpA, handily beat analysts' expectations by showing a 20 percent gain in U.S. auto sales for August, and forecast a stronger-than-expected month for the full industry. Nissan Motor Co also beat expectations, showing a sales gain of 11.5 percent to 134,388 vehicles.
DETROIT, Sept 3- Chrysler Group, a unit of Fiat SpA, handily beat analysts' expectations by showing a 20 percent gain in U.S. auto sales for August, and forecast a stronger-than-expected month for the full industry. Chrysler said it expects U.S. auto sales to rise 3 percent form last year, which would easily top analysts' expectations of a gain of 0.1 percent.
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.
European closed mostly flat on Friday after the U.K. raised the odds of a terrorist attack on its soil to "severe" from "substantial"
Wall Street looked set to open higher on the last day of the week, albeit in low volume trade ahead of Monday's Labor Day holiday.
DETROIT, Aug 26- The Chrysler Group's Ram 1500 EcoDiesel was named the top full-size pickup truck in the U.S. market and Toyota's Highlander the top mid-size SUV by Consumer Reports, the magazine said on Tuesday.
It listed the automakers fined as the local unit of Honda Motor Co, Toyota Motor Co, Volkswagen AG and its unit Skoda Auto, BMW AG, Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz, Fiat SpA, Ford Motor Co, General Motors Co and Nissan Motor Co.. The other Indian carmakers fined were Maruti Suzuki Ltd, Hindustan Motors Ltd and Mahindra& Mahindra Ltd..
DETROIT, Aug 21- Chrysler Group is planning an extensive facelift of its full-size Ram 1500 pickup in spring 2017, but has no firm plans to follow rivals General Motors and Ford Motor Co in replacing steel body panels with aluminum until a complete redesign after 2020, industry sources told Reuters.
Qualcomm is one of at least thirty foreign firms to come under scrutiny as China seeks to enforce a 2008 anti-monopoly law- efforts some critics say have unfairly targeted overseas businesses, raising protectionism concerns.
DETROIT, Aug 18- Chrysler Group LLC said on Monday its head of U.S. sales, Reid Bigland, has been appointed to lead the Alfa Romeo brand for North America, as it prepares for a relaunch aimed at reaching sales of 150,000 in four years. He will be in charge of relaunching the sporty Alfa Romeo brand, which has not been sold in the United States and Canada since 1996..
SHANGHAI, Aug 18- German luxury car Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing regulators.
Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency reported.
SHANGHAI, Aug 18- German car maker Daimler AG's luxury brand division Mercedes-Benz has been found guilty of manipulating prices for after-sales services in China, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing authorities in Jiangsu province.
BEIJING, Aug 7- China's recent probes into Microsoft Corp and car companies including Audi and Chrysler have rekindled concerns that Beijing may be using an anti-monopoly law to support domestic firms at the expense of foreign companies.
Chrysler is owned by Fiat SpA while Volkswagen owns Audi, and both are premium brands in China. The NDRC also said it was launching a probe into Mercedes-Benz, owned by Daimler AG, and that it had finished investigating a dozen Japanese spare-part manufacturers on similar anti-trust charges.
NEW YORK/ LAS VEGAS, Aug 5- Chrysler and Nissan said they are reviewing a report by well-known cyber security experts that rates their vehicles among the three "most hackable" cars on the market, along with a General Motors model.
Gains in U.S. auto sales have been stronger than the overall economy since the recession.