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  • Nissan Set to Supply Chrysler with Small Cars Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | 7:55 PM ET

    Nissan Motor, Japan's third-biggest automaker, is set to supply Chrysler with fuel-efficient small cars, Japanese broadcaster NHK reported on Thursday.

  • Toyota Unseats Ford for No. 2 Spot; GM Slips Thursday, 3 Jan 2008 | 5:10 PM ET
    Toyota Tundra

    Toyota Motor overtook Ford Motor to become the No. 2 automaker by U.S. sales in 2007, using new products and relentless strategy to break Ford's 75-year lock on the position.

  • US Auto Sales Expected to Be Weak For December Wednesday, 2 Jan 2008 | 9:43 PM ET

    U.S. automakers were expected to report on Thursday that sales finished 2007 weakly, hurt by the housing slump and high gasoline prices, and the resulting worst sales year in a decade for the industry was seen as likely to increase pressure for further production cuts.

  • Eight Predictions For Autos in 2008 Wednesday, 19 Dec 2007 | 2:57 PM ET

    As we close out this year, I know some of you are asking, "Hey Toyota Phil (a nickname a friend gave me after accusing me of giving the Japanese automaker too much praise) what do you think will happen in the auto industry next year?" Well, since you asked, and I know some of you haven't asked, here are my prognostications for 2008.

  • GM US Sales Fall as Toyota,  Ford Report Gains Monday, 3 Dec 2007 | 3:38 PM ET

    General Motors said its U.S. light vehicle sales fell 11 percent in November as consumer demand softened, while Toyota Motor and Ford Motor defied expectations by reporting small sales increases for the month.

  • Volkswagen: Can It "Drive" Down A Successful Road? Tuesday, 27 Nov 2007 | 11:03 AM ET

    It's hard for me to find a more perplexing automaker than Volkswagen. Mainly because it is a brand and a company with so much potential, so much brand loyalty, and yet, from my perspective, it has not achieved what it should.

  • Nissan Recalls US Cars, Engine May Stop Running Friday, 23 Nov 2007 | 1:32 PM ET

    Japan's Nissan Motor said on Thursday it will recall 713,986 Altima and Sentra cars in North America, mostly in the United States, because their engines may suddenly stop running.

  • Holiday Wish List: Which Car Do You Want As A Gift? Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | 9:03 AM ET
    2009 Nissan GT-R

    When I was walking around the Los Angeles Auto Show last week, I remarked to a friend of mine how impressed I am with Nissan's GT-R. I am usually not the type to geek out on the chance to drive a new car, but with the GT-R, I am.

  • Ford Drops While Rivals Gain in Auto Sales Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | 2:42 PM ET
    Ford

    Ford's U.S. sales fell 9.3 percent in October, leaving it slightly behind rival Toyota, which reported a 4.5 percent sales increase for last month.

  • US Auto Sales Seen Declining Slightly in October Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | 4:50 PM ET

    U.S. auto sales are expected to have dipped slightly in October, as stepped-up incentive spending by automakers could not totally offset the drag from continued turmoil in the U.S. housing market, analysts said.

  • Winners and Losers: Merrill, Nissan Post Solid Gains Monday, 29 Oct 2007 | 6:14 PM ET

    The Merrill Lynch saga continued Monday, with the imminent departure of Chief Executive Officer Stanley O’Neal leaving investors wondering who the board will pick to mend the struggling brokerage.

  • GM's Chevy Malibu: Will Ad Blitz Turn Heads? Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | 8:32 AM ET
    2008 Chevy Malibu

    Get ready. Here comes one of the biggest ad and marketing blitzes of the year. On TV, in magazines and on the internet--especially the internet--GM is out to prove it can still make a car we want.

  • Hyundai Thinking Of You: But Will You Think Of Them? Friday, 5 Oct 2007 | 10:12 AM ET

    Quick, when I mention Hyundai, what do you think? If it's along the lines of "well made cars for the middle and entry level markets" you are not alone. In fact, this reputation for solid but inexpensive cars has the Korean automaker at a crossroads.

  • Chevy's Hybrids To Be Game Changers? Maybe Not Thursday, 27 Sep 2007 | 11:33 AM ET

    After sucking fumes behind Toyota and its popular Prius, GM is stepping up to the plate with the next generation of hybrids. They are called 2-mode hybrids because they get electric motor assist in the city AND on the highway. GM unveil the first of these 2-mode hybrids today at the Texas State Fair in Dallas...

  • Toyota's U.S. Sales Fall While GM Posts Gain Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 5:44 PM ET
    Toyota and GM

    Toyota said August U.S. sales fell 2.8%, citing weaker consumer confidence due to a meltdown in subprime mortgages.  GM said U.S. sales rose more than 5%.

  • Nissan U.S. August Sales Up 6.3 Percent Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 12:23 PM ET

    Nissan Motor posted a 6.3 percent increase in August U.S. sales from a year earlier, boosted by gains for its flagship Altima sedan, the automaker's U.S. sales chief said on Tuesday.

  • New Cars Setting New Records for Gas Mileage Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | 8:07 AM ET
    2007 Toyota Prius

    New vehicles are expected to set records for average gas mileage in 2007, driven by improved technology and demand for fuel-efficient vehicles, the government reported.

  • U.S. Auto Sales Tumble in July Wednesday, 1 Aug 2007 | 3:21 PM ET
    Mercedes Benz.

    U.S. auto sales dropped in July as weakness in the housing market sapped demand, increasing pressure on the embattled Detroit-based automakers and hitting Toyota Motor with its first sales decline in almost three years.

  • Nissan Motor, Japan's third-largest automaker, posted a 3.2% drop in quarterly operating profit as a worsening product mix favoring smaller, cheaper cars hit margins, and kept its full-year forecasts unchanged despite the weaker yen.

  • United Auto Workers Start Talks With GM, Ford Tuesday, 24 Jul 2007 | 4:51 AM ET

    The jokes came quickly as officials of Ford Motor stretched across a conference room table Monday to shake the hands of United Auto Workers negotiators and formally kick off contract talks.