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  • Auto Sales Could Rebound Next Year: Toyota Exec Monday, 20 Jul 2009 | 5:10 PM ET

    Auto sales could bounce back to the $12- to 13-million annual sales rate within a year, Toyota Motor's North American President Yoshi Inaba said Monday.

  • The new man in charge of Toyota North America, Yoshi Inaba, is focused on getting the Japanese auto maker back on track in the states by making decisions faster and getting closer to the customer.

  • Ford Pushes Fuel Economy, For a Price Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 11:34 AM ET
    Ford

    Boulder, Colorado is the perfect place to try out Ford's new EcoBoost engine. After all, zipping up Flagstaff Mountain in a Ford Flex is the way to truly feel the increased torque you get with EcoBoost.

  • New Cars Coming Closer To Giving Us What We Want Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | 9:43 AM ET

    It's the one thing auto execs constantly worry about. Making sure the launch of a new or re-designed model hits the target. It sounds simple, but historically there are numerous cases where an auto maker puts a new car or truck in showrooms and it falls short of expectations. Sometimes woefully short.

  • $8.6 Million For Your Thoughts Mr. Wagoner Wednesday, 15 Jul 2009 | 9:46 AM ET
    Rick Wagoner

    Whatever you think, and I know many of you reading this believe the guy ran GM into the ground and is now gone so who cares about him, what Wagoner thinks remains a mystery. Ever since the White House fired him at the end of March, Wagoner has been silent. As GM went in and out of bankruptcy, he said nothing publicly.

  • Lightning Round OT: Honda, Merck and More Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 10:30 PM ET

    The Lightning Round is extended in this CNBC.com exclusive feature.

  • Cutting Sponsorships The Start of GM Make Over Tuesday, 14 Jul 2009 | 11:32 AM ET
    General Motors logo

    Taking full advantage of bankruptcy court, and the ability to drop contracts it no longer wants, GM is dumping dozens of sponsorships around the country.

  • Auto Task Force Shifts Gears Without Rattner Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | 6:17 PM ET

    Like the whirlwind trips in and out of bankruptcy for GM and Chrysler, Steve Rattner is leaving Washington just a few months after stepping into a high profile position with the Treasury Department. Rattner is leaving the Auto Task Force and heading back to private life in the investment world. Talk about making a splash and then getting out of town.

  • Lutz Takes Control of GM Ad Image Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | 10:16 AM ET
    Robert Lutz, as General Motors vice chairman.

    Today in Detroit, GM Vice Chair Bob Lutz is hitting the ground running in his move to change the image of the auto maker. Everything is up for review.

  • GM CEO Henderson Says New GM Must Succeed Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 4:44 PM ET
    Fritz Henderson

    GM CEO Fritz Henderson told CNBC Friday that the new GM must succeed and he said that he believes that the company will do just that.

  • Maximum Bob Goes Full Throttle For GM Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 9:04 AM ET
    Robert Lutz, as General Motors vice chairman.

    As GM emerges from bankruptcy Vice Chairman Bob Lutz, who had been scheduled to retire at the end of this year, will take over GM's marketing and communications. His mandate: change the perception of GM, its brands and models. Talk about taking on a tough job.

  • New GM Emerges in One of Worst Sales Slumps Ever Friday, 10 Jul 2009 | 8:49 AM ET
    GM auto dealership with sign.

    Once the world's largest and most powerful automaker, new GM is now cleansed of massive debt but faces a daunting task as car sales are in the worst slump in 25 years.

  • Hong Kong Blue Chips Top Money Manager's List Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 4:00 PM ET

    Third Avenue Management is betting heavily on investments in Hong Kong according to President and CEO David Barse. Forty percent of the firm's main fund are located in Hong Kong companies because some of the best and least known blue chips are there.

  • GM's Second Chance Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 3:33 PM ET

    Now comes the hard part. After 39 days in bankruptcy, shedding thousands of jobs, closing more plants, and writing off billions in debt, GM is about to exit chapter 11 protection and try to show it can finally thrive. On paper it should succeed. In reality, it still has to prove itself.

  • Klutzy Woz Becomes Auto Body Pitchman Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 3:01 PM ET
    Steve Wozniak

    Steve Wozniak's latest career move has some here in Silicon Valley scratching their heads. He's been tapped by Car West Auto Body of Danville, Calif. to hawk collision repairs.

  • Are Diesels Better Than Hybrids? Wednesday, 8 Jul 2009 | 9:32 AM ET

    Can diesel replace hybrids as the most attractive option for those who want a car powered by something other than unleaded gasoline.....The latest Intellichoice study is reason for optimism among diesel fans.

  • Residual Values Hold Up Through Bankruptcy Tuesday, 7 Jul 2009 | 9:46 AM ET

    When you have a car company going through the great unknown of bankruptcy, you take the good news when it pops up. For Chrysler, the good news is the way residual values for new Chrysler vehicles are not only holding up, but actually rebounding a bit from when the company first filed for bankruptcy. It is the kind of proof the supports the arguments from the White House and elsewhere that bankruptcy would help, not hurt, Chrysler and GM.

  • GM A Step Closer To Exiting Bankruptcy Monday, 6 Jul 2009 | 9:28 AM ET
    GM logo, General Motors logo

    If all goes as planned and GM comes out of bankruptcy Thursday afternoon the country's largest auto maker will have gone in and out of Chapter 11 in 40 days.

  • Are Gas Prices Still Scaring Car Buyers? Thursday, 2 Jul 2009 | 9:33 AM ET

    Hyundai is trying to ease consumer fears about rising gas prices by running a new promotion where buyers of most Hyundai models join a program where they never pay more than a $1.49 a gallon for the next year. As promotions go, I think it's a smart move. It will get Hyundai in the conversation with many buyers.

  • Stocks Kick Off Quarter With Rally Wednesday, 1 Jul 2009 | 5:42 PM ET

    Both the S&P and Dow rose on Wednesday, the start of the third quarter, as reassuring manufacturing data reinforced hopes that the world's economy is on the road to recovery.