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  • Look what the ladies are driving: Porsche! Friday, 26 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    In the last two years the luxury car brand Porsche has doubled its sales to woman in the U.S., with the percentage of Porsche sales to females growing to 15 percent.

  • Consumer Reports gives a Chevy its highest rating Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    In a rare move, Consumer Reports has rated a large sedan from a U.S. automaker as the best in its category - the first time in more than 20 years a domestic model has been rated the best sedan.

  • GM earnings could set stage for big second half Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 9:58 AM ET
    GM CEO Dan Akerson

    GM should post big numbers later this year, thanks largely to a wave of new models hitting U.S. showrooms. But that's only part of the storyline.

  • Auto job boom rolls on as Ford e-x-p-a-n-d-s Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 11:31 AM ET

    The move means it will add a total of 3,000 white collar jobs this year, with most of them located at the Dearborn headquarters.

  • Earnings preview: Ford trucks to haul big Q2 EPS Tuesday, 23 Jul 2013 | 9:06 AM ET
    Ford's F150 pickup.

    The Street consensus is for the automaker to earn $0.37 share on revenue of $35.24 billion, but analysts are already whispering to expect more in Wednesday's earnings reports.

  • Auto rebound bittersweet in auto towns left behind Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    A Chrysler Jeep sign is seen in front of a dealership in Hollywood, Florida.

    Four years after the auto industry bottomed out with GM and Chrysler going bankrupt, those automakers and the industry as a whole is roaring again.

  • Tesla shares plunge 14 percent Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 5:50 PM ET

    Tesla's shares, which soared to a new all-time high earlier this week, were thrown into reverse Tuesday in the biggest one-day drop the stock has seen since January 2012.

  • General Motors edges out Volkswagen in China Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 4:47 PM ET

    The race to be No. 1 in China has become a proxy for the battle the companies are waging to be the global leader in auto sales.

  • Why America is losing its gas-guzzling ways Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 1:06 PM ET

    A fundamental and dramatic shift is happening when it comes to our addiction to gasoline. The amount consumed at the pump is dropping. Here's why.

  • Red, white and blue: States most loyal to the Big 3 Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 10:55 AM ET

    Some states are more patriotic than others when it comes to buying cars and trucks from domestic automakers. Here's a look at how they stack up.

  • Trucks power strongest june auto sales since 2007 Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 12:11 PM ET
    A Ford F-150 pickup parked on the lot at the Serramonte Ford dealership in Colma, California.

    Sales came in at a pace that was much stronger than many analysts were expecting and could hit the rate of 16 million vehicles.

  • Ford leverages truck power with new F-Series Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 2:51 PM ET

    Ford is rolling out a new version of its popular F-Series truck. The Ford F-150 Tremor is a regular cab pickup with a short wheel base and Ecoboost engine.

  • ‘Most American’ automaker is American again Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 2:03 PM ET
    Ford F-150

    The country's top-selling vehicle, the Ford F-150, has a new title: "Most American." The Cars.com American-Made Index ranks the F-150 in the top spot, replacing the Toyota Camry.

  • Charge 'er up! Tesla offers quickie battery swap Friday, 21 Jun 2013 | 11:39 AM ET

    Tesla Motors will offer drivers on some routes the option to swap in a new battery rather than wait for a recharge.

  • New study sounds alarm about distracted driving Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    A new study shows drivers who use hands free cell phones to talk or send messages while on the road are more distracted than those not using a cell phone behind the wheel.

  • Chevy Volt joins electric car price war Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 5:25 PM ET
    Chevy Volt

    With Chevy Volt sales lagging and inventory backing up, General Motors is offering up to $5,000 cashback in hopes of spurring greater sales.

  • Prius sales need a charge Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 12:15 AM ET

    A decade after the Toyota Prius became a hit as the first hybrid to attract large numbers of buyers, sales of the popular car need a charge.

  • Shiny Hood Ornament's Not Enough? Light It Up! Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 2:23 PM ET
    Mercedes-Benz introduces the Illuminated Star.

    Mercedes is taking its iconic three point star and putting a new shine on it, by offering a Benz badge that illuminates.

  • Leasing Hits New High While Auto Loans Surge Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 1:19 AM ET
    A family takes delivery of their new Ford Focus at a dealership in Chongqing, China.

    Americans eager to drive a new car or truck have rediscovered leasing deals. In fact, leasing hit a new high in the first quarter according to Experian Automotive.

  • Pickups Power May Auto Sales, Strongest in 6 Years Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:56 PM ET
    Salesman Steve Ferman, center, discusses the features Dodge Ram pickup truck with Joe DeLucia at Sam Leman Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep in Peoria, Illinois, U.S

    America's resurgent housing market, along with strong demand from the booming energy sector, are pushing pickup truck sales to their strongest levels in six years.

 

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