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Detroit Auto Show 2011

In Focus

  • General Motors Charges Ahead     Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 7:13 AM ET

    Discussing GM's road to recovery and the company's global initiative, with Stephen Girsky, General Motors vice chairman.

News & Analysis

  • Crossover Becomes Mainstream
    By: Mark Koba
    Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 1:19 PM ET

    "It's really the major area of sales growth these days," says John McEleney, President of McEleney Chevrolet Toyota in Clinton, Iowa. "Crossovers have a lot more appeal as people move away from minivans."

  • There's a Car In There Somewhere Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 1:20 PM ET

    Automakers are integrating all manner of new technology into their vehicles, and while it's safe to say people don’t generally buy a car just for its cool technological features, you’d never know it by Detroit's marketing efforts.

  • Electric-Vehicle Push Charges Up Suppliers Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 1:19 PM ET

    With the first mass-scale electric vehicles rolling off US car lots, companies big and small  are developing charging systems and outlets.

  • A Natural Solution To The Crude-Oil Crunch Friday, 7 Jan 2011 | 1:20 PM ET

    Natural-gas powered vehicles have taken a backseat to hybrids and electric ones, but proponents say they are a natural fit with America's energy supply. What's now a novelty could become a viable alternative with the right infrastructure and government incentives in place.

  • Ford's Firing On All Cylinders     Monday, 10 Jan 2011 | 7:29 AM ET

    Ford brand sales rose 21.6 percent in 2010, with Alan Mulally, Ford Motor president & CEO, and CNBC's Phil LeBeau.

  • Big Plans For The Much-Maligned Minivan  Tuesday, 4 Jan 2011 | 11:11 AM ET

    Could driving a minivan, the ultimate embodiment of the suburban family vehicle, ever be considered cool? The New York Times reports.

CNBC Originals

  • Ford: Fast Track To Success Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 8:30 AM ET

    Go behind the scenes at Ford to see its astonishing comeback just a few years after near collapse.

Slideshows

  • Highlights From The Detroit Auto Show 2011 Tuesday, 11 Jan 2011 | 11:35 AM ET
    With over 30 new cars and trucks to be revealed to the press Monday and Tuesday for the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the American consumer will judge whether or not Motor City gets the message on what they want -- and need. There have been signs in recent months to indicate they do. "The auto industry is coming back strong from what has been a difficult economy, Paul Taylor, chief economist of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) says. "Auto sales are playing a key role in leading the e

    With over 30 new cars and trucks to be revealed for the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the American consumer will judge whether or not Motor City gets the message on what they want...and need!

  • Milestones in the Auto Industry 2011 Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | 10:56 AM ET
    The past couple of years have been very tough ones for the US auto industry, culminating in the somewhat embarrassing request for life-saving bailouts for GM and Chrysler in late 2008 and the bankruptcies that followed. Tough times are not new to U.S. automakers, who've seen their reputation and market share decline sharply in the past four decades. Amid the doom and gloom, however, has been a boom or two. Take a look at some of the milestones in the auto industry since the 1970s.

    The past couple of years have been very tough ones for the US auto industry, but this isn't a new situation for many automakers. Take a look at some of the milestones in the auto industry since the 1970s.

  • The Best of 2010 Autos Tuesday, 22 Dec 2009 | 11:26 AM ET
    Each year, the editors of  convene to test, evaluate, and debate the performance, significance, and pure enthusiast appeal of the cars that make the biggest impact. Despite the auto industry coming off its worst year in recent history, “the level of excellence found during our annual All-Stars competition was at an all-time high and the competition was strong” said Jean Jennings, president and editor-in-chief of AUTOMOBILE Magazine. “We whittled down a list of thirty-nine finalists to the ten Al

    Each year, the editors of Automobile Magazine convene to test, evaluate, and debate the performance, significance, and pure enthusiast appeal of the cars that make the biggest impact.

  • Biggest Gas Guzzlers of 2010 Wednesday, 20 Jan 2010 | 12:07 PM ET
    Many of the vehicles on this list happen to be some of the most exotic and expensive luxury cars on the market. The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy looked at the fuel economy and emissions of 2010 model cars to rank the worse 12 cars for the environment, and the vehicles on the list are either high performance luxury cars--like the Bugatti Veyron--or heavy-duty trucks--like the GMC Yukon. Take a look at the 12 worst cars for the environment.

    The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy looked at the fuel economy and emissions of 2010 model cars to rank the worst 12 cars for the environment. Check out the list!

  • Collectible Cars Of The Future Tuesday, 28 Dec 2010 | 10:40 AM ET
    For most people, automobiles are used for practical purposes. A lucky few drive expensive status symbols. But then there's the rare breed: the collector with one or even a stable full of rare, collectible cars. For these buyers, automobiles are a treasure. And an investment. For example, in May 2010, an unnamed buyer paid a record $30-plus million for a 1936 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic. The previous owner had purchased the car in 1971 for $59,000 — a hefty price at the time, no doubt — but a pret

    For some car buyers, automobiles are a treasure. And an investment. Click to see the top 10 most collectible cars of the future.

  • Most Beautiful Ferraris of All Time Friday, 25 Sep 2009 | 9:51 AM ET
    The iconic Enzo Ferrari helped build a multi-billion dollar corporation that it is today and in the process assembled some of the most beautiful cars in the world.  In the long history of the company there has been a wide range of impressive and rare cars produced, but which are truly the most beautiful?To answer this question, Ferrari Historian and expert Marcel Massini has put together his list of the 15 most beautiful Ferraris of all time. Massini is an editor for two international Ferrari ma

    In the long history of the company there has been a wide range of impressive and rare cars produced, but which Ferraris are truly the most beautiful? Find out!

  • The Most Desirable Porsches Monday, 11 Jan 2010 | 5:51 AM ET
    Over the years, Porsche has assembled some of the most coveted sports cars in the world. Built on the founding family's name, Porsche is now a multibillion dollar corporation creating high-performance luxury cars known for their speed and style.  Here, internationally recognized Porsche historian sifts through these amazing automobiles and chooses some of the most desirable and rare Porsches ever made. What are the most desirable Porsches? Click ahead to see Raskin's picks! “Fast Bucks: How Pors

    Internationally recognized Porsche historian Lee Raskinsifted through these amazing automobiles and choose some of the most desirable and rare Porsches ever made.

  • 10 Most Iconic GM Models of All Time Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010 | 10:23 AM ET
    One of the world’s largest automakers, General Motors has been manufacturing cars since it was founded as a holding company for Buick in 1908. Since then, GM has sold millions of vehicles annually, and many of these models have become staples of American culture. To get an idea of which GM models are the most iconic and important over the company’s history, Karl Brauer, Senior Analyst & Editor-at-Large at listed his top picks. Some of the models launched iconic lines, others marked the beginning

    To get an idea of which GM models are the most iconic, Karl Brauer, Senior Analyst & Editor-at-Large at Edmunds.com listed his top picks.

  • Largest US Auto-Related Recalls Friday, 7 May 2010 | 1:34 PM ET
    Toyota has recalled more than 8 million vehicles worldwide since October, with  5.6 million of those in the United States, making it one of the largest US auto-related recalls of all time.In April, the company agreed to a record $16.4 million fine for its slow response in recalling vehicles due to a problem with sticking gas pedals — the equivalent of a little more than $2 for every vehicle the company sold around the globe in 2009. It's a big and costly recall for Toyota. But how does it compar

    So how does the recent Toyota recall compare to other major recalls in the past? Here, we break down the largest US auto-related recalls of all time.

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