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  • Chinese Company Aims to Become Top SUV Maker

    Chinese automaker Great Wall wants to become one of the world's major makers of sports utility vehicles (SUV). Kaori Enjoji reports.

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    Despite problems in the U.S. economy, including persistently high unemployment, the automotive industry is a bright spot that gives AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson confidence.

  • AutoNation CEO on Q1 Earnings Beat

    Mike Jackson, AutoNation chairman & CEO, discusses his company's Q1 results, reporting EPS of $0.56 vs. $0.53 est, on revenues of $3.7B vs. $3.59B est.

  • The Hyundai Elantra is viewed on the floor of the the New York International Auto Show April 20, 2011 in New York City.

    Hyundai and Kia are looking to boost sales in a slowing, but crowded, China car market by positioning themselves as quality brands.

  • Lola racecar

    The open-cockpit Lola SP/300R, capable of a top speed of 180 miles per hour, is specifically designed for the nonprofessional road racer — one who has $125,000 to spend on weekend fun.

  • BMW China Dealership - VIP Dining Room

    Walk into the BMW Beijing Huadebao Auto showroom and you quickly see why China has become a huge focus for the German luxury automaker.

  • A worker installs solar panels at the Lieberose Solar Park in Lieberose, Germany.

    It's not a question of which alternative fuel will replace crude oil, but which renewable sources will help reduce America’s reliance on it.

  • Maserati dealers in Italy are reporting a 80 percent drop in the first quarter compared to the same period last year, according to a Reuters report, due to a crackdown by the Italian government’s T-men—the Guardia di Finanza, or tax police.

  • Beijing, China

    In a country where gas is more expensive than the U.S. ($4.42/gal), where the roads and highways and are still being built out, and where congestion chokes the traffic in big cities, China's love of the SUV runs strong.

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    As more than ninety automakers rolled out their newest models at the Beijing Auto Show Monday, there is growing optimism the industry will avoid production shutdowns due a shortage of a resin used in auto parts.

  • GM's CEO on Auto Sales in China

    GM sold more vehicles in China than in the U.S. last year. Dan Akerson, General Motors chairman & CEO, expects auto sales to rise 10% this year in China and discusses GM restoring its 50/50 partnership with China's SAIC.

  • Mercedes-Benz new Concept Style Coupe.

    Mercedes is taking another crack at a small luxury car and this one, coming to the big auto show in Beijing, looks like a winner.

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    One year after the auto industry was hit by parts and components shortages following an earthquake and tsunami in Japan, automakers are scrambling to avoid a repeat of what happened last year.

  • 1965 Ford Mustang Number 1

    Given the history of Ford’s Mustang, I shouldn’t have been surprised at the reaction I heard this morning to an article in the Wall Street Journal.

  • American Axle

    Global competition has decimated U.S. manufacturing. But writing off Detroit and other rust towns is premature. Community leaders are proving sturdy American plants that once made cars and auto parts can be repurposed for vibrant, second lives.

  • GM’s share of the U.S. market in the first quarter was 17.5%, its lowest level since 1922.

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    A new study finds only about a third of hybrid owners buy another hybrid. USA Today reports.

  • Zipcar CEO on Honda Partnership

    Zipcar announces that Honda will become a preferred partner with a specific focus on hybrid and electric vehicles. Scott Griffith, Zipcar chairman and CEO, discusses the new partnership, the car sharing business, and rising gas prices.

  • In December 2011, Kelley Blue Book ran a  about the best redesigned cars for 2012. The automobiles varied from Mercedes-Benz convertibles to Honda SUV’s to Volkswagen Beetles, and the descriptions were festooned with words like “bolder” and “sexier,” and even “grrrr.”This kind of language is what car companies hope to hear when an automobile is redesigned. They want to hear that old flaws have been addressed and new elements have been introduced that will make it more desirable to the consumer.U

    Read ahead for a list of redesigned cars that not only didn’t improve on the existing models, but may have made buyers wish they could have the old models back.

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    Back in 2008 when gas prices spiked above $4 a gallon, the demand for hybrids was so great dealers charged more than the MSRP for some models and had waiting lists of buyers more than willing to pay up for a gas-electric car. Compare that with the way people are looking at hybrids right now.