Autos

New Car Sales Expected to Drop in June, but Volkswagen Will Surge

New car sales are expected to drop 4% in June, a sign that the impressive run in the new auto market has not only plateaued but could be in trouble. ...
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Fiat Slaughtered in Car Quality Survey

The data on sales and product quality just keep getting worse for the Fiat brand of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU). It is a wonder the parent company even ...
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Troubled Volvo Gets Horrible Quality Rating

The widely followed J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study was released recently. Among the 33 brands measured, Volvo ranked 31st. It is a stinging rebuke for a company that ...
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Uber’s CEO Travis Kalanick Leaves

After several large shareholders demanded his resignation, Travis Kalanick has left Uber, the company he founded and of which he was chief executive officer. The New York Time reported the ...
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Ford F-150 Gets More Aluminum, Diesel Engine for 2018

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) on Friday introduced its 2018 model year F-150 pickup, sporting a smaller V-6 gasoline-powered engine the company says improves on its EPA-estimated gas mileage, along ...
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Fiat Chrysler Slams Ford in May EU Sales

The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) reported Friday that new vehicle registrations in the European Union rose 7.6% in May compared with new registrations in May of 2016. New registrations ...
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Subprime Loans Fall, Easing Concerns Over Borrowers’ Ability to Pay Them

The share of subprime auto loans fell to a 10-year low in the first quarter, according to Experian's first-quarter “State of the Automotive Finance Market” report, easing fears that borrowers ...
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Is Fiat Chrysler in Trouble After WVU Emissions Test Failures?

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) was found to have some discrepancies in its emissions by West Virginia University researchers, up to 20 times the legal limit. The U.S. Department ...
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Forecast of $7 Trillion Driverless Car Industry by 2050

While it is not possible to predict anything three decades away, Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) has tried to. In a new survey it commissioned, the forecast is that the driverless, ...
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Tesla Scores Mega-Bull Analyst Call

Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) is frequently referred to as an overvalued car-maker. After all, its $60 billion market value is 15% more than GM and one-third larger than Ford. The ...
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Lincoln SUVs Slammed for Poor Headlights

The new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study of headlight safety among sport utility vehicles was disappointing for manufacturers. Ford Motor Co.'s (NYSE: F) Lincoln division should be particularly ...
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What Do Short Sellers Know About Ford’s Dwindling Future?

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) saw an incredible surge in its short interest for the most recent period. This comes on the heels of Ford ousting its chief executive and ...
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Chevy Offers 17% On Troubled Silverado Pickup

GM's (NYSE: GM) Chevy has struggled to sell its Silverado pick up this year. One of its solutions is massive discounts. A current one offers 17% off on one of ...
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GM Cars Top Annual Rankings as the Most American

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) remains atop the list of an annual study ranking of which vehicles are most American, at a time when where cars are made has become ...
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Why One of the Most Expensive Mercedes Cars Gets Poor Ratings

Mercedes' hulking sport utility vehicle (SUV), the G63 AMG, looks like a massive box on wheels. With the set of upgrades Mercedes offers, its price tops $150,000. One of the ...
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