Smart car

How Gas Prices Affect Car Buyers

As gasoline prices were dropping from near $100 a barrel in July to under $50 a barrel in January, U.S. car sales began skewing toward less fuel-efficient categories. Sales of ...
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Cadillac Gets High Rating for Quality

Cadillac can barely sell any cars, compared to its three Germany competitors and the luxury divisions of Japanese companies. However, General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) brand can point to a ...
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Fiat 500L Trekking

Chrysler Flunks Dependability Study

Of the 33 automobile brands ranked in the 2015 U.S. vehicle dependability study conducted by J.D. Power, three of the bottom five brands belong to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (NYSE: ...
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Volvo driverless car

Can Volvo Make a Driverless Car That People Will Buy?

No test tracks, no professional drivers, just real people on real roads around Gothenburg, Sweden. That is the plan for 100 driverless cars that Volvo wants to hit the Swedish ...
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Mercedes-Benz Recalls Nearly 150,000 Cars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) handled 26 recall, investigation or complaint notices affecting 2014 model year vehicles sold in the United States by Mercedes-Benz. That is one more ...
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BMW 5 series 2014

BMW Shares Pound US Companies

Shares of BMW (Bayerische Motoren Werke) have risen almost 33% in the past 12 months. U.S. automakers’ stocks, by comparison, have added less than 10% to their share prices. The ...
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traffic jam

New Car Fuel Economy Up 22% Since 2008

Between model years 2008 and 2014, new vehicle sales in the United States totaled nearly 95 million cars and light trucks. Mileage ratings on those new cars improved almost 22%, ...
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2015 Impala

Best Family Cars for 2015

There could be as many “best” family cars as there are families, but then what would we have to talk about and argue over? The analysts and editors at Kelley ...
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Why GM’s Shares Have Surged

All is forgiven, based on the movement of General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) shares recently. Record recalls, trouble in Europe and what some thought were modest U.S. sales have not kept the ...
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General Motors headquarters

What Happens If GM Loses Its Bankruptcy Shield?

When the predecessor to General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) filed for bankruptcy protection in 2009, one item that was mostly left behind for the “old GM” to deal with was ...
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Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce to Build an SUV

In the category of things we didn’t know we needed there must surely have been a spot for a sport utility vehicle (SUV) built by Rolls-Royce. That spot is about ...
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VW Tiguan 2014

Volkswagen Takes 25% of Europe Car Market

Car sales, based on registrations, rose 6.7% in the European Union during January to 999,157. Volkswagen had an extraordinary 25% market share. Despite its size, VW sales rose at the ...
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Opel Adam

GM’s Europe Sales Surge in January

After years of trouble in Europe, General Motors Co.'s (NYSE: GM) sales turned sharply higher in January, outpacing the region's overall performance. The results, driven by results of GM's Opel/Vauxhall ...
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traffic jam

As Recalls Hit 64 Million, Car Sales Soar

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 63.95 million vehicles were recalled last year, which is a record. That did not affect what was close to another near record -- car sales ...
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Tesla Stumbles on Deliveries, Targets 57% Jump in Production

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 earnings after markets closed on Wednesday. For the quarter, the electric car maker posted an adjusted diluted earnings per share ...
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