Autos

2013 Chevrolet Volt

Chevy Volt Earns Top Safety Pick as Fiat, Nissan Falter

It may be difficult for General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) to sell the Chevy Volt, but it is by one important measure a very safe car. It won the IIHS ...
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World Cup Advertising Drives Car Shoppers to Kia, Volkswagen

Automakers that advertised during the recent World Cup soccer tournament experienced twice the online consumer interest in their cars than did non-advertisers. The biggest surge came during the period when ...
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2014 Nissan JUKE

China and U.S. Boost Nissan

The most important statement from Nissan's report on earnings for the period ending June 30: The improvement reflected particularly strong unit sales growth in the key markets of the U.S. ...
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Booming July New Car Sales Pass Volkswagen By — Again

With one exception, automakers are expected to post year-over-year sales gains in July. That exception is Volkswagen, which is looking at a year-over-year decline of 4%. Automakers are getting set ...
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GM Recalls Have Been Good for Sales

It is almost counterintuitive: a company recalls more than 28 million vehicles -- more than all car companies in the world will sell in either the United States or China ...
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GM Recalls Damage Used Car Value

When General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) recalled the more than 5 million vehicles with an ignition switch defect, the company reserved more than $1 billion to pay for its recalls ...
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Chrysler Sales Surge in July

Automakers are expected to release July sales numbers next Friday, but sales estimates have already begun to hit the tape. Sales of new vehicles are expected to post a seasonally ...
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GM Earnings Hammered Again by Recalls

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The automaker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.58 on revenues of $39.6 billion. In ...
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Ford Mustang

Ford Earnings Get European Boost for First Time in 3 Years

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) reported second-quarter 2014 results before markets opened Thursday. The automaker posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.40 on revenues of $37.4 billion. In ...
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Camaro SS 2013

GM Adds Yet Another 718,000 Vehicles to Recall Tally

General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced six recalls totaling 717,950 recent model vehicles Wednesday, just a day before the company is scheduled to announce second quarter 2014 earnings. The company ...
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Porsche Cayenne 2013

The 10 Most Appealing New Cars

Once a consumer drives a new car off the dealer lot, is the honeymoon just starting or just beginning to end? How gratifying is it for the new owner or ...
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Auto Companies Set to Invest $1 Billion, Add 3,800 Jobs

The state of Michigan's Economic Development Board announced late Tuesday that its Strategic Fund Board has approved state incentives for nine business expansions and community improvement projects and $6 million ...
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2014 F-150

GM, Ford Earnings Previews: Another Recall Rattles GM

Update: General Motors announced another six recalls on Wednesday, just ahead of the company’s scheduled earnings report on Thursday before the markets open. A total of more than 700,000 recent ...
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Jeep Cherokee

Chrysler Recall Echoes GM Ignition Switch Issue

Chrysler issued two recall notices on Tuesday, one limited to older model Jeeps and the other for a variety of current model cars and pickups. In the recall of older ...
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Mercedes Sells 419,000 Vehicles in Second Quarter

If there is any issue about whether the world's rich are getting richer, it should be settled by Mercedes sales, which reached 418,700 worldwide in the second quarter, according to ...
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