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Best New Car Brands of 2019

One of the most carefully followed new car brand rating reports -- the J.D. Power 2019 Initial Quality Survey -- was released today. The survey influences new car buyers as ...
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More – and Older — Vehicles Now Traveling on US Roads

There were 276 million light duty vehicles cruising U.S. roads and highways at the end of the first quarter of 2019. That's up about 1.7% compared with the first quarter ...
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Auto Dealer Sentiment Still Negative in Q2

U.S. auto dealers are indicating that they essentially are no more or no less optimistic about demand for new cars than they were in the first quarter of 2019. Expectations ...
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Automakers to Trump: We Can Meet Clean Air Deal We Struck With Obama

A group of 17 automakers (not including Fiat Chrysler) on Thursday sent a letter to President Trump arguing that the best path for preserving industry jobs and keeping new vehicles ...
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Fiat Chrysler Kills Renault Deal

If Fiat Chrysler had been able to close a $40 billion merger with Renault, the result would be the third largest car company in the world. Europe would have a ...
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This Famous Auto Brand Sells Only 33 Cars a Day

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is in talks to merge with Renault to create the third largest car company. The new firm would have some of the world's most ...
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May Auto Prices to Jump 4% as Volumes Taper

Perhaps the most important thing saving automakers from much worse sales performance is their ability to raise prices. As an industry, the May price for a new light vehicle (car, ...
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Mexico Tariffs Kick Automakers While They Are Down

In the first four months of 2019, about 92% of the cars and trucks built in Mexico were exported to the United States. That represents about 1.03 million vehicles through ...
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Tesla Set to Price China-Built Model 3, Make Changes to California Assembly Line

Electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) reportedly is overhauling its Fremont, California, assembly lines to prepare for production of the company's new Model Y sport utility vehicle/crossover beginning later ...
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May Car Sales to Slip, Ford Set to Plunge

May U.S. car sales are expected to fall compared to the same period a year ago. It is another sign that the new car sector, which has been so healthy ...
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Do Investors Think That China’s Tesla May Outgun Its Forebear?

Nio Inc. (NYSE: NIO) reported first-quarter 2019 results Tuesday morning that were objectively awful, though not as bad as analysts had expected. The maker of premium all-electric cars for the ...
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Car Sales Forecast Slips Again as Industry Struggles to Hold Ground

Most automakers will be reporting May sales next Thursday, and the news is not expected to be very good, at least on the sales volume front. A combination of higher ...
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GM Merger With Ford Looks More Likely

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) proposed a merger with Renault that would create the world's third largest carmaker. The eroding economics of the industry make such deal more likely ...
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Americans Still Have 2 Very Big Concerns About Electric Vehicles

The main reason that U.S. consumers give for not considering the purchase of an all-electric vehicle (EV) is the lack of charging stations. In a survey published last year, AAA ...
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Tesla’s Market Value Still Almost as Large as Ford’s

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) has a market cap of just over $39 billion. Despite a near panic sell-off of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) shares over the past week, it ...
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