Auto Industry

GM Expected to Post Small 3Q Earnings Gain

General Motors Co. expects to report higher earnings and revenues this week as the automotive industry remains hot.


Jury Rules Against Toyota in Fatal Crash

A jury in Oklahoma City said Toyota Motor Corp. was at fault in a 2007 crash that killed a woman and was blamed on a Camry accelerating on its own.


F-Series Lifts Ford Profit, Outlook

Ford Motor's third-quarter profit beat estimates and boosted its outlook for the year on rising demand for F-Series pick-ups in North America and progress on shrinking its losses in Europe, the company reported.


Focus, Corolla Word's Best-selling Cars

Ford claimed top honors for its Focus compact during the first half of the year as the world's top-selling car, but Toyota claims its Corolla is the best seller -- though not necessarily by that name.


Harley-Davidson Earnings, Sales up Sharply

Harley-Davidson's earnings and motorcycle sales rose sharply in the third quarter compared with the same period a year ago, the company reported Tuesday.


The Benefits of the Driverless Car

A new study says self-driving vehicles could eliminate most traffic deaths, significantly reduce congestion and provide tens of billions of dollars in economic benefits.


Hyundai Redesigns Sonata, Genesis

Optimism over Hyundai's first major makeover of its key models in about five years may fizzle as some industry insiders question whether the redesigns are too conservative for international tastes.


Hyundai Recalls Genesis to Fix Brakes

Hyundai decided to recall about 27,500 Genesis luxury cars Monday, just a few hours after the U.S. government opened an investigation into problems with their brakes.


Micro Hybrid Battery Goes Farther for Less Money

As the auto industry races to give cars more miles to the gallon without the added cost of a full-scale hybrid or electric car, a new style of battery designed by Johnson Controls in Milwaukee is entering the fray: the micro hybrid.


Virginia May Repeal Tax on Hybrids

Del. Tom Rust said he'll seek to repeal the $64-a-year tax on hybrid-vehicle tax included in the 2013 transportation legislation.


GM Boosts Prices as Pickup Truck Battle Rages

General Motors is increasing the sticker price of its base 2014 Chevrolet Silverado by nearly $2,100.


Recession Changed Used Car Business

The Great Recession changed many things, including the used car business -- for both sellers and buyers.


Tesla Shares Rise on Higher Sales Expectations

An analyst raised the target price for Tesla Motors, noting a greater interest in electric vehicles.


Nissan Builds 10 Millionth Vehicle in Tennessee

Nissan marked two milestones Tuesday with the first U.S.-produced 2014 Nissan Rogue rolling off the line in Smyrna, Tenn., as the facility's 10 millionth vehicle.


Hybrids, Diesels, EVs Lift MPG Figures

Americans may not be as impressed with high mpg ratings now that gas prices are falling, but the poor showing of "fuel-efficient" pickups, SUVs and minivans can end up costing more than you might think.


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