Auto Industry

Discounts Help U.S. Auto Sales Sizzle in July

Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and Nissan all saw double-digit sales gains and General Motors' sales were up 9 percent over last July. Honda and Volkswagen saw declines.

Chrysler U.S. Sales in July Hit 9-Year High

Chrysler says its U.S. sales rose 20 percent in July from a year ago, its best performance for the month in nine years, pumped up by a 41 percent surge in Jeep sales.

Tesla reports profit, progress on 'Gigafactory'

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on Thursday pointed to Nevada as the leading site for the electric-car maker's much-anticipated Gigafactory, a $5 billion project that could create up to 6,500 jobs.Musk says excavation has begun at a site near Reno, but Tesla will await action by Nevada's legislature and governor before naming it as the official site. California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas are ...

Ford Tremor: Easy to Park, Hard to Pay For

Ford introduced its 2014 Tremor sport truck to generate buzz as the current F-150 pickup enters its last few months of production, and perhaps as a preemptive strike against the new midsize Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon.

Hyundai Recalls Sonatas to Fix Gear Shifters

Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata midsize sedan to fix problems with the gear shift levers.

Chrysler Recalls Fiat 500Ls to Fix Knee Air Bags

Chrysler is recalling just under 30,000 Fiat 500L small cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a problem with air bags that protect knees in a crash.

Jeep Grand Cherokee: Long, Roomy Ride

The flagship of the Jeep line -- the five-passenger Grand Cherokee SUV -- is both a grand and high-mileage traveler for 2014.

Honda's Profit Up on Asian Sales Growth

Honda's quarterly profit surged nearly 20 percent on demand for remodeled cars in Japan and elsewhere in Asia.

Suzuki Recalls Nearly 26,000 Cars for Fire Risk

Suzuki is recalling nearly 26,000 midsize cars in the U.S. because the daytime running light modules can overheat and could cause a fire.

Renault Profits Rise Thanks to Cost Cuts

French carmaker Renault says its profits in the first half of the year rose, partly thanks to lower costs as its revenue dropped.

Is California Going to Land Tesla's Battery Plant?

If Tesla Motors decides to build its $5 billion battery factory in California, Stockton appears to be the leader.

Ford Bumps Price of New F-150

Ford is raising the price of its new aluminum-sided pickup truck, but still trying to stay competitive with rivals.

VW Site Could Mean Another 2,000 Jobs for Chattanooga

Some 300 acres that Volkswagen is freeing up at Enterprise South industrial park in Chattanooga for potential suppliers ultimately could add another 20 companies and 2,000 jobs, economic developers say.

RV Sales See Highest Increase Post Great Recession

Recreation Vehicle sales are at the highest they been since the Great Recession began, according to industry experts, who cited stabilized fuel prices and low interest rates for the increase.

Nissan Profits Rise on Growth in U.S., China

Nissan's quarterly profit rose nearly 37 percent, helped by a favorable exchange rate and healthy sales in North America and China.

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