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CNNMoney: Ford cries foul on Chevy 'apocalypse' adupdated: Mon Feb 06 2012 11:24:00

General Motors ignored a request from Ford Motor Co. and ran a humorous Chevrolet truck ad during the Super Bowl that takes a slap at Ford.

CNNMoney: In Detroit, fuel economy rulesupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 12:47:00

Every auto show, these days, is "all about plug-in cars and hybrids," they say. Everyone's gawking at the cherry on top while few notice how different the ice cream underneath is.

CNNMoney: Hyundai Elantra wins car of year honorsupdated: Mon Jan 09 2012 12:28:00

Detroit automakers got shut out of honors at their hometown's auto show Monday as the Hyundai Elantra and the Range Rover Evoque won North American car and truck of the year awards.

CNNMoney: Ford F-150 buyers go for EcoBoost V6 enginesupdated: Mon Dec 12 2011 16:07:00

Last month, for the first time in 26 years, more Ford F-150 pickup buyers opted for V6 engines rather than the more traditional V8.

CNNMoney: Honda Civic Natural Gas: Green Car of the Yearupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 17:20:00

The Honda Civic Natural Gas took home Green Car Journal's 2012 Green Car of the Year award at the L.A. Auto Show on Thursday. The Civic was lauded for being the cleanest running internal combustion vehicle as certified by the EPA and the only assembly-line produced natural gas passenger model for sale on the U.S. market.

CNNMoney: Motor Trend SUV of the Year: Range Rover Evoqueupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 11:10:00

Motor Trend magazine named Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque as SUV of the Year Tuesday.

CNNMoney: GM to unveil 580 horsepower Camaro convertibleupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 15:11:00

General Motors will unveil the most powerful convertible Chevrolet has ever made at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November.

CNNMoney: Hybrid car sales: Lots of options, few takersupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 17:09:00

For all the excitement generated by every new hybrid car introduction, there is one little problem. In case you haven't noticed, hardly anyone is buying them.

CNNMoney: Maserati unveils a made-in-Detroit SUVupdated: Tue Sep 13 2011 16:27:00

The same Detroit factory workers who today are building Jeep Grand Cherokees and Dodge Durangos should soon also be assembling a new SUV for Maserati that will have an engine produced by Ferrari.

CNNMoney: Ford announces Chevy Volt competitor, C-Max Energiupdated: Wed Jul 06 2011 13:12:00

Ford will soon produce a competitor to General Motors' Chevrolet Volt.

CNNMoney: Tesla Roadster reaches the end of the lineupdated: Wed Jun 22 2011 09:50:00

The road is coming to an end for the Tesla Roadster.

Fortune: Bugatti Galibier: A family sports car for only $1.4 millionupdated: Mon Apr 04 2011 16:12:00

News item: A four-door model will be joining the lineup of Bugatti, the maker of world's fastest production car. Volkswagen AG, Bugatti's corporate parent, has given the go-ahead to build the 16C Galibier sedan, which has a 1,000 horsepower engine, a top speed of approximately 220 miles per hour, and will cost about $1.4 million.

CNNMoney: Porsche 911: It's a grocery-getter. Reallyupdated: Fri Mar 25 2011 16:28:00

A new Porsche ad campaign is touting the many practical advantages of owning one of the German automaker's iconic sports cars.

CNNMoney: Civic Hybrid owners: 'Fix' ruined my carupdated: Tue Mar 01 2011 05:24:00

Faced with complaints of battery packs in Civic Hybrids dying prematurely, American Honda Motor Co. offered a free software upgrade last summer to fix the problem. Many owners say it only made things worse.

Porsche legacy lives - at 200 mphupdated: Mon Feb 21 2011 04:45:00

Diana Magnay rides with legendary driver Walter Roehrl, who talks about the design and engineering of the Porsche 911.

Detroit auto show: Industry getting its va-va-voom backupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 17:15:00

This week, Motor City will be the epicenter of the global auto industry as the Detroit auto show opens.

CNNMoney: Chevy Volt wins top honor at Detroit showupdated: Mon Jan 10 2011 15:02:00

The plug-in Chevrolet Volt was named North American Car of the Year at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday.

CNNMoney: Motor Trend SUV of the Year: Porsche Cayenneupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 12:44:00

Motor Trend magazine named the 2011 Porsche Cayenne as the winner of its SUV of the Year Award on Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Chevy Volt takes 'Green Car of the Year' awardupdated: Thu Nov 18 2010 13:33:00

It remains to be seen if the Chevrolet Volt will be a hit with car buyers but it's doing well so far with automotive journalists.

Rare American 'muscle car' could sell for $1 millionupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 11:13:00

Once marketed to young people, classic American muscle cars now command up to $1 million at auction. Only the luckiest teenager could afford one these days.

Fortune: The Big SUV's death rattleupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 12:27:00

Looking for bright spots in auto sales so far in 2010 is like hunting for diamonds in a parking lot at Wal-Mart. You are hard pressed to find anything, and when you do, you have to examine it closely to determine its actual worth.

Survey: Cadillac Escalade SUV is the car thieves love to stealupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 00:02:00

Once again, the high-profile Cadillac Escalade SUV is the car that thieves love to steal, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute.

Fortune: Tesla's public offering: Irrational exuberanceupdated: Thu Jul 01 2010 12:16:00

While the rest of Wall Street was slumping this week, one small corner of the market was behaving like it was 1999 all over again.

CNNMoney: 2011 Ford Explorer gets domesticatedupdated: Fri May 28 2010 12:47:00

Rule number one in any industry is "adapt or die." That's why Ford Motor Co. is making some once-unthinkable changes to its next-generation version of the Ford Explorer SUV.

CNNMoney: Get ready for more Italian cars on U.S. roadsupdated: Sat Apr 24 2010 23:17:00

In the next few years, we'll be seeing more Italian cars on American roads as Fiat and Alfa Romeo return to the states after a nearly two decade absence.

CNNMoney: Mustang and Camaro in lean muscle car fightupdated: Wed Apr 21 2010 13:58:00

For a few days, Ford could boast of having the most powerful V6 in the segment with its 305 horsepower Mustang engine. But then General Motors revealed that the 304 horsepower rating on its Camaro V6 wasn't actually official. The official rating, it turned out, was 312.

CNNMoney: Toyota recalls Lexus GX 460 SUVsupdated: Mon Apr 19 2010 23:12:00

Toyota Motor Corp. has announced a recall of 2010 model year Lexus GX 460 SUVs related to an increased risk of rollover.

Toyota testing all SUVs for rollover riskupdated: Thu Apr 15 2010 10:33:00

Toyota announced Thursday it was testing all its SUVs after it suspended worldwide sales of the Lexus GX 460 because of a reported risk of rollover.

Masterpiece on wheelsupdated: Tue Mar 16 2010 11:11:00

CNN talks to automotive expert Ken Gross about a collection of rare cars at the High Museum in Atlanta.

CNNMoney: Survey: Dodge Challenger 'most satisfying' carupdated: Wed Dec 09 2009 10:03:00

The Dodge Challenger, the Chrysler Group's retro-styled muscle car, is the car best loved by its owners, according to Consumer Reports' survey of 380,000 readers of its magazine and Web site.

Tokyo Motor Show rolls out hot wheelsupdated: Wed Oct 28 2009 03:47:00

Take a glimpse of the near future. Electric vehicles and other types of eco-friendly cars are taking center stage at the 41st Tokyo Motor Show, which runs through November 4.

CNNMoney: Electric roadster maker making moneyupdated: Fri Aug 07 2009 16:04:00

Tesla Motors turned profitable for the first time in July, when the electric car manufacturer shipped a record 109 vehicles, the company said Friday.

What your car says about youupdated: Fri Jul 24 2009 09:38:00

Since there have been cars, people have chosen their rides based on what their cars say about them. AOL Autos put a list of cars before automotive industry experts to capture their take on several popular cars.

Popular new Camaros hard to getupdated: Fri Jul 17 2009 14:27:00

Do you want a 2010 Chevrolet Camaro? You'd better be prepared to offer the dealer more money than the MSRP requires, and you'd better be willing to wait. Various reports have indicated that General Motors can't build the reborn bow tie pony car fast enough to quench public demand. The Camaro was originally built from 1967 to 2002; the 2010 model marks the brand's rebirth.

How to ID covert cop carsupdated: Wed Jul 08 2009 11:02:00

If you have a heavy foot and may travel a bit over the speed limit, you might want to keep an eye out for these popular police car models.

How to avoid salesmen when buying a carupdated: Wed Jul 01 2009 15:56:00

There are two good ways to buy your new car or truck at a reasonable low price and avoid all of the negotiating games and hassles:

CNNMoney: Chrysler's next fear: High gas pricesupdated: Fri Jun 12 2009 04:01:00

In the auto business, timing really is everything.

Senators test-drive green cars on Capitol Hillupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 17:57:00

It was an odd collection of vehicles on display on Capitol Hill, ranging from a bucket truck used for repairing power lines to something resembling an enclosed golf cart to a pair of hot-looking, two-seater sports cars.

CNNMoney: Chrysler developing electric sports car for 2010updated: Wed Apr 15 2009 14:59:00

A battery-powered 268-horsepower two-seat sports car is in line to become Chrysler LLC's first electric car, provided the carmaker lives to see another day.

Tips for buying used carsupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 16:21:00

The main "ups" of buying a used car are the lower initial purchase price, as well as lower property taxes (where applicable) and insurance costs. The main "downs" of buying a used car are that it's a used car, not new -- so there's no new car warranty and you are more vulnerable to used car problems that could cost you money, as well as aggravation.

CNNMoney: US automakers want you to buy a carupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 15:06:00

GM and Chrysler are fighting for their lives. And that's hurting business. Almost 80% of people polled said they weren't likely to buy a new car from an automaker in bankruptcy according to a survey by Consumer Reports.

Top 10 movie car chase scenesupdated: Mon Mar 30 2009 12:11:00

Which star do you most associate with car-chase movies: Steve McQueen or Michael Caine? Gene Hackman or Burt Reynolds?

Top 10 cop cars of all time updated: Wed Feb 04 2009 10:08:00

Ever get the feeling the cops are driving a much cooler car than you?

Top picks in $30,000+ used luxury carsupdated: Fri Jan 30 2009 09:26:00

Recently, Consumer Reports magazine issued its list of best and worst used cars, and divvied them up by price range.

Luxury cars for under $30,000updated: Fri Jan 23 2009 14:52:00

The conventional wisdom, among most folks, anyway, is that buying a used car is usually something done out of necessity, by those on a budget -- that is, people who want, or need, to "move down" from the new-car market because a new model is simply out of their reach.

CNNMoney: Can't build a car without partsupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 10:36:00

Hundreds of auto-parts suppliers, companies that make all the things that go into new cars, could fail this year leading to industry disruptions and big job losses.

Fortune: Sayonara auto showsupdated: Fri Jan 16 2009 09:51:00

Are auto shows going the way of manual typewriters, videotape recorders, and Palm Pilots?

CNNMoney: Auto sales plunge again in Decemberupdated: Mon Jan 05 2009 21:32:00

Battered by tight credit and the worst recession in decades, industrywide U.S. auto sales plunged 36% from year-ago levels in December, a decline that hit all of the major automakers, both foreign and domestic, and capped the industry's worst year since 1992.

CNNMoney: With gas falling, trucks come backupdated: Mon Dec 29 2008 10:49:00

After nearly a year of flagging sales, low gas prices and fat incentives are reigniting America's taste for big vehicles.

CNNMoney: What's on the line for the UAWupdated: Fri Dec 19 2008 17:18:00

President Bush's bailout plan contains some "targets" the government wants the automakers and the United Auto Workers union to achieve before agreeing to a bailout loan.

CNNMoney: Why Toyota wants GM to be savedupdated: Tue Dec 16 2008 09:53:00

Detroit's Big Three aren't the only automotive companies that want to see the government step in with some much-needed financial help.

CNNMoney: Fear of a worthless car warrantyupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 16:57:00

General Motors has repeatedly said that "bankruptcy is not an option," largely because it's afraid no one will want to buy from a carmaker that might go under, leaving customers with a worthless warranty.

Collector cars of the futureupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 08:48:00

Collecting cars is an expensive hobby. Here's a twist: Buy a new car today that will be worth a fortune as a collectible years from now.

CNNMoney: Auto bailout ABCsupdated: Thu Dec 11 2008 17:52:00

With a bailout bill floating through Congress, America's automakers are hoping for a lifeline from Uncle Sam that could help them hold on until the summer.

CNNMoney: A car czar offers 'bankruptcy lite'updated: Tue Dec 09 2008 17:03:00

The Big Three automakers say bankruptcy is not an option - and it may not have to be if they get their federal bailout. But that doesn't mean there won't be strings attached -- or someone to pull them.

CNNMoney: Auto bailout: $15B just the beginningupdated: Tue Dec 09 2008 16:19:00

One thing is certain about the proposed auto industry bailout: it's going to end up being more expensive than the $15 billion Congress and the White House are hoping to approve for Detroit in the next few days.

CNNMoney: Obama: Carmakers need change at the topupdated: Mon Dec 08 2008 08:36:00

President-elect Barack Obama announced support Sunday for a short-term government bailout of the nation's carmakers that is tied to industry restructuring, and he accused auto executives of a persistent "head-in-the sand approach" to long-festering problems.

CNNMoney: Auto sales plunge to 26-year lowupdated: Thu Dec 04 2008 10:44:00

Car sales continued to plunge in November, falling 37% from a year-ago and hitting a 26-year low just as Detroit's Big Three presented their turnaround plans to Congress.

CNNMoney: Detroit hoping to map a path to profitsupdated: Tue Dec 02 2008 09:34:00

A profitable U.S. auto industry just around the corner? Given the crisis hitting the industry, it sounds about as realistic as flying cars.

CNNMoney: Detroit rebound? Wait 'til after next yearupdated: Fri Nov 28 2008 09:31:00

A profitable U.S. auto industry just around the corner? Given the crisis hitting the industry, it sounds about as realistic as flying cars.

CNNMoney: Detroit: Wait until after next yearupdated: Tue Nov 25 2008 17:55:00

A profitable U.S. auto industry just around the corner? Given the crisis hitting the industry, it sounds about as realistic as flying cars.

CNNMoney: Dems, Bush at odds over automaker bailoutupdated: Tue Nov 25 2008 16:28:00

A standoff between congressional Democrats and President Bush continued to brew Wednesday, as lawmakers pressed a skeptical administration to help ailing U.S. automakers.

Stakes high as carmakers fight for survivalupdated: Mon Nov 24 2008 10:07:00

U.S. carmakers are battling to stay in business amid plummeting sales and huge financial challenges brought on by the credit crisis.

How Japan carmakers took different routeupdated: Mon Nov 24 2008 10:04:00

At a time when U.S. automakers are telling taxpayers and lawmakers that they are on the brink of financial collapse, Japan's biggest automaker is still investing in its business.

AC360: Auto bailout?updated: Wed Nov 12 2008 17:18:00

Anderson talks with his panel about why President-elect Obama is pushing for a bailout of the automobile industry.

Democrats prepared to push ahead with aid to automakersupdated: Wed Nov 12 2008 17:18:00

The likelihood of a showdown over aid to ailing automakers increased Wednesday after the administration's economic point man suggested that he would not use the current bailout program to help the industry.

Fortune: China's drive into U.S. car market stallsupdated: Fri Oct 31 2008 06:09:00

It's been more than three years since Chinese auto makers first sent chills down Detroit's spine with plans to sell cars in the United States beginning last year. China, now the world's second-largest automobile producer, was already selling low-cost vehicles in dozens of countries around the world at the time - with jarring success.

CNNMoney: Carmakers may be next up for bailoutupdated: Mon Oct 27 2008 18:08:00

Bush administration officials have had talks with the nation's automakers about providing possible federal help for the cash-starved companies, a White House spokeswoman said Monday. Chrysler Cutting 1,825 Jobs with Moves at 2 Plantsupdated: Thu Oct 23 2008 11:00:00

Chrysler LLC will cut 1,825 jobs by eliminating one shift at a Toledo Jeep plant and accelerating the closure of its sport utility vehicle factory in Newark, Del., because of the slowing global economy and a shift toward smaller vehicles

Top 10 best-selling small carsupdated: Fri Oct 17 2008 09:47:00

Small cars continue to be hot sellers among buyers looking for fuel economy, style and all-around fun. See which cars are the winners in this list of best-selling small cars.

CNNMoney: Motor Trend: Subaru Forester SUV of the Yearupdated: Thu Oct 16 2008 09:51:00

Motor Trend magazine has picked the 2009 Subaru Forester as its sport utility vehicle of the year, citing its fuel efficiency, comfort on the road and competency off the pavement. Paris Motor Show Opens Under Shadow of Crisisupdated: Thu Oct 02 2008 11:40:00

The Paris Motor Show had both vroom and gloom as it opened Thursday under the cloud of global financial turmoil

CNNMoney: U.S. auto sales plungeupdated: Wed Oct 01 2008 20:11:00

Sales at the nation's top automakers fell sharply in September, as tighter credit for buyers and dealers combined with high fuel prices resulted in industrywide U.S. sales falling below the 1 million mark for the first time in more than 15 years.

CNNMoney: What a $25B auto loan might buyupdated: Tue Sep 30 2008 09:44:00

President Bush may be set to sign into law $25 billion in low-interest loans to help automakers and auto parts suppliers make fuel-efficient vehicles, but don't expect a rush of new hi-tech ultra-clean cars.

Fortune: Detroit wants its bailout tooupdated: Thu Sep 18 2008 12:55:00

When General Motors unveiled its much-anticipated Chevy Volt this week, it also repeated pleas for the government to fund loans to the automakers. Carmakers Push Congress for Loansupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 17:45:00

Detroit's Big Three are pushing for federal loan guarantees to stay afloat through the tough times Feds Warns Ford Owners About Recalls updated: Tue Sep 09 2008 14:00:00

The government is urging owners of 5 million recalled Ford vehicles to bring them to dealerships to repair a cruise control switch system that has been tied to engine fires

CNNMoney: Ford vehicles recalled for fire riskupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 12:23:00

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has put out another recall warning the owners of some Ford, Lincoln and Mercury SUV's, pickup trucks, vans and cars that their vehicles have a defect that could cause them to catch fire at any time.

CNNMoney: Big Three bailout may be around cornerupdated: Fri Sep 05 2008 19:35:00

Plunging auto sales, high gas prices and election year politics could help convince Congress to approve a $50 billion loan package to embattled U.S. automakers that Detroit's Big Three claim is key to their future success.

CNNMoney: Auto sales plungeupdated: Wed Sep 03 2008 18:57:00

Falling gasoline prices were not enough to revive sales of SUVs and pickups in August as major automakers all reported a sharp fall in sales once again. And Ford Motor warned it sees even tougher times ahead.

CNNMoney: GM recalls 944,000 vehicles for fire hazardupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 14:38:00

General Motors is recalling 944,000 vehicles, 850,000 of them in the United States, because of the potential for a fire in the vehicles' heated windshield washer fluid system. GM Recalling 944,000 Vehiclesupdated: Fri Aug 29 2008 13:00:00

General Motors Corp. said Friday it was recalling 944,000 vehicles because of a problem with a windshield wiper fluid system that could lead to a fire Ford to Spend $75M to Retool Plantupdated: Tue Aug 26 2008 13:00:00

Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday it will spend $75 million to retool part of its Michigan Truck factory to make car bodies, part of the automaker's plan to convert some truck factories to make smaller vehicles Small SUVs Improve in Crash Testsupdated: Wed Aug 20 2008 11:00:00

Four small sport utility vehicles received top scores in crash tests to be released Wednesday by the insurance industry, a sign of improvement compared with SUVs built earlier in the decade Chrysler to Invest $1.8B in Detroit Factory updated: Wed Aug 13 2008 11:00:00

Chrysler LLC Vice Chairman Tom LaSorda said Wednesday his company will invest $1.8 billion to expand a Detroit assembly plant and retool it to make a new car-based sport utility vehicle US Auto Sales Slump to 16-Year Lowupdated: Sun Aug 03 2008 03:00:00

U.S. auto sales slumped to a 16-year low in July as automakers failed to keep up with consumers' growing demand for smaller, more fuel-efficient vehicles

CNNMoney: Auto sales plunge againupdated: Fri Aug 01 2008 19:44:00

The nation's top automakers reported sharp drops in July sales that were much worse than expected, as high gas prices and a weak economy continue to bite the battered auto industry. GM Cuts SUV, Truck Productionupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 16:00:00

General Motors Corp. said Monday it will cut production by another 117,000 vehicles, citing continued weak in consumer demand for pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles

CNNMoney: Ford posts largest quarterly loss everupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 16:12:00

Ford Motor Co. announced plans to transform its vehicle lineup on Thursday and reported the largest quarterly loss in its 105-year history. Tests Raise Questions About Some Pickups updated: Thu Jul 24 2008 08:00:00

The latest crash tests by the insurance industry raise safety questions about small pickups GM to Raise Prices on 2009 Modelsupdated: Mon Jun 23 2008 17:00:00

General Motors Corp. told dealers Monday it plans to raise prices on 2009 models by an average of 3.5% despite a tough market that is forcing the automaker to cut production and discount its 2008 models

CNNMoney: Ford delays launch of new F-150updated: Fri Jun 20 2008 16:07:00

With sales of full-size pickups in a steep decline, Ford Motor Co. said Friday it is delaying the launch of its new, redesigned Ford F-150 pick-up by two months.

Want to go fast? These cars are for youupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 12:09:00

Meet today's most powerful production cars.

CNNMoney: Adapt or die: Future of big SUVsupdated: Mon Jun 16 2008 08:42:00

Until recently, big SUVs had resisted the sales declines hitting their smaller, mid-size brethren. That was because large SUV drivers were hard-core - they really needed interior room and pulling power, and they weren't about to switch to car-like crossovers.

SUV owners keep on truckin' despite gas pricesupdated: Tue Jun 10 2008 08:14:00

Oil prices have some drivers looking for new rides, but some truck and sport-utility vehicle owners are remaining true to their gas guzzlers. They say, $4-a-gallon gas be damned; they need the space.

BMW Sauber overjoyed with Kubica's first winupdated: Mon Jun 09 2008 11:27:00

BMW Sauber have lauded driver Robert Kubica's first grand prix win, which has pushed him to the head of the drivers' championship after seven races. GM to Close 4 Truck, SUV Plantsupdated: Tue Jun 03 2008 19:00:00

General Motors Corp. officially blew up its old business model Tuesday, closing four pickup truck and sport utility vehicle factories, announcing a new small car

CNNMoney: GM: Trucks out, cars inupdated: Tue Jun 03 2008 11:10:00

General Motors announced plans Tuesday to shut four truck and SUV plants that employ thousands of workers. It also said high gas prices are here to stay - and, with them, consumers' growing preference for more fuel-efficient vehicles.

CNNMoney: Bad news for Detroit: Miles per gallonupdated: Mon May 26 2008 08:09:00

It appears that the prospect of $4 gas finally has Americans getting serious about fuel economy.

Ditching your SUVupdated: Fri May 23 2008 16:05:00

CNN's Chris Lawrence reports on people trying to sell their SUVs and buy smaller cars.

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