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Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota post big gains as August volume leaps 6%
8:15 am U.S. ET | Sept. 3 | UPDATED: 9/4/14 6:57 am ET - more details added
U.S. light-vehicle sales, led by double-digit increases at Chrysler Group and Nissan Motor, rose 6 percent in August, helped by generous Labor Day holiday deals and highe ...


GM, museum to restore 3 of 8 prized 'Vettes damaged by sinkhole
12:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 30
GM and the National Corvette Museum will restore three of eight prized Chevrolet Corvettes damaged in February when they tumbled into a giant sinkhole that developed bene ...


Ford, Chevy titans clash on incentives
12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 18
Ford and Chevrolet — both looking to claw back market share they have relinquished this year — have touched off an earlier-than-usual round of late-summer inc ...


Ford, Chevy dangle new deals as U.S. sales, share lag
5:15 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 14
Ford and Chevrolet are getting a jump-start on summer clearance deals to spur sluggish U.S. sales and stem market-share losses. ...


Sales climb 9 percent to 1.4M vehicles as SAAR hits 16.5M
5:45 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1 | UPDATED: 8/1/14 9:23 pm ET
U.S. auto sales, led by Chrysler's 20 percent advance and solid gains of 10 percent or more at Toyota, Nissan, and Ford, rose 9 percent in July to 1.435 million. ...


Land Rover preps Discovery Sport with room for 7
10:33 pm U.S. ET | July 29
Land Rover confirmed plans Tuesday to offer a Discovery Sport model -- billed as a compact, family SUV -- that will be available with seating for seven passengers in a 5+ ...


Buick Regal, Volvo S60 join Consumer Reports' list of top upscale, sports sedans
6:00 am U.S. ET | July 22 | UPDATED: 7/22/14 7:49 am ET - details added
The Buick Regal, refreshed with a revamped powertrain for 2014, now ranks among the top upscale sports sedans tested by Consumer Reports, just behind the BMW 328i but hig ...


U.S. sales advance 1% on Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota gains
8:00 am U.S. ET | July 1 | UPDATED: 7/1/14 5:11 pm ET
Light-vehicle sales, led by Chrysler Group, Nissan and Toyota, rose 1 percent last month, exceeding many projections and helping the auto industry end the first half of 2 ...


Honda aims to take 3D leap forward with advanced crash-test simulation software
12:01 am U.S. ET | June 25
It takes roughly 5 years, on average, to develop and launch an all-new vehicle today. Honda believes it's poised to take a major chunk of time out of the process. ...


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