Auto Industry Cruises on Slow, Steady Demand

Though vehicle sales have underperformed some analyst expectations in recent months, results are much improved compared to those of a year ago. The industry is seeing a broad trend that is benefiting nearly all automakers.

September Auto Sales: Don't Expect Much Sizzle

Overall demand for new cars and trucks, while better than a year ago, is likely to be lower than that recorded in August, itself an unimpressive month. That would mean auto sales are stuck in a four-month-long rut.

August Auto Sales May Be the Worst in 28 Years

Auto sales braked sharply in August, starting out strong, then slowing to a level that may be the lowest in 28 years. The slowing economy made nervous consumers hesitant to buy, despite the bevy of end-of-model-year deals.

U.S. Auto Sales May Have Revved Up in July

Analysts' expectations are that sales rose to the highest levels of the year last month, reaching an annualized rate of 11.9 million units. Eager to make room for 2011 models on dealers' lots, automakers have hiked incentives, drawing summertime bargain-hunters.

Chrysler Expands Risk-Free Car Return Program

In an effort to boost sales, Chrysler said Thursday it is expanding a program that allows customers to return new vehicles within 60 days if they aren't happy with their purchase. In addition, the automaker is also offering zero-interest financing on most 2010 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Ram vehicles.

Chrysler Offers a Limited-Edition 'Mopar Challenger'

Chrysler Group on Wednesday unveiled a special edition of its Challenger muscle car, dubbed Mopar '10, which will arrive in dealer showrooms next month. Sporting a 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 engine, it'll go for $38,000 with an automatic transmission.

Chrysler Recalls Nearly 600,000 Minivans, Jeeps

Chrysler is recalling nearly 600,000 vehicles for problems ranging from failing brakes to sticky accelerators to electrical fires, including Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans, and Jeep Wrangler SUVs, federal safety regulators disclosed Monday.

Ford, GM Sales Surge in January as Toyota Tumbles

Ford Motor and General Motors, the two largest U.S. auto makers, reported higher sales in January, as consumers steered cleared of the showrooms of the companies' nearest Japanese competitor, Toyota Motor, which is mired in massive recall involving millions of vehicles.

Detroit Ends Tumultuous Year with Mixed Results

Detroit automakers closed 2009 with mixed results. While overall sales for the year fell at Ford Motor, General Motors and Chrysler Group, each reported strong December sales as bargain-hungry consumers sought to cinch deals before year's end.

Your next Chrysler will be a Fiat

Fiat never managed to sell many cars in the U.S. when it was competing with The Big Three and the Japanese makers, and in 1981 it pulled out of the...