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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.

Ford May Reduce Lineup to as Few as 20 Models

Ford may reduce the number of models its sells to as few as 20, CEO Alan Mulally said Monday. "Fewer brands means you can put more focus into improving the quality of engineering," he said. The second-largest U.S. automaker has been surging ahead in both sales and honors over the past year.

China's Largest Automaker Weighing GM Stock Purchase

China's SAIC Motor is considering taking a stake in General Motors when the Detroit-based automaker begins its public offering of stock later this year. Though some Americans will likely object to foreign ownership, GM's stakeholders will likely need all the help they can get unloading shares.

The Most American Car Brand? Surprise! It's Toyota

Consumers looking to buy a truly domestic car or truck may find that some familiar American models are far less homegrown than they'd think, while two Japanese nameplates -- Toyota and Honda -- snagged half of the top 10 spots on a recent 'Made in America' automotive survey.