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138White Still Dominates America's Car Paint Palette

Globally, 28 percent of car builds were white, leading every market, with black in second

Globally, 28 percent of car builds were white, leading every market, with black in second in every market.

35October 2014: 'Now-what?' edition

Low Gas Prices A Likely Culprit In Big Drop This Month

Like the sun rising in the east, we thought we could always count on year-over-year US plug-in vehicle sales to rise. No longer. Sadly, even counting Tesla Motors' sales isn't likely to change that.

45October 2014: Sales Rise Even As Temperatures Fall Edition

By now, most of the leaves have fallen across many of our fine 50 states, and the first snowfalls have just begun to spread their way across what had been such finely manicured lawns in the Midwestern part of the country. Children have entombed themselves into their rooms, Halloween candy nestled away for the winter, and the prime season for buying new cars is coming to an end.

180Chrysler Recalls Over 566,000 Trucks, SUVs

Chrysler-Fiat has recalled 6.4 million vehicles worldwide this year

Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 566,000 trucks and SUVs in two recalls for malfunctioning fuel heaters that can cause fires and a software glitch can disable the electronic stability control.

113Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Hasn't Yet Signed Anti-Tesla Legislation

Nation's auto dealers are taking their fight against Tesla to the symbolic heart of the auto industry

In Michigan, a bill that would entrench the existing dealer networks and prohibit direct car sales to buyers has passed both the state's house and senate, and awaits Gov. Rick Snyder's signature.

494Used Car Prices Expected To Drop In Next Few Years

Analysts warn of largest decline in second-hand vehicle prices in U.S. history

This year's surge in new car sales could make for cheaper used cars down the road.

26September 2014: A tiny-step-in-the-right-direction edition

Fans of small victories will appreciate the "progress" that Americans made with their purchases of green-car vehicles last month. Automakers and everyone else, though, will scratch their heads. That's because green-car sales had their fourth straight down month in September, as Americans purchased about 42,000 hybrids, plug-ins and diesels last month. And while the deficit compared to last year wasn't as steep as August's 11 percent year-over-year decline, sales were still down 9.6 percent and c

47September 2014: Cooling Off As The Leaves Change Edition

Autumn is upon us – at least for those of us living in the Northern Hemisphere (happy Spring, friends in the Southern!) – and that means the weather is cooling off, the leaves on the trees are changing into beautiful colors and the hot, hot sales months of summertime are slowing down. Well, for the most part, at least.

492Late With Car Payment? The Bank Could Remotely Turn Off Your Vehicle

Banks can disable and track cars from afar using new technology

Unlike a house, where it can take months or years to evict owners behind on their payments, some subprime lenders can now simply switch off a late borrower's car.

42August 2014: The this-looks-bad edition [UPDATE]

Record Nissan Leaf Sales Can't Boost The Whole Green Segment

UPDATE: The story's been updated to factor in General Motors' complete advanced-powertrain sales numbers.

56August 2014: Up, Up and Away Edition

Strong Performances From The Honda Accord, Jeep, Ram And Porsche

Americans love themselves some pickup trucks. It's a well-known fact, and it's demonstrated each and every month in the form of the top few nameplates as they appear on sales charts, starting with the Ford F-Series, as it has for, well, decades. More often than not, after that Blue Oval sits the Chevrolet Silverado. But not this month.

Add1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Sells For $38 Million At Auction

The classic Ferrari broke the world record for cars sold at auction

A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO broke the record for cars sold at auction when it went for $38 million Thursday night at a Bonhams auction during Monterey Car Week.

26July 2014: Summertime blues edition

Heaven help the analyst trying to get a handle on year-over-year green-car sales numbers, because there is little rhyme or reason to them. Just when one would think the usual summertime bump in gas prices may spur more Americans to buy hybrids, plug-ins or diesels, the industry turns in another down month in July.

AddWhat you missed on 8.1.14

By The Numbers: July 2014

58June 2014: The looks-can-be-deceiving edition

For The First Time, Fusion Energy Beats Chevy Volt

We have to blame the VW oil burners and Malibu mild-hybrids.

89June 2014: The SAARs Have It Edition

SAAR, in case you're not aware, stands for Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate, and what it basically refers to, in this case, is the total number of automobiles experts predict automakers will sell in the United States in the 2014 calendar year. The big news is that the SAAR has been adjusted upward again, reaching the 17-million-unit level for the first time since July of 2006.

18May 2014: Good-news-just-got-better edition

Advanced-powertrain vehicle sales continued to warm up with the weather, as Americans in May stepped up their purchases of hybrids, electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and diesels.

5Auto Loan Defaults Higher During Recovery Than Recession

Delinquency rates have nearly doubled since 2010

More subprime borrowers defaulted on their car loans in the years following the Great Recession than during or before the crash.

16Recalls Don't Dent General Motors' Sales Figures

Sales at the Detroit-based automaker have increased three percent in 2014

GM's recent spat of recalls have dented profits, but they haven't dampened America's enthusiasm for GM-made vehicles.

69May 2014: May The Sales Be With You Edition

Demand for automobiles remains high, judging by the latest round of sales reports filtering in from automakers doing business in the United States. Even those heavily embroiled in recall controversies, most notably General Motors, witnessed year-over-year improvements in the month of May. GM, specifically, saw sales rise nearly 13 percent last month – notching its best month since August of 2008 in the process – led by strong demand for bread-and-butter core models from Chevrolet lik

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