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Tata shopping for luxury cars

Aug 27, 2007
Indian steel and auto conglomerate Tata will likely be the proud new owner of luxury car brands Jaguar and Land Rover. And it could be a good match all around, Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Auto, Canada

Driving toward larger market share

Aug 23, 2007
Earlier this month the Alamo and National rental car brands were sold to the number one company in the industry -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Enterprise is changing. Kai Ryssdal talked with its man in the driver's seat, Andrew Taylor.
Posted In: Auto, Travel

More hourly rentals on the block

Aug 16, 2007
A few small car-sharing services have been offering autoless city dwellers the option of renting by the hour for years. Now some of the big traditional car rental companies want a share of that market. Lisa Gray reports.
Posted In: Auto, New York

Defending the gas guzzler

Aug 16, 2007
Lobbying by U.S. automakers failed to slow a Senate proposal that would drastically increase fuel economy standards, so GM, Ford and Chrysler are holding a rally today to plea for popular support. Critics are calling it a scare tactic, Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Auto

Chrysler makes surprising CEO choice

Aug 6, 2007
Chrysler's choice of Bob Nardelli as its new CEO is turning some heads, given the way he was shown the door at Home Depot. Kai Ryssdal talks with Jeff Sonnenfeld at the Yale School of Management about the move.
Posted In: Auto

Nardelli back in driver's seat

Aug 6, 2007
Bob Nardelli didn't have such a good run as CEO of Home Depot, but today he got another job as the head of Chrysler, where he won't have to worry about stock prices and angry shareholders. Micki Maynard says it could be a good fit.
Posted In: Auto

New owners, same issues for Chrysler

Aug 3, 2007
Chrysler began another chapter in its 82-year history today. Private equity firm Cerberus Capital Management officially took over as new owner. But the same executives will tackle the same problems as before.
Posted In: Auto, Wall Street

Overseas sales help GM profits thrive

Jul 31, 2007
General Motors has had its third profitable quarter in a row, thanks largely to consumers overseas. Jill Barshay reports on who's buying these cars abroad.
Posted In: Auto, Canada, Wall Street

GM driving hybrid SUVs to market

Jul 30, 2007
The new hybrid Tahoe and GMC Yukons go on sale later this year, and some analysts say collectively they could save more fuel than all those passenger car hybrids. Janet Babin has details.
Posted In: Auto

Carmakers want watered down CAFE

Jul 30, 2007
Congress is racing full-speed ahead towards tougher fuel economy standards by 2020 or sooner, but the auto industry is lobbying hard to put the breaks on. Jeremy Hobson has more.
Posted In: Auto, Washington