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Pontiac revisits the rear-wheel-drive sport sedan

The Pontiac G8 concept car, the spiritual successor to one of General Motors' most celebrated performance sedans, is unveiled Feb. 7, 2007, at the Chicago Auto Show.

Volume slips 1.9% but SAAR remains strong at 17.57 million

UPDATED: 2/3/17 12:34 pm ET - corrected

U.S. light-vehicle sales dipped 1.9 percent in January with consumers and automakers taking a break after a robust December fueled by heavy promotions and more generous deals.

VW launches search for oldest diesel in America

Volkswagen of America, marking the 30th anniversary of selling diesel-powered cars in the U.S., unveils plans on Jan.

Chevrolet Corvette debuts in Big Apple

A prototype Chevrolet Corvette sports car debuts at General Motors' Motorama at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City on Jan. 17, 1953.

Dodge Charger is reborn at 2005 Detroit auto show

DaimlerChrysler revives a famed nameplate when the 2006 Dodge Charger is introduced at the Detroit auto show on Jan. 10, 2005. The Charger was made famous in the late 1960s when powerful muscle cars ruled U.S. roads.

U.S. industry hits new peak behind solid GM, Nissan, Honda gains

UPDATED: 1/5/17 9:24 am ET -- adds details

U.S. light-vehicle sales, led by fatter discounts, strong light-truck demand and solid gains at GM, Nissan and Honda in December, set a record in 2016, rising by more than 56,000, or 0.3 percent, over 2015.

U.S. sales rebound, climb 3.6%; SAAR remains strong at 17.83 million

UPDATED: 12/1/16 7:03 pm ET - adds details

After three straight monthly dips, U.S. light-vehicle sales in November rose 3.6 percent from a year earlier, helped by more generous deals and strong truck demand. Ford, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and GM posted gains.

U.S. sales rebound, climb 3.6%; SAAR remains strong at 17.83 million

UPDATED: 12/1/16 7:03 pm ET - adds details

After three straight monthly dips, U.S. light-vehicle sales in November rose 3.6 percent from a year earlier, helped by more generous deals and strong truck demand. Ford, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and GM posted gains.

Sales in October slip 5.9%, but 17.98 million SAAR strongest of the year

UPDATED: 11/2/16 1:20 pm ET

U.S. auto sales, dragged down by declines at Ford, GM, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, Nissan and Toyota, fell in October for the third consecutive month. However, the month's selling rate was the strongest of 2016 so far.

Sales slip on lower Detroit 3 volume; SAAR rebounds from August

UPDATED: 10/3/16 3:23 pm ET

Ford, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Honda posted U.S. sales declines in September while Toyota and Nissan advanced as industry volume slipped for the second straight month, even as discounts rose.

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