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Chrysler hints at 2-door PT Cruiser

Chrysler hints that a two-door version of the PT Cruiser may be in the works with the preview of the Chrysler California Cruiser concept coupe on Aug. 19, 2002, in Pebble Beach, Calif.

For Toyota, it's all about newcomer status

Some governors probably shouldn't bother making a quick call to Toyota City or Plano, Texas, home to Toyota's new North American headquarters, to land America's newest auto factory.

Sales drop 7% behind dips at Detroit 3, Nissan, Honda

UPDATED: 8/1/17 4:08 pm ET

U.S. light-vehicle sales dropped 6.9 percent in July, the weakest showing yet in a year that is on track to generate the industry's first decline in volume since the 2008-09 market collapse. The SAAR dropped to 16.

GM begins Pontiac Solstice shipments

Pontiac begins shipping the first batch of 2006 Solstices to U.S. dealers on Aug. 3, 2005.

Henry Kaiser, Joseph Frazer form Detroit's newest automaker amid postwar boom

June volume dips as Detroit 3 slip, Honda, Toyota, Nissan rise

UPDATED: 7/3/17 5:17 pm ET

U.S. light-vehicle sales dropped 2.9 percent in June behind another weak month for cars and lower fleet shipments.

Honda previews 2018 Accord

Honda is determined to make the midsize car engaging again with its next-generation Accord.

Honda Fit debuts in Tokyo

Honda Motor introduced a new subcompact car, the Fit, in Japan on June 21, 2001.

At Honda, tease after tease for a franchise

The American family sedan isn't going the way of the American family wagon any time soon, but Honda, like many rivals, is determined to make it fun again and keep its edge in a waning but still key segment.

Sales slip on weak car, fleet demand

UPDATED: 6/2/17 12:22 am ET - adds details

Light-vehicle demand slipped 0.5 percent in May, even with higher discounts and strong truck sales.

Cadillac's Allante paces 1992 Indy 500 field

The Cadillac Allante, featuring General Motors' new Northstar V-8 engine, paces the 33-car field at the Indianapolis 500 on May 24, 1992. With a 4.

U.S. sales fall 4.7% in April as car slump drags on

UPDATED: 5/2/17 5:00 pm ET - adds details

U.S. light-vehicle sales fell 4.7 percent in April as big automakers, amid plunging car demand, posted declines with ever-rising incentives failing to shake the industry from its longest slump in years.

Chrysler Sebring family expands for 2001

DaimlerChrysler introduces the redesigned and expanded Chrysler Sebring family -- a new 2001 midsize sedan and a redesigned coupe and convertible -- on April 18, 2000, at the New York auto show.

Ford unwraps new people mover, the Flex, in Big Apple

The Flex wagon, Ford's attempt to blend a crossover, wagon and minivan, is introduced on April 4, 2007, at the New York auto show.

Sales slip 1.7% despite higher discounts

UPDATED: 4/3/17 9:31 pm ET - adds details

U.S. light-vehicle sales dropped 1.7 percent in March as decreases at Ford, Honda, Toyota, FCA, Hyundai and Kia overshadowed gains at Nissan and GM, even amid higher spending on discounts.