Beijing traffic: car sales are one area where the Chinese economy remains in double-digit growth. Passenger-vehicle sales rose 13 per cent in May as foreign carmakers continued to build up share from local brands. Photograph: Keith Bedford/Bloomberg

Ford opened 88 new Ford dealerships in a single day last week – 88 is a very auspicious number in China, and the total number of Chinese Ford dealer p(...)

The European car market continued its recovery from the horrors of 2008-13 with a 5 per cent gain in sales in May compared with the same period last y(...)

Singer Kelly Rowland performs next to the new Mercedes-Benz 2015 C-Class during a  media preview on the eve of the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. Photograph: Joshua Lott/Reuters

There has to be some reason for holding the North American International Auto Show in Detroit in the depths of a Michigan winter. The post-apocalyptic(...)

Ford’s sales rose 2 per cent, to 218,058, also below analysts’ expectations. Photograph: Jeff Kowalsky/Bloomberg

The top four car firms in the US market missed December sales expectations, but 2013 will still easily be the best year for the industry since before (...)

Fiat said to be “reconsidering the benefits and costs of further expanding its relationship with us”, Chrysler said in its filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Chrysler Group was forced to file paperwork for an IPO by its second-biggest shareholder, escalating a spat with main owner Fiat SpA which said it cou(...)

Detroit, once the symbol of American industrial might, has become the biggest US city to file for bankruptcy, its finances ravaged and its neighbourho(...)