On The Money: When new cars are unveiled, prices can fall on old models

...Car buyers recognize the value when there's a major redesign if it's feature-rich, said Alec Gutierrez, senior analyst with Kelley Blue Book.Here are some questions and answers about what to expect when new models are introduced...

Honda Motor Co. CEO to step aside amid air bag defect scandal, sales decline

...per year by 2017, saying the company needed to focus on quality instead of on sales targets.Stephanie Brinley, a senior analyst with IHS Automotive, said Ito's six-year tenure as Honda's chief is in line with its past three CEOs.Ito's...

US to fine Japanese air bag maker Takata $14,000 per day for failing to cooperate in probe

...paying the fines rather than guiding the NHTSA to documents that could bring bigger penalties, said Kelley Blue Book Senior Analyst Karl Brauer, who said such a decision is probably a cost of doing business "that they can roll into some budget...

Consumers, automakers adjusting to plummeting fuel prices

...compared with $3.31 a year ago - have had an "immediate impact on consumer psyche," according to Edmunds.com senior analyst Jessica Caldwell. According to the car-shopping site, SUVs and pickups outsold cars in 2014 for the first time...

Drop your top: Convertibles poised to make a comeback

...least 2000. "New models drive sales up," said IHS senior analyst Stephanie Brinley, whose firm expects convertible...conspicuous consumption is dead," says Michelle Krebs, senior analyst with AutoTrader.com. "Everybody's getting back...

Florida State's Jameis Winston to enter NFL Draft

...expected to be one of the first quarterbacks selected, but faces questions about his off-field incidents.NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt said NFL teams will find out everything they need to know about Winston's background from league security...

Kathryn Hamilton Peacock - Kevin Robert Jones

...University, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He is a Senior Analyst at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, DC.

Chrysler, GM post US sales gains in November as Black Friday deals, low gas prices draw buyers

...year at around 16.5 million, said Jesse Toprak, a senior analyst with Cars.com. That's up 6 percent from 2013...the car market right now," said Michelle Krebs, a senior analyst with AutoTrader.com.The industry expects more...

Three-wheeled Elio, a $6,800 commuter car, is closer to going on sale

...promised to revolutionize American commutes with the Smart car, but that hasn't panned out, says Karl Brauer, a senior analyst with Kelley Blue Book. Smart sold just 9,264 cars in the U.S. last year.The Smart has a starting price of...

Big discounts help US auto sales sizzle, with best July sales since 2006

...even with discounting, more people are choosing pricier SUVs and loading them up with features.Michelle Krebs, a senior analyst at AutoTrader.com, isn't alarmed about growing incentives. Things have changed from a decade ago, when automakers...