Car of the year award went to GM. Ford grabbed truck of the year. US automakers are rebounding.
Fiat 500 will cost $15,500, nearly $5,000 less than the Mini.
Jeep Grand Cherokee has gotten positive media reviews, and sales of the Jeep Grand Cherokee in the third quarter were about double the pace of its predecessor. Chrysler said Monday that its profit outlook is improving.
Jeep Grand Cherokee saw sales jump 41 percent this year compared with a year ago.
Stock exchange, digesting last week's rally, looks to start lower, according to stock futures.
Auto sales in the US fell sharply in August, compared with numbers that were juiced a year ago by the federal "cash for clunkers" incentive program. But when you compare sales so far this year with the first eight months of 2009, industry sales have at least moved in a positive direction. Here are the top-gaining models for each of the seven biggest car sellers.
Barack Obama will stop at three auto plants over the next several days, visiting General Motors and Chrysler factories in Michigan on Friday and a Ford facility in Chicago next Wednesday.
Flying car has generated more than 70 preorders, according to Terrafugia, which aims to capture about 10 percent of the general aviation market.
The US Treasury has announced that it will lose $1.6 billion on a loan it made to Chrysler early last year. Congressional auditors say the American taxpayers could lose upwards of $34 billion in loans to both Chrysler and GM.