General Motors posted its third-quarter earnings this morning and reported a net income of nearly $2 billion. Renault predicts that rising raw-material prices could add up to $1,000 to the cost of a new car by 2015. Ford is expected to build a new Lincoln sport-utility vehicle, that's still under development, at its plant in Louisville, Kentucky. All that and more, plus John answers your questions in the "You Said It!" segment.
GM Fires Mr. Goodwrench - Autoline Daily 517
We keep reporting on how car sales are booming in China, but which cars are
Chinese consumers buying? Toyota's sales have taken a tumble in China,
Europe and the U.S., and now they're dropping in Canada, too. GM announced
it will phase out the Mr. Goodwrench brand starting in February. All that
and more, plus John takes us on a tour of the interior of the luxurious new
Plug-ins, Spin Loss and Powertrains of the Future - Autoline After Hours 255
UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- Was Ross Perot Right? More Move to Mexico
- China & India Go After Western Automakers: Is This the Beginning of the
SPECIAL GUEST: Larry Nitz, GM Powertrain Executive Director, Global
Transmission & Electrification
All that and much more with Gary Vasilash, Automotive Design & Production,
Stephanie Brinley, IHS Automotive and Gary Witzenburg, AutoMedia.com.
Get more video everyday at http://autoline.tv
Ford Vs. South Korea - Autoline Daily 514
The numbers are finally in for October sales in the American market and
we'll take a look at who the winners are. Ford launched a media campaign to
help increase car exports to South Korea from the U.S. Panasonic announced
it will invest $30 million in Tesla to take a two percent stake in the
company. All that and more, plus a look at the Cadillac CTS Coupe.
Camaro Convertible Revealed - Autoline Daily 522
Carlos Ghosn made a bold prediction yesterday: Nissan/Renault plans to
build 500,000 electric vehicles annually by the end of 2013. The Chevy Camaro drops its top; GM
unveiled the convertible version of its iconic muscle car. New York City
is holding a competition called the "Taxi of Tomorrow" to find the best
purpose-built people mover. All that and more, plus John critiques the
design of the new 2011 Dodge Charger.
SEMA Highlights - Autoline Daily 513
Aston Martin says it won't look for another automaker to partner up with
and will remain independent. General Motors will not have to pay taxes on
the next $45 billion in net profits that it reports thanks to a special
exemption. A look at some of the highlights from the SEMA show that's
underway in Las Vegas this week. All that and more, plus John answers your
questions in the "You Said It!" segment.
GM Back in IndyCar - Autoline Daily 516
Chrysler reported its third-quarter earnings and posted a $239 million
operating profit. General Motors will field a Chevrolet-branded twin-turbo V-6 engine for the 2012 IndyCar
season. A report by China's ministry for environmental protection says
about a third of the 113 cities in the study failed air-quality tests due
to the influx of cars sold in the country. All that and more, plus guest
host Christie Schweinsberg from WardsAuto.com shares her thoughts on all
the EV bashing that's taking place on the internet.
Ford's New "TracKey" - Autoline Daily 519
Through September of this year the market share for Japanese automakers has
fallen 20 percent in China. The transport minister of the Czech Republic
had his driver's license revoked. Ford is unveiling a new technology called
"TracKey" on the 2012 Boss 302 Mustang. All that and more, plus
Peter De Lorenzo shares his in-depth analysis of GM's decision to jump back
into Indy racing.
The Ultimate Driving Hybrid - Autoline Daily 515
Over the last 6 months Toyota racked up $3.6 billion in profits. BMW
announced it will build a sports car with plug-in hybrid technology based
on its Vision EfficientDynamics. Chinese automaker BYD is delaying EV sales
in China because it says the infrastructure isn't sufficient yet. All that
and more, plus a look at the Mid-Term Election results and how that will
affect the auto industry.
GM and Chrysler Hiring - Autoline Daily 531
GM and Chrysler announced they are each going to hire 1,000 engineers and
technical people. Toyota wants to grow its market share in India to around
10 percent over the next five to seven years. Audi finally revealed its
brand-new A6. All that and more, plus John answers your questions about GM
and Chrysler in "You Said It!"
2011 LINCOLN MKX
Expectations are the biggest parameters in the psyche of today's modern
consumer. They want more luxury, more value and more technology at an
affordable or comparable price. Well, for starters, Lincoln has increased
the MKX's horsepower by 40 for a total
of 305 horsepower
in its 3.7-liter sourced V6 engine. The luxury midsize crossover also
delivers 19 mpg city / 26 mpg highway. A bolder physic, prominent grille
and new 18" rims enhance the vehicle with intelligent flavor. Its MyLincoln
Touch uses an 8" touch LCD to communicate vehicle activities with the
Honda Drops the Element - Autoline Daily 534
Honda will stop selling the Element in the U.S. because of poor sales.
Chinese automaker BYD, which is backed by billionaire investor Warren
Buffett, has canceled plans to introduce an electric vehicle in China.
Hybrid sales in the American market are down 7.6 percent this year compared
to last year, even though there are more models to choose from. All that
and more, plus a look at how Buick is trying to reach new customers.