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.
Acura's Game-Changing TLX - Autoline After Hours 262
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- Will cheap gas wreck CAFE?
- Suddenly Tesla's Elon Musk likes dealers.
- Test drives... FROM HELL!
SPECIAL GUEST: Mat Hargett, Vice President of Acura Development & Chief
Engineer, Acura TLX
- Inside the engineering of Acura's game-changing TLX
All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash,
Automotive Design & Production; Michelle Krebs, AutoTrader Group.
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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
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.
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.
Paris Motor Show - New MINI Scooter E Concept
BMW will launch the MINI Scooter E Concept as a world premiere at the 2010
Paris Motor Show. The two-wheel vehicle, which offers seats for up to two
people, is powered by an electric motor integrated in the rear wheel. The
motor's lithium-ion battery can be recharged at any conventional power
socket using an on-board charging cable. More videos on www.motorstv.com.
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.
2011 BMW 335is
Cars.com's Kelsey Mays takes a look at the 2011 BMW 335is coupe. It
competes with the Infiniti G37 and Cadillac CTS. Full review:
Shot by: Sarah Gersh and Matthew Avery
Produced and edited by: Lindsay Bjerregaard
Fast-Charging Kills Batteries - Autoline Daily 528
Electric-vehicle fast-chargers are apparently to blame for causing
electrical-grid issues, and according to GM, they can also reduce battery
life. Opel is getting itself reclassified as a corporation — AG in
German — instead of a limited-liability company — GmbH — to raise
money. GM introduced a new electronic logo on top of its Detroit, Michigan
headquarters. All that and more, plus John responds to your questions and
comments 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.
Heavy-Truck Sales Rise - Autoline Daily 521
According to Ward's, year-over-year sales of medium- and heavy-duty trucks
was up 5.2 percent in October. Traffic can be very annoying, but it gets
maddening when other drivers drive past you and merge as late as possible,
but a new report may have you thanking them. Before increasing its stake in
Chrysler, Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne told analysts it may sell part of its
ownership in Ferrari. All that and more, plus a sneak peek of the big
reveals you can expect at the LA Auto Show later this week.
Auto Bailouts Saved 1M Jobs - Autoline Daily 525
A new study says the U.S. government bailouts of GM and Chrysler saved over
a million jobs the past two years. Volkswagen plans to invest more than $70
billion in its automotive business over the next five years. General Motors
will host open house events at all 54 of its U.S. manufacturing facilities
and Aftersales parts warehouses by the end of next year. All that and more,
plus a preview of this week's Autoline Detroit with Laura Soave, the
President and CEO of Fiat North America.
Happy Birthday, Mazda! - Autoline Daily 532
Mazda is celebrating its 90th birthday this year. Opel will debut its
redesigned Antara crossover and Corsa small car at the Bologna Motor Show
this week. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is bashing bumpers
again and the cost to repair some of the vehicles tested is shocking. All
that and more, plus McElroy's got the lowdown on November new-vehicle sales
in the U.S.