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
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.
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.
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.
Cadillac Urban Luxury Concept - Autoline Daily 523
General Motors announced it will increase the amount of shares it plans to
make available for its initial public offering. Cadillac unveiled what it
calls the Urban Luxury Concept at the L.A. Auto Show and says it can get
high fuel economy. Volkswagen unveiled an updated Eos in Los Angeles and it
has a couple of distinct features. All that and more, plus John shares his
thoughts on the new Ford Fiesta.
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.
Buick Regal 2011 Future Vehicles Future Cars Future SUV
http://carforallnet.blogspot.com The Buick Regal 2011 marks the return of a
midsize sedan to this General Motors division's lineup. Last sold in the
United States in 2004, the 2011 version shares elements of its basic design
with the European-market Opel Insignia. Initial Regals will come in a
single CXL trim level, with more versions due in the 2012 model year.
Chevy Cruze Hits 42 MPG! - Autoline Daily 520
The Volkswagen group reported its global sales figures for the month of
October and they were up almost 10 percent. General Electric announced it
will purchase 12,000 Chevy Volts for its global fleet of vehicles starting
next year. The Eco model of the Chevy Cruze has just been EPA certified
at 42 miles per gallon. All that and more, plus John test drives the all
new Nissan LEAF in this week's episode of Autoline Detroit.
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.
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.
2011 Volvo S60 Interior - Autoline Daily 509
Automakers have been reporting promising third-quarter numbers, but which
ones have raked-in the most money so far this year? Citroen plans to
introduce a production version of its Metropolis concept in China. GM
waxes nostalgic with Chevrolet's new advertising campaign. All that and
more, plus a look at the interior of the 2011 Volvo S60.