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.
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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
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UP FOR DISCUSSION:
- First impressions: Mazda MX-5 Miata and Lexus RC.
- Remembering Jim Harbour.
- Sergio Marchionne fires Ferrari Chief, Luca di Montezemolo.
SPECIAL GUEST: Russ Ruedisueli, VLE & Head of Engineering at SRT.
- What's the REAL horsepower rating on the
Dodge Challenger Hellcat? Where else is this engine going?
All that and much more with John McElroy, Autoline.tv; Gary Vasilash,
Automotive Design & Production; Chris Paukert, Autoblog.com.
Get more video everyday at http://autoline.tv
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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.
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
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.
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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 IPO Largest in History - Autoline Daily 529
General Motors' IPO was the largest one in history and the U.S.
government's ownership in the company is now down to 33 percent. Indian
automaker Mahindra is in a dispute with its U.S. distributor about shipping
its small diesel pickup to America. The EPA releases its official
fuel-economy numbers for the Chevy Volt. All that and more, plus a look at
the new Chrysler 200.
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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.
Gillet Vertigo .5 Spirit, Gran Turismo 5, Driving While Tired
Belgium has a new supercar, its called the Vertigo .5 Spirit - the oddest
name you can ever imagine. Gran Turismo 5 has a launch date and a new
study says driving while tired is just as bad as driving while drunk.
Also, news on Gran Turismo 6 and RallyCross from NJMP. Hosted by Derek
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.
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.