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Commodity Prices Surging - Autoline Daily 518

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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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 Jaguar XJ.





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 End? 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.





The Rise of Commodity Prices





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.





Is the TLX a Turning Point for Acura? Can You Identify This Car? - Autoline Daily 1447
- VW’s Plan to Grow U.S. Market Share - Buick Envision Revealed - Equinox Production Moves to Mexico - Is the Acura TLX a Turning Point for the Brand? - Can You Identify This Car? - Are New Cars Becoming too Expensive? Get more video everyday at http://autoline.tv





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.





Ariel Atom Inspired Car - Road Test !!!
I finally got a chance to get out and shoot some video.





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Routiere Test Ford Kuga 2.5 turbo Parte 1





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 driver.





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.





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