November 18th, 2010 at 12:19pm
General Motors finally launched its initial public offering today. More news from the Los Angeles Auto Show: Toyota announced pricing for its plug-in Prius in Japan and Lotus announced it will build engines and body kits for the IndyCar racing series starting in 2012. All that and more, plus a look at Hyundai’s unique unveil of the all-new Elantra.
This is Autoline Daily for Thursday, November 18, 2010, and now the news.
GM GOES PUBLIC
General Motors finally launched its initial public offering today. And CEO Dan Akerson marked the occasion by ringing the bell to start the day’s trading at the New York Stock Exchange.
PLUG-IN PRIUS PRICING
More news from the Los Angeles Auto Show. Toyota announced pricing for its plug-in Prius in Japan.
LOTUS HEADS TO INDY
Lotus announced it will build engines and body kits for the IndyCar racing series starting in 2012.
HONDA GX CIVIC FOR ALL 50 STATES
Honda announced it will offer its natural-gas powered GX Civic in all 50 states in the U.S.
FORD CONTINUES SPLIT WITH MAZDA
Ford announced it will further cut its stake in Mazda.
Coming up next, we’ll show you how automakers try and out do each other when it comes to unveiling cars at auto shows.
HYUNDAI ELANTRA UNVEIL
Hyundai unveiled the new Elantra in Los Angeles and it was a unique introduction to say the least.
Don’t forget to tune into Autoline After Hours tonight. This week John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo come to you from the Pacific time zone in the great city of Los Angeles. Autoline and the Autoextremist are out west this week covering the L.A. Auto Show, and we’re getting together to do an AAH from the land of CARB and some really out-of-control cars. We’ll be discussing the major news out of this week’s show and much more. That’s tonight at 7 p.m. Eastern time.
And that’s it for today’s top news in the global automotive industry. Thanks for watching, we’ll see you tomorrow.