Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) said that Ford brand ended 2012 with 2,168,015 vehicles sold in the United States.
General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) said that they are the first U.S. automaker to sell more than 1 million vehicles in their home market for a single year that got an EPA-estimated 30 mpg or better on the highway test cycle. “Our investments in advanced power trains are clearly paying off and our smaller vehicles are resonating with customers,” said Mark Reuss, President of GM North America. “In 2013, we’ll introduce new diesel, eAssist and plug-in vehicles, in the United States and expand the availability of turbo charged four-cylinder engines.” Thirteen GM vehicles have at least one high-volume model that achieves 30 mpg highway or more.
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Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM): According to the New York Times, after weathering a series of crises over the last four years, Toyota Motor Corporation has regained their title as the world’s top selling automaker in 2012. Moreover, analysts anticipate that the company’s growth to increase going forward, the newspaper added.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE:HMC): According to Nikkei, Honda Motor Co. plans to launch a hybrid sedan with 2 9km per liter in Japan. Its mileage will outpace the 23.4 km per liter and 23.2 km per liter of Toyota’s (NYSE:TM) Camry and Crowd hybrid sedans.
Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA): The long-awaited Tesla Model S electric sedan will have an entry price of under £60,000 when it appears in Europe during the first half of 2013. The top-level Signature trim model will start at £83,000 and will only be available with the larger battery. The entry-level model, capable of 160 miles via its 40kWh battery, will be available for approximately £50,000. All versions will be eligible for the United Kingdom’s £5,000 government grant.