Ford Sells 15.5K Interceptors and 4 Auto Stocks Making Headlines Now

Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F): Police Departments spanning the country placed orders for 15,500 Interceptors, available in both sedan and sports utility versions.

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) and Ford both have reported flat vehicle sales during September due to its minimized demand for pickups and raised Japanese and German automotive competition. GM stated on Tuesday that its overall sales saw an increase of 1.5 percent during September in what was described by the company as its best results for the month since 2008.

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Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM) has begun using an electronics show in Japan for the reveal of its Smart Insect concept, which is a new one-seat city car. Insect is an acronym for “information network social electric city transporter,” and it shows Toyota’s concepts for future high-tech vehicles. The Smart Insect concept seems to be a narrower version of city cars such as the Smart ForTwo or Scion iQ, with a battery-electric drivetrain. The small doors open upwards and the interior seems almost like an aircraft instead of a traditional steering wheel.

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE:HMC): Today, American Honda reported its September 2012 U.S. sales reached 117,211 units, which is a rise of 30.9 percent versus September 2011. The Honda Division has revealed that September 2012 sales were at 102,845 units, which is an increase of 29.3 percent versus September 2011. Acura’s U.S. September sales of 14,366 units saw a rise 43.5 percent versus September 2011.

Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA): The Tesla Model S is able to go 0-60 mile per hour in 4.4 seconds. The federal government has begun to expect Tesla Motors to similarly pick up the pace. The company received a $465 million credit line from the U.S. Department of Energy, and now is being asked to quicken its repayment pace when Tesla begins to pay the loans later in the year, according to company statements in a Securities and Exchange Commission document.

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