Toyota’s Prius Dubbed Greenest and 4 Auto Stocks Making Headlines Now

General Motors Company (NYSE:GM): Current Price: $29.11

Yesterday, General Motors told analysts at a Deutsche Bank industry conference in Detroit that it predicts it will see a modest rise in pretax profits for 2013, and thinks that global auto sales will see modest growth this year as well, the Associated Press reports. The automaker has seen North American pretax profit margins increase to 10 percent from 8 percent in three to four years.

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Toyota Motor Corporation (NYSE:TM): Current Price: $94.75

The Toyota Prius C is the newest member of Toyota Prius “family,” and it was labeled as the nation’s “greenest” vehicle by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

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Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F):  Current Price: $14.19

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has labeled Ford F-350 as the “meanest,” or dirtiest vehicle on the road.

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Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (NYSE:HMC): Current Price: $37.75

The company has revealed a concept urban SUV that is expected to share platforms with the Fit subcompact car. Honda is very vocal in its emphasis on small cars, as it makes the attempt to secure a quarter of its global sales with the Fit series by the financial year which will likely end on March 2017. The Fit is also called the Jazz.

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Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA): Current Price: $33.91

The Tesla Model X family SUV minivan prototype will debut at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and it is appears attractive with its rear gull-wing doors and an iPad-like 17-inch dashboard touch-screen interface making tech geeks and Apple fundamentalists swoon. The X, which Silicon Alley-based Tesla Motors Inc. claims should start being produced next year at its assembly plant in Fremont, California, and the vehicle seats seven adults in three rows powered by a dual-electric motor all-wheel drive.

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