Saab Dead, Sienna Driven And Mustang 5.0 Returns: Today At High Gear Media

December 18, 2009

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There's a mixture of good and sad news today. To start with the worst and attempt to move on: Saab is no more, as GM hasn't found a suitable buyer. Without disclosing any specifics, GM announced this morning that it would begin the winding-down process of the Swedish brand it has held for the last 20 years after talks with Spyker produced "certain issues." Catch the full story of Saab's downward spiral here or over at Motor Authority.

Looking around the rest of the industry, Ford's 2011 Mustang GT got a bit of an early reveal thanks to loose lips on Facebook and Twitter. But thanks to their disregard for the aging "embargo" concept, we can now tell you the 5.0 is back. Rated at 412 horsepower, it's sure to stir some excitement.

For those of you with enough excitement in your life, the 2011 Toyota Sienna may be just the bit of rolling serenity you need. To find out if it'll suit you and your family, read Marty Padgett's drive report here at TheCarConnection.

On the greener side of the 'net, GreenCarReports has news on plans to make the 2011 Nissan LEAF EV audible, a preview of BMW's next electric concept and an answer to the question of when plug-in hybrids will start to pay off. The celeb front sees Justin Timberlake taking a deal as Audi's ambassador and Shakira sharking for SEAT.

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TheCarConnection.com
GM: Saab Will Be Shut Down
EcoBoost V-6 Will Have Higher Torque Rating in 2011 Ford F-150
First Drive: 2011 Toyota Sienna
2011 Ford Mustang: 412 HP, And 5.0 Liters
2010 NAIAS: Detroit Auto Show Schedule's Out
Back To The Drawing Board: Honda Revamps Insight Campaign
Geely Expecting To Seal The Volvo Deal By February 14
2010 Buick LaCrosse Four-Cylinder Coming Soon, With 30 MPG
Volkswagen's Winter Wünderland Inspires Wonder, All Right
TrueCar: 2009 Chrysler Aspen, 2010 Mini Cooper Are Haggler's Delight
Toyota Not Planning On Many Takers For 4-Cylinder 4Runner
The Six Is Back: 2011 BMW 7-Series Adds 740i, 740iL

MotorAuthority.com
Merry Christmas! Land Rover Gives Santa One Bitchin' Sled
Ford To Preview New Mobile Apps For Sync At CES
Walter Rohrl To Tackle Nurburgring 24 Hour Race In Porsche 911 GT3 RS
New Orlando Concept & Camaro Convertible Pegged For 2010 NAIAS
2011 Ford Mustang Brings Back 5.0 Badge And 412 HP
Four-Cylinder 2010 Buick LaCrosse CX Priced From $26,995
Chrysler Announces Plans To Build Fiat Multiair Engines In Michigan
2011 Audi A1 Leaked During Photo Shoot
Rendered: 2011 MINI Crossover
2011 GMC Acadia Adds Denali Trim
2010 Infiniti G37 Sedan And Coupe Pricing Revealed
Electric Volvo C30 Coming To Detroit Auto Show, Public Trials In 2011

GreenCarReports.com
Nissan Tuning 2011 LEAF EV To Be Audible, Not Audacious
New Study: How Soon Can We Expect Plug-In Hybrid Benefits?
Detroit Auto Show Preview: BMW Concept ActiveE Electric Car
Los Angeles: The New Launchpad For Electric and Plug-In Cars
The Volt Song: What Happened, and What It Could Have Been

CelebsAndCars.com
Today In Sponsorships: Shakira Scores A SEAT Deal
Today In Politics: Justin Timberlake Is Audi's Ambassador

From around the High Gear Media network
AllCarsElectric.com:
GM Shutters Saab as Attempts to Sell Fail
DOE Aware of EEStor but Has Never Seen Functioning Technology
RUF Reveals Electrified Stormster Based on Porsche Cayenne SUV
PHEVs and EVs to Cost Tens of Thousands More Than Gasoline Counterparts For Next 20 to 30 Years
CamaroBlog.com:
Video: 2010 SLP ZL575 Camaro SS Gets Tested
AllSmallCars.com:
Next Generation VW New Beetle To Arrive In 2012
I Want One! BMW ActiveE Electric Concept Is a Car I Can Get Behind

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