Wireframe Lamborghini, Spyker’s Plans For Saab: Today’s Car News

January 4, 2010

Due for sale in 2012, the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan will reportedly be offered with plug-in hybrid technology, and eventually this option will be offered across the automaker’s fleet. [MotorAuthority]

Since GM extended the deadline for potential bids for the Saab brand, renewed hope in an acquisition by Spyker has reignited interest in the brand and its future models. It looks like the baby Saab 9-1 may not see the light of day but the mid-sized 9-4X crossover certainly may. [Autocar]

Hyundai is keen to establish itself in luxury circles and while it may not be ready for a whole new brand, the South Korean automaker is contemplating sells its more premium vehicles in a separate section in dealerships. [Ward’s Auto]

A wireframe Lamborghini Countach made from 160-feet of steel tubing and painted fluorescent orange is up for sale in the UK. The life-size artwork is the creation of former architect Benedict Radcliffe and is the second of its type, the first being a Subaru Impreza. [PistonHeads]

Ford plans to have a single, global marketing launch for its all-new Focus, which will be unveiled at this month’s 2010 Detroit Auto show. The new car is expected to go on sale towards the end of this year as a 2011 model. [Automotive News, sub req’d]

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