Today at High Gear Media: Sonata Steering, Paris Previews

August 31, 2010

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata is being checked out for a steering defect--not an official recall, but the stirrings of one? [TheCarConnection]

Fiat is signing up 165 Chrysler dealers to sell the teensy 500 and possibly some Alfa Romeos. [TheCarConnection]

A trio of High Gear Media editors have driven the 2011 Honda CR-Z. Opinions range widely; yours may vary, too. [TheCarConnection]

We've shown you the updated Lexus IS due at the Paris auto show; now, for the IS-F. [MotorAuthority]

We're so not into the Top Gear pseudomania, but you might care that the Stig's been fired. Time for a real job, minus the helmet. [MotorAuthority]

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt will be sold in China--as a Chevy, not as a Buick, as you may have guessed. [GreenCarReports]

A very special Toyota Prius--okay, ours--has been snipped into safety compliance with Toyota's pedal recall. So what's it look like? Like this. [AllAboutPrius]

Mercedes-Benz and Tony Hawk are on the same team now, if not quite on the same skateboard. [SocialCarNews]

Are Swedish cars hip again? This new campaign for the new 2010 Saab 9-5 wants desperately for you to believe so. [AmazingCarAds]

The 2011 Nissan Leaf will be a success, the car maker says--and not just in places with no oil. [HybridsCentral]

Finally, the two most prolific car-crash-testers in America are heading for a collision of their own, in words and ideas. It sounds a bit like MacNeil/Lehrer, if MacNeil was replaced by Jerry Bruckheimer. [CarNewsBreak]

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