Memorial Day Apps, Audi A9 In The Works: Today's Car News

May 26, 2011

Small cars are getting better at crash safety, so says the IIHS. [TheCarConnection]

A new Facebook page makes your Facebook page look totally acceptable. While you may be doing belly shots off a cougar, this group's suggesting that Saudi women be beaten for driving. [TheCarConnection]

Whether it's from earthquake aftereffects or a series of new, well-received vehicles, the Koreans are breathing down Toyota's collar. [TheCarConnection]

The Rapture may have come and gone last week, and the surest sign it actually happened is this rumored Jaguar crossover. [MotorAuthority]

Not content with the even numbers, Audi's now conquering the odds with the A3, A5, A7, and next up, the Benz CL-like Audi A9. [MotorAuthority]

Volvo says its energy-capturing flywheel could give its cars a 20-percent fuel-economy boost. [GreenCarReports]

Let the gnashing of teeth and rending of garments begin: Mazda's new sportscar could use a Toyota hybrid system. [GreenCarReports]

Cool video of the day: charging a Nissan Leaf by towing it in reverse. [AllCarsElectric]

Memorial Day traffic have you worried? We're loving these six apps to keep us on the right path. [AllCarTech]

Finally today, while we're still savoring our first drive in the 500c, #YouTellUs--can Fiat make it here in the U.S.? [SocialCarNews]
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