2012 MINI Coupe, Focus Doug, Brooklyn's 'Gran Torino' Shooter: Today's Car News

June 21, 2011

The 2012 MINI Coupe is finally official, and comes with a $22,000 base price. [MotorAuthority]

The numbers behind Ford's Focus Doug social media campaign have finally hit the interwebz. Looks like the politically incorrect orange puppet is a hit. [SocialCarNews]

Many new cars now come without spare tires, leaving you to fix your own flat. [TheCarConnection]

Brooklyn has its own 'Gran Torino' shooter, and he is being hailed as a hero. [MotorAuthority]

What if your car took away your keys if you were drunk? One day it might happen. [AllCarTech]

Electric-car charging stations are expensive, but the U.S. Department of Energy is going to help firms develop models that could cost as little as $500. [AllCarsElectric]

The Dodge Caliber replacement will be shown at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show. [FamilyCarGuide]

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says 2011 Tesla Roadsters are almost sold out. [GreenCarReports]

Ford is investing $1 billion into Lincoln. Will it pay off? [MotorAuthority]

What's The Best High-Gas-Mileage Car? #YouTellUs [SocialCarNews]

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