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Today in Car News: Murano Convertible, Paris Auto Show and HEMI
Today in Car News: Murano Convertible, Paris Auto Show and HEMI

We told you about it a year ago--and today, Nissan confirms you'll see a Murano convertible at the L.A. Auto Show. Let the head-scratching begin. [CarAndDriver] A Chevy Cruze hatchback at the Paris auto show? Count us in. Especially if there will be baguettes. [Autoblog] The Honda Fit Hybrid's also...Read More»

2010 Toyota Corolla
Today at High Gear Media: Recalls, Drunk Driving, and Charger

Toyota's latest recall involves more than a million Corolla sedans and Matrix hatchbacks. It's been long in the works--and Toyota says it's a "voluntary service action." [TheCarConnection] Stat of the day: we spend almost $100 billion on accidents, from repairing vehicles to repairing people...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge - first drive in and around Nashville
Today at High Gear Media: 2011 Ford Edge, Benz CLS and Murano

We know the 2011 Ford Edge. We drove the 2011 Ford Edge. You, sir, are no 2011 Ford Edge. (It's made of metal, for one.) [TheCarConnection] We've also seen the 2011 Nissan Murano, and we're split: does the new grille insert relieve the toothy grin, or does it look like those weird Subarus hacked by...Read More»

Jay Leno gets a tour of the Porsche 918 spyder
Video: Jay Leno's Guided Tour Of The Porsche 918 Spyder

Here at High Gear Media, we've talked a lot about the stunning Porsche 918 spyder. Most recently, we learned that it's officially making the leap from concept to production, and it's going to be more powerful than expected. Yesterday, we saw Jay Leno and Arnold Schwarzenegger smitten by the...Read More»

2011 Infiniti G37 Coupe IPL
Today at High Gear Media: Infiniti IPL, GM IPO, And More Acronyms

GM's CEO, Ed Whitacre, is calling it quits. He's the company's third CEO in 18 months, which makes Daniel Akerson the company's fourth CEO in 18 months. [TheCarConnection] GM's also landed a $5 billion line of credit that could help it file an IPO later this year. Coincidence? [TheCarConnection]...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
2011 Nissan Leaf: Our Experts Talk Electric Cars

  If you're curious about the 2011 Nissan Leaf--everything from ordering and owning one, to seeing how it stacks up against the 2011 Chevrolet Volt--you're in luck. High Gear Media's sprawling network of writers counts four reporters who have driven the 2011 Leaf, at almost every stage of the EV...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt pre-production test vehicle in water trough at GM Milford Proving Ground
2011 Chevrolet Volt Proves Safe In Deep-Water Test

Electric cars are the future. But electric cars are also require high-voltage, high-current batteries, and everyone knows water and electricity don't mix, right? Chevrolet wants to put your fears to rest, though, driving the new 2011 Chevrolet Volt repeatedly through a water trough to prove it's as...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf prototype
Video: The 2011 Nissan Leaf Has Arrived

  Ladies and gentlemen, the 2011 Nissan Leaf is here. And by "here", we mean "the interwebs". No, you can't drive it just yet. But you can follow Lance Armstrong's Twitter feed, where the new Nissan spokesperson occasionally mentions the all-electric five-door and how excited he is to be the first...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
High Gear on FoxCarReport: Chevy Volt, Grand Cherokee and More

  High Gear Media is live on the Web, on the Fox Car Report today. This afternoon, I'll be joining FCR host Gary Gastelu for a satellite Webcast chat about the latest developments in the happy saga of the Chevy--er, 2011 Chevrolet Volt as GM announces it's adding New York and Austin to the list of...Read More»

2011 Smart electric drive
Smart Co-Founder Hayek Dies

One of the founders of the Smart brand has died. Nicolas Hayek, the chairman and founder of Swatch Group, passed away in Switzerland at 82, the Wall Street Journal reports. Hayek led the company that reinvented the Swiss watch (conflated into "Swatch") with an inexpensive, stylish range of plastic...Read More»

Chevrolet Volt to be featured on Xbox Kinect "Joy Ride" videogame
Video: Amping Up Videogames With The 2011 Chevrolet Volt

For decades, advertisers have spent a good bit of time and energy (not to mention cash) placing their products in movies. Who could forget ET's Reese's Pieces or, as a more recent example, the Audi R8, which has co-starred alongside Robert Downey Jr. in the Iron Man films? For its part, General...Read More»

2011 Smart electric drive
Driven: 2011 Smart Electric Drive

With a jolt of electricity, the Smart Fortwo can become relevant—and refreshingly different. Further to the point, our surprising conclusion after a couple of hours behind the wheel of the new Smart Electric Drive is that, the Fortwo feels like a more appealing, fully realized package as an...Read More»

2008 HUMMER HX Concept - Jabonski
A Chevy Volt-Like H3--And H5--If HUMMER Lives

Raser Technologies remains interested in acquiring GM's HUMMER brand--and plans a new model range including extended-range electric HUMMER H3 models as well as a new compact H5 off-roader if it convinces the automaker to sell it the brand and associated factories and contracts for manufacturing. GM...Read More»

Mitsubishi MiEV
Japanese Automakers Team Up To Promote EV Standards

New technology is almost always exciting. However, it's also always evolving, which means that today's cutting-edge cars, computers, and home entertainment systems might not be so exciting (or useful) a couple of years down the line. Many remember the bitter battle waged between VHS and Betamax...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Catch High Gear Media on BBC 5 Live Today!

The death of HUMMER and the rise of hybrids, electric vehicles and everything in between--what's the future of the automobile and the car industry? If you're near a computer or satellite radio today, you'll find out more during Richard Bacon's BBC 5 Live today. Along with other guests, I'll be...Read More»

Nissan LEAF
Nissan CEO: EVs Not A Competitor To Gasoline-Engine Cars

Renault-Nissan CEO and president Carlos Ghosn is standing behind his prediction that ten percent of all the vehicles sold worldwide will be electric. And contrary to how some people are seeing it now, he says that electric power for cars isn't at all a competitor to the gasoline engine in the...Read More»

Bruce Richter drives the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport
Tesla Roadster: Our Contest Winner Speaks!

A few weeks ago, High Gear Media welcomed our newest writer to the fold--Bruce Richter, who won a Tesla Roadster test drive by writing about his personal experience with cars. This week we're bringing you two stories from Bruce--his own Tesla road test, and later this week, a one-on-one interview...Read More»

Bruce Richter drives the 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport
Franz Von Holzhausen Brings A Clean Slate to Tesla Design

A few weeks ago, High Gear Media welcomed our newest writer to the fold--Bruce Richter, who won a Tesla Roadster test drive by writing about his personal experience with cars. This week we're bringing you two stories from Bruce--his own Tesla road test, and later this week, a one-on-one interview...Read More»

2011 Ford Transit Connect Taxi, introduced at 2010 Chicago Auto Show
2010 Chicago Auto Show: Ford's Green 2011 Transit Connects

At the 2010 Chicago Auto Show, which kicks off Wednesday morning, Ford will have several introductions. Among them are two green versions of its 2011 Ford Transit Connect small commercial van. All-electric van First, Ford launches its very first all-electric car, to be known as the Transit Connect...Read More»

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