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Link Love From The Car Connection: GMC Terrain Tweeted, Daimler Delivers, Plus Videos Of Hot Cabs And Cold Hearts

March 25, 2009
GMC Terrain, tweeted

GMC Terrain, tweeted

  • GMC Terrain in 140 characters -- Twitter has done something new: it's broken a press embargo. No one's supposed to know about the new GMC Terrain until April 5, but (self-described) GM "PR girl" Annalisa Bluhm tweeted yesterday that she'd be "reviewing GMC Terrain this AM - 5 passenger crossover w/ 30 mpg - more to come April 5", which Chevy PR guy Adam Dennison then re-tweeted. And although it looks like both took down those posts, a quick search for "calabrisellamia" will bring 'em right back up. Planned leak, or clumsy PR? You decide. [Jalopnik et al]
  • Well, someone still has money -- Daimler's EvoBus division just got an order for 260 Mercedes-Benz Citaro city buses. Wanna guess from where? Starts with a "Du" and ends in "bai". Duh. [DetNews]
  • Dualies, take note -- The U.S. Department of Energy just wrapped up a study that says heavy truck drivers get better mileage with single wide tires than with with dual standards. Which is great, because who likes a double-standard? [PRNewswire]
  • Oh no, Tokyo -- Although many Western automakers have already said they won't be attending the Tokyo Motor Show, the Japanese Automobile Manufacturer's Association has taken some comfort in knowing that at least they've had the Germans onboard. Now rumor has it that Mercedes, BMW, and Volkswagen are about to decline their invitations, and Audi probably will, too. Chrysler, Fiat, Ford, GM, Jaguar, Land Rover, Peugeot, Saab, and Volvo have already bailed. But on the upside, the organizers' champagne bill is going to be waaaaay smaller. [WorldCarFans]
  • Typefaces and taxicabs -- Font freaks aren't exactly the sort of people you'd expect to see blinging up a taxi--but then, the folks at Creative Review aren't just any old font freaks. Not only did they sponsor a cab in Mumbai, India, but they've shown everyone how they tricked it out, with handy lessons in Typography 101. Take notes, people. [CreativeReview, also with video].

  • Everyone loses -- Some people really shouldn't be allowed to drive. Also, some cold-hearted giggling schoolgirls should learn to speak up before dump trucks plow into overpasses with their beds still raised. That's all we're sayin'. [BoingBoing]

[NB: Link Love will be taking a brief hiatus for the next few days. Back soon!]

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