Prius Plug-In, Saab To Baic, New Benz Coming: Today At High Gear Media

December 14, 2009

2009 Saab 9-3

2009 Saab 9-3

Lovers of quirky Swedish cars are sweating today as official news of the sale of Saab's last-gen 9-3 and 9-5 tooling to China's BAIC is out. Saab says the cash infusion will allow them to get back on their feet, though GM is still thought to be looking for a buyer. What does the future hold for the brand that was Born From Jets?

Mercedes-Benz is prepping a new concept for the Detroit Auto Show--one that will preview its future design language, according to the latest reports. That could mean building on the legacy kicked off by the F700, since Mercedes is unlikely to move in a completely new direction. The F700 was a similar design-theme halo car when it debuted almost three years ago.

Toyota is planning a Prius hybrid plug-in for American sale by 2011, says the company, and it'll have a price premium of less that $10,000 over the standard Prius. That'll still be a roughly $40,000 car, given the prices most Priuses sell for these days. That'll put it roughly on par with the Volt, and likely eligible for a similar tax credit, with both due out around the same time. The plug-in/extended-range EV battle royale is already shaping up. Who will emerge victorious?

Jennifer Lopez prefers the rear--of an Audi Q7, when it's time to be shuttled about, it appears. Elsewhere around the High Gear Media Network of sites, we've got even more news for you, including: the 2010 Shelby GT500 versus the Nissan GT-R; an interview with Don McCain, godfather of the Shelby Super Snake; a closer look at Honda's L.A. Show P-NUT concept; and we ask if DOE loans are helping or hurting industry innovation in the electric car sector.

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Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid To Go On Sale in 2011
Honda Element Gets a Second Coming
JD Power: Mercedes, Honda, Toyota Best In Customer Retention
Good News/Bad News/Good News For Disenfranchised Dealers
Breaking: GM Sells Key Saab Assets To Beijing Auto
2011 Nissan LEAF: Smartphone Integration, Coming At Launch
Spyker Poised To Be Favored Bidder For Saab
Toyota To Unveil Economy Car Concept In India This January
Official: Beijing Auto Buys Saab Assets
Mercedes-Benz Previewing Future Design Language With Detroit Concept
9ff Releases Final Specs For 257-MPH GT9-R Supercar
Spyker Still In The Running To Purchase Saab
Video: F1-Inspired Soundtrack For 2011 Lexus LFA
2010 Acura MDX Priced From $42,230
BMW Unveils New M Sport Package For Z4 Roadster
2011 BMW Z4 sDrive35is Preview
Nissan Prepping 240SX To Take On FT-86, MX-5?
Ferrari Unveils Custom P540 Superfast Aperta
Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid On Sale in 2011, Less Than $10K More
Program To Track Charging Habits Of Nissan LEAF Early Adopters
Jennifer Lopez Plops Down On Big, Juicy Audi Q7

From around the High Gear Media network
Interview with Don McCain, Godfather of the Shelby Super Snake
2010 Shelby GT500 vs. Nissan GT-R through the eyes of Motor Trend
Win a 2009 Shelby GT500KR and Help some Animals
DOE Loans Stifling Innovation Industry Wide?
Orders Being Taken For Myers Motors' Two-seat Electric, Cost As Low As $22,500.00
2nd Generation Smart EV Still Has Issues
Top 5 Finalists Announced For Green Vision Award, All Feature Electric Power
Hybrid Sales On the Rise Again, November Sales Increase 21 %
Top Gear Awards Toyota Prius With Title of City Car of the Year, Prius is Groundbreaking
Honda at L.A. Auto Show--P-NUT Concept


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