Today at High Gear Media: 2011 Ford Edge, Benz CLS and Murano

August 23, 2010
2011 Ford Edge - first drive in and around Nashville

2011 Ford Edge - first drive in and around Nashville

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 Andreas Zapatinas? [TheCarConnection]

Then there's the 2011 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. A curvy bod gets some straight lines, but weren't the curves the whole idea? [MotorAuthority]

Rumored: Volkswagen wants to buy Alfa Romeo. Because Porsche wasn't costly enough? [TheCarConnection]

This week in spy shots: a 2012 Hyundai Genesis with light touch-up work, and a Jeep Grand Cherokee with serious HEMI injection. You'll see them for real early next year, we bet. [MotorAuthority, MotorAuthority]

Toyota may be backing off from its sales plan for thousands more hybrids next year. Given the falling numbers across the hybrid board, it's a savvy step ahead...on screen, at least. [GreenCarReports]

On another front, Toyota has started hiring in Mississippi--at the erstwhile Highlander/Prius plant that's now designated as a Corolla factory. Our advice: bring those statins for the local cuisine. [CarNewsBreak]

Infiniti will sponsor the Emmy Awards. Who knew they still handed out Emmys? [CelebsAndCars]

Experts are predicting the U.S. will have more than 1 million electric-car charging points by 2015--which should neatly oversupply the actual fleet of, oh, 10,000 cars in owners' hands? [AllCarsElectric]

Once those EVs hit the road en masse, we can count on new electricity taxes. It's inevitable, like death or M*A*S*H* reruns. [PoliticsAndCars]

Questions never asked still need to be answered. And thus, we bring you the first twin-turbo Lambo LP670. [AllExoticCars]

Can a free credit report help you save money on your next new car purchase? [BestCarBuyingAdvice]

Texting and driving is a no-go, but your cell phone can be you and your car's best friend. [CollegeCarGuide]

Last up today, a loving recollection of the "big" Austin-Healeys. Bring a tissue--and bring rags to clean up oil. [SportsCarMonitor]

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