Today in Car News: Mercury, Panamera and Lamborghini

September 10, 2010
2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid

2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid

With the death of Mercury comes more than a little agita over at Lincoln. Who's going to replace all those Grand Marquis-heads in showrooms? [AutomotiveNews]

Obama's crafty charisma couldn't convince Carlos to come to GM's aid. Not for a second, Ghosn says (probably in French or Portuguese). [AutomotiveNews]

Highway deaths are down to a 60-year-low, but where do we go from here? Please don't say "more bleeping electronics." [Jalopnik]

Chrysler's done with its 60-day, money-back guarantee program--but it's happy to show you something in a hefty rebate. [KickingTires]

Mazda's built its two-millionth Mazda6 sedan. We were told there would be no math. [Autoblog]

The next update for the Jaguar XF could make it look much more like the new 2011 Jaguar XJ--which in turn looked like the XF. [Autoblog]

Porsche's delivered more than $22,000 Panamera sedans in its first year on sale. Given the Ferrari 458's track record, we wonder how many exotic-fast Porsches have already been "retired." [PRNewswire]

Finally today, a simple smattering of Lamborghini car porn. Enjoy without comment. [Autopia]

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