Today in Car News: Buick Verano, Ford Focus Electric, Raptor

October 8, 2010
2012 Buick Excelle GT (Chinese-spec)

2012 Buick Excelle GT (Chinese-spec)

Ford's Alan Mulally makes it a three-peat with a scheduled speech at January's Consumer Electronics Show, which ironically is open to the press only. [Detroit Free Press]

GM says its Orion plant will build new Buick Veranos, but the UAW's disaffected say it'll build bad blood instead. [Detroit Free Press]

We've shown you the Mercedes-Benz SLK's new glass roof--now, something a little more revealing. [Autocar]

Nissan has a tonic in mind for range anxiety--it's called a free car. For a week. Until you're back on your feet. [Autoblog]

The upcoming 2012 Ford Focus Electric will come with a snazzy charging cable, good for a 12-hour recharge out of a standard 110V socket. [GreenCarCongress]

According to a new survey, Honda is the most environmentally friendly automaker on the planet. [Autopia]

Honda may be the greenest automaker, but it's snubbing the U.S. market by denying us the hybrid Fit introduced this week. [Automotive News]

Want a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor? Save up about $43,000, then head to the back of the line. [PickupTrucks]

Finally today, a lissome example of the height of automotive engineering in...communist-era Czechoslovakia. No, this is not a Ferrari Testa Rossa. [Jalopnik]

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