Road Trips, 3-Cylinders and Fisker Karma: Today's Car News

June 2, 2011
2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Line

2011 Chevrolet Volt Production Line

A new three-cylinder engine, a hybrid transmission and an eight-speed automatic--that's Ford's homework for the next year. [TheCarConnection]

With rebates and incentives down 25 percent last year, we're all paying more for new cars than in a very long time. [TheCarConnection]

The Chevy Volt rebate snafu (and Leaf, too) exposes some major loopholes in Federal legislation--not to mention trust issues among dealers and buyers. [TheCarConnection]

We're angling for a first drive in the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster, but this video will be our thrill-by-proxy until that day arrives. [MotorAuthority]

It turns out the plug-in Cadillac SRX Hybrid might have been killed by its own batteries. [GreenCarReports]

Fisker now says its Karma will turn around sometime in July, when it begins delivering cars to people without Prince in their name. [GreenCarReports]

Despite delays due to natural disasters, Nissan says it's going to deliver 12,000 Leaf electric cars in the U.S. by the end of this year. [AllCarsElectric]

DOT Secretary Ray LaHood wants fewer driving distractions, but we can't help but think "character in a West Side Story reboot" when we hear his name. [AllCarTech]

Finally today, we're planning some summer road trips of our own, but not before #YouTellUs--what's the longest drive you've ever taken? [SocialCarNews]

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