Saab Saga, Infiniti Gets Small, GM Recall: Car News Headlines

July 5, 2011
2011 Volvo S60 Performance Project

2011 Volvo S60 Performance Project

Volvo's S60 Performance Project hints at a possible PCP model, which is almost but not quite as unfortunately named as the Smart ED. [MotorAuthority]

Saab says it's found a new sugar daddy, and announced three upcoming vehicles, but China's leaders have been pretty quiet on the whole topic. [TheCarConnection]

GMC launched a free smartphone app that brings the showroom to your phone--to scale, we mean. It won't literally fit in your phone, literalist. [AllCarTech]

Nissan is beginning field trials for its upcoming NV200 electric van, the most eagerly awaited homely electric van since the Ford Transit Connect. [AllCarsElectric]

Takata and FocusDriven has teamed up in an effort to educated teens on distracted driving. Our take: they already know how it works. [FamilyCarGuide]

Mercedes-Benz says its new B-Class will be offered with a choice of five different powerplants, which translates directly into the price for going global. [GreenCarReports]

Lada? Nada! The Russian automaker is finding out that Communist cars have a hard time duking it out in the capitalist world. [TheCarConnection]

Infiniti is planning a new compact car to take on the Lexus CT and Audi A3. That's it--aim high. [MotorAuthority]

Sales of the Nissan Leaf soared in June, while the Chevrolet Volt's numbers remained steady as its plant started retooling for Impalabus. [GreenCarReports]

The 2011 GMC Canyon, Chevrolet Colorado, and some big GM SUVs are all being recalled. [FamilyCarGuide]

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