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If you’re still waiting on your Nissan Leaf pre-order slip to bear fruit, you’re not alone. But, know that you might be able to finally go and rent one of the things — if you live in Japan (or have the appropriate international drivers license and willingness to travel). Nissan just delivered 190 of the hotly-desired hatches to rental companies across its home country and, while Hertz is planning to offer the things up around these parts, we don’t see any available for reservations yet. There are some lovely mid-sized alternatives available, though, if you don’t mind white paint, Velour interiors, and gas-powered engines.
Nissan delivers 190 Leaf EVs to rental companies in Japan, pre-orderers still get none originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 04 Feb 2011 15:07:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
Aston Martin‘s ventures into the urban machine market will start with the Toyota iQ-based Cygnet, a city car slated to enter full-scale production later this year. While the Toyota iQ starts at a bargain price £9,995 ($15,993 U.S. at the current exchange rate) in the UK, the Cygnet wears an Aston badge and is slapped with an Aston-like price tag of £30,995 ($49,595).
Admittedly, the Aston Martin Cygnet does features upgraded interior touches like leather seating surfaces and exterior brightwork that’s not available on the base Toyota iQ, but the upcharge for these add-ons seems rather excessive.
Aston Martin will commemorate the city car’s debut by offering two special-edition versions of the Cygnet; the Launch Edition White and the Launch Edition Black. Check out the high-res images to see the Cygnet slathered in Snow White paint and dipped in Magic Black.
[Source: Aston Martin]
Aston Martin announces Cygnet base price of £30,995 ($49,595 U.S.) originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Wed, 26 Jan 2011 14:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
There’s a story going around today about an alleged problem in the power management unit affecting Motorola’s first two dual-core smartphones — AT&T’s Atrix 4G and Verizon’s Droid Bionic — that leads to a hodgepodge of issues: overheating, weird RF fluctuation, the list goes on. Sounds like a tragedy in the making, doesn’t it? Worst yet, the PMU problem is said to be a “major unfixable flaw that will plaque [sic] it forever.” Bummer!
But let’s back up and consider the facts here. First, as best we can tell, the sources are two posters in a HowardForums thread, one of which doesn’t even have the information firsthand — he was allegedly given the news “by someone who is testing the devices.” Furthermore, there’s really no such thing as an “unfixable” bug; you might need to peel away several layers of software and hardware to fix an issue depending on how fundamental the flaw turns out to be, but engineers have proven time and time again that “unfixable” isn’t really in their vocabulary (white paint aside, of course).
If you were watching the Barrett-Jackson auction last night you might have caught the unveiling of the this year’s Indianapolis 500 pace car, a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible. Styled after the very first Camaro pace car in 1969, the modern version features Summit White paint with orange stripes and an orange leather interior. This will be the seventh time a Camaro has paced the legendary race, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
So why unveil the car at Barrett-Jackson? You guessed it. Chevrolet will be auctioning off the first of fifty replica pace cars on Saturday evening. The full proceeds from the auction will be donated to the David Foster Foundation, a charity that supports families with children that need organ transplants. Hit the jump for full details in the press release from Chevrolet. Thanks to everyone for the tips!
Chevrolet unveils 2011 Camaro Convertible Indy pace car at Barrett-Jackson originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 21 Jan 2011 09:29:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.
If you’ve been wondering exactly how much Aston Martin plans on charging for the pleasure of owning its new
Toyota iQ Cygnet, wonder no more. The company has officially released pricing details on its first sub-compact. For the lowly price of just £30,995, you can slide behind the leather-wrapped wheel and avoid the hassle of having to shell out for those pesky congestion charges in downtown London.
Seems perfectly justifiable to us.
Aston Martin is offering two special-edition version of the Cygnet to commemorate the car’s launch. The first, fittingly called the Cygnet Launch Edition White, is slathered in Snow White paint. If this is Aston Martin’s interpretation of the fairest of them all, we’d hate to see the seven dwarves. The exterior also gets plenty of chrome bright work and custom wheels, while the interior gets pearl-white leather and satin chrome accents.
If that’s just not naughty enough for you, Aston Martin is also offering up the Cygnet Launch Edition Black. The evil twin is dipped in Magic Black paint that hides shades of green. Matte-black louvers and chrome accents dominate the rest of the exterior, while the cabin is treated to diamond-pattern black leather. Hit the jump for the full press blast.
Gallery: Aston Martin Cygnet Launch Editions
[Source: Aston Martin]
Aston Martin prices Cygnet, announces two launch colors originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 20 Jan 2011 16:28:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.