Blog Buzz 1 from the 2007 Detroit Auto Show
Blogosphere Jolted By the Chevy Volt
Sebastian Blanco and Sam Abuelsamid have some kind words to say about the Chevrolet Volt, GM’s latest offering for the electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid market. Designed to get some 150 miles per gallon, the Volt is geared toward the short-range commuter and can travel up to forty miles without a drop of gasoline. Nevertheless, don’t expect to pick up the Volt at your local GM dealer any time soon. The happy cynics over at Cars!Cars!Cars! remind us all that the Volt is still in concept status and that, "to genuflect about a car that isn't for sale is just ridiculous. Anyway, congrats to GM." Indeed.
Ford Unveils Plan to Redesign Top Models
Between the proscuitto-wrapped melon and omnipresent auto industry swag, Ford announced a major redesign of its Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury lines. Dan Roth at AutoBlog says, “In the interest of not going belly-up, Ford will be hard at work over the next three years to remake their entire Ford, Lincoln and Mercury fleet,” while Cars!Cars!Cars! responds, “By 2010, eh? Let's friggin' hope so.”