Today in Car News: Xterra, Genesis and Lotus Esprit

239994643 Today in Car News: Xterra, Genesis and Lotus Esprit

2010 Hyundai Genesis

Would you snap up a new Lotus Esprit rocking a Lexus LFA V-10? Well, not right now you wouldn’t, but maybe next year, you can.

The 2011 Hyundai Genesis is movin’ on up, with more standard equipment, more power–and more dollar signs on its price tag.

Kia won’t be going the “EcoBoost” route with a sub-brand for its greener cars. Marketing restraint? What’s the temperature in Hell today?

The Nissan Xterra could be in its dying days, as there’s no plan to replace it, and the Pathfinder could go unibody like the new Ford Explorer.

Another signal the hydrogen economy may be a few years off yet: an exploding refueling station. This is not good.

Cars.com says it knows which ten cars are the best deals for the Labor Day weekend. We’d crunch the numbers but there’s a beach chair already set up here.

What’s the car that makes you blush in embarrassment? Aztek owners, we’ll give you a get-out-of-jail-free card on this one.

Exactly 125 years ago today, the automotive era began in Germany. There’s no birthday cake big enough for that, is there?

Finally today, a sad note for our colleagues at BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce, as marketing VP Jack Pitney has died in an accident.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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