Daily U-Turn: What you missed on 7.27.10

First Drive: 2011 Nissan Leaf doesn’t change the game, just the players

We finally score some seat time in a production version of Nissan’s all-new Leaf, and come to realize that an EV isn’t just a low-mileage toy.

Mini confirms entry into 2011 World Rally Championship with Countryman

For the last year, rumors have flown around that Mini was looking to re-enter the world of rallying, and today, it’s official: A race-spec Countryman is coming to the WRC in 2011. But can Mini’s soft-roader really be competitive, even with the help of Prodrive?

2011 Chevrolet Volt priced at $41,000* or $350/month for three-year lease

Chevy’s slapped a sticker on its extended-range plug-in hybrid, and not only can you lease the Volt, you can buy it outright.

Also of interest:

  • Nissan announces Leaf rollout plans, 8-year battery warranty
  • Austin F1 track location revealed
  • Videos: 2011 Ford Explorer shows off its tech
  • Spy Shots: 2012 BMW 1 Series five-door caught with rumored turbo’d four
  • Report: Toyota to kill Sequoia, Tundra redesigned in 2014
  • Spy Shots: Pagani C9 supercar gives up its gullwing doors
  • Chevrolet Caprice police car to patrol America’s streets beginning April, 2011 [w/video]

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Daily U-Turn: What you missed on 7.27.10 originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 27 Jul 2010 19:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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