The $25,000 Question Edition

In which we bring you motoring news from around the Web:

• Scion announced pricing for its FR-S coupe this week. Starting at $24,930 for the 6-speed manual and $26,030 for a car fitted with a 6-speed automatic, paddle shifters and a rev-matching feature, the FR-S is positioned to compete with the Hyundai Genesis 2.0T, at $25,125 to start, and the V-6-powered Ford Mustang, at $22,995. Scion’s rear-wheel-drive coupe also received its E.P.A. fuel economy estimates this week. On premium gasoline, the manual car is expected to achieve 22 miles per gallon in city and 30 m.p.g. in highway driving, and the automatic 25 m.p.g. in city and 34 m.p.g. in highway driving. The Subaru BRZ, which was co-developed with the FR-S by Scion’s parent, Toyota, received the same estimates, although Subaru has not announced pricing for its coupe. (Scion)

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Obama Planning to Buy a Chevy Volt in next five years

He may have owned a Chrysler 300 and a Jeep Grand Cherokee, but President Obama said Tuesday that he would be a Chevy guy when he leaves office.

At a conference in Washington, Mr. Obama told representatives of the United Automobile Workers that he would buy a Chevrolet Volt in five years, after fulfilling a potential second term as president.

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Volt and Leaf Fail to Topple Honda Civic GX From Green Book List

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, a Washington-based nonprofit group financed by foundations, electric utilities and state and federal agencies, released its annual list of the 12 greenest vehicles of the model year on Tuesday. With five models having displaced 2010 honorees, this year’s list differs markedly from last year’s group.

With the Nissan Leaf electric car and Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid now being delivered in the United States, one would think they would duke it out on the group’s list for top honors, too. Not so.
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