Here we are down to the last two months of our count down to the New Year! The last two months have been full of holidays—they have also been full of automotive news as we ramp up to the Detroit Auto Show in January. News for November and December included the Mitsubishi i-MiEV reaching 5000 units, small cars that take home the top resale value, announcement of the first Focus Electric markets, Ford C-MAX intelligent automatic liftgate and revisiting the 2009 Nissan Cube after a year. The top articles however span the subject of EPA ratings and class-leading features for entry-level sedans.

For November, we have chosen are coverage of the 2011 Nissan LEAF and the EPA rating for the eMPG (equivalent miles per gallon). It is a topic that fired up some of our colleagues over and The 99 eMPG wasn’t necessarily the issue; it was the way the tests were conducted. Some believe that the EPA tests are biased against electric vehicles. Check out the article for yet another examples of how electric cars are making us question age-old processes in the automotive industry.

For December, we have chosen are coverage of the all-new 2011 Hyundai Elantra. This choose wasn’t so much made because Hyundai’s goal to go after the industry top dogs like Toyota and Honda, but more for the class-leading features they are offering consumers without breaking the bank. What is even more interesting is that it is the only compact car that we know of that offers rear-heated seats—something our passengers at can really get behind. Check out the other ritzy options that Hyundai is offering as part of they Elantra equipment list while still coming in under $25K.


Be sure to check out the rest of the count down to 2011 as we keep rolling towards New Year’s Eve! Missed the earlier articles check them out in our most recent blog section.

Happy New Year and a prosperous 2011 from all of your friends here at