There are two key themes with today's news at High Gear Media: our Best Car To Buy awards and the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show.

For the best cars to buy for 2012 in the mainstream, green, and performance/luxury segments, you can find our top picks of the year at The Car Connection, Green Car Reports, and right here at Motor Authority.

There's also a bevy of concept and production car action coming out of Tokyo, including--finally!--the production version of Toyota's FT-86 concept.

All of this and more in the links below.

Motor Authority's 2012 Best Car To Buy

The Car Connection's 2012 Best Car To Buy

Green Car Reports' 2012 Best Car To Buy

Toyota's production GT 86 makes Tokyo debut.

All of the electric cars and plug-in hybrids at the Tokyo Motor Show in one shot.

Mazda adds capacitors to its stop-start system for extra gas savings.

A look at Tony "Smoke" Stewart's NASCAR Cup Series win.

Mark Webber takes the victory in the season's final F1 race

Maybach is back on the chopping block for 2013, maybe.

Gumpert is working on an all-new supercar for the 2012 Geneva Motor Show