The boss of Fiat and Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne, has given an update on a wide-ranging product plan that he first introduced back in 2009. There are sweeping changes taking place across most Fiat and Chrysler brands, including the new standalone SRT brand.

Late last year it was revealed that Toyota had registered the trademark “Lexus RC 350.” Now we’ve discovered that the automaker has also registered the trademark “RC F,” suggesting that a new Lexus ‘F’ performance model is in the works.

Troubled battery manufacturer A123 Systems has won approval from the U.S. government to be sold to Chinese company Wanxiang. How A123’s customers, such as Fisker Automotive, will fare from the sale remains to be seen.

You'll find all of these stories and more in today's car news headlines, gathered from around the High Gear Media network.

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