Hybrids

 
2018 Lexus LS center console with “EV MODE” button

Lexus inadvertently confirms electrified LS

A hybrid model was noticeably absent when Lexus took the covers off its fifth-generation LS flagship sedan at last week’s 2017 Detroit auto show. The sole model was an LS 500 powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 delivering 415 horsepower and 442 pound-feet of torque. The related LC... read more

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Audi Q8 concept, 2017 Detroit auto show

Audi Q8 concept debuts, production version coming in 2018

Audi on Monday unveiled a concept car at the 2017 Detroit auto show previewing a new range-topping SUV currently in the works. The concept is called the Q8 and is set to... read more January 9, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained talks about the Honda Accord Hybrid

How the Honda Accord Hybrid can behave like a Koenigsegg

Believe it or not, the 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid sedan actually has something in common with an ultra-exotic hypercar produced by the Swedish brand Koenigsegg. That seems far... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
Ford electrified cars

Ford details 7 of 13 electrified cars due by 2020, including Mustang Hybrid, electric SUV

In late 2015, Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] pledged to spend $4.5 billion over a five-year period to develop 13 new electrified cars by 2020. Ford on Tuesday identified seven... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
2015 Ford Mustang electronic line lock

Ford Mustang Hybrid due in 2020, and it may be powerful

We all knew this day was coming, but it's just something an auto enthusiast can't prepare for. A Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang Hybrid is happening, and it will be here... read more January 3, 2017 by


 
2018 BMW 530e iPerformance

BMW announces 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid model for US

BMW today showed its latest green model for the U.S., the 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid. It's part of the newly redesigned 5-Series lineup. The 530e is powered by a... read more December 17, 2016 by


 
2018 Lexus LC500

2018 Lexus LC 500 first drive review

SEVILLE, Spain--If you remember the very first days of Lexus, you remember the clever ads: the champagne glasses on the hood of the car, the ball bearing rolling down its... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
Toyota 10-speed automatic transmission

Toyota reveals next-generation engines, transmissions and hybrid systems

As Toyota slowly renews its fleet with cars built around its TNGA (Toyota New Global Architecture) modular platform unveiled in 2015, we’ll see new technologies that... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
2017 Cadillac CT6

2017 Cadillac CT6 preview

When the CT6 went on sale in early 2016, it marked several firsts for Cadillac. The full-size luxury sedan was the first to use the new "CT" (Cadillac Touring) prefix for... read more December 1, 2016 by


 
2017 Acura RLX

2017 Acura RLX preview

Acura’s RLX flagship sedan doesn’t get much attention in luxury circles but it has a lot to offer, especially for technology buffs. The RLX was introduced for the... read more November 26, 2016 by


 
Buick Velite concept, 2016 Guangzhou auto show

Buick Velite concept debuts at 2016 Guangzhou auto show

The dust is just starting to settle after two raucous days of new car reveals at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show. However, things are just kicking into high gear over at the... read more November 18, 2016 by


 
2017 Mini Countryman, 2016 Los Angeles auto show

2017 Mini Countryman preview

Mini has revealed a bigger, more sophisticated Countryman SUV for the nameplate’s second iteration. And this time there’s a plug-in hybrid model, representing the... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid

2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid priced from $76,090

Cadillac's CT6 Plug-In Hybrid was first shown at the 2015 Shanghai auto show but is only now making its North American debut, appearing on Wednesday at the 2016 Los Angeles... read more November 16, 2016 by


 
Ferrari LaFerrari, 2013 Geneva Motor Show

Marchionne: Most Ferraris to feature hybrid tech beyond 2019

Hybrids, traditionally, have been synonymous with everything that isn't fun about driving—commutes, traffic, gas mileage, and penny pinching. In recent years, though... read more November 9, 2016 by


 
2016 Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid

Mercedes-Benz C-Class diesel will skip US

Mercedes-Benz won’t offer a diesel-powered C-Class in the United States. The automaker was to start sales of a C300d during 2016 but has since scrapped those plans. The... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid prototype

New Countryman to be Mini’s first hybrid

A new generation of the Mini Countryman is just around the corner and on Monday we received confirmation that the compact SUV will be the brand’s first hybrid. Mini... read more October 17, 2016 by


 
 

 
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