Hybrids

  • 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

    Acura has announced pricing for what it calls the "ultimate MDX," the 2017 Sport Hybrid, and it comes with a very reasonable $1,500 premium over a comparable model. The price is $52,935 for the most affordable version, which is the MDX Sport Hybrid with Technology package, and $58,975 for the MDX Sport Hybrid with Advance package. The MDX Sport Hybrid system features the brand's single-overhead cam 3.0-liter V-6, three electric motors--one up front with the engine and two at the rear that also provide torque vectoring and Acura's SH-AWD all-wheel-drive capability--a 7-speed dual-clutch...

  • Koenigsegg Regera, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Koenigsegg presents first customer Regeras in Geneva

    It was at the 2015 Geneva auto show that Koenigsegg first rolled out its Regera and impressed us with the car’s innovative drivetrain. At this year’s show, which kicks off on March 7, the Swedish firm will show off the first two customer examples of the hybrid hypercar. Car number one...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid revealed with 680 horsepower

    Porsche revealed the 2018 Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid a couple weeks before the Geneva auto show and now it has made its public debut in Switzerland. A plug-in hybrid luxury sedan, this monstrously powerful beast combines a twin-turbocharged V-8 with an electric drive system—a powertrain...

  • Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Infiniti hints at ‘Black S’ performance brand with wild Q60 concept

    Infiniti unveiled a wild Q60 concept car at the 2017 Geneva auto show. The concept is called the Q60 Project Black S, and it was built to highlight Infiniti’s links with the Renault Sport Formula One team as well as to gauge interest in a new performance division called Black S and utilizing...

  • 2018 Lexus LS500h
    2018 Lexus LS 500h is an inconspicuous, four-door LC 500h

    Are you one of the seven people who wants a high-dollar Lexus hybrid, but think the new LC 500h's two-door body isn't practical enough? Well, there's good news coming from Geneva, where the Japanese luxury giant introduced the new LS sedan with the LC's hybrid powertrain. Dubbed the LS 500h, the...

  • Peugeot Instinct concept, 2017 Geneva auto show
    Peugeot Instinct concept previews hybrid, self-driving technologies

    Peugeot is providing a glimpse of its vision of the automotive future with the Instinct concept unveiled at the 2017 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. It was later presented at the 2017 Geneva auto show. Peugeot, part of French auto giant PSA Group, sees self-driving capability as being a...

  • Mercedes-AMG GT concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

    Mercedes-AMG has signalled its intention to jump into the high-performance sedan market with the unveiling of the stunning GT sedan concept on Tuesday at the 2017 Geneva auto show. Although AMG already offers tuned versions of Mercedes-Benz sedans, the GT concept heralds a standalone four-door model from the Affalterbach tuner in the same vein as its existing GT sports car and previous SLS AMG supercar. “With the Mercedes-AMG GT concept, we are giving a preview of our third completely independently developed sports car and are extending the attractive AMG GT family to include a...

  • 2016 BAC Mono fitted with rear wheel arches made from graphene
    BAC plans 2-seat, enclosed cockpit hypercar

    BAC, the maker of the single-seat Mono track car, has dropped hints on some of its future plans. In an interview with Wilton Classic & Supercar, brothers Ian and Neill Briggs, the brains behind BAC, said the company was looking at entering the hypercar arena with a new model within the next...

  • Volvo Concept Truck
    Volvo concept truck made more frugal with hybrid powertrain

    Volvo Trucks in 2016 unveiled a concept vehicle it claimed could achieve 30 percent better fuel efficiency than a conventional semi truck. Now, the Swedish company is testing an updated version equipped with a hybrid powertrain, in the hope of cutting fuel consumption even more. Volvo Trucks, which...

  • 2018 Lexus LS 500h
    Lexus confirms multi-stage hybrid system for 2018 LS 500h

    Lexus will unveil the 2018 LS 500h hybrid sedan at next month’s 2017 Geneva auto show, and the automaker has confirmed the car will feature the innovative multi-stage hybrid system that we first saw in the LC 500h. The system combines an internal combustion engine with two motor-generators...

  • 2017 BMW 740e xDrive
    2017 BMW 740e xDrive iPerformance first drive review

    The word hybrid is indelibly attached to the Toyota Prius, a vehicle renowned for its frugality. And when the suffix plug-in is added, perhaps the first car to come to mind is the Chevrolet Volt. Both cars are true green machines that save owners money over the course of ownership, as well as at...

  • 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric
    2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric has 124-mile range, $30,335 starting price

    Hyundai is joining the ranks of automakers with an electric car on offer thanks to its 2017 Ioniq Electric. The compact hatch is Hyundai’s rival to the Toyota Prius and uniquely comes with hybrid (Ioniq Hybrid) and plug-in hybrid (Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid) options too, making it the first vehicle...

  • 2018 Lexus LS 500h

    Lexus has released the first photo of the hybrid version of its newest LS sedan ahead of a debut at next month’s 2017 Geneva auto show. The fifth generation of the Lexus flagship made its debut in January at the 2017 Detroit auto show was only shown as an LS 500, which comes with a twin-turbocharged 3.5-liter V-6 delivering 415 horsepower. The hybrid version will be an LS 500h but it’s not clear at this point what the powertrain will be. The most likely scenario is Lexus dropping in the powertrain from the related LC 500h, which delivers 354 hp. The outgoing LS 600h paired a...

  • 2009 Honda S2000
    Is Honda bringing back the S2000 with a boosted engine?

    Honda fans have been hankering for the return of the S2000 for years. The drop-top sports car disappeared from the market in 2009, and lovers of rev-happy hoonage have been crying out for something to replace it ever since. Yes, the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ are here and the Mazda Miata hasn't gone...

  • 2016 Volkswagen GTI Clubsport S
    Could next VW GTI get a hybrid horsepower boost?

    For Volkswagen, the diesel engine is dead here in the United States. The automaker knows it needs to bring a steady stream of electrified options to our shores to help keep its lineup in the good graces of the car buying public. These cars already exist, and more will be added to the future lineup...

  • 2018 Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid
    Report: Porsche planning more potent, V-8-equipped Panamera hybrid

    Porsche’s Panamera already comes as a hybrid but there are reports claiming a second, more potent gasoline-electric option will be offered, this one throwing a V-8 into the mix. Last summer Motor Trend came out with a report that a 918 Spyder-inspired Panamera with 700 horsepower was on the...

  • Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive
    Mercedes-AMG boss Moers says hybrids coming after 2020

    The future for Mercedes-AMG will be more than just fire-breathing, turbocharged engines. AMG boss Tobias Moers told Motor Authority on Thursday at a media event in Los Angeles that the brand will have a hybrid and electric future—maybe soon. "We are not able to change the future," Moers said...

  • 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...

  • Bentley Mulsanne Hybrid Concept, 2014 Beijing Auto Show

    At the 2014 Beijing auto show, Bentley presented a Mulsanne concept car that was powered by a plug-in hybrid system. “Adding performance and efficiency with no compromise to luxury, plug-in hybrids are an important part of Bentley’s exciting future,” former Bentley CEO Wolfgang Schreiber said at the time. The technology will first appear in the Bentayga, most likely in 2018. It will then make its way into the next-generation Continental GT and eventually the rest of Bentley’s lineup. The information was confirmed by current CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer on Tuesday at the...

  • 2018 Toyota Camry
    2018 Toyota Camry arrives with new platform, powertrains and sporty looks

    With rivals taking on impressive redesigns in recent years, Toyota was never going to sit back and let its main bread-winner, the Camry, get old. The current car was introduced for 2012, and Toyota gave it a major refresh for 2015 after some negative reviews. On Monday, at the 2017 Detroit auto...

  • 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 spawn a production model of the same name in 2018. The production model was recently spied, and though heavily camouflaged it...

  • 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 fetched, and no we're not referring to the fact that both vehicles utilize four wheels wrapped in rubber tires. The...

  • 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 of the 13 electrified cars in a company-wide strategy announcement that also outlined plans to create more jobs in the United...

  • 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 in just a handful of years. To be specific, 2020 is when the Mustang will add a hybrid model. Details are slim, but Ford...

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