Hybrids

  • Honda NSX, Honda R&D Center, Oct. 20155

    The second-generation Acura NSX isn't due to be released until next spring, but Acura is giving early rides to some media outlets. Last week, Acura had a preview test drive at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and this past week I had the chance to get a few minutes behind the wheel on the high-speed oval at the Honda R&D Center in Tochigi, Japan. Unfortunately, my drive wasn't as in-depth as the Laguna Seca launch, but I did learn some things about this high-tech Japanese supercar. Here are some observations: -The cockpit is comfortable and upscale. I drove a Japanese-market car with right-hand...

  • Mean Metal Motors M-Zero
    Mean Metal Motors Aims To Create India's First Supercar

    A supercar from every country? Why not? Let's see what the various nations of the world can produce when it comes to the topic of high-speed, high-attention automobiles. Next up on the list could be India, as a young man named Sarthak Paul has a vision of what that Indian-bred supercar could be...

  • 2017 Acura NSX
    2017 Acura NSX Coming With 573 HP, 0-60 MPH Time Of 3.0 Seconds

    Acura has come out with some bold numbers for its second-generation NSX, but before you rush out to your local dealer recall that the hybrid supercar won’t be available in showrooms for some time as production only starts next spring. Nevertheless, fans have a lot to look forward to. Although...

  • Patent drawing for mid-engine sports car filed by Honda - Image via Autovisie
    Honda Mid-Engine Sports Car To Pack 1.5-Liter Turbo, Hybrid System: Report

    Honda’s dealers have been pleading for an exciting, sporty car ever since the demise of the S2000. It appears their pleas have not gone unnoticed as Honda is working on a new sports car to help fill the void. Earlier in the year patent drawings filed by Honda for a mid-engine sports car...

  • 2017 Bentley Bentayga, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
    2017 Bentley Bentayga Is World’s Most Powerful, Most Luxurious SUV: Live Photos & Video

    There’s an insatiable thirst for SUVs affecting the globe and the ultra-luxury segment certainly hasn’t been spared. That’s why you have the likes of Mercedes-Maybach and Rolls-Royce planning high-riding models for the first time, but Bentley has beaten them to the punch with its...

  • New Volkswagen Tiguan (European-spec), 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show
    New Volkswagen Tiguan unveiled at 2015 Frankfurt auto show

    Volkswagen has unveiled its all-new, second-generation Tiguan compact crossover SUV at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show. This is the version that will be sold in most markets, but the one headed Stateside, in late 2016 or early the following year, is expected to differ slightly. Ours will offer more...

  • Jaguar Land Rover electrified vehicle concepts

    Jaguar Land Rover is fully embracing the concept of vehicle electrification and has already developed a series of technology demonstrators that will be used to test various systems that one day could be offered to customers. The vehicles are all described as concepts, though they hint at powertrains Jaguar Land Rover may launch in the future. ALSO SEE: 2017 Bentley Bentayga Is World’s Most Powerful, Most Luxurious SUV: Video You may recall that Jaguar Land Rover’s Range_e Hybrid concept from 2010 eventually led to hybrid versions of the Range Rover and Range Rover Sport SUVs. The...

  • 2016 Toyota Prius Unveiling
    2016 Toyota Prius revealed, promises up to 55 mpg combined

    The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius made a splashy debut in Las Vegas overnight, levitating above the stage before being driven into the spotlight. But despite the fanfare details were few and far between in Sin City. ALSO SEE: 2017 Bentley Bentayga Is World’s Most Powerful, Most Luxurious SUV...

  • Koenigsegg Regera  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show live photos
    Did The Tesla Model S Inspire The Koenigsegg Regera?

    In 2014, Christian von Koenigsegg purchased a Tesla Model S and declared the car was more fun do drive than a BMW M5. In 2015, Koenigsegg rolled out its new 1,500-horsepower Regera hybrid supercar. Are these two things related? Actually, yes they sort of are according to a recent question and...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid
    2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Gains Three New Variants Including Plug-In Hybrid And Diesel

    Mercedes-Benz’s latest C-Class was all-new for 2015 and for its first year on the market the vehicle was offered in just two variants, a C300 and C400, both of which came standard with 4Matic all-wheel drive. For the 2016 model year, the C400 is replaced by the sporty new C450 AMG, and...

  • 2016 BMW 330e and 225xe plug-in hybrids
    BMW 330e and 225xe plug-in hybrids revealed ahead of Frankfurt auto show

    BMW is well on its way of offering its eDrive plug-in hybrid option on every model in its lineup. Having already shown the fuel-efficient versions of its X5 and 7-Series, the German automaker has now given us our first look at its upcoming 2-Series Active Tourer and 3-Series plug-in hybrids. They...

  • 2016 Toyota Prius leaked - Image via Prius Club Malaysia
    2016 Toyota Prius Leaked

    The all-new, fourth-generation Toyota Prius is due to be unveiled at a special event in Las Vegas on September 8, ahead of a possible world debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show one week later. We’ve been spying camouflaged prototypes for more than a year but now completely undisguised...

  • Koenigsegg Regera

    Koenigsegg builds the most powerful cars in the world, with its One:1 developing as much as 1,341 horsepower and its upcoming Regera hybrid promising as much as 1,500 hp. Incredibly, the Swedish supercar marque has always stuck to rear-wheel drive but that may change in the not too distant future. Koenigsegg CEO and founder Christian von Koenigsegg recently held a forum with fans using a similar format to Reddit's popular Ask Me Anything posts. One of the questions posited was why the company doesn’t use all-wheel drive. WATCH: Chris Harris Spends Time With Bugatti's EB110 Super Sport...

  • 2017 Acura NSX
    Acura NSX Starting Production Next Spring, Arriving As 2017 Model

    If you’ve been eagerly awaiting the arrival of the new NSX supercar, be prepared to wait a little longer. Acura has confirmed that production of its hybrid supercar has been pushed back until the spring of 2016, with the main cause of the delay being the decision to switch the layout of the...

  • Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show
    Lamborghini Bringing Production-Bound Hybrid Supercar To Geneva?

    In front of a private group at this past weekend's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, Lamborghini showed off something new that it's most likely prepping for low-volume production. Potential buyers and other very special people got an early glimpse of a car that we expect to see at the 2016 Geneva...

  • 2016 Toyota Prius spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2016 Toyota Prius Spy Shots And Video

    The fourth-generation Toyota Prius has been spotted testing in prototype form, revealing a shape that worryingly is starting to look a bit like Toyota’s ungainly Mirai fuel cell car. Looking at this prototype, which was spotted testing in the United States, we can clearly see that the new...

  • 2016 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback
    2016 Audi A3 e-tron Sportback Priced From $38,825

    More than two years on from its reveal at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Audi’s A3 e-tron Sportback is ready for its market debut here in the United States. The plug-in hybrid hatch goes on sale in October and has been priced from $38,825, which includes the automaker’s standard $925...

  • 2016 Volkswagen Touareg
    2016 Volkswagen Touareg Gets Price Reduction, Drops Hybrid Option

    Volkswagen will start production of a new mid-size SUV with third-row seats in 2016 at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, but the automaker won’t be discontinuing the two-row Touareg anytime soon. For the coming 2016 model year, VW is enticing Touareg buyers with a price reduction amounting...

  • 2016 Lexus CT 200h

    The 2016 Lexus CT 200h hybrid rolls into the new model year with some changes but no major updates. It remains the smallest of Lexus' many hybrids, and the brand's only hatchback. You'd be hard pressed to differentiate a 2016 CT 200h from a current 2015 model, as the only significant difference is a new grille with a chrome surround on the 2016 model. It's another version of the prominent 'spindle' grille that Lexus has made into its calling card. ALSO SEE: 2016 Dodge Challenger And Charger SRT Hellcat Production Being Boosted There are no major changes to report on the inside, although the...

  • 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder crash in St. Tropez carpark
    Porsche 918 Spyder Driver Showing Off Crashes In Car Park: Video

    We’re sure many readers can relate to how the Porsche 918 Spyder driver in this video must have felt. You’re in a holiday spot with a shiny new car, in this case in St. Tropez with one of the most desirable cars on the planet, and you end up giving the loud pedal a little squeeze to let...

  • MINI Superleggera Vision concept
    MINI Sports Car Based On Superleggera Concept Coming In 2019: Report

    Remember that very un-MINI MINI concept? It seems the automaker is examining the idea of creating a production version. MINI recently confirmed it was moving to a lineup of five core models, and one of these is to be a sports car-like offering to fill the void left by the discontinued Coupe and...

  • 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari lists for $5 million - Image via Naples Motorsports
    Only LaFerrari For Sale In North America Lists At $5 Million

    Despite Ferrari’s vetting of LaFerrari buyers, a number of the hybrid supercars have showed up on the used car lot, typically with price tags well in excess of the estimated $1.3 million factory price. While previous examples for sale were found in Europe or the Middle East, this sexy black...

  • Acura NSX pace car for the 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
    Watch The Acura NSX Take On The Pikes Peak Hill Climb: Video

    The new Acura NSX has been tantalizing us with its clean lines and promised performance for the past couple of years, but soon we’ll finally be able to hop behind the wheel and tell you what it’s like to drive. Until then, sit back and enjoy this video showing a pre-production example...

  • 2016 Lexus ES 350
    2016 Lexus ES U.S. Specs

    After debuting at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, the refreshed 2016 Lexus ES is finally making its way Stateside. Following its Toyota Camry sibling, the ES gets a substantial restyling and some new features, but remains the same under the skin. The new look includes a new front fascia with a larger...

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