Hybrids

  • 2016 Lexus ES 350

    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, single-piece version of the Lexus spindle grille with satin chrome trim, plus aggressively-shaped fog lights and standard LED headlights. At the back, the ES gets new tail-lights with L-shaped elements, and chrome-tipped rectangular exhaust outlets (on non-hybrid models), meant to echo the brand's...

  • 2015 Volvo V60 Polestar
    Volvo Buys Polestar, Confirms High-Performance Hybrids

    Volvo hasn't been shy about its performance intentions, and now it’s made a significant move by buying Polestar, the Swedish motorsports and engineering firm that in recent years has developed go-fast versions of select Volvo road cars. In the future, the Polestar name will signify the...

  • Koenigsegg Regera simulation run
    Koenigsegg Regera’s Powertrain Unleashed In 217-MPH Simulated Run: Video

    Come next year, Swedish supercar marque Koenigsegg will for the first time in its brief history have two distinct models in production. One is the conventionally-powered Agera RS and the other is this unique hybrid that Koenigsegg calls the Regera, which in Swedish translates to...

  • 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid  -  Driven, August 2014
    Infiniti QX60 Hybrid Gone From 2015 Lineup

    Sometimes a hybrid model just doesn't work out. Such is the case with the Infiniti QX60 Hybrid. Released for the 2014 model year, it was a one-hit wonder. Like its Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid sibling, which has also been dropped for the 2015 model year, the QX60 Hybrid traded a 260-horsepower...

  • 2016 BMW 2-Series Active Tourer plug-in hybrid prototype
    BMW 2-Series Active Tourer Plug-In Hybrid Edges Closer To Production

    When BMW first previewed its 2-Series Active Tourer back in 2012 with the Concept Active Tourer, it chose to fit the vehicle with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, suggesting that a gasoline-electric setup would be offered in the production version. Now we’re getting our first look at the plug-in...

  • Teaser for production Peugeot 308 R Hybrid
    Peugeot Teases Production Version Of 500-Horsepower 308 R Hybrid Concept

    Peugeot has just introduced a GTI version of its 308 hatchback that comes in 250- and 270-horsepower guises. However, the French automaker is planning a much more potent version of the popular compact car, a prototype for which has been teased. The prototype is for a production version of the 308 R...

  • McLaren P1

    McLaren only has one hybrid in its lineup, the flagship P1, but its CEO Mike Flewitt believes there’ll be many more introduced over the next decade as the cost and weight of the technology are further reduced. In fact, the CEO is so bullish on hybrid tech that he hopes to have at least 50 percent of McLaren’s lineup go the hybrid route in less than 10 years. “I have said in 10 years I expect half of our cars to be hybrids but I actually think it will be faster,” Flewitt told British publication Auto Express. “Will we put that on all vehicles? If I could get the...

  • Bugatti Veyron Super Sport and Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse land speed record holders
    Volkswagen Boss Hints At Two Performance Levels For Veyron Successor

    Bugatti has sold its final Veyron, which means full attention for the crew at the brand’s headquarters in Molsheim, France has turned to the car’s successor, a new supercar tipped to be called the Chiron and packing a hybrid system. Prototypes have been spotted in the wild. They reveal...

  • Acura NSX pace car for the 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb
    Acura NSX Serves As Official Pace Car For 2015 Pikes Peak Hill Climb

    This weekend is the Pikes Peak Hill Climb in Colorado, and one of the more standout cars racing to the 14,110-foot summit will be this Acura NSX supercar. It’s serving as the official pace car for this year’s event, and it’s just one of four Acura models that will be present. The...

  • Alain Prost-inspired McLaren P1
    McLaren Celebrating Its Motorsports Legends, Rolls Out Alain Prost-Inspired P1

    The 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed gets underway today in the U.K., and one of the stars of the show will be this unique McLaren P1 prepared by the MSO personalization department. Its special livery was inspired by motorsport legend Alain Prost, in particular the Frenchman’s patriotic livery...

  • Walter Röhrl crash in a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder
    Walter Röhrl Crashes Porsche 918 Spyder: Video

    For most Porsche fans, Walter Röhrl is instantly recognizable as the man vital to the development of some of the sports car marque’s greatest models. The rally legend, now 68, is currently the brand’s ambassador and key test driver. Recently, he was behind the wheel of...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e Plug-In Hybrid
    Premium Plug-In Hybrid Pricing: 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550e And 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e

    Buyers shopping for a 2016 Mercedes-Benz S550 might get sticker shock upon learning exactly how much upgrading to the S550e plug-in hybrid variant will cost... because it won't cost a dime. Opening bids for either the gasoline or gasoline-electric hybrid version of the uber-lux sedan will begin at...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder in the Australian Outback

    Porsche has completed production of its 918 Spyder. It was—to put it mildly—one hell of a run. From the beginning, the car was a complete departure from the bareknuckle Carrera GT which preceded it. Electric motors at the front wheels. An army of computerized nannies. A seven-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission. Upon seeing the concept at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, we wrote that some of the car's trick tech "was sure to prove difficult to render in production." But render it, Porsche did. On our first drive, we declared the 918 Spyder "utterly untouchable by the pantheon of cars...

  • 2015 Subaru Impreza Sports Hybrid (Japanese spec)
    Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid Launches In Japan

    Subaru has unveiled its second hybrid though right now it’s only been confirmed for the Japanese market. The car is the Impreza Sport Hybrid, and it joins the previous XV CrossTrek Hybrid in Subaru’s slowly expanding electrified lineup. While it features the word “sport” in...

  • 2015 BMW i8
    BMW i8 Powertrain Voted 2015 International Engine Of The Year

    The sophisticated plug-in hybrid powertrain of the BMW i8 sports car has been rated the top engine in this year’s International Engine of the Year Awards, the official award of British publication Engine Technology International. The i8’s powertrain consists of a turbocharged 1.5-liter...

  • Torino Design Wildtwelve concept, 2015 Parco Valentino - Salone & Gran Premio
    Italy’s Torino Design Unveils Wildtwelve Hybrid Supercar Concept

    Italian design house Torino Design, established in 2006 by Roberto Piatti, has unveiled a new supercar concept powered by a V-12-based hybrid system. The concept is called the Wildtwelve, and it made its debut at the first-ever Parco Valentino - Salone & Gran Premio held recently in Turin...

  • 2016 Honda Civic spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2016 Honda Civic Coming This Fall: Official

    Honda has confirmed that its all-new, 10th-generation Civic will be launched this fall. The car will once again be offered with sedan and coupe variants but we should also see the European-spec hatchback (perhaps in high-performance Type R trim only) at some point and possibly a new liftback as...

  • Queen Elizabeth II rides in a 2015 Range Rover Hybrid Long-Wheelbase
    This Open-Top, Hybrid Range Rover Is Fit For A Queen

    The British royal family have been supplied with vehicles from Land Rover for a number years but we’re quite positive it’s never received one like this. A Range Rover Hybrid Long-Wheelbase with a missing roof was used by Queen Elizabeth II recently during a military parade in Wales...

  • Patent drawing for mid-engine sports car filed by Honda - Image via Autovisie

    There's little evidence to support reincarnation when it comes to humans, but what about cars? Fans have eagerly awaited a new Honda S2000 since the original iteration of this sprightly roadster left the physical plane in 2009. However, like a spirit entering a new body, it could come back as something very different. ALSO SEE: James May Drives The Ferrari 488 GTB: Video Since the original’s demise, there have been rumors that Honda is working on a trio of new mid-engine sports cars, one of which is to be a successor to the S2000. In the past six months we’ve seen Honda launch two...

  • 2016 BMW 7-Series
    2016 BMW 7-Series: Carbon Construction, Gesture Control, Plug-In Tech And More

    BMW’s new 7-Series has finally landed, bringing with it more space than ever, loads of technology and powerful yet frugal engines. The car arrives in U.S. showrooms this fall, as a 2016 model, initially in 740i and 750i xDrive variants and with the long-wheelbase bodystyle only. Pricing will...

  • Koenigsegg Regera
    U.K. Dealer Lists Koenigsegg Regera At 2.1 Millon Euros In Online Ad

    Koenigsegg’s new Regera has been listed for sale by U.K. dealership SuperVettura in an online ad at Mobile.de (via AutoEvolution), with the asking price set at a staggering 2,100,010 euros with taxes. That equates to about $2.36 million at current exchange rates. Of course, the Regera is one...

  • 2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid
    2016 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid Gets More Tech, Same Great Price

    Acura’s RLX flagship sedan doesn’t get that much attention in luxury circles but, in Sport Hybrid trim, actually features one of the most sophisticated drivetrains offered in a production car. That drivetrain is called the Sport Hybrid Super-Handling All-Wheel-Drive system, and it...

  • PSC SP-200 SIN concept
    PSC Reveals Hybrid Supercar, Raises Claimed Output To 2,400 Horsepower

    American supercar startup PSC Motors has kept to its world of revealing a new hybrid supercar by today’s date, but right now it’s hard to believe the company will be able to fulfil its more critical claim of actually building the car. PSC’s car, dubbed the SP-200 SIN, has only...

  • PSC SP-200 SIN concept
    America’s PSC Motors Announces Plans For 1,700-Horsepower Hybrid Supercar

    Despite the challenges of designing and building the world’s next great supercar, there’s no shortage of ambitious startups promising new models to take on the best offerings from established firms such as Ferrari, Lamborghini and McLaren. Some have been successful, such as Koenigsegg...

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