Hybrids

  • PSC SP-200 SIN concept

    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, Pagani and more recently Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, while the list of companies that have failed to deliver includes dozens of names. Some notable mentions include SSC, Trion and Lyons Motor Car. DON'T MISS: Official: Lamborghini SUV Confirmed, Sales To Start In 2018 There seems to be an inverse...

  • Volkswagen Golf GTE Sport concept, 2015 Wörthersee Tour
    Volkswagen Presents 395-Horsepower Golf GTE Sport Concept At 2015 Wörthersee Tour

    Volkswagen surprised visitors at this week’s 2015 Wörthersee Tour with a second high-performance concept car based on its humble Golf hatchback. The first was the GTI Clubsport, which previews a special edition GTI VW will launch on the market next year to mark the nameplate’s 40th...

  • 2016 Volvo XC90 T8 'Twin Engine' plug-in hybrid, Spain, Feb 2015
    2016 Volvo XC90 T8 ‘Twin Engine’ Priced From $69,095

    Volvo's uber-luxurious XC90 Excellence debuted at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show last week, but at this point there's no information available regarding pricing for the Swedish marque's forthcoming flagship. MUST SEE: Road Rage Camaro A-Hole Wrecks Himself Into Big Rig: Video That said, we have...

  • Mitsubishi XR-PHEV II concept, 2015 Geneva Motor Show
    More Details On Mitsubishi’s Hybrid SUV Evo Successor

    Over the past couple of years, Mitsubishi has been dropping hints that its successor to its rally-bred Lancer Evolution would take the form of an SUV and feature an electrified powertrain. Now we have a few more details by way of Mitsubishi’s new chief Tetsuro Aikawa. MUST SEE: Road Rage...

  • 2017 Acura NSX internal view
    2017 Acura NSX Tech Secrets Revealed

    When it finally launches on the market, the 2017 Acura NSX will be one of the most advanced performance cars in production, a feat made all the more impressive when you factor in that you won’t need to be a millionaire to afford one (Acura hasn’t mentioned pricing but the sticker is...

  • 2016 Audi Q7 e-tron 2.0 TFSI quattro (Chinese market)
    Gasoline-powered 2016 Audi Q7 e-tron debuts in Shanghai

    A plug-in hybrid version of the new Q7 SUV is coming next year but Audi is yet to confirm just what engine will be used for the vehicle’s internal combustion component. At the Geneva Motor Show back in March, Audi showed off a Q7 plug-in hybrid equipped with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6...

  • 2016 Cadillac CT6 PHEV

    Cadillac’s new CT6 range-topper has just made its Chinese-market debut at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show, where the American luxury brand announced a new plug-in hybrid variant to be sold alongside the four-cylinder and V-6 variants announced earlier this month in New York. The new plug-in CT6 will simply be known as the CT6 PHEV, where PHEV stands for “plug-in hybrid electric vehicle”, and like most plug-in hybrids it will provide owners with all-electric capability for around town and the assurance of an internal combustion engine for longer journeys. ALSO SEE: Ultra-Exotic...

  • 2016 Lexus ES 300h
    2016 Lexus ES Debuts With New Look At Shanghai Auto Show

    While the original LS is credited with putting Lexus on the map, one shouldn’t forget that the smaller, Camry-based ES was also present at the 1989 launch of the brand. Since that original, an additional five generations of the luxury mid-sizer have been launched, with the latest, still based...

  • Volkswagen C Coupe GTE concept, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show
    Next-Gen Volkswagen Phaeton’s Design Previewed By C Coupe GTE Concept

    Volkswagen has a variety of models it sells only in China, such as the Santana compact sedan and more recent Lamando four-door coupe. Now, the German automaker is previewing another model aimed exclusively at the Chinese market with the C Coupe GTE concept car, unveiled ahead of its debut tomorrow...

  • Peugeot 308 R Hybrid concept, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show
    Peugeot 308 R Hybrid Concept Is A 500-Horsepower Hot Hatch

    At present, Peugeot’s 308 hatchback has no high-performance offering to rival the likes of the new Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus RS and Volkswagen Golf R but that may change in the future, as indicated by the French automaker’s series of 308 R concept cars. The original 308 R was...

  • 2016 Audi A6 L e-tron
    Plug-In Hybrid Audi A6 Debuting At 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

    Audi is committed to electrifying its lineup and has already revealed plug-in versions of its A3 Sportback, Q7 and R8 models. Now the A6 is getting a plug-in option in the form of the A6 L e-tron, revealed today ahead of its debut at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. ALSO SEE: Audi Prologue Allroad...

  • Audi Prologue Allroad concept, 2015 Shanghai Auto Show
    Audi Prologue Allroad Concept Set For 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

    A new form of Audi’s stunning Prologue concept car makes its debut next week at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show: the Prologue Allroad. As the name suggests, the new concept has been designed as a soft-roader and hints at future developments for cars like the A4 and A6 Allroad. It joins previous...

  • 2015 Volvo S60L T6 Twin Engine

    Volvo will use next week’s 2015 Shanghai Auto Show to launch a new plug-in hybrid sedan based on the long-wheelbase version of the S60, the S60L, which is on sale here as the S60 Inscription. The sedan is called the “S60L T6 Twin Engine”, and while we’re unlikely to see the car offered in local showrooms anytime soon its technology is a preview of what’s to come from the Swedish automaker. Volvo first hinted it was planning a plug-in hybrid version of its S60L last year when it rolled out the S60L Petrol Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle concept car. Now the...

  • Porsche 918 Spyder in the Australian Outback
    Porsche 918 Spyder Completes World-First Stunt In Aussie Outback: Video

    Everybody knows about Germany’s speed-unlimited autobahns, but what many may not know is that there’s another stretch of road where drivers can push their cars to the limit without fear of losing their license: the Stuart Highway in Australia’s Northern Territory. To demonstrate...

  • EcoCAR 3 Camaro
    EcoCar 3 Competition Aims To Turn Chevy's 2016 Camaro Into A Mean, Green, Hybrid Machine: Video

    When enthusiasts consider Chevrolet's Camaro, classic designs, tire-shredding burnouts, and track-tuned Z/28s spring to readily to mind. Green technology? Not so much. But the Department of Energy and partner General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] have made the iconic piece of American iron the focus of...

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE 550e Plug-In Hybrid, 2015 New York Auto Show
    2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE Puts The M-Class Out To Pasture: Live Photos

    The Mercedes-Benz M-Class has been with us since the 1998 model year, and during that time has managed to become one of the German automaker’s best-selling models. Now, it’s being put out to pasture—well, its name at least—with the new GLE set to replace it. The GLE arrives...

  • 2016 Lexus RX  -  2015 NY Auto Show live photos
    2016 Lexus RX: 2015 New York Auto Show Live Photos And Video

    Lexus has unveiled a much more aggressively styled RX SUV at this week’s 2015 New York Auto Show. The RX nameplate is a significant one for Lexus, with three out of every 10 of the brand’s vehicles ever sold being one of the family-friendly SUVs, yet the design team has been brave...

  • 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
    2016 Chevrolet Malibu: More Tech, More Space, Less Weight

    Chevrolet’s Malibu has just undergone its most substantial redesign in perhaps the nameplate’s history. The all-new model, which debuts this week at the 2015 New York Auto Show, the nameplate’s ninth generation, is not only larger than its predecessor, it’s also packed with...

  • 2016 BMW 7-Series spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    These are the latest spy shots of a prototype for the 2016 BMW 7-Series, the next generation of BMW’s flagship sedan. The automaker is taking an evolutionary approach with the styling of its next 7-Series, code-named the "G11", although the latest prototype does reveal a slightly sporty demeanor characterized by its low and wide front. BMW’s Future Luxury concept from the 2014 Beijing Auto Show hints at the styling we can expect on the new 7-Series, which is due on the market late this year or early next. Some of the exterior details revealed in the shots include the exhaust tip...

  • 2017 Mitsubishi Montero spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 Mitsubishi Montero spy shots

    Update: The vehicle has been unveiled as a Montero Sport and is not due in the United States. Click here for more details. It was at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show where Mitsubishi presented three concept cars all previewing future production models. One of these was a concept called the...

  • 2016 BMW 330e spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2016 BMW 3-Series Plug-In Hybrid Spy Shots

    The new i3 and i8 aren’t the only plug-in cars on BMW’s agenda; plug-in hybrid versions of regular models like the automaker’s sedans and SUVs are also in the works. The first is a plug-in hybrid version of the X5 SUV that is set to debut at next month’s 2015 Shanghai Auto...

  • 2015 Honda CR-Z
    Next-Gen Honda CR-Z Coming In 2017, Will Feature Turbo VTEC Engine: Report

    Honda has developed a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that’s also equipped with the automaker’s signature VTEC variable valve timing technology. The engine made its debut in the 2015 Civic Type R, where it’s tuned to deliver a substantial 305 horsepower. Less...

  • 2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e
    Production BMW X5 Plug-In Hybrid Headed For 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

    After a series of concept versions, BMW has finally revealed its plug-in hybrid X5 in production trim. The vehicle makes its debut next month at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show and should be on sale here in the U.S. in the fall, making it a 2016 model. MUST SEE: Watch Kids React To The Tesla Model S...

  • 2016 Acura RLX
    2016 Acura RLX Gets AcuraWatch Driver Aids, Chassis Tuning

    Acura’s RLX flagship sedan has been around since the 2014 model year. Launched as the replacement for the RL, the car offers a decent hit of luxury and in Sport Hybrid trim you also snag V-8-like performance combined with the thirst of a four-cylinder. For the 2016 model year, Acura has...

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