Tag Archives: Hybrids

Lexus F performance cars may gain hybrid power

Thus far, Lexus' F performance division has stuck to throaty V-8 engines, but the future may hold hybrid power. The F brand could very well include electrified cars in the future, and there's even a possibility for a hybrid GT car. Such is the word from brand president Yoshihiro Sawa. Speaking to Auto Express at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Sawa said F...

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McLaren lineup will go all-hybrid by 2025, 18 cars in the pipeline

Electrification has swept across the auto industry, and McLaren is the latest to commit to an electrified future. McLaren Thursday announced an expansion of its previous Track22 business plan, fittingly called Track25. The updated vision calls for all McLaren cars to feature a hybrid system by 2025, up from half of its cars by 2022 in the Track22 plan...

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Lamborghini’s next one-off supercar might be a hybrid

Lamborghini revealed back at the 2017 Frankfurt auto show that it was working on a new one-off supercar like the previous Centenario and Veneno, which are really limited-edition models and not true one-offs. The automaker's R&D boss Maurizio Reggiani said at the time that the car would be presented shortly to potential buyers. It appears that's now...

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2020 Audi RS Q8 to use 680-hp Porsche hybrid powertrain?

Porsche's V-8 hybrid powertrain will be passed around to Audi when it comes time for the RS Q8 to make its official debut, Autocar reported on Monday It's a change from what we've heard in the past. Previously, it was a thought a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 would reside under the hood minus electrification. With Porsche's hybrid system, which benefits the...

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2018 Lexus LC 500h first drive: a glimpse into grand touring’s future

It's clear that the path forward in the auto industry involves electrification. No market segment will be immune from it, though some will take longer to hop on the electrification train. Toyota is the current king of hybrids, with its Prius and Camry models. The Japanese automaker's luxury division, Lexus, is no stranger to hybrids as well...

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Next Jeep Grand Cherokee to use Alfa Romeo Stelvio platform

The departing gift Daimler gave to Chrysler Corporation was the premium platform that has underpinned the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango since the 2011 model year. That architecture has served those vehicles well, but it's time for new bones. At the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles investor conference in Italy last Friday, Motor Authority asked company CEO...

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Jeep confirms sub-Renegade SUV, more Deserthawks and Trackhawks

No brand is benefiting more from the ongoing consumer shift from cars to SUVs than Jeep. From selling 730,000 units in 2013, Jeep is on track to hit 1.9 million sales in 2018 thanks to expansion into new markets and strong demand worldwide but particularly in China. Rather than calling it a day, Jeep will accelerate its efforts. The brand's parent company...

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VW Group boosts battery purchases to $48B, or the same market cap as Tesla

New Volkswagen Group CEO Herbert Diess revealed Thursday that the automaker has awarded $48 billion in contracts to battery suppliers. The goal is to reach $50 billion to cover the automaker's battery needs through to 2025. The $48 billion figure is roughly equal to the entire market capitalization of Tesla and double what the VW Group had been planning...

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Fast as h: Lexus out to promote performance aspect of hybrids

If we say "hybrid", your mind instantly moves to visions of slow wedge-bricks clogging up the fast lane on your local highway. Lexus is looking to change that. A new campaign called "Fast as h" aims to show the performance aspect aligned with its own hybrid offerings. Those aspects are easy to see when you're staring down the long hood of a Lexus LC 500h...

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