Tag Archives: Hybrids

AMG Project One’s electric drive system to feature in more models

AMG will build just 275 examples of its Project One hypercar, but instead of letting all of the car's high-tech wizardry go to waste after the final one is built, the company will import it into future models. That's the word of AMG boss Tobias Moers who in an interview with Autocar published Friday said the Project One's technology will feature in regular...

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AMG’s SL73 nameplate to return as 805-hp hybrid?

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz SL is expected to evolve into a larger, more luxurious grand tourer with 2+2 seating and a soft-top roof—and replace the S-Class Coupe in the process. Despite this move into GT territory, the car should be sportier than the current model due to the adoption of a lightweight modular platform for sports cars being...

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Ford pushes electric cars, new performance versions, more off-roaders

Performance vehicles—electric and gasoline—and more SUVs and crossovers are key for Ford's next few years, executives told investors Tuesday. Executive Vice President and President for Global Markets Jim Farley said Ford will streamline its small car lineup worldwide to help make way for electrified performance vehicles. Fewer configurations on...

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Infiniti’s first electric car coming in 2021

Infiniti may have been one of the early pioneers of electrification in the luxury segment, having introduced the M35h hybrid sedan as early as 2010, but the brand has been slow when it comes to electric car technology, which is a bit odd since parent company Nissan is one of the biggest proponents of EVs in the industry. There have been a couple of false...

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2018 Lexus LS priced from $75,995

Lexus has introduced a significantly improved LS for 2018. The car has been designed from the ground up around a lightweight platform shared with the LC coupe, and it features two new powertrains, one of which is a hybrid. The good news is that there's only a small premium for all this as the new LS is priced from $75,995, including destination. That's only...

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2019 Honda Insight to deliver 50 mpg or better

Honda will use next week's 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit to present its 2019 Insight. Though officially a prototype, the version we'll be treated with shows the final design direction Honda is taking with its new Insight. Crucially, it shows that the revived hybrid nameplate is adopting its third body style in just three...

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BMW gives 2-Series Active Tourer minor updates

BMW sells a frumpy, front-wheel-drive minivan known as the 2-Series Active Tourer in some markets. (There's also a 7-seat version known as the 2-Series Gran Tourer.) The vehicle made its debut in 2014 and was pegged for sale in the United States, though BMW's local division eventually came to the realization it would probably have done more harm...

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Hyundai hybrid sports car confirmed

Hyundai is working on a plug-in hybrid sports car with two seats, senior executives have confirmed to Australian media. The Korean automaker revealed on Monday at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show that it is working on as many as 18 eco-friendly models for launch by 2025, one of which is tipped to be the sports car. “I can't tell you more about it...

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Bentley Bentayga plug-in hybrid set for 2018 Geneva motor show

Buyers of the Bentley Bentayga will no longer need to feel guilty lugging their 2-ton-plus luxury SUVs around town as a plug-in hybrid option is coming up shortly. Bentley recently confirmed to Automotive News (subscription required) that a plug-in hybrid Bentayga will debut in March at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show. It will make the automaker...

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Toyota boss hints at Le Mans-inspired hybrid sports car

In announcing on Tuesday Toyota's commitment to future seasons of the World Endurance Championship, as well as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, company president Akio Toyoda dropped a major hint that Toyota might be working on a hybrid sports car utilizing technology derived from the company's Le Mans prototype race cars. “This year, I went to Le...

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