Tag Archives: Hybrids

Ferrari plans 15 cars by 2022, including Purosangue SUV and V-6 models

Ferrari's new CEO Louis Camilleri has given his first major product update since taking over the reins of the fabled Italian marque following the death of his predecessor Sergio Marchionne in July. Speaking at a press conference at Ferrari's Maranello headquarters on Tuesday, Camilleri described an overall roadmap that is similar to what Marchionne had...

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First details on Lamborghini Aventador successor

Lamborghini has just introduced the 759-horsepower Aventador SVJ but information on the new supercar to replace the whole Aventador line is starting to surface. Automobile published a report Friday detailing rumored changes taking place behind the scenes at the Volkswagen Group's premium brands, one of which is a transfer of Lamborghini from Audi to...

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Geely and Toyota in talks over hybrid tech

Toyota and Geely are in talks over possible cooperation in the area of hybrid technology, the automakers confirmed Thursday to Reuters. The confirmation comes after media reports in China claimed the two were already working together on hybrid tech and were due to make an announcement soon. Partnering with Toyota, a leader in hybrid technology due to...

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2021 BMW X5 xDrive45e iPerformance plug-in hybrid promises more electric range

BMW was one of the first in the luxury segment with a plug-in hybrid when it launched the X5 xDrive40e for 2016 based on the third-generation X5. However, the vehicle's lowly 14 miles of electric range left many wondering whether a standard hybrid would have sufficed, since the vehicle would end up being driven in hybrid mode for most users. BMW has since...

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Hybrid supercar in the works at Lamborghini could pack 838 horsepower

Lamborghini is working on a new limited-edition supercar along the lines of the Veneno and Centenario, cars that are referred to by the automaker as "one-offs" even though in reality multiple examples are built. A debut for the new one is expected early next year, most likely at the 2019 Geneva auto show next March, but information on the car has already...

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2020 Hyundai Ioniq spy shots

Hyundai looks to be preparing an update for its Ioniq family of hybrid and electric cars. A prototype for the updated version was recently spotted undergoing hot-weather tests in California's Death Valley. The Ioniq was introduced for 2017 and we expect this updated version to bow next year as a 2020 model, thus the updates should constitute a mid-cycle...

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Q70 Hybrid dropped from 2019 Infiniti Q70 lineup

The Infiniti Q70 has been with us since 2011, originally arriving as an M. A successor is planned based on a front-wheel-drive platform with electrification, but the first model based on this platform isn't due until 2021. It means Infiniti's aging products like the Q70 will have to soldier on for a little while longer. If you're happy to overlook the much...

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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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