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Ford today announced that its new 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid will be priced at $35,180—exactly the same as the standard gasoline version. The MKZ Hybrid is a luxury variant of the 2011 Ford Fusion Hybrid, which is priced at $28,825. Both vehicles have a 156-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder coupled with an electric motor to produce a […]

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Lincoln announced that the fuel efficiency rating for their first ever hybrid, the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, is now official: 41 mpg rating in city driving and 36 mpg on the highway. The official EPA rating makes it the most fuel-efficient luxury sedan in America. A few years ago, a luxury sedan achieving more than […]

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Mercedes-Benz isn’t demanding a premium for the S550 plug-in hybrid. The S550 plug-in hybrid model has been added to the German automaker’s website with a starting price of $95,325 including destination, which is identical to the standard gasoline Mercedes-Benz S550. The pricing decision is interesting considering almost all other automakers charge a premium for electrified […]

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As contradictory as it may seem, the low fuel prices we are seeing are your best friend if you want to buy a hybrid or EV these days. Ford’s Focus Electric hatchback, which sells at an average of 16 percent off MSRP, tops January’s list of best savings on new vehicles, according to TrueCar, Inc. […]

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Seven of the 29 hybrid vehicles offered in Canada promise lower cost of ownership than their conventionally-powered equivalent. This info came yesterday when automotive cost-of-ownership data research firm Vincentric released its Canadian Hybrid Analysis. In it, seven of 29 hybrid vehicles analyzed were identified as having a lower total cost-of-ownership than their closest all-gasoline counterparts. […]

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We hear the question often: do hybrid vehicles really save money? Research company Vincentric, specialized in cost-of-ownership data, studied the matter. In releasing its most recent Hybrid Analysis, the company stated 10 of 31 hybrid vehicles analyzed were identified as having a lower total cost-of-ownership than their closest all-gasoline counterpart. Over the past three years […]

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Lincoln has unveiled its MKX Concept during Auto China 2014 in Beijing. The Lincoln MKX Concept hints at an EcoBoost-powered global SUV that will become the third of four all-new Lincoln vehicles due by 2016. It is designed to capture the attention of consumers worldwide. This unveiling in Beijing marks the first time Lincoln has […]

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New data was released in the quest to provide an answer to the new-old question: are hybrids the wiser option money-wise. Vincentric announced its 2013 Hybrid Analysis on October 22, in which 13 of 33 hybrid vehicles were identified as having a lower total cost-of-ownership than their all-gasoline counterparts. Although this is an increase of […]

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As we reported as pending in our Fusion review posted mid-July, Ford has now formally announced the 2014 Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi can be equipped with rear inflatable safety belts. Ford said the 2014 Ford Fusion is now the only car in the midsize segment to offer rear inflatable safety belts, adding to the […]

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Ford Motor Company declared it set a record for hybrid sales in the second quarter of 2013, with sales of 24,217 vehicles – up 517 percent over last year and up 15 percent over the first quarter of 2013. Ford explained part of this success of the fact demand is growing in markets across the […]

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