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At the 2015 L.A. Auto Show, Volvo debuted an interior design concept that previews its self-driving vehicles. The Volvo Concept 26 is the first autonomous drive interior built on an existing vehicle platform and, according to the Swedish automaker, it “represents a new way of thinking about how luxury autonomous cars will integrate into daily […]

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After casually mentioning previously that a new plug-in hybrid was on the way, Honda has now confirmed that this model will arrive by 2018. For its upcoming PHEV, Honda will be using a redesigned powertrain expected to offer at least 40 miles of range in all-electric mode. Ryan Harty, manager of environmental business development at […]

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When Honda brings its Clarity fuel cell vehicle to the U.S. sometime next year, the sedan will likely compete head-to-head with the Toyota Mirai in almost every category. Ryan Harty, manager of American Honda Motor’s environmental business development office, joined other members of the Honda team yesterday at the Los Angeles Auto Show to talk […]

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Lincoln has rolled out its 2017 update of the MKZ and MKZ Hybrid. On display at the just-starting LA Auto Show, the sleek midsized luxury car from Ford’s upscale brand ups the ante in most departments as luxury cars go. The hybrid version has traditionally shared its powertrain with the parent company’s Fusion/C-Max hybrid, and […]

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The Kia Optima Plug-in Hybrid has been confirmed and will arrive in the second half of 2016. The Korean automaker has announced its plans to equip the new Optima range with more fuel-efficient hybrid models, including a plug-in variant with the ability to travel up to 27 miles on electric power alone. The next-generation Optima […]

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Kia is expanding the research and development of its autonomous technologies to create more driver-assist features by 2020 and a fully-autonomous car by 2030. “Fully-autonomous vehicles are still some way off, and a great deal of research and rigorous product testing will need to be carried out to make the ‘self-driving car’ a reality,” said […]

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BMW hasn’t commented on a mysterious car shown in Chinese patent office renderings, but after speculation has already swirled, sources are now saying the sleek coupe is a plug-in hybrid design thesis with tech expected to find its way into future i-Series cars. Previous conjecture had it that the car might be a fuel cell […]

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Kia is teasing its new hybrid model, the Niro, before its debut in 2016. The Niro, which Kia calls a Hybrid Utility Vehicle (HUV), will make its production debut sometime in early 2016. It will share its platform and running gear with the new Hyundai Ioniq, both of which will be fighting to take away […]

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Volkswagen has identified approximately 430,000 vehicles from the 2016 model year with “implausible” CO2 ratings. The German automaker released a complete list of all the 2016 vehicles affected, many of which are not sold in the U.S. All of the vehicles involved use TSI or TFSI petrol or diesel engines with 1.0, 1.2, 1.4, 1.8 […]

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General Motors has agreed to build all-terrain vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells for the U.S. Army. The carmaker has signed a “a multi-year contract to build and demonstrate a fuel cell reconnaissance vehicle” for the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center, said Mark Reuss, the president of General Motors North America. […]

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