Land Rover and Airstream embarked on a ride to the Arctic Circle to demonstrate the capabilities of the new Range Rover Sport Hybrid. The premium diesel hybrid towed the aluminum travel trailer 2,500 miles to Land Rover’s cold-weather test center in Arjeplog, Sweden, then on to the Arctic Circle. Land Rover said this real world […]

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An electric AWD vehicle will wear the Kia badge in Chicago. Kia Motors America said it will unveil an electric all-wheel drive (e-AWD) concept vehicle at the upcoming Chicago Auto Show. The company added this off-roader, said to be bold by Kia, was conceived by Kia’s California design studio and built for city dwellers seeking […]

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The next Wrangler may include hybridization, says Jeep President and CEO Mike Manley. In an interview with Auto Express, Manley said a hybrid powertrain and a U.S.-only diesel powertrain are both under consideration for the 2017 redesign. Because off-road capabilities are paramount for many Wrangler drivers, four-wheel drive performance will be a key consideration for […]

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Audi is following a recent trend in the hybrid market that is bringing more SUV-like crossovers to the arena. But the German carmaker is putting its own twist on the concept by combining a diesel engine and an electric motor to power its new hybrid SUV. “In our strategy to electrify an entire product portfolio, […]

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Land Rover announced in Detroit diesel power is coming under the hood of its 2016 Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models. The company said the Range Rover Td6 and Range Rover Sport Td6 SUVs are expected to deliver 25 miles per gallon combined, a 32 percent improvement over the supercharged V6, and reach a […]

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We finally learned the name of Bentley’s soon to be plug-in hybrid SUV. Bentley’s all-new luxury SUV is set to be revealed to the world later this year and will wear the following name: Bentley Bentayga. The British luxury automaker said this sector-defining SUV will be able to introduce Bentley’s renowned modern British luxury to […]

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The SUV is here to stay, like it or not. SUVs are a staple of the American automotive landscape and have been elevated to gas guzzler status more or less as hybrid vehicles started being commercialized. Today’s situation is has evolved and is very different. SUVs have now been declined in compact and/or crossover utility […]

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Mazda will unveil its new small CUV, the CX-3, as a world premiere at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The Los Angeles Auto Show will be open to the public between November 21 and 30. Like many recently launched Mazda vehicles, the Mazda CX-3 will feature both the full range of SKYACTIV technology and its […]

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Hybrids and EVs are great, but what about those who need a full-size SUV and would still have environmental and fuel consumption concerns? There’s no hybrid for them yet, or at least since the demise of the Chevy Tahoe’s hybrid version. Ford has redeveloped the powertrain of its Expedition SUV to bring this vehicle more […]

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Volvo has developed a Plug-in Hybrid, Twin Engine technology and it will be offered first in the upcoming redesigned XC90 SUV. Volvo Cars said its all-new XC90 all-wheel drive seven-seater will deliver 400 horsepower and 472 pound-feet of torque, but with carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of around 60 g/kilometer (NEDC driving cycle). The Swedish company […]

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