This week at the Shanghai Motor Show, the Chinese-Israeli automotive manufacturer Qoros revealed its adventurous new 2 PHEV concept. Drawing on a mix of Chinese and German design features, the 2 PHEV is looking to appeal to “young, open-minded and efficiency-conscious consumers” according to Carscoops. The 2 PHEV’s design includes pushing its wheels out to each […]

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Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), announced earlier this week the upcoming availability of its new plug-in hybrid electric SUV for the Asian marketplace, to be named Energy. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., EDI describes itself as a global leader in advanced zero emissions, high-efficiency hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions provider. The vehicle is a full-size Chinese […]

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Nissan will be selling a fuel efficient new hybrid SUV in Japan next month, releasing the X-Trail Hybrid at dealers throughout the country. It’s a variation of the company’s already-established X-Trail, a compact crossover that was first launched in Japan 15 years ago. Last year the company revamped the model with a sleek new look […]

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During the Geneva Motor Show last month, Porsche President and CEO Matthias Müller said it is planning release of a Macan plug-in hybrid in the next year or two.  “We’re working on it. We’ll have it in one or two years,” Müller stated frankly to IndianAutosBlog.  After denial of the possibility of a Macan hybrid last October by a Porsche […]

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After recently confirming the release of three plug-in hybrids, Mitsubishi is hinting about other models that may be on the horizon. In an interview at the New York Auto Show with AutoGuide, Mitsubishi Motors North America Executive Vice President Don Swearingen talked more about what areas may offer the best growth for the carmaker. One […]

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NEW YORK – Mitsubishi left few surfaces untouched when it redesigned the Outlander for 2016. The SUV boasts more than “100 engineering and design improvements,” announced the carmaker today, revealing the 2016 Outlander at the New York Auto Show. Updates extend from a refreshed look across the front –incorporating new headlights and added chrome trim […]

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NEW YORK – Today Lexus unveiled the fourth generation of its best-selling RX crossover lineup including the hybrid version. Powering the 2016 Lexus RX 450h is an Atkinson-cycle 3.5-liter V6 paired with a single electric motor. This hybrid powertrain has the same 300 horsepower output as its all-gas counterpart, the RX 350. Other details of […]

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This Thursday, Toyota will be showing off more than the first hybrid version of its RAV4; the carmaker will also be introducing a new safety system that will soon become available fleet-wide. Toyota announced today that the RAV4 Hybrid will be the first of its models outfitted with the new safety system. The technology address […]

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As promised last week, Mercedes-Benz is introducing a plug-in version of its SUV GLE. Billed as the GLE550e 4MATIC, this marks the first hybrid SUV from the German car company. It will be on display at the New York International Auto Show next month alongside its siblings, the diesel GLE300d and the high-performance AMG GLE63 […]

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Falken is working on a tire specifically designed for hybrid SUVs, inspired by motorcycle rubber. Falken’s conceptual tire could, per the company, meet hybrid SUV driver’s challenging demands for both extended range and dynamic handling In Falken’s brief, this tire featuring different tread areas could point the way to how drivers can enjoy both sporty […]

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