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Audi scores awards with its plug-in hybrid strategy. The German automaker scored first place with the A3 Sportback e-tron and the TT offroad concept car at the eCar Awards by Auto Bild and Auto Test magazines. The Audi A3 Sportback e‑tron was the winner in the “Best Plug-In Hybrid – Production Vehicles” category while the Audi TT offroad concept made the best […]

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Given the increasing popularity of luxury automakers stuffing plug-in-hybrid systems into increasingly decadent vehicles, it should come as no surprise that Porsche is following suit. Porsche already has two plug-in hybrids in its stable — the 918 Spyder and Panamera S E-Hybrid — and is adding a third ahead of next week’s Paris Motor Show: […]

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Infiniti will finally address its obvious lack of a flagship vehicle with this Q80 Inspiration concept, set to be revealed next week at the Paris Auto Show. “After showing Q30 Concept and Q50 Eau Rouge, Infiniti is eager to show the upper range of our portfolio expansion,” said Alfonso Albaisa, the company’s executive design director. […]

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has developed for the 2014 Paris Motor Show the Outlander PHEV Concept-S, based on its Outlander PHEV. The Outlander PHEV Concept-S is a described by MMC as a concept presenting a special design package for the production Outlander PHEV. The exterior and interior design are said to be created under “Sporty […]

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Mercedes-Benz is previewing its first large plug-in hybrid vehicle ahead of its public debut during the upcoming Paris Motor Show, and surprisingly, doesn’t look that much different from the rest of the still-fresh S-Class range. But under the sculpted skin is another matter. Power comes from the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 — recently introduced in the […]

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Peugeot will be showcasing its 208 HYbrid Air 2L demonstrator at next month’s Paris Motor Show. The 2L stands for two liters per 100 kilometers, equivalent to 141 imperial mpg, and is based on a production version of the Peugeot 208 1.2-liter PureTech 82 horsepower 5-seater hatchback. To achieve such fuel economy, Peugeot said it, […]

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