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The next electric vehicle from General Motors might be a Buick crossover. That information comes from Inside EVs which reports that it got the information from a source who attended a focus group about the new vehicle in California. That GM was planning more vehicles based on the Bolt EV platform is not new, but […]

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Although the Trump administration has retracted a commitment to previously settled mpg regulations, consumers overwhelmingly want things to move ahead. This is just one of several findings of a non-partisan survey from Consumers Union supporting CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) rules set by the Obama administration, and put on hold at the behest of automakers. […]

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Quietly introduced at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, the Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid will go on sale in the U.S. before the end of this year. Geneva is most well known for supercar and hypercar debuts, so it’s easy to forget a more pedestrian model like a plug-in hybrid crossover. The model will go on […]

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With its new Niro, Kia has plans to follow the lead of parent company Hyundai through a three-phase launch. The Korean automaker will be rolling out the Niro in three variations, with a battery electric version coming out in 2018. That’s the same template being used for the Hyundai Ioniq. Hybrid and plug-in hybrid variations […]

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Data mined from a consumer survey yielded several take-away points regarding the upside potential of plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs). The survey, conducted from April 1 to April 8 by Consumers Union and the Union of Concerned Scientists, was directed at 1,213 licensed and active drivers in nine states in the Northeast, deemed under-served with PEVs, […]

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For the fourth generation of its best-selling model line, Lexus sent its RX to the style salon for an extensive makeover. Actually, the longer, wider, taller, roomier and more powerful crossover only evolves the formula that let the automaker sell nearly 101,000 RX models last year, but it does get your attention. Dominating the front […]

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This month we had opportunity to review a vehicle which had previously come in a hybrid version, but which now promises decent fuel economy via conventional downsized turbo options – the 2016 Ford Escape. The compact crossover introduced in 2000 went through two generations from 2005-2011 with a full hybrid powertrain independently developed by Ford […]

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Toyota’s new C-HR crossover has been fully revealed at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The C-HR is based on the new TNGA modular platform which was introduced with the new Prius. Like that car, the C-HR will be available with the latest 1.8 hybrid system that makes 122 horsepower and produces 90 g/km of CO2. […]

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Mitsubishi will show off a new all-electric compact crossover concept at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. Called the Mitsubishi eX Concept, the crossover blends the looks of the brand’s “dynamic shield” front end with Mitsubishi’s twin-motor all-electric powertrain that drives all four wheels using the brands S-AWC system. The Japanese automaker says that the eX […]

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FIAT has announced its new 500X crossover will arrive in the U.S. market in the second quarter of 2015 as a 2016 model, starting at $20,000. “The Fiat 500X is the next step of FIAT expansion in the North American market,” said Jason Stoicevich, Head of FIAT Brand North America, FCA US LLC. “Personalization is […]

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