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With the dawn of 2017, South Korea’s Hyundai Motors has begun rolling out an ambitious new mainstream line of Ioniq liftback sedans in the U.S. market that goes directly against Japan’s venerated Toyota Prius, king of the hybrids. It’s a battle for efficiency and consumer value between a well-established stalwart and a hungry and ambitious […]

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Kia has made the new Niro crossover the star of its Super Bowl ad. Teaming up with actress Melissa McCarthy, the Korean automaker shows off various scenarios and on how hard it is to be an “eco-warrior.” But then it goes on to say it’s easy to drive like one with the Niro hybrid which […]

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Toyota will debut the storied Supra sports car at the Tokyo Motor Show in October boasting a new hybrid powertrain, and will be a part of the company’s new Gazoo performance division. What is Gazoo you ask? Unless you follow Toyota’s factory racing program in the Japanese Super GT series and more recently the World […]

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Mazda is coming out with a new high-tech engine that will cut fuel consumption by a third. The automaker is set to introduce a new engine at the end of 2018 that uses pressure instead of spark plugs to ignite fuel, a technology the Japanese automaker says will increase fuel economy by 30 percent. The […]

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Toyota’s smallest hybrid has been updated for the 2017 model year. As one of the most affordable hybrid models available in today’s market, the Prius c now comes standard with the Toyota Safety Sense (TSS-C) driver-assistance suite on all model grades. The system was an option on two Prius c grades on the 2016 model […]

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While some alternative energy cars have been criticized for costing inordinately more than conventional cars, a number of hybrid cars cannot be so easily pigeonholed. No, there are actually seven U.S. models that stand to pay their owners back in under three years for the price premium charged for their more-advanced powertrains – even without […]

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Minivans available today compete within a design formula that sees them all within a couple mpg of each other in the low 20s, and then you have the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid in a class by itself. Release by the federal government of its 32 mpg rating in hybrid mode and 33 miles gas-free electric […]

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A stop-sale has been ordered for the Toyota Prius hybrid. Along with ordering its dealers to stop selling the 2016-2017 Prius, Toyota is also recalling 91,585 units in the U.S. for parking brakes that may fail to engage. The new 2016-2017 Prius has a foot-operated parking brake with a tension cable that could possibly detach […]

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Honda says it’s planning to skyrocket up from low-volume hybrid sales today to more than two-thirds of U.S. volume coming from green cars by 2030. CEO Takahiro Hachigo said that by 2030, he wants more than two-thirds of U.S. Honda and Acura volume to come from green cars such as traditional hybrids, plug-ins, fuel cell […]

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Kia’s 2017 Niro Hybrid small crossover SUV has just reached dealer showrooms, and the Korean automaker is already talking about a battery electric version. This information was revealed to the UK’s Car Dealer Magazine by Kia Motors’ chief operating officer, Tae-Hyun Oh, at the opening of a new flagship dealership in London. “We have just […]

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