Hybrid

Updated 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Comes with Better Features and a Cheaper Price Tag

February 28, 2013 / No Comments

Hyundai has finally released the details of the gas-electric hybrid version of its much popular Sonata. The good news is that the vehicle is now more powerful than before and comes with a cheaper price tag. The revised hardware of the 2013 Sonata hybrid has an improved Hybrid Starter Generator (HSG), which is now 10.5kW (the 2012 version has a HSG ...

VW Up! Hybrid Model to Run XL1 Powertrain

February 27, 2013 / No Comments

Volkswagen is set to use the XL1's hybrid powertrain for the Up! Hybrid vehicle. The automaker has unveiled the production version of the XL1 which is intended for limited sales. Now this two-seater vehicle will serve as a foundation for Volkswagen’s upcoming hybrid vehicle Up! According to Volkswagen, the Up! will be in the market within two years and it will ...

Audi A3 E-tron Plug-in Hybrid Set for Geneva Show Unveiling

February 22, 2013 / No Comments

Audi is all set to unveil its A3 e-tron concept car, at the Geneva Motor Show next month. Unlike their last e-tron (electric model) the new model will be a plug-in hybrid. This plug-in hybrid will feature a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine and 75-kilowatt electric motor. The motor is positioned between the internal combustion engine and the machine's six-speed dual-clutch transmission and ...

Hyundai 2013 Sonata Hybrid Comes Sporting Bigger Battery

February 22, 2013 / No Comments

Hyundai has officially announced its latest 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, in the form of a bigger vehicle than all the sixth-generation cars from its stables. The most attractive feature about the new hybrid is that it offers lifetime battery warranty. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is a four-door, five-passenger sedan, specially meant for family drives. The 2013 Sonata Hybrid is well-built and efficient ...

Citroen Air Hybrid Powertrain Set for Geneva Unveiling

February 20, 2013 / No Comments

The air hybrid powertrain from Citroen, which is expected to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show next month promises a reduced environmental impact and more affordable price.  The hybrid powertrain, named N-Air-Gy will have a reduced environmental impact than other conventional petrol-electric hybrids. Hybrid Air, co-developed with automotive technology developer Bosch, combines a small-capacity petrol engine with a compressed air ...

Toyota Hybrids Getting More Fans in Europe

February 18, 2013 / No Comments

When it comes to purchasing vehicles, European markets are keen towards diesel engines – until now. The trend seems to be changing, as Toyota and Lexus hybrid models are achieving more success in Europe. Last year, annual sales of Toyota and Lexus hybrid models broke the 100,000 mark for the first time. The report was published by Automotive News Europe and ...

Kia Superman-Inspired Hybrid Car Gets Chicago Showcase

February 8, 2013 / No Comments

Justice League is now on the automobile terrain too. The Chicago Auto Show just saw automaker Kia lifting the wraps off its new Superman-themed Optima Hybrid. Involving joint efforts from DC Entertainment and Super Street magazine, the new hybrid vehicle was shown off with a two-tone exterior and Superman badging. Other features include closed air intakes, a sport-tuned suspension, a trunk-mounted ...

Bristol Supercar Hybrid Expected at Goodwood Festival of Speed

February 7, 2013 / No Comments

The upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed this July will see an all-new hybrid supercar rolling out from the Bristol stables. The new supercar is expected to boast a range-extended powertrain  that would distribute permanent electric drive to all four wheels. The hybrid super automobile will also house under the hood a gasoline engine that will run a generator that would in ...

Nissan Hybrid Versions to Number 15 by 2016

January 30, 2013 / No Comments

Japanese auto giant Nissan will launch as many as 15 hybrid powertrains by 2016. The strategy seems to be in line with Toyota’s approach to go for hybrid versions. The Nissan Resonance concept will go into quite a few production vehicles. Andy Palmer, Nissan executive vice president, confirmed that the hybrid power train will be used in the Altima sedan, the ...

Qoros Hybrid Car to Make Geneva Show Debut

January 29, 2013 / No Comments

Qoros Auto  is a new ambitious Chinese car brand that is making headlines with its new hybrid vehicle. This vehicle will debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show in March along with its first actual production model. Designed by former BMW/Mini styling boss Gert Volker Hildebrand, this cross Hybrid concept features an innovative hybrid drive system that comes with intelligent control ...