Hybrid

Diesel-Electric Hybrid Range Rover to hit Street in 2013

September 7, 2012 / No Comments

Land Rover has announced that it will present its diesel-electric hybrid Range Rover in 2013. Land Rover’s mission to build fuel efficient hybrids will reach another milestone with this launch. Land Rover will make it available in 2012 and on the road in 2013.  The new Range Rover will be equipped with a 5-liter V-8, making 375 horsepower, and a ...

Yo Mobile Launch Pushed to 2015

September 6, 2012 / No Comments

Hybrid vehicle giant Yo Auto will push back the launch of its Yo Mobile model to early 2015. Yo Auto is the auto division of former Russian presidential hopeful Mikhail Prokhorov. The delay has come about due to some supply issues from a US-based parts maker, whose identity wasn't disclosed. In late 2010, Prokhorov said that Yo Mobile will be launched ...

Mercedes-Benz E400 Hybrid Price Starts at $55800

August 21, 2012 / No Comments

The 2013 E400 Hybrid Mercedes–Benz is driving into showrooms sporting a price tag starting from $55800. The car that was shown during the start of the current year, comes incorporated with a V6 gasoline engine that returns 302 hp (225 kW / 306 PS) and 273 lb-ft (370 Nm) of torque. The 20 kW electric motor chips in with an extra ...

ELR Production Version Coming Out Next Year

August 20, 2012 / No Comments

We already knew that the production model of the Cadillac ELR extended-range plug-in hybrid coupe will come out any day as it was confirmed sometime back. Now the news is that Cadillac will debut production version of the ELR at next year's Pebble Beach Concours. So we are likely to see the 2014 year model a year earlier. ELR features the ...

2013 Lincoln MKZ Price Starts at $35,925

July 31, 2012 / No Comments

Lincoln knows that it will have to woo customers with new offerings if it wants to turn the corner. The company has just announced that the 2013 MKZ will be priced from $35,925 and that the car will go on sale in the US this fall. The vehicle has got interior nicely done. It features leather seats, wood trim, a digital ...

BMW ActiveHybrid 3 Packs a Punch

July 9, 2012 / No Comments

It's common to see the hybrid variant of a car having better fuel-consumption compared to its gas guzzling siblings. But it's somewhat uncommon to see a hybrid variant to be quicker to 60 than the gasoline variant. This is the case with the new BMW ActiveHybrid 3 that features the latest-generation BMW ActiveHybrid technology. The model comes with excellent features that ...

Ford C-Max Claims to be More Fuel-Efficient Than Prius V

July 9, 2012 / No Comments

We have seen most of the new gasoline-electric hybrid models getting compared to Toyota Prius V. Ford C-Max was no different. Quoting the Prius V in its news release about the C-Max hybrid many times, Ford claimed that C-Max will end Prius V's monopoly over the gasoline-electric hybrid category. Ford claims the model will get an EPA rating of 47 MPG ...

Lotus to Introduce Evora 414E Hybrid Prototype at Goodwood

July 6, 2012 / No Comments

Lotus will introduce Evora 414E Hybrid prototype at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car was first showcased as a concept at the Paris Motor Show in 2010. Evora 414E has two electric motors resulting in a combined out put of 414 PS (304 kW / 408 hp) and 1000 Nm (738 lb-ft) of torque. This is two-and-a-half times the amount ...

Toyota Avalon Comes with 268hpV6 and Hybrid Engines

July 3, 2012 / No Comments

Toyota Avalon, which is all set to release in 2013, gets two different engines. Among the two, one of them features a 3.5 liter V6 producing 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque. It comes attached to an automatic transmission that has six speeds, enabling the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in less than seven seconds.   On the other side, ...

Toyota to Manufacture Yaris for US in European facility

June 27, 2012 / 1 Comment

For the first time in its history, the Japanese automaker Toyota is going to manufacture vehicles in Europe and import them to the US. Announcing the move,Toyota said that it will manufacture the Yaris models with specs for US and Canada in its facility in Onnaing-Valenciennes, France. This plant, originally scheduled to produce cars for the European markets, has been manufacturing the ...