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Volvo Plug-In Hybrid Headed to Beijing Show


Volvo will unveil its latest plug-in hybrid, the S60L, at the Beijing Motor Show later this month. Following in the footsteps of the company’s diesel plug-in V60, the new, gasoline-powered model will initially be sold in the domestic Chinese market only. The 306-horsepower (combined), 4-cylinder car should land in showrooms by 2015, and carries a [...]

New York Auto Show 2014: Breaking News


With the New York International Auto Show just days from opening its doors to the public, media sources are already calling this year’s expo the greenest ever. BMW has confirmed the appearance of its awaited Concept X5 eDrive, which is expected to reach showrooms perhaps as early as 2015. The plug-in hybrid X5 is a [...]

Here Comes the Peugeot Exalt Hybrid


Peugeot will be taking the wraps off its latest hybrid concept car at this month’s Beijing Auto Show. Called the Exalt, the French carmaker’s fresh creation is obviously based upon its 2012 Onyx concept. Peugeot previewed the sleek hybrid this week, just ahead of China’s biggest auto show. Radical styling and non-traditional materials give the [...]

Is This the New ‘Hybrid Superstar’?


Honda executives have revealed that the company is struggling to keep U.S. dealerships stocked with the Accord Hybrid due to the car’s worldwide popularity. An especially big seller in its domestic market of Japan, Honda builds U.S. Accord models in Ohio. However, all the lithium-ion battery packs are sourced from one location, Japan, where the [...]

EVs to Rev Up Stock Market, Experts Say


Wall Street gurus have recently been opining all over the Internet and print media about the near-term future of automotive technology. The collective wisdom of the financial media sees the rest of this decade as a booming time for hybrid-drive cars and trucks. As for pure-electric vehicles like the Nissan Leaf, pundits and experts look [...]

NY Auto Show: What You Need to Know


One of the nation’s largest and most prestigious vehicle expositions, the New York International Auto Show, runs from April 18 through April 27 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Tickets are $15 for adult daily admission and can be purchased online or at the door. If you get tickets online, remember [...]

World’s Hottest Hybrid?


Sources at Motor trend ( are reporting that Nissan will show an 800-horsepower hybrid version of its GT-R at the upcoming New York Auto Show. The powerful hybrid sports car will compete directly with the 918 Spyder from Porsche, Acura’s NSX, the McLaren P1 and others. Japanese and European carmakers are hotly contesting the new [...]

Finalists for World Car Awards at NY Auto Show


Finalists have been announced for all categories of the World Car Awards. Winners will be revealed at the upcoming New York Auto Show, with all eyes on the World Green Car segment. In that category, the three finalists are Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, BMW i3, and the Volkswagen XL1. Close Up: Audi A3 Sportback e-tron [...]

Toyota to Unveil Fresh Camry at NY Auto Show


Toyota will unveil its updated, “refreshed” version of the 2015 Camry at the upcoming New York Auto Show in mid-April. The most popular car in the U.S. market will be no shock for its loyal followers, as the design changes on tap are apparently not extreme. The automaker has incorporated conservative style tweaks and improved [...]

Surprising Car Sales Results for March


As the month of March comes to a close, the experts at Kelley Blue Book are predicting that auto sales will rise 2 percent in year-over-year results based upon March car and truck data. That means that the prognosticators expect 2014 to be slightly up compared to 2013 in terms of auto sales. The critical [...]

Hybrid Sports Car Joint-Venture for Toyota, BMW


Toyota Motor Co. of Japan and BMW of Germany are on the verge of co-creating a sports car which will fill the void after BMW’s Z4 and Toyota’s Supra are no longer on the market. The two carmakers have been in discussion about the project since 2013, but current reports suggest that the resulting vehicle [...]

Hybrid Nissan Murano to Bow in NY?


Nissan Motor Co. of Japan has made it official: the upcoming 2014 New York International Auto Show will display the company’s third-generation Murano mid-size crossover. When the model finally arrives in showrooms later this year, it will be offered as a 2015 car, likely with a hybrid variant. The company’s Resonance Concept is thought to [...]

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