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Updated 2019 Toyota Prius brings cleaner design and new tech

Toyota has advanced the styling and technology of its hybrid halo model with the global reveal of an updated Prius at the Los Angeles auto show. The new Prius brings cleaner, more engaging lines with revised front and rear-end treatments, headlamps, tail-lights, wheel designs and colour choices. Inside, the cabin’s …

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2019 Hyundai Ioniq pricing and specifications announced

After much anticipation, Hyundai has finally announced pricing and specifications for the 2019 Ioniq models, with the range marking the introduction of the cheapest pure-electric vehicle on sale in Australia.  Three distinct drivetrains underpin the Ioniq range – a conventional series hybrid, a more powerful plug-in hybrid, and the aforementioned …

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2019 Toyota Corolla Ascent Sport Hybrid Review

The Toyota Corolla is a bit like a set of jump leads – almost everyone has one in the garage, and if they don’t, they’ll know someone who does. I myself might not have ever owned a Corolla, but both my parents owned Corollas from the days of them being …

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Toyota to launch 5 new hybrid models by 2020

Toyota Australia has reaffirmed its commitment to adding five new hybrid models to its range over the next two and a half years as it ramps up its plans to deliver the petrol-electric technology to a broader base of customers. The company’s decision to expand the availability of hybrid models …

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Sharper, roomier Lexus ES arrives as hybrid-only offering

The new generation Lexus ES mid-size sedan arrives in Australian dealership this month priced from just under $60,000, bringing fresh elegant design and new safety tech as well as delivering sharper driving dynamics. In a move that signals the brand’s on-going commitment to electrification of its line-up, Lexus Australia is …

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2018 Lexus CT 200h Review

The Lexus CT hybrid hatch has undergone its most extensive update yet since its debut in 2011. It ought to as the eight-year old model soldiers on as Lexus’ most affordable offering without a new-generation model anywhere in sight. Against a backdrop of booming compact premium car sales, with models …

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All-New 2019 Honda Insight production model revealed

The all-new, production version of the 2019 Honda Insight has been officially unveiled, providing a first look at the latest entry in Honda’s expanding lineup of electrified vehicles. Positioned and priced between the Civic and Accord in Honda’s passenger car lineup, the Insight is powered by the third generation of …

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Lexus unveils updated 2018 CT 200h hybrid hatch

Lexus’ CT 200h hybrid hatch has been given a sweeping update that brings sportier styling, interior updates and new features. Due in Australia in the fourth quarter of this year, the updated CT 200h commands a greater presence while enhancing its reputation for user-friendliness. Global chief engineer Chika Kako said …

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Lexus LS 500h flagship to feature multi stage hybrid system

Lexus’ new LS 500h flagship sedan will feature the luxury brand’s Multi Stage Hybrid system, a high performance hybrid powertrain that is said to bring a new level of performance and driver appeal to luxury sedan. The technology, which makes its debut in the new LC 500h luxury coupe – …

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Mixed signals from Mazda regarding rotary engine’s future

The rumour mill has certainly been churning along since the RX-8 ceased production in 2012 regarding what would be Mazda’s new flagship sports car for their line-up. And Mazda themselves definitely helped it along with their latest RX-Vision concept generating quite a bit of hype and hope for a rotary …

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Hybrid only Ferrari’s by 2019

LaFerrari Spider

Recently announced by Ferrari CEO, Sergio Marchionne during a 3rd quarter results conference call to investors is news that Ferrari aims to only produce hybrid cars by 2019. The added benefits of improved emission and fuel economy for hybrids are no doubt a factor, however, the added performance a hybrid …

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2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid Review

The new Toyota Corolla Hybrid must seem like the answer to a closeted greenie’s diligent prayers, marrying Toyota’s proven hybrid technology with a conventional hatchback that is as distinct as a bathroom tap. It is the fifth hybrid model in Toyota’s local green brigade, joining the Camry, Prius, Prius C …

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