Tag Archives: Hybrid

2020 Subaru Forester Hybrid Review

Right from the start, the Subaru Forester has been known for its practicality, durability and go-anywhere versatility. It’s the no-nonsense mid-size SUV that you just get in and go to places. In Australia, it’s been popular among families and adventure seekers for generations. Now, for the first time ever, hybrid …

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2020 Subaru XV Hybrid Review

We have been looking forward to this for a while. Subaru’s new ‘e-Boxer’ hybrid powertrain is here and it marks the Japanese brand’s first foray into the world of electrification. Offered in the XV compact crossover and the mid-size Forester SUV, the e-Boxer adds a lithium-ion battery and electric motor …

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Toyota Yaris Cross SUV bows in

Toyota was meant to introduce the new Yaris based crossover at the Geneva Motor Show last month before the event was cancelled due to the Corona Virus pandemic. Now there’s a report from AutoNoción claiming the Japanese brand will debut the new model tomorrow, although the publication did not cite …

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Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport gain PHEV tech

The new Range Rover Evoque is now available with a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) variant which offers an electric-only range of up to 66km. Badged P300e, the new Range Rover Evoque plug-in hybrid is based on Land Rover’s new Premium Transverse architecture, which was designed to support electrification while …

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Will the 2021 Mitsubishi Pajero look this good?

The current-generation Mitsubishi Pajero has been around since 2006. Yep, that’s 14 years ago. It’s certainly living in borrowed time, despite the numerous updates it received over that period. It’s rumoured to have an all-new successor sometime around 2021, but nothing is solid so far. Prototype has yet to be …

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Next-gen Ford Focus RS to get electric-assisted AWD?

The highly anticipated fourth-generation Ford Focus RS might be arriving sooner than we thought, with reports that the hot hatch is entering the last stages of development in preparation for a late 2020 debut. UK publication CAR magazine recently spilled the beans on the Blue Oval’s next-gen AMG A45 fighter, …

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All-new Honda Accord priced from $47,990

Pricing and specification of the all-new 2020 Honda Accord have been confirmed ahead its arrival at Honda showrooms in December. All-new from the ground up and riding on a new platform, the 10th-generation Accord is billed as the most sophisticated, fuel efficient and comfortable Accord ever, promising more refined and engaging …

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Subaru Forester and XV e-boxer hybrid coming early 2020

Subaru is set to capitalise on the fast growing popularity of hybrid SUVs by introducing electrified variants of the Forester mid-size SUV and XV compact crossover in early 2020. Dubbed the e-Boxer, Subaru’s new petrol-electric hybrid powertrain will find its way under the 2020 Forester and XV, along with a …

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Toyota C-HR now available with hybrid powertrain

Toyota has added its hybrid powertrain to the upgraded C-HR which will be offered alongside the existing 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine. Available on the best-selling 2WD C-HR Koba which Toyota says makes up nearly half of all C-HR sales, the 1.8-litre petrol-electric hybrid system is shared with both the Corolla …

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Scooped: next-gen Volkswagen Golf Mk8 fully undisguised

This is it folks. The next-generation Volkswagen Golf Mk8, fully laid bare. Spotted on the streets in its native Germany, the Mk8 Golf sports an evolutionary design as expected. Starting with the front, the LED headlights are now much slimmer, while the lower air intake with body colour accents now …

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Lamborghini Sian unveiled as brand’s first electrified super car

Lamborghini has unwrapped its first electrified model in the form of the a hybrid supercar. Appropriately named Sian which translates to thunderbolt in the local dialect of the Bologna region of Italy, home to Lamborghini, the hybrid supercar is engineered around “unique” hybrid technologies and promises to deliver “the extraordinary …

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2019 Toyota Prius Review – eco king gets tested

What you see here is the world’s best-selling hybrid vehicle. The pioneering Toyota Prius became the world’s first mass-produced hybrid car back in 1997 and has since racked up over 5 million sales globally. It represents more than half of all hybrids sold worldwide by Toyota. The automotive landscape has …

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2019 Lexus ES 300h Review

When Lexus dropped the first photos of the new ES, I knew Lexus was onto something with the seventh-generation of the its most conservative model. For a nameplate known more for its spaciousness, comfort and luxury, the new ES actually has style this time around, and a good dose of …

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Toyota Prius updated with styling tweak and new tech

Toyota has given its Prius hybrid small car a nip and tuck as part of a mid-life update. The updated Prius hatch features restyled front and rear bumpers that give it a more dynamic flowing appearance that is further enhanced by its slightly longer (+35mm) overall length. New slimline headlights …

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