Toyota Prius V Review: Death Valley road trip

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Toyota Prius V Review: Death Valley road trip

We hit the road in the Toyota Prius V on an all-American road trip.

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Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo : V8 hybrid-powered GT car unveiled
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Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo : V8 hybrid-powered GT car unveiled

The Infiniti Concept Vision Gran Turismo has been officially unveiled, with the V8 hybrid-powered GT car now exclusively available to download and drive on Gran Turismo 6. The latest in a string of highly stylised conceptual in-game models, Infiniti says its Concept Vision Gran Turismo is "a vision of what a high performance Infiniti could look like in the future...


2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid unveiled
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2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid unveiled

The all-new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid has been unveiled in Seoul sporting a unique exterior design and an overhauled petrol-electric powertrain. The Sonata Hybrid upgrades to a direct-injection version of the South Korean car maker’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder ‘Nu’ petrol engine, which produces 115kW of power and 189Nm of torque in this application...


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV v Diesel review : Which saves you money?
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV v Diesel review : Which saves you money?

www.caradvice.com.au/325276/?yt_desc - Read the article here. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has an eye-catching fuel consumption claim of 1.9L/100km - but can it achieve that figure in the real world? More importantly, how does the cheaper, more practical diesel Outlander compare in a grueling fuel consumption test? We took to the ring roads and joined the urban rat race in Sydney to find out which works out to be the best buy - the new-tech plug-in hybrid, or the more conventional turbo diesel model...


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV v Mitsubishi Outlander diesel - fuel use challenge
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV v Mitsubishi Outlander diesel - fuel use challenge

Petrol or diesel? It has been a question that SUV buyers have been pondering for years. But now there’s a new form of propulsion to add to the mix: hybrid power. We’re not talking about just any old petrol-electric system here. We’ve brought together the diesel-powered version of the Mitsubishi Outlander and pitched it up against its medium SUV body-double and our long-term loan car, the Outlander Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)...


Keen on a Porsche 918 Spyder for Christmas? Too bad - they're all sold
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Keen on a Porsche 918 Spyder for Christmas? Too bad - they're all sold

The last of the limited-run Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid supercars has been sold. Porsche limited the build to just 918 units (see what they did there?) worldwide. As far as the odds of bumping into one at the shops goes (or outside your hotel as Tony did in Paris...), don't get your car-spotting notebook out just yet...


BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype previews 2.0L/100km premium sedan
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BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype previews 2.0L/100km premium sedan

BMW has given the automotive world a sneak peek at its upcoming 3 Series plug-in hybrid sedan with an ultra-efficient prototype model that previews next year’s production car. The German luxury car maker’s mid-sized four-door plug-in prototype claims combined cycle fuel consumption of just 2...


Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid Review

With the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class just around the corner, is the E300 Bluetec Hybrid still a compelling purchase against its BMW and Lexus rivals?


Mercedes-AMG chief looks to hybrid petrol models for future performance, rules out diesel
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Mercedes-AMG chief looks to hybrid petrol models for future performance, rules out diesel

Mercedes-AMG won’t offer any diesel performance models – instead, the German performance brand will focus on petrol and hybridised models for its future go-fast cars. Speaking with CarAdvice at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show, Mercedes-AMG CEO Tobias Moers said electrification is a way of the future that hardcore brands can’t ignore...


2016 Toyota Prius to inherit hybrid technology from Le Mans racecars - report
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2016 Toyota Prius to inherit hybrid technology from Le Mans racecars - report

The fourth-generation Toyota Prius will feature technology currently being honed in the brand’s endurance racecars. Toyota Motorsport GmbH president Yoshiaki Kinoshita told Automotive News the new Prius – due next year – will be equipped with technology from its TS040 Hybrid Le Mans racer. “Our components already have parts from the next-generation Prius,” Kinoshita revealed...


Honda City Hybrid unveiled in Japan
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Honda City Hybrid unveiled in Japan

The first images and details of the Honda City Hybrid have appeared on the Japanese car maker’s domestic website ahead of its official unveiling on December 1. Badged the Grace Hybrid in Japan, the new fuel-sipping sedan will join the Fit/Jazz Hybrid and Vezel/HR-V Hybrid models in the brand’s compact petrol-electric line-up...


Kia to launch dedicated hybrid crossover in 2016 - report
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Kia to launch dedicated hybrid crossover in 2016 - report

Kia will launch a dedicated hybrid crossover vehicle before the end of 2016, according to officials from the South Korean car maker. Autocar reports the new model, known internally as ‘DE’, will be based on a unique platform. It will be powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor, and feature a new-generation automatic transmission...


Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid v Toyota Kluger V6 : Comparison review
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Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid v Toyota Kluger V6 : Comparison review

The continual rise in the cost of living is no doubt front of mind for many Australians. One of the places we all seem to feel this pain is at the petrol pump. This is even more challenging for families, as the bigger the car, the bigger the bill...


Lexus NX's Toyota RAV4 foundations are a non-issue, says local chief
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Lexus NX's Toyota RAV4 foundations are a non-issue, says local chief

The new Lexus NX compact luxury may use a few bits from the humble Toyota RAV4, but so what? That was the question posed by Lexus Australia chief executive Sean Hanley at the NX launch in Adelaide this week.  This week’s launch of the NX300h hybrid ahead of the brand-first NX200t 2.0-litre turbo-petrol around February marks an important step for Lexus into a booming segment where it has lacked a presence...


2015 Lexus NX300h Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Lexus NX300h Review

The brash Lexus NX300h compact SUV introduces the car-maker to a booming segment and brings some interesting aspects to the table...


2015 Lexus NX300h pricing and specifications
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2015 Lexus NX300h pricing and specifications

The 2015 Lexus NX300h compact SUV arrives this week priced from $55,000, giving the ambitious Japanese luxury player a long-overdue presence in a market segment up 20 per cent this year alone and predicted to continue an upward march...


Audi A6 Hybrid axed due to poor sales
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Audi A6 Hybrid axed due to poor sales

The Audi A6 Hybrid has been axed from the German luxury car maker’s line-up due to low global demand. Audi sold just 4000 A6 Hybrid models in three years since its introduction in 2011, and subsequently made the decision to discontinue production for the updated 2015 A6 range that launched in Germany last week...


BMW i8 Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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BMW i8 Review

Is this the future of the automobile?

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2015 Kia Optima : Diesel hybrid, wagon variant and turbo models all likely
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2015 Kia Optima : Diesel hybrid, wagon variant and turbo models all likely

The next-generation 2015 Kia Optima – which is expected to debut in 2015 – will remain true to the current car in terms of its design, but is expected to bring with it a wealth of technical changes including a high-tech diesel hybrid drivetrain, a wagon body style and new turbo models for Australia...


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV S-Concept - first look
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV S-Concept - first look

http://www.caradvice.com.au/309651/?yt_desc - Read the article here. The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S has been revealed, with the sharply-styled show car expected to offer a preview of an updated version of the petrol-electric SUV that could debut in 2015.