2015 Lexus IS300h Review

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2015 Lexus IS300h Review

Read the article here. Instead of adopting modern wallet-friendly, turbo-diesel powertrains, Lexus remains committed to its petrol-electric hybrid technology to satisfy buyers bent on stretching their petrodollar further in their luxury ride...

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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV set to adopt a different look to the regular range
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV set to adopt a different look to the regular range

The big news for buyers around the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander facelift is mainly around the way it looks - but the PHEV plug-in hybrid version is set to adopt a different appearance to the regular models. Mitsubishi Motors manager of C & D-segment product development project, Takao Matsui, told CarAdvice at the launch of the 2016 Outlander this week that there is an internal desire to make the PHEV model stand out from the heavily revamped range...


Porsche 918 Spyder hits 350km/h on Northern Territory Highway
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Porsche 918 Spyder hits 350km/h on Northern Territory Highway

Not content with setting a production car lap record at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, the $1.5 million Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid supercar has recorded another first - this time on a public road. Using just its pair of electric motors, the 918 Spyder cruised from Alice Springs at a leisurely 60km/h, before unleashing the 4...


Nissan X-Trail Hybrid revealed in Japan
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Nissan X-Trail Hybrid revealed in Japan

The Nissan X-Trail Hybrid has been announced overnight ahead of its launch in Japan next month. The X-Trail Hybrid is almost identical to the regular, non-hybrid variants on the outside, with its ‘X-Trail Hybrid’ badges on the front doors and the tailgate the most obvious visual distinguishers...


Porsche 918 Spyder Review : Track Test
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Porsche 918 Spyder Review : Track Test

http://www.caradvice.com.au/346452/?yt_desc - Read the article here. Tony takes the ballistic Porsche 918 Spyder on a hot lap of Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit.


2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Review : track test
Rating: 1010 /10
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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Review : track test

The Porsche 918 Spyder offers mind-blowing on-track performance and Prius-crushing fuel consumption in the same package...

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$1,500,000

2016 Kia Optima Hybrid a no go for Australia
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2016 Kia Optima Hybrid a no go for Australia

Kia Australia says it can’t make the business case work for the new-generation Optima hybrid when the model arrives later this year. On the eve of the official unveiling of the 2016 Kia Optima, the decision has been made to bring the naturally aspirated 2.4-litre as well as the 2.0-litre turbo, but the hybrid model remains off the cards for the foreseeable future...


Mercedes-Benz Australia to have three plug-in hybrids on sale this year
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Mercedes-Benz Australia to have three plug-in hybrids on sale this year

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed plans to add three plug-in hybrid models to its showroom in 2015. The German luxury car brand will offer plug-in hybrid versions of the C-Class, GLE-Class and flagship S-Class, all of which are expected to launch at the same time, and ahead of schedule, around November this year...


2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid detailed
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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid detailed

The next-generation Chevrolet Malibu range will include a conventional hybrid version using bits of technology from the new Volt plug-in. As we know, Chevrolet’s all-new mid-sized staple premieres in regular petrol form in New York next week. The petrol-electric version will be the US market’s efficiency leader. Under the bonnet is a new direct-injection 1...


BMW mulling target segment for third 'i' model due beyond 2020:: report
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BMW mulling target segment for third 'i' model due beyond 2020: report

BMW is set to expand its environmentally focused 'i' range moving beyond 2020, but is yet to decide what segment the future model will stem from. According to a report from industry journal Automotive News Europe, BMW's research and development head says the model expansion project is still very much in the 'brainstorming' phase...


Lexus IS 300h F Sport : Picking up our new long termer
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Lexus IS 300h F Sport : Picking up our new long termer

Heading to the dealership to collect our newest long-term tester, the Lexus IS300h F Sport, CarAdvice was treated to the full customer experience. It doesn’t get any more personalised than being welcomed by a message on a big widescreen TV in reception congratulating you on your purchase, followed by the offer of a freshly brewed macchiato...


2015 Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine revealed
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2015 Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine revealed

The 2015 Volvo V60 D5 Twin Engine may not have a name that rolls off the tongue, but the diesel plug-in hybrid wagon from the Scandinavian brand promises to appeal to buyers with different palettes. The car seen here is the limited edition model uncovered ahead of the 2015 Geneva motor show, which brings the same nomenclature for hybrid technology that Volvo has used with its range-topping XC90 T8 Twin Engine model to the company's established estate car...


2015 Audi Q7 e-tron diesel plug-in hybrid revealed, Australia confirmed: UPDATE
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2015 Audi Q7 e-tron diesel plug-in hybrid revealed, Australia confirmed: UPDATE

The Audi Q7 e-tron plug-in hybrid large SUV has been revealed - although it didn't make its 'in the metal' debut at the enormous Volkswagen Group Night in Geneva where the luxury brand instead previewed the new Audi R8 and Prologue Avant Concept. Most notably, it is the first Audi with a plug-in hybrid diesel powertrain. It pairs a 190kW/600Nm 3...


2015 Lexus IS300h Review : LT1

2015 Lexus IS300h Review : LT1

When you consider the Lexus brand, it’s fair to say two things will immediately spring to mind: benchmark luxury and a customer service ethic that is hard to surpass. These two core brand values have been at the very heart of Lexus DNA since 1983, when former Toyota chairman and founder, Eiji Toyoda, gave his engineers and designers the ultimate challenge – to build the best luxury car in the world...

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$65,000

2015 Toyota Prius C i-Tech Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Toyota Prius C i-Tech Review

Keen on green? The upgraded and cheaper Toyota Prius C is now a better proposition in several areas than it was...


2015 Lexus NX300h Luxury 2WD Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2015 Lexus NX300h Luxury 2WD Review

It's the latest SUV from Lexus and predictably, is loaded with tech and features. But, does the more expensive hybrid version offer value for money?

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$55,000

2015 Toyota Prius C becomes Australia's most affordable hybrid car
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2015 Toyota Prius C becomes Australia's most affordable hybrid car

The facelifted 2015 Toyota Prius C has become the nation's most affordable hybrid car, with revised pricing across the Japanese brand's two-model city car line-up. Revealed at the 2014 Los Angeles auto show, the new-look Toyota Prius C retains the same overall body structure and hybrid components (a 1...


2017 Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid spied
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2017 Mini Countryman plug-in hybrid spied

The 2017 Mini Countryman will not only grow in size compared to its predecessor, but it looks likely the SUV will be the first model from the brand to boast a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Our European spies have caught the next-generation Mini Countryman undergoing winter testing with the prototype vehicle brandishing "Hybrid Test Vehicle" stickers across its body...


Honda Australia overhauls hybrid range : Accord Hybrid in; CR-Z, Civic and Jazz Hybrids out
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Honda Australia overhauls hybrid range : Accord Hybrid in; CR-Z, Civic and Jazz Hybrids out

Honda Australia is overhauling its hybrid car line-up, confirming plans to introduce the Accord Hybrid before the middle of the year and axing ageing petrol-electric models such as the CR-Z and Civic Hybrid. Honda Australia public relations manager Melissa Cross confirmed the local division is currently running out its hybrid range ahead of the introduction of new “Hybrid Sport” models from its ‘Earth Dreams Technology’ portfolio...


Porsche 911 Targa and BMW i8 review : Evolution meets revolution
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Porsche 911 Targa and BMW i8 review : Evolution meets revolution

The Porsche 911 is an icon, a supercar classic that has evolved over the decades while remaining true to its design heritage, and long been one of the best cars to drive. BMW hasn’t even been in the supercar game since the M1, but forget the Eighties because the new i8 is a car that looks ready for the 22nd century...