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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.


2015 Toyota Prius V facelift revealed
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2015 Toyota Prius V facelift revealed

The 2015 Toyota Prius V has been revealed with an updated exterior and additional standard equipment. Dubbed Prius+ in some markets, Toyota’s refreshed seven-seat hybrid MPV features a new upper grille with a more prominent badge that extends forward of the line of the bonnet. New LED headlamps are set in reshaped headlights that are slimmer and now include black and chrome plating...


Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Ti Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid Ti Review

The Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid in flagship Ti guise is an interesting diesel alternative that retains the V6's cavernous cabin...

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Kia Optima T-Hybrid: diesel hybrid concept to debut in Paris
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Kia Optima T-Hybrid: diesel hybrid concept to debut in Paris

A new type of Kia Optima will be showcased at the 2014 Paris motor show, with the South Korean brand to unveil the new Kia Optima T-Hybrid "ahead of future mass production". The Optima T-Hybrid combines the existing 1.7-litre turbo diesel four-cylinder engine offered in the mid-size sedan in the European market with a 48-volt lead-carbon battery, electric motor and electric supercharger...


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV S-Concept revealed
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV S-Concept revealed

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. Making a bow at the 2014 Paris motor show in early October, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S is described by the Japanese brand as a "special design package for the production Outlander PHEV"...


Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid to be a "significant" addition to the range
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Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid to be a "significant" addition to the range

The new Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid will be a "significant" model in the updated range, according to the brand's local arm. Porsche Cars Australia public relations manager Paul Ellis told CarAdvice that the new plug-in hybrid Cayenne will be the real kickstarter for that technology for the German sports car brand, despite a plug-in drivetrain also being available in the Panamera sports sedan...


Peugeot 208 Hybrid Air 2L prototype to debut in Paris
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Peugeot 208 Hybrid Air 2L prototype to debut in Paris

Taking the stage at this year's Paris motor show will be the Peugeot 208 Hybrid Air 2L, which demonstrates the latest iteration of the company's interesting hybrid system. The car is part of PSA Peugeot Citroen's bid to meet the French government's target of having an affordable car that drinks just 2.0 litres per 100 kilometres on the market by 2020...


Jaguar in no rush to add hybrid models
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Jaguar in no rush to add hybrid models

The new Jaguar Ingenium engine range is capable of handling hybrid components, but the brand has suggested it is in no hurry to push through hybrid models across its range. Nick Miller, Jaguar chief programme engineer for the all-new XE – the first model fitted with the company’s new Ingenium engines, initially with a 2...


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Long-term report one
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Long-term report one

There’s no better way to test the claims of automotive manufacturers than to put a car through its paces over a long period of time - particularly one that claims to be the most efficient SUV on the market. Cue the latest member of the CarAdvice long-term garage, the plug-in hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV...


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV : Long-term review one
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV : Long-term review one

CarAdvice has taken delivery of the most fuel-efficient SUV on the market for a six-month test.


Audi A3 Sportback e-tron : confirmed circa-$60K charge for March 2015 arrival
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron : confirmed circa-$60K charge for March 2015 arrival

The 2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid hatchback will arrive on sale in Australia in March next year, with pricing “estimated at $60,000”. The new model – which is set to establish a new “pillar for the brand” – is the first such plug-in hybrid car from Audi, based on its most popular model, the A3 Sportback five-door hatch...


2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron: Australian Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron: Australian Review

The new Audi A3 Sportback e-tron arrived locally in left-hand-drive, still with Ingolstadt number plates, at a pre-launch drive that highlighted the plug-in hybrid model's attributes.


Ford to rival Toyota Prius with dedicated hybrid from 2018 - report
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Ford to rival Toyota Prius with dedicated hybrid from 2018 - report

Ford will introduce its first dedicated hybrid model by the end of 2018, according to a report out of Detroit. Quoting two sources with knowledge of the car maker’s future product plans, Reuters says the hybrid model will be a compact car designed to go head to head with the Toyota Prius...


Honda CR-Z future “under evaluation” in Australia
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Honda CR-Z future “under evaluation” in Australia

The future of Honda Australia’s hybrid range appears to be in doubt, and its hero performance-focused hybrid model – the Honda CR-Z – could be on the chopping block. The CR-Z was dropped in Europe and the UK earlier this year, but the company stated it would continue building the CR-Z despite it sharing platform components and hybrid bits with the defunct Insight...


Volkswagen XL1 four-seat model planned - report
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Volkswagen XL1 four-seat model planned - report

A new, more practical four-seat version of the ultra-efficient Volkswagen XL1 is expected to become a reality, according overseas reports. UK publication Autocar states a new four-seater model based on the Volkswagen XL1 plug-in hybrid diesel is in the works, as the brand looks to expand its eco-conscious range of vehicles in anticipation of a number of high-tech rivals - namely the production Honda FCEV and Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell models...


Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid : Pricing and specifications
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Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid : Pricing and specifications

The supercharged, petrol-electric Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid will be priced from $42,990 when it launches here later this month. Official pricing and details have not been made available by the company, but leaked documents suggest the Pathfinder Hybrid will be offered in three trim levels, much like the standard model range...


2016 Chevrolet Volt teased ahead of 2015 Detroit auto show debut
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2016 Chevrolet Volt teased ahead of 2015 Detroit auto show debut

The new-generation 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid car will make its international debut at the 2015 Detroit auto show in early January, it has been revealed. The all-new Volt is expected to bring with a more modern design, as has been hinted at in spy photos of the car. Changes are expected to include a more streamlined roof, smaller glasshouse, and as the above image suggests, a sloping boot-line...


Toyota Supra: all-paw hybrid powetrain tipped for next-gen sports car
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Toyota Supra: all-paw hybrid powetrain tipped for next-gen sports car

The next-generation Toyota Supra is tipped to combine a BMW platform with an all-wheel-drive hybrid powertrain and the Japanese car maker’s first dual-clutch transmission, according to the latest reports. UK publication Auto Express reports the reimagined Toyota Supra sports car will share much in common with the next-generation BMW Z4, including the use of technologies signed into in July 2012 as part of a memorandum of understanding...