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2016 Toyota Prius i-Tech Review

The 2016 Toyota Prius is one of those cars you either get or you don't.

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2016 Toyota Prius i-Tech Review
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2016 Toyota Prius i-Tech Review

Read the article here. The all-new, fourth-generation Toyota Prius is clearly, well, polarising to look at, but fact of the matter is that the new model is actually quite impressive. What makes it so impressive? Well, this time – or more correctly, for the first time ever – the Prius is actually a bit of fun to drive...


Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part two
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Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part two

By now you’ve hopefully read part one of this economy comparison test, where we set out for 100 kilometres of urban driving. The aim of part one was to find out which of the four cars on test – Audi A3 e-tron, BMW i3 range-extender, Citroen C4 Cactus and Toyota Prius – was the most efficient, city-friendly commuter. And the winner was clear...


Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part one
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Audi A3 e-tron v BMW i3 v Citroen C4 Cactus v Toyota Prius: Economy comparison test part one

With fuel prices hitting decade lows in recent times, there has arguably never been a worse time to buy an economy-focused car. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t some great options out there for people who are thinking about long-term sustainability and doing their bit for the environment...


2017 Honda Accord Hybrid unveiled, previews updated Accord styling
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2017 Honda Accord Hybrid unveiled, previews updated Accord styling

The 2017 Honda Accord Hybrid has been unveiled, and while it won't be sold in Australia, the facelift gives an idea of what to expect from the standard Accord range which will launch later this year. Honda's Australian arm made it clear at a recent roundtable that while an updated Accord was imminent, the updated Accord Hybrid version wouldn't be offered...


2018 Volkswagen Touareg preview bound for Beijing motor show
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2018 Volkswagen Touareg preview bound for Beijing motor show

Next week’s Beijing motor show will play host to a new concept that will likely, although not officially, hint at the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Touareg. Volkswagen has not offered any details on whether this concept will head to production, but, with the current Touareg due for replacement within the next 12 to 18 months, next week’s show car would seem a clear preview...


Volkswagen Australia looks to offer EV and PHEV cars by 2020
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Volkswagen Australia looks to offer EV and PHEV cars by 2020

Volkswagen Australia is likely to offer electric and plug-in hybrid models here within the next few years, according to managing director Michael Bartsch. The German brand is pushing ever more heavily into the development of EV and PHEV models globally, but as yet offers nothing along those lines in our market...


Volvo launches XC90 T8 in the US with a ‘Highway Robbery’ - video
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Volvo launches XC90 T8 in the US with a ‘Highway Robbery’ - video

Volvo has launched its new XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid SUV in the US with a playful video campaign that sees the new model drawing power from passing cars, while at the same time taunting drivers and other manufacturers. The new PHEV variant of Volvo’s flagship SUV is powered by a 2...


BMW 'i' brand: initial Australian response 'almost overwhelming'
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BMW 'i' brand: initial Australian response 'almost overwhelming'

The response by Australian buyers to the BMW ‘i’ sub-brand has been profoundly positive, with the German brand's local head revealing it all but underestimated local demand. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new BMW M2 at Targa Tasmania this week, BMW Australia CEO Mark Werner said the response to BMW’s first foray into a standalone electrified sub-brand has been a local and global sales success...


BMW iPerformance range spearheads new hybrid line for Australia
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BMW iPerformance range spearheads new hybrid line for Australia

This week, BMW began the second part of its electric 'i' vehicle campaign in Australia with the release of the X5 xDrive40e plug-in hybrid and the new iPerformance vehicle range. In the same way that the M Performance line denotes 'sportier' versions of BMW's wider range - those that aren't quite full M-spec - the iPerformance moniker applies to hybrid versions of the standard line-up, leaving the 'real' i-range cars to stand alone...


2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e Hybrid Review
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2016 BMW X5 xDrive40e Hybrid Review

BMW takes the subtle approach with the X5 xDrive40e hybrid. It looks the same and costs the same - but does it hold up as well as a 'regular' X5?

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2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid spied: Ranger to enter US market with plug-in hybrid pick-up truck — UPDATE
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2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid spied: Ranger to enter US market with plug-in hybrid pick-up truck — UPDATE

CarAdvice has obtained exclusive spy photographs of Ford Australia testing a hybrid version of its Ford Ranger utility, destined for the US market. Our previous exclusive spy photographs of the Ford Ranger Raptor (pictured below) show an off-road skewed version of the Ranger. What we didn't realise at the time was that the vehicle pictured also had a port for plug-in hybrid connectivity...


2016 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid - NYIAS 2016
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2016 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid - NYIAS 2016

Read the article here. Hyundai has released details of the full-range of the Ioniq model at this week's New York auto show. The Hyundai Ioniq will become the first vehicle to use the same platform for a standard hybrid, plug-in hybrid and full electric vehicle. It will become a direct rival for the fourth-generation Toyota Prius, which will not be available in Australia as a plug-in or EV...


Next Renault Clio to go hybrid - report
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Next Renault Clio to go hybrid - report

The next-generation Renault Clio could feature hybrid technology drawn from the new Euro-market Scenic MPV - but it won’t be a plug-in, according to a UK report. The current fourth-generation Clio, which debuted in 2012, is only available with turbocharged petrol engines in Australia, while European markets also get turbo-diesel options...


Mercedes-AMG will take part in Mercedes-Benz’s electric car future
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Mercedes-AMG will take part in Mercedes-Benz’s electric car future

Mercedes-AMG is going to play its part as Mercedes-Benz looks to develop a family of electrified vehicles in the coming years. Tobias Moers, Mercedes-AMG CEO, told CarAdvice at the 2016 New York motor show that the performance sub-brand will get the chance to do its thing with the future luxury alternative-propulsion models...


Honda NSX GT3 New York reveal signals 2017 racing intent
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Honda NSX GT3 New York reveal signals 2017 racing intent

With interest in GT-level motorsport ever increasing, Honda is the latest brand to make clear its racing intentions with the New York motor show unveiling of its Honda NSX GT3 racer. Clearly stamped with its North American ‘Acura’ branding, the Honda NSX GT3 race car revealed at this week’s 2016 New York International Auto Show is set to tackle the North American GT3 category from 2017...


2017 Toyota Prius Prime: plug-in hybrid model revealed at New York auto show
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2017 Toyota Prius Prime: plug-in hybrid model revealed at New York auto show

The all-new 2017 Toyota Prius Prime brings plug-in power to the petrol-electric small car, with the new, more stylish and more technologically-advanced model debuting at the 2016 New York auto show. Described by the brand as the "most technologically advanced, best-equipped Prius in the model's history", the new plug-in hybrid Prius model sees big improvements over the previous-generation version of the car...


2019 Skoda Superb to be the company's first plug-in hybrid - report
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2019 Skoda Superb to be the company's first plug-in hybrid - report

The new Skoda Superb is expected to be the first electrified model from the Czech manufacturer, which will be followed by a range of Volkswagen Group plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery-electric (BEV) models over the next ten years. Skoda is understood to be planning a plug-in hybrid variant of the Superb for 2019, which will make it the first PHEV of any type from the brand, followed b its first fully electric vehicle (EV) a few years later...


Honda Accord update coming within months, hybrid to be axed
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Honda Accord update coming within months, hybrid to be axed

There will soon be an updated 2016 Honda Accord in Australia, but as part of the update the overpriced Honda Accord Hybrid Sport model will be axed. The Accord Hybrid Sport launched in June 2015 at $58,990 plus on-road costs, and was widely met with question marks over its price despite its clever hybrid drive system...


2017 Honda NSX to be priced "at the very premium end" of the market
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2017 Honda NSX to be priced "at the very premium end" of the market

Australian pricing for the 2017 Honda NSX hybrid sports coupe is yet to be confirmed, but buyers who are expecting a bargain from the Japanese brand had better think again. The Honda NSX’s advanced drivetrain includes a longitudinally mounted twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine producing 373kW and 550Nm behind the seats...