Mercedes-Benz E300 Bluetec Hybrid Review

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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?

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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.


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...