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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...

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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...


McLaren P1 GTR confirmed for 2015 Geneva motor show debut
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McLaren P1 GTR confirmed for 2015 Geneva motor show debut

The McLaren P1 GTR – the British brand's most powerful and most exclusive model yet – will make its production car debut at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March. A fresh video teaser of the 736kW rear-wheel-drive hybrid hypercar accompanied McLaren's announcement of the car's motor show premiere, with the sports car maker confirming production of the limited edition track-only model will begin later in the year...


Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid premieres in Detroit
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Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid premieres in Detroit

The Mercedes-Benz C350 Plug-In Hybrid premieres in the US this week and marks the second road-ready step in the German brand’s significant embrace of the bridging technology, though its Australian future remains unclear.  As part of a trickle-down ethos, the C350 PHEV follows in the wheel tracks of the flagship S500 plug-in model that we drove in September last year...


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review: LT3
Rating: 710 /10
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review: LT3

A few months in, and we're getting to know the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV pretty well...

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Forget the torch - power your home in a blackout with a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
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Forget the torch - power your home in a blackout with a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV

The days of hunting around for a torch or candles in the event of a blackout are over. If you have a Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV in the driveway, you can (in Japan at least) use the stored electrical energy to power your home. Called V2H, or Vehicle to Home technology, the Outlander connects via its quick-charging socket (optional) to one of a number of home interfaces available in Japan...


Holden Volt Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Holden Volt Review

With newer competitors now on the enviro-scene, we jump into the Holden Volt to find out how it stacks up almost two years after its local launch…...


Electric cars comparison : BMW i8 v Holden Volt v Mitsubishi PHEV v Nissan Leaf v Toyota Prius
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Electric cars comparison : BMW i8 v Holden Volt v Mitsubishi PHEV v Nissan Leaf v Toyota Prius

http://www.caradvice.com.au/327127/?yt_desc - Read the article here. Dan and Tegan put five classes of electric vehicles to the test - ranging from compact city cars, to the new BMW i8 sports car.


Toyota Prius V Review: Death Valley road trip
Rating: 810 /10
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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.


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...