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2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatch confirmed for Australia

The ultra-green ranks of Australia’s top-selling brand will be bolstered in the coming months, with confirmation today that the 2016 Toyota Corolla Hybrid hatch has been confirmed for a local launch...

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Hyundai Ioniq revealed, Australian debut set for third quarter 2016 - UPDATE
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Hyundai Ioniq revealed, Australian debut set for third quarter 2016 - UPDATE

UPDATE: Hyundai has now completed the teaser campaign for its new Ioniq car, revealing the hybrid model's face today. The 2016 Hyundai Ioniq has now been fully revealed, with a front-end view of the new hybrid hatch joining earlier shots of its cabin and rear...


BMW i5 SUV rendered: Will BMW tackle growing electric SUV segment?
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BMW i5 SUV rendered: Will BMW tackle growing electric SUV segment?

Sedan, people-mover or SUV? Depending on the day of the week and which executive you can corner, the final shape of BMW’s next ultra-green i car could be ‘any of the above’. But, each passing month brings reports that suggest 2016 will be the year of the electric, or electric-assisted, premium SUV...


2016 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid spotted undisguised in USA
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2016 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid spotted undisguised in USA

The highly anticipated 2016 Hyundai Ioniq hybrid has been spotted completely free of disguise while filming a commercial in California. Hyundai's 'Prius fighter', the Ioniq will offer the choice of petrol-electric hybrid, petrol-plug-in-electric hybrid or full-electric powertrains within the one model line-up...


2016 Range Rover Sport Hybrid Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2016 Range Rover Sport Hybrid Review

A hybrid Range Rover Sport is not a good idea.

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Diesel and hybrid passenger car sales keep shrinking
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Diesel and hybrid passenger car sales keep shrinking

When it comes to fuel sources in passenger cars, Australians are straying further and further from the margins. November VFACTS industry vehicle sales figures released last week show that 41,726 passenger cars were sold last month — passenger cars being sedans, hatchbacks, wagons, coupes and convertibles. Of these, an overwhelming 39,152 were petrol-fired vehicles...


Geely announces plan to cull traditional engines by 2020
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Geely announces plan to cull traditional engines by 2020

Chinese manufacturer Geely Automotive has announced that it plans to phase out conventional internal combustion engines by 2020, with the vision of a line-up purely consisting of hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric vehicles. The Blue Geely Initiative, as it's known, was announced at the Guangzhou auto show overnight, and Geely says it will be implemented from 2016 to 2020...


2016 Toyota Prius Review: Quick drive

2016 Toyota Prius Review: Quick drive

The all-new Toyota Prius is bigger and better than ever.


Toyota plug-in hybrids not a priority
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Toyota plug-in hybrids not a priority

Some of the world’s biggest automotive manufacturers are moving to a future where plugging in to a power point to do your daily commute is a viable reality, but Toyota isn’t following the same path. Companies such as Volkswagen, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Hyundai and Mitsubishi are pushing for a world where electric power can be used part-time, offering plug-in hybrid drivetrains in mainstream models in major markets around the world...


Lexus hydrogen cars confirmed, but Aussies will have to wait
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Lexus hydrogen cars confirmed, but Aussies will have to wait

The first Lexus hydrogen car will be here within a decade – possibly in les than five years – but the chances of Australian buyers being able to walk in to a showroom with one appear slim. The Japanese luxury brand showcased the Lexus LF-FC concept sedan at the 2015 Tokyo motor show this week, a large fuel-cell electric model that includes a rear-drive hydrogen powertrain and in-wheel front electric motors...


Peugeot 308 R HYbrid could become flagship Peugeot Sport model
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Peugeot 308 R HYbrid could become flagship Peugeot Sport model

The muscled Peugeot 308 R HYbrid hatchback could make it to production as a performance flagship model for the French brand’s go-fast arm. Peugeot Sport has already launched the 208 GTI and 308 GTI models, and according to Guillaume Couzy, Peugeot marketing and communication director, an even more manic, petrol-electric performance hatch could form part of the range...


2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review

Following a six-month stint behind the wheel of the outgoing Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, CarAdvice heads to Portugal to get some wheel time behind the new 2016 model...


Porsche Australia picks up the tab on Cayenne S E-Hybrid energy
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Porsche Australia picks up the tab on Cayenne S E-Hybrid energy

Porsche Australia has partnered with Origin Energy to offset the charged electric driving of all Cayenne S E-Hybrid vehicles in Australia. Forming part of the carmaker’s ‘E-Mobility’ program, the arrangement has seen Porsche purchase 100-percent GreenPower Accredited Renewable Energy to cover 10,000 kilometres of electric driving for all current and new Cayenne S E-Hybrid owners...


Honda Accord Sport Hybrid recalled for electric motor fix
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Honda Accord Sport Hybrid recalled for electric motor fix

Honda Australia has recalled its Accord Sport Hybrid for a fault with the vehicle’s electric motor that could dramatically and suddenly reduce power. Affecting 53 models in the 2015 model year, the fault is due to “electrical noise”, or interference in the Accord Sport Hybrid’s electric drive system. The hybrid-powered version of the new Accord sedan is driven by a 2...


Mercedes-Benz looking to expand its ranks with more electric cars
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Mercedes-Benz looking to expand its ranks with more electric cars

Mercedes-Benz is planning to add more electric vehicles to its model range over the coming years as demand is expected to grow. And yes, a Tesla rival is probably one of them. Dr Thomas Weber, research and development boss at Mercedes-Benz Cars, told CarAdvice at the 2015 Frankfurt motor show that the company is looking to expand upon what it already has in the market...


2016 Toyota Prius revealed, Australian launch set for early next year
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2016 Toyota Prius revealed, Australian launch set for early next year

The all-new 2016 Toyota Prius is now officially out in the open, revealed at a special event in Las Vegas today ahead of an Australian launch set to occur early next year. Today’s unveiling comes after what has quite literally been years of rumours, reports, speculative renderings and, most recently, a series of leaked images...


Lexus has no plug-in hybrid plan yet
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Lexus has no plug-in hybrid plan yet

The luxury brand that once lead the hybrid race, Lexus, has no current plan to plug-in to the latest petrol-electric trend. The brand’s most popular SUV model, the Lexus RX, has just been launched internationally with no plug-in hybrid option, at a time when almost every one of its competitors has such technology available...


Lexus diesel models could be in the pipeline
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Lexus diesel models could be in the pipeline

Lexus is a brand that has built its name upon hybrid powertrains for the most part, but CarAdvice has learned that diesel isn’t necessarily off the table. For luxury brands, big-growth markets involving SUVs sees diesel make up the majority of sales...


2016 Toyota Prius teased as company’s hybrid sales pass eight million
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2016 Toyota Prius teased as company’s hybrid sales pass eight million

It may already have been revealed this week through a pair of cheeky spy shots snapped aboard a cargo plane, but you can’t stop the teaser train: here’s the first official look at the new 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid. Those earlier shots, snapped aboard a cargo plane bound for the Frankfurt motor show where the new Prius will debut, offered a clear look at both ends, revealing much of the fourth-generation hybrid’s sportier styling...


Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid v Range Rover Sport Hybrid: Luxury eco SUV comparison
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Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid v Range Rover Sport Hybrid: Luxury eco SUV comparison

Ask any tourism expert and they’ll tell you that experiencing something that is both luxurious and also ecologically sustainable is big business. You only need search for weekend getaway accommodation and you’ll find you’re bombarded with eco-friendly options that are designed to make you feel like you’re lessening your impact on the environment...