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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...

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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...


Toyota Prius V Review: i-Tech
Rating: 710 /10
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Toyota Prius V Review: i-Tech

Despite showing its age, Australia's most fuel-efficient seven-seater still offers plenty of appeal alongside rival people-movers and SUVs.

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Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid sets new Nurburgring lap record
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Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid sets new Nurburgring lap record

The Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid has set a new record at the famed Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Unlike every other brand which touts its cars' lap times around the 'Ring, Toyota claims the plug-in hybrid Prius set a new benchmark for fuel consumption, stating the car used an average of just 0...


Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid revealed : Uses 2.8L/100km, has 325kW and 650Nm
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Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid revealed : Uses 2.8L/100km, has 325kW and 650Nm

Further details of the all-new Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-in Hybrid have been revealed, with the brand's first plug-in model offering plenty of tech and mountains of power. The S500 Plug-in Hybrid combines a twin-turbo petrol V6 engine with an 80kW electric motor. The combination offers up maximum power of 325kW and maximum torque of 650Nm, and enables the 5...


2015 Audi R8 plug-in hybrid ruled out
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2015 Audi R8 plug-in hybrid ruled out

The new-generation 2015 Audi R8 will not be offered with a plug-in hybrid drivetrain, but will instead be built to order as a performance electric vehicle as an alternative to the petrol versions. The new Audi R8, which is widely tipped to go on sale in 2015 following its expected debut at the 2014 Paris auto show in October, was rumoured to possibly receive a high-tech plug-in hybrid drivetrain...


Audi A3 Sportback e-tron : Technical Guide
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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron : Technical Guide

It looks like a regular Audi A3 from the outside, but hiding behind the famed four-ring badge is something that makes the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron very different from every model that has come before it. That front badge hides the charge point connection for the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, which is a plug-in hybrid, petrol-electric, genre-bending model that is still conventional in many ways...


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

The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is the brand's first plug-in hybrid car. Matt Campbell finds out what it's like.


Volkswagen Australia rules out offering any plug-in hybrids ... for now
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Volkswagen Australia rules out offering any plug-in hybrids ... for now

Volkswagen Australia has pulled the plug on any chance of plug-in hybrid models such as the Volkswagen Golf GTE and all-new Volkswagen Passat. While sister brand Audi will launch the new A3 Sportback e-tron early in 2015 as a distinct third powertrain pillar for the brand, Volkswagen Australia has indicated it will instead focus its attention on conventional petrol and diesel models...