Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid exits US market, Australian model continues - UPDATE

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Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid exits US market, Australian model continues - UPDATE

Nissan’s petrol-electric Pathfinder Hybrid is no longer available in the United States and, according to new reports this week, it won’t be returning. The big American-built supercharged hybrid model joined the Australian Pathfinder line-up late last year, entering the range as a stand-in for the usual diesel option...

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Peugeot 308 R HYbrid: French hyper-hatch testing
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Peugeot 308 R HYbrid: French hyper-hatch testing

Remember the brutal petrol-electric Peugeot 308 R HYbrid concept first shown in April this year, which paired a 201kW petrol engine with two electric motors to yield a total of 373kW/730Nm? Well, it appears this was anything but pie-in-the-sky thinking, if a few images posted on Twitter by Peugeot CEO Maxime Picat are anything to go by...


Mercedes-Benz doesn’t see Tesla as a threat
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Mercedes-Benz doesn’t see Tesla as a threat

Tesla Motors may be creating waves in the automotive industry, but Mercedes-Benz is unfazed by the growth of the electric car specialist brand. At the recent reveal of the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLC compact SUV, the chairman of the board of management of Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz cars, Dr Dieter Zetsche, essentially stated that he isn’t worried about the electric upstart brand...


Mercedes-AMG looks to plug-in to the latest high-power hybrid trend
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Mercedes-AMG looks to plug-in to the latest high-power hybrid trend

It appears inevitable that Mercedes-AMG will soon have a high-performance plug-in hybrid model among its ranks. At a recent visit to the AMG headquarters in Affalterbach, Germany, CarAdvice spoke with Mercedes-AMG head of marketing Wolfgang Ungerer, who explained that while the introduction of a plug-in hybrid model wearing an AMG badge may not come tomorrow, it’s bound to happen...


Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid revealed, ruled out for Australia
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Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid revealed, ruled out for Australia

The first ever petrol-electric Subaru Impreza has been revealed in the form of the Subaru Impreza Sport Hybrid. The Japanese market model is the second hybrid for Subaru, following in the tread marks of the XV Hybrid. It uses the same drivetrain as that car, pairing a 2.0-litre four-cylinder boxer engine with an electric motor and high-voltage battery bank...


2015 Honda Accord Sport Hybrid Review
Rating: 610 /10
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2015 Honda Accord Sport Hybrid Review

The Honda Accord Sport Hybrid returns Honda to the petrol-electric game. But its Lexus-topping $58,990 price is a steep ask.

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$58,990

2015 Honda Accord Sport Hybrid pricing and specifications
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2015 Honda Accord Sport Hybrid pricing and specifications

The Honda Accord Sport Hybrid launched in Australia this week — two years after its world debut in the US market — returns the company to the petrol-electric market it helped pioneer locally with the 2001 Insight.  Notable as the first Honda sold in Australia with the brand’s hyped new Earth Dreams dual-motor hybrid technologies, it is the most fuel-efficient car in its segment, with claimed Australian combined-cycle fuel use of 4...


2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV facelift spied
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV facelift spied

The 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV has been photographed completely undisguised in Japan, revealing the updated model’s revised exterior design for the first time. These images, which first appeared on Japanese blog livedoor.jp, confirm the facelifted PHEV will adopt many of the cosmetic enhancements of the regular 2016 Outlander range, giving it a distinctly different look to the model it replaces...


2015 Toyota Prius V pricing and specifications
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2015 Toyota Prius V pricing and specifications

The 2015 Toyota Prius V has arrived in Australia with fresh styling, additional convenience and safety features, revised suspension, and unchanged prices. The two-variant, 2015 Toyota Prius V line-up arrives on our shores roughly nine months after the upgraded hybrid people-mover was unveiled overseas with evolutionary design updates...


2015 Lexus IS300h Review
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2015 Lexus IS300h Review

Read the article here. Instead of adopting modern wallet-friendly, turbo-diesel powertrains, Lexus remains committed to its petrol-electric hybrid technology to satisfy buyers bent on stretching their petrodollar further in their luxury ride. The IS300h’s answer to the frugal diesels is a 2...


2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV set to adopt a different look to the regular range
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2016 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV set to adopt a different look to the regular range

The big news for buyers around the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander facelift is mainly around the way it looks - but the PHEV plug-in hybrid version is set to adopt a different appearance to the regular models. Mitsubishi Motors manager of C & D-segment product development project, Takao Matsui, told CarAdvice at the launch of the 2016 Outlander this week that there is an internal desire to make the PHEV model stand out from the heavily revamped range...


Porsche 918 Spyder hits 350km/h on Northern Territory Highway
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Porsche 918 Spyder hits 350km/h on Northern Territory Highway

Not content with setting a production car lap record at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, the $1.5 million Porsche 918 Spyder hybrid supercar has recorded another first - this time on a public road. Using just its pair of electric motors, the 918 Spyder cruised from Alice Springs at a leisurely 60km/h, before unleashing the 4...


Nissan X-Trail Hybrid revealed in Japan
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Nissan X-Trail Hybrid revealed in Japan

The Nissan X-Trail Hybrid has been announced overnight ahead of its launch in Japan next month. The X-Trail Hybrid is almost identical to the regular, non-hybrid variants on the outside, with its ‘X-Trail Hybrid’ badges on the front doors and the tailgate the most obvious visual distinguishers...


Porsche 918 Spyder Review : Track Test
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Porsche 918 Spyder Review : Track Test

http://www.caradvice.com.au/346452/?yt_desc - Read the article here. Tony takes the ballistic Porsche 918 Spyder on a hot lap of Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit.


2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Review : track test
Rating: 1010 /10
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2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Review : track test

The Porsche 918 Spyder offers mind-blowing on-track performance and Prius-crushing fuel consumption in the same package...

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2016 Kia Optima Hybrid a no go for Australia
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2016 Kia Optima Hybrid a no go for Australia

Kia Australia says it can’t make the business case work for the new-generation Optima hybrid when the model arrives later this year. On the eve of the official unveiling of the 2016 Kia Optima, the decision has been made to bring the naturally aspirated 2.4-litre as well as the 2.0-litre turbo, but the hybrid model remains off the cards for the foreseeable future...


Mercedes-Benz Australia to have three plug-in hybrids on sale this year
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Mercedes-Benz Australia to have three plug-in hybrids on sale this year

Mercedes-Benz Australia has confirmed plans to add three plug-in hybrid models to its showroom in 2015. The German luxury car brand will offer plug-in hybrid versions of the C-Class, GLE-Class and flagship S-Class, all of which are expected to launch at the same time, and ahead of schedule, around November this year...


2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid detailed
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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid detailed

The next-generation Chevrolet Malibu range will include a conventional hybrid version using bits of technology from the new Volt plug-in. As we know, Chevrolet’s all-new mid-sized staple premieres in regular petrol form in New York next week. The petrol-electric version will be the US market’s efficiency leader. Under the bonnet is a new direct-injection 1...


BMW mulling target segment for third 'i' model due beyond 2020:: report
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BMW mulling target segment for third 'i' model due beyond 2020: report

BMW is set to expand its environmentally focused 'i' range moving beyond 2020, but is yet to decide what segment the future model will stem from. According to a report from industry journal Automotive News Europe, BMW's research and development head says the model expansion project is still very much in the 'brainstorming' phase...


Lexus IS 300h F Sport : Picking up our new long termer
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Lexus IS 300h F Sport : Picking up our new long termer

Heading to the dealership to collect our newest long-term tester, the Lexus IS300h F Sport, CarAdvice was treated to the full customer experience. It doesn’t get any more personalised than being welcomed by a message on a big widescreen TV in reception congratulating you on your purchase, followed by the offer of a freshly brewed macchiato...