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BMW 740Le v Lexus LS500h 0-250km/h - video

The BMW 740Le and Lexus LS500h are two hybrid-powered luxury limousines which wouldn't necessarily be your first choice for a drag race. In a new YouTube clip, however, AutoTopNL has compared the acceleration from the two upper-large land yachts from 0 to 250km/h – and the result may surprise you...

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Infiniti teases electrified concept for Pebble Beach
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Infiniti teases electrified concept for Pebble Beach

Infiniti has released a new teaser image of an "electrified performance concept" it will debut at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance at the end of the month. Not much has been revealed about the vehicle, but the image appears to be an overhead shot of the cockpit, which appears to be a one-seater speedster-style layout – Infiniti has revealed several retro-inspired concepts at previous Pebble Beach events...


Toyota: Hybrids finally thriving in Australia
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Toyota: Hybrids finally thriving in Australia

After more than a decade in the trenches, Toyota Australia is getting cut-through with its hybrid cars, which run on petrol power but use a small battery and electric motor to reduce fuel consumption. The company launched the niche, first-generation Prius in 2001. Though it was narrowly beaten to launch by Honda and its Insight, the company has since been the market leader alongside its premium Lexus subsidiary...


Toyota Australia to "make a stand" on CO2 emissions, calls for tighter regulations
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Toyota Australia to "make a stand" on CO2 emissions, calls for tighter regulations

Toyota says that it has a “responsibility to make a stand” as Australia’s market leader and drastically cut the CO2 emissions of its local vehicle range — with or without the sort of government-enforced regulations already entrenched in Europe, the US and much of Asia...


2018 Toyota Camry SL Hybrid review
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2018 Toyota Camry SL Hybrid review

The imported Toyota Camry SL Hybrid is actually – shock, horror – a desirable offering that is far more than a mere sensible choice. Who'd have thought we'd ever see the day?

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Lamborghini Aventador SVJ to be last V12 'on its own' - report
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Lamborghini Aventador SVJ to be last V12 'on its own' - report

The upcoming Lamborghini Aventador SVJ will be the last of a dying breed, with the company's research and development chief indicating the company's next generation of vehicles will be assisted in some form – likely to be electrification. In a report by Top Gear, Maurizio Reggiani, Lamborghini R&D boss, is quoted saying that the SVJ is the "last time the V12 will be on its own"...


Suzuki Swift mild-hybrid headed Down Under in 2019
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Suzuki Swift mild-hybrid headed Down Under in 2019

Suzuki Australia will add the mild-hybrid Swift SHVS offered overseas to its local range, with the electrically-augmented BoosterJet powertrain set to touch down in 2019.  Speaking with CarAdvice in Melbourne yesterday, Michael Pachota, Suzuki Australia general manager for automotive, said the brand would be welcoming a hybrid option on a "very strong nameplate" next year, and the technology would carry a "very, very, very minor" price bump...


Tide turning for green cars: 'Majority of buyers' keen on hybrids
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Tide turning for green cars: 'Majority of buyers' keen on hybrids

More than 50 per cent of Australian new car buyers would seriously consider buying a hybrid, while diesel's popularity is starting to wane, according to a new local study. According to the latest Roy Morgan Automotive Currency Report, 51.6 per cent of Aussie drivers aged over 18 would "seriously consider buying" a hybrid vehicle, up from just 48...


McLaren: Nothing but hybrid by 2025
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McLaren: Nothing but hybrid by 2025

McLaren Automotive has announced its plans to hybridise its entire line-up before 2025 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with 18 new models and derivatives to be launched within that period. Dubbed 'Track25', the new strategy is an expansion of the company's previous Track22 plan – first launched at the 2016 Geneva motor show, with plans for 15 new models and derivatives to be launched by 2022 – upping the investment cost to £1...


McLaren P1 GT Longtail by Lanzante revealed
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McLaren P1 GT Longtail by Lanzante revealed

UK engineering firm Lanzante has revealed its McLaren P1 GT Longtail at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, complete with a bespoke exterior and interior over the 'standard' version of the British hypercar. Full details of the special model are still to be confirmed, but we can see that the P1 GT Longtail gets a new aero package and an even larger fixed rear wing – the latter sitting atop a lengthened tail, hence the name...


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: New powertrain 'a matter of when' for Oz
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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: New powertrain 'a matter of when' for Oz

Mitsubishi will bring the updated Outlander's more capable plug-in hybrid powertrain to Australia, having previously committed only to 'consider' the new setup for our market. Speaking with CarAdvice at the opening of the world's first joint Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance distribution centre, John Signoriello, Mitsubishi Australia CEO, said "it's a matter of when" the new Outlander powertrain will make its way Down Under...


2019 Subaru Forester e-Boxer hybrid for Australia
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2019 Subaru Forester e-Boxer hybrid for Australia

Subaru Australia should launch its first petrol-electric hybrid vehicles before the end of next year, with first cab off the rank almost certain to be the new-generation Forester 'e-Boxer' mid-sized SUV, closely followed by a hybridised version of the smaller XV crossover. This timeline means the hybrid launch will come a little more than a year after the 'regular' new-generation Forester with its revised 2...


Aston Martin Valkyrie "a contender" for Nurburgring record
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Aston Martin Valkyrie "a contender" for Nurburgring record

Christian Horner, principal of the Red Bull Racing team, reckons the Aston Martin Valkyrie is capable of toppling the Nurburgring Nordschleife lap record recently set by the Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo. Speaking with Race Fans, Horner argued a Formula One car would not be capable of beating Porsche's record, instead telling the publication the 919 Evo has already eclipsed the track capability of F1 racers...


2019 Toyota Corolla: Hybrid powertrain detailed
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2019 Toyota Corolla: Hybrid powertrain detailed

New details about the 2019 Toyota Corolla hybrid have been revealed this week, before the all-new hatchback range goes on sale locally in August. All variants of the new Corolla hatchback will be offered Down Under with the option of hybrid power when the new range arrives next month – a decision driven by the popularity of the Camry hybrid , which accounts for 40 per cent of Camry sales...


Toyota RAV4 hybrid confirmed for Australia
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Toyota RAV4 hybrid confirmed for Australia

Toyota Australia has confirmed the new-generation RAV4 hybrid will be headed Down Under – marking the first time the popular SUV has been available locally with petrol-electric power. The Japanese automotive giant quietly made the announcement in a press release detailing the hybrid powertrain in the all-new Corolla...


Porsche 919 Evo smashes all-time Nurburgring record - video
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Porsche 919 Evo smashes all-time Nurburgring record - video

The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo has smashed the long-running lap record at the Nurburgring Nordschleife, posting a time of 5 minutes 19.55 seconds. Driven by Timo Bernhard, the 919 Hybrid Evo managed an average speed of 233.8km/h, and bested the previous 1983 record set by Stefan Bellof in a Porsche 956 C by a whole 51.58 seconds...


2019 Chevrolet Volt upgraded with faster charging
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2019 Chevrolet Volt upgraded with faster charging

Chevrolet has announced a new, faster charging system for its Volt hybrid, helping halve the time required for a full battery. The 7.2kW charger is aimed at owners who like "opportunity charging" – plugging in for a quick top-up when the chance arises – and drops full recharge time to 2.3 hours when hooked up to the right kind of socket...


2013 Holden Volt recalled
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2013 Holden Volt recalled

Holden has recalled the 2013 Volt, over concerns of a 'low cell voltage condition' in the battery pack. According to the company, the fault could make owners suffer a reduction or loss of forward movement, and the car mightn't start. Owners will notice a warning light on the dashboard if the problem occurs...


Peugeot 308: Next-gen coming in 2020 - report
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Peugeot 308: Next-gen coming in 2020 - report

The Peugeot 308 looks set to be replaced by an all-new car at the turn of the decade, according to a new report out of France. Caradisiac claims the new-gen 308 will be launched in 2020, boasting hatchback and wagon body styles, and a design inspired by the brand's newer models like the 3008 SUV and the 508 sedan and Touring wagon...


Land Rover Discovery production moving to Slovakia from 2019
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Land Rover Discovery production moving to Slovakia from 2019

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) will move production of its Discovery SUV to Slovakia from early next year, the company has confirmed this week, in a bid to prepare its Solihull, UK, facility for a new generation of electric vehicles (EVs)...