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2020 Lexus CT to offer EV option to tackle Model 3 - report

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2020 Lexus CT to offer EV option to tackle Model 3 - report

Lexus is planning big things for its next-generation CT small car, with a new report claiming the brand will offer an electric variant to take on the likes of the Tesla Model 3...

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Honda EV concepts, Acura CDX Hybrid confirmed for Beijing
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Honda EV concepts, Acura CDX Hybrid confirmed for Beijing

Honda has released initial details of its exhibit for the Beijing motor show later this month, including world premieres of two new concepts and the reveal of the Acura CDX Hybrid. The Japanese manufacturer will have a joint booth for both of its partner ventures in the Chinese market – Dongfeng Honda and GAC Honda – headlined by a concept previewing an upcoming China-exclusive EV model, and an all-new sedan concept, which at this stage remains unnamed...


2019 Lexus ES revealed
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2019 Lexus ES revealed

Lexus has unveiled its new mid-size ES sedan in a single image, ahead of a full reveal at the 2018 Beijing motor show next week. Described as "more than just a pretty face" in press materials, the ES runs with the Lexus Spindle Grille up front, flanked by headlights similar to those of the bigger LS sedan...


2019 Toyota Prius leaked
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2019 Toyota Prius leaked

The facelifted Toyota Prius has surfaced in the Japan's Best Car magazine this week, previewing an upcoming mid-life refresh for the Japanese hybrid. It's worth remembering, these could just be a set of renders commissioned by the popular Japanese magazine, but past form on the Toyota Supra would suggest they're accurate...


2019 Lexus ES headed for Beijing motor show
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2019 Lexus ES headed for Beijing motor show

Lexus has teased the ES mid-size sedan ahead of the Beijing motor show, just days after the car's nose was leaked online. Described as "more than just a pretty face" in the press materials, Lexus has otherwise provided no information about the all-new mid-sizer. We know it'll have the brand's Spindle Grille up front, along with headlights inspired by the latest LS flagship...


Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo breaks Spa lap record
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Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo breaks Spa lap record

No matter how fast they are, rules and regulations mean there's always the potential for race cars to go faster. Having withdrawn from the World Endurance Championship (WEC) last year, the boffins at Porsche have set about squeezing all the potential from the all-conquering 919 Hybrid. The resulting 919 Hybrid Evo has set a new lap record at Spa Francorchamps, besting the time set by Lewis Hamilton in 2017...


Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint coming with 480kW – report
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Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint coming with 480kW – report

Alfa Romeo is working on a new F1-inspired powertrain for the upcoming Giulia coupe, according to reports out of the UK. If a report published in Autocar is to be believed, there will be two new hybrid setups coming in the two-door Giulia: one based on the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder Veloce engine, and one based on the fire-breathing 2...


Subaru Forester and XV hybrid destined for Australia
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Subaru Forester and XV hybrid destined for Australia

Subaru will bring the upcoming XV and Forester hybrid to the Australian market to meet the growing – yet still small - demand for alternative powertrains, as it begins the necessary steps to its electric future. Speaking to CarAdvice at the New York motor show, local Subaru boss, Colin Christie, said hybrids remain a small portion of the Australian market, but demand is growing and Subaru needs to address that...


2020 Ford Focus RS going hybrid - report
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2020 Ford Focus RS going hybrid - report

Ford is planning to transform the next-generation Focus RS into a petrol-electric rival to the Mercedes-AMG A45 and Audi RS3, according to new reports from Europe. According to Autocar, the 2020 RS will make use of 48V mild-hybrid tech to meet ever-tightening emissions regulations. The report suggests the current 257kW 2...


McLaren BP23 'Speed Form' handed to owners
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McLaren BP23 'Speed Form' handed to owners

McLaren doesn't have a finished car yet – or if it does, it isn't willing to show us – but owners of the BP23 have been handed a 'Speed Form' sculpture to keep their idle hands busy while they wait for the hybrid hypercar. Described as a "money can't buy" piece of sculpture, each 'Speed Form' measures 400mm x 205mm x 80mm and weighs a hefty 3...


Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport concept revealed
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Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport concept revealed

The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport concept has been revealed for the 2018 New York motor show, hinting at a production model due sometime next year. Essentially a five-seat version of the Atlas SUV sold in North America, the Atlas Cross Sport concept is 7.5in (190.5mm) shorter than the vehicle currently on sale, though retains the same wheelbase...


2019 Honda Insight revealed
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2019 Honda Insight revealed

Honda has revealed the production version of its new Insight hybrid, ahead of its debut at the New York motor show later this week. As you've probably gathered, the car's styling doesn't deviate far from the concept shown off last year. With broad, horizontal headlights and a slim grille, the nose shares plenty with the new Accord sedan sold in America...


Nissan: 1 million annual electrified sales by FY2022
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Nissan: 1 million annual electrified sales by FY2022

Nissan has announced its plan to sell 1 million electrified vehicles per annum by the end of financial year 2022, as part of its M.O.V.E to 2022 product plan. The company will develop eight new electric vehicles in the next four years, including a crossover inspired by the IMx concept, and a kei car specifically for the Japanese market...


Ferrari FXX K tackles Atlanta circuit - Video
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Ferrari FXX K tackles Atlanta circuit - Video

While very few people will ever get to experience the Ferrari FXX K at full tilt, we can live vicariously through those privileged enough to afford it. Fitted with an uprated version of the already-wild LaFerrari's hybrid setup, the FXX K features a 6...


Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid previewed - Video
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Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid previewed - Video

The upcoming Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid has been previewed in a new video, showing a fleet of pre-production vehicles going through endurance testing. In terms of design there's no surprises – it looks like any other new Cayenne – though the clip provides some insight into Porsche's development process...


Toyota unveils flex-fuel hybrid Prius
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Toyota unveils flex-fuel hybrid Prius

Toyota has turned to flex-fuel technology in an attempt to make hybrids like the Prius more popular in Brazil. The Hybrid FFV Prius was unveiled in Sao Paulo, Brazil, earlier this week at an event attended by local government, universities and members of the sugarcane industry...


Ford details 2020 product onslaught: Bronco and more
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Ford details 2020 product onslaught: Bronco and more

Ford has detailed its upcoming product rollout – for the United States, at least – which will focus on the SUV and pickup segments. The Blue Oval says will replace "more than 75 per cent" of its current portfolio by 2020, while also adding four new trucks and SUVs. Additionally, the company will commence the rollout of hybrid and electric variants of existing models form 2020...


Greens propose 2030 sales ban on petrol and diesel cars
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Greens propose 2030 sales ban on petrol and diesel cars

The Greens have proposed aggressive measures to encourage electric vehicle adoption, including a heavier Luxury Car Tax on internal-combustion vehicles and free registration for battery-powered buyers, ahead of a total ban on petrol and diesel cars by 2030...


Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door PHEV coming
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Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door PHEV coming

The flagship Mercedes-AMG GT 4 Door super-limo may have a 470kW/900Nm V8 punch, and reach 100km/h in only 3.2 seconds, but a plug-in hybrid model due in 2020 will make it look slow. Daimler AG boss, Dieter Zetsche, dropped the news an EQ Power+ badged plug-in hybrid version of AMG's new hero was coming. We were lucky enough to have Mercedes-AMG boss, Tobias Moers, expand on that for us...


2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class engines electrified
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class engines electrified

An updated Mercedes-Benz C-Class petrol plug-in hybrid (PHEV) sedan will arrive in Australia during the first quarter of 2019 – about six months after the 'regular' updated line-up – with an improved pure-electric range of 50km. This is up from the 30km on offer in the current C350e PHEV, giving the new version a significantly better zero-local-emissions driving window before petrol power kicks in...