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2019 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid recalled

Porsche Cars Australia has issued a recall for the new-generation '9YA' Cayenne E-Hybrid, over concerns of a fault in the fuel system. According to the German marque, liquid fuel can leak into the fuel tank system during refuelling if the nozzle is turned or not inserted correctly into the filler tube...

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Mercedes-Benz E300e announced for the UK
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Mercedes-Benz E300e announced for the UK

Mercedes-Benz UK has detailed the plug-in hybrid E300e, which commences deliveries in Great Britain from 'spring 2019'. Unlike the E300de, which teams a turbo-diesel engine with plug-in hybrid tech, the E300e uses a more conventional petrol-electric setup. Power comes from a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine making 211hp (157kW) and 350Nm, while the electric motor makes 122hp (91kW) and 440Nm...


2020 Audi Q4 to sport TT Offroad-inspired design - report
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2020 Audi Q4 to sport TT Offroad-inspired design - report

Audi has already promised a new crossover model – the Q4 – for launch sometime next year. This week, the German marque's design boss has given an indication as to what to expect from the vehicle's styling. Speaking with Britain's Autocar, Andreas Mindt, head of exterior design for Audi, said the Q4 is "a bit more than a coupe version of the Q3, to my eyes a lot more"...


Hyundai: Ioniq EV will account for half of sales
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Hyundai: Ioniq EV will account for half of sales

Hyundai Australia is predicting the pure-electric Ioniq will account for 50 per cent of sales in its three-pronged line-up, having last night revealed pricing for its first 'green car' Down Under. Speaking with media at the Ioniq launch in Brisbane, senior manager for product development at Hyundai Australia, Andrew Tuitahi, said the EV model is likely to win the majority of buyers, followed by the plug-in hybrid...


2019 BMW 330e unveiled
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2019 BMW 330e unveiled

The BMW 330e plug-in hybrid has been unveiled overnight, ahead of a global on-sale date in the middle of 2019. Power in the 330e comes from a plug-in hybrid drivetrain combining a 135kW 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with an electric motor integrated into the eight-speed automatic transmission...


Cadillac CT6 PHEV canned in North America
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Cadillac CT6 PHEV canned in North America

Cadillac has pulled the plug on its flagship CT6 plug-in hybrid, having debuted the car at the 2015 Shanghai motor show. Speaking with GM Authority, the company said it would focus on "the launch of the comprehensive 2019 mid-cycle and the first-ever V-Series variant of the top-of-range sedan" for 2019. "Cadillac remains committed to electrified systems for our vehicles...


2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: 100km electric range the target
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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: 100km electric range the target

The second-generation Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, due around 2020/21, will have a significantly longer zero-emissions electric range than the current model, sufficient to make it an electric vehicle ‘95 per cent of the time’ for the average commuter...


Subaru XV PHEV to offer 41km electric range
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Subaru XV PHEV to offer 41km electric range

Subaru will make its first assault on the plug-in hybrid market next year with the XV Hybrid, and new government documents from the USA indicate it should offer over 40 kilometres of all-electric range. The filing, sourced from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), rates the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid's all-electric range at 25.65 miles (41...


BMW X3 PHEV coming next year - report
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BMW X3 PHEV coming next year - report

BMW's CEO has confirmed the marque is planning an X3 plug-in hybrid for launch next year, according to new reports from overseas. In a statement released to overseas media, Harald Kruger, CEO for BMW said the mid-size SUV would gain a PHEV variant sometime next year, joining the already-revealed, larger X5 xDrive45e iPerformance...


Mercedes-Benz C300 Hybrid, C350e recalled
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Mercedes-Benz C300 Hybrid, C350e recalled

Mercedes-Benz Australia has issued a recall for the C300 BlueTec Hybrid and C350e plug-in hybrid due to a wiring issue. The German luxury marque reports the diesel-electric and petrol-electric (respectively) variants could have an incorrectly-routed electric line in the engine bay, which could chafe on a reinforcement strut while the vehicle is being operated...


Mitsubishi to lead Alliance PHEV development
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Mitsubishi to lead Alliance PHEV development

Progress hasn’t come as fast as once expected, but Mitsubishi Motors now has more solid and tenable plans to both improve the pure electric range of its plug-in hybrid system, and add the technology to models beyond the Outlander...


Mercedes-Benz E300de PHEV launches in the UK
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Mercedes-Benz E300de PHEV launches in the UK

Mercedes-Benz UK has launched the E300de plug-in hybrid in both sedan and wagon variants, adding diesel-electric power to its large car line-up. First previewed in March at the Geneva motor show, the E300de pairs a 145kW/400Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel with a 91kW/440Nm electric motor and 13.5kWh battery system...


2019 Lincoln Aviator headed to Los Angeles
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2019 Lincoln Aviator headed to Los Angeles

American luxury marque Lincoln is expected to reveal the production version of its 2019 Aviator hybrid SUV at the Los Angeles motor show later this month. Industry journal Automotive News says the new model, which previewed at the New York motor show in March this year, should hit the US market in the "second half of 2019" carrying many of the concept's features...


Peugeot confirms electrified performance models from 2020
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Peugeot confirms electrified performance models from 2020

Peugeot has committed to bringing a range of "electrified sports vehicles", starting from 2020. While it hasn't quite confirmed what form these models will take, the French firm says it will "offer its customers a range of high-performance, low-emission electrified sports vehicles from 2020"...


Kia Ceed PHEV confirmed for 2019
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Kia Ceed PHEV confirmed for 2019

Kia Europe has confirmed it will add a plug-in hybrid version of its all-new Ceed Sportswagon during the second half of next year, with further models tipped to get electrified powertrains in the near future as well. Speaking with the UK's Autocar, Kia Europe's marketing boss, Artur Martins, said the Ceed PHEV will utilise the same hybrid system as the Niro PHEV crossover, which pairs a 104kW/147Nm 1...


Opel to launch eight all-new or updated models by 2020
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Opel to launch eight all-new or updated models by 2020

German manufacturer Opel and its British sister Vauxhall have committed to no less than eight all-new or refreshed models before 2020, with a focus on growth segments. Of these eight models, three will be all-new versions of the Corsa light hatch, Vivaro van, and the successor to the Mokka X small crossover, the former two scheduled for launch next year, while the latter will hit the European market in 2020...


Peugeot: 'You buy the car then choose the powertrain'
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Peugeot: 'You buy the car then choose the powertrain'

Peugeot says that its strategy going forward is to be powertrain agnostic, focusing instead on the design and quality of its vehicles and leaving the drivetrain choice to customers Speaking with media at the Paris motor show this week, Jean-Philippe Imparato, global CEO of Peugeot, said the brand aims to bring about an ‘unboring’ future, which means it will design and manufacture desirable cars that will then be available as full-electric, plug-in hybrid along with conventional petrol and diesel engines...


Peugeot won't sell high-performance ‘bad boys’ compensated by EVs
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Peugeot won't sell high-performance ‘bad boys’ compensated by EVs

Peugeot says that with the every stringent emission regulations taking place in Europe and the United States, that take into account the overall CO2 output of brands, it will not sell electric vehicles just to compensate its high performance and high CO2 output vehicles...


Mercedes-Benz GLE PHEV due within the next year
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Mercedes-Benz GLE PHEV due within the next year

Mercedes-Benz used the 2018 Paris motor show to take the debut its all-new GLE, also confirming that a plug-in hybrid  version is less than a year away. Speaking with media at the Paris motor show, Mercedes-Benz vice president of compact cars and SUVs, Wolf-Dieter Kurz confirmed that a PHEV is in the works...


Nissan Australia to electrify one third of volume by 2022
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Nissan Australia to electrify one third of volume by 2022

Nissan Australia has announced plans to make a third of its total volume electrified by 2022, led by the new Leaf electric vehicle. Announced at an event in Sydney today, the electric push is part of Nissan's global M.O.V.E. to 2022 plan, and is designed to establish it as a leader on electric vehicles in Australia...