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2019 Peugeot 508 GT to get 224kW PHEV system - report

The upcoming Peugeot 508 could be getting an electrified performance flagship variant, according to a new report out of the UK. Citing a "company insider", Autocar claims the new 508 GT will pair a 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine to an electric motor and lithium-ion battery system...

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Polestar 1 will be "thrilling" - chief test driver
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Polestar 1 will be "thrilling" - chief test driver

Polestar's chief test driver, Joakim Rydholm, says the upcoming Polestar 1 sports car is "exciting", "engaging" and "thrilling". After driving the plug-in hybrid coupe at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Rydholm, had high praise – though we reckon his comments may be a little biased...


2018 BMW i8 Roadster, Coupe pricing and specs
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2018 BMW i8 Roadster, Coupe pricing and specs

BMW Australia has revealed pricing and specs for the updated i8 Coupe and recently-launched i8 Roadster, which kick off from $318,900 and $348,900 before on-road costs respectively. Both the i8 Coupe and Roadster are powered by a three-cylinder hybrid powertrain, which combines 11.6kWh battery and 105kW/250Nm electric motor with a 1...


Mini Countryman S E PHEV confirmed for Oz – UPDATE
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Mini Countryman S E PHEV confirmed for Oz – UPDATE

UPDATE, 13/7/18: Mini's local division has confirmed the plug-in Countryman will be available from Q2 2019, along with supplying some local images. See article for details. BMW Group Australia has confirmed the Mini Countryman S E All4 PHEV (deep breath) is coming to Australia, due to land in the second quarter of next year...


Mercedes-Benz A-Class PHEV coming next year - report
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Mercedes-Benz A-Class PHEV coming next year - report

The new-generation Mercedes-Benz A-Class line-up will be bolstered in Europe and the UK next year with the addition of a new plug-in hybrid variant – according to a new report. Britain's Autocar claims the new model will arrive in the UK "early next year", and will rival the Audi A3 e-tron – which the publication also indicates will be getting refreshed at within the same timeframe...


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...


Volvo XC40 to get brand-first EV option - report
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Volvo XC40 to get brand-first EV option - report

The XC40 is the first small Volvo SUV, and it's about to become the brand's first all-electric vehicle, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, Thomas Ingenlath, Volvo's chief designer, confirmed the company's first EV will be based on the XC40, and would be followed by an all-electric version of the next-generation XC90 – which will also offer Level 4 autonomous driving technology...


Polestar 1: Carbon-fibre construction detailed
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Polestar 1: Carbon-fibre construction detailed

Swedish performance brand Polestar has released new details about its upcoming 1 hybrid sports car, this time regarding the new model's extensive use of lightweight carbon-fibre in its construction. The company says the use of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) for most body parts contributes to a weight saving of 230 kilograms...


2019 Volvo S60 teased ahead of June 20 reveal
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2019 Volvo S60 teased ahead of June 20 reveal

Volvo Cars has teased the all-new S60, which will be revealed next week as part of inauguration proceedings for the company's new US factory. In a new video posted to the company's Facebook page, the brief teaser shows a quick top-down shot, then reveals the new S60's face – complete with a Polestar Engineered badge on the grille...


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)...


2019 BMW 7 Series to get more powerful PHEV variant – report
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2019 BMW 7 Series to get more powerful PHEV variant – report

BMW is preparing an uprated plug-in hybrid version of its 7 Series as part of the car's mid-life update, according to a new report out of the UK. Autocar claims the current 740e iPerformance PHEV will be replaced by a more powerful '745e' with the upcoming 'LCI' facelift, reportedly due for release in 2019...


2019 Hyundai Ioniq detailed for the US
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2019 Hyundai Ioniq detailed for the US

The Hyundai Ioniq has been upgraded in North America for the 2019 model year, gaining additional active safety options and enhanced infotainment services. For the first time, driver attention alert and high-beam assist are available on select models, while autonomous emergency braking is now standard fit on the popular SEL grade...


BMW 225xe Active Tourer not for Australia
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BMW 225xe Active Tourer not for Australia

The BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer will not be joining the local line-up anytime soon, the company has confirmed. Speaking with CarAdvice, BMW Australia's product communications manager, Adam Davis, said the luxury marque will soldier on with just one engine variant in the facelifted 2 Series Active Tourer range – the 220i...


BAIC EC is the top-selling electric car worldwide
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BAIC EC is the top-selling electric car worldwide

The BAIC EC has zoomed up the charts to become the world's best-selling electric car during the first three months of 2018. In figures released overnight by JATO Dynamics, the BAIC EC notched up 25,630 sales (up 260 per cent) during the first quarter of this year, taking the provisional sales crown from the Nissan Leaf, which thanks to a new generation model was up 47 per cent to 22,124...


Alpina: Electric power unlikely for foreseeable future
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Alpina: Electric power unlikely for foreseeable future

Alpina isn't in any hurry to adopt electrified powertrains, arguing its customers want big-capacity engines from their cars rather than plug-in hybrids or battery-electric vehicles. Speaking with media at an event in Melbourne this week, Andreas Bovensiepen, Alpina's CEO and son of the brand's founder, said its owners are still attached to old-fashioned characteristics in their cars...


Audi to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025
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Audi to sell 800,000 electrified cars in 2025

Audi has announced plans to sell 800,000 pure-electric and plug-in vehicles in 2025, as the brand doubles down on its commitment to electric mobility. Rupert Stadler, Audi AG board chairman, said the company wants to "revolutionise mobility" and become the top luxury manufacturer in the e-mobility space – not exactly unique goals, given both BMW and Mercedes-Benz are aggressively planning their own plug-in revolutions...


2018 BMW i8 Roadster review
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2018 BMW i8 Roadster review

Despite looking a lot like an i8 Coupe with a missing roof, the extensive reworking involved to create the i8 Roadster ensures this new variant upholds BMW’s technical edge while still turning heads like nothing else on the road.

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BMW i8: No sportier variant coming
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BMW i8: No sportier variant coming

BMW’s flagship plug-in hybrid i8 looks set to continue with just one powertrain variant, although a next-generation model could raise the bar again in terms of performance, according to the brand’s executive team. At the launch of the new i8 Roadster in Mallorca, Marcus Pluntke, product manager for the i8 Roadster and Coupe revealed to CarAdvice customers, somewhat surprisingly, haven’t been requesting an even-more performance-skewed version of the car...


Geely unveils Bo Rui GE with Volvo hybrid power
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Geely unveils Bo Rui GE with Volvo hybrid power

Geely Auto has unveiled its 'new energy flagship sedan' – dubbed Bo Rui GE – in Beijing this week, complete with an electrified powertrain from subsidiary Volvo. Power in the Bo Rui GE comes from a 1.5-litre turbo petrol engine, mated with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and a plug-in hybrid system for claimed combined consumption of just 1...


Infiniti confirms new electrified platform
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Infiniti confirms new electrified platform

Infiniti has announced it is developing a new electrified vehicle platform based on the Q Inspiration concept revealed at this year's Detroit motor show. Speaking at a preview event ahead of the Beijing motor show, Infiniti chairman and global president, Ronald Krueger, confirmed the news and reiterated the company's focus on the Chinese market...