Tag: Hybrid

2020 Honda Fit: Vibrant, Newly Electrified, and Possibly Not Bound for a Dealer Near You

Honda last revamped its subcompact Fit hatchback for the 2015 model year, tossing the entry-level model a styling refresh for 2018. Now, there’s a new Fit on the block (or Jazz, depending on market), but its availability in the U.S. remains a question mark. Sales of most subcompact cars have followed a trajectory traced by […]

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Toyobaru Twins Will See a Second Generation As Toyota and Subaru Expand Partnership

Following a long period of speculation, the future of the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ — affordable, jointly-developed rear-drive sport coupes that American buyers seem allergic to — has now become clear. Following a joint announcement from the two automakers, we now know the slow-selling Toyobaru twins will live on into a second generation. Toyota […]

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12 MPG in 10 Years: Ford Explorer Hybrid’s Fuel Economy Figures Come to Light

<img data-attachment-id="1656280" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-e1558115233319.jpg" data-orig-size="3480,2661" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"9","credit":"","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1545929307","copyright":"","focal_length":"27","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.005","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Ford-Explorer-Hybrid" data-image-description=" ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-450×344.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-610×466.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1656280 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/3-Explorer-Hybrid-1-610×466.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”466″> Barring the development of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles, the slow march towards better fuel economy, especially in larger vehicles, has been just that: slow. Yet incremental improvements continue, and the […]

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ZF to Supply FCA With Glut of Hybrid-ready Transmissions

<img data-attachment-id="1680508" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-03_ZF_FCA_8HP_3_2_748px-1.jpg" data-orig-size="748,499" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="ZF transmission 8HP" data-image-description=" ZF Friedrichshafen AG ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-03_ZF_FCA_8HP_3_2_748px-1-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-03_ZF_FCA_8HP_3_2_748px-1-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1680508″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-03_ZF_FCA_8HP_3_2_748px-1-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-03_ZF_FCA_8HP_3_2_748px-1-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-03_ZF_FCA_8HP_3_2_748px-1-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-03_ZF_FCA_8HP_3_2_748px-1-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-03_ZF_FCA_8HP_3_2_748px-1-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-03_ZF_FCA_8HP_3_2_748px-1.jpg 748w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> ZF Friedrichshafen has agreed to supply Fiat Chrysler with its second-largest order to date. While top honors […]

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BMW Vision M Next Concept Revealed, E-Mobility Schedule Advanced

As part of BMW’s big #NEXTGen event, the Vision M Next concept shows what the future of “The Ultimate Driving Machine” will look like. This comes in conjunction with an announcement that the targeted 25 electrified models are being pulled ahead by 2 years, to 2023. BMW Group’s latest innovations in areas of design, autonomous […]

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Toyota Tundra Rumor Mill Swells With Hybrid Talk

While Toyota remains tight-lipped about its next-generation Tundra pickup, the online commentariat is abuzz with rumors these past several months. The automaker holds no aspirations of unseating the Ford F-150 as king of the full-size truck segment, but numerous reports suggest Toyota at least wants to offer something on par with its modern domestic rivals. […]

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