Tag: hybrids

2019 Lexus ES 300h Ultra Luxury Review – Attempting to Make a Statement

2019 Lexus ES 300h 2.5-liter four-cylinder and hybrid battery (215 system, 176 engine horsepower @ 5,700 rpm; 163 lb-ft @ 3,600-5,200 rpm) Continuously-variable automatic, front-wheel drive 43 city / 45 highway / 44 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 5.5 city, 5.2 highway, 5.3 combined. (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $44,960 (U.S) / $61,500 (Canada) As Tested: […]

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A Pleasant Surprise Awaits Lincoln Aviator Fans

Got your eye on Lincoln’s upcoming Aviator? You’ll be pleased to learn the brand’s premium midsize crossover will enter your driveway with more bragging rights than previously thought. Specifically, more power for the same price. As Lincoln doles out a small fleet of 2020 Aviators to a cabal of shrimp-loving auto scribes, the provided spec […]

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A Hybrid Many Didn’t Know Existed Will Soon Disappear Completely

“Nissan will not offer the Rogue Hybrid for model year 2020. We will continue to focus efforts on the best-selling Rogue and new 2020 Rogue Sport,” said Nissan spokesperson Kevin Raftery following the release of a 2020 Rogue pricing sheet that omitted any mention of a hybrid. Raftery did not disclose how many Americans actually took home a Rogue […]

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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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Fiat Chrysler Gains Partners to Help Ease Europeans Into Greener Cars

Fiat Chrysler is no stranger to paying the piper when it comes to its less-than-stellar fleetwide emissions, with steep fines and pricey regularly credit deals keeping the automaker’s accountants busy on both sides of the Atlantic. Some sort of relief is on the way in the form of a $10 billion electrification plan, the results […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Forgotten Offerings From Lexus in 2012

<img data-attachment-id="1677308" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,682" 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="2012 Lexus HS" data-image-description=" Lexus ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1677308 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Car manufacturers don’t always strike a chord with consumers, and even studious brand Lexus is not immune from […]

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When ICE Isn’t Enough: Mazda’s First Electric Still on Track for 2020, Plug-ins to Follow

<img data-attachment-id="1623898" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2019-mazda-cx-3-front-e1525374010414.jpg" data-orig-size="1550,1163" 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="2019 mazda cx-3 front" data-image-description=" Mazda ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2019-mazda-cx-3-front-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2019-mazda-cx-3-front-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1623898 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2019-mazda-cx-3-front-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″> Despite the recent development of a high-MPG, low-emission gasoline four-cylinder, Mazda’s future depends on lowering its emissions footprint even further. With regulators — especially those in Europe — backing ever more stringent […]

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Toyota Hybrid Sales Surge in May; Too Bad About the Prius…

<img data-attachment-id="1652956" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e-blue.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,899" 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="2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e blue" data-image-description=" Image: Toyota ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e-blue-450×337.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e-blue-610×457.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1652956 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e-blue-610×457.jpg” alt=”2019 Toyota Prius AWD-e blue – Image: Toyota” width=”610″ height=”457″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e-blue-610×457.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e-blue-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e-blue-450×337.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e-blue-768×575.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e-blue-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2019-Toyota-Prius-AWD-e-blue.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The proliferation of hybrid vehicles has relegated […]

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Ferrari’s First Plug-in Hybrid Makes 986 Horsepower, Sometimes

<img data-attachment-id="1675692" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ferrari-sf90-stradale-top-e1559161036200.jpg" data-orig-size="1763,1082" 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="ferrari sf90 stradale top" data-image-description=" Ferrari ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ferrari-sf90-stradale-top-e1559161036200-450×276.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ferrari-sf90-stradale-top-e1559161036200-610×374.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1675692″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ferrari-sf90-stradale-top-e1559161036200-610×374.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”374″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ferrari-sf90-stradale-top-e1559161036200-610×374.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ferrari-sf90-stradale-top-e1559161036200-75×46.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ferrari-sf90-stradale-top-e1559161036200-450×276.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ferrari-sf90-stradale-top-e1559161036200-768×471.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/ferrari-sf90-stradale-top-e1559161036200-120×74.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> On Wednesday, Ferrari introduced the SF90 Stradale — the Italian marque’s first plug-in hybrid. The car, which represents a […]

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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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