Hybrids

Ford Hybrid Sales Soar, Giving Toyota A Run For Its Money
Ford Hybrid Sales Soar, Giving Toyota A Run For Its Money

Last week, we posted the U.S. auto sales stats for April, and the numbers were especially good for Detroit. Ford's performance was strongest of all, with the company boasting nearly 18% growth. Ford's figures were helped by its lineup of fuel-efficient rides, including hybrids like the C-Max and...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Ford Tops General Motors, Toyota In Loyalty; Hybrids Gain Traction

Ford Motor Company may not be as big as General Motors, Toyota, or Volkswagen, but when it comes to the loyalty of American customers, Ford has the competition beat. According to Experian Automotive, Ford dominated the showrooms in both corporate and brand loyalty during the last three months of...Read More»

2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid
2014 Infiniti QX60 Preview: New York Auto Show

First details for the 2014 Infiniti QX60 are out. What is it? Well, if you know the current JX crossover, you know the QX60. It's not at all surprising that what Infiniti has shown, in first pictures today, looks just like the 2013 Infiniti JX, only with different badging and perhaps a few other...Read More»

Nissan Resonance Concept live photos, 2013 Detroit Auto Show
Nissan Resonance Concept At Detroit: Previewing The Next Murano?

At the Detroit Auto Show, Nissan has revealed a daring crossover design concept that previews a potential direction for the next-generation Murano crossover. Created at Nissan Design America, in San Diego, and penned by Nissan Motor Co. senior VP and chief creative officer Shiro Nakamura, the new...Read More»

2014 Cadillac ELR
2014 Cadillac ELR: Volt-Based Coupe Plugs In At Detroit Auto Show

Over the two years that the Chevrolet Volt has been produced, it’s ushered in a new era for GM, and a new era of understanding and acceptance for electric cars thanks to its the extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) technology that’s at its core. Now it’s time to inject a little...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Volt
GM Plans To Make 500,000 Electrified Cars A Year By 2017

Yesterday, General Motors made a provocative announcement: by 2017, the company plans to produce 500,000 electric and partially electric vehicles each year. To put that in perspective, in 2011 GM sold just over 9,000,000 vehicles worldwide. If the U.S. auto industry continues its rollicking pace --...Read More»

2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport
Fisker Karma Fires, 2013 Toyota Avalon Driven, Reliability Survey: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, Fisker Karmas caught fire after being submerged in salt water and Hyundai announced the Veloster RE:MIX model. Consumer Reports slammed Ford and we drove the new 2013 Toyota Avalon. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. A new report...Read More»

2012 Tesla Model S Signature
Dealers Fight Tesla, New Corvette V-8, Acura NSX Hybrid: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, car dealers are taking on Tesla for selling its cars direct to consumers, and Chevrolet unveiled the new V-8 engine that will power the 2014 Corvette. Acura's NSX Hybrid is expected to debut in production form at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, and Audi appears to have shelved...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Corvette crossed flags emblem
2014 Corvette Engine, October Car Sales, Six-Month Passat Test: Car News Headlines

Today we get our first look at the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette's new LT1 engine, which improves power output and efficiency while being lighter than the competition. October car sales slowed a bit, but small cars are still going strong, and we take a look at what's new for the 2013 Volkswagen Passat as...Read More»

Infiniti JX Hybrid prototype, Nissan GranDrive test track, Oppama, Japan, Oct 2012
Infiniti JX Hybrid Prototype: Future Cars

The 2013 Infiniti JX seven-seat crossover, launched this fall, gives Nissan's luxury brand a direct competitor for the long-lived and very successful Lexus RX. Through three generations--with a fourth coming soon--the mid-size Lexus not only pioneered but continues to define the luxury crossover...Read More»

2013 Nissan Pathfinder
2013 Nissan Pathfinder Driven, 2014 Chevy Corvette Logo: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, we drove the new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder and spied the 2014 Acura MDX. General Motors revealed the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette logo, and Porsche announced the 2013 Panamera Platinum edition. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Lexus...Read More»

The founders of Google and one of their autonomous Toyota Prius hybrids
Driverless Cars, Gas Prices, New VW GTI: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we cover a new potential threat posed by autonomous cars, tell you why gas prices aren’t heading down and spill the beans on a lightweight, limited edition of the next Volkswagen Golf GTI. You’re halfway through the week, so celebrate by catching up on...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Volt
Aluminum-Bodied Ford F-150, Chevy Volt Most-Loved Compact: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, the Chevy Volt is the most-loved compact car, and Ford might be adding a lot of aluminum to the next F-150. We test the 2013 Acura ILX Hybrid for a weekend, and the 2001-2004 Ford Escape has been recalled after an NHTSA investigation. Find all of this and more in today's...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid: 47 MPG City, Better Than Prius V?

Ford touts its all-new 2013 C-Max Hybrid as more fuel-efficient, more powerful and cheaper than the Toyota Prius V, its closest rival. Ford is looking to entice consumers into trying a hybrid for the first time and hopes further that about 50 percent of C-Max Hybrid buyers will be conquest sales...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V
2012 Toyota Prius V Video Road Test

Gas mileage is more important than ever these days, and the Toyota Prius just became the world's third best-selling car line. So it's fitting that we take the largest Prius and make it the subject of our latest video road test. The reason you buy a Prius is fuel efficiency, and the Prius V...Read More»

2013 Lexus ES 350
2013 Lexus ES: First Drive

For years, the Lexus ES has been a great luxury sedan for impressing the clients. It's been conservatively dressed; plush, premium, quiet, and comfortable inside—yet never ostentatious. And it's worn that Lexus badge more as a symbol of smart, on-a-budget luxury than flamboyance. Those things...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C
2012 Toyota Prius C: Best City MPG, And Now A Top Safety Pick

Just a year ago, a Prius was a Prius. But this year, say that iconic hybrid model name and you could be speaking of one of three different body styles or four quite different models—the 2012 Toyota Prius Liftback, the Toyota Prius V wagon, the Toyota Prius Plug-In, or the Toyota Prius C. And...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic sedan
Family Vehicles Earning 2012 Best Retained Value Awards: Edmunds

Consumers in the market for a new vehicle to satisfy family needs also want to have confidence that the chosen sedan, wagon, SUV, minivan or family-appropriate hybrid will keep a good portion of its value over time. After all, we all know that whatever we buy starts to depreciate the minute we...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupe
Mercedes Concept Style Coupe, Beetle TDI Drive, Audi Q5 Hybrid: Car News Headlines

We’ve just driven two of Volkswagen’s newest models, the stylish CC four-door coupe and the Beetle TDI. Also, the first images of Mercedes’ new Concept Style Coupe have hit the Web and it looks absolutely stunning. That’s good as the concept is a preview of the...Read More»

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