Hybrids

2014 Acura RLX Concept Previews Upcoming Hybrid Sedan
2014 Acura RLX Concept Previews Upcoming Hybrid Sedan

Acura's current top-of-the-line model, the RL, is growing a bit old--but fear not, Acura fans, for a new flagship sedan is coming: the RLX. Previewed by a concept shown at this year's New York Auto Show, the RLX will offer a completely modern Acura exterior, a very high-tech interior, and, if the...Read More»

Fisker Atlantic (Project Nina) leaked
Fisker Atlantic, 2013 SRT Viper, Electric Car Forecast: Car News Headlines

The Fisker Project Nina has leaked ahead of the 2012 New York Auto Show and the 2013 SRT Viper gets its final Teaser. Electric cars sales are coming, but the progress will be slow. Find all of these stories and more in the day's car news headlines right here at The Car Connection. Fisker Atlantic...Read More»

2013 Lexus RX 350
2013 Lexus RX Luxury Crossover Preview

Among the product introductions making news at the Geneva Motor Show, the full reveal of the redesigned 2013 Lexus RX luxury crossover line includes the RX 350, RX 450h, and a new model, the RX 450h F-Sport. Our sister publication MotorAuthority has the straight scoop direct from the show floor in...Read More»

Chevy Volt Vs. Nissan Leaf
2013 Lexus RX 450h, Electric Pikes Peak, February Plug-In Sales: Car News Headlines

Today, we see February's plug-in car sales rise, with the Nissan Leaf falling off the pace a bit as the Chevrolet Volt rises strongly. Lexus' 2013 RX 450h gets an official preview before its debut at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show next week. Is this your next hybrid crossover? Mitsubishi's iMiev is...Read More»

2012 BMW M135i Concept
Cayenne Recall, BMW M135i Concept, Volt Chain Letter: Car News Headlines

The 2011-2012 Porsche Cayenne is being recalled--for headlights that may spontaneously detach from the fender, resulting in impaired nighttime visibility. BMW has released a new M135i concept, potentially previewing another M-tuned 1-Series--but it's not for the U.S. Snopes takes on a Chevy Volt...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Gas Mileage Battle Ahead For Ford Fusion, Camry Hybrid

There’s an interesting situation brewing between two major automakers, Ford and Toyota, and their mid-size hybrid sedans over which will achieve the highest fuel economy ratings in real-world use. At issue here is whether the all-new 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, with what the company projects...Read More»

2012 Toyota FT-Bh Concept teaser
Tesla Model X, Toyota FT-Bh Concept, Outlander Plug-In: Car News Headlines

Today's car news is filled with hybrid and electric goodness, starting with last night's preview unveiling of the 2014 Tesla Model X. The all-electric, high-performance, luxury crossover features many interesting design concepts, but the most prominent one is its "falcon wing" doors. Toyota is...Read More»

2012 Acura ILX 2.4
2013 Acura ILX First Look: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Acura showed a concept version of the 2013 ILX sedan at the Detroit Auto Show back in January, and now it's revealing the production version at the 2013 Chicago Auto Show. As with the nearly identical concept, the production ILX has a front end with swept-back headlights and a lightly rendered...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 first drive
2012 Lexus RX 350 Reviewed, 2012 Camaro ZL1 Driven: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Nissan showed how the Leaf handles winter weather while Honda delivered the first Fit EV. We drove the 2012 Camaro ZL1 and Saab Cars North America is being liquidated. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The Supreme Court has deemed it...Read More»

2011 Kia Sportage SX
2012 Kia Sportage, 2013 Shelby GT500 Prototype, Volt Fires: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, a 2013 Shelby GT500 prototype hit the auction block and a Ferrari F430 was crashed during a test drive. Boulder, Colorado loves hybrids, and car dealers are looking for low-mileage used cars. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C launch, Detroit Auto Show
2012 Toyota Prius C: 50-MPG Small Hybrid, $19K

Toyota used the occasion of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show to introduce the fourth member of the Prius family: the 2012 Prius C hybrid hatchback. Key attributes of the new small Prius hybrid that may make it a compelling commuter car, or second or third family car, are its 50-mpg combined fuel economy...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
2013 Ford Fusion Walkthrough: Video

Earlier in the week Ford revealed the new 2013 Fusion mid-size sedan at the Detroit Auto Show. With four powertrains setups and three trims, there will be a Fusion for everyone. The exterior styling of the new Fusion is part Jaguar, part Aston Martin, with some Audi A7 thrown in for good measure...Read More»

2012 Toyota Aqua hybrid (2012 Toyota Prius C)
Subaru Sales Paused, November Car Sales, 2012 Toyota Prius C: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Subaru halts sales of some models and we have live photos of the 2012 Toyota Prius C. Mercedes and Ducati are changing their partnership and Top Gear likes the Fisker Karma. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Sales of the 2012 Impreza...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible live photos
2012 Jeep Patriot, 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth, Honda Fit EV: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Honda releases details surrounding its electric Fit EV while we review the 2012 Jeep Patriot. Audi is working on a new Super Bowl ad while the new R8 LMS Ultra makes its debut. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Fiat creates an ad for...Read More»

2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Hybrid Owners Safer In Crashes, More Dangerous To Pedestrians

We have good news and bad news for hybrid owners. First, the good news: a new study from the Highway Loss Data Institute indicates that you're less likely to be injured in a crash. Why? It's mostly a question of weight. Hybrids are about 10% heavier than their conventional counterparts, thanks...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C, as shown at 2011 Tokyo Motor Show
2012 Toyota Prius C: Higher MPG, Lower Price, And Sportier

Well in advance of its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show next month, and its North American premiere at the Detroit auto show in January, Toyota has released official pictures and some further information regarding its upcoming 2012 Prius C, which promises a smaller footprint and even better gas...Read More»

1980 Comuta-Car. Photo by Chad Conway
2012 BMW 1-Series, Saab Saved, Bob Beaumont Dead: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Ford Fusion and BMW 1-Series. The creator of the 1970s CitiCar Electric Car passes away, and Porsche designs a BlackBerry. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Saab is going to be saved after all the drama, pending...Read More»

2013 Audi A4 sedan
Toyota FT-86 Leaked, 2013 Audi A4, 2015 Tesla Roadster: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, the production Toyota FT-86 leaks out while Audi releases details surround the refreshed 2013 A4 lineup. Toyota sees production delays due to flooding in Thailand, and Suzuki is bailing on some major auto shows. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2012 Nissan Quest
Drunk Driving, Buick Verano Hybrid, 2012 Nissan Quest: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media we learn Chrysler is working on both hybrids and diesels while Buick is working on a Verano Hybrid. Maserati is deciding what to name its SUV and Nissan prices the 2012 Quest. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. It seems America still...Read More»

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