Hybrids

Honda Civic, Corvette Recall, Volt Tweaked: Car News Headlines
Honda Civic, Corvette Recall, Volt Tweaked: Car News Headlines

As we sit in the middle of the valley between the Frankfurt and Los Angeles auto shows, details on new production models remain sparse. Today we have a mix of recalls, a new drive report of the 2012 Honda Civic EX, and some news of tweaks to the 2012 Chevrolet Volt's production line. Check out all...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
Subaru Announces Motion-V Plan, Promises Three New Models

Subaru is about to embark on a new strategy dubbed “Motion-V” that will see the automaker’s fuel consumption and emissions cut 30 percent by the middle of the decade. However, cleaner running vehicles is just one pillar of the all-encompassing plan that will also see the launch of...Read More»

2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
F-150 Raptor Gets Upgrades, BMW 5-Series Hybrid, Tesla: Car News Headlines

Hyundai is working on a 10-speed automatic and is bringing a rally-ready Veloster to SEMA. A camera-based collision detection system debuts on the 2012 GMC Terrain, and GM introduces the first front center air bag. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. Hyundai, the...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic, 2013 Cadillac ATS, Gas Prices: Car News Headlines

Chevrolet's latest subcompact isn't subar and Cadillac is preparing the upcoming 2013 ATS. Gas prices are falling and Nissan is taking iAds to a new level while the first 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 sells for $250,000. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. We drive...Read More»

The 2012 Toyota Prius. Image: Toyota
2012 Honda CR-V, OnStar, 2012 Toyota Prius: Today's Car News

The Prius now sounds like a spaceship, and Honda continues to preview the upcoming 2012 CR-V. Dads would rather drive a crossover than a minivan--yes, we know, shock--and Volvo is downsizing. All this and more in today's car news, right here on TheCarConnection. Honda showed off the 2012 CR-V...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2012 Toyota Camry, Supra Returns, GM Develops EVs In China: Car News Headlines

Toyota's using recycled robots, and is planning to revive the Supra nameplate. Mercedes-Benz is launching the SLS AMG Roadster and we take it for a spin--and the Jensen Interceptor might be coming back in 2014. All this and more in today's car news, right here at TheCarConnection: Toyota reused...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima Hybrid, road test, Aug 2011
Kia Launches Optima Hybrid Myth Busters Facebook App

Kia is in the midst of launching the Optima Hybrid, and what better way to build up hype than with a shiny new Facebook application? Earlier today, Kia launched the Hybrid Myth Busters app on the Kia Optima Facebook fan page. The app tests your knowledge regarding hybrid vehicles with questions...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011
2012 Toyota Prius Lineup Grows With Prius V, Plug-In Models

Even as the auto industry sputters, Toyota's family of Prius hybrids is under rapid expansion. For 2012, the Toyota Prius is joined by the new, larger 2012 Toyota Prius V wagon, as well as a new limited-availability Prius Plug-In Hybrid. Both of those will be reaching dealerships in Octover; then...Read More»

2012 Honda Insight - European market version to be shown at Frankfurt Motor Show
2012 Honda Insight: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Another debut that could easily get overlooked at the glitz and glamour of the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show is nevertheless quite important for Honda: the 2012 Honda Insight. True, the changes aren’t radical, but they are both necessary and a long time coming. Here’s what’s new in the...Read More»

2012 Jeep Wrangler - First Drive
2012 Jeep Wrangler, Bentley Hybrids, Five-Star Safety: Car News Headlines

Wondering which family cars earn the best safety ratings for 2012? Wonder no more--we have them. [FamilyCarGuide] Signs o' the times: the NHTSA says cities don't have to spend money they don't have, switching out street signs that don't need it. [TheCarConnection] Older drivers are using computers...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid: 43 MPG Tops Fusion Hybrid, Sonata Hybrid

In the mid-size family sedan segment, competition is intense. To be a sales success, products have to deliver on multiple fronts: safety, features, convenience, passenger and cargo space, technology and fuel economy. For 2012, the redesigned Toyota Camry Hybrid has upped the ante by achieving a...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2012 Toyota Camry, 2012 Audi A8 Hybrid, Fireworks Laden SUV: Today's Car News

We drive the all-new 2012 Toyota Camry. [TheCarConnection] Volkswagen might be working on a seven-seat SUV. [TheCarConnection] Ford and Toyota team up on telematics. [AllCarTech] Here are five electric cars you'll still be able to buy in five years. [GreenCarReports] Steve McQueen's 1970 Porsche...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid: 43 MPG Beats Ford Fusion Hybrid

In the case of the Toyota Camry Hybrid, what a difference a year makes. The new 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE will achieve EPA fuel economy ratings of 43 mpg city, 39 highway. That's 12 mpg (39 percent) higher in the city and 4 mpg (11 percent) higher on the highway than last year—for a...Read More»

2007 Dodge Dakota ST
Dodge Dakota Dies, Diesel Land Speed Record, 2012 Porsche 911: Car News Headlines

The Dodge Dakota is finally dead after 24 long years. [TheCarConnection] A new diesel land speed record has been set in a Ford F-250 pickup. [GreenCarReports] Porsche unveils the new 2012 911 before the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. [MotorAuthority] Man manages to shoot himself in both legs while...Read More»

Kia Four-Door Sports Sedan Concept
Ford And Toyota Collaborate, 2012 Jeep Wrangler, Kia Concept: Today's Car News

We drive the 2012 Jeep Wrangler. [TheCarConnection] Ford and Toyota are going to collaborate on future hybrid development for rear-wheel drive vehicles. [GreenCarReports] The national "Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over" campaign runs from August 19 through September 5. [FamilyCarGuide] We unravel...Read More»

Cadillac Converj Concept
Chevy Volt-Based Cadillac Converj Approved For 2014

The gorgeous Cadillac Converj hit the auto show stage back at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. Many people in the industry didn't expect the Converj concept to make production, and these predictions were confirmed when the project was cancelled two years ago. Today GreenCarReports received new...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Toyota To Offer AC Outlets On Prius, Starting In Japan

One lesson learned from the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan was this: hybrid or battery-powered vehicles can provide essential electricity in the event of a natural disaster. Owners of Toyota’s hybrid Estima vans, which come with AC power outlets, used their vehicles as a source of...Read More»

Bill Ford 2006
Bill Ford: A Quarter Of All Vehicles Electrified By 2020

Will one-fourth of all new vehicles be either hybrids, plug-ins, or electric vehicles in less than a decade? That's what one of the world's top auto-industry execs thinks—at least for his company. In a piece in Fortune Magazine, Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] Chairman Bill Ford made that...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Electric
Study Finds Car Buyers More Interested In Gas Savings Than Green

While it may be a blow to those seeking to flood the highways with hybrid and electric vehicles, the view from the street is that fuel-cost savings is more of an inducement to buy than how green a car is. At least, that’s the conclusion drawn by the inaugural U.S. Green Automotive Study by...Read More»

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