Hybrid

GM Reveals New, Smaller 2011 Buick Crossover (Nee Saturn Vue)
GM Reveals New, Smaller 2011 Buick Crossover (Nee Saturn Vue)

General Motors announced today that Buick will launch a five-passenger crossover next year, with a plug-in hybrid version to follow in 2011. And it looks to us like the Saturn Vue is getting a three-shields makeover. GM released an image of the new Buick crossover's grille. Which looks a whole lot...Read More»

Jesse James with hydrogen land-speed record contender, by Spencer Weiner - Los Angeles Times
B-List Star-Mechanic Mouths Off: Jesse James On Green-Car Tech

We always liked watching Jesse James on "Monster Garage." He was quiet, and usually brought a needed touch of reality to the hype, jumpy editing, and quick-and-dirty projects his shop cranked out for Discovery Channel's cameras. Which is why we're disappointed that the mechanic /...Read More»

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2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe Comes Next May

The delayed two-door version of the Cadillac CTS is coming in May, and when it arrives, the 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe will be joined right away by a V-8 CTS-V Coupe, too. A spokesman confirmed to TheCarConnection that the two-door would get the 2011 model year designation, and that it would share...Read More»

2011 Infiniti M
Preview: 2011 Infiniti M

  Inspired by the 2009 Essence concept car from the Geneva Motor Show, the 2011 Infiniti M sedan makes its world debut next week at the 2009 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Today, Infiniti released this silhouette sketch of the new sedan, which arrives next year in showrooms and in production...Read More»

Alan Taub, General Motors head of Research and Development
GM's New Research Head: Our Five Favorite Quotes (Plus Bonus)

On October 1, Alan Taub will become VP of Research and Development at General Motors. It's a big job, not to mention that the company's historically independent R+D group was just made part of the Product Development group as GM starts to emerge from its recent bankruptcy with the aid of...Read More»

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Winkelmann: First Lamborghini Hybrid On The Streets by 2015

Raging bulls, supermodels, ridiculous horsepower figures and outrageous styling - not your traditional recipe for hybrid success. But Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann is betting that his brand will be ripe for the transition to gasoline-electric power as early as 2015. The news comes from a...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
Compared: 2010 Kia Forte Vs. Honda Civic Vs. Ford Focus

Fuel-sipping sedans are in vogue--and no, we don't mean that glossy magazine with 73 pages of ads for every real article with real words. Fashionable, sure. And when it comes to compact sedans with a light touch at the gas pumps, a few labels stand out above all the rest. The all-time champion of...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight - 57 mpg
Driven: 2010 Honda Insight

When TheCarConnection.com took our first drive of the 2010 Honda Insight late last year, we predicted that despite the Insight's relatively simple mild hybrid system, "In the real world, nearly all owners are likely to see results above 40 mpg, no matter what type of driving." After a follow-up...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS 250h
2010 Lexus HS 250h Priced

Lexus has just announced pricing for its 2010 HS 250h hybrid sedan, and there aren't any big surprises. The new luxury hybrid, which will reach dealerships in August, will start at $34,200, not counting a destination charge of $875 that will put it just over the $35k mark that TheCarConnection.com...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
BMW, Daimler Bailing on Hybrid Team-Up?

BMW and Daimler have spent the past few years developing hybrid vehicles together, along with GM and Chrysler. That four-way partnership is in doubt as a BMW spokesman questioned whether the companies would be better served working on new hybrid solutions--alone. Mercedes officials have hinted to...Read More»

2010 Kia Sorento
Kia on the Move with Optima, Sorento and Amanti

With the 2010 Kia Forte sedan headed to showrooms, and the 2010 Forte Koup coming later this summer, what's up next for Hyundai's sister division Kia? Motor Trend reports Kia will have a busy 2011 model year ahead, with the first vehicle on its launch list coming from the U.S. The new Kia factory...Read More»

2011 Jaguar XJ
More 2010 Jaguar XJ Pics Spill Out; Full Story This Afternoon

The 2010 Jaguar XJ is coming--this week, TheCarConnection.com has the first photos of the revamped luxury sedan as it has its world premiere. Earlier today, other publications that were granted an advanced look at the XJ in London, published pictures that were previously held under embargo until...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class
Spy Shots: 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class has been on the drawing boards for a while--and now, the German automaker is running tests on prototypes spotted by the spy photographers over at Motor Authority. The new ML-Class sport-ute is due to arrive in 2011 as a 2012 model. These first photos of test mules...Read More»

2008 Land Rover LRX Concept
Report: Land Rover LRX Hybrid Gets Green Light

Reports from the U.K suggest a hybrid version of the Land Rover LRX concept from the 2008 auto-show circuit has been confirmed for production. The two-door, off-road luxury sport-utility vehicle is said to be derived from the Land Rover LR2, save for its new hybrid powertrains. While gas-engine...Read More»

2007 Toyota FT-HS Concept
Report: Toyota's Supra Replacement To Go Hybrid For 2011 Launch

Rumors of the return of the Toyota Supra bubble to the surface almost every year. How could they not? The Supra is and was an iconic car for a whole generation of enthusiasts, and nothing in Toyota's current lineup fills that same void. This time, however, the talk is taking shape to lead to a real...Read More»

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2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid: The World's Priciest Hybrid?

  When Porsche introduces the 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid late next year, its first-ever hybrid-electric vehicle may be the priciest hybrid on earth. While a Porsche executive said pricing hasn't been finalized, according to the German Automobilwoche, the expected European price will be in the...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
2010 Honda Insight Sales Off To A Sluggish Start?

Sales of the 2010 Honda Insight haven't kicked off at as quick of a pace as anticipated, leading Honda to cut its first-year sales projection by roughly a third. At the time of its launch earlier this year, when Honda rolled out the Insight at a base price of $19,800, Honda disclosed a yearly sales...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Malibu LTZ
2010 Chevrolet Malibu Drops Hybrid: Here's Why

  In these days when being green and getting good fuel mileage is all the rage, why would the Malibu Hybrid go missing from Chevy's 2010 lineup? It seems strange, but really, it's not. Way back in 2006, I was in the initial wave of journalists to drive the new Saturn Vue Green Line, the first...Read More»

2009 Audi Q5
2011 Audi Q5 Adding Hybrid; 2010 Q7 Gets Facelift

It's been in showrooms for a few months in V-6 form, and the 2009 Audi Q5 is already being prepped for a green makeover. For now, the powertrain in the Q5 will continue to be the 270-horsepower, 3.2-liter V-6 installed in every U.S.-bound vehicle. In 2011, Audi plans to fit a hybrid gas-electric...Read More»

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