Plug-In Hybrids

Corvette Spy Shots, iPhone 5 Fights Distraction, Front-Drive BMW: Today's Car News
Corvette Spy Shots, iPhone 5 Fights Distraction, Front-Drive BMW: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, we show you spy photos of the upcoming 2014 C7 Corvette, tell you how the new iPhone will work to combat distracted driving and spill the beans on a new front-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid concept from BMW. The weekend is nearly here, so be sure to stock up on car news, as...Read More»

2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek  -  First Drive, Oahu, July 2012
Subaru XV Crosstrek Driven, Used Hybrids To Avoid, 2014 Range Rover Sport Spied: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we drove the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, and Trapster gets an update just in time for summer road trips. The 2014 Land Rover Ranger Rover was spied, and we name five used hybrids you should probably steer clear of. You'll find all of this and more in today's car news right...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»

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»

Toyota GT 86 (Scion FR-S)
Best Car To Buy Awards, 2013 Toyota GT 86, 2012 Nissan Leaf: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Best Car To Buy 2012 winners are announced and we review the 2012 Nissan Leaf. Toyota finally shows off the production GT 86 and Maybach is getting the axe. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The 2012 Ford Focus has been named The Car...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
Saab Saved, BMW Recall, Range Rover Plug-In Diesel Hybrid: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, the Chinese finally saved Saab while Sebastian Vettel wins the Formula 1 Indian Grand Prix. We drive the 2012 Toyota Camry and spot a Range Rover Plug-In Diesel Hybrid prototype. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Saab has been saved...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Corvette Centennial Edition
Marco Simoncelli Dead, 2012 Chevrolet Corvette, Saab Story: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media we review the 2012 Chevy Corvette, and another Saab deal with Chinese automakers falls through. MotoGP driver Marco Simoncelli dies during the weekend and Subaru is dropping the Impreza name on the next-generation WRX. All this and more in today's car new, right here on The...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V station wagon, Half Moon Bay, CA, May 2011
2012 Toyota Prius V, Prius Plug-In Pricing: From $26,400 And $32,000

The long-awaited 2012 Toyota Prius v and 2012 Prius Plug-In Hybrid, the two newest models in the expanding Prius family, will carry starting prices of $26,400 and $32,000, respectively, according to pricing details released by Toyota today. That’s the headline. Here are the highlights. 2012...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»

Cadillac Ciel four-seat convertible concept launch in Carmel, California, Aug 2011
2013 Infiniti JX Concept, Impala Lawsuit, Cadillac Ciel: Car News Headlines

Infiniti has unveiled the 2013 JX Crossover Concept. [TheCarConnection] The Cadillac Ciel Concept made its debut last night at Pebble Beach. [MotorAuthority] Here's your Ultimate Guide for the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. [GreenCarReports] HP is shutting down WebOS, meaning it won't appear in...Read More»

prototype 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, April 2010
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid, Honda Fit, OnStar: Today's Car News

Would you be more likely to purchase OnStar from a dealership or Best Buy? [TheCarConnection] The production version of the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid will make its debut at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. [GreenCarReports] You can live your F1 racing dreams online for free. [AllCarTech] Spy...Read More»

Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept
Cadillac XTS Luxury Sedan Confirmed For Spring 2012

Spicing up the summer doldrums, General Motors announced today that Cadillac will launch the XTS large luxury sedan in spring 2012. Making the announcement, GM North America President Mark Reuss said that the XTS and an all-new compact luxury sports sedan, codenamed ATS, will bracket the current...Read More»

Robert Himler's Underground Racing Gallardo shoots flames
Ford Recalls, Ferrari IPO, 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In: Car News Headlines

Ford is recalling the Ranger, Excursion, E-Series, and F-Series for a lighting issue. [TheCarConnection] Our sister site MotorAuthority has launched a redesign with new features and a slicker interface. [MotorAuthority] What do you want to know about the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid?...Read More»

Toyota Prius Plug-In
Are Plug-In Hybrids Important? #YouTellUs

The battle of the hybrids has become more complicated over the past year, and the complications aren't about to stop. It used to be you either bought a hybrid or you didn't. Now you can buy a hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric car, or conventional gasoline-powered vehicle. But are all these options...Read More»

Toyota Prius Plug-In
Are Plug-In Hybrids A Waste Of Time? #YouTellUs

There's a war going on in the automotive universe, a battle between the plug-in hybrids and fully-electric cars. But which side is right, and does it matter? Nissan has launched the fully-electric Leaf hatchback while Chevrolet has launched the Volt, which is being advertised as an electric car...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
2011 Chevrolet Volt Plug-In Hybrid Hatchback: Quick Drive

It's received accolades as the North American Car of the Year, Motor Trend Car of the Year, and it still doesn't fit the definition of what a "car" should be. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt front-wheel-drive hatchback is both an electric, or plug-in, car and a gas-powered car. Sounds like a personality...Read More»

2005 Toyota Prius
End of the Free Ride: California Nixes Hybrid Access to Carpool Lanes – For Now

If you’re one of the lucky 85,000 California drivers of hybrids with yellow decals permitting access to carpool lanes, the free ride is over – for now. The state officially ends this program June 30 and will replace it with a new sticker program for electric and plug-in cars in the near...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
2012 Chevy Volt Offers More Content For Less Money

When GM launched the Chevrolet Volt in late 2010, much of the criticism centered around the car’s base price of $41,000, including a destination charge of $720. Critics were quick to point out the price gap between the Volt and its closest competitor, the Nissan Leaf, completely negating the...Read More»

2012 Ford C-Max live photos by Joe Nuxoll
Ford C-Max Minivan Canceled; U.S C-Max To Be Hybrid-Only

Late last year, Ford said it would bring to market its first minivan since the mid-2000s in the form of the C-Max, a seven-seat van with some running gear in common with the 2012 Mazda 5. That plan is now inoperative, says Ford spokesman Mark Schirmer, who confirms the three-row C-Max has been...Read More»

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