Month: November 2015

New Prius Loses Plug-In Variant

The new fourth-generation Toyota Prius will be launched without a plug-in variant in February 2016, nor is a plug-in version expected later in the model’s life-cycle. Furthermore, there is no plug-in hybrid being planned for any Toyota or Lexus models in the immediate future. Presently Toyota has three hybrid models available: the third-generation Prius, the Auris and the Yaris; the RAV4…

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Audi’s Forthcoming Q7 E Tron 3.0 TDI Quattro

Audi’s new Q7 e-tron will be on sale in Europe by Spring 2016 and is presented as the world’s first plug-in hybrid model, with a six-cylinder turbo diesel-injected engine and four-wheel quattro drive. Power and Performance The electric motor produces 94 kW of power and 258 lb ft of torque. Meanwhile, the 3.0 TDI V6 diesel engine, delivers 258 hp…

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Mitsubishi Concepts Hint at Electric Future

Having already shown the Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II at this year’s Geneva International Motor Show, they are now displaying the all-electric eX1 Concept in Japan. The Concept XR-PHEV II is expected to be a preview of Mitsubishi’s second SUV, coming in a class smaller than the Outlander. With claimed emissions of only 40g/km and a 163bhp electric motor providing spirited…

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