Infiniti Culls Another Hybrid From Its Lineup
Who isn’t talking about the Infiniti Q70? Okay, maybe more than a few people. The Infiniti brand’s largest passenger car enjoys low but fairly stable sales, returning volume in the high 5,000s in both 2017 and 2016. Alongside the rear-drive, V6- or V8-powered four-door was a hybrid variant, but that green companion dies for 2019 […] The post Infiniti Culls Another Hybrid From Its Lineup appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
The Discovery Sport serves as an entry point to the Land Rover lineup, retailing in the U.S. for $37,795 before delivery and offering a similarly sized, cheaper alternative to its Range Rover Evoque platform mate. Two flavors of four-cylinder power is your only option in this model, but that might not be the case for […] The post Land Rover’s Least Pricey Model Due for Makeover, Plug-in Variant appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Plug-in or Not, Hyundai Doesnít Want to be Seen as the Expensive Choice
Exclusivity is not a word often associated with Hyundai, and with good reason. Like Nissan (but even more so), Hyundai’s reputation is built on a foundation of mass-produced vehicles with inherent value. And, even in the world of green cars, it seems that game plan can’t change. So, it’s no surprise to see Hyundai take […] The post Plug-in or Not, Hyundai Doesn’t Want to be Seen as the Expensive Choice appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Americaís Favorite Sedan to Take a Boat Trip
The Toyota Camry holds the remarkable distinction of being a midsize sedan with U.S. sales that actually increased over the first five months of 2018. Impossible, you say. It can’t be. You’d trade your kids for a crossover, but wouldn’t stoop to pick up a “free sedan” voucher if you passed one on the sidewalk. […] The post America’s Favorite Sedan to Take a Boat Trip appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Night Moves: Ford Unveils 2020 Explorer Under Cover of Darkness
As you learned here, the 2020 Ford Explorer adopts the rear-drive platform found beneath the upcoming Lincoln Aviator, as well as the luxury division’s top-flight engine. A twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 of unspecified power will appear under its hood and mate to a 10-speed automatic, a source tells us, while the 3.3-liter V6 found in the […] The post Night Moves: Ford Unveils 2020 Explorer Under Cover of Darkness appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
2019 Hyundai Tucson Gets Mild Hybrid Power, Remains Just Out of Reach
Those Europeans seem like a scared lot. Always trying to appease their domineering rulers’ demands for greener cars, all thanks to strict mandates handed down from the central powers in Belgium. While we’re hardly that different over here (minus that whole “union of member states” thing), Europe’s push for fuel efficiency generates technological ripples that […] The post 2019 Hyundai Tucson Gets Mild Hybrid Power, Remains Just Out of Reach appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Fiat Chryslerís 5-Year Plan: Back in the Black by June, Bullish on Jeep, Off-road Ram on the Way
The first part of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ five-year product plan has emerged at the automaker’s Balocco proving grounds near Turin, Italy, where company brass detailed the near future of four key brands: Jeep, Ram, Alfa Romeo, and Maserati. Yes, no mention of Chrysler, Dodge, or Fiat. They’ll get to that later this morning (is there […] The post Fiat Chrysler’s 5-Year Plan: Back in the Black by June, Bullish on Jeep, Off-road Ram on the Way appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
2019 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-in: Heartbreak in Colorado, Rejoicing in Vermont
Specialty green models don’t normally end up in lots across the country, at least not initially, and the upcoming Subaru Crosstrek plug-in hybrid is no different. The resurrected green variant of the wildly popular Crosstrek, which bit the dust following slow sales in 2016, appears late this year as a 2019 model, only this time […] The post 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-in: Heartbreak in Colorado, Rejoicing in Vermont appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Volvo Boss Predicts a Plug-in-filled Future, but Americans Donít Seem That Keen on the Brandís Largest Greenie
The second-generation Volvo XC90 announced the brand’s confident and triumphant return to the forefront of automotive discourse. With its parental troubles behind it, the 2015 model year XC90 arrived with dignified, upscale sheetmetal and served as a styling template for future models like the S90 and XC60. It also heralded the brand’s move towards downsized […] The post Volvo Boss Predicts a Plug-in-filled Future, but Americans Don’t Seem That Keen on the Brand’s Largest Greenie appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Kia Ready to Launch Its Mildest Hybrid Yet
It isn’t a model, it’s simply a powertrain. After the recent announcement of the Niro Electric and earlier hybrid and plug-in hybrid applications, Kia’s ready to dial it way back for the masses. The automaker has announced a 48-volt mild hybrid system that shouldn’t confuse unsavvy buyers, providing it never uses the word “hybrid” in […] The post Kia Ready to Launch Its Mildest Hybrid Yet appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Crawls Out of Its Grave Next Year
While a lot of average folks like Subaru, the brand has long been popular with the hippie-dippy demographic. Frankly, it seemed like the company missed a golden opportunity to further solidify its standing with the granola crowd by being a little late on the hybrid front. However, maybe we’ve categorized the automaker’s consumer base incorrectly […] The post The Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Crawls Out of Its Grave Next Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Alfa Romeo Readying an SUV for the Nuclear Family: Report
We’re talking one of those 1950s Leave It To Beaver-type families, not those downsized 1980s-onward broods. Yes, the range-topping utility vehicle under development by Fiat Chrysler’s sporty Alfa Romeo division will likely boast three rows and seven seats, according to UK publication Autocar. It’s far removed from the diminutive Alfas of yesteryear, such as the […] The post Alfa Romeo Readying an SUV for the Nuclear Family: Report appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Shocking? Many Buyers Arenít Quite Sure What a Hybrid Car Is
The first mass-market hybrid in the Western World, the Honda Insight, debuted while we were still worrying whether Y2K would lead us back into the Stone Age. Some days, I wonder whether we’d be better off if it had. Regardless of my personal feelings about humanity and societal progression, we’ve had nearly two decades to […] The post Shocking? Many Buyers Aren’t Quite Sure What a Hybrid Car Is appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Nissan Finds the 2018 Rogue Hybrid, Gives It a Sticker Price
The crossover Rogue Hybrid appeared last year, teaming a 2.0-liter engine and 30kW electric motor that made 176 net horsepower and worked in concert to achieve the magical 35 mpg figure. For what it’s worth, the regular Rogue makes 170 horses out of its 2.5-liter inline-four. We feel confident your day has been enriched with […] The post Nissan Finds the 2018 Rogue Hybrid, Gives It a Sticker Price appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Next-generation Volkswagen Golf to Offer Electric Assist, but Just a Tad
Audi is bullish on 48-volt mild hybrids, and its Volkswagen sister division is no different in wanting to see larger batteries take some of the load off of its internal combustion powerplants. The automaker announced Thursday that its upcoming eighth-generation Golf will offer a low-cost alternative to purely gas- or diesel-powered motoring. The mild hybrid […] The post Next-generation Volkswagen Golf to Offer Electric Assist, but Just a Tad appeared first on The Truth About Cars.