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2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Stealthy Plug-in Due for a Power Boost
Unlike the ad campaign you’ve no doubt seen for the new Eclipse Cross crossover, Mitsubishi’s long-awaited Outlander PHEV plug-in arrived on North American shores with little fanfare. Outlander PHEV sales quietly kicked off in January, years after its overseas debut. Even though it’s just arrived, news from the Geneva Motor Show tells us there’s changes afoot […] The post 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: Stealthy Plug-in Due for a Power Boost appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Is a Meaner, Greener Ford Focus RS on the Way?
The Dutch seem to think so. After bowing out of the North American market following a limited-edition run of 2018 models, Ford Focus RS production is expected to wrap up in April. The final versions see a special tune, adding an extra 20 horsepower to the the grippy hatch’s already healthy 350 hp rating. Officially, […] The post Is a Meaner, Greener Ford Focus RS on the Way? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

After a Year’s Delay, U.S. Decides All Electric Vehicles Must Make Noise by 2020
First ordered by Congress in 2010 and delayed endlessly ever since, the U.S. Department of Transportation has finalized a date for the end of “noiseless” electric vehicles and hybrids: September 2020. That’s a year after the previous deadline, announced in the final days of the Obama administration in November 2016. The National Highway Traffic Safety […] The post After a Year’s Delay, U.S. Decides All Electric Vehicles Must Make Noise by 2020 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

After Falling Out of Love, Porsche’s Diesel Divorce Is Now Complete
It always felt little odd whenever a diesel-powered Cayenne sidled up to you next to a stoplight. A Porsche that builds SUVs, we used to mull, and diesels, no less! The public’s discomfort with a German sports car maker entering the utility vehicle field is long gone, and we can now say the same for […] The post After Falling Out of Love, Porsche’s Diesel Divorce Is Now Complete appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

I Think i8 Can: Will a Refresh and Extra Range Give BMW’s Fading Eco Supercar a Boost?
When it went on sale in the latter part of 2014, BMW’s i8 was something of a sensation, though the enthusiasm had as much to do with the car’s jarring design as its technology. I seem to recall Tom Cruise tooling around Dubai in one, possibly in one of the 87 Mission Impossible films. Boasting […] The post I Think i8 Can: Will a Refresh and Extra Range Give BMW’s Fading Eco Supercar a Boost? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Lexus Is Pretty Confident Buyers Will Go Green If They Don’t Have to Pay the Price
As we told you last fall, Lexus took a hatchet to the price of its hybrid NX crossover for 2018, greatly narrowing the gap between it and its NX300 sibling. The model’s entry price fell by more than $2,000, essentially making the hybrid powertrain a $950 option on an all-wheel drive NX. It’s not a strategy […] The post Lexus Is Pretty Confident Buyers Will Go Green If They Don’t Have to Pay the Price appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Gets a Possible Mileage Boost; Plug-in Is Just Happy for the New Face
Hold on a minute, you’re thinking — you’re pretty sure you’ve seen this vehicle before. Yes, you have, as the conventional gas-powered 2018 Hyundai Sonata went on sale last summer with a revamped face, tail, and assorted other goodies. What didn’t launch alongside the refreshed midsize sedan was its hybrid and plug-in hybrid siblings, which […] The post 2018 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Gets a Possible Mileage Boost; Plug-in Is Just Happy for the New Face appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Why Bring Back the Insight? Because a Hybrid Civic Just Isn’t Done
Honda raised a few eyebrows by announcing the return of the Insight hybrid for 2019, this time as a larger and plusher four-door sedan. While the model holds the title of America’s first hybrid car, its groundbreaking status didn’t carry over into the model’s second generation, which, despite selling better than the two-seater first-gen model, […] The post Why Bring Back the Insight? Because a Hybrid Civic Just Isn’t Done appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Europe’s Growing Distaste for Diesel Is Great News for Hybrids – and an Opportunity for Toyota
In the first half of last year, the number of new vehicles sold in Europe with a diesel engine under the hood (or bonnet, depending on your port of call) fell below that of gasoline-powered vehicles. Spurred on by various tax incentives aimed at boosting national fuel economy, diesel’s popularity hit a high water mark […] The post Europe’s Growing Distaste for Diesel Is Great News for Hybrids – and an Opportunity for Toyota appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

2019 Honda Insight: America’s Oldest Hybrid Climbs the Social Ladder
Third time’s a charm, they say, and Honda surely hopes it’s true. As the third iteration of the on-again, off-again dedicated hybrid model, the newly enlarged 2019 Honda Insight is putting on airs and climbing up from the bottom of the automaker’s model lineup. For the coming model year, the reintroduced Insight will occupy the […] The post 2019 Honda Insight: America’s Oldest Hybrid Climbs the Social Ladder appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Charge It, Jeeves: Bentley to Unveil Bentayga Plug-In Hybrid
Making good on a statement made a year ago, Bentley will show a plug-in hybrid variant of its cross-eyed uniquely styled Bentayga at March’s Geneva Motor Show. This continues its expansion of a model that is already built with a 6.0-liter W12 and, in some markets, a 4.0-litre diesel V8. A gasoline-fuelled V8 is apparently […] The post Charge It, Jeeves: Bentley to Unveil Bentayga Plug-In Hybrid appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

2018: The Year You Might – Just Maybe – Buy Your First (Sort of) Electric Vehicle
The odds are still stacked against such a purchase, but next year stands to become the greatest year yet for vehicles not entirely powered by internal combustion. In its look at industry trends for 2018, Edmunds reveals a number of no-brainers: the passenger car segment continues its sad decline, luxury SUVs remain a massive growth […] The post 2018: The Year You Might – Just Maybe – Buy Your First (Sort of) Electric Vehicle appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Kia Niro Plug-in Looks to One-up the Toyota Prius Prime in One Key Way
Kia’s well-regarded Niro, the boxy, decent looking hybrid five-door that’s a cross between a crossover and a hatch (it doesn’t offer all-wheel drive), spawns a plug-in sibling for 2018. Positioned as a mainstream offering for green yet thrifty families, both Niro and Niro Plug-in offer more than 100 cubic feet of passenger volume in an incognito […] The post Kia Niro Plug-in Looks to One-up the Toyota Prius Prime in One Key Way appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Bigger, Classier Honda Insight to Bow in Prototype Form in Detroit
Sitting at the summit of the Honda vehicle range is the Acura NSX — a complex, advanced hybrid two-seater that goes like stink but can’t seem to find many takers. At the bottom, at least until 2014 models dried up sometime in 2015, was the Insight. Ah, the Insight. The model best remembered as the […] The post Bigger, Classier Honda Insight to Bow in Prototype Form in Detroit appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid First Drive – Star Captain Joins the Team
(In keeping with our goal of providing interesting and varied content, we sometimes bring you stories published by TTAC’s sister sites that we feel will satisfy your discerning tastes. This first drive review of Honda’s Clarity plug-in hybrid comes to us from a familiar name. It was first published by Hybrid Cars.) Honda has rolled […] The post 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid First Drive – Star Captain Joins the Team appeared first on The Truth About Cars.


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