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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.

With These Sales, It’s No Wonder Porsche Wants a Plug-in 911
It’ll be a long time before Porsche removes any hint of internal combustion from its beyond-iconic 911. The flat-six is safe for the next decade or so. However, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume says the company wants a plug-in hybrid version, hopefully by 2023 — when the next-generation model reaches its mid-cycle update. “It will be […] The post With These Sales, It’s No Wonder Porsche Wants a Plug-in 911 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

2019 Jeep Cherokee Gets New Engine to Go With New Face
We know from spy photos that the refreshed 2019 Jeep Cherokee will (finally) ditch its awkward stacked headlamps, instead adopting a conventional setup that doesn’t make the vehicle look like it’s squinting. The look is more in keeping with the second-generation Compass and Grand Cherokee. Expect very little outcry over this sensible and long overdue […] The post 2019 Jeep Cherokee Gets New Engine to Go With New Face appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

As Promised, a Plug-in Kia Niro Arrives Before the New Year
It’s strange that the Kia Stinger — an aggressively styled, rear-drive, twin-turbocharged sport sedan — would get so much limelight when there’s a new Kia Niro Plug-in Hybrid to drool over. All right, that’s the one and only joke we’ll have at the well-regarded Niro’s expense. Obviously, there’ll be little cross-shopping between these two models, as […] The post As Promised, a Plug-in Kia Niro Arrives Before the New Year appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

BMW Developing Hybrid M Cars, Whether It Wants to or Not
There’s a reason BMW’s M sub-brand is the performance division all other automakers strive to copy. Few letters hold as much clout as “M.” That one little addition to a BMW’s model name promises an overly generous heaping of horsepower, handling, and general sporting prowess. Continuing to this day, “M” ensures buyers of the presence […] The post BMW Developing Hybrid M Cars, Whether It Wants to or Not appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Another Hybrid Bites the Dust: Toyota Prius V Packs It in After VI Model Years
Okay, the “V” stood for “versatility,” but the largest Toyota Prius family member’s obvious usefulness hasn’t earned it a lasting place in the American automotive landscape. After arriving for the 2012 model year, the lengthened hybrid, which boasted 50 percent more interior volume than its Prius sibling, will disappear from the U.S. after 2017. Early […] The post Another Hybrid Bites the Dust: Toyota Prius V Packs It in After VI Model Years appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

New Subaru WRX STI to Deploy Hybrid Technology?
In an effort to reduce emissions, Subaru is putting everything on the table in terms of its performance-focused WRX STI. Keeping in mind your humble author is directly translating an interview given to a Dutch website (an activity which requires all of his brainpower), it seems there’s more than a passing chance that the next […] The post New Subaru WRX STI to Deploy Hybrid Technology? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Nissan Looks Ready to Bring e-Power to Its American Fleet
There’s no confirmation just yet, but all signs are pointing to the eventual introduction of Nissan’s novel e-Power hybrid system in its U.S. lineup. We say “novel” because the system isn’t like any gas-electric setup currently on the road. Think of it as a way to cheaply reduce emissions without the worries of limited electric […] The post Nissan Looks Ready to Bring e-Power to Its American Fleet appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Low Energi: Production Ends on Ford’s C-Max Plug-in, With Hybrid to Follow
It’s a near-silent swan song for a duo of electrified Ford models. The Ford C-Max, which debuted in late 2012 in both hybrid and plug-in hybrid form, hit its sales peak during its first full year on the market, declining every year since. As Ford Motor Company shakes up its U.S. production landscape — ironically, […] The post Low Energi: Production Ends on Ford’s C-Max Plug-in, With Hybrid to Follow appeared first on The Truth About Cars.


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