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.
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.