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Porsche 918 Spyder is Sold Out, US Grabs 1/3 of its Production


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That’s it, ladies and gentlemen: the last of the three hybrid hypercars that was still available to order, the Porsche 918 Spyder, was sold as of November 10. If you missed out, you’ll have to wait for one to come out, sooner or later, in the “used” market – and with a hefty premium.

All-New Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Unveiled in Korea, Detroit Debut for US Model


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Hyundai has unveiled the hybrid version of the all-new Sonata sedan in Seoul, Korea, with the model’s highlight being the fuel consumption of 18.2 km/l (5.5 l/100 km or 42.8 mpg US).

Next-Gen Toyota Prius Underwent a Last Minute Redesign


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Toyota’s newfound focus on the design of its cars has also reached the slightly awkward-looking Prius.

Apparently, the final design proposal for the vehicle was turned down last year by the company’s top execs, who are clearly acting to uphold the company president’s desire to hold design in high regard.

Lamborghini Asterion to Make it into Production After All?


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When the Asterion concept was revealed at the Paris Auto Show, it received a warm welcome from the press and the audience alike. However, the first hybrid Lamborghini is, according to brand CEO Stephan Winkelman, nothing but a “technological demonstrator” and will not enter production.

Plug-In Hybrid Diesel Model Confirmed for Upcoming Audi Q7


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Audi will merge diesel and plug-in hybrid technology with the second-generation Audi Q7, which will debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.

Volvo Details XC90 T8 Plug-In Hybrid, Returns 2.5 L/100 KM or 59 MPGe


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Volvo has released full details about its range-topping XC90 T8 plug-in hybrid seven-seater SUV that delivers a combined output of 400 hp and 640 Nm (472 lb-ft) of torque.

Riding Shotgun in a Porsche 918 Spyder: Just Listen to That V8


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The Porsche 918 Spyder is, like its direct rivals, the Ferrari LaFerrari and the McLaren P1, a new breed of hybrid hypercars that feature an EV mode for emissions-free, eco-friendly driving around town.

Future RenaultSport Models May Feature Hybrid Tech


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It would be wrong to not be excited at the prospect of electrically-enhanced hot hatches from RenaultSport. They won’t happen right away, but according to a report based on insider information, the idea is definitely valid and being analyzed.

Surprised? All 32 Ferrari FXX Ks Sold Out Despite $2.7 Million Price Tag


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As it usually happens with all rare Ferraris, if you’re planning on buying one after the official launch event you’re too late. Ferrari is going to build 32 FXX K laboratory cars and they’re all sold out.

The BMW i8 is Top Gear’s 2014 Car of the Year


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The i8 a sports car alright and, at the same time, it’s a whole different kind of sports car: less adrenaline-inducing perhaps, yet extremely capable and eco-friendly. Thus it won Top Gear’s 2014 Car of the Year award, fencing off some stiff competition.

Tesla Model S Tops Consumer Reports’ 2014 Buyer Survey [w/Video]


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Would you buy your current car again? That’s a tough one, but it shows how satisfied a car owner is with his current set of wheels – and the Tesla Model S topped Consumer Reports’ survey for the second year in a row.

1,050PS Ferrari FXX K Is a LaFerrari on Steroids


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Ferrari is previewing the track-exclusive FXX K hypercar ahead of its world debut next weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Just like its predecessor, the Enzo-based FXX, the FXX K is a “laboratory car,” part of a research and development program. The letter K is a reference to the “KERS” kinetic energy recovery system it adopts in order to maximize its track performance.

Blue Sets Off Porsche 918 Spyder Very Nicely


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As far as color changes that dramatically alter/improve a car’s look, these blue Porsche 918s prove just how dramatic they can be. Yes, you immediately notice it’s a 918, but up until this point we’d only really seen silver and white ones and that was it.

Honda Launches New Grace Hybrid Sedan Based on Fit in Japan [50 Photos]


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Honda today began sales of the all-new Jazz / Fit -based Grace Hybrid at dealerships across Japan. According to Honda, the compact sedan combines the handling and fuel economy of a compact vehicle with the spacious cabin of an upper-middle-class sedan.

BMW Reportedly Readying 500hp i8s to Celebrate Centenary in 2016


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In two years, BMW will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Any way you slice it, that’s a very important milestone and the Munich-based automaker plans to unveil a special model as a gift to itself.

New Honda NSX Sold Out in the UK Before Even Being Shown in Public


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Although we have yet to see the final production form of the upcoming Honda NSX, the hybrid supercar is already sold out in the UK.

Ford Starts New Mondeo Hybrid Production in Europe [w/Video]


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Ford has begun production of its first hybrid electric car sold in Europe, the all-new Mondeo Hybrid.

Built at Ford’s plant in Valencia, Spain, the Mondeo Hybrid combines a specially-developed 2.0-liter petrol engine with two electric motors and 1.4 kWh lithium-ion battery for a combined fuel consumption of 4.2 l/100 km (56 mpg US) and average CO2 emissions of 99 g/km.

BMW Previews 245PS Plug-In Hybrid Model Based on Facelifted 3-Series


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BMW has released details about the upcoming 3-Series Plug-In Hybrid model at the BMW Group Innovation Days 2014. Based on the upcoming facelift of the 3-Series lineup, the plug-in hybrid version combines a four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine with an electric motor and an 8-speed Steptronic transmission.

Subaru 2015 XV Crosstrek Prices Start from US$21,595


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A month ago, Subaru unveiled its revamped 2015MY XV Crosstrek, detailing its changes. Today it released the compact crossover’s pricing in the US market, which begins at US$21,595 and US$25,995 (excluding destination and delivery) for the gasoline and hybrid models respectively.

2016 Chevrolet Volt Teased Once Again, Gets GPS-Based Charging System


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GM has invited current Chevrolet Volt owners to an event in Hollywood where they were able to take a look at the 2016 model, scheduled to debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.