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Official Hyundai For 2020 Model Year - 2019 To 2020 Spec and Option Changes

Official Hyundai For 2020 Model Year - 2019 To 2020 Spec and Option Changes

Below is a summary of changes to the Hyundai lineup for 2020 model year for the most up-to-date Hyundai vehicle lineup news. ... Continue reading

CATL and Toyota Form Comprehensive Partnership for New Energy Vehicle Batteries

CATL and Toyota Form Comprehensive Partnership for New Energy Vehicle Batteries

Using technologies acquired through the development of batteries and electrified vehicles, the agreement includes not only the supply of batteries, but also consideration to the evolution and development of batteries for a wide range of fields such as - Development and supply of batteries for New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) ... Continue reading

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid Review By John Heilig

2019 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid Review By John Heilig

REVIEWED MODEL: 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-In Hybrid ENGINE: 2.0-liter Boxer 4 TRANSMISSION: Lineartonic CVT HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 123 hp @ 5,600 rpm (148 combined horsepower)/134 lb.-ft. @ 4,400 rpm WHEELBASE: 104.9 in. ... Continue reading

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV S-AWC Review By Andrew Frankl

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV S-AWC Review By Andrew Frankl

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV S-AWC Review. A very dear friend of mine has just joined the company from a rival brand. Looking forward to the challenge he said and a challenge it will be. ... Continue reading

Close-up Look 55 MPG 2020 Honda Insight Hybrid - Specs, Dimensions, Capacities, Prices, Options

Close-up Look 55 MPG 2020 Honda Insight Hybrid - Specs, Dimensions, Capacities, Prices, Options

2020 Honda Insight begins arriving at dealerships tomorrow with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP1) of $22,930 (excluding $930 destination and handling). With a an EPA-rated 55 mpg2 city fuel economy (LX, EX) in combination with premium sedan design and driving performance, Insight brings the style consumer ... Continue reading

New Brazilian Toyota Corolla Hybrid Will Run On Ethanol, Electric or Gasoline

New Brazilian Toyota Corolla Hybrid Will Run On Ethanol, Electric or Gasoline

For 22 years, Toyota Motor Corp. has made hybrid cars that don’t require drivers to choose between running on gas or electricity. In October it will add a third option: ethanol. ... Continue reading

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review By Larry Nutson

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Review By Larry Nutson

Auto industry sales in the U.S. for the first half or 2019 are generally down. And, that trend is forecasted to continue for the remainder of this year and into the next couple succeeding years. ... Continue reading

2019 Lexus ES 300h Luxury Review by David Colman - It's E15 Approved

2019 Lexus ES 300h Luxury Review by David Colman - It's E15 Approved

A marvel of technology dedicated to saving fuel, but consigning you to travel in the slow lane. If the Toyota Camry is the bread and butter sedan at Toyota, then the new Lexus ES 300h, which is based on the latest hybrid Camry, represents the croissant and brie entry chez Lexus. Fit, finish and price distinguish the ne ... Continue reading

2002 Way Back Event: GM's Wagoner Explains Hybrid AUTOnomy Vehicle

2002 Way Back Event: GM's Wagoner Explains Hybrid AUTOnomy Vehicle

FOR RELEASE: January 7, 2002 Unique combination of technology would reshape industry DETROIT –When Rick Wagoner, President and CEO of General Motors Corp., asked a simple "What if?" question, the answer he got surprised even him. It's a futuristic concept vehicle called AUTOnomy. "We started with the premise, 'Wh ... Continue reading

2019 Lexus LS 500 - Living The Life Of Luxury Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

2019 Lexus LS 500 - Living The Life Of Luxury Review by Larry Nutson +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

The Lexus LS was made longer, lower and wider with the 2018 re-do. It now rides on 123-inch wheelbase and stretches out at 206.1 inches in overall length. The LS covers up a good bit of real estate but on the plus side there’s plenty of room in the cabin to travel in comfort. ... Continue reading

AUTO LAB TALK RADIO LIVE FROM NYC, Saturday July 6, 2019 WNYM Radio AM 970 7-9 AM

AUTO LAB TALK RADIO LIVE FROM NYC, Saturday July 6, 2019 WNYM Radio AM 970 7-9 AM

Auto Lab is a 28 year old interactive automotive-focused New York area radio call-in show hosted by Professor Harold Wolchok. Each week a cadre of experienced hands-on automotive experts are in-studio with advice for the New York area's 12 million people, providing listeners with honest, practical and street-smart car ... Continue reading

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review by Larry Nutson - It's E15 Approved

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Review by Larry Nutson - It's E15 Approved

2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid 35 years later By Larry Nutson Executive Producer and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel (DSC_4779) The Pacifica plug-in Hybrid has a battery-powered all-electric range of 32 miles. When it arrived for my evaluation drive the battery charge was depleted after its 45 mile trip to ... Continue reading

Auto Channel Exclusive: See Greenest Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles (2019-2000), Includes MPG, Air Pollution Score and Greenhouse Gas Score

Auto Channel Exclusive: See Greenest Most Fuel Efficient Vehicles (2019-2000), Includes MPG, Air Pollution Score and Greenhouse Gas Score

This Green Vehicle Guide will help you find the most fuel-efficient (MPG) car or truck that meets your vehicle needs. ... Continue reading

2019 Toyota Avalon Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

2019 Toyota Avalon Review By Larry Nutson +VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

2019 Toyota Avalon Flagship with more excitement By Larry Nutson Senior Editor and Bureau Chief Chicago Bureau The Auto Channel The restaurant parking valet handed me the keys to a Toyota. “I’m driving a Lexus” said I. He looked at me in puzzlement. ... Continue reading

2019 Honda Insight 4dr Touring Hybrid Review by David Colman + VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

2019 Honda Insight 4dr Touring Hybrid Review by David Colman + VIDEO - It's E15 Approved

A Green-vehicle review for car shoppers concerned with fuel economy, hybrid vehicles, electric vehicles and gasoline and diesel exhaust emissions. The Insight returns to the market as a revamped, hybrid version built on the Civic platform Honda introduced in 2018. This amalgamation gives the Insight a fresh lease on li ... Continue reading

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