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    Official: Volvo reveals 400-hp twin-charged PHEV power for new XC90 [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: An earlier version of this post indicated that the larger of the conventional diesel engines was a five-cylinder. However all three powertrains announced for the upcoming new XC90 are actually four-cylinder engines. The text has been updated accordingly. Volvo rolled in to new territory ...

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    Motorsports: Students target Nürburgring record with hybrid racing prototype [UPDATE]
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    UPDATE: We've received and uploaded high-resolution images from InMotion to replace the previous low-res gallery. We talk about Nürburgring lap records all the time around here, but they're always qualified by some category or another: for production cars, for sedans, for front-drive ...

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    Report: Volvo still undecided on offering plug-in hybrid versions of all models
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    The automotive world is only a few months away from getting its first real glimpse at Volvo's big gamble with the unveiling of the next-generation XC90 (pictured above as the Concept XC Coupe). We're already getting a preview of the revolutionary upgrades with the introduction of the Swede's ...

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    Report: 4th-gen Toyota Prius production delayed by 6 months
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    If you were holding off buying a new car in anticipation of the fourth-generation Toyota Prius arriving in 2015, your wait might be a little longer. Company insiders are claiming that production of the bestselling hybrid is being pushed back from spring to possibly as late as December 2015. ...

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    Translogic: Translogic 153: 2015 BMW i8
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    The 2015 BMW i8 is the second model in the Bavarian automaker's eco-friendly i-branded lineup. The i8's plug-in hybrid powertrain combines a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine with a 96-kilowatt electric motor to make 357 horsepower and 420 pound-feet of torque. Together, this ...

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    Official: Lexus has big expectations for small NX crossover
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    One has to wonder why it took so long for Lexus to enter the hotly contested compact premium crossover market. The brand itself projects some 36,000 sales for its brand-new NX, which is set to go on sale in the US in November. Add that potential to the 100,000-plus RX crossovers it sells annually ...

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    Exclusive: Acura ILX Hybrid discontinued for 2015 [UPDATE]
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    Earlier today, Acura issued a press release detailing its entry-level 2015 ILX range, but something was missing. Honda's luxury arm listed all of the information about the naturally aspirated 2.0-liter and 2.4-liter ILX models, but nothing was said about the Hybrid – a model that, when we ...

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    Report: Ferrari builds one-off hybrid F12 TRS roadster
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    When Ferrari makes an open-top version of one of its V12 super-GTs, it typically comes in particularly low production numbers. Maranello only made 448 examples of the 550 Barchetta Pininfarina, 559 of the 575 Superamerica and 599 units of the 599 SA Aperta. What we have here, however, is not just ...

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    Motorsports: Audi to enter third R18 following Loic Duval's huge crash
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    When we saw the picture above yesterday, our first thought went to driver Loic Duval. After hearing that he, miraculously, walked away from the annihilated heap that had been the number one Audi R18 e-tron Quattro, our next thought went Audi's hopes in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. With the ...

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    Official: Ford lowers MPG ratings on six vehicles
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    Ford has announced that it will be lowering the fuel economy ratings on a number of its 2013 and 2014 model year vehicles after an error was discovered in the company's internal testing data. The EPA has been notified. Worryingly for Ford, the vast majority of the vehicles affected are hybrids, ...

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    Rumormill: Subaru SVX to be resurrected with hybrid power?
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    Salt. Get the salt. A new report out of Australia is claiming that Subaru is working on a new SVX. Yes, seriously. Now, this is not feasible for a pair of huge reasons. First, the demand for a two-door Subaru, as we've seen with the BRZ, has not been tremendous. Second, the original SVX was a ...

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    Study: Has the auto industry hit peak hybrid?
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    Hybrids are known for their great fuel economy and low emissions, but it looks like given current market conditions, only about three percent of new car consumers are willing to pay the premium for them. A new study from IHS/Polk finds that the hybrid market share among overall US auto sales are ...

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    Video: Audi R18 suffers huge crash during Le Mans practice, driver conscious and alert
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    Loic Duval, driver of the #1 Audi R18 E-tron Quattro, suffered a massive crash today during free practice for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Duval's car reportedly went off track backwards at high speed near the Porsche Curves and flew into the retaining fence. There is no video of the actual crash at ...

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    Video: Tom Kristensen walks through a perfect lap of Le Mans in Forza 5
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    One of the best ways of learning a new track, aside from driving it, is to hear someone that's intimately familiar with it give you a good walkthrough. That's just what you'll get here, as the winningest driver in 24 Hours of Le Mans history, Tom Kristensen, walks you through the Circuit de la ...

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    Video: LaFerrari, McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and Agera R take to Assen
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    It's the show-down (sort of) we've all been waiting for. The battle of the hybrid hypercars from the performance powerhouses of Europe: Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder. No one publication has managed to get their hands on all three just yet, but this video has – and ...

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    Report: Toyota to start production of hydrogen vehicles in December
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    Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will be in showrooms sooner than planned, the Japan Times reporting that production will commence in mid-December with the sedan following "by the end of this year." No reason was given for the new timeline; Toyota has been saying all along that we'd see it in ...

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    Report: Next Nissan GT-R to take cues from GT-R LM Nismo Le Mans entry
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    For those wondering why Nissan named its coming Le Mans Prototype the GT-R LM Nismo, colliding the two worlds of sports car and prototype racing, an article in Autocar might have the answer. The deeper union is explained by saying that the next-generation GT-R will use "hybrid technology that ...

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    Official: Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo is long on name, longer on hotness [w/video]
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    Consider the floodgates open on the Vision Gran Turismo movement. Following up on the BMW Vision Gran Turismo and Volkswagen GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo from earlier this month, Mitsubishi's contribution to the range of concept cars has made its debut. This is the Concept XR-PHEV Evolution ...

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    Report: McLaren going all-hybrid within ten years
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    There's a lot that's ground-breaking in the McLaren P1, not the least of it being its mind-bending performance. But so is its hybrid powertain. Aside from its Formula One racers, the P1 is the first hybrid McLaren ever made. But it won't be the last. Speaking with CEO Mike Flewitt, Edmunds ...

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    Quick Spin: 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid
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    Infiniti launched its seven-passenger JX crossover for the 2013 model year with the automaker's familiar 3.5-liter V6 as standard equipment. For 2014, the model was renamed the QX60, and a new variant packing a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain joined the lineup. (For those interested in the ...

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