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    Report: Audi may add plug-in hybrid A6, A8 and Q7 to range [w/poll]
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    Audi could be getting even more diverse with its powertrains for the A6, A8 and Q7, moving beyond offering just gas- and diesel-powered models and adding plug-in hybrid variants of the three luxury vehicles. The report comes from Indian Autos Blog, which spoke to Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Audi's ...

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    Spy Shots: Porsche Cayenne shows a bit more face, plug-in spotted
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    Porsche was first rumored to be working on a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the Cayenne over a year ago. However, we had never seen it, until now. The new model was caught almost completely undisguised while testing. In another stroke of luck, we got a glimpse of the upcoming facelift for ...

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    First Drive: 2015 McLaren P1 [w/video]
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    We have already raved about the Porsche 918 Spyder, and all indications suggest we'll be moved to dispense flowery Italian prose about the upcoming Ferrari LaFerrari (even if the name does sound like a skip on a 45-rpm record). In between these two hypercars comes this British mind-boggle better ...

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    Report: Toyota expects hybrids will soon reach 20-percent sales volume globally
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    Hybrids have come quite a long way from their roots as dull, slow, boring ecomobiles. Today, Porsche sells three hybrid models, one of which is the amazing 918 Spyder. BMW will soon sell four, including a low-slung, two-seat sports car. Even Ferrari and McLaren, full-fledged hypercar ...

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    ETC: How you can be part of an open-source Le Mans racer
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    Open-source software isn't a new thing, even in the world of racing. Just take a look at the gorgeous Project Cars video game to see what we mean. What is, unusual, though, is an open-source car. And we aren't just talking about any car - we're talking about an open-source Le Mans prototype. Oh ...

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    Report: Rolls-Royce planning plug-in hybrid
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    Rolls-Royce is not the first marque you'd think of when it comes to environmentally friendly transportation. Its cars are big – often the size of SUVs – and pack ginormous twelve-cylinder engines displacing over six and a half liters. Those upright Parthenon grilles can't be very ...

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    Geneva: The SsangYong XLV Concept shows a new look for the Korean brand
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    Korean automaker SsangYong used to have a reputation of building some of the least attractive cars in the world, but if its new XLV concept at the Geneva Motor Show is any indication, it may be putting that reputation behind it. That isn't saying that the crossover is a beauty, but it certainly ...

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    Geneva: Subaru makes a step toward production with Viziv 2
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    Subaru seems mighty invested in its Viziv crossover. It first showed its original concept at the Geneva Motor Show last year, then it presented an updated version, Viziv Evolution, at the Tokyo Motor Show, and now it's back with a newer and more production-look concept dubbed Viziv 2. Despite its ...

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    Geneva: Porsche 919 Hybrid revives Porsche's factory Le Mans efforts
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    After months of teasing with camouflaged testers, Porsche has finally unveiled its prototype entry for the 2014 World Endurance Championship, the 919 Hybrid. Porsche, you may recall, hasn't had campaigned a factory team at Le Mans in years, so the 919 is nothing less than their recommitment to ...

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    Official: Honda Insight finally, officially dead
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    Earlier this week, we told you that the Honda Insight was scheduled to get the axe – something that had been rumored for a long time. Now, Honda has officially confirmed that the Insight is being put out of our its misery. That's right, America's most affordable mass-produced hybrid will ...

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    Exclusive: Porsche's Mauer recalls the history of the 918 Spyder, hints about next-gen 911
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    The night before Porsche handed me the keys to its 2015 Macan to drive on both road and track, the company threw together a great dinner for the assembled media in Leipzig. Hosted in Porsche's spaceship-shaped customer delivery center in the eastern German town, I'll admit that I spent the bulk ...

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    Report: Honda pulling plug on slow-selling Insight hybrid [UPDATE]
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    Insight hasn't amounted to even a tenth of Prius sales, and well over half of those sold were JDM. It's been a rough ride for the Honda Insight, and now its journey appears to be at an end – word is that the five-door hybrid hatchback is going out of production. The Insight nameplate ...

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    Video: McLaren P1 prototype still sliding hard after 40,000 miles
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    Even if you're the manufacturer responsible for producing them, you don't just hand the keys over to a seven-figure supercar to just anyone. You hand-pick just the right man for the job. But even then, you still don't want to give him a brand-new car. Which could be why when McLaren invited Chris ...

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    Official: VW Golf GTE plugs in the GTI for guilt-free fun
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    It used to be that if you wanted a Golf-based hot hatch, you only had to know three letters: GTI. But these days, Volkswagen seems intent on offering a much broader array. There's the Golf R, the GTD and now this, the GTE. Set to be unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show (now less than two weeks ...

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    Report: Audi moves to patent electric Quattro and active-shutter wheels
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    Audi might have a few tricks up its sleeve for the coming years, with the Brits at Autocar uncovering a pair of patent filings made by the German luxury brand. The first is something we've seen before - wheel flaps - while the second is an evolution of one of Audi's trademark technologies. We ...

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    Recalls: Toyota recalling 1.9M Prius models globally for software update
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    Toyota has announced a set of voluntary recalls covering 960,000 Prius, RAV4, Tacoma and Lexus RX350 models in the United States to address two separate issues. Worldwide, Toyota will have to recall a total of 1.9 million Prius cars. The Prius recall affects about 700,000 2010-2014 models in the ...

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    Chicago: Refreshed Kia Optima Hybrid continues to blend good looks and efficiency
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    With all the excitement at the Kia stand surrounding the new Soul EV, it's easy to forget that there were other cars on display at the Korean marque's Chicago Auto Show display. The Niro Concept from the Frankfurt Motor Show made an appearance, but the other production model on display was the ...

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    Spy Shots: BMW 3 Series eDrive plug-in hybrid spotted in development
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    BMW has shown its commitment to the development of hybrid and electric powertrains in recent years, with vehicles in its ActiveHybrid range, electrics like its BMW ActiveE and range-extended EVs like the i3 and i8. Plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles are clearly top-of-mind for the German automaker. ...

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    Official: 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid shows its freshened face
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    Think back to the 2013 New York Auto Show, and you'll recall that the already attractive Kia Optima midsize sedan was re-schnozzed for the 2014 model year. The hybrid version was left alone, visually, though its powertrain was updated to provide more oomph and slightly better fuel economy. And ...

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    Official: Renault Kwid concept eyes India's youth market [w/videos]
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    The 2014 New Dehli Auto Expo is turning into a big show for tiny crossovers. Chevrolet showed off its Adra Concept, and here is Renault's quirky little Kwid Concept. In a great example of how important the Indian market is becoming, this is the first concept the French company has ever debuted ...

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