Back in 2007 Toyota unveiled the FT-HS hybrid sports car, which previewed a successor to the much loved Toyota Supra. Almost seven years later a successor the Supra never happened, but now Toyota may be set to preview a new Supra at the Detroit Auto Show next month.
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Ok it's pretty obvious that the Honda Insight has been no match for the Toyota Prius in the hybrid wars, so we shouldn't be surprised to hear that the Insight may be going away. According to AutoblogGreen, the 2014 Honda Insight might be the last year for Honda's slow selling hybrid.
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While we still have to wait until 2015 to get behind the wheel of the next Acura NSX, Acura has announced that the Acura NSX concept is featured in Gran Turismo 6.
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The 2014 Lexus CT 200h has received a refresh with updated exterior styling and more standard features, but the best part is that the pricing for the CT 200h remains the same as last year at $32,050.
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MINI is reportedly mulling the idea of bringing a diesel-powered MINI Cooper to the U.S. based on the strong interest that its dealers have received. Over the past few years the U.S. has started to welcome new diesel models from VW, Audi and BMW, so there is a possibility that MINI could bring its diesel-powered Cooper to the U.S.
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If you've been patiently waiting for Volvo to bring the V60 diesel plug-in hybrid to the U.S., you'll be disappointed to hear that it's not going to happen. Instead Volvo has just confirmed that a gasoline plug-in hybrid system will arrive in the U.S. next year under the hood of the next-generation XC90 SUV.
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Toyota has unveiled the new hybrid version of the all-new Highlander. The all-new third-generation 2014 Highlander Hybrid is powered by a 3.5L V6 that is mated to an electric motor that has a combined output of 280 horsepower and will also get up to 28 mpg.
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Hyundai has announced that the Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle will arrive next spring and buyers can lease it for just $499 per month, which includes unlimited free hydrogen refueling. The Tucson fuel cell vehicle is based on the standard Tucson, but its fuel cell powertrain is capable of driving the Tucson for up to 300 miles with zero emissions.
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Next spring Acura is going to release the 2014 Acura RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD, which features a new 377-hp three-motor hybrid system. The RLX is the first Acura model to feature the new 377-hp hybrid system, which combines a V-6 engine with a new 7-speed dual clutch transmission with built-in electric motor and an electrically powered variant of Acura's torque-vectoring Super Handling All-Wheel Drive system.
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Porsche has announced that the 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder is even faster than Porsche initially thought it was. Porsche recently completed the final tuning measures and the result is that the 918 Spyder is now even faster.
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Volkswagen is bringing its CrossBlue Coupe SUV concept to the LA Auto Show next week. This isn't the first time we're seeing the CrossBlue Coupe, since it originally debuted at the Shanghai Motor Show last year.
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Volkswagen has just announced that the e-Golf, its first fully electric vehicle to go on sale in the U.S. will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. The 2015 e-Golf is going to arrive in the U.S. in late 2014. The e-Golf, which is based on the all-new Golf, will only be offered as a five-door, but its unique aluminum-alloy wheels and LED headlights will stand it apart from the other Golf models.
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Next year Kia is going to release a new electric version of the 2015 Kia Soul in the U.S. Kia has revealed that it expects the Soul EV to have a driving range over 120 miles.
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Lexus has announced that the refreshed 2014 Lexus CT 200h will be unveiled at the Guangzhou Motor Show on November 21. The 2014 CT 200h gets a new face with the Lexus "spindle grille" in addition to new wheels and a slightly tweaked rear end.
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Honda has announced plans to release a new fuel-cell electric vehicle in the U.S. and Japan in 2015. Now Honda is giving us a preview of the new FCEV, with the appropriately named FCEV concept, which is going to debut later this month at the LA Auto Show.
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Hyundai is currently working on a fuel cell version of its Tucson crossover, which will go on sale in the U.S. next year. Hyundai plans to produce 1,000 hydrogen-powered Tucsons, which will go on sale worldwide by 2015.
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The 2013 Tokyo Motor Show is only a few weeks away and this year Nissan is going to unveil the BladeGlider electric sports car concept at the show. The three-seater electric sports car concept was developed with form following function, but the best part is that it previews an upcoming production vehicle.
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Nissan's sales and marketing boss Andy Palmer has confirmed that the next-generation Nissan GT-R will use an electric motor to boost performance and lower the GT-R's emissions. t's win-win, and I'd expect to see some form of hybridization on the next generation of car," Palmer told Autocar.
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Toyota has unveiled the new FCV concept ahead of its debut at the Tokyo Motor Show later this month. The FCV concept is a concept version of the fuel cell vehicle that Toyota plans to release around 2015.
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The reviews of the new Acura RLX have been pretty lackluster, but hopefully the more powerful 2014 RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD will bring some excitement to Acura's flagship sedan. Acura has announced that the RLX Sport Hybrid SH-AWD is going to be on display at the LA Auto Show later this month before it joins the lineup in 2014.
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Tesla Model S owners on the west coast will love this! Tesla has announced the completion of its Supercharger Corridor on the west coast, which is a network of Tesla Supercharger stations that enable Model S owners to travel for free between San Diego, California and Vancouver, British Columbia.
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Last year Ford announced that the 2014 Ford Fiesta would be offered with its new 1.0L three-cylinder EcoBoost engine, which Ford expected would give the Fiesta the title of the most fuel efficient non-hybrid car available in the U.S. Well the EPA has just confirmed that the 2014 Fiesta with the 1.0L engine is rated at 45 mpg on the highway and 32 mpg in the city.
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Honda has already confirmed that the Acura NSX supercar will enter production in 2015, but it hasn't been announced what kind of price tag the NSX will have. Honda still hasn't released pricing details, but Honda development chief Ted Klaus recently told Autocar that the NSX will be priced around the same as the Porsche 911.
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Anyone who's ever driven an electric car or plug-in hybrid knows how annoying it is to deal with the long cord when it's time to recharge. Wireless induction charging will soon be a reality and Volvo has just released the results of a study on the new technology.
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Ok so the Honda CR-Z hybrid has been out for a few years now and even though Honda enthusiasts were hoping for a CRX successor, it's pretty clear the CR-Z is not a replacement for the fun little hatchback from the 1980's. So what is it? This question was something that I constantly grappled with the whole time I had the keys to the CR-Z. It's not as fuel efficient as a Prius, but it's definitely more fun than the Civic Hybrid. But who would buy it?
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Mazda is bringing a natural gas-powered version of the new Mazda3, the Mazda3 SKYACTIV-CNG Concept to the Tokyo Motor Show. The natural gas-powered Mazda3 is in response to the growing demand for CNG-powered vehicles.
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Early next year BMW's new electrified i3 and i8 models will begin arriving in showrooms, but based on the recent success of the Tesla Model S and the early orders for the i3, we can expect more i-branded models. BMW is reportedly coming up with its next i model, which could likely be called the i5, but it hasn't been decided if it will be a crossover or a sedan.
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This weekend fans of Nissan's ZEOD RC electric racecar in Japan will get to get up close and personal with the racecar. After eight months of development, design and construction the Nissan ZEOD RC electric racecar was unveiled today at the headquarters of Nissan's performance arm, NISMO, in Yokohama.
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GM has unveiled a new version of the 2015 Chevrolet Impala that can run on either gasoline or natural gas. GM is now the only automaker that will produce a full-size bi-fuel sedan, which will go on sale next summer. Up until now Honda was the only automaker to offer a natural gas sedan to consumers with the Civic Natural Gas.
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Although rental car companies like Enterprise and Hertz have started to offer electric cars in their rental car fleets, many renters have stayed away from them due to range anxiety concerns. Due to their limited driving range, renters are afraid they will simply run out of battery power.
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The 2014 BMW i3 doesn't go on sale in Europe until next month, but BMW has already reportedly received more than 8,000 orders for the new electric car. BMW originally planned on selling more than 10,000 i3s next year, but due to the early demand, BMW may boost production.
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Last week it was confirmed that Lexus is planning on releasing a facelifted version of the CT 200h hybrid, sometime in 2014. Now we have two new photos from a brochure that give us our first look at the refreshed hybrid.
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In a few months the much anticipated electrified 2014 Cadillac ELR is going to arrive in showrooms. Cadillac has just announced that it will start at $75,995 before any tax incentives. Is that too much?
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The 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show is only just over a month away. The show has just announced that there will be 22 new models having their world debut at the show, making for a total of 56 vehicle debuts overall. One of those new models will be a BMW 4 Series Hybrid, according to the show.
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Toyota has announced the pricing for the 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-in hybrid, which starts at $29,990, over $2,000 less than the 2013 model. The top version of the plug-in, the Prius Plug-in Advanced gets an even bigger price cut to $34,905, which is $4,620 less than the 2013 model.
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Nissan has announced the pricing for the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder, which starts at $28,850. The current Pathfinder debuted only a year ago, but Nissan has given the 2014 model a few package upgrades. The 2014 Pathfinder also sees the introduction of the Pathfinder Hybrid.
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Subaru has released the pricing for the 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid, which is its first ever hybrid model. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid arrives later this year and starts at $25,995. The XV Crosstrek Hybrid is powered by a 2.0L boxer engine with a 13 horsepower electric motor integrated into the CVT transmission.
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At the Frankfurt Motor Show earlier this month, BMW unveiled the Concept X5 eDrive, which was a plug-in hybrid version of the new X5. The concept was a preview of the upcoming X5 hybrid. BMW has now revealed to Motoring that the production version is in the works, although we don't know when it will be released.
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Early next year GM is going to release the 2014 Cadillac ELR coupe, which borrows its electric powertrain from the Chevy Volt. GM CEO recently stated that it hopes to position Cadillac to take on Tesla Motors, who is making waves in the electric segment with its Model S sedan.
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Honda has announced the pricing for the 2014 Accord Hybrid, which starts at $29,155. The Accord Hybrid gets up to 50 mpg in the city and will be offered in three grades: Hybrid, Hybrid EX-L and Hybrid Touring.
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