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The 2015 Volvo XC90 is Sweden’s most powerful model ever

Finally! After one generation and twelve consecutive years of production and counting (Volvo will continue producing the first generation XC90 in China as the XC Classic), Sweden’s full-size seven-seater luxury crossover is here and ready to take the market by storm. Meet the 2015 Volvo XC90. Sporting a completely new look and an all-new backbone, Volvo’s Scalable […]

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Report: Another rumor points to BMW turbo four and supercapacitors for new Supra revival

Another rumor is out from Motoring.com, who claims that the new Toyota Supra successor is set to be revealed in the next few years. BMW and Toyota’s collaboration isn’t news, but everyone seems to be shooting speculation out of their arses, left and right, and this latest development is not much different. For this report, BMW […]

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Report: Audi has no intent to compete against BMW and Tesla in race for EVs

Audi doesn’t seem to be phased by BMW’s and Tesla’s growing battle to produce luxury EVs according to UK’s WhatCar. Instead, Audi still stands by their investments into plug-in hybrid technology since apparently their customers prefer that over normal EVs, according to Audi’s Rupert Stadler, who spoke with the magazine. After some market research, Stadler said […]

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BMW announces research and development for wireless inductive charging system

BMW officially announced to be working on a new wireless inductive charging system for their plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles, like the i3 and the i8. The system is planned to arrive later this year and will consist of a floor-mounted base plate with a lightweight charging coil that sits at the bottom of the […]

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Volvo confirms 2015 XC90 “T8″ plug-in hybrid with 400hp turbo-four

Volvo is preparing to unleash one of its most crucial and highly-anticipated models: the 2015 XC90 crossover, especially since the current and first generation model has been with us for over 10 years. Despite its age, it remains to be a top and popular choice among the crossover SUV crowd. But the new second generation […]

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Report: 2015 Mazda 2 may be getting a plug-in hybrid with a rotary engine

Australian media, Motoring.com, reports that Mazda may be making a plug-in hybrid out of the incoming Mazda 2 with an accompanying rotary engine. Mazda has yet to follow up with a new generation rotary following the RX-8 sports coupe and rumors have been floating around ever since about a successor with no official indication for the […]

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Report: Subaru planning a supposed SVX revival with hybrid six-cylinder boxer

Australian media, Motoring.com, reports that Subaru is apparently in the works with a possible SVX revival. The SVX was originally a two-door sports coupe built from 1991-1996 and was designed by Giugiaro. This could mean that the Japanese sports car wars are heating up again. Word is that the SVX could feature a shooting-brake design while […]

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Report: 2015 Volkswagen Passat teased, to debut next month

Volkswagen released a teaser of what could be the next generation 2015 Passat on the web. Set to debut next month, the new model takes on a more dramatic design and style and it’s obvious that some new headlight designs are in the works, complete with LED strips. Additionally, we can see a very raked […]

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2014 Beijing: Bentley reveals their first ever Hybrid Concept in Beijing

Just as we walk out of the New York International Auto Show Press Days, China walks into their Beijing Auto Show. And to kick off one of the main debuts at this year’s festivities, Bentley revealed their first ever Hybrid Concept that looks nearly production ready, being based off of a Mulsanne. It is of […]

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BMW reveals X5 plug-in hybrid prototype in testing

BMW officially announced to offer an X5 plug-in hybrid, after confirming the research and development testing with current prototypes. The model was first teased with the Concept X5 eDrive, featuring a TwinPower Turbo four-banger gas engine mated to an electric motor with BMW’s latest xDrive all-wheel drive system. Working in tandem together, 0-62 mph happens […]

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