2016

 
Can Malibu Hybrid volume cut costs, kickstart sales for Chevy Volt?

Can Malibu Hybrid volume cut costs, kickstart sales for Chevy Volt?

General Motors is trying to get as much use as possible out of the current-generation Chevrolet Volt's plug-in hybrid powertrain. A very similar version without the plug is used in the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid now going on sale—and the Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid and Chinese-market Buick... read more

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2016 Tesla Model S

Updated 2016 Tesla Model S 90D now rated at 303 miles highway range

If 200-mile electric cars are the new black, then what does that make 300-mile electric cars? With the launch of the Chevy Bolt EV less than a year away, and 400,000... read more April 25, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

2016 Tesla Model X electric SUV: so about those falcon doors ...

It's unusual for a CEO to express doubts about a new vehicle he's just launching—especially if it's only the company's third-ever vehicle. But at a January presentation... read more April 25, 2016 by


 
2016 Ford Fusion Energi

Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid cash-back offer spikes for California buyers

When buying a car, sometimes you just have to be in the right place at the right time. When it comes to plug-in electric cars, the right place is often California, where... read more April 20, 2016 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Cruze

2016 Chevy Cruze gas mileage beats even previous Eco model

The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze EPA fuel-economy ratings beat those of all gasoline versions of the previous-generation model. The second-generation Cruze was unveiled last June... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
2016 Nissan Altima 2.5SL

2016 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL gas mileage review

Nissan made big waves a few years ago when it introduced its then-new 2013 Altima. On the side of a barn not too far from its Franklin, Tennessee, headquarters, the automaker... read more April 14, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X gets new 75D base version, replacing 70D that was never built

With a restyled Model S released yesterday and more than 300,000 reservations globally for its $35,000 Model 3 coming in 2018, Tesla Motors has had a busy, busy month. Almost... read more April 13, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

2016 Tesla Model S gets styling update, 48-amp charger, new interior options, $1,500 price increase (updated)

The Tesla Model S electric car, which went into production in June 2012, is getting its first styling updates in almost four years. The Silicon Valley carmaker said that... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Dodge Dart

2016 Dodge Dart lineup cut to 3 models as small sedan simplifies

As part of its revised, five-year plan, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced in January that it will end production of its smallest sedan, the compact Dodge Dart. Along... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X launch in Fremont, California

Tesla Model X recall to replace third-row seat backs after European safety test

Tesla Motors will recall 2,700 Model X electric crossover utility vehicles to replace seat backs in the third row after a recliner unexpectedly slipped during seat-strength... read more April 12, 2016 by


 
2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring

2016 Toyota Prius hybrid gets good IIHS, NHTSA crash safety scores

The 2016 Toyota Prius hybrid has already been on sale for a few months, but crash-test scores are just now being released. The fourth-generation Prius did well in both... read more April 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X with 2011 Tesla Roadster Sport, photographed by owner Bonnie Norman

Today you can spec any Tesla Model X version online

Once again Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has released some new product information, this time on the 2016 Tesla Model X electric crossover utility vehicle. And he did it via his... read more April 11, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X owned by Ron Merkord, March 2016  [photo: David Noland]

2016 Tesla Model X electric SUV first drive by Model S owner

Its maker is doing a great job these days of quarantining the new 2016 Tesla Model X electric crossover SUV from unwanted prying eyes. The only folks lucky enough to get up... read more April 7, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X trailer towing: how much range impact on electric SUV?

The Tesla Model X boasts towing capability beyond that of any other electric car. As with other crossover SUVs, it's expected that at least some Model X owners will use their... read more April 6, 2016 by


 
Japanese manga comic about Toyota Mirai  [from Motorfan: New Model Special Edition issue 502]

Toyota Mirai manga: hydrogen fuel cell beats electric cars, plug-in hybrids

Manga are comics created in Japan, conforming to a style set more than 100 years ago and still very much a part of popular culture. While they may look like no more than... read more March 25, 2016 by


 
2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Td6

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE Td6: fuel economy review of luxury diesel SUV

Buyer expectations of a silent, refined driving experience traditionally kept diesel engines out of the upper echelons of the automotive market, but times have definitely... read more March 10, 2016 by


 

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