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Scion iM Concept Car Teased Before Los Angeles Auto Show Debut

Scion iM Concept Car Teased Before Los Angeles Auto Show Debut

Established 10 years ago to attract young, hip buyers, Toyota's Scion brand hasn't been attracting much of anyone lately. Its sales have remained low even as the new-car market has surged. It's not just buyers that are ignoring Scion. Toyota has let the brand's volume models--the xB and xD... read more

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Toyota C-HR concept, 2014 Paris Auto Show

Toyota To Launch Subcompact Utility Vehicle As Nissan Juke Competitor

Subcompact SUVs, which often blur the line between crossovers and all-wheel drive hatchbacks, are growing increasingly popular all over the globe. In the U.S., models like... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
2014 Cadillac ELR 2-door Coupe Grille

Cadillac To Offer All-Electric Car As Well As Plug-In Hybrid, ELR Successor

While General Motors' plug-in electric cars are in a bit of a sales lull this fall, the company has an expanding number of plug-in products planned for years to come. The... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan at Aspen Ideas Festival  [photo: Riccardo Savi]

Want A Toyota Fuel-Cell Vehicle A Year From Now? Bid For It!

Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle doesn't go on sale until late next year, but there's at least one way to get a chance of getting one when it does. The carmaker will give... read more October 12, 2014 by 


 
2015 Nissan Leaf

2017 Nissan Leaf: Will Less 'EVness' Make It More Appealing?

What will the next-generation 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car look like? No actual photos, or even teasers, have yet been released. Despite that, we're gradually getting a... read more October 8, 2014 by 


 
Photo from Tesla 'D' tweet by Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, October 1, 2014

Elon Musk Tweets Tesla To Unveil 'D' On Oct 9th: Our Guesses

Do you ever get the sense that Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has fun in his job? Last night, at 6:31 pm Pacific time, he tweeted a photo with the caption, "About time to unveil... read more October 2, 2014 by 


 
2015 Toyota Prius Liftback

2016 Toyota Prius Hybrid: Sportier, But Facing New Competition

Time was, the Toyota Prius hybrid was the unquestioned technology champion and king of the fuel-efficiency battles. No longer, though. Now, as Toyota starts to plan for the... read more September 24, 2014 by 


 
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S, 2014 Paris Auto Show

2016 Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Revealed At Paris Motor Show

Pity poor Mitsubishi, whose Outlander Plug-In Hybrid has been on sale in Europe and Asia for almost two years. But the plug-in hybrid SUV's U.S. debut has been delayed... read more September 23, 2014 by 


 
Nissan lithium-ion cell fabrication & battery pack assembly at Nissan plant in Smyrna, Tennessee

Nissan's Electric-Car Battery Future: Will It Be With LG Chem?

Nissan is set to close electric-car battery plants in England and the U.S. and turn to Korean maker LG Chem for some batteries. Or perhaps not. A startling and exclusive... read more September 16, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Colorado, 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show

Will Smaller Pickups Be More Popular Than Carmakers Expect?

Sometimes it's the throwaway lines that carry the most interesting news. In a routine report on August sales of new cars and trucks last Wednesday, The Detroit News had this... read more September 8, 2014 by 


 
2015 Buick Envision (Chinese spec)

2015 Buick Envision Compact Crossover Unveiled In China

General Motors unveiled its new 2015 Buick Envision at the 2014 Chengdu Auto Show in China on Monday, giving us an advance look at a premium compact crossover likely to be... read more September 3, 2014 by 


 
Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan at Aspen Ideas Festival  [photo: Riccardo Savi]

Will The Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan Target The Tesla Model S?

Imagine a smooth, quiet, comfortable largish sedan that emits nothing, with a range of 250 miles or more--one that pegs its driver as a person in the vanguard of advanced... read more August 28, 2014 by 


 
Excerpt of rendering by Auto Express of possible design for 2017 Nissan Leaf electric car

2017 Nissan Leaf Renderings: How Conservative Will Design Be?

It's long been acknowledged that the current Nissan Leaf electric car is a radical and distinctive design, just as the landmark 2004 Toyota Prius hybrid was. But some portion... read more August 27, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4 Limited

Ford, Hyundai Dedicated Hybrids To Target 2016 Toyota Prius?

It's been a quiet period for hybrid news lately, with the 2016 Toyota Prius launch delayed and still more than a year away. But further down the road, it appears that both... read more August 25, 2014 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Spark EV  -  First Drive, Portland, July 2013

GM's 200-Mile Electric Sonic EV For 2017: What We Know So Far: UPDATED

The arrival of a moderately-priced battery electric car with a rated range of 200 miles will change the entire market for plug-in vehicles. When that will happen, and from... read more August 24, 2014 by 


 
2014 Volkswagen XL1 (European model)

Four-Seat Volkswagen 'XL2' Diesel Plug-In Hybrid Coming?

For a two-seat car priced at more than $100,000, not sold in North America, and with just 250 built, the Volkswagen XL1 gets an extraordinary amount of attention. That's due... read more August 20, 2014 by 


 
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