New-car smell is in the air today. Find out why the 2016 Toyota Prius will face its toughest hybrid competition ever, and peruse the specs of the 2015 Jeep Renegade before it goes on sale. Also, see why car ownership is declining in Europe. All this and more on Green Car Reports.

The 2015 Jeep Renegade subcompact crossover goes on sale in Europe next week, with U.S. sales to follow in December or January.

See how ultracapacitors could save start-stop systems from angry consumers.

The upcoming 2016 Toyota Prius promises to be sportier than before, but it will also face stiff competition in an expanded hybrid segment.

Car ownership rates plunge in Europe as interest turns to smartphones. Find out why this probably won't happen in the U.S. for the time being.

Spec your own plug-in hybrid coupe with the 2015 BMW i8 online configurator.

Second time's the charm, apparently. The 2015 Volkswagen Jetta improves its Insurance Institute for Highway Safety small overlap frontal impact crash-test score with handful of changes over the 2014 model.

Finally, a new Porsche Panamera plug-in hybrid is on its way with improved batteries. Check out our spy shots of the next-generation sedan.


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