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12 Best Hybrid Cars

12 Best Hybrid Cars

Jaclyn Trop | U.S. News & World Report These Are the Top Hybrid Cars in Our Rankings Modern hybrid cars have come a long way since the Toyota Prius launched here in 2000. Now several manufacturers make a gas-electric version of their bestselling sedans and SUVs, from the Toyota Avalon sedan to the Chrysler Pacifica minivan to the lavish Porsche Cayenne. U.S. News & World Report evaluated of dozens of data points to determine which hybrids sit atop the heap. Read ahead to learn more about the best hybrid cars. Keep in mind that U.S. News scores are constantly updated based on the latest expert reviews and data. Read more atRead entire story

2017 Subaru BRZ Review | Charming Sports Coupe Offers Affordable Fun

2017 Subaru BRZ Review | Charming Sports Coupe Offers Affordable Fun

inside dealerships the 2017 subaru brz might look like it doesn’t belong. not only has this now-lightly facelifted affordable sports coupe been around since 2012, over which time most subaru models have been renewed, but it also utilises rear-wheel-drive within a lineup that heavily spruiks an all-wheel-drive advantage. arguably the brz – twin to the toyota 86 – might also stand-out in dealers because it looks so much sportier than anything else, wrx and wrx sti excepted. Read more The Motor Report is Australia’s fastest growing auto website. Click through to read the full article. Read entire story

2018 Hyundai Kona Quick Drive: A taste of what’s to come

2018 Hyundai Kona Quick Drive: A taste of what’s to come

All-new subcompact SUV will be tweaked for U.S. marketRead entire story

The coolest truck features on the market

The coolest truck features on the market

The most innovative goodies on today’s tech-savvy pickup trucks.Read entire story

Jaguar XF Sportbrake debuts with new engines, tech

Jaguar XF Sportbrake debuts with new engines, tech

Jaguar has finally unveiled the second-generation XF Sportbrake, essentially the wagon version of the XF executive sedan. In terms of styling, the front of the XF Sportbrake is identical to the sedan, with the major difference being the more cargo-friendly section from the rear door onwards. This silhouette is not only pleasant to look at, it also helps improve aerodynamics, contributing to a drag coefficient of 0.29. To ensure the reworked body doesn’t impact the vehicle’s kerb weight (from 1,660 kg) by more than necessary, Jaguar used a combination of specially developed high-strength and lightweight aluminium alloys, with magnesium used for the cross-car beam. …Read entire story

Doug DeMuro’s Selling His ’97 Dodge Viper GTS Coupe; How Much Would You Give?

Doug DeMuro’s Selling His ’97 Dodge Viper GTS Coupe; How Much Would You Give?

In the market for a Dodge Viper? Well you can't get one new anymore because the order books have closed, so you'll have to get one second-hand.But with so much muscle on tap, and (let's be honest) build quality that may not have been the world's finest in the first place, how can you trust that the previous owner has been responsible and honest about the vehicle's history?Read more » Read entire story

70,000 miles with a Volvo C30 in Vermont

70,000 miles with a Volvo C30 in Vermont

The Volvo C30 does battle with a VW Golf GTI while being lifeless at the same time I never followed up with an update on life with the 2009 Volvo C30 R-Design that I eluded to in this piece, so let’s jump forward three years. The C30 has not grown on me since I purchased it. I had low overall expectations, and they have stayed there. It corners and accelerates as well as a GTI and comes with a 6-speed manual transmission. After 70,000 miles with this car, it’s clear that Volvo could have easily sold more of these if they had chosen to make the driving experience a bit…Read entire story

Aston Martin Vantage AMR Limited to 300 Units

Aston Martin is getting ready to introduce its first vehicle under the new AMR sub-brand. The race-inspired Aston Martin Vantage AMR will reach 300 customers around the globe by the end of the year. The model is available in four color schemes: Stratus White with orange graphic, Ultramarine Black with Blue graphic, Zaffre Blue with Red graphic, and Scintilla Silver with Grey graphic. A special “Halo Pack” pays homage to the WEC-winning #95 Vantage GTE with a Stirling Green paint job and Lime Green accents. Just like on last year’s GTE, this model is available with a special Union Jack-enameled wings badge. Both coupe and roadster versions will be available. Inside the …Read entire story

2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet Tested: The Middle Child

2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet Tested: The Middle Child

-When you see the AMG name applied to a Mercedes model, you know it will go about its business with more zeal than the same vehicle lacking that three-letter logo. This has been going on for a long time. AMG—for Aufrecht Melcher Großapach, the names of the founders and the town where they first set up shop—is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and its 18th year as a Mercedes-Benz subsidiary. Throughout that half-century, AMG’s primary mission, and now its only mission, has been to elevate the performance of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. READ MORE ››-Read entire story

2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet – Instrumented Test

2017 Mercedes-AMG C43 Cabriolet – Instrumented Test

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Michelin Airless Tires | Autoblog Minute

Michelin Airless Tires | Autoblog Minute

Filed under: Videos,Autoblog Minute,Original Video Michelin has unveiled its Vision concept tire at the 2017 Movin’ On conference in Montreal. The airless tire-and-wheel in one ­– a “tweel,” if you will ­– is made from organic, bio-sourced materials that are both recyclable and biodegradable.Continue reading Michelin Airless Tires | Autoblog Minute Michelin Airless Tires | Autoblog Minute originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 14 Jun 2017 18:28:07 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | CommentsRead entire story

2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus Drops in Germany

Ingolstadt’s all-new 2018 Audi R8 Spyder V10 Plus is the fastest convertible model from the brand. Like the R8 Plus coupe, the R8 Spyder Plus sports a wailing 5.2-liter V-10 engine that packs 610 hp and 413 lb-ft of torque — an increase of 70 hp and 15 lb-ft over the regular model. The Quattro all-wheel-drive beast’s powerplant is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. It’ll get you from 0-62 mph in a blistering 3.3 seconds and has a top speed of 203.8 mph, according to Audi. “The Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus completes the R8 model line,” said Stephan Winkelmann, Audi managing director, in …Read entire story

10 Ways the New Honda Civic Type R Lives Up to the Hype

10 Ways the New Honda Civic Type R Lives Up to the Hype

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