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Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4 – World’s First Diesel Full Hybrid Vehicle – Made Official

Published by on Aug 25th, 2010, No Comments

Peugeot has officially announced its 3008 HYbrid4. The car is the world’s first diesel-powered fully hybrid vehicle. The HYbrid4 comes with a 2.0 liter HDi diesel engine with 163 PS (120 kW) and 300 Nm of torque which powers the front wheels.

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Izaro GT-E First Details and Pictures Emerge; to Arrive as All-Electric or Hybrid Car

Published by on Aug 20th, 2010, No Comments

What you see here are pictures of the Izaro GT-E, which is expected to roll out on to our streets either as an all-electric car or a hybrid. An absolute super car that is waiting to come, the Izaro GT-E  is tipped to come with capabilities that would let it race to 100 km/h in less than four seconds!

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New Ford Focus RS Could Feature Hybrid Drivetrain

Published by on Jul 28th, 2010, No Comments

Ford has reportedly been planning to incorporate a hybrid drive set-up in its next-generation Ford Focus RS and will also attempt to convert the vehicle into an all-wheel drive sports hatch.

While the planned hybrid drive on the next Focus RS will resemble the drive technology present on the Peugeot Hybrid 4, it will consist of an Ecoboost unit of 2.0 litre capacity connected to a electric motor fitted on the rear axle of the vehicle.

Both the RS and ST variants of the car will have an engine power of 250 bhp, butt he addition of the electric motor on the RS will increase the total power of the vehicle to 300 bhp. The new drivetrain will also increase the fuel-efficiency of the new Focus RS as compared to existing Focus RS models.

Ford could provide further details about the vehicle during the Paris Auto Show due to be held in October, where the company will also put its Focus ST on display for the first time.

Toyota Auris Hybrid line-off ceremony at TMUK

Published by on Jun 28th, 2010, No Comments

Toyota Auris Hybrid

The Auris Hybrid from the Toyota stables is set for a line-off ceremony from Toyota’s production company in the United Kingdom. The first ever hybrid vehicle that is being mass produced in Europe will sail off today from the Toyota Manufacturing, UK (TMUK) assembly line. With sales expected to start with sales on July 1, Toyota intends to take the Auris Hybrid to as many as 32 European nations. The TMUK will be rolling out as many as 30,000 units of the vehicle annually. The TMUK which had come into being way back in 1992 has already recorded a cumulative production of 3 million vehicles this year, going by the June 7 figures.

Jaguar Eyeing Hybrid Cars Production for 2013

Published by on May 19th, 2010, 2 Comments

Jaguar line up

It’s a fact that every automaker is keen to jump on the green bandwagon these days. Same goes for Jaguar who have decided to render some hybrid commuters by 2013 or 2014.

There are no precise details available about the hybrid Jag, but experts believe that this Jaguar hybrid will be powered by a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine and a 35kW electric motor, both mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. From what we’re hearing, the Jaguar XJ will be the one that will break cover with this touted green set-up — and if Jaguar insiders are right, in the future this green set-up could find a place under every Jaguar’s hood minus the X-type.

[via carmagazine]

Toyota Considering Prius Minivan for 2011

Published by on Apr 20th, 2010, No Comments

Toyota Hybrid X Concept 6

Toyota may be a tad on the low side after its relentless string of technical issues which has seen so many Toyota commuters being recalled, but the Prius has been one ray of hope that has never let the moniker down. Toyota is now thinking of further embarking upon the Prius success and the news is that a Prius Minivan may be released in 201. The Prius derivative will come with three rows of seats that will help the commuter accommodate a maximum of seven passengers. What is great is that it will again be a green commuter that will be based on the Li-on battery technology. This will help to improve fuel economy and the excess weight will also not be an issue.

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Unveiled in New York

Published by on Apr 2nd, 2010, No Comments

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid 3

As expected, the 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid broke cover at the ongoing New York Auto Show and Hyundai was understandably excited about the unveiling. As per the company sources, the Sonata Hybrid is more powerful than the Ford Fusion, Lexus HS250h, Nissan Altima, and even the Toyota Camry. Hyundai was however clear in the stating that its fuel efficiency is not as good as the Ford Fusion Hybrid though the other three hybrid commuters fall short of the standard the Sonata sets. Sonata Hybrid features a combination of an all-aluminum 2.4-liter engine that churns 169hp and a 40hp electric motor. The combination is mated to a new six-speed automatic transmission.

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Teaser Image

Published by on Mar 30th, 2010, 1 Comment

Hyundai is keen to extend its green bandwagon and it will be at the New York Auto Show revealing its 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. A teaser image of the Hybrid automobile has been revealed by Hyundai and it gives us a glimpse of the distinctive looking front fascia.

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

The 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will be a far cry from its non-hybrid version in terms of design. The front will feature a new-large mouthed grille, new headlamps and a sporty looking bumper with bigger air-intakes.

The Sonata Hybrid is supposed to feature the Blue Drive hybrid system and in its case, the combination will involve a 2.4 liter, 4-cylinder petrol engine, and a 30 kW electric motor with 205 Nm (151 lb-ft) of torque. The combo will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission while the motor alone will be powered by lithium-polymer batteries.

Look for the 2011 Sonata Hybrid unveiling at New York on March 31.

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