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US: diesel sales go up as hybrid demand declines


The automotive market in the US is definitely more unconventional than its buyers would admit, as the post-crisis recovery is still led by big hulking gas guzzling pickup trucks and crossovers. In other parts of the world, many buyers usually opt for smaller family hatchbacks or sedans, equipped with diesel engines or small, turbocharged gasoline engines. But in the vastness of ...
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Battery electrics fight fuel cells and hybrids take the crown
The automotive experts and company executives have always envisioned the hybrid cars as an intermediate, but necessary step towards the next level of cars – fully powered by electricity. But, as ...
Report – Bugatti considering hybrid successor to Veyron
Bugatti is the epitome of wildness, luxury and extravagance when it comes to sports cars. What else can you say about a brand that makes a 1,200 HP model named ...
Harman makes your car sound like a… spaceship, or a Ferrari
For many owners, the sound their car makes is an important part of the overall experience – just think of the after-sales possibilities of changing your car’s “voice”. Well, these mostly ...
Toyota could let go of the Avensis model
Looks like the long-running mid-size model could soon be doomed, as the European boss of the Japanese automaker hints there would be a new model coming to fight in the ...
Recall roundup: Toyota Highlander for airbag ECU software problems
Toyota has announced a new recall which is affecting the Highlander and Highlander Hybrid models, equipped with the airbag electronic control unit (ECU). According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, ...
Toyota GT86 Cabrio and Sedan are back on track
Reports are showing that Toyota will start the development of two brand new version of the GT86, the convertible and the sedan. Rumors on Toyota planning a convertible version of the ...
US: study sees EV buyers richer and younger than hybrid customers
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China enforces strategic importance of electric cars
While Chinese customers are not swarming to adopt the new energy vehicles, China’s industry minister said the government would not stop encouraging the adoption of hybrid and electric cars. Actually, the ...
BMW and Toyota to produce hybrid sports car together
BMW and Toyota will produce a hybrid sports car together as part of their alliance and the model in question will be different than the replacement for the Z4 and ...

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