Tag: Hybrids

BMW Posts Increased Electrified Vehicles Sales In The First Half Of The Year

Despite global demand in new vehicles dropping significantly in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions imposed worldwide, the BMW Group posted increased sales of its electrified cars. According to numbers released by the company, a total of 61,652 electrified vehicles, made by BMW and MINI, were shipped to their owners in the […]

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Mercedes-AMG One Development Reaches Its “Final Stretch”

<!––> <!––> The Mercedes-AMG One is one of the most eagerly-awaited performance cars of recent memory and the car manufacturer has just dropped a new clip showing a prototype being put through its paces. Filmed at a circuit in Immendingen, Germany, the Mercedes-AMG One is arguably the most ambitious street-legal performance car that the automaker […]

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Sporty Compact SUV Brawl: BMW X3 M40i Vs. Volvo XC60 Polestar Vs. Audi Q5 55 TFSIe

Nowadays, most brand new performance models seem to feature some sort of mild hybrid assistance, at the very least. The BMW X3 M40i however does not, which technically should be a disadvantage. Its rivals during this performance test by Carwow are the Volvo XC60 Polestar and the Audi Q5 55 TFSIe, both of which are […]

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Mazda3 And CX-30 With Innovative Skyactiv-X Engine Priced In Australia

Mazda has revealed its innovative Skyactiv-X M-Hybrid powertrain will arrive in Australia next month in the Mazda3 before landing in the CX-30 in September. The Skyactiv-X-equipped Mazda3 will be sold locally as the X20 Astina with prices starting at AU$40,590 (US$28,120) for the six-speed manual variant and jumping to AU$41,590 (US$28,813) with the six-speed automatic, […]

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All-New Skoda Octavia RS Adds 242 HP Petrol, 197 HP Diesel Powertrains

Earlier this year, Skoda unveiled the Octavia RS iV plug-in hybrid, the Czech brand’s first-ever electrified RS model. Now, the automaker has released the traditional petrol and diesel variants of the 2020 Octavia RS and, as before, they come in five-door liftback and estate body styles. As with the RS iV plug-in hybrid, the petrol-powered […]

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Facelifted MINI Cooper S Plug-In Hybrid Looks Very Familiar

Not long after our eagle-eyed spy photographers snapped the facelifted MINI Cooper out and about during testing in three-door guise, we’ve spotted this: a five-door version of the 2021 MINI Cooper S Plug-In Hybrid. While the 2020 MINI Cooper SE Electric has been getting all the attention since launching last year, the inclusion of a […]

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