Tag: Hybrid Cars 2014

Volkswagen Unveils Golf GTE: A Hybrid Model With GTI-Like Performance

Volkswagen has unveiled the latest member of its Volkswagen Golf hatchback family and it is called the Volkswagen Golf GTE. The name sounds in line with the Golf GTI, but it is not just the name but the dynamics as well. The Golf GTE is a plug in hybrid version of the highly acclaimed Golf hatchback and clubs the benefits of an electric drivetrain and performance equivalent to the Golf GTI. The name Golf GTE follows the same nomenclature that Volkswagen has used for the rest of the Golf models in the UK.

Here, GT stands from Gran Tourismo and E stands for electricity. The Golf GTE is powered by a set-up comprising of a 1.4-litre TSI direct-injection petrol engine and an electric motor. The internal combustion engine produces a nice 150 PS while the electric motor contributes 102 PS, putting out a combined 204 PS. The combined range of



2014 Kia Optima Hybrid Sedan Revealed At Chicago Auto Show

Kia Motors America (KMA) has introduced a new member of the Optima family to the masses at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show. It is the 2014 Kia Optima Hybrid, a mid-size hybrid sedan aimed that looks beautiful, is feature rich and comes with a host of hi-tech and safety features. It is one of the three eco-friendly vehicles showcased by Kia in Chicago. Of course, the Kia Optima Hybrid is based on the well-known, award winning Kia Optima which was launched last year, and features a range of new improvements over its predecessor.

In comparison to the gasoline powered sibling, the Hybrid version gets an updated front and rear fascia offering increased aerodynamic performance, new ally wheel designs, redesigned lighting elements and a unique grille. For 2014, the Kia Optima will be available in two trim levels: Optima Hybrid LX and Optima Hybrid EX. Both the cars are powered by



BMW i8 Hybrid Coupe: Details and US Price

The i8 from BMW is the German automaker’s first production plug-in hybrid and a part of its all electric sub-brand, BMW i. With an aerodynamically groundbreaking body design complemented by a luxurious and stylish interior, the BMW i8 immediately grabbed the attention it deserved when presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show this year. Accentuating the design of the car is a layer over layer approach which gives a distinctive visual impression. Each section of the car has been designed with attitude and the clean lines impart lots of appeal to the i8.

Dimension wise the i8 stands at 4,689 mm long, 1,942 mm wide and 1,293 mm tall, and features a 2,800 mm wheelbase. Being a hybrid car it has to be efficient in all aspects and this is reason behind the car’s low drag coefficient of 0.26. Other noticeable exterior highlights include air ducts along the upper surface, partially-blanked



2014 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe Goes On Sale Tomorrow; Starts From $19,995 In US

For the model year 2013, Honda has thoroughly updated its CR-Z Hybrid coupe and without wasting anymore let us jump to the improvements made from Honda’s end. In the 2014 CR-Z Sport Hybrid coupe potential buyers will get a more powerful battery pack, increased power and styling improvements, alongside getting rated as one of the safest cars in its category by Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The CR-Z features Honda’s highly efficient, compact Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) hybrid system that returns an EPA rated mileage of 31/38/34 mpg (city/highway/combined) for the manual transmission model and 36/39/37 mpg (city/highway/combined) for the CVT model.

The car is also rated as an Advanced Technology-Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle (AT-PZEV) in states that follow California Air Resource Board (CARB) ZEV standards. The 2014 CR-Z Sport hybrid is powered by a 1.5-liter 4-cylinder, 16-valve, single-overhead cam (SOHC) engine featuring “intelligent” Variable Valve Timing and Lift



Infiniti will premiere its premium crossover, the 2014 QX60 Hybrid at New York Auto Show

Infiniti is going to make the world premiere of its 2014 QX60, the hybrid luxury Crossover at the 113th anniversary of the New York International Auto Show starting from March, 29th – April 7th, 2013 at the Jacob Javits Center. The 2014 Infiniti QX60 Hybrid  is a new gasoline electric hybrid vehicle which is going to boost the premium range of QX60 Crossover in United States this summer, featuring the all best capabillites of 7-seater luxury crossover. This launch will diversify the Infiniti’s existing Hybrid range of Q70 Hybrid and Q50 Hybrid for the 2014 model year.

The special feature of the new QX60 hybrid is to deliver best efficiency without comprising the performance part and it also designed to offer more interior space as compared to the non-hybrid QX60 models. The new QX60 hybrid has an estimated fuel economy of 26 miles/gallon which is a 24% improvement and estimated price of $3000 more as compared