2013 Toyota Avalon Will Get Hybrid Option

For 2013 the  Toyota Avalon gets a full redesign including a first-ever hybrid option that remained under speculation until a company spokesman confirmed it with us today.

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Toyota Expands BMW Partnership to Develop Hydrogen Fuel-Cells

Toyota is deepening its partnership with  BMW by agreeing to supply the German automaker with hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell technology. The companies first partnered in December of last year with BMW supplying Toyota with small diesel engines for the European market in exchange for Toyota’s lithium-ion hybrid systems and research. 

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Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Announced for Paris

Japanese automaker Mitsubishi announced that it will bring a plug-in hybrid version of its Outlander to the upcoming Paris Motor Show this September.

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2014 Chevrolet Volt Getting 2.0L Turbo: Rumor

Note: After publication this story was revised to accurately reflect the Volt’s drivetrain.

Anyone thinking about switching to a Chevrolet Volt should consider waiting, at least if inside information leaked today about the 2014 model year is true.

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Audi R18 E-Tron Video Discusses Track Performance

Known as an innovator in racing, Audi isn’t being bashful about showing off its new hybrid diesel electric R18 e-Tron race car.

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Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Crossovers

Crossovers have pretty much taken over the Sport Utility Vehicle market, thanks to lower prices, better fuel efficiency and the handling that comes part-in-parcel with being based on a car platform versus truck architecture.

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Is a Hybrid is Right For You? New EPA Site Will Tell You

Lets face it, gas is getting expensive and fuel efficient cars are becoming more sought after by new car buyers. Is a hybrid vehicle the answer? Thanks to a new page at fueleconomy.gov, it will become easier to determine if a hybrid is the right choice for you.

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Ferrari Enzo Hybrid Confirmed For Year's End by Montezemolo

Coming off a very successful start to the year that already generated a 42.1 million euro profit, Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo is confirming a hybrid Enzo by the end of the year.

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Audi R18 E-tron Quattro Set to Make Race Debut

The hybrid, all-wheel drive Audi R18 e-tron quattro race car sporting a diesel powerplant will make its race debut at Spa Francorchamps this weekend. 

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Top 10 Progressive Sports Cars of the Future

Sports cars have often set the bar in new automotive technology and trends. Things like dual-clutch transmissions and forced induction engines were practically engineered for the sole purpose of taking a sports car to the absolute edge of excitement and danger.

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Available Diesel Models in US to Double by 2015: Bosch Boss Predicts

Demand for diesel-powered passenger cars is growing in the U.S., though it’s still a fraction of the market — a trend Bosch boss Peter Marks sees accelerating in the future.

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2013 Audi Q5 Engine Options: Hybrid, Supercharged V6 – Video

Little will change on the surface of the 2013 Audi Q5, but that’s alright because it’s a handsome vehicle with three new engine options for the U.S. market.

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Bentley EXP 9 F Drivetrain Details Released, Plug-In Hybrid Possible

Bentley‘s controversial EXP 9 F SUV that debuted last month at the Geneva Auto Show is soldiering on despite overwhelmingly negative reception at its unveiling. 

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AutoGuide Week-In-Reverse: Lamborghini Urus Leaks, EVs Pollute Like Gas and More

The automotive industry is a global business that is constantly evolving and growing, and we here at AutoGuide know it can be hard to keep up sometimes. So here is a summary of the top stories you may have missed this week:

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EPA Vs CAFE: The Two Sides of Fuel Economy Numbers

Fuel economy numbers are more important now than ever before, as gas prices continue to rise in North America.

Recently Dodge came under criticism for announcing its upcoming Dart compact will get 40 mpg combined.

An impressively high number, even a class-leading car like the Hyundai Elantra, which gets 40 mpg highway, only achieves an average of 33 mpg. While the exact fuel economy figures have yet to be released and a 40 mpg highway rating is still in sight, when the Dart (above) goes on sale later this year it most certainly will not get 40 mpg average; not in real world driving and not even on the window sticker.

Dodge wasn’t wrong. They’re not even entirely to blame. If fact, they were just using a different testing method to get their fuel economy numbers. Or to put it more accurately, they weren’t even doing the testing. So why would a different testing method be used? It’s a long and complex story, but the gist of it is that according to a government mandate, in order for Fiat to take control of Chrysler it needed achieve three goals, the final one being building a 40 mpg car on American soil. Being government related, that number is a CAFE number, not an EPA number. What’s the difference? Read on.

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