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2021 Toyota Venza hybrid to launch in August

The Toyota Venza will relaunch exclusively as a hybrid model, according to Auto Blog. The crossover has upgraded to a “much more SUV-like” build than previous iterations of the model. Auto Blog noted the Venza hybrid will feature an “intriguing” powertrain set-up, featuring “a 2.5-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder… in concert with three electric motors for a total system output of…

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Kia to release plug-in hybrid model in 2020

Kia will launch a plug-in hybrid by the end of the year. The automaker made the announcement in an Earth Day video released in the last few weeks. The announcement follows the debut of Kia’s Plan S, a “’a preemptive shift’ away from being a traditional manufacturer of combustion vehicles to one focused on electric vehicles, electrified vehicles and mobility.”…

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Audi to launch plug-in A6 Avant in Europe

Audi will launch a plug-in hybrid version of its A6 Avant for the European market. According to a new report from Auto Blog, the automaker plans to release a plug-in hybrid version of the model featuring “a turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque.” The model will share its plug-in platform with the previously…

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Ford to launch hybrid Bronco in 2020

As it expands its hybrid lineup, Ford will launch a hybrid version of its Bronco SUV in 2020. Joel Stocksdale at Auto Blog posits that the electrified version of the Bronco will utilize the same hybrid unit that is in the Aviator hybrid, and Ford will likely launch a hybrid Ranger in the near future as well. The news of…

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