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Maserati to launch its first electrified vehicle in Europe

Maserati has joined the ranks of hybrid and electrified automakers with the introduction of a mild-hybrid version of its 2021 Ghibli model. Ronan Glon at Auto Blog writes the Ghibli “features a gasoline-electric powertrain [with] turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. It works jointly with a 48-volt belt-driven starter-generator and what the company calls an e-booster that’s essentially an electric supercharger.” The…

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Toyota launches hybrid-only Venza for 2021

Toyota is relaunching the Venza brand with a hybrid-only model for the 2021 model year. The crossover model employs a similar powertrain set-up to Toyota’s RAV4, employing a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and three electric motors, according to a new report from Auto Blog. The Venza hybrid will carry manufacturer-estimated 40/37/39 mpg and 219 hp ratings. Auto Blog has the story.…

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Details revealed for Hyundai 2021 Santa Fe Hybrid

Hyundai unveiled its 2021 Santa Fe hybrid recently, but the automaker has only now released additional details. Joel Stocksdale at Auto Blog reports, “the regular hybrid powertrain combines a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine with a 44-kW electric motor… [with] 227 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The plug-in hybrid uses the same gas engine, but gets a bigger 67-kW motor…

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2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid to Lead Model Line-Up

Ford is releasing its F-150 model with six powertrain variants for the 2021 model year. Of the powertrains, the PowerBoost Hybrid version is expected to lead the pack, according to AutoBlog. Byron Hurd at AutoBlog notes, “Based on the 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 and a specially calibrated variant of the 10-speed automatic, [the PowerBoost Hybrid] is going to be the range-topping…

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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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