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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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Crossover PHEV market heats up

AutoBlog has published a new comparison of three of the top plug-in hybrid crossovers on the market: the Ford Escape plug-in, Toyota RAV4 Prime and Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. For fuel economy, Joel Stocksdale at AutoBlog notes the Escape PHEV is the best bet with 100mpg-e, followed by the RAV4 Prime and then the Outlander. The rankings shift when considering horsepower:…

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2020 Sonata Hybrid to offer 52 MPG combined

“The U.S.-spec 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid will offer a class-leading 52 mpg combined in its most efficient guise, the company announced Thursday at the unveiling of its midsizer at the Chicago Auto Show. The Blue model, which will be the most frugal variant of the new hybrid sedan, will have a maximum driving range of 686 miles.” Read more: https://www.autoblog.com/2020/02/06/hyundai-sonata-hybrid-american-spec/

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Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid awarded highest safety rating

Subaru has created another ultra-safe vehicle with the 2019 Crosstrek Hybrid, a plug-in version of its classic Crosstrek model. The IIHS, a premier safety organization, has awarded the plug-in hybrid its highest award of Top Safety Pick +, according to a report from Auto Blog. The vehicle won ‘good’ marks, the highest available label, for its crash test and headlights.…

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Hyundai to debut Kona Hybrid in Europe

Hyundai’s Kona model is getting the hybrid treatment. The vehicle will launch with a hybrid powertrain in Europe this August. The hybrid will carry a 1.6L inline engine in combination with a 32kW motor, 1.56kWh battery and six-speed dual-clutch transmission, pushing the system to 139 horsepower. Though a U.S. version of the Kona Hybrid has not yet been announced, Joel…

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