Tag Archives: Car and Driver

Volvo to adopt 48-volt mild hybrid powertrain for select 2022 models

Volvo will be bringing its 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrains, the B5 and B6, to the U.S. 2022 S60, S90, XC60, and V90. The hybrid powertrain will result in increased fuel efficiency but decreased horsepower. The B5 powertrain features a turbocharged 4L inline-4 engine, and the B6 features a turbocharged and supercharged 4L inline-4 engine.Read more

Read More

Bentley adds to its hybrid line-up with the Flying Spur sedan

The 2022 Bentley Flying Spur is getting a plug-in hybrid powertrain. A 410 hp 2L turbocharged inline-6 engine and 134 hp electric motor will combine to power the sedan, giving it a total output of 536 hp. And the Flying Spur PHEV can go from zero to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds!Read more

Read More

Santa Fe hybrid and plug-in hybrid models to go on sale later this year

Hyundai is offering the Santa Fe for sale later this year; the hybrid will go on sale in the Spring and the plug-in hybrid in the Summer. The hybrid is powered by a 1.6 inline-4 engine and a 60-hp electric motor, and the plug-in hybrid is powered by a 1.6 inline-4 engine and a 177-hp electric motor. The hybrid and…

Read More

2021 Audi Q5 PHEV Gets Power Upgrade

Audi will launch its 2021 Q5 models this fall in the US. Details of the models are beginning to emerge, with Car and Driver reporting the Q5 plug-in hybrid variant will feature 362 horsepower powered by a 14.1-kWh battery and an electric motor. Both the PHEV and the standard version of the Q5 feature updated tech and exterior offerings. Read…

Read More

2020 Land Rover Defender offered as mild hybrid

Land Rover is relaunching its Defender model, this time with an optional mild hybrid powertrain. The P400 engine option includes a “turbocharged-and-supercharged 395-hp inline-six with 48-volt hybrid assistance” that is optimal for “serious off-road trails” according to Car and Driver. EPA fuel-ratings for the vehicle are not available at present, but are expected to be announced soon. Read more.

Read More

Honda to expand hybrid manufacturing in Ohio

Honda will temporarily stop a shift at its plant in Marysville, Ohio, in order to reconfigure the facility for expanded hybrid and full electric car production. The new lines will be ready by August, and in the next few months, Honda will not be laying off affected workers. Instead, the company will find them alternate duties for the interim, according…

Read More