Hybrid Cars

First drive: 2018 Volvo XC90 T8 Excellence Hybrid in the UAE

First drive: 2018 Volvo XC90 T8 Excellence Hybrid in the UAE

Building a luxury car brand is hard. It’s even harder when you’re trying to reinvent an existing brand as a luxury contender. Volvo used to be a purveyor of safe automobiles, slightly premium in price due to their Swedish sourcing. Some thought that the Chinese buying out the carmaker would be a bad thing. But things couldn’t be better once Volvo left previous-keeper Ford’s shadow. Starting with the all-new XC90 a few years ago, Volvo’s offerings have become premium enough to compete with the best that Germany has to offer. When it was first launched here though, the XC90 only came in T6 guise,

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2019 Lexus ES debuts as all-new model

2019 Lexus ES debuts as all-new model

The seventh-generation Lexus ES is debuting for the 2019 model year, following styling cues set by the LS flagship sedan. The range will include the ES 300h hybrid, ES 200, ES 250 and ES 350 petrol engine models.

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2018 Toyota Camry hybrid now available in UAE

2018 Toyota Camry hybrid now available in UAE

The UAE dealer for Toyota, Al-Futtaim Motors, will now offer the 2018 Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) for sale to the general public. Previous hybrid versions were only sold to taxi fleets in Dubai. Displayed at the 2017 Dubai Motor Show, the 2018 hybrid was the only variant of the all-new redesigned Camry to be revealed in the UAE so far.

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2018 Lexus LS 500h hybrid debuts

2018 Lexus LS 500h hybrid debuts

The new flagship model of Japanese carmaker Toyota, the Lexus LS500, was displayed at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show a couple of months ago. Following up on that, Lexus has now taken the covers off the green version of this luxury barge at the recently-concluded 2017 Geneva Motor Show. Named the LS 500h, the new model is built on the same “Lexus Global Architecture – Luxury” (GA-L) platform on which the standard model is based.

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2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid ups the green game with 680 hp

2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid ups the green game with 680 hp

At last year’s Paris Motor Show, Porsche unveiled the Panamera 4 E-Hybrid which churned out 462 hp and 700 Nm from its hybrid powertrain that consisted of a bi-turbo 2.9-litre V6 and an electric motor. Now, Stuttgart has revealed a more powerful version of the hybrid Panamera with 680 hp. Say hello to the 2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid.

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