Articles about Hybrid

It seems like Audi just keeps stepping up its EV game
Audi is going big on plug-in hybrids-so big that two have arrived more or less at once.Let's start small(er), with the A6 55 TFSI e quattro. The sedan pairs a 2.0-liter four-cylinder gasoline with
The compact SUV makes a strong case for a hybrid variant
Last month, Toyota Motor Philippines unveiled the all-new Corolla Altis with a special variant: a 1.8-liter hybrid. The way I saw it, this reveal indicated that change might be coming to the local market. Maybe, just maybe, our country
Hybrid versions of the S90, XC90 are available, too
Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably aware that car manufacturers have been busy trying to kick start the Philippine hybrid revolution the past few months.Hyundai, Toyota, and even Geely have already introduced their respective hybrid offerings
Liking the darker look?
This is the Note e-Power Nismo Black Limited. Yes, we know the name's a handful, but thankfully the idea behind it is not: Basically, this is an even meaner-looking version of the Note e-Power Nismo.Frankly, a performance
And another new SUV to boot
We witnessed Sojitz G Auto Philippines Corporation (SGAP) officially launch the Geely brand in the Philippines last night, along with the introduction of the new Geely Coolray crossover. Following that, SGAP took another big step as it inaugurated the first-ever Geely
And an ‘electric overboost’ function
As of November, the ubiquitous BMW 520d is set to get a new mild-hybrid system. The setup comprises a 48V starter-generator and a second battery, and BMW says the additional power harvested will be used to power ancillaries and for
We hope this becomes available in the Philippines
The 2019 Tokyo Motor Show is happening next month, and one of the most highly anticipated debuts at this year's event is that of the next-generation Honda Jazz-one of the hottest sellers in the Japanese car manufacturer's lineup.
European engineering at its finest
If you live on this side of the world like we do, then chances are you didn't make it to this year's Frankfurt Motor Show.Then again, that doesn't mean you have to miss out on all the action-
Another compact sedan to consider
The local compact-sedan market has been a busy one this 2019. Kia Philippines got the party started in April by bringing back the Forte, with Honda and Mazda following later in the year with the launch of the refreshed Civic and
‘Delivery drivers of the world, are you ready to go hybrid?’
We like to think we're on top of everything that happens in the motoring world here at Top Gear. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are some cars that slip through the net.The panel van version of LEVC's new
And it’s four-wheel-drive, too
Someone in Stuttgart fell asleep on their badge-making keyboard again, and the result is the 'Mercedes-Benz GLE350de 4Matic' That's a GLE with a diesel engine, electric power, and four-wheel drive. Obviously.Meanwhile, Merc's engineers were not asleep
This could be a game changer
So, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has finally launched the all-new Corolla Altis, and this time around, the long-running compact sedan is available locally as a hybrid.What does this mean for our market? Well, depending on how many kilometers per
A hybrid option is indeed available
Ladies and gentlemen, the long wait is over: The all-new Toyota Corolla Altis has been launched in the Philippines.Toyota Motor Philippines has finally unveiled the all-new iteration of one of the brand's most storied nameplates. After several weeks
It’s a hybrid V12 with supercapacitors
Meet the Siån, a limited-run evolutionary step of Lambo's V12 lineage. It's also the fastest and most powerful car to ever come out of Sant'Agata Bolognese.Yep, it's official: Lambo has gone hybrid. But not as
*Based on US Environmental Protection Agency estimates
Here's another reason to continue pushing for the hybridization of the Philippine auto industry: The tech continues to pave the way for more impressive fuel economy figures with every passing generation of cars.The latest proof of this? The all-new
Would you consider buying it?
It looks like Toyota has more up its sleeve for next month than just the all-new Corolla Altis-the compact sedan's hybrid version is coming to our market, too.Toyota Motor Philippines has already sent out invitations for its next
Human muscle power gets a boost from an electric motor
Okay, we already see you raising a white flag and giving up on Metro Manila traffic. Now you're beginning to weigh your other options to get around: motorcycle or bicycle?We all know motorcycles give you more speed. Bicycles, while slower,
The German carmaker will likely sell them in droves
The plug-in hybrid version. It's a four-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor. Both send power, separately or independently, through the automatic transmission. There was one of these in the old 3-Series range, but the new one can
Same goes for the B-Class
The Mercedes A-Class is already a staggeringly popular car in certain markets across the globe, and its appeal will surely only broaden with the arrival of the A250e. While its name may suggest it's fully electric, it's actually a
There's always a new niche to be filled
Not quite. The pinnacle for absurdly potent SUVs remains the Jeep Trackhawk, at 707hp. But at 680hp this Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid Coupe comes as close as makes no difference.It's a plug-in hybrid. Which means a heavy
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