Paris Auto Show: Jaguar C-X75 Concept Is a 205-M.P.H. Hybrid

On Wednesday, the eve of the Paris auto show, Jaguar unveiled a gas-electric hybrid two-seat sports car concept that the automaker says is capable of a top speed of 205 miles per hour, and up to 68 miles of all-electric operation.

The exotic-looking C-X75 concept, so designated in honor of Jaguar’s 75th anniversary this year, “explores the outer limits of both performance and sustainability,” the company said in a news release.
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Third Generation Toyota Prius is World’s Best-Selling Hybrid

*50 MPG Combined Fuel Economy Rating
*Midsize Room and Five-Door Versatility
*Wide Range of Features and Options
*Over 800,000 Sold in U.S. Since 2000

The Toyota Prius continues to lead the market for hybrid automobiles that it started over a decade ago. With its 50-MPG fuel economy rating, Prius is the most fuel-efficient passenger car available in the U.S. today. Prius offers its stellar fuel economy in a versatile five-passenger package that is recognized as a midsize car by the EPA. Toyota has sold 880 thousand Prius models in the U.S. since 2000.
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Lexus LS 600h L Hybrid Seamlessly Blends Refinement and Performance

• 438 Total System Horsepower Delivers Smooth and Quick Acceleration in AWD Package
• Standard Hard Disk Drive Navigation System With Bluetooth® Phonebook Download Capability
• Semi-Analine Leather and Wood Trimmed Surfaces and Alcantara Headliner Create Rich Luxury

The Lexus LS 600h L sedan was the first vehicle to bring fuel-efficient gasoline-electric hybrid technology to the prestige luxury segment when it went on sale for the 2008 model year.  After receiving revised styling and telematics systems for 2010, Lexus’ flagship hybrid sedan carries over virtually unchanged for 2011 with the exception of the discontinuation of the optional Active Stabilizer Suspension System and Truffle Mica exterior.
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Is This the End of the Hybrid Price Premium?

By pricing the coming hybrid version of the luxury MKZ (due in showrooms this fall) at $35,180, the same price as its gas counterpart, Lincoln may be starting a trend toward erasing the price premium for gas-electric drivetrains.

Asked if the move announced on Thursday morning could anticipate a similar price equalization in other models, Chantel Lenard, the Ford group marketing manager,  said, “What we’re announcing is really focused on Lincoln, and it’s a strategy for our premium brand. By pricing the two models the same, we hope to get new customers into the 2011 Lincoln MKZ.”
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Production Version of 2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe Makes Official Debut

The all-new 2011 Honda CR-Z sport hybrid coupe, making its U.S. production debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, introduces sleek styling and sporty handling to the hybrid segment, Honda  announced today.

“The CR-Z is a personal sport hybrid coupe for people with a spirit of adventure and an elevated sense of responsibility toward the environment,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of sales for American Honda. “It’s the first hybrid designed to maximize style and fun, in addition to efficiency and economy.” Continue reading Production Version of 2011 Honda CR-Z Sport Hybrid Coupe Makes Official Debut