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    Report: US buyers show little interest in big hybrids
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    The idea of producing large, luxury-vehicle hybrids is turning into a "what were they thinking?" exercise in futility, USA Today reports. General Motors is discontinuing hybrid versions of the Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe and GMC Yukon SUVs, while Mercedes-Benz and Toyota's Lexus division ...

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    Official: Redesigned 2013 Ford Escape to lose hybrid option, but EcoBoost will provide better MPG rating
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    The Ford Escape Hybrid will soon cease to exist. The next-generation Ford Escape, slated for its grand reveal next month at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, will feature three four-cylinder engine options, including both a 1.6- and 2.0-liter EcoBoost lump and a 2.5-liter Ti-VCT ...

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    Report: BMW X6 Active Hybrid gets axed
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    At $89,725, the BMW X6 Active Hybrid was certainly no bargain. The 480-horsepower, 575 pound-feet-of-torque mid-size luxury crossover was a powerful beast, but the CUV's lack of added of efficiency could well be the reason that buyers did not opt for the hybrid X6 over the more conventional ...

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    Breaking: Ford, Toyota will partner on RWD hybrid system for trucks and SUVs
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    Is the Prius V not big enough for you? Then you'll probably be interested to learn that Ford and Toyota announced a new partnership today to develop a new hybrid system for SUVs and light trucks. The "equal partners" deal should result in a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain that will be ready ...

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    Review: Review: 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Platinum
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    Revisiting A Green-Tinged Guilty Pleasure Your smug neighbors clean their clothes with Method laundry detergent, they've laid down cork flooring on their first floor and they have organic cotton shower curtains hanging in all four of their bathrooms. Driveways around the country are filled with ...

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    Details emerge on 2012 Audi Q5 Hybrid [w/videos]
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    Audi Q5 Hybrid previewed – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Audi's upcoming 2012 Q5 Hybrid was a no show at last year's LA Auto Show, leaving us short on specs for the automaker's gas-electric crossover. However, late last week, Audi poured out the details on the Q5's battery ...

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    2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid gets a makeover; now rated at 28 mpg
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    2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    For the 2011 model year, Toyota will rip apart everything that made the Highlander Hybrid a solid mid-size crossover and revamp the vehicle both inside and out in an attempt to improve it. The plethora of exterior ...

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    Report: Tata Motors to revive Land Rover lineup by downsizing, reducing weight, adding hybrids
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    Land Rover Evoque – Click above for high-res image
    Tata Motors has reportedly planned an extreme makeover for its Land Rover luxury SUV brand. The makeover begins with the development of smaller vehicles, continues with a switch to a lightweight aluminum platform and ends with a splash of ...

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    NYPD orders up 200 more hybrids from Ford, doubles size of HEV fleet
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    Imagine a police chase in Manhattan where a Ford Fusion Hybrid pulls up behind the criminal followed by a few Priuses, an Escape Hybrid and a couple of Altima hybrids. Now, think of the scenario where the criminal, driving his gas-guzzling Hummer, takes off out of the city limits on a ...

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    Rumormill: More powerful Honda hybrid coupe in the works?
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    Mugen Honda CR-Z – Click above for high-res image gallery
    A mainstream hybrid that's fun to drive. That's a novel concept, to be sure, and one targeted by Honda in the marching papers for the CR-Z coupe, which is offered with a sporty six-speed manual gearbox and is supposed to be the ...

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    POLL: Should GM's upcoming Buick PHEV have a V6 engine?
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    2011 Buick PHEV 2-Mode Hybrid - Click above for high-res image gallery
    It seems likely that hybrid purchasers are basing their decision to pay extra for fuel saving technology on the assumption that they will be getting the maximum available fuel efficiency, right? If that's true, why did General ...

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    Durango, Aspen hybrids officially rated at 20 city and 22 highway
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Aspen Hybrid
    We know all about the technology that makes the hybrid versions of Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango SUVs work. It's quite similar to the 2-Mode system that General Motors uses in its GMC Yukon and Chevy Tahoe hybrids and was jointly developed ...

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    GM Hybrid sales slowly picking up some steam: 1,629 deliveries in August
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    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/GM_Hybrid_Sales_Slowly_Picking_Up_Some_Steam'; General Motors is finally starting to regularly break out the sales figures for its hybrid vehicles and while the numbers are improving, they still look very weak compared to the competition. August was the ...

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    Video: Gary Busey on hybrid SUVs
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    Click above to watch the video"How 'bout a sticker on the side of your SUV that says 'It's a Hybrid?' You won't save the planet or use less fuel, but people won't be giving you the finger or calling you the village idiot, or an environmental disaster..." With those words, Gary Busey comes up with a ...

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    The Top 5 hybrid SUVs available today
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    digg_url = 'http://digg.com/environment/The_Top_5_hybrid_SUVs_available_today'; Sport Utility Vehicles may be the anti-poster-child for the green movement, but there may not be a better choice for certain types of families. As a class of vehicle, the SUV has been around since the 1950s, and ...

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    Top 5 hybrid SUVs available today, number 1: Ford Escape
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    Click the 2009 Escape Hybrid for a high res galleryWe've spent plenty of seat time behind the wheel of the Ford Escape hybrid. The last time we had one, it managed to return an average of thirty miles per gallon. This mileage figure is remarkable, since the Vue hybrid, which you just saw at number ...

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    Top 5 hybrid SUVs available today, number 2: Saturn Vue
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    Click the Saturn Vue Hybrid for a high res galleryThe Saturn Vue was the first hybrid model from General Motors and has lived on through an entire model cycle. For 2008, the Vue was completely redesigned, though the mild hybrid system was carried over with few changes. We think that the new model ...

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    Top 5 hybrid SUVs available today, number 4: Toyota Highlander
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    Click the Highlander for a high-res galleryWe got the chance to drive the Toyota Highlander hybrid a while back and came away thinking it was a bit overpriced. It's a bit cheaper than the Tahoe or Yukon, but not by much. When current incentives for the GM products are factored in, the difference ...

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    Top 5 hybrid SUVs available today, number 3: Lexus RX400h
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    For the sake of comparison, the non-hybrid version of the Lexus RX sport utility manages to get 18/23 miles per gallon. The government reckons you'll spend $3,203 on a year's supply of gasoline for this vehicle. On the flip side of the coin, the RX hybrid gets 27/24 and will run you $2,562 for your ...

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    GM to begin pushing its hybrid SUVs hardcore
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    Click the Tahoe hybrid for a high-res galleryMarketing is extremely important when launching a new vehicle. The idea that you can "Build it and they will come," doesn't actually work in the real world, even when the vehicle is designed to save money at the pump. Such is the case with General Motors ...

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