Green Cars http://www.autospectator.com/cars/topics/green-cars The taxonomy view with a depth of 0. en 2013 Chevrolet Volt review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-volt-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Chevrolet Volt extended range EV</h2> <p>The Chevrolet Volt has established an entirely new segment in the global automotive market. It is a five-door, four-passenger car designed to provide the fuel-saving and emissions-reducing benefits of an electric vehicle without the range limitations associated with all-electric vehicles.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Volt-005.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Volt photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Volt photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Volt photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2013 Chevrolet Volt pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7632">2013 Chevrolet Volt photo gallery</a></em> (13 photos)</p> <p>With numerous awards that include prestigious North American Car of the Year and European Car of the Year honors – as well as a loyal and passionate customer base – the innovative Volt is bringing new customers into Chevrolet dealerships.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Volt-008.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Volt photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Volt photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Volt photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-volt-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Chevrolet Chevrolet Volt Compact cars Electric vehicles EV extended Gas-electric Green Cars hatchback hybrids models Plug-in hybrids Sedan subcompact cars Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:09:45 +0000 admin 96501 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volvo-v60-plug-hybrid-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid luxury sedan</h2> <p>There are many hybrids on the market, but none of them can match the Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volvo-V60-Plug-in-Hybrid-011.jpg" alt="2013 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid photo" title="2013 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="374" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>The world's first diesel plug-in hybrid is Volvo Car Corporation's most technically advanced model ever - an electric car, hybrid car and muscle-car all rolled into one. At the mere touch of a button you can choose which of your three cars you want to drive at any given moment in time.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volvo-V60-Plug-in-Hybrid-012.jpg" alt="2013 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid photo" title="2013 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="374" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>The production version of the V60 Plug-in Hybrid will be launched in just one colour - Electric Silver. Sales get under way at the start of 2012, and the first cars will be built in the autumn of that year.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volvo-V60-Plug-in-Hybrid-008.jpg" alt="2013 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid photo" title="2013 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="374" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volvo-v60-plug-hybrid-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 AWD Diesel diesel-electric Green Cars hybrids Luxury cars Luxury sedans models Plug-in hybrids sedans Volvo Volvo V60 Volvo V60 Plug-in Hybrid Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:56:23 +0000 admin 96105 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country (D2, D3, D4, T4, T5) review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volvo-v40-cross-country-d2-d3-d4-t4-t5-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country luxury crossover</h2> <p>Volvo Car Corporation paved the way for a totally new segment with the V70 Cross Country already in 1997. Now, 15 years later, the new Volvo V40 Cross Country brings the unique blend of capable ruggedness and expressive elegance up to a new altitude by establishing a Cross Country in the Premium C-segment.</p> <p> <span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volvo-V40-Cross-Country-020.jpg" alt="2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country photo" title="2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="339" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7608">2013 Volvo V40 Cross Country photo gallery</a></em> (35 photos)</p> <p>"The new V40 Cross Country is built on the heritage that started with the V70 Cross Country back in 1997. It is designed for those who want a sense of adventure in their everyday life," says Lex Kerssemakers, Senior Vice President Product Strategy &amp; Vehicle Line Management at Volvo Car Corporation. He adds: "And when you want a break from the city, it is capable enough to take you and your gear to your favourite adventure and back. However, you still need to climb the mountain yourself,"</p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volvo-v40-cross-country-d2-d3-d4-t4-t5-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Crossover Crossover SUV Diesel Green Cars Luxury cars luxury crossovers Luxury sedans models sedans Volvo Volvo V40 Volvo V40 Cross Country Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:29:55 +0000 admin 96053 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volkswagen-polo-bluegt-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT </h2> <p>For over three decades, the Volkswagen Polo has held its position in the top league of small all-round vehicles. </p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-Polo-BlueGT-045.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo" title="2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="348" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7604">2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo gallery</a></em> (48 photos)</p> <p>The original Polo made its debut in 1975; and shortly after launch, it quickly became a bestseller. To date, nearly 13 million units of the versatile Volkswagen have been built. </p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-Polo-BlueGT-046.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo" title="2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>Milestones of the series include models such as the Polo BlueMotion that is uncompromising in its sustainable design, and talented sports models such as the Polo G40 and the Polo GTI. </p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-Polo-BlueGT-039.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo" title="2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen Polo BlueGT photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volkswagen-polo-bluegt-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Compact cars Green Cars models subcompact cars Volkswagen Volkswagen Polo BlueGT Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:09:42 +0000 admin 95967 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Nissan Leaf Nismo RC review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-nissan-leaf-nismo-rc-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Nissan Leaf Nismo RC electric vehicle</h2> <p>The Nissan LEAF Nismo RC, a competition orientated battery electric vehicle, totally redefines the image of zero emission cars.</p> <p> <span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Nissan-Leaf-Nismo-RC-001.jpg" alt="2013 Nissan Leaf Nismo RC photo" title="2013 Nissan Leaf Nismo RC photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Nissan Leaf Nismo RC photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>At the rear of the car, where the giant wing is attached, you can see the words "Nissan LEAF". For the powertrain of this machine, the same high performance lithium ion battery and motor are used as in the world's first mass-produced electric car, the Nissan LEAF. Despite the differences such as the rear doors, rear seat, boot, audio, navigation systems and carpet, you can tell at a glance that this car is related to the Nissan LEAF. However, the similarities between the mass-produced Nissan LEAF and the Nissan LEAF Nismo RC end there. The initials RC, which stand for Racing Competition, this car was developed specially to give a new meaning to the term "Racing Green".</p> <p> <span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Nissan-Leaf-Nismo-RC-002.jpg" alt="2013 Nissan Leaf Nismo RC photo" title="2013 Nissan Leaf Nismo RC photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Nissan Leaf Nismo RC photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-nissan-leaf-nismo-rc-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 electric cars Electric vehicles Green Cars High performance sports cars models Nissan Nissan Leaf Nismo RC supercars Thu, 27 Sep 2012 10:33:55 +0000 admin 94884 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Nissan Micra ELLE review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-nissan-micra-elle-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Nissan Micra Elle </h2> <p>Stylish, assertive, energetic and loving the city. It's a description that applies as much to the Nissan Micra as it does to readers of the world's best selling fashion magazine, ELLE.</p> <p> <span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Nissan-Micra-ELLE-006.jpg" alt="2013 Nissan Micra ELLE photo" title="2013 Nissan Micra ELLE photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="375" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Nissan Micra ELLE photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>In fact, the pair go so well together that Nissan and ELLE have joined forces to develop a special version of the popular city car.</p> <p> <span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Nissan-Micra-ELLE-007.jpg" alt="2013 Nissan Micra ELLE photo" title="2013 Nissan Micra ELLE photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="361" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Nissan Micra ELLE photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>The Nissan Micra ELLE, which goes on sale across Europe this Autumn after being showcased at the Paris Motor Show, combines stylish looks, intelligent technology and a spirited attitude. It's the perfect accessory for today's busy independent woman.</p> <p> <span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Nissan-Micra-ELLE-005.jpg" alt="2013 Nissan Micra ELLE photo" title="2013 Nissan Micra ELLE photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="375" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Nissan Micra ELLE photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>"This is far more than just a badge on a car," said Geraldine Ingham, Chief Marketing Manager for Nissan in Europe. "There is a lot of common ground between the Micra and ELLE with both the car and the magazine appealing to very similar buyers.</p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-nissan-micra-elle-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Compact cars Green Cars micro-subcompact cars models Nissan Nissan Micra Nissan Micra ELLE subcompact cars Tue, 25 Sep 2012 14:42:04 +0000 admin 94866 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2012 Nissan TeRRA SUV Concept review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2012-nissan-terra-suv-concept-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The 2012 Nissan TeRRA SUV Concept </h2> <p>The Nissan TeRRA SUV concept, to be unveiled at the 2012 Paris Motor Show on Sep 27, combines two outstanding Nissan strengths – SUVs and EVs – in a vehicle that is equally in its element off-road in the wild or gliding silently through a sophisticated urban setting. </p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2012-Nissan-TeRRA-SUV-Concept-001.jpg" alt="2012 Nissan TeRRA SUV Concept photo" title="2012 Nissan TeRRA SUV Concept photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="400" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2012 Nissan TeRRA SUV Concept photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>With an innovative 4x4 fuel-cell electric powertrain and an athletic exterior that projects an unforgettable presence beyond its compact dimensions, TeRRA takes sustainable motoring into exciting new territory.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2012-Nissan-TeRRA-SUV-Concept-002.jpg" alt="2012 Nissan TeRRA SUV Concept photo" title="2012 Nissan TeRRA SUV Concept photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="400" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2012 Nissan TeRRA SUV Concept photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2012-nissan-terra-suv-concept-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2012 AWD Compact SUVs Concept cars Electric vehicles Fuel cells Green Cars Hydrogen vehicles models Nissan Nissan TeRRA SUV Concept SUVs zero emissions vehicles Tue, 25 Sep 2012 12:39:48 +0000 admin 94854 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volkswagen-jetta-hybrid-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid </h2> <p> Following record sales in 2011—the sixth-generation Jetta’s first full year on sale in the U.S.—the best-selling model in Volkswagen’s line-up receives a number of technology and interior comfort updates for the 2013 model year. Suffice to say, the only German engineered compact sedan just got better.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-Jetta-Hybrid-002.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid photo" title="2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="303" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>New features and packages for 2013<br /> Starting with the popular 2.5-liter engine models, standard updates to the SE trim include chrome-trimmed interior switches, new decorative metallic trim on the dash and door panels, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel, shift knob, and handbrake lever. Additional interior enhancements for front-seat occupants include an adjustable center armrest and power-recline on both seats. Exterior enhancements include a chrome radiator grille and chrome window trim.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volkswagen-Jetta-Hybrid-004.jpg" alt="2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid photo" title="2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="303" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volkswagen-jetta-hybrid-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Compact cars Green Cars hybrids models Volkswagen Volkswagen Jetta Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:59:05 +0000 admin 94137 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Lexus RX 450h review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-lexus-rx-450h-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Lexus RX 450h hybrid crossover</h2> <p>The 2013 RX 450h features the signature Lexus spindle grille, an upgraded interior and EPA fuel economy estimates of 30 mpg combined for front-wheel drive models and 29 mpg for rear wheel drive versions. </p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Lexus-RX-450h-001.jpg" alt="2013 Lexus RX 450h photo" title="2013 Lexus RX 450h photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="334" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Lexus RX 450h photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2013 Lexus RX 450h pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7463">2013 Lexus RX 450h photo gallery</a></em> (15 photos)</p> <p>A full hybrid, the RX 450h can operate in electric-only, gas-engine-only, or combined gas and electric modes. The hybrid powertrain is complemented by EV, Eco, and Normal driver selectable modes, plus a new Sport mode which helps fully exploit powertrain capabilities.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Lexus-RX-450h-002.jpg" alt="2013 Lexus RX 450h photo" title="2013 Lexus RX 450h photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="334" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Lexus RX 450h photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-lexus-rx-450h-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 AWD Crossover Crossover SUV Green Cars hybrids Lexus Lexus RX 450h Luxury cars luxury crossovers Luxury SUVs models SUVs Fri, 31 Aug 2012 13:58:58 +0000 admin 92941 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Lexus LS 460 (LS 460 L, LS 460 F SPORT, LS 600h L Hybrid) review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-lexus-ls-460-ls-460-l-ls-460-f-sport-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Lexus LS 460 luxury sedan</h2> <p>With its dynamic handling, bold new design and superior craftsmanship, the 2013 LS flagship models hail the future of the Lexus brand as it embarks on its third decade in the premium luxury category. </p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Lexus-LS-460-021.jpg" alt="2013 Lexus LS 460 photo" title="2013 Lexus LS 460 photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Lexus LS 460 photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2013 Lexus LS 460 pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7458">2013 Lexus LS 460 photo gallery</a></em> (48 photos)</p> <p><em>Find more new 2013 Lexus LS 460 F Sport pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7459">2013 Lexus LS 460 F Sport photo gallery</a></em> (33 photos)</p> <p><em>Find more new 2013 Lexus LS 600h L Hybrid pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7460">2013 Lexus LS 600h L Hybrid photo gallery</a></em> (22 photos)</p> <p>While retaining many of the qualities that have defined Lexus for more than 20 years, the LS reaches new heights with an exciting blend of beautiful design, modern refinement and advanced technology.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Lexus-LS-460-013.jpg" alt="2013 Lexus LS 460 photo" title="2013 Lexus LS 460 photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Lexus LS 460 photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-lexus-ls-460-ls-460-l-ls-460-f-sport-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 AWD Green Cars hybrids Lexus Lexus LS 460 Lexus LS 460L Lexus LS 600h L Hybrid Luxury cars Luxury sedans models sedans Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:55:59 +0000 admin 92859 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars