hybrids http://www.autospectator.com/cars/topics/hybrids The taxonomy view with a depth of 0. en 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-cadillac-escalade-hybrid-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid </h2> <p>Cadillac’s innovative Escalade Hybrid is the world’s first hybrid full-size luxury SUV. It achieves an EPA-rated 20 miles per gallon in the city – a 50-percent improvement in city fuel economy over the non-hybrid model. It also seats eight, with generous cargo room available with the third-row seat removed.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Cadillac-Escalade-Hybrid-003.jpg" alt="2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid photo" title="2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="375" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>Escalade Hybrid is powered by an advanced, fuel-saving two-mode hybrid system and offers the same dramatic design, luxury and full-size capability that have made the Escalade an icon. Both are available in RWD and 4WD configurations. They deliver up to 5,800 pounds (2,631 kg) of usable towing capacity on RWD models and 5,600 pounds (2,540 kg) on 4WD models.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Cadillac-Escalade-Hybrid-001.jpg" alt="2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid photo" title="2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="281" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-cadillac-escalade-hybrid-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 AWD Cadillac Cadillac Escalade Cadillac Escalade Hybrid Full-size SUVs Gas-electric hybrids Luxury cars Luxury SUVs models SUVs Fri, 11 Jan 2013 07:50:20 +0000 admin 96637 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-tahoe-hybrid-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV</h2> <p> Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid delivers a dramatic improvement in fuel economy over non-hybrid models – 33-percent in city driving – with the spaciousness and capability customers seek in a full-size SUV. It offers seating for up to eight and a towing capacity of up to 6,200 pounds (2,812 kg) on 2WD models.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Tahoe-hybrid-001.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="299" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>The Tahoe Hybrid’s improved fuel economy over gasoline-only models is due largely to GM’s s tate-of-the-art two-mode hybrid system, which helps 2WD Tahoe Hybrid models deliver an estimated 20 mpg in the city. That’s comparable to the city fuel economy of many smaller cars.</p> <p>New for 2013 are three exterior colors: Champagne Silver Metallic, Concord Metallic (late availability) and Blue Ray Metallic (late availability).</p> <p>Hybrid system details</p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-tahoe-hybrid-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Chevrolet Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid Full-size SUVs Gas-electric hybrids models SUVs Fri, 26 Oct 2012 11:02:44 +0000 admin 96540 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 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 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 (WT, LT, XFE, LTZ) review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-silverado-1500-wt-lt-xfe-ltz-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 pickup</h2> <p>With a broad range of body styles and proven, fuel-efficient powertrains, the 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 can tackle just about any job a truck owner can imagine – from hauling equipment and a crew to a job site to towing a camper for a family vacation.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Silverado-1500-006.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>Reflecting the importance of low cost of ownership to full-size pickup customers, Silverado continues to offer proven V-8 power with an EPA highway estimate of 21 mpg for mainstream 2WD or 4WD models, and a 22-mpg highway estimate for the Silverado XFE.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Silverado-1500-007.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>Silverado’s capable, efficient powertrains have helped make it the most dependable, longest-lasting full-size pickup, backed by a five-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Chevrolet-Silverado-1500-008.jpg" alt="2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 photo" title="2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-chevrolet-silverado-1500-wt-lt-xfe-ltz-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Chevrolet Chevrolet Silverado Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Full-size pickup trucks hybrids models pickups Trucks Wed, 24 Oct 2012 06:55:08 +0000 admin 96406 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 V60 review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volvo-v60-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Volvo V60 luxury sedan</h2> <p>The Volvo V60 features the same luxurious, sporty, dynamic and exciting-to-drive appeal as the S60 - with an extra pinch of functionality.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volvo-V60-031.jpg" alt="2013 Volvo V60 photo" title="2013 Volvo V60 photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="310" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volvo V60 photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2013 Volvo V60 pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7610">2013 Volvo V60 photo gallery</a></em> (36 photos)</p> <p>Volvo Cars' chassis experts have chiselled out the V60 driving experience with the same passion and uncompromising approach that characterised the development of the S60 sedan.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volvo-V60-029.jpg" alt="2013 Volvo V60 photo" title="2013 Volvo V60 photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="279" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volvo V60 photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>The result is an authentic sports wagon with driving properties that do the sporty lines full justice. The offer also includes the V60 Plug-in Hybrid - the world's first diesel plug-in hybrid.</p> <p> <span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Volvo-V60-015.jpg" alt="2013 Volvo V60 photo" title="2013 Volvo V60 photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Volvo V60 photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>EXTERIOR</p> <p>Coupe rather than estate car</p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-volvo-v60-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 Diesel hybrids Luxury cars Luxury sedans models sedans Volvo Volvo V60 Fri, 28 Sep 2012 15:46:27 +0000 admin 96091 at http://www.autospectator.com/cars 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid (Plus, SE, Limited) review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-toyota-highlander-hybrid-plus-se-limited-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid crossover</h2> <p>The Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid offer additional value for 2013 with more standard equipment, new option packages and audio systems. A new Highlander Plus model grade replaces the former Tech Package and adds numerous popular features, including a rear back-up camera.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Toyota-Highlander-Hybrid-020.jpg" alt="2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid photo" title="2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid photo</strong></span></span><em>Find more new 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid pictures in our <a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/image/tid/7586">2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid photo gallery</a></em> (28 photos)</p> <p>The 2013 Highlander and Highlander Hybrid models feature changes to standard and optional multi-media technology for 2013, with Display Audio made standard on Highlander, SE and Highlander Plus grades; the Highlander Hybrid now includes as standard Display Audio with Navigation and the Entune™ multimedia package.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Toyota-Highlander-Hybrid-026.jpg" alt="2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid photo" title="2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-toyota-highlander-hybrid-plus-se-limited-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 4x4s AWD Crossover Crossover SUV Gas-electric hybrid crossovers hybrids models SUVs Toyota Toyota Highlander Hybrid Thu, 27 Sep 2012 15:13:01 +0000 admin 95224 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 Infiniti M Hybrid review, specs, photos, features http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-infiniti-m-hybrid-review-specs-photos-features <h2>The new 2013 Infiniti M Hybrid hybrid luxury sedan</h2> <p>As rookie seasons go, 2012 was a pretty good year for the Infiniti M Hybrid. As the first hybrid available to offer 360 horsepower and 32 miles per gallon fuel economy, it had the stats to get noticed. </p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Infiniti-M-Hybrid-001.jpg" alt="2013 Infiniti M Hybrid photo" title="2013 Infiniti M Hybrid photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Infiniti M Hybrid photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>Deemed the fastest accelerating full hybrid, it also had the power to get the public's attention. And when it came to the trophy presentation, the Infiniti M Hybrid was the only hybrid named to the prestigious "Ward's 10 Best Engines" list.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Infiniti-M-Hybrid-005.jpg" alt="2013 Infiniti M Hybrid photo" title="2013 Infiniti M Hybrid photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Infiniti M Hybrid photo</strong></span></span></p> <p>Moving into the 2013 model year, the M Hybrid receives several enhancements, including standard auto-dimming sideview mirrors and auto-trunk cincher, and the addition of rear sonar system and Infiniti Connection™ telematics – with available safety, security and convenience services – to the popular Premium Package.</p> <p><span class="inline inline-left"><img src="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/files/images/2013-Infiniti-M-Hybrid-002.jpg" alt="2013 Infiniti M Hybrid photo" title="2013 Infiniti M Hybrid photo" class="image image-_original" width="500" height="333" /><span class="caption" style="width: 498px;"><strong>2013 Infiniti M Hybrid photo</strong></span></span></p> <div class="image-clear"></div><p><a href="http://www.autospectator.com/cars/models/2013-infiniti-m-hybrid-review-specs-photos-features">read more</a></p> 2013 High performance sedans hybrids Infiniti Infiniti M Infiniti M Hybrid Luxury cars Luxury sedans Mid-size sedans models sedans Mon, 10 Sep 2012 11:07:47 +0000 admin 94007 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