The 2022 sedan breaks with its Impreza-based past and will be built on a more rigid platform with a lower center of gravity. It also receives aluminum fenders surrounded by protective cladding. The WRX runs with a turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 271 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Transmissions will consist of a six-speed manual […]

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Nearly 90 years ago, the automaker (now part of Stellantis) introduced the Airflow. The sedan’s wind-cheating design and advanced unitized construction was considered far ahead of its time. Buyers snubbed the Airflow, however, and it was cancelled after just four years. The name returns, phoenix-like, sometime in 2025, this time attached to a battery-electric hatchback […]

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The smallest model in Hyundai’s premium-division lineup will soon be available in battery-electric version with front and rear motors. The system produces 365 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, but a unique Boost Mode temporarily increases output to 483 horsepower. According to Genesis, Boost Mode produces a zero-to-60-mph time of 4.5 seconds, 0.6 quicker than […]

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Part of Toyota’s full-court press to introduce 30 electric vehicles globally by the end of the decade includes its premium division, Lexus. The model will be the RZ 450e tall hatchback, based on the LF-Z Electrified concept model shown in early 2021. Although the RZ 450e will use the same platform as the 2023 Toyota […]

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According to reports, the largest and most expensive of the automaker’s tall-wagon lineup will be electric. Also rumored is a name change for the XC90, which henceforth would be called Embla. Regardless of its label, the vehicle is said to be based on Volvo’s Concept Recharge and would use the same platform as the XC40 […]

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As an adjunct to the current X7 model will come the 2023 XM, which arrives in late 2022. Along with unique body sculpting, the XM will be a plug-in hybrid. The powertrain consists of a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 with electric-motor assist. Output is 750 horsepower and 737 pound-feet of torque, which would make the XM […]

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The automaker is realigning its lineup for 2022 to focus more on crossovers. The latest is the CX-50, which joins the CX-30, CX-5, CX-9 and the battery-electric MX-30. The small CX-3 crossover and Mazda6 sedan are gone, leaving the Mazda3 (sedan and hatchback) and the MX-5 as the sole cars. The all-wheel-drive somewhat CX-50 resembles […]

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Porsche claims it has no plans for an electric version of its iconic 911 sports car, but that isn’t stopping the automaker from developing a hybrid version. Various rumors suggest the rear-engine model will be of the plug-in variety, providing a decent amount (25-plus miles) of electric-only range. The assisting motor would be integrated with […]

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As a global vehicle, Ford’s midsize pickup was well into its life cycle when it arrived in North America for the 2019 model year. That means instead of a makeover, there’s pretty much a full-on redesign coming in 2022 for the 2023 model year. The Ranger will get a modified chassis that’s also used for […]

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The automaker known for its decades-long hybrid-vehicle history with the Prius will introduce several battery-electrics under the bZ brand. First up is the 2023 bZ4X hatchback wagon that’s scheduled to arrive by mid-2022, and is about the same size as the Toyota RAV4. The base bZ4X gets front-wheel-drive and a 201-horsepower motor connected to a […]

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