Facelifted 2018 Range Rover gets hybrid tech and more luxury

The 2018 Range Rover is here, benefitting from visual tweaks, a more sumptuous feel and a PHEV hybrid version. Following on quickly from the reveal of the updated Range Rover Sport, Land Rover has now pulled the wraps off its revised full-size 2018 Range Rover. The luxury SUV is can be ordered now with prices from £79,595, which is £2,800 more than the outgoing car. It has a more luxurious cabin, new tech and a plug-in hybrid powertrain for the first time. As part of the model year change, the…

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New Polestar 1 hybrid coupe revealed ahead of 2019 arrival

Striking Polestar 1 to arrive in 2019 on a subscription service, but will only be available as left-hand drive in the UK. Polestar, the former performance sub-brand of Volvo, has revealed its first standalone model, the Polestar 1. It goes into production in 2019, will be built exclusively at a new facility in China and will be available to markets worldwide, including the UK, but in left-hand drive only. It’s expected to cost from around €130,000 (£115,000) in Europe. The production-ready coupe has been unveiled alongside news of two further…

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Toyota RAV4 gets hybrid power across the range

Toyota will offer hybrid electric petrol engines across all trim levels for its 2018 crossover. Toyota’s RAV4 is getting a boost with more hybrid models and additional trim levels across the range. The Japanese manufacturer is pushing its hybrid ethos by offering such a powertrain on every RAV4 variant. Six options are now available starting at £29,005 for entry-level cars. Hybrid powertrains currently account for 65.3 per cent of all RAV4 sales with that number likely to rise with wider introduction of the 2.5-litre hybrid petrol engine now available on…

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Mild hybrid Jaguar XE, XF and F-Pace models spied testing

Part-electrified versions of the XE, XF and F-Pace SUV are on the horizon according to these new spy shots. Jaguar is plotting a three pronged hybrid offensive according to this batch of spy shots sent to us from the United States, revealing HEV versions of the XE, XF and F-Pace SUV undergoing assessment by JLR engineers. The cars in the pictures themselves do little to hint at their mild-hybrid underpinnings – they look just like any regular versions of Jaguar’s two saloons and sole SUV offering. However, our spy snapper…

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New Audi A8: hybrid tech for every model

Spy shots and exclusive images of the new Audi A8 saloon plus details on its weight-saving tech, ‘level 3’ autonomy and hybrid engines. Every version of the next-generation Audi A8 will get hybrid technology, bosses at the brand have now confirmed. The new car will debut in the coming months, and will hit back at the Mercedes S-Class and BMW 7 Series on the technology and efficiency fronts, using more aluminium in its construction than ever before, as well as components made out of magnesium and carbonfibre. Speaking from the…

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