NYIAS: Genesis Hybrid Sports Sedan Notion – To New Beginnings

Genesis Hybrid Sports Sedan Concept, New York, Image: Genesis

Genesis is on path to preview its design and style language going forward with the reveal of the Hybrid Sports Sedan New York Notion. The styling is synonymous with the Vision G idea, even though the powertrain and interior receive additional enhancements.

Genesis Hybrid Sports Sedan Concept, New York, Image: Genesis

The front fascia displays a large mesh trapezoidal grille as the centerpiece bookended by a pair of aggressive LED headlights. The fenders bulge out of the sides to give it a sculpted wide body look and feature mesh vents that match the grille.

Genesis Hybrid Sports Sedan Concept, New York, Image: Genesis

Leather and suede cover the interior, and the dashboard attributes a 21-inch LED display by LG.

Genesis says a direct-injected hybrid engine powers its idea, and that it sends power to the wheels by means of an eight-speed automatic transmission. The 2.-liter GDi hybrid engine puts out an estimated 241 horsepower and 260 lbs-ft of torque, which is roughly on par with mid size luxury possibilities such as the Lexus GS 200t.

Whilst some of the much more extravagant characteristics are unlikely to make it into production, many of the design and style elements are probably to show up in the upcoming G70 and G80 models.

The Genesis model lineup will increase at a quick pace in the subsequent couple of years with the introduction of six models by 2021.

[Images: Genesis]


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Common Motors Beats Ford to Hybrid Pickup Punch … Once again

2016 GMC Sierra with eAssist, Image: General Motors

Common Motors will test the coastal waters with mild-hybrid versions of its 1500-series trucks beginning this spring, the automaker announced Thursday.

A total of 500 Chevrolet Silverado and 200 GMC Sierra eAssist trucks will be sold exclusively to granola-fed Californians. GM claims the trucks are very good for a 13-percent increase in city fuel efficiency, the natural habitat of the vinyl trading, furnishings refinishing, kale-consuming millennials hopefully interested in a full-size domestic pickup.

The most current effort is unlike GM’s earlier foray into utilitarian electrification, which employed a two-mode hybrid system on GM’s full-size pickups and SUVs jointly created with BMW and the former DaimlerChrysler. The new, modular eAssist system will rely on a modest lithium-ion battery providing electrons to a 13 horsepower compact induction electric motor. The method adds electric power increase, quit/start off capability, and regenerative braking to equipped pickups.

2016 Chevrolet Silverado eAssist, Image: General Motors

According to General Motors, the mild-hybrid technique is mated exclusively to two-wheel drive trucks powered by the five.3-liter EcoTec V8 engine and eight-speed automatic transmission. Battery cells are the identical as those located in the Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, and computer software controls are lifted from the Chevrolet Volt, the company stated in its release.

By employing the new tech, Basic Motors claims its V8 engine can run in four-cylinder mode for longer periods of time thanks to assist from its electric motor, enhancing efficiency in the approach.

Total technique output is estimated at 355 horsepower and 383 lbs-ft of torque, with 13 horsepower and 44 lbs-ft provided by the electric motor.

If this distinct solution interests you, count on to shell out “just over $ 50,000″ for the GMC Sierra eAssist, mentioned item representative for Sierra light-duty pickups Kelly Wysocki. That’s ahead of the inescapable taxes associated with living in California are tacked on leading. TTAC estimates Chevrolet models will be in the mid-$ 40,000 range prior to taxes and fees. The Silverado eAssist will sell for a far more modest $ 42,950 which includes location.

The eAssist powertrain will only be available in Silverado 1LT and Sierra SLT Premium trims.

Ford is planning to give its F-150 pickup hybrid capability by 2020. Chrysler has created an all-new hybrid powertrain for the Pacifica minivan, but the Auburn Hills automaker stated the minivan will be the biggest automobile in its fleet to use the system. GM killed off its earlier two-mode hybrid pickups with the introduction of its present-generation models.


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2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Priced At $28,645, Nation Furrows Brow

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid

Chevrolet announced this week that its hybridized version of the mid-sized Malibu would commence at $ 28,645 which includes location, for a fuel-sipping, 48 city-mpg, lengthy-legged miler with all sorts of excellent appears.

Those are the facts.

Also accurate: the Ford Fusion Hybrid is $ three,585 less pricey (despite the fact that it only manages 41 mpg in the city), the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid is $ 1,810 less pricey (40 mpg city), the Toyota Camry Hybrid is $ 1,220 much less dear (despite the fact that it manages 43 mpg in the city) — so only the 50-mpg Honda Accord Hybrid starts at a greater price ($ 1,495 far more).

The Malibu Hybrid will be accessible only in LT trim when it goes on sale in the spring.

The hybrid Malibu sedan sports a 1.eight-liter turbo 4 and a 1.5 kWh lithium-ion battery that can power the automobile alone up to 55 mph. According to Chevrolet, the automobile weighs 300 pounds significantly less than its predecessor, but sports a 4-inch longer wheelbase.

The Malibu Hybrid will sport a 7-inch MyLink touchscreen (an 8-inch screen will be offered) and LTE hotspot as regular.

A nation of potential mid-size hybrid buyers just wondered aloud if the mid-size, middle-priced Malibu Hybrid constituted a great deal from the Bow Tie brand.


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