Kia introduces 5th-generation Sportage SUV; gasoline, diesel, HEV, PHEV

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Kia has presented the fifth-generation Kia Sportage SUV. Developed on a new architecture, the all-new Sportage will offer gasoline and diesel powertrains at market launch later this year, followed by hybrid-electric (HEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) models.

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Mahindra & Mahindra introduces compact gasoline SUV, first gasoline engine family

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M & M), India’s leading SUV manufacturer, revealed the new Mahindra KUV100 compact SUV, along with an all new engine family named mFALCON, marking the company’s entry into gasoline engine space. The introduction comes after India’s Supreme Court recently banned the sale of vehicles with diesel engines larger than 2.0 The KUV100 will be powered by the mFALCON, an all-new engine family with options of both gasoline (mFALCON, G80) and diesel (mFALCON, D75).

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2022 KIA Sorento PHEV joins hybrid, gasoline models

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The 2022 Sorento Turbo Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) SUV is the latest addition to Kia’s ambitious ‘Plan S’ electrification strategy and the fourth-generation Sorento model range, which was introduced last year in both gasoline-powered and turbo hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) forms.

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Mazda expanding SUV lineup from 2022 on; electrification of all models by 2030; rotary engine as generator

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In Hiroshima, Mazda Motor Corporation announced plans to expand its SUV lineup globally starting from 2022. The Mazda CX-50 is a crossover SUV that will be added as a new core model to the lineup and be introduced in the US market, where a strong SUV presence as well as off-road performance are in high demand. These models will expand Mazda’s mid-size crossover SUV lineup. Crossover SUVs to be introduced from 2022 onwards.

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JATO: European new car CO2 emissions highest average since 2014; shift from diesel to gasoline and SUVs rise

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At the same time, the sales growth of diesel cars fell from +7% to +1%. The average emissions for diesel cars continued to be lower than their gasoline counterparts (3.2 The arrival of new SUVs last year, including the launch of 16 new models, paired with an increase in demand for the car type also contributed to the overall increase of average CO 2 emissions in Europe. The emissions averages for SUVs worsened by 1.4

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Diesel car registrations in Europe in 2017 down 7.9%; SUV sales up 19.5%; AFVs up 46% but share still low

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Gasoline car registrations benefited from the decline of diesel, growing by 10.9% (+760,000 units) to a 50% market share; SUVs led growth with a record 4.56 The vast majority of market growth in 2017 was driven by SUVs, which posted a record 4.56 Comparatively, SUV registrations in 2016 were just 3.81 As a result, market share for SUVs has jumped from 25.2% A sharp contrast to 2007, when SUVs represented just 8.5%

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2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid debuts: 39-mpg compact SUV, can tow 2,000 pounds

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It goes on sale in the United States early next year. Revealed at the 2021 Los Angeles auto show, the 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid wears the same unorthodox styling as the gasoline model unveiled in October.

KBA: Alternative drives accounted for around 25% of new vehicle sales in Germany in 2020; 13.5% with electric drive

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The SUV segment with battery-electric drive accounted for just under a fifth (19.9%) of the new registrations volume. Overall, around 63% of all new car registrations, including gasoline and diesel, were registered for commercial owners in 2020. Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Market Background Plug-ins SalesIn 2020, e-mobility became more popular in Germany, despite a 20% decline in registration numbers in the year of the COVID 19 pandemic.

NADA forecasts light-duty vehicle sales of 16.94M in US in 2015; 56% trucks and SUVs

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Low gasoline prices and pent-up consumer demand will combine to drive new car and light truck sales to an estimated 16.94 NADA’s original sales forecast of 16.4 The split among the segments this year is expected to be 44% cars and 56% light trucks and SUVs because of lower gasoline prices, increased job growth and an improving housing market. We expect to see significant growth in sales of light trucks, particularly in the large-size CUV and SUV segments.

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Baker Institute expert urges focus on larger light-duty trucks and SUVs to reduce gasoline use, emissions

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Larger trucks and SUVs with powerful, high-displacement engines are the low-hanging fruit for any policymaker seeking the most efficient path to reducing gasoline use and the associated emissions, according to an issue brief by an expert in the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy. —“Seeking Scalable, Cost-effective Reductions in Gasoline Demand and Tailpipe Emissions?

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Hybrids represented 52% of all Toyota Motor Europe sales in 2019; 63% in West Europe

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Toyota Motor Europe reported 2019 sales of 1,089,422 Toyota and Lexus vehicles, an increase of +5.2% With sales of 1,002,216 vehicles, Toyota sold more than one million vehicles for the first time since 2008 delivering 4.5% Total Lexus sales increased by 14.5%

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Enlarged 2021 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban SUVs offer diesel option

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Each is enlarged, and redesigned to offer the most interior space of any SUV, exclusive technologies and features, and the best driving dynamics in the full-size segment. Updated V-8 gasoline engines with Dynamic Fuel Management include the available 6.2L

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Volkswagen Taos SUV to use new version of the turbocharged EA211 engine that powers Jetta

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Volkswagen announced that the Taos compact SUV, which slots into the lineup below the Tiguan, will feature a new version of the EA211 turbocharged four-cylinder engine that currently powers the Jetta sedan.

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Euro car market has best H1 of century; diesels down 17%; AFVs up 31% for 5.4% of total; SUVs booming

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Car makers continue to update and modernise their traditional models, while the range of SUVs on offer continues to grow and appeal to all kinds of budgets and needs. The diesel crisis certainly affected the speed of growth in the market, but consumers are overcoming this by turning to more attractive gasoline and AFV solutions. million SUV registrations in H1 2018, a result that marks the best-ever performance for the segment in Europe.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hits 200,000 global sales

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that the world’s first plug-in hybrid SUV, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV, has achieved sales of 200,000 units worldwide since its launch in 2013. The 2019 Outlander PHEV also features innovative powertrain and mechanical improvements, including an ultra-efficient new 2.4-liter gasoline engine.

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Diesel new vehicle market share in Europe in February dropped to 39.5%; SUVs still driving growth

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in February, as gasoline car registrations increased by 16%. SUVs were a key driver of growth in February, with the volume of vehicles registered up by 24.7% compared to the same month last year, meaning SUVs accounted for 33% of the total market in February. Demand for SUVs continued to rise, with the segment’s volume up by 24.7% This meant that one in every three cars registered in February 2018 was an SUV. Diesel Electric (Battery) Europe Hybrids Sales

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New Kia Sorento SUV and first Sorento Hybrid; plug-in option to come

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In Frankfurt, Kia unveiled the new Sorento, the fourth generation of its mid-size SUV, including for the first time a hybrid option. Sorento is at the heart of Kia’s reinvigorated global SUV line-up, which also includes the Seltos, Stonic, Telluride and Sportage.

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Volvo reveals new XC90; limited diesel, gasoline First Edition on sale only online

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Volvo Cars revealed the XC90, its new 7-seat SUV, at an event in Sweden. The two launch engines are the D5 twin turbo diesel and the T6 supercharged and turbocharged gasoline unit. Volvo Cars also announced the release of a limited First Edition of its new flagship; the 1,927 individually numbered cars celebrate the year Volvo was founded and will only be available for sale online at, beginning 3 Sep. The new XC90, with “Thor’s hammer” DRL lights.

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JATO: global vehicle sales fall by 39% in March; electrified vehicles up to 17.4% new registration market share in Europe

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Global vehicle sales totalled 5.55 This represents the largest year-on-year monthly decrease since 1980, when JATO Dynamics started to collect data—even surpassing the global financial crisis in November 2008, which saw a 25% decline in sales. With the pandemic spreading across the globe, strict lockdowns in key markets, combined with consumer panic and economic uncertainty, have all contributed to the huge decrease in sales last month.

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New report finds global CO2 vehicle emission reduction measures falter; dropping diesels, increasing SUVs

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Average new LDV fuel economy (liters gasoline equivalent per 100 km (L ge /100 km) by country or region (2005-17) and new registrations (2017). LDV sales in these economies have tripled since 2005 with the biggest rise in China, where sales were seven times higher in 2017 than in 2005. A key driver of the recent developments of the average fuel consumption include the rapid decline of diesel sales in several major vehicle markets, most notably in Europe.

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Opel presents PHEV version of Grandland X SUV

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Topping Opel’s SUV offer (that also comprises the Crossland X and the Mokka X), the Grandland X Hybrid4 combines the power of a 1.6 turbocharged gasoline engine and two electric motors for a system output of up to 300hp. Planned to go on sale within the next weeks for first deliveries to customers in early 2020, Opel’s first plug-in hybrid will contribute to the electrification of the German brand’s entire product portfolio by 2024.

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Mazda unveils CX-30 compact crossover SUV with mild hybrid technology

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Mazda Motor Corporation staged the world premiere of the second model in its new-generation lineup, the Mazda CX-30 compact crossover SUV, at the Geneva International Motor Show. As a new core model, the CX-30 will be rolled out to global markets, with sales starting from Europe this summer. gasoline engine delivers enhanced driving performance, fuel efficiency and eco-friendliness.

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Efficient Drivetrains develops PHEV SUV for Asian market

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EDI), a developer of plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) and continuously variable transmission (CVT) technologies spanning light- to heavy-duty classes ( earlier post ), has developed a new energy plug-in hybrid electric SUV for the Asian marketplace. Based on EDI’s proprietary drivetrain technology, the SUV offers the highest performance for a PHEV in its class, the company said. EDI’s New Energy PHEV SUV. EDI’s PHEV SUV can be charged with a level 1 or 2 standard electric plug.

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Sales of Nissan e-POWER electrified vehicles in Japan surpasses 500,000-unit cumulative milestone

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Nissan announced that cumulative sales of vehicles with its e-POWER electrified powertrain ( earlier post ) surpassed 500,000 units at the end of March. The e-POWER system uses a highly efficient gasoline engine to generate electricity for the electric motor that propels the vehicle.

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Honda unveils planned production model VEZEL; gasoline and hybrid versions

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VEZEL, says Honda, offers the dynamic qualities of an SUV, the elegance of a coupe and the functionality of a minivan. In Japan, both hybrid and gasoline models of the VEZEL will go on sale. direct injection engine with a high-output motor, and the gasoline model will be equipped with a 1.5 More details about the VEZEL will be announced on 19 December 2013 and the vehicle will go on sale in Japan on the following day, 20 December 2013.

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JATO: new car average CO2 emissions highest in Europe since 2014; slow EV uptake insufficient to counter fewer diesels and more SUVs

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As expected, the combination of fewer diesel registrations and more SUVs continued to have an impact on emissions. However, in contrast to Toyota, the improvement made was due to the efficiency of its gasoline engines, rather than the adoption of electrified ones.

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2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe: The legendary SUV brand’s first plug-in hybrid


In Europe, it was smaller Jeeps—the subcompact Renegade and compact Compass family SUV—that got their plugs first. One’s the best of the dwindling segment of 7- and 8-seat vehicles that aren’t hulking SUVs. Sales: high.

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UMTRI study finds total cost of ownership of diesels in US often much less than gasoline counterparts

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A comprehensive study of the total cost of ownership (TCO) of light- and medium-duty diesel passenger vehicles in the US has found that the total cost of ownership—depreciation, fuel costs, repairs, maintenance, insurance, and fees and taxes—is often much less for diesel vehicles as compared to gasoline versions of the same vehicles, mostly ranging from $2,000 to $7,000 over three to five years. Alternative powertrain sales.

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2018 Lexus RX 450hL hybrid three-row SUV priced from $51,600

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Lexus invented the idea of a luxury hybrid utility vehicle in a version of its RX crossover well over a decade ago, but sales haven't been strong of late. Cheap gasoline, better fuel efficiency from all types of vehicles due to rising CAFE rules, and a lack of interest in hybrids have all hurt the latest version of the RX Hybrid. Chicago Auto Show Third-Row Seats Seven-seater SUV

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News: 2023 Fisker Ocean Introduced

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Henrik Fisker revealed his plans to shake-up the electric SUV category with the all-new, all-electric Ocean. This five-passenger SUV offers some interesting technology and a starting price that will make the competitors take notice. Swimming with the Big Boys.

EEA final data shows average car CO2 emissions in Europe kept increasing in 2019

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million new cars were registered in 2019 in the EU, Iceland, Norway and the United Kingdom, and about 38% of these were SUVs. SUVs are typically heavier than other cars and have more powerful engines and larger frontal areas—all features that increase fuel consumption.

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Volkswagen unveils third-generation Touareg SUV in China; plug-in hybrid drive this year

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Volkswagen held the world premiere of its new, third-generation Touareg SUV in China—its largest market. Worldwide sales of the previous two generations amount to nearly one million units; the largest markets for the new Touareg—which serves as a technology flagship for the automaker—are China, Europe and Russia. This will also be followed by a V6 gasoline engine (250 kW/340 PS) and a V8 turbodiesel (310 kW/421 PS) for many different markets.

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Honeywell Transportation Systems Forecast: turbocharged vehicles to account for 48% of annual global sales by 2021; electric boosting emerges

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Honeywell’s Transportation Systems Forecast projects that turbocharged vehicles will acount for 48% of annual global sales by 2021, up 9 percentage points from 2016. This annual sales estimate, combining both passenger and commercial vehicles, would add more than 232 million turbocharged vehicles globally between 2017 and 2021—an increase of 35% from today. The global turbo business is expected to reach almost $12 billion in industry sales in 2021.

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ExxonMobil: diesel will surpass gasoline as the number one global transportation fuel by 2020

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Diesel will surpass gasoline as the number one transportation fuel worldwide by 2020 and continue to increase its share through 2040, according to ExxonMobil’s recently published Outlook For Energy: A View To 2040. The relative shift away from motor gasoline to diesel is driven by improving light-duty vehicle fuel economy and the growth in commercial transportation activity. Transportation fuel mix in millions of oil-equivalent barrels through 2020. Source: ExxonMobil Outlook.

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Will Cheap Gas, Soaring SUV Sales Sink Fuel-Economy Goals?

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Hits New All-Time High; Gasoline. emissions regulations are forcing carmakers to make their products more efficient over the next decade. Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require carmakers to achieve a fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025. That's equivalent to roughly 40 mpg on the window sticker. DON'T MISS: Miles Driven In U.S. CAFE Fuel Economy Corporate Average Fuel Economy

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New VW Golf Sportwagen going on sale in 2015 in US with gasoline and diesel powertrains; improved power and fuel economy

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Volkswagen’s new Golf SportWagen that goes on sale in the first quarter 2015 in the US is based on the MQB (modular transverse matrix) architecture, as is the 2015 Golf and Golf GTI. Volkswagen is positioning it as a sportier alternative to compact SUVs. The new SportWagen will be offered with two powertrains, one gasoline, one diesel.

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Road Test: 2021 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury FWD

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Competing in the premium midsize SUV category, the 2021 Cadillac XT5 is right in the middle of stiff competition, including models from Acura, Audi, BMW, Genesis, Infiniti, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Tesla and Volvo. Cadillac’s Midsize Contender.

Volkswagen unveils Atlas; new MQB-based 7-seat SUV; first VW Digital Cockpit in US

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Volkswagen unveiled the 2018 Volkswagen Atlas SUV at an event on the Santa Monica Pier. Built in Chattanooga alongside the Passat, the seven-passenger Atlas offers a full slate of available driver assistance and technology features—including Volkswagen’s first Digital Cockpit in a vehicle for the US—a spacious interior and a choice of two gasoline powertrains.

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Ford introducing new midsize SUV in China; Territory will offer 48V mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid variants

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Ford has released the first images of the new Territory, a mid-size SUV targeted at new buyers in emerging cities in China. Territory customers can choose between a fuel-efficient gasoline engine option; 48V mild hybrid with Miller-Cycle technology; and a plug-in hybrid powertrain when it goes on sale in early 2019. The all-new SUV will be manufactured at JMC’s Xiao Lan plant, which meets Ford’s global manufacturing standards.

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Volvo Cars reveals new XC60 premium SUV, led by PHEV model, at Geneva

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Volvo Cars revealed the much-anticipated new XC60 premium SUV at the Geneva Motor Show. The new car replaces Volvo’s highly-successful original XC60, which in the nine years since its launch became the bestselling premium mid-sized SUV in Europe with nearly a million units sold globally. The XC60 today represents around 30% of Volvo’s total global sales.

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Worldwide sales of Toyota Motor hybrids top 4M units; Prius family accounts for almost 72%

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Cumulative worldwide sales of TMC hybrids. Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced that global cumulative sales of its hybrid vehicles—passenger car and commercial—topped the 4-million unit mark as of 30 April. of cumulative sales, with 2.631 million units sold—44% of those sales were in Japan, and 56% overseas. of cumulative TMC hybrid sales. thousand units sold, with 95% of those sales occurring outside of Japan. Hybrids Sales

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Cumulative sales of Toyota Motor hybrids top 2M units in Japan, 4.6M worldwide; 1.02M from Jan to Oct.

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Global annual sales of TMC hybrids. Cumulative sales in Japan of Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) hybrid vehicles—including plug-in hybrids— reached 2.04 Globally, cumulative sales of TMC-produced hybrid vehicles since the first was launched in 1997 have now topped 4.60 The hybrid model with the next highest cumulative sales is the Camry (317,200)—6.9% Approximately 40% of Toyota’s sales in Japan and 14% of global sales are hybrid vehicles.

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Sales of Ford Fusion Hybrid, Fusion Energi jump in LA in June; up 35% and 40% y-o-y respectively

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Ford Fusion electrified vehicle retail sales spiked in the Los Angeles market during the month of June, the first month of availability for the new 2017 model. Based on Ford June sales figures, Fusion Energi (the plug-in hybrid variant) sales jumped nearly 40% in LA compared to June 2015. During the same time period, Fusion Hybrid sales jumped 35%. Both of these numbers are retail sales and do not include fleet sales. Hybrids Plug-ins Sales

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