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Lexus to premiere hybrid LC500 in Geneva

Lexus finally made the 2012 LF-LC a reality by revealing the production LC 500 at last month's Detroit auto show. Not a full two months later, the smooth, curvy V8-powered 2+2 will get a sibling. Lexus will introduce the LC 500h, a hybrid version of the sporty two-door, at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.
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Aircraft

Easyjet to trial hydrogen hybrid airplane tech

EasyJet has announced plans to test a hybrid hydrogen fuel system. The concept was conceived by students at Cranfield University and could save around 50,000 tonnes (55,115 tons) of fuel a year, as well as the associated CO2 emissions. It would recover energy from braking when a plane lands.Read More

Automotive

VW unveils Tiguan hybrid concept SUV in Detroit

Volkswagen has introduced its version of a plug-in hybrid SUV at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit. The VW Tiguan GTE Active Concept combines a gasoline engine with two electric motors and all-wheel drive to create an SUV with a claimed fuel economy of 75 mpg (3 l/100 km) and a range of 580 miles (933 km).
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Ford Fusion gets class-leading V6, hybrid updates

Ford has unveiled a new Fusion at the Detroit Auto Show. Known as the Mondeo in some markets, the Fusion receives a new twin-turbocharged V6, a pedestrian detection system for North America, and updates to the hybrid and plug-in hybrid models to go along with two new trim levels.Read More

Automotive

Chrysler tries to make minivans cool again, with the Pacifica

Modern families might be crazy about their high-riding SUVs, but for a long time the minivan ruled supreme in the world of practical family hauling. Chrysler is hoping its new Pacifica is able to kickstart a retro revolution, where practicality and family-first features trump the schoolyard kudos carried by the four-wheel drive monsters that currently rule the road. Read More

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