BMW Concept XM: 750-hp hybrid SUV portends most powerful M car ever

BMW is preparing to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the M1 mid-engine sports car, but it’s going to do it with a crossover SUV. On Monday, at Art Basel’s 2021 Miami Beach show, the BMW Concept XM was unveiled with a plug-in hybrid powertrain and eye-grabbing design. It’s a preview of the production XM planned …

Mazda’s next-generation vehicle platform to be used with gas, diesel, EVs, and front- and rear-wheel drive

Mazda last week announced an ambitious electrification strategy, including a dedicated EV platform scheduled for introduction by 2025, as well as new hybrids and plug-in hybrids. A new Skyactiv Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture platform will underpin a host of new models launching between 2022 and 2025, including five hybrids, five plug-in hybrids, and three all-electric cars, …

Toyota flip-flops, to debut to two electric vehicles and a plug-in hybrid in 2021

Toyota on Wednesday confirmed plans to launch two electric vehicles and a plug-in hybrid in the U.S. this year. The new models are part of a large-scale electrified-vehicle push. By 2025, Toyota wants 40% of its U.S. vehicle sales to be electrified models, including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery-electric cars, and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles, a company …