SUVs are the most popular segment of the car market right now. And combining an SUV with a hybrid engine is particularly hip. One example is the Lexus NX300h. It has a 4 cylinder engine with 145 kilowatts.
Toyota has picked the region of Silesia in southern Poland as the site for a new car factory. As Europe turns its back on diesel cars, the rush is on for electric and hybrid cars and Poland wants to be in on the action.
The automotive industry is coming under increasing pressure worldwide due to a growing focus on electric mobility, autonomous driving and digital services. Competition from China is also on the rise.
Chief Executive Oliver Blume has said the sports carmaker will focus on petrol/gasoline, hybrid and all-electric vehicles. Porsche and its parent Volkswagen have seen their image take a beating in the wake of Dieselgate.
Ford Motor has announced it will significantly increase its investment in the development of fully electric and hybrid vehicles. The carmaker's strategy shift has been in the making for over six months.
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