Upcoming Models Raise Bar on Fuel Efficiency

Edmunds.com - September 11, 2012

With new federal rules calling for mpg ratings in 2025 that will be nearly twice the current standards, the cars we will see on the road in the next three years will change dramatically.

Get a handle on upcoming Hybrids, EVs, PHEVs, Diesels.

By our count, there are at least 43 new conventional hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery-electric vehicles, diesels and fuel-cell electric vehicles planned for introduction in the U.S. from now through the 2015 model year.

Here are just a few: [Read the full list here]

Model Year 2013
Audi
2013 Audi Q5 Hybrid: Arriving late 2012. This compact crossover SUV packs a 208-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 engine and a 44-hp electric motor. An eight-speed automatic transmission transmits power to the front wheels. You can expect fuel economy of about 30 mpg combined. Pricing hasn’t been set, but should start at around $42,000.

BMW
2013 BMW i3

Chevrolet
2013 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

Fiat
2013 Fiat 500 EV

Ford
2013 Ford C-Max Energi

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid

2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Porsche
2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel.

Scion
2013 Scion iQ EV

Toyota
2013 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

Volkswagen
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

Model Year 2014
Acura
2014 Acura MDX Hybrid

2014 Acura RLX Hybrid

Audi
2014 Audi A6 Hybrid

2014 Audi R8 E-tron EV

BMW
2014 BMW i8

Cadillac
2014 Cadillac ELR

Chevrolet
2014 Chevrolet Cruze Plug-in Electric Hybrid

2014 Chevrolet Impala Hybrid

2014 Chevrolet Spark EV

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