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First Look: 2024 Toyota 4Runner – More Power, More Features, More Options

First Look: 2024 Toyota 4Runner – More Power, More Features, More Options

The 2025 Toyota 4Runner made its official debut Tuesday night and those looking for a rugged, midsize SUV will find plenty of reasons to give it a close look. The body-on-frame utility vehicle gets a ground-up makeover that provides more choices than ever, including an optional new hybrid powertrain, the new Trailhunter and Platinum packages, an array of new tech features and over 200 dealer-installable accessories.

Tesla Kills Plan for Affordable EV

Tesla Kills Plan for Affordable EV

Tesla pulled the plug on a program aimed at developing a $25,000 EV, even as Chinese automakers led by BYD double down on bringing to market all-electric vehicles affordable often to reach mainstream buyers. According to Reuters, Tesla CEO Elon Musk now wants to focus on self-driving robocabs.

Ford Delays Production of Electric SUV, Readies More Hybrids

Ford Delays Production of Electric SUV, Readies More Hybrids

Ford mirrored the push by several other automakers to delay production of its electric vehicles, by pushing back its anticipated all-electric SUV and next-generation electric pickup truck. It also revealed plans to grow its hybrid offerings to meet growing demand for them. Find out more at Headlight.News.

Mercedes-Benz Expands Plug-in Hybrid Line-up with 2025 GLC 350e 4Matic

Mercedes-Benz Expands Plug-in Hybrid Line-up with 2025 GLC 350e 4Matic

With millions of American motorists still skeptical about going all-electric, many industry planners are betting plug-in hybrids can serve as a “bridge” technology for those worried about range and a lack of a widespread public charging network. Mercedes-Benz is expanding its own line-up of PHEVs with the addition of the new GLC 350e 4Matic based on its compact crossover line.

Shell Shutting 1,000 Gas Stations in Shift to EV Charging

Shell Shutting 1,000 Gas Stations in Shift to EV Charging

The Dutch-based energy giant Shell plans to eliminate 1,000 gas stations by the end of 2025 as it begins to put more emphasis on its EV charging operations, the company said in a new report. It already operates 3,700 charging stations in the U.S. and will not only add more facilities but expand the size of existing ones.

EPA Expected to Give Automakers a Break on Emissions and Mileage Standards

EPA Expected to Give Automakers a Break on Emissions and Mileage Standards

The Biden administration is expected to roll back new rules governing vehicle emission and mileage standards, a move that should prove particularly helpful for Detroit automakers who are heavily dependent upon large, fuel-hungry models like the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Suburban. But the changes likely also will benefit some Japanese manufacturers, including Toyota and Honda, that have been reluctant to invest heavily on EV technology.

First Drive: 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe — A Rugged Remake

First Drive: 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe — A Rugged Remake

When it came to market nearly a quarter century ago, Santa Fe was Hyundai’s first SUV. Today, it’s part of a broader line-up that runs from the little Venue to the flagship Palisade – but it remains one of the brand’s best sellers. To keep momentum building, the Korean carmaker has given the 2024 Hyundai   Santa Fe a complete makeover, starting with the bolder and more classic SUV design. The cabin is not only roomier but adds more upscale details and plenty of welcome tech. And the XRT package now adds more rugged features for those looking to head off-road.

These Are the Greenest – and Meanest – Vehicles You Can Buy

These Are the Greenest – and Meanest – Vehicles You Can Buy

Looking for an environmentally friendly vehicle? You have more options than ever before. That includes a flood of new battery-electric vehicles, as you might expect, but if you’re still reluctant to go with an EV you still have plenty to choose from. In fact, the top-ranked model in the 2024 GreenerCars list is a plug-in hybrid, and even some products running solely on gasoline do well in the annual study. Better yet, there are plenty of affordable options. But there also are some surprises, as Headlight.News reports.