2021 Toyota Venza and Sienna revealed: Hybrid power, all-wheel drive, coming this year
The 2021 Toyota Venza crossover SUV and 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan were revealed Monday as mostly hybrid, all-wheel drive family vehicles. After a long absence and previous incarnation as a wagon, the Venza is reborn as a crossover SUV.
2021 Toyota Sienna preview
The 2021 Toyota Sienna minivan with available all-wheel drive now comes as a hybrid that Toyota estimates will get 33 mpg combined. The fourth-generation minivan comes with more standard features, updated technology, more premium options, and a new look inside and out.
2021 Toyota Venza preview
The 2021 Toyota Venza is a two-row hybrid crossover SUV that’s smaller than the three-row Highlander, and largely based on the RAV4. It revives an older name for Toyota that was previously applied to a wagon.
From Motor Authority:
2021 Porsche 911 Targa
2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4 revealed: Heritage, hoopla, and at least $120,000
The 2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4 and 911 Targa 4S were revealed Sunday, the latest in the 992 generation and certainly not the last. The Targa 4 and 4S directly follow the 911 Turbo S and precede a handful more models that are certainly in the mail later down the line.
2022 Genesis GV70 spy shots
A prototype for the second of three planned crossover SUVs at Genesis has been spotted for the first time. The prototype is for a small SUV expected to be badged a GV70.
How to drive 628 mph
There’s a lot involved controlling a car at speeds that passenger aircraft travel at—even when driving in a straight line.
From Green Car Reports:
2021 Toyota Venza
2021 Toyota Venza is hybrid-only, and an urbane alternative to the RAV4
Toyota’s first hybrid-exclusive model other than the Prius will be the Venza—with an expected 40 mpg.
Lightyear inks deal for production of long-range EV’s solar roof
Dutch startup Lightyear has secured a supplier for its long-range electric car’s solar roof. Royal DSM will partner with Lightyear to scale up production of the roof system.
Very fast electric-car charging will require a new generation of cables—and cable cooling
As onboard chargers and DC fast-charging stations get more powerful, cables could become the limiting factor in electric-car charging speed. Supplier Huber+Suhner has developed a next-generation cable that should enable faster charging.
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