After one of the biggest IPOs in industry history, it's about time Tesla got serious about capturing whatever market they were aiming for — and they're doing just that with the Tesla Roadster 2.5 ($TBA). The previous incredible performance of the all-electric engine is enhanced by a new look, new forged wheels, new, more comfortable seats, an optional backside camera and a 7-inch touchscreen, and improved sound reduction — as if you need it with a motor that makes no noise.
It's not often we get to cover a concept vehicle that actually makes it to market, but that's exactly the case with the 2011 Honda CR-Z ($TBA; Late Summer 2010). Based on the company's prior CR-Z concept, the production CR-Z is a sport hybrid coupe, combining a four-cylinder i-VTEC engine with a 10-kilowatt electric motor and 100-volt IMA nickel-metal hydride battery pack to offer 122 hp and fuel economy up to 38 mpg. Other features include a three-mode drive system that allows the driver to select between sport, normal, and economy driving styles as needed, a front MacPherson strut suspension, 16-inch aluminum wheels standard with 17-inchers as an option, a futuristic blue-themed instrument panel, and available HID headlights, a 360-Watt AM/FM/CD seven-speaker audio system, Bluetooth HandsFreeLink, and more.
Say hello to the most powerful hybrid yet. The 2010 BMW X6 ActiveHybrid ($TBA) features a gas-electric system comprised of twin electric motors and a twin-turbo, 4.4L V8, all paired to a seven-speed dual mode transmission, good for a 0-60 time of just 5.4 seconds and a top speed of 130 mph. The stylish crossover also features BMW's xDrive all-wheel-drive system, sensotronic brake actuation, dynamic traction control, 20-inch light-alloy Aero wheels, BMW Assist with GPS and Bluetooth, and much more.