Volt charges to the front
Even luxury brands are going eco, writes Paul Gover in Los Angeles
for most carmakers, but Benz has made it a reality. It’s only a small fleet, and refuelling is tough, even in California, but it’s a pointer to the cars we will eventually all drive. GO FAST STAR Porsche Cayman R The baby coupe has been capable of taking more go since day one and the R finally delivers with a punchier engine and a serious diet. Best of all, it will be relatively affordable. AUSSIE IMPACT Hyundai Elantra Plenty of other LA heroes will come to Australia, but the Korean compact will have the most impact. It will bring far more buyers to the brand, provided it drives right after the i45 error.
Green machines: the hydrogen fuel-cell Mercedes-Benz B-Class (left) and star performer the Chevrolet Volt (above).