Stefan Ogbac

Stefan has been writing about the auto industry since 2014. Even though he owes the Dodge Viper for turning him into an avid car enthusiast, he’s found his niche on Japanese and Korean autos. Based in Los Angeles, you’ll find Stefan in the kitchen whipping up delicious food when not tinkering with cars or cruising on Angeles Crest.
Stefan Ogbac
BMW i7 could be the most powerful 7 Series: Report

The next-generation BMW 7 Series is on the way and based on a report from Germany, the most powerful variant won’t wear an M badge. According to AutoBild, the all-electric i7 could have the most potent powertrain in the lineup, sporting 650 hp. That would be the highest output version of the car, which should […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/4/2021
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid receives its official EPA fuel economy ratings

The most efficient model in the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe lineup finally has EPA ratings and they’re pretty respectable considering the mid-size SUV gets AWD standard with the electrified powertrain. In its base form, the 2021 Santa Fe Hybrid is rated for 36/31/34 mpg city/highway/combined. Should you opt for the Limited, which has more standard […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/3/2021
18 new or updated EVs coming to market in 2021

The year 2021 will be a major one for battery-electric vehicles. Automakers will start releasing their opening salvo of dedicated EVs, signaling the continued move toward electrification across both mainstream and luxury segments. Most of these vehicles are rated for over 200 miles of range or are expected to go longer than that on a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/2/2021
Genesis to name dedicated EV the GV60: Report

Out of the first three cars to ride on Hyundai Motor Group’s new E-GMP platform, we only know the name of one: the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5. Now, a new report appears to have revealed the name of a second vehicle. According to Asia Times, an outlet from South Korea, Genesis will name its dedicated […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/2/2021
Tesla owner stalks 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 prototype for some close up views

We’re a few weeks away from the official world debut of the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 and we’ve found a Tesla Model 3 owner from South Korea getting up close and personal with a prototype and got it on video. The best part is that the person behind the camera caught some interesting details about […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/1/2021
Genesis patents reveal EV variants for nearly the entire lineup

Last week, we reported that Genesis will release all-electric variants of most vehicles in the current lineup alongside the dedicated EV code-named JW1. Well, it appears that has been confirmed with trademark filings in Korea found by a poster on GV Forums. The naming layout, which we originally noted will add an “e” in front […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/1/2021
Lexus teases EV concept once more, announces debut of new models

Lexus took a moment during its 2020 sales announcement to tease us once more with a concept that’s supposed to become the brand’s first production battery-electric vehicle. We’re not sure what body style it is but it’s futuristic and swoopy. New styling cues on this car may preview the next evolution of Lexus’ design language […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/1/2021
2021 Nissan Leaf Plus review: Is the OG mass market EV still relevant?

The Nissan Leaf was one of the pioneers of electrification. This compact hatchback made electrified motoring a reality when it first arrived back in 2010. Now in its second generation, the Leaf is available in two flavors and can travel longer distances. However, Nissan is also facing strong competition as more automakers electrify their lineups […]

by Stefan Ogbac
2/1/2021
2023 Toyota Sequoia: Will electrification make it more enticing?

The current Toyota Sequoia is an automotive dinosaur at this point. In production since the 2008 model year, this full-size SUV has undergone multiple refreshes. The latest one added a modern infotainment system and active driver assistance features. However, the moment you drive it, you immediately notice how dated the Sequoia is. A new generation […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/29/2021
For the Nissan Maxima to survive, electrification is a must

One of the most beloved sedans from Nissan’s lineup, the Maxima now lives in the shadow of the crossover craze. As traditional four-doors become less common, automakers need to go the extra mile to lure consumers into sedans. In the case of the Nissan Maxima, it’s straddling the mid-size and entry-level luxury sedan classes, which […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/29/2021