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
2021 Nissan Leaf vs. 2021 Toyota Prius: Which is best?

An electric vehicle or a hybrid? That question goes through everyone’s head when the time comes to move to an electrified model. You’ve narrowed down your options to the Nissan Leaf and Toyota Prius. Each has its merits as a daily driver but the way you use your car determines which one best fits your […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/5/2021
Bentley Bentayga Hybrid arrives with opulence, power, and range

Bentley has officially revealed the Bentayga Hybrid, the first of two plug-in vehicles that the British automaker is launching this year. This is the third model in the Bentayga lineup following the V8 and Speed models. Bentley predicts that the Bentayga Hybrid will be its bestselling variant, even within the already hot-selling Bentayga lineup. Powering […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/4/2021
Alfa Romeo Tonale to debut in the spring: Report

Alfa Romeo’s vehicle lineup is finally getting a new addition this year. A new report from Motor.es indicates that the new Tonale crossover will debut in production form this spring before going on sale in the fall, at least in Europe. U.S.-spec examples should go on sale by February 2022. The Alfa Romeo Tonale first […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/4/2021
Kia and Genesis EVs officially arriving later this year

Hyundai Motor Group has been on a roll with its three brands and that’s going to continue as electrification becomes the norm. Group chairman Eisun Chung’s New Year’s message has revealed that 2021 will mark the start of its electrified vehicle offensive. In addition to the Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia and Genesis will also debut […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/4/2021
2021 Honda Accord Hybrid review: Near perfectly executed mid-size sedan

Ever since debuting as a 2018 model, the current generation Honda Accord remains one of the benchmarks in the mid-size segment. Why? Because every version is a formidable entry, offering a spacious cabin, fuel-efficient powertrains, great performance, and superb ride and handling. Perhaps the best example is the Accord Hybrid, a car that promises to […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/4/2021
What is Nissan’s e-Pedal system?

When the second-generation Nissan Leaf debuted as a 2018 model nearly four years ago, it came with a bunch of cool driver aids to help reduce the stress of your commute. One of them is e-Pedal, a system that teaches you how to one-pedal drive the car through all types of road conditions. You may […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/30/2020
FCA investing $204 million in Poland for electrified vehicle production

FCA’s Tychy, Poland manufacturing plant is about to get a nice infusion of cash thanks to the Italian American automaker’s electrification initiative. According to a new report from Reuters, Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister, Jaroslaw Gowin, announced that FCA is investing 755 million zlotys, which is equivalent to around $204 million, to prepare the facility for […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/30/2020
It pays to shop around to find an EV charger installer

I recently got an electric vehicle charger installed in my home as part of a modernization project that’s finally coming to fruition. Being an auto journalist, I knew I’d need it for my work. Additionally, this could come in handy as electrified vehicles become the norm. So, I shopped around as any smart consumer would […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/29/2020
Signs are pointing to ‘Yes’ for the Toyota Corolla Cross in the U.S.

Car nameplates getting put into a crossover was bound to happen. The Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross and Ford Mustang Mach-E are just the beginning as more automakers turn cars into high-riding models. Toyota started doing that in other global markets with the Yaris Cross and Corolla Cross. Of the two, it wouldn’t be a surprise if […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/29/2020
What we know about, and expect from, the next generation Toyota 4Runner

The Toyota 4Runner is a legend in the dirt. It’s one of the most capable mid-size SUVs when the pavement ends and a popular choice among off-road enthusiasts for a reliable, bulletproof rig. There’s no escaping the fact that the 4Runner is dated, though. In production since the 2010 model year, the current generation 4Runner […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/29/2020