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 Ford F-150 PowerBoost hybrid Platinum review: Luxurious utility

If you ask someone what the quintessential pickup truck is, chances are they’ll immediately say the Ford F-150. As the bestselling vehicle in the U.S., the F-150 is a staple among commercial fleets and personal transportation. Now, in its fourteenth generation, this popular truck is offered in so many configurations there’s one for every taste […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/17/2021
Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan starts production at Factory 56

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan has started production at the brand’s Factory 56 facility in Sindelfingen, Germany. This is the same plant that builds the flagship S-Class sedan and all of its variants. Factory 56 is one of Mercedes-Benz’s carbon-neutral facilities and incorporates many measures to keep manufacturing sustainable. Electricity used in Factory 56 is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/14/2021
Hyundai Motor Group will invest $7.4 billion in the U.S. by 2025, start local EV production in 2022

Hyundai Motor Group has announced that it will invest $7.4 billion in the U.S. by 2025 as it plans to start production of battery-electric vehicles in the region by 2022. The investment will enhance Hyundai and Kia’s product competitiveness as it prioritizes future mobility technologies including EVs and hydrogen power. To satisfy U.S. market demands, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/13/2021
2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV gets final range numbers form the EPA, 12 miles less than the Bolt EV

The EPA has officially rated the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EUV at 247 miles, which is 3 miles lower than General Motors’estimate. In comparison, the 2022 Chevrolet Bolt EV retains the same 259-mile EPA range rating. Both use the same 65-kWh lithium-ion battery and an electric motor with 200 hp and 266 lb-ft of torque. Despite […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/13/2021
Toyota expects 70 percent of sales to make up of electrified vehicles by 2030

Toyota has revealed more details regarding its plans to electrify its lineup and it appears the brand will leverage its expertise in hybrid powertrains to boost sales. This announcement comes a few weeks after Toyota showed off its near-production-ready bZ4X Concept, an all-electric crossover that will go into production in 2022. Its luxury division, Lexus, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/12/2021
Volkswagen subsidiary MOIA to operate autonomous commercial vehicles by 2025

Volkswagen subsidiary MOIA has announced the development of autonomous prototypes based on the upcoming ID. Buzz is well on the way. Operations will commence this summer as Volkswagen’s commercial vehicle division focuses on vans equipped with level four self-driving technology. Our aim with the self-driving version of the ID. Buzz is to facilitate commercial deployment […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/12/2021
Next-generation Mini convertible will go electric in 2025

As part of BMW Group’s broader focus on electrification, Mini will become an all-electric brand by the 2030s. Its last internal combustion engine will be introduced in 2025 and from there, it’ll continue to electrify its lineup. The year 2025 will also be significant because it marks the arrival of the next-generation Mini Convertible, which […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/12/2021
2023 Kia Sportage sheds camo, reveals curvy exterior

The next-generation 2023 Kia Sportage has started to shed its camouflage and its curvy shape is starting to peek out. Based on the same platform underpinning the 2022 Hyundai Tucson, the Kia Sportage will be available in two wheelbase lengths. Expect the North American version to feature a longer wheelbase than the ones bound for […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/12/2021
Refreshed BMW iX3 caught testing with M Performance bits

The BMW iX3 is about to get a refresh and prototypes have been spotted running around Germany. Some of the key changes are mostly cosmetic but it appears they’re telling a completely different story. Why? Because the changes hint that a new powertrain option may be on the horizon. Looking closely at the iX3 prototype […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/12/2021
2022 GMC Hummer EV caught Crab Walking and prepped for accessories

GMC revealed the 2022 Hummer EV pickup almost a year ago but we’ve yet to see it flaunt its tricks. Until now that is because spy photographers have caught a 2022 GMC Hummer EV pickup prototype using its four-wheel steering as it makes a left turn into General Motors’ Milford proving grounds. Looking closer at […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/11/2021