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
2022 Toyota Prius Nightshade Edition adds blacked out appearance to iconic hybrid

The 2022 Toyota Prius Nightshade Edition has finally broken cover and like the other vehicles with that version, it’s murdered-out in black. Available in both FWD and AWD flavors, the Prius Nightshade Edition will be available in three exterior colors: Midnight Black Metallic, Super White, and Silver Metallic. The Prius is the eleventh Toyota vehicle […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/27/2021
2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime review: Stereotype breaker

Toyota pioneered the hybrid powertrain. With the Prius, Toyota introduced the world to the benefits of electrification and the improved efficiency it brings. Now, the company is taking its hybrids in a new direction while retaining their miserliness. With the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, compromise is no longer a word associated with hybrids or plug-in […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/27/2021
Hyundai XCIENT fuel cell truck gets upgraded performance, new look

Hyundai has released photos of its updated XCIENT hydrogen fuel cell heavy-duty vehicle. The most prominent change is a revised chrome grille, which now has a V shape and a silver mesh pattern. Blue exterior accents have also been added to denote the XCIENT’s eco-friendly nature and fuel cell powertrain. Powering the Hyundai XCIENT is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/26/2021
Ford and Lincoln to get electric SUVs: Report

During its Capital Markets Day, Ford announced that its developing two new EV architectures, an RWD/AWD one and another dedicated to full-size trucks. It’s part of a strategy aimed at boosting its global EV offerings to 40 percent by 2030. A report from Automotive News reveals that the RWD/AWD architecture will be used to create […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/26/2021
Ford increases EV Investment to $30 billion by 2025

During its Capital Markets Day, Ford announced that it will increase its investment in electrification to $30 billion through 2025. This includes commitments to battery development, building flexible battery-electric vehicle platforms, and focusing on modular technologies. Ford anticipates that 40 percent of its global vehicle sales to be made up of EVs. To date, the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/26/2021
2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid adds Bronze Edition

Toyota has announced a new special edition for the 2022 Highlander Hybrid called the Bronze Edition. Slotting between the XLE and Limited grades, this new variant gets bronze exterior accents, and 18-inch bronze alloy wheels to distinguish it from the rest of the lineup. Inside, the Highlander Hybrid Bronze Edition gets bronze door sills, bronze […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/26/2021
Technology review: 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid’s Uconnect 5

Uconnect has long been one of the best multimedia interfaces available. Since its inception, the system has distinguished itself with user-friendliness, a clean layout, and minimal submenus. The last few iterations built on that formula, slowly chipping away at the learning curve. Now, Uconnect 5 has arrived in the 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and it has […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/26/2021
2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid vs. 2021 Toyota Sienna: Which hybrid minivan should be in your garage?

Families searching for the most space but want efficiency on top of that, you have two minivans to choose from: the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid and the Toyota Sienna. These are currently the most efficient vehicles in their class, giving you 30 mpg combined or more on the EPA cycle. You may be wondering which one […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/25/2021
Is the Pinnacle trim 2021 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid worth the extra money?

The idea of a luxury minivan seems like a weird one but when you look closely, it makes a lot of sense. In Asia, minivans are the preferred transportation for executives. Brands like Kia have special VIP versions of the new Carnival complete with anti-paparazzi curtains. Toyota has the Vellfire and Alphard, two minivans so […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/25/2021
The Volkswagen Arteon has the blueprint for the brand’s future EV flagship sedan

A Golf GTI in a tuxedo. That’s the best way to describe the Volkswagen Arteon. It’s sophisticated and balanced, yet more practical than many crossovers. The way the Arteon moves down the road is textbook Volkswagen, meaning it’s a great all-around do-everything vehicle. That alone is the reason why it’s the blueprint for the brand’s […]

by Stefan Ogbac
5/25/2021