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
Next-generation BMW X1, X2 to get PHEV and EV variants: Report

BMW is serious about electrification. From its lineup of plug-in hybrids, which includes the excellent X5 xDrive45e and the upcoming XM performance crossover to battery-electric vehicles like the iX and i4, the brand’s offerings are starting to broaden. The company has been open about its move toward sustainability and electrified vehicles, it confirmed last year […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/14/2022
Nissan Silvia could return as an EV: Report

The Nissan Silvia was one of the forbidden fruits from Japan that remains highly desirable. North America got the car as the 200SX and 240SX. While it was a closely related cousin, these two used a lineup of naturally-aspirated engines and never got the turbocharged options that were used in Silvias sold elsewhere in the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/12/2022
Porsche will build its electric flagship at its own plant: Report

Porsche is reportedly building its flagship battery-electric vehicle at its own plant. Originally to be manufactured by Volkswagen Group’s van division in Hannover, Germany alongside sister vehicles from Audi and Bentley, the sports car brand backed out of the production agreement. Sources told Automotive News’ sibling publication, Automobilwoche, that Porsche executives didn’t believe their vehicle […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/11/2022
Mercedes-Benz will keep next-generation EV powertrain production in-house: Report

Mercedes-Benz plans to manufacture the whole powertrain for its new MMA and MB.EA electric platforms in-house from 2024 and onward. Speaking with Automotive News Europe’s sibling outlet, Automobilwoche, Markus Schäfer, Head of Development at Mercedes’ parent company Daimler, revealed that the company is opting to keep production of its future architectures in-house instead of going […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/11/2022
2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone adds bling and hybrid power standard

The most luxurious version of the 2022 Toyota Tundra is here. Called the Capstone, this range-topping model is the most luxurious version of Toyota’s full-size truck and it has chrome, lots of it. The 2022 Toyota Tundra Capstone will go head-to-head with the Ford F-150, which offers three different takes on the luxury truck and […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/11/2022
2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 caught during on-road testing in Europe

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 is taking shape and spy photographers caught a prototype undergoing road testing in Europe. Although the car still wears a lot of plastic covering, we can see enough details to know that this sedan will stand out when all of the cladding comes off. Based on the stunningly gorgeous Prophecy […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/11/2022
Porsche Taycan breaks Guinness World Record for greatest altitude change achieved by an EV

The Porsche Taycan has broken another Guinness World Record. This time it’s for the greatest altitude change ever achieved by a battery-electric vehicle. Driving the Taycan Cross Turismo is the team of J.F. Musial, a producer, and director that’s well known for creating automotive content. Out of curiosity, his team decided to take the electric […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/11/2022
Hyundai i20 N Hybrid WRC is the brand’s latest rally car

Hyundai has been on a motor sport roll lately. In addition to competing in the TCR class with the Veloster N, i30 N, and Elantra N, the company is also in the World Rally Championship. Today, its latest rally car has debuted and it’s been electrified to comply with the latest WRC regulations. The Hyundai […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/10/2022
2022 BMW iX EPA-rated up to 324 miles

The 2022 BMW iX will have one of the longest driving ranges with all variants rated over 300 miles. With the standard 20-inch alloy wheels, the iX is rated at 324 miles. Oddly, the optional 21-inch alloy wheels cut the range down the most to 305 miles while examples equipped with the 22-inch units travel […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/10/2022
2022 Lexus ES 300h review: The classic luxury cruiser

The Lexus ES helped launch Toyota’s luxury division alongside the larger LS in 1989. Since then, it has remained a staple in the midsize premium sedan segment, surpassed only by the RX and NX crossover in the brand’s sales figures. The ES was also among the first luxury sedans to offer a hybrid powertrain, blending […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/10/2022