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
What we know about the 2023 Kia Sportage, Kia’s longest-running compact SUV

Kia’s longest-running nameplate, the Sportage, is increasingly becoming more important for the Korean automaker. In addition to being a strong seller, the Sportage is in the most competitive segment in the auto industry. That means Kia needs to do battle against popular offerings like the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V. So, what can we expect […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/23/2020
2021 Nissan Note e-Power gets AWD in Japanese market

A month after introducing the new Note in its home market of Japan, Nissan has added the Note e-Power AWD. This variant of the cool little subcompact hatchback features an updated version of Nissan’s e-Power hybrid system, the only powertrain available in the Japanese market. Unlike hybrid systems from other automakers, Nissan’s e-Power only drives […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/23/2020
Toyota’s e-TNGA platform explained

Toyota’s long-term product plan involves the addition of up to six electric vehicles depending on the market. For North America, we’re surely getting SUVs of different sizes and a sedan. The automaker intends to sell these EVs at affordable prices to help popularize EVs. You may be asking, what’s underpinning these vehicles? That would be […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/22/2020
2021 Nissan Leaf goes on sale with a slight price increase

Nissan has announced the 2021 Leaf, which carries over essentially unchanged. Pricing, on the other hand, increases slightly depending on the trim. As before, two versions of the Leaf will be available the standard model with a 40-kWh lithium-ion battery or the Leaf Plus, which gets a 62-kWh unit. The electric motor on the regular […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/22/2020
Hyundai Ioniq 5 First Edition specs appear and look quite promising

Hyundai’s Austrian division has announced the Ioniq 5 First Edition for reservation. For €1,000, you can put one of the first of 150 units in your garage when deliveries start in mid-2021. The best part is Hyundai reveals some of the Ioniq 5’s specifications and we like what we’re seeing. Hyundai Austria has since pulled […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/22/2020
2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz: What you need to know about the compact pickup

The Hyundai Santa Cruz Concept stole the show when it debuted at the 2015 North American International Auto Show. A compact to mid-size pickup truck packed with style and flair, it was the solution for those who want a truck but demanded the comfort and driving ease of a car. It has been five years […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/21/2020
How much is a Tesla Model 3?

The Tesla Model 3 is one of the most well-rounded electric vehicles on the market. Generous range, superb performance, and all the latest tech features make this sedan a compelling proposition even without federal tax credits. So, how much will it cost you to get the most popular Tesla sedan into your garage? We’ve got […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/21/2020
2020 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV review: One of the original plug-in SUVs

You’d be forgiven for dismissing the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander for its age. This SUV isn’t one of the freshest products on the market by any stretch, even in this plug-in hybrid iteration. Despite its age, the Outlander PHEV still shows that Mitsubishi knows how to innovate; especially once you look beneath the skin and see […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/21/2020
How much is a Tesla Model X?

You’ve decided to go electric and want an SUV with the most range out of a single charge. You’re set on a Tesla Model X, the five- to seven-passenger all-electric crossover with the cool falcon-wing doors and all kinds of gadgets. Now, you’re looking to configure the car to see how much it costs. To […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/18/2020
What we know about the 2023 Toyota Tacoma and its electrification

You’d think that every truck segment would belong to the Detroit Three automakers but one glance at mid-size pickup sales and you’ll immediately realize that Toyota owns that. For 2020, Toyota has sold 58,920 Tacomas to date, which is more than double the second-place Ford Ranger, which moved 28,350 examples. This rig is one of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
12/18/2020