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 Audi Q4 e-tron comes in two flavors, lower starting price

Audi has finally unveiled the next addition to its all-electric lineup: the 2022 Q4 e-tron. Like the larger e-tron slotting above it, the Q4 e-tron will be available in standard and Sportback guise, the latter of which features a coupe-like roofline. Both models look like shrunken versions of their bigger siblings featuring enclosed single-frame grille, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/15/2021
Genesis teases G80e electric ahead of Shanghai reveal

Genesis is about to show its first battery-electric vehicle at the 2021 Shanghai auto show and it looks like it’ll be a variant of an existing model. The brand released a teaser on Instagram giving us a glimpse of the front end. Based on the grille design, pattern, and headlights, this may be the long-rumored […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/14/2021
2022 Mazda MX-30 with rotary extender confirmed for the United States — at least the California part

Mazda’s first electrified vehicle, the MX-30, will finally come to the United States. First introduced at the 2019 Tokyo auto show, the MX-30 has been on sale in Europe and Japan for some time now in all-electric or hybrid flavors. Powering the Mazda MX-30 is an electric motor with 144 hp and 200 lb-ft of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/14/2021
You can now get a Polestar 2 with a single motor and new option packages

The Polestar 2 has expanded thanks to a new range of features and the addition of the single-motor variant. That version gets a single 231-hp electric motor and retains the same 78-kWh battery. Dual-motor versions retain two 204-hp electric motors for a combined output of 408 hp. On a charge, the Polestar 2 can travel […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/13/2021
2021 Toyota Camry Hybrid review: Sensible and electrified

Mention Toyota Camry to anyone and the first thing they’ll visualize is a comfortable, practical mid-size sedan. That’s not a bad thing because those are some of its defining virtues. Times have changed, though, and this sensible four-door has gained more tricks up its sleeve and a nice dose of style. We’ve got the 2021 […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/12/2021
Toyota teases its first EV once more ahead of Shanghai debut

Toyota released one last teaser before the official unveiling of its first dedicated battery-electric vehicle at the 2021 Shanghai auto show and we finally get a glimpse of its face. The video included notes that the car will be part of a sub brand called Beyond Zero, which may be part of a larger initiativetowards […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/12/2021
Refreshed 2022 Lexus ES teased

Lexus has provided a teaser of the refreshed 2022 ES sedan, which is scheduled to debut on April 19 at the 2021 Shanghai auto show. The ES was one of the first models that launched with the Lexus brand back in 1989. Since then, the car has become a mainstay and is one of Lexus’ […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/12/2021
Ford adds Platinum trim level to 2021 Explorer Hybrid SUV

When Ford launched the Explorer Hybrid, it was only available in the Limited trim, which was on the upper end of the spectrum. Now, the Blue Oval has expanded the electrified powertrain’s availability with the addition of the Platinum Hybrid variant for the 2021 Explorer lineup. In addition to AWD, Ford has also made the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/9/2021
2021 Polestar 2 review: The first fully-electric Polestar

Power is easy to come by in modern vehicles. Whether it’s equipped with a conventional internal combustion engine, a hybrid powertrain, or all-electric, straight-line speed is in abundance. Finding a car that blends speed with finesse, style, and personality, however, is tough. Few can combine those traits beautifully and the ones that do leave a […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/8/2021
Alfa Romeo Tonale delayed: Report

One of the most crucial vehicles for the Alfa Romeo brand has been delayed according to a new report. A source close to the matter told Automotive News Europe that the compact crossover’s release date has been pushed back because incoming CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato wanted more performance out of the plug-in hybrid powertrain. The executive, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/8/2021