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
Where are the hybrid and PHEV variants of Santa Cruz? We might be able to explain their absence

Hyundai just took the wraps off the long-awaited 2022 Santa Cruz crossover pickup and it looks stunning. This is a true compact truck in terms of size and dimensions and reviving a segment that’s long been dormant. With that said, we can’t help but wonder where the electrified powertrain options are. In the age of […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/21/2021
2023 Cadillac Lyriq debuts looking a lot like the concept with 300 miles of range

Cadillac has officially unveiled the 2023 Lyriq, its first battery-electric model that will be underpinned by General Motors’ Ultium platform. This is the first of a range of EVs that Cadillac will add to its lineup and will be followed by a sedan called the Celestiq. You can reserve a Lyriq starting in September with […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/21/2021
Nissan Rogue e-Power confirmed for Europe

Nissan used the 2021 Shanghai auto show to show off its latest creations, including the global market Rogue, which is known outside of the U.S. as the X-Trail. One of the highlights is the addition of the e-Power hybrid system for the European market X-Trail. That makes it the second vehicle outside of Asia to […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/19/2021
Audi A6 e-tron Concept previews new EV platform

Audi used the 2021 Shanghai auto show to debut the A6 e-tron Concept, which rides on a new architecture called the Premium Platform Electric (PPE). This platform will underpin vehicles including the production A6 e-tron starting in late 2022. Audi will start moving compact and subcompact cars to the PPE platform during that time as […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/19/2021
2021 Lexus NX 300h review: Prioritizing style and comfort

Although it arrived late to the compact luxury crossover scene as a 2015 model, the Lexus NX quickly became a segment staple. Since then, it has gone on to become one of Lexus’ best-sellers and was also one of the first in its class to offer an electrified variant. Is the NX still an attractive […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/19/2021
Genesis Electrified G80, the brand’s first dedicated EV, will eventually make it to North America

The first battery-electric vehicle from Genesis has arrived and it’s the G80 sedan. Called the Electrified G80, you can distinguish it from its gas-powered siblings via the reworked lower front fascia, lack of exhaust outlets, and closed grille, which also houses the car’s charging port. The all-electric G80 also gets 19-inch wheels as standard. Recycled […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/18/2021
Refreshed 2022 Lexus ES 300h debuts in Shanghai

The refreshed 2022 Lexus ES 300h has arrived featuring lots of meaningful upgrades. On the design front, you find subtle changes like revised headlights, new grille patterns, and new alloy wheel designs. Inside the standard 8.0-inch and optional 12.3-inch display have been forward by 4.3 inches and are now touch screens. On the safety front, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/18/2021
Toyota bZ4X Concept previews upcoming EV crossover

Toyota has revealed the bZ4X Concept and it looks like it’s closer to production than the name suggests. This is the first of 70 electrified models that the Japanese brand plans to release by 2025 with 15 of them being all-electric. It will be the first of seven models under the bZ brand umbrella, which […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/18/2021
Volkswagen ID.4 GTX teased ahead of April 28 debut

The first performance-oriented battery-electric vehicle from Volkswagen has been teased and it will wear a new moniker: GTX. Like GTI and GTE for internal combustion and plug-in hybrid models, the GTX badge will be worn by sporty EVs. On April 28, Volkswagen will introduce the ID.4 GTX, the first vehicle in the ID family to […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/18/2021
2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB brings 7-seat electrification to Shanghai

Hot on the heels of the EQA and EQS is the 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQB, the latest addition to the brand’s all-electric portfolio. Essentially a battery-electric version of the GLB-Class crossover, the EQB can seat up to seven passengers and will share its powertrain options with the EQA. That means it’ll be available in FWD or […]

by Stefan Ogbac
4/18/2021