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
2023 Toyota Sequoia: Will electrification make it more enticing?

The current Toyota Sequoia is an automotive dinosaur at this point. In production since the 2008 model year, this full-size SUV has undergone multiple refreshes. The latest one added a modern infotainment system and active driver assistance features. However, the moment you drive it, you immediately notice how dated the Sequoia is. A new generation […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/29/2021
For the Nissan Maxima to survive, electrification is a must

One of the most beloved sedans from Nissan’s lineup, the Maxima now lives in the shadow of the crossover craze. As traditional four-doors become less common, automakers need to go the extra mile to lure consumers into sedans. In the case of the Nissan Maxima, it’s straddling the mid-size and entry-level luxury sedan classes, which […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/29/2021
Nissan to sell only EVs and hybrids by the early 2030s with goal to be carbon neutral by 2050

Hot on the heels of General Motors announcing its desire for only electric vehicles by 2030, Nissan has also announced its commitment to electrification and carbon neutrality by 2050. This means by the early 2030s, every Nissan will be electrified in some form. The company also aims to change its manufacturing processes to make it […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/29/2021
General Motors will offer only EVs from 2035 onward

General Motors has announced its commitment to zero emissions carbon neutrality by 2040. This includes ending production of all emissions-producing light vehicles by 2035 as the brand focuses on battery-electric technology. The company also signed the Business Ambition Pledge 1.5°C, which is a call to action for business and industry leaders to set science-based emissions […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/28/2021
Ford to manufacture Mustang Mach-E in China for local market

Ford has announced that it will manufacture the Mustang Mach-E in China for the local market. Expected to go on sale in the Chinese market later this year, the Mustang Mach-E will be made by Changan Ford. All versions of the Mach-E including the high-performance, dual-motor GT will be made in China for that market […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/28/2021
2022 Mini Cooper S E hardtop gets significant updates

Mini has announced a major refresh for the 2022 Hardtop and Convertible models, and the all-electric Cooper SE has also benefited. Available in two-door Hardtop guise, the Mini Cooper S E gets a significantly revised front fascia with new air curtains to help improve aerodynamics and gloss black inserts in the headlight housings. Additional exterior […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/27/2021
First GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 to be auctioned off at Barrett-Jackson

Barrett-Jackson Auctions has announced that the first 2020 GMC Hummer EV Edition 1 will cross the auction block. The auction company’s flagship event, which is held in Scottsdale, Arizona every March, has been used by automakers to auction off the first examples of hotly anticipated models like the Hummer EV. General Motors will also auction […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/26/2021
2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 shows off cool details in new teaser

The virtual world debut of the 2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5 is just a few days away and we got another teaser showing some of the car’s neatest design cues. In a 43-second video posted on YouTube, Hyundai gives us a glimpse of its first dedicated electric vehicle in what appears to be a spy-themed short […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/26/2021
Volkswagen confirms ID.4 GTX and ID.5

Volkswagen’s electrification offensive is in full swing and more models are about to join the lineup. Hidden in a news release announcing that it’s beating its goals for reducing carbon dioxide emissions is an announcement that it will add two more electrified models. The first of the two is the ID.4 GTX. Think of this […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/25/2021
Genesis’ electrified lineup to grow beyond dedicated crossover

Hyundai Motor Group’s commitment to electrification is extensive. Between the three brands under its umbrella, it will introduce 23 electric vehicles by 2025. This year, Genesis will introduce its dedicated battery electric vehicle, a crossover code-named JW1. The car’s design will be inspired by the Mint Concept, which debuted at the 2019 New York Auto […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/25/2021