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
The Kia K5 Hybrid should come to the United States

The Kia K5 is a fantastic mid-size sedan. Great ride and handling, a spacious interior, and user-friendly tech features at a surprisingly affordable price make it an enticing option. Unfortunately, Kia hasn’t brought the hybrid variant to the U.S. The automaker hasn’t given a final say whether it plans to sell the K5 Hybrid here, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/18/2021
2021 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid review: Striking design meets strong efficiency

Mention mid-size sedan to the average person and he or she will likely think of a humble four-door with seating for five and a big trunk. That is until they see the 2021 Hyundai Sonata. The current-generation Sonata is a striking piece of automotive art that you’ll either love or hate. Look closer and you’ll […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/18/2021
Toyota Gazoo Racing GR010 Hybrid Le Mans race car revealed

Toyota’s entry to the 2021 24 Hours of Le Mans has been unveiled and it’s called the GR010 Hybrid Hypercar. This race car replaces the TS050 Hybrid, which gave Toyota its first win at Le Mans in 2018 making them the second Japanese manufacturer to do so after Mazda won it back in 1991. Powering […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/16/2021
Kia teases more EV including Telluride-like SUV and a sports sedan

Kia’s rebranding showed off more than its intentions to be a more sustainable provider of different types of mobility solutions. We also got a look at what’s coming after the Korean automaker launches its first dedicated EV thanks to a bunch of teasers at the end of the livestream. There’s a lot of juicy new […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/15/2021
Nissan Qashqai e-Power gets VC-Turbo engine as generator

The Nissan Qashqai will be one of the first vehicles to feature a higher output version of the brand’s e-Power series hybrid system. It will mark the first time this powertrain is sold outside of Asia when the new-generation Qashqai arrives in Europe later this year. Nissan’s e-Power hybrid system differs from competitors because the […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/15/2021
We get a glimpse of Kia’s first dedicated EV crossover

Kia did a whole livestream outlining its transformation into a full-on mobility solutions provider. The Korean brand has shown that it intends to offer something for everyone whether it’s to use for personal mobility, driving enjoyment, carpooling, car sharing, or mass transport. During that livestream, we got a quick glimpse of its new dedicated all-electric […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/15/2021
Good news! Dacia has a new concept and it’s planning on making new EVs and hybrids

Dacia, the Romanian automaker owned by Groupe Renault has revealed its five-year plan, which is part of the Renaulution strategy. Part of the plan involves Dacia and Russian brand Lada becoming a single business unit, which the company hopes will boost efficiency and competitiveness, especially as the former enters new vehicle segments. “Dacia will stay […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/14/2021
Alpine to go all-electric, announces collaboration with Lotus

Groupe Renault recently announced its intention to go all-in toward electrification and now we know plans for its Alpine division. That brand will be merged with two other entries, Renault Sports Cars, and Renault Sport Racing. All performance vehicle development and racing activity will now be housed under Alpine. As part of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance, […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/14/2021
2021 Tesla Model 3 Standard Range Plus vs. 2021 Nissan Leaf Plus: Which is best?

Electrification is upon us and two automakers are at the forefront of that: Nissan and Tesla. Both are pioneers in electric vehicle development but each one took a different route in bringing out their entries. Now, Tesla and Nissan each have 200-mile EVs that are within the reach of the average consumer. Which one is […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/13/2021
Hyundai teases first images of production version of the Ioniq 5 EV

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 has been teased once again this time with more revealing shots and videos showing cool details. For starters, it’s clear that the Ioniq 5’s journey from concept to production saw very minor changes. The same headlight and taillight design with the cool pixel-like appearance carried over from the 45 Concept unchanged. […]

by Stefan Ogbac
1/13/2021