2011 Chevrolet Volt

2011 Nissan Leaf

2011 Fisker Karma

2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid

2011 BMW ActiveHybrid 7

2011 Lincoln MKX

2011 Infiniti M56

2011 Audi A8

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe

2011 Jaguar XJ

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

2011 Ferrari 458 Italia

If the Chevy Volt works as advertised, it will make a huge impact on the worldwide automotive market, delivering excellent fuel economy and no compromises on range.

Hot tech: Electric car with a small gasoline range extender

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Nissan is taking an early step in the electrification of the automobile, developing the Leaf for mass production by the end of 2010. The car is designed as a practical, everyday driver with seating for five and a hatchback for cargo.

Hot tech: Pure electric drive train gives the Leaf a range of 100 miles.

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The Karma is the first car from a new company, a luxury series hybrid designed to give sports car performance and high mileage.

Hot tech: Q Drive composed of two electric motors driving the rear wheels, and a gas engine range extender

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Porsche's attempt to comply with tightening European CO2 emissions regulations, this car is Porsche's first attempt at a hybrid.

Hot tech: A supercharged 3-liter V-6 assisted by a 38-kilowatt electric motor produces 374 horsepower.

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Similar to Porsche, BMW feels the need to address CO2 emissions with hybrid technology. BMW's flagship 7-series sedan gets this combination of electric and gasoline power.

Hot tech: A twin turbocharged 4.4-liter V-8 combines with an electric motor, putting fuel economy around 20 mpg.

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Lincoln's crossover vehicle, the MKX, gets an update for 2011. Beyond the looks, though, this car uses Lincoln's latest cabin tech interface.

Hot tech: MyLincoln Touch interface uses three LCDs for driver information, and Sync now interface with smartphone apps.

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Infiniti gives its M car a much-needed update for the 2011 model year, including a luxury makeover on the interior and a host of new driver aid technology.

Hot tech: Eco-pedal resists a heavy foot on the accelerator to save gas while lane departure prevention stops lane drift.

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Audi's flagship sedan sports new styling for 2011, and LED headlights standard, but the real improvements are in the cabin, with a reduction in plastic surfaces.

Hot tech: Cabin tech interface uses a touchpad with handwriting recognition for entering addresses.

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The new coupe body for Cadillac's CTS is such a dramatic shape that the high-performance CTS-V model was inevitable.

Hot tech: One of the best traffic detouring features in the navigation system we've seen.

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The new XJ is a radical change to a 40-year-old design and follows the reworking of the brand previously seen in the XK and XF.

Hot tech: LCD instrument cluster and Bowers and Wilkins audio system.

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Mercedes-Benz's previous supercar, the SLR was developed with McLaren, but the new SLS comes out of Mercedes-Benz's own tuning division, AMG.

Hot tech: Exquisitely engineered, the SLS uses a new double-clutch transmission and a carbon fiber driveshaft.

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Ferrari's replacement for the F430, the new 458 Italia uses a similar configuration, but all-new design. This new car mates a V-8 engine to double-clutch gearbox.

Hot tech: Using its racing experience, Ferrari puts more controls on the steering wheel, and adds a color LCD to the instrument cluster

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