Hybrid cars are definitely the future if one wants to save the environment. Generally speaking, a hybrid car is a car that has an engine which can work on 2 or more distinct types of power. However here we are more interested when one of those power sources is electricity. Many people consider hybrid cars as alternatives over fully electric ones because of 2 main reasons.
- Electric cars are fully dependent on batteries.
- Electric cars are costlier and have high maintenance cost.
Upcoming Hybrid Cars in India
1. Maruti Suzuki Swift 2017 Hybrid
I think Swift has made its place as the staple budget car in Indian market. Therefore it is no surprise that the Japanese automobile giant has decided on bringing Swift hybrid to India. It will cost the consumer around 7-8 lakhs INR and has an electric driving range of around 25.5 km.
2. Nissan X-Trail Hybrid
Another Japanese giant Nissan also plans to drop a hybrid car into the Indian market. This hybrid SUV is perfect for the outdoors. With a beautiful aerodynamic design and futuristic interior, it is going to cost approximately 30 Lakh INR.
3. Hyundai Ioniq
Another good hybrid car in mid-segment is from the Korean manufacturer. Hyundai Ioniq is laced with luxurious interiors and advanced equipment like a digital display instrument cluster, wireless charging for smartphones and infotainment system with an eight-inch full-colour touchscreen navigation. The speed of this car will go up to 25 kmpl with the hybrid system working. This car will most probably cost you near around 20.00 – 25.00 Lakh INR.
4. Toyota C-HR
Automobile giant Toyota will release the luxury SUV hybrid in mid-2018. The Toyota C-HR would include a 1.8 L petrol engine combined with a Permanent Magnet Synchronous motor powered by a Nickel-metal hydride battery. and an automatic transmission. Again with a stylish design and sleek interiors, this beauty is expected to be around 14.00 – 18.00 Lakh INR.
5. Toyota Innova Touring Sport mild hybrid version
Toyota’s stylish MPV Innova Touring Sport will come with a 6-speed gearbox. Additionally, it has Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Hill Assistance Control and Intelligent Manual Gearbox. The range of this car will be from Rs 15 lakh to Rs 20 lakh.