If you’re considering a brand new car and are looking to buy something that’s better for the environment, then you may well be worth considering an all-electric vehicle or a hybrid. There are of course similarities between the two and each of them have their pro’s and con’s, so for this article we’ve decided to focus on the hybrid.
The hybrid will offer you low CO2 emissions as well as great fuel economy without the worry about your mileage range. However, with so many choices on the market where do you begin to look?
Below we have selected a few cars from different manufacturers to help you in your quest of finding the perfect hybrid vehicle to match your needs.
MINI Cooper SE Countryman ALL4
The MINI SE Countryman became the first PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle) made by MINI. It has appeal for both private customers due to its low running costs and business customers as the CO2 emissions have reduced to 43g/km putting it as one of the lowest for cars under the 51g/km threshold. It is a fun car to drive it can reach 0/62mph in just 6.8 seconds and with the electric motor under the boot floor and sending its power directly to the rear wheels to give it its four-wheel drive status. Stylish and well finished the MINI Countryman should definitely be one to consider.
Mercedes-Benz A-Class Plug-in Hybrid
With various models available such as saloon and hatchback the Mercedes A-Class PHEV should have something to suit all driver requirements. The electric only range is approximately 40 miles, but it does have impressive fuel economy figures and reduced carbon dioxide emissions, with 0-62mph in just 6.6 seconds for the hatchback and 0-62mph in 6.7 seconds for the saloon. Top speeds are 146mph and 149mph respectively and if you are going all electric then top speed will be approximately 87mph. It is a smart looking Mercedes but you may want to splash out on a few additional features for the interior. For price options and used Mercedes deals contact an approved dealership.
Honda CR-V Hybrid
The Honda CR-V is a spacious family SUV that delivers room and comfort for all its passengers. As an SUV it does sit higher off the ground to give good off road ability. The Hybrid version of the CR-V model is silent when running completely off electric at low speeds and has a 184hp engine that kicks in when you need some extra speed. It’s a lovely drive and reportedly holds the road well. It comes with some great basic features but you may want to pay a little more and get a higher specification to take advantage of the infotainment system. For those looking for great SUV for the family it has to be in the running. You can review the range by visiting the Honda website: https://www.honda.co.uk/
If you’re looking for sporty, hybrid that packs a punch in style and performance then you may want to consider the Lexus LC500h. Lexus aren’t for everyone though with their sharp designs and bold and brassy appearance. But what it does deliver is something different to the run of the mill more common sport car manufacturers. Lexus have not held back with science in developing this car and for those looking to learn more about the nuts and bolts head over to car magazine and read to your heart’s delight – https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/lexus/lexus-lc-review-500-and-500h-hybrid-specs-prices-pictures/ It’s fair to say the 0-62mph in 5 seconds result is not to be sneezed at!