Best Hybrid cars models & Future Hybrid cars models

Best Hybrid cars models & Future Hybrid cars models

This article will show you the current Best Hybrid cars models, and all the coming Best Hybrid cars models

The time when “hybrid” necessarily rhymed with “Toyota” is long gone: little by little, all manufacturers are converting to this technology combining thermal and electric. Category by category, discover all the new products preparing to land.

Combining a classic thermal block with one or more electric motors: is the principle of the hybrid. A complex solution on paper, but it manages to achieve a high level of reliability while avoiding the anxiety of “battery failure.” In this article, however, we have decided to exclude light hybridization, which simply acts as a reinforcement in certain driving phases via a simple alternator starter and does not really allow all-electric driving. We have therefore focused on “classic” Toyota-style hybridization, which already allows you to travel a few hundred meters without using combustion, and on plug-in hybridization, which is much more expensive but which sometimes offers several tens of kilometers, in electric.

The townspeople’s Hybrid cars

In the category of city cars, the price remains an essential factor. For the time being, no one intends to offer a rechargeable hybrid there. On the other hand, “classic” hybridization already finds its place there thanks to the Yaris, whose fourth generation is expected for the second half of 2020. A Japanese car which will this time be in competition with a compatriot, the Honda Jazz, which revives technology after taking a break in Europe on its previous generation. But the arrival of the Clio E-Tech and its very original gearbox will disrupt this Japanese duel.

The compacts Hybrid cars

Mild hybrid or rechargeable? The new Golf 8 has chosen … not to choose, since it will offer both. With two power levels for its “mains connected” versions. Same story for its close cousin, the Audi A3, which arrives a little later, as well as for the next Leon, built on the same basis. They will find the new Kia Ceed PHEV on the road, launched in early 2020. The future Honda Civic should prefer a classic hybrid version, but it will not arrive before 2021.

This year will mark, above all, the arrival of the new Peugeot 308, available in a plug-in hybrid, like its close cousin Opel Astra. A technology that will land on the rival Renault Mégane from its restyling of 2020. As for the Mercedes Class A 250 e, with generous electric autonomy, it is marketed from this end of the year, like its derivative Class B minivan. Quite isolated at its launch, the Toyota Corolla will therefore have more and more rivals … including a close cousin, Suzuki, with an as yet unknown name and identical engines, under an agreement between the two manufacturers.

The release schedule for hybrid and plug-in hybrid energy cars in the “Compact and City Cars” category

Fin 2019 Premier semestre 2020 Second semestre 2020 En 2021
Mercedes A 250 e Audi A3 TFSI e Honda Jazz e-HEV Nouvelle Honda Civic
Kia Ceed PHEV Renault Clio E-Tech Future Opel Astra
Renault Megane E-Tech Suzuki “Corolla” Peugeot 308 “2”
Seat Leon PHEV

The announced dates are subject to change.

The station wagons Best Hybrid cars

For the Peugeot 508, now the segment leader in France, hybridization will take place in two forms. One quite wise, with two-wheel drive and 225 hp, from this end of the year. The other is much meaner, with nearly 360 hp and all-wheel drive thanks to the Peugeot Sport Engineered version, expected at the end of 2020 at best. It will thus come to challenge the new Volvo S60, already available with three different hybrid versions, and will play in a different court than the Volkswagen Passat PHEV and Skoda Superb iV, which are also arriving at the end of the year.

Without going as far as the 308 R Hybrid, this 508 “PSE” has a more virile look than the standard version.© Peugeot

This power will also be found on the new Octavia next year, but a 204 hp version will be added. As for the future C-Class, scheduled for 2021, it will obviously not overlook one or more rechargeable hybrid engines. Technology was also promised by Alfa Romeo for its restyled Giulia.

The schedule of releases of hybrid and plug-in hybrid energy cars in the “Family” category

in 2019 Premier semester 2020 Second semester 2020 En 2021
Peugeot 508 Hybride Skoda Octavia PHEV Alfa Romeo Giulia’s new model Nouvelle Mercedes Classe C
Skoda Superb iV Peugeot 508 Sport Engineered
Volkswagen Passat PHEV
Volvo S60

The announced dates are subject to change.

Road and luxury Hybrid cars

With increasingly strict CO2 emission standards, no road car can ignore the rechargeable hybrid. The BMW 5 Series and Mercedes E-Class will therefore not cut it for their imminent restyling, while the Audi A6 and A7 are converting there at the end of the year. The Maserati Ghibli is not to be outdone, despite the Fiat group’s delay in this area, since it will be the brand’s first model to adopt such an engine in 2020.

In limousines, the fold is also already taken. The future S-Class, expected in 2020, will, therefore, always be able to combine gasoline and electricity. A marriage that its rival Audi A8 is offering at the end of the year and that even Bentley can no longer refuse for its new Flying Spur. Not to mention Porsche, which will always keep two hybrid versions of its restyled Panamera, in particular, to face the future Mercedes-AMG GT four-door coupe and its nearly 800 hp. On the other hand, the next Jaguar XJ prefers to bet on 100% electric, and Rolls-Royce remains faithful to thermal.

The schedule of releases of hybrid and plug-in hybrid energy cars in the “Road” category

in 2019 Premier semester 2020 Second semester 2020 En 2021
Audi A6 TFSI e BMW Série 5 new model Maserati Ghibli PHEV Bentley Flying Spur PHEV
Audi A7 TFSI e Mercedes Classe E restylée Mercedes AMG GT hybrid 4-door coupe
Audi A8 TFSI e Nouvelle Mercedes Classe S
Porsche Panamera restylée

The announced dates are subject to change.

Small SUV Hybrid cars

At PSA, small SUVs have gone directly to electric. But Renault prefers to bet on the rechargeable hybrid for its new Captur, which will have such a variant next year. More discreet on the subject, Nissan’s cousin Juke could be satisfied with the “classic” hybrid engine that appeared in the Clio, which was necessarily less expensive. A way to confront Toyota, which is preparing a “crossover” derivative of the Yaris to support the newly restyled C-HR. However, the Captur is not alone in betting on the possibility of being connected to the mains: Jeep is also preparing to launch a Renegade PHEV, which will then have an equivalent at Fiat on the 500X, while Mini’s expensive Countryman offers already have this possibility and will benefit from a facelift in 2020.

The release schedule for hybrid and plug-in hybrid energy cars in the “Small SUV” category

Premier semester 2020 Second semester 2020
Jeep Renegade hybrid Fiat 500X hybrid
Renault Captur E-Tech Mini Countryman’s new model
Nissan Juke hybrid
Toyota “Yaris SUV”

The announced dates are subject to change.

Compact SUV Hybrid cars

Best-selling in the segment, Peugeot’s 3008 is about to welcome two plug-in hybrid versions, one in traction with 225 hp and the other with four-wheel drive and 300 hp. A privilege that will not be granted to its cousins DS 7 Crossback e-Tense and Opel Grandland X marketed almost at the same time but only with all-wheel drive. As for Citroën’s C5 Aircross, it will only be served in 2020 and only with two-wheel drive. However, this is enough to give priority to Renault’s Kadjar, which awaits its second generation in 2021 to be electrified, in the wake of the next Nissan Qashqai expected at best by the end of 2020. The Kia Xceed PHEV will thus have a good length of ahead by landing in early 2020.

The Jeep Compass will also offer plug-in hybrids from 2020, a year ahead of Alfa Romeo’s Tonale, built on the same basis. A technology that is also very popular with “premium” brands since it will be found in early 2020 on BMW’s X1 xDrive25e as well as on Volvo’s XC40 T5 or on Range Rover’s new Evoque. Not to mention the Audi Q3 a little later or even the second generation of DS 4 Crossback, now really related to an SUV, in 2021. But even Toyota, a great defender of the “no plug” hybrid, is preparing to add a rechargeable version to its RAV4 with a presentation at the Los Angeles Motor Show at the end of November 2019. At the same time, Ford will also offer the two choices on its new Kuga, marketed in spring 2020.

The release schedule for hybrid and plug-in hybrid energy cars in the “Compact SUV” category

Fin 2019 Premier semester 2020 Second semester 2020 En 2021
DS 7 Crossback e-Tense BMW X1 xDrive25e Audi Q3 TFSI e Alfa Romeo Tonale
Opel Grandland X Ford Kuga hybride Citroën C5 Aircross PHEV DS 4 Crossback
Peugeot 3008 Hybrid Jeep Compass PHEV Nissan Qasqai 3
Kia Xceed PHEV
Range Rover Evoque hybride
Toyota RAV4 PHEV
Volvo XC40 T5

The announced dates are subject to change.

Best Hybrid Family SUV

The boundary between compact SUVs and family cars remains quite blurred since a model like the RAV4 can easily find its place here. But the Mitsubishi Outlander is still a little more imposing than its compatriot, and its next generation, expected at the end of 2020, does not intend to reverse the trend. While obviously continuing to offer a rechargeable hybrid version which has become the only one available on the model in France. The Seat Tarraco and Skoda Kodiaq PHEV will soon come to keep it company.

The main defenders of this technology, however, will wear more upscale coats of arms, whether it is the X3 xDrive30e at BMW, the GLC 300 e from Mercedes, the all-new Q5 TFSI e at Audi, or the future restyled Stelvio at Alfa Romeo, or even from Maserati, which intends to offer a little brother to the Levante in 2021. Even the resolutely adventurous Land Rover Defender will not escape this trend, while the first model specific to Cupra, the Formentor, also opts for a plug-in hybrid mechanism.

The release schedule for hybrid and plug-in hybrid energy cars in the “Family SUV” category

Fin 2019 Premier semestre 2020 Second semestre 2020 En 2021
Audi Q5 TFSI e BMW X3 xDrive3e Alfa romeo stelvio new model Maserati small levante
Mercedes GLC 300 e Seat Tarraco PHEV Cupra Formentor
Land Rover Defender hybrid
Future Mitsubishi Outlander
Skoda Kodiaq PHEV

The announced dates are subject to change.

Large SUV Hybrid cars

Often singled out, large SUVs are nevertheless trying to green their image and their use by massively opting for the rechargeable hybrid. For the Mercedes GLE and BMW X5, the marketing of such a variant even begins at the end of 2019, just like for the Bentayga: for Bentley, this is also a first. Same story for Lamborghini, which is preparing such a variation for its Urus, while the Audi Q7 will soon return to a “trendy” version following its recent facelift. As for Porsche, it has even just doubled the bet on its Cayenne thanks to an overpowered Turbo S E-Hybrid version.

The release schedule for hybrid and plug-in hybrid energy cars in the “Large SUV” category

Fin 2019 En 2020
Audi Q7 TFSI e Lamborghini Urus hybrid
Bentley Bentayga hybride
BMW X5 xDrive45e
Mercedes GLE 300 de
Porsche Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid

The announced dates are subject to change.

Sporting Hybrid cars

Despite their often low annual mileage, sports cars can no longer necessarily exempt themselves from the constraint of reducing their CO2 emissions. Ferrari is thus launching the SF90 Stradale, its first plug-in hybrid sports car… which also become the most powerful manufactured car in its history. In this very special segment, the 1000 hp also seems to be becoming commonplace since the future Aston Martin Valhalla should also reach this figure, just like its big sister, the imminent Valkyrie, or the Mercedes-AMG One with an engine derived from single-seaters of F1.

The development of the latter is, however, complicated, and its release has been postponed to 2021. While at McLaren, the very exclusive Speedtail also seems to be experiencing a small setback after the fire of a prototype. But not enough to dissuade its manufacturer from preparing for the future of an electrified sports car that is a little less inaccessible.

Differences between the CCS and CHAdeMO Combo plug

On the other hand, if the new 911 is compatible with the hybrid, it will not offer such a variant before its restyling in the best case and should thus be overtaken in this field by another icon, the Mustang. At the same time, the planning of Lamborghini, Lotus, or the Chevrolet Corvette on the subject remains rather vague. But there are not necessarily only “big names” in this category: the Polestar 1 marks the beginning of the emancipation of the sports department of Volvo, now a brand in its own right, with a large plug-in hybrid coupe of 600 hp and 1000 Nm.

The schedule of releases of hybrid and plug-in hybrid energy cars in the “Sports” category

Fin 2019 En 2020 En 2021
Ferrari SF90 Stradale Aston Martin Valkyrie Aston Martin Valhalla
McLaren Speedtail Future Ford Mustang
Polestar 1 McLaren 720S hybrid
Mercedes AMG One

The announced dates are subject to change.