Total hybridization: who is in the trend?

Ten years ago, hybrid cars in the model range of even large manufacturers looked strange or at least unusual. Today, ignoring this promising segment is solved only by some companies. Even some small and exclusive manufacturers see the hybrid car lever, which will help to grow rapidly in the global redistribution of the automotive market. About brands that are involved in race hybridization - further.




  • Toyota


The Japanese giant, possessing enormous material and intellectual resources, allowed itself to invest in the development of hybrid vehicles when others thought it impractical. Today, even without taking into account several hybrid models of subsidiary brands, Toyota has the widest range of double-power machines. In its production program you will find hybrid versions of almost all "civil" models. This is a compact / affordable Yaris, Auris, Corolla, and several variants of the body and body of the Prius, and the comfortable and large Camry and Avalon sedans, and crossovers and SUVs RAV4 and Highlander. In fact, Toyota started the first and now is increasing the gap.


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  • BMW


The Germans began to actively explore the segment of electric and hybrid vehicles. As a result, today they have one of the widest list of alternative models of different classes. Among them are the usual exterior, but hybridized versions of the third, fifth and seventh models, as well as off-road car X3. Do not be surprised if you see BMW i3 (which you consider an electric car) at the petrol station near the gas station: the Bavaria releases the i3 REx modification, which has an internal combustion engine for recharging batteries and increasing mileage.


  • Honda


Another Japanese manufacturer, who can safely be called one of the leaders in the segment of hybrid cars. In its lineup, you'll find both "refined" versions of the usual Civic, Accord, NSX, or Jazz (Fit), and created from scratch with two sources of power, Insight, Clarity, or CR-Z. The premium Acura also has a "bi-fuel" model in the range - the Acura ILX Hybrid. Thanks to these models, loyal to the company, buyers have the opportunity to take advantage of all the hybrids without distorting the brand Honda.


Middle class


  • Volkswagen / Porsche


Volkswagen Group (VAG) decided to keep pace with the whole world and chose Porsche's own premium brand as the forefront of the hybrid direction. Under this name today released "green" versions of popular models, such as Cayenne, Panamera or 918 Spyder. All developments of Porsche designers will certainly be used or already in use (for example, in the VW Touareg Hybrid, VW Jetta Hybrid) when creating more accessible Audi, Volkswagen and other auto concern.


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  • Ford


The company has bet on plug-in hybrids, that is, those that can be recharged from the outlet. Ford is particularly confident in the North American market, while the C-Max Hybrid models and especially the Fusion Hybrid are quite popular there.


  • Volvo


The company positions itself as a manufacturer of safe, "clean" and high-tech cars. In order to meet this role, Volvo has developed and launched several models with a combined power system (V60 Plug-in Hybrid (diesel), S90 T8, XC60 T8, XC90 T8).


  • Mercedes-Benz


The Germans are well aware that the combination of drive and power allows you to get the luxury of luxury cars a lot easier and cheaper. Among the popular models with combined powertrain - C350e, GLC 350e, GLE 550e.


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  • Hyundai / Kia


The South Korean counterparts prepared several hybrid cars that were very warmly received by buyers (Hyundai Sonata PHEV and Ioniq, as well as Kia Niro and Optima PHEV). That is why they can be attributed to this class.




That's the way companies and their brands that are just beginning to move in this direction, or have only one or three models of hybrid cars in their range. Among them Peugeot / Citroën, Mitsubishi, General Motors, Fiat, Mazda and others. In fact, almost all automakers that you know are producing or trying to make hybrid cars.


Super hybrids


Manufacturers of supercars also took technology into weapons. Today, the combined power system uses Ferrari (LaFerrari), McLaren (McLaren P1), Fisker Automotive (Fisker Karma plug-in hybrid, Fisker Surf) and others.


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