Used hybrids in Ukraine are traditionally imported from Europe and the United States - large markets with a solvent population, which has the ability to frequently change cars. The auto market of Lviv and other cities has also grown significantly in recent decades, but the supply of hybrid vehicles or electric vehicles sold for the first time in Ukraine remains negligible.
In this regard, looking for an opportunity to purchase a used hybrid car, it is first and foremost to consider imports from Europe and, in particular, from the USA.
The most popular models
The feature of this segment is that the popularity of certain models of hybrid models is formed, first of all, not demand, but a proposal. But this is typical for all markets at the initial stages of their development and filling.
In the case of Toyota it makes sense to consider the brand as a whole, since the models are equally broad, the applied technologies are similar, and the main difference between them is the same as between any models available to regional representatives of Toyota (Lviv) - in dimensions, class, complete sets and purpose.
The great offer of hybrid Toyota cars is due to their saturation with the US market. After years of use or even minor traffic accidents Americans buy new cars, and the old ones are sold at auctions, and then fall into Ukraine.
Without any problems, we can find in good condition hybrid modifications of such Toyota models:
The main surprise is that the Toyota Prius, which is extremely popular around the world, is relatively uncommon in the secondary market of Ukraine.
The luxury Lexus CT 200H hatchback with a 1.8-liter petrol engine and a variator are also widely represented.
One of the legislators of hybrid car fashion in the US is increasingly found on Ukrainian roads. The reason for the large number of specimens on sale is the same as that of Toyota: the saturation of the Voltam North American market, who came to retire there to come to Ukraine and work here.
At a quite adequate price you can buy a car in decent condition, equipped with a 1.4-liter gasoline engine.
BMW I3 REX
In this case, this is a European hybrid crossover from a prestigious brand. Among the other popular cars we have, it differs in that it was designed as an electric car. Its hybrid is made by a small gasoline engine with a working volume of 0.65 liters, which provides recharging of batteries while driving on long distances. The concept has its advantages, but high compared with competitors, the price significantly reduces the audience of potential buyers.
The company is trying to return the former greatness, investing in almost all promising directions. In the case of hybrid vehicles, this gave rise to fruit. The North American model Ford Fusion (a spacious sedan, rather than a compact European version of Fiesta with increased clearance) and some other models with a combined power plant initially filled the home market to later arrive in Ukraine. The manufacturer made a bet on cars that can be charged from the socket, so that for frequent short-distance trips, owners can significantly save on fuel.
In this group there are cars, which, perhaps, are not worse on the technical level than the leaders, but are sold in the domestic secondary market much worse. Among them, the Peugeot 3008, which received an electric drive in addition to the already economical turbodiesel, the German Volkswagen Jetta and Audi e-tron A3, the South Korean Kia Optima and others.
This class is represented by expensive premium cars or simply rare models in our latitudes. Among the first is the luxurious Mercedes-Benz S 400 3.5 HYBRID. Its combined powertrain from the 3.5-liter petrol engine and electric motor accelerates the large and heavy sedan from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.5 seconds, consuming an average of about nine liters of fuel per 100 km of run. Among the low-end models are the Buick LaCrosse with a 2.4-liter hybrid system and a wealth of options.
Buying any hybrid requires more attention than with the usual version. A "dead" battery or an electronics malfunction may require significant repairs or replacements, resulting in all the benefits of hybrid cars being dwarfed.
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