A modern car is launched every day by a different company, so which one really stands out in the crowd?
Be it the Indian market or the world, the automobile industry has consistently had a crowded environment. Every day, a fresh car is launched by some producer in some part of the world. Luckily, we are in a generation where there is an assortment of engine genres. Talking about categories, hybrid plug-in vehicles have developed into the talk of the town in the recent seasons (apart from EVs). Look around and you will identify numerous hybrid plug-in models available in the world. So, the query is, which one of them really stands out in the crowd? In the paragraphs below, we’ve listed down some of the best plug-in hybrid machines in the world.
BMW 330e- A pure classic from BMW, the 330e is armed with a 2.0-litre, twin-turbo, four-cylinder engine along with an electric motor. By using the electric motor, one can cover a distance of around 40 km. Furthermore, the electric motor adds a power figure of 87hp, which makes the 330e a powerful sedan.
Hyundai Ioniq- The Hyundai Ioniq was launched as a direct competitor of the Toyota Prius. Available in hybrid, plug-hybrid and electric variant, the Ioniq plug-in hybrid variant offers an electric range of close to 62 km, which is impressive and better than what the Prius offers. In terms of power delivery, the Ioniq being a fuel-efficient car offers merely 139hp of peak power.
Volvo XC60 Recharge- The Volvo XC60 Recharge is a premium SUV decorated with a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol unit along with a decent electric motor. The electric motor accelerates the rear wheels of the car, whereas the combustion engine spins the front wheels of the SUV. Together, both engines make a peak power of 400hp. Using the electric motor, one can cover a distance of around 51 km.
Audi A3 E-Tron- The first plug-in hybrid from the German manufacturer, Audi A3 E-Tron is equipped with a 1.4-litre TSI engine along with an electric motor. Together, the two power trains can churn out a peak power figure of 200hp. In the electric mode, a driver can cover a distance of close to 49 km.
Apart from the mentioned four models, some alternative designs one can look at are the Skoda Superb iV, Ford Kuga PHEV, Peugeot 508 Hybrid 225, Toyota Camry and the Ford Mustang Mach-E.