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Top 5 hybrid cars to expect in the next 1 year.

As the world becomes increasingly aware of the environmental impact of vehicles, hybrid cars have gained significant popularity. In India, where air pollution is a primary concern, more and more car manufacturers are starting to produce hybrid cars. In this blog post, we will look at the top five hybrid cars expected to hit the Indian market in the next year and explore their features and benefits.

Top 5 hybrid cars to expect in the next 1 year

Honda Compact SUV

Honda Cars India has a history of introducing hybrid cars in its range of offerings, with models like the Civic hybrid and Accord hybrid. After the launch of the City Hybrid over a year ago, Honda is all set to unveil a new SUV, specifically designed for the Indian market. This SUV will compete with the likes of the Hyundai Creta, Skoda Kushaq, and Maruti Grand Vitara. The upcoming model will share its engine options with the City and feature the same hybrid power plant, which consists of a 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle engine with an electric motor.

Expected Launch DateJuly 2023
Ex-showroom price (Delhi)₹12 Lakh to ₹20 Lakh (estimated)

Key Specifications

  1. Maximum Power: 100 PS
  2. Maximum Torque: 127 Nm
  3. Transmission: eCVT
  4. Seating Capacity: 5
  5. Engine: 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol with an electric motor
  6. Fuel Type: Petrol
  7. Mileage: 26.5 km/pl

BYD Seal

BYD intends to launch its latest electric sedan, the BYD Seal, in the Indian market by the end of 2023. This vehicle is capable of traveling up to 700 kilometers on a single charge, thanks to its 82.5 kWh battery pack. The electric saloon is built on e-Platform 3.0 and will be offered in different motor layouts, depending on the region, with either a single or twin motor configuration. In India, the BYD Seal is anticipated to have a dual-motor setup with 530 horsepower.

Expected Launch DateNovember 2023
Ex-showroom price (Delhi)₹60 Lakh (estimated)

Key Specifications

  1. Range: Up to 700 kilometers on a single charge
  2. Battery: 82.5 kWh battery pack
  3. Motor Layout: Single or Twin motor layout (depending on the market)
  4. Power Output: 530 horsepower dual-motor arrangement in the Indian market
  5. Platform: Built on e-Platform 3.0
  6. Type: Electric sedan

MG Comet

Source: CarTrade

The MG Comet is a compact electric car that is a born-electric skateboard platform, allowing it to have a mono volume shape, making it the smallest car in India. Despite being a small car, the Comet’s design execution is premium, with the use of chrome, contrasting colors, and LED lighting, giving it a distinctive look. The interior is spacious, with a massive glasshouse and large door pockets, but it is also narrow, with fixed head restraints and seats set high. The rear seats are surprisingly spacious, even for tall passengers, with an airplane-like view out, but it is strictly for two passengers. The Comet has a high level of perceived quality, with superb plastic quality and soft-touch materials. The steering controls are reminiscent of the click-wheel of the Apple iPod from 22 years ago. The Comet is also equipped with safety features, such as airbags, ABS, and EBD, as well as a reverse camera and parking sensors.

Expected Launch DateMay2023
Ex-showroom price (Delhi)₹7.98 Lakh (estimated)

Key Specifications

  1. Body type: Monovolume hatchback
  2. Powertrain: Born-electric skateboard platform
  3. Dimensions: 2.9m long, 1.5m wide, 1.6m tall
  4. Wheelbase: 2,010mm
  5. Technology: Infotainment system with a 7.0-inch touchscreen, MG i-SMART connected car technology, and four speakers
  6. Motor: 21.2 kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a single electric motor
  7. Power output: 41.8 hp and 105 Nm of torque
  8. Range: Up to 100 km on a single charge

Maruti Suzuki C-MPV

Maruti Suzuki C-MPV, also known as the Ertiga, is a popular compact multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) produced by Maruti Suzuki in India. The C-MPV is designed to provide a spacious and comfortable interior with a combination of features of both a sedan and an SUV. The C-MPV is built on the HEARTECT platform, which is also used in other Maruti Suzuki cars like the Swift and Baleno. It is powered by a 1.5-liter K15B petrol engine that produces 103 horsepower and 138 Nm of torque, paired with either a 5-speed manual or a 4-speed automatic transmission. The C-MPV also comes with a mild-hybrid variant that features a lithium-ion battery and an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG), providing an additional boost to the engine’s power output and improving fuel efficiency.

Expected Launch DateAugust 2023
Ex-showroom price (Delhi) ₹20 Lakh (estimated)

Key Specifications

  1. Engine: 1.5-liter K15B petrol engine
  2. Power output: 103 horsepower at 6,000 rpm
  3. Torque: 138 Nm at 4,400 rpm
  4. Transmission: 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearbox
  5. Seating capacity: 7-seater
  6. Fuel efficiency: 19.01 km/l for the manual variant and 18.76 km/l for the automatic variant

Nissan X-Trail

Nissan India displayed three new SUVs last year, including Juke, X-Trail, and Qashqai, to selected media and dealership partners. The X-Trail is expected to be the first to launch in India by September, just before the festive season. The X-Trail will be expensive as it will arrive in India via the CBU route, but it will have a hybrid powertrain to keep running costs low. It will offer the company’s e-Power hybrid technology and will be available in both FWD and AWD versions. The X-Trail’s hybrid powertrain will offer two options: a 163PS, 1.5L turbocharged petrol engine and a 1.5L turbo petrol with strong hybrid tech, providing 204PS and 300Nm of torque in a 2WD setup and 213PS & up to 525Nm in a 4WD setup.

Expected Launch DateSeptember 2023
Ex-showroom price (Delhi)₹50 Lakh

Key Specifications

  1. Maximum power: 213 PS
  2. Maximum torque: 525 Nm
  3. Transmission: eCVT
  4. Seating capacity: 5
  5. Engine: 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine with electric motor
  6. Fuel type: Petrol
  7. Mileage: Up to 17 kmpl

As the world moves towards cleaner and greener transportation, hybrid cars are becoming more and more popular. In the next year, we can expect some exciting new hybrid cars to hit the market. From luxury SUVs to affordable hatchbacks, there’s something for everyone. So if you’re in the market for a new car and want to go green, keep an eye out for these top 5 hybrid cars that are coming soon. Like this post? Don’t forget to check out our other short stories in our Quick Read section

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