Top 5 hybrid cars: 5 cheapest hybrid cars in India, also run on electric mode
Top 5 most affordable hybrid cars: Now the demand for electric cars and hybrid cars is increasing rapidly amid rising prices of petrol and diesel in the country. Currently, hybrid cars are considered a better option than electric ones.
Toyota Camry Hybrid: Leading the list of the cheapest hybrid cars in India is the Toyota Camry, priced at Rs. 44.35 lakh ex-showroom. The Camry opted for a hybrid approach several years ago. The car is powered by a 2.5-litre petrol engine with a 245V nickel metal hydride battery pack. This Toyota car returns a mileage of 19.1 kmpl, which is slightly less than Lexus’s ES 300h. Toyota Camry Hybrid has a range of 958 km while being able to accommodate the occupants in the most luxurious manner.
Honda City e:HEV: This car was recently sold in India at Rs. It was launched with an ex-showroom price of 19.49 lakhs. City E: The HEV gets a 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine and a 172.8V lithium-ion battery pack. This engine can generate 124 Bhp and 253 Nm of torque with the help of a CVT gearbox. Two electric motors are provided in the car. Using an onboard computer, the car switches between electric power and hybrid power, while requiring no human intervention. Honda claims a mileage of 26.5 kmpl.
Lexus ES 300h: The most expensive hybrid on our list of most affordable cars is the Lexus ES 300h, priced at Rs. 59.50 lakhs. The Lexus ES 300h is powered by a 2.5-litre four-cylinder petrol engine mated to a 1.6 kWh, nickel metal hydride battery pack that generates a combined power of 214 bhp and 221 Nm of torque. The car delivers a mileage of 22.5 kmpl (claimed). Apart from this, it accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 8.9 seconds. The car has many luxury features including leather interior, touchscreen infotainment system and 10 airbags.
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder: The second cheapest hybrid car in India is currently the newly unveiled Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder. A mid-size SUV based on Maruti Suzuki’s platform will soon go on sale in India. It will be offered with two engines, one of which is Maruti Suzuki’s 1.5-litre petrol motor. The second engine will be a 1.5-litre, but will be mated to an eCVT gearbox with a hybrid system. The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hider can also run on pure EV mode and will also get an AWD option.
Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara: The upcoming Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is a Maruti product based on the Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyder. Like its Toyota sibling, the Maruti will also offer two engine options, one of which is a hybrid system. The hybrid engine on the Grand Vitara will be similar to the Hyder, however, the ECVT gearbox and AWD system may be slightly different. Bookings for the Grand Vitara are open at Nexa dealerships and prices are expected to start at Rs 9 lakh (ex-showroom). However, its hybrid variant could be priced up to Rs 15 lakh (ex-showroom).