While many parts of the world are looking to switch to EVs completely, in India this process is a few years away. EVs in India are coming but before they become mainstream, some manufactures want buyers to have a taste of hybrids. The upcoming cars are all Japanese with Honda, Toyota and Suzuki (albeit with Maruti). These vehicles we are going to talk about will be coming this year and mostly next year. Lets take a look at the upcoming hybrid cars in India.
Honda City Hybrid
Honda’s plan to launch a hybrid in India as its next product could most likely mean the City. It is already on sale in some South Asian countries and will make for a good option to consider. It gets a Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) hybrid system, which comprises of 108PS/253Nm electric motor that drives the wheels. It features a 1.5L Atkinson-cycle DOHC i-VTEC engine that produces 98PS between 5,600 to 6,400rpm and 127Nm between 4,500 and 5,000rpm, along with an integrated electric motor acting as a generator and a starter.
Upcoming hybrid cars Toyota RAV4
The RAV4 is a another hybrid planned by another Japanese manufacturer in India. It has been spotted testing in the past and is planned to be bought to India under the Indian Government’s new import norms. The rules that allow importing 2,500 units without undertaking the homologation for a car will be used to get the car for around Rs 60 lakh.
Next Generation Maruti Vitara Brezza
This will be a whole new generation Brezza with more emphasis on the drive train being given a proper hybrid system which allows the car to drive in a EV mode – like a Toyota Camry. The new generation Brezza will be very different. In the story below please check out to know more.
Which of these upcoming hybrid cars are you excited about? Let us know in the comments below.