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7 December 2018 · New Cars

Are Hybrid Cars Taking Over?

Did you know that petrol as a fuel for future cars may have a brighter road ahead thanks to the new technologies being made for electric cars?

Major car manufacturers such as Toyota, Volvo, Hyundai, Porsche and more are taking advantage of the breakthroughs in electronics, batteries and energy regeneration to develop a petrol/electric hybrid vehicle that is more affordable and appealing than it had ever been.

Recent car news NSW have found that five exciting hybrids will be coming to Australia soon to satisfy the people’s need for electric and petrol vehicles. 

Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid

This is perhaps one of the most innovative and exciting new cars that will be hitting Australian roads this year. The Hyundai IONIQ hatchback is going to be the first hybrid vehicle that will provide Australians with a choice of pure plug-in electric hybrid and conventional models in its vehicle range.

Although the all-electric model will surely be the headlines for many news articles, a lot of people are equally anticipating the conventional hybrid it will offer as well.

Hyundai Australia has yet to confirm the specifications of the IONIQ Elite Hybrid but it said that the vehicle will provide customers with the latest in safety and connectivity technologies today.

Subaru Forester Hybrid

The manufacturer has been one of the late bloomers when it comes to Japanese brands that have boarded the electric hybrid train, but it is here now. The CEO of the company has confirmed that they will be putting out pure electric vehicles in the market by the year 2021. 

The Subaru Forester hybrid is going to be favoured by Australians for many reasons. Besides having an ideal design as a family SUV, it also offers practicality and a ruggedness when driven around. 

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Last December 2017, the Camry model from Toyota underwent the biggest change it had in its history which turned out to be much bigger and more technologically superior than its previous models.

Toyota was able to build 2.2 million of these Camrys at the now-closed factory in Victoria together with 1.3 million of the vehicles for export and more than 50,000 Camry Hybrids.

The combination of space, performance, safety features and equipment for its price has made the Camry a popular hybrid vehicle for many Australians. The 2018 model also has its battery packed transferred out of the boot and placed at the rear seat so that people can expect more space in the boot and cabin sections.

Volvo XC60 T8

The reinvention that Volvo has done in the past decade has been very surprising indeed. The once ugly duckling in vehicle manufacturers has transformed into a beautiful swan that now offers a wide range of stylish SUVs and cars.

What’s even more exciting is that half of the vehicles under Volvo are going to be electric by 2025. But before that time, Volvo has dedicated its resources to bring in more hybrid vehicles to Australia which should include the XC60 T8.

Porsche 911 Hybrid

The fans of Porsche, there’s nothing that will match the sound of the 911’s six-cylinder petrol engine once it starts accelerating. 

But how does a popular company such as Porsche prepare for the future of cars? It does so by promising to make the first 911 model into its hybrid vehicle and will be the most powerful type in its history.