Top hybrid cars in India in 2023: Maruti Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Honda City eHEV, and more
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- Hybrid cars are the ones that can run both on an ICE-based engine and an electric motor powered by a battery unit.
- A hybrid car can have a claimed mileage of 30 km/l or more.
- Looking for a hybrid car in India? Here are some of the best options
The transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric cars has seen many manufacturers join the EV bandwagon in the past few years. However, there is still a gap between ICE cars and EVs that strong-hybrid vehicles aim to bridge.
Hybrid cars can run on an ICE-based engine and an electric motor powered by a battery unit, providing decent performance and superior mileage compared to petrol and diesel engines. Furthermore, a hybrid car can be a perfect option for those worried about the early adaption of electric vehicles.
In 2022, a range of new hybrid cars was introduced, with prices lower than ever. If you plan to purchase a hybrid car in 2023, we suggest you look at the hybrid cards mentioned below from brands such as Honda, MG, Maruti Suzuki, and more.
Mileage and price compared
|Maruti Suzuki Baleno||22.95 kmpl||Starts from Rs.6.56 Lakh|
|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz||20.65 kmpl||Starts from Rs.9.20 Lakh|
|MG Hector Plus||15.58 kmpl||Starts from 17.50 Lakh|
|Toyota Camry||19.16 kmpl||Starts from 45.25 Lakh|
|Honda City Hybrid eHEV||27.1 kmpl||Starts from 19.89 Lakh|
|Maruti Vitara Brezza Hybrid||20.15 kmpl||Starts from 8.19 Lakh|
|Toyota Innova Hycross||23.24 kmpl||Starts from 18.55 Lakh|
Top hybrid cars in India
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
This hatchback features a bold design with a powerful drivetrain for a pleasurable driving experience. It comes equipped with a Dual VVT BS-VI engine with Idle Stop Start (ISS) technology that shuts down when the car comes to a halt and instantly restarts when the brake is pressed. This feature helps in gaining more range out of the vehicle, and this feature also comes in handy during long trips.
Price: Starts from ₹6.56 lakh (ex-showroom)
Engine (cc): 1197
Features: Mobile app connectivity, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Head-up display, LED fog lamps, six airbags, ABS with EBD, Hill hold assist
Maruti Suzuki Ciaz
Maruti Suzuki’s Ciaz is available in multiple hybrid models in India, such as Delta, Smart Hybrid Sigma, Zeta, and Alpha. All these variants are packed with a K15 petrol engine with smart hybrid technology, offering increased mileage and more power output. Similar to Baleno, Ciaz uses the same technology that shuts down the engine when in idle and silently turns it back on when it's time to move on.
Price: Starts from ₹9.20 lakh (ex-showroom)
Engine (cc): 1490
Mileage: 20.65 km/l
Features: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Keyless entry, Cruise control, Push start/stop ignition, Dual front airbags, NEXA Safety Shield
MG Hector Plus
MG Hector Plus is a big and bulky 7-seater SUV from MG that features an ultra-premium design and packs tons of smart features inside. Under the hood, the SUV has a 1451cc engine that produces 141bhp and 250Nm of torque. Coming to transmission, the car comes with a 6-speed manual gearbox. The car has three color options, Starry Black, Aurora Silver, and Candy White.
Price: Starts from ₹ 17.50 lakh (ex-showroom)
Engine capacity (cc): 1451
AdvertisementMileage: 15.58 km/l
Features: Mobile app connectivity (i-SMART), Digital key sharing, Traction Control System (TCS), ABS brake assist, Electric parking brake, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Hill hold control
The Toyota Camry is a premium-range sedan from the house of Toyota. It is one of the best hybrid cars that you can purchase. With the launch of the 8th generation, the Camry now offers a wide range of features for user comfort and a luxurious experience. The Camry has a powerful engine of 2498 CC that produces 175.67 bhp of torque.
Price: Starts from ₹ 45.25 (ex-showroom)
Engine capacity (cc): 2498
Mileage: 19.16 km/l
Features: sleep tail lights, 8-inch touchscreen system, TNGA platform with a new cabin set-up, voice controls, wireless charging, and cruise control.
Honda City Hybrid eHEV
AdvertisementHonda City Hybrid eHEV has an i-MMD (Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive) hybrid powertrain that draws power from the combination of a petrol engine and two electric motors. Combining the power, the car produces 108bhp and 253Nm of torque. The car is available in multiple color options: red, white, grey, metallic brown, and silver.
Price: Starts from ₹19.89 lakh (ex-showroom)
Engine capacity (cc): 1498
Mileage: 27.1 km/l
Features: 6 airbag system, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Agile Handling Assist (AHA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Electric Parking Brake, One-push start/stop button, Remote engine start
Maruti Vitara BrezzaHybrid
Maruti has a wide variety of Hybrid cars, and Vitara Brezza is one of the best hybrid Compact SUVs in the price-sensitive category. Vitara Brezza comes in 3 new colors and new dual-tone options. The car has a 1462 cc engine that produces 86.63 - 101.65 Bhp torque.
Price: Starts from ₹ 8.19 lakh (ex-showroom)
AdvertisementEngine capacity (cc): 1462
Mileage: 20.15 km/l
Features: 5-speed manual and automatic transmission, steering wheel wrapped in leather, SmartPlay infotainment system.
Toyota Innova Hycross
The Toyota Innova Hycross is one of the latest entrants in the hybrid car market. The car features tons of new features and new technologies. The car comes loaded with 2.0 litres petrol engine and a powerful electronic motor that works parallel, producing 152hp of max power and 187Nm of max torque. The car can zip from 0 to 100 in just 9.5 seconds along with hybrid capabilities.
Price: Starts from ₹18.55 lakh (ex-showroom)
Engine capacity (cc): 1987
Mileage: 23.24 km/l
Features: 6 SRS airbags, Pre-collision system, Blind spot monitor (BSM), Panoramic sunroof, 360-degree camera view, Electrochromic IRVM, Multi-zone AC
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