Hybrid cars, the novelties of 2014

There are several models ofcarhybrid expected for the next2014. Thenew hybrid carsthey will bring the brand of Audi, Bmw, Volkswagen… but not only German manufacturers, the Spanish car manufacturer Seat will also be heard in 2014, let's try to unravel the official advances and indiscretions of the sector.

There are numeroushybrid cars already on the market and let's not talk about the most famous Auris and Prius: Citroen stands out with its DS5 Hybrid with consumption of only 3.4 liters per 100 km. Peugeot offers, in version hybrid, the 508 and the 3008, the Opel stands out with its Ampera, the Volvo offers the V60 D6 AWD plug-in hybrid and the Honda insight, the Jazz hybrid, the prestigious Lexus ... in short, the list ofhybrid cars on the marketit is very thick. In the next2014 others will be added to the appeal hybrid drive models.

Two of the most prestigious German brands, Audi and BMW, are ready to launch newhybrid mobility proposals. The next2014 we will count on the market the BMW i8, a hybrid powered by an electric motor coupled to a three-cylinder turbo capable of developing 223 horsepower and 300 Nm dedicated solely to rear axle drive. The electric engine will instead be placed at the front and should provide an additional power of about 129 horsepower.

If you really don't want to wait for the2014 to get your hands on onenew hybrid: the Audi A3 e-tron is expected on the market by the end of 2013, the rechargeable hybrid that offers 50 kilometers of range in electric-only mode, not bad for being ahybridfrom the 1.4-liter TFSI turbo petrol engine, which produces 148 hp. The petrol drive is associated with an electric motor that produces an additional 102 hp (75 kW). The electric motor, combined with the petrol engine, provide a total power of 350 Newton-meters of torque and 201 HP.


Staying in Teutonic land, even Volkswagen is not watching the evolution of the car markethybrid: has created and presented to the public, in 2013, the hybrid Passat and the hybrid Golf 7. While the entry on the market for the Passat is already set for 2014, there is no definite news for the Golf 7.

Also in 2013, two other hybrids were presented to the public: the Seat Leon which combines a 122 hp (90 kW) 1.4 engine with a 75 kW electric unit and the more exclusive Range Rover Hybrid, where electric drive is associated to a 340 hp 3.0-liter turbo diesel engine. Just presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show, there is already talk of a plug-in version, with extended autonomy and on the market for next 2016.


Motorists who love compact cars can turn to Suzuki: the hybrid Swift will be equipped with a rechargeable electric motor with a 30 km range and a petrol engine.

Photo | Volvo c60 Hybrid

Video: Unboxing of Toyota Prius Hybrid 1:18 Scale Diecast Model Car (December 2021).