Think Hybrid Cars Are Uninspiring? Think Again

When people think of hybrid cars, they tend to think of something that, while being fuel efficient, doesn’t particularly set the world alight when it comes to looks and the driving experience.

This is far from the truth though as there are a huge number of hybrid cars on the market that truly shatter this myth.

In this blog I tackle this misconception, introducing readers to a range of hybrid cars, from the great looking Citroen, to the high powered Porsche.

Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4

Offering fuel economy of 74.4mpg, the Peugeot 3008 Hybrid4 is a 2.0 litre beast featuring a turbo diesel engine and an electric motor.

Featuring a mixed bag of seasoning, part SUV, a dash of MPV, a peppering of hatchback and a slice of estate – the 3008 is an interesting car for certain.

Toyota Yaris T3 and Toyota Prius T3

Toyota has a wide number of hybrids on the market including the Auris T4, Yaris, Prius+ and Prius T3 – they are all different models and suitable for different markets.

When it comes to fuel efficiency though, the Yaris T3 is hard to beat, hence its addition here over its fellows. With 80.7mpg and a very responsible price.

The Prius also gets an honourable mention as it is one of the original and some might say best, hybrid offerings.

It might be one of the cars that people think of when thinking of the more economical over style hybrids, but it a reliable car and one that genuinely does the business on the day to day drive.

Citroen DS5 Hybrid

Certainly the DS5 will turn heads when you pull up in one. Offering a solid fuel economy of 74.3mpg the Citroen is a great car and is almost like an estate mixed with an MPV when it comes to size.

It also offers a fair bit of kit from the off, but is pricier than many of Toyota’s offerings.

Porsche Panamera S Hybrid

If money really is no object and you really want to look the business in your car, you might instead look at the Porsche Panamera S Hybrid.

Not only do you have the frugal offerings of a hybrid, but you also have the power and image of a Porsche.

As more and more car manufacturers come to grips with hybrid technology there will be more interesting hybrid cars in the future. This list is just the start when it comes to hybrids and proves that fuel efficiency does not mean that the car can’t be great looking and pack a punch too.

Louisa Jenkins is a car expert who specialises in fuel efficient cars. She offers advice on hybrid cars and other ‘green’ cars on currently on the market.

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