- Hybrid cars are cars that can run on both an ICE-based engine and an electric motor powered by a battery.
- 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 ongoing transition from internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles to electric vehicles has seen a number of manufacturers join the EV bandwagon in recent years. However, there is still a gap between ICE cars and EVs looking to bridge strong hybrid vehicles.
Hybrid cars are cars that can run on both an ICE-based engine and an electric motor powered by a battery. Hybrid vehicles not only offer decent performance but also provide superior mileage compared to petrol and diesel powered vehicles. In addition, a hybrid car can be a perfect option for those concerned about the early adoption of electric vehicles.
A series of new hybrid cars were introduced in 2022, bringing the price of such vehicles to an all-time low. If you are planning to purchase a hybrid car in 2023, we recommend that you take a look at the hybrid maps below from brands such as Honda, MG, Maruti Suzuki and more.
Mileage and price compared
|Maruti Suzuki Baleno||23.87 km/l||From ₹5.98 lakh|
|Maruti Suzuki Ciaz||28.09km/l||From ₹ 10.99 lakh|
|Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder||27.97km/l||From ₹ 10.48 lakh|
|MG Hector Plus||15.81km/l||From ₹ 16.73 lakh|
|Toyota Innova Hycross||21km/l||From ₹ 18.3 lakh|
|Honda City Hybrid eHEV||26.5km/l||From ₹ 19.92 lakh|
Top Hybrid Cars in India
Maruti Suzuki Baleno
This hatchback has a bold design with a powerful powertrain for an enjoyable driving experience. It is equipped with a Dual VVT BS-VI engine with Idle Stop Start (ISS) technology that shuts off the engine when the car comes to a stop and restarts immediately when the brake pedal is pressed. This feature helps to get more range out of the vehicle and also comes in handy on long journeys.
Price: From ₹ 5.98 lakh (ex-showroom)
Engine (cc): 1197
Mileage: 23.87 km/l
Features: Mobile app connectivity, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Head-up display, LED fog lights, 6 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 equipped with a K15 petrol engine that comes with smart hybrid technology, offering more mileage and more power. Like the Baleno, Ciaz uses the same technology that shuts the engine off when it’s idling and silently turns it back on when it’s time to move on.
Price: From ₹ 10.99 lakh (ex-showroom)
Engine (cc): 1490
Mileage: 23-28.09 km/l
Features: Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, Keyless entry, Cruise control, Push start/stop ignition, Dual front airbags, NEXA Safety Shield
Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder
This fuel-efficient car is available in several hybrid variants, Hybrid – S, Hybrid – G and Hybrid – V. This is Toyota’s latest hybrid offering with two engine options: 1.5-liter naturally aspirated petrol engine producing 103 horsepower and other 1, 5-litre TNGA Atkinson Cycle petrol engine with strong hybrid technology. The car flaunts modern design and the latest technology inside and out.
Price: Starts from ₹10.48 lakh (ex-showroom)
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1490
Mileage: 27.97 km/l
Features: Remote Vehicle Start, Find My Car, Smartwatch Connectivity, 7″ Front Touchscreen Display, Surround View Monitor, 6 Airbags, Cruise Control
MG Hector Plus
This large and bulky 7-seater SUV from MG has an ultra-premium design and is packed with smart features inside. Under the hood, the SUV has a 1451 cc engine that produces 141 hp and 250 Nm of torque. With the transmission, the car comes with a six-speed manual transmission. The car is available in three color options: Starry Black, Aurora Silver and Candy White.
Price: Starts from ₹16.73 lakh (ex-showroom)
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1451
Mileage: 15.81 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
Toyota Innova Hycross
The Toyota Innova Hycross is one of the latest entrants to the hybrid car market. The car has many new features and new technologies. The car comes with a 2.0 liter petrol engine and a powerful electronic motor that works in parallel and produces a maximum power of 152 hp and a maximum torque of 187 Nm. Together with hybrid capabilities, the car can accelerate from 0 to 100 in just 9.5 seconds.
Price: Starts from ₹ 18.3 lakh (ex-showroom)
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1987
Mileage: 21 km/l
Features: 6 SRS airbags, Pre-collision system, blind spot monitor (BSM), panoramic sunroof, 360 degree camera view, electrochromic IRVM, multi-zone AC
Honda City Hybrid eHEV
Honda City Hybrid eHEV features 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 108 hp and 253 Nm of torque. The car is available in multiple color options such as red, white, grey, metallic brown and silver.
Price: Starts from ₹ 19.92 lakh (ex-showroom)
Cylinder capacity (cc): 1498
Mileage: 26.5 km/l
Features: 6 airbag system, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Agile Handling Assist (AHA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Electric Parking Brake, One-touch Start/Stop, Remote Engine Start
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