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List of Hybrid Cars in India

Maruti Suzuki Ciaz Hybrid / Ciaz SHVS –

Maruti is the biggest car manufacturer of Indian and Ciaz has been a very important brand for Maruti since the day one. The SHVS or the Smart Hybrid Vehicle by Suzuki was introduced for the very first time in Ciaz itself. When talking about what’s under the hood, an integrated started (ISG) generator now sits at the place of the conventional alternator.

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How it helps the car?

Well in simple words, it makes the car accelerates smoothly and fiercely when compared to the regular model. It also utilizes regenerative energy produced during the braking times.

What is the mileage of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz SHVS?

The company claims that the car returns back an overall mileage of 28.09 kmpl, making it one of the best cars in terms of fuel efficiency.

Price: Rs 7.73 lakh to Rs 9.54 lakh (ex-Delhi).


 

Maruti Suzuki Ertiga SHVS –

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This is another hybrid car from Maruti Suzuki, and just like the Ciaz it too gets the Integrated Starter (ISG). It comes powered with a 1.3-litre diesel motor. There is nothing much of a difference in terms of functionality when compared to Ciaz as both ISG that works the similar way. ISG offers torque assist to the motor and steps in with power when the engine is running on-load.

Fuel efficiency: The 1.3-litre DDiS 200 SHVS diesel Ertiga delivers 24.52kmpl of fuel efficiency.

Price: Rs 7.19 lakh to Rs 8.71 lakh (ex-Delhi).


 

 

Mahindra Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid –

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It is not very long back since Mahindra introduced the Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid based on the 2.2-litre mHawk version. This car was also introduced in the 1.99-litre variant as well, apart from the bigger 2.2-litre mHawk. It came packed with a herculean 14V battery running the electric motor. The conventional alternator was replaced by this electric motor running on power from regenerative braking. It helps the engine whenever the powerhouse never runs on load.

Fuel efficiency: 15-16kmpl of fuel efficiency is expected from the Mahindra Scorpio Intelli-Hybrid.

Price: Rs 9.35 lakh to Rs 12.84 lakh (ex-Delhi).


 

2016 Honda Accord Hybrid –

It is the newest member of the list and was launched only a few days back. It is the only Honda hybrid car in India. It is powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder petrol that delivers 144bhp of maximum power at 6,200rpm and a maximum torque of 175Nm at 4,000rpm. This engine works in conjunction with Honda E-CVT system.

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It is one of the most technically sound hybrid cars present in India. Its hybrid system uses two motors that power the front wheels and generate electricity. A 1.3kW Li-ion battery pack powers the propulsion motor that drives the front wheels. The combined power output rating of both the petrol and electric motor comes close to 213bhp, which makes it one hell of a powerful car to drive around.

Fuel efficiency: The Company claims that it returns 23.1 kmpl of mileage.

Price: Rs 37 lakh (ex-Delhi).

 


Toyota Camry Hybrid –

It is one of our most favorite cars present in the list as it sticks to be true to the root of hybrid technology. It comes with 2.5-litre petrol engine mated to a 143PS electric motor and both in conjunction makes a total of 204bhp of maximum power. It comes equipped with Toyota’s Hybrid Synergy Drive which helps to jump from electric to petrol drive mode or vice-versa. There are two drive modes available, Eco and EV which allows the driver to turn off the electric power mode for as long as wanted.

Fuel Economy:  Toyota claims that the Camry Hybrid delivers a mileage of 19.16 kmpl

Price: Rs 30.90 lakh (ex-Delhi)

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Volvo cars will talk to each other, very soon!

The world renowned auto manufacturer is leaping ahead in future by equipping its models with car-to-car communication technology. The best part is, it is not very far away as the car maker will be ready by this tech until the end of this year. Volvo will join the list of auto manufacturers after Mercedes-Benz and Toyota to become the third company to offer this tech in its cars.

The company shared a glimpse of this technology during the introduction of the V90 Cross country car. The same model from Volvo will be the first in the grid to receive this technology, followed by other Volvo cars such as all the 90-series models – S90 , V90, and XC90.

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What is this technology all about?

  • Volvo working with Swedish telecom company, Ericsson has co-developed this system. This car-to-car communication system is fully cloud-based which requires an active internet connection to be able to function at all times.
  • This tech enables two cars to communicate or exchange information, hence notifying the drivers about the road conditions ahead.

Can we expect it in India?

Yes, as soon as the latest Volvo models are introduced in the country.

Stay tuned as Autocargurus brings you more updates like this.