Continued: 8 new hybrid cars & SUVs coming soon to india

 Maruti S Cross mild hybrid


A report by ET Auto states that the S Cross will be the next Maruti to get the SHVS mild hybrid system. The S Cross is due for its facelift next year and this addition is expected to happen then.

Since the S Cross uses only the diesel engine currently in the DDiS 200 guise, it will be easy to integrate the SHVS system from the Ciaz and Ertiga into it since they use the same engine in the same state of tune.

Volkswagen Passat GTE plug in hybrid

VW has confirmed plans of launching the Passat in the country by next year. It will most likely include the Passat GTE as well. The vehicle was shown at the Delhi Auto Expo in 2016 and received quite a lot of attention. Unlike other hybrids, this is a plug in and can be charged using power point in the front grill of the car.

Powering it is a 1.4 liter TSi engine combined with an electric motor taking the power to 215 Bhp and 400 Nm. The engine is mated to a 6 speed DSG. On a full charge, the vehicle can do anywhere between 30-50 kms depending on how you drive and can do a max speed of 130 kmph.

Volkswagen Passat GTE

Nissan X-Trail hybrid


Nissan will soon be bringing back the X-Trail in the country. When launched, the vehicle will only be available in the Hybrid form. The X-Trail was showcased at the 2016 Delhi Auto Expo.

The X-Trail is powered by a 2.0 liter engine making 142 Bhp and 200 Nm. It is assisted by an electric motor which makes 39 Bhp and 160 Nm. It is mated to a CVT. When launched, it will be the first hybrid SUV on sale in this segment.

Volvo XC90 Hybrid


Volvo will soon be launching the XC90 hybrid in the country. The XC90 has got good response already. The new version will be the T8-plug in twin engine version.

It is powered by a 2.0 liter petrol engine which is a direct injection unit and is supercharged. This is coupled with an electric motor. The combined output is a massive 398 Bhp and 640 Nm. This is a massive amount of power from a tiny 2.0 liter engine. The company claims that the XC90 can cover a distance of 32 kms on full electric mode. The vehicle will mostly be launched in the Excellence trim only which means it will come with only the 4 seat option. It will be loaded with all the possible gizmos that the diesel version has.