Plug-in hybrid cars are the perfect type of vehicle to act as a bridge technology between combustion models and electric cars, having the advantages of both worlds and almost none of the drawbacks. What are they Five best PHEV cars to be released in 2023,
We bring a selection in which it is convenient to point out such aspects as the fact that this type of mechanics is (as a general rule) confined to the C segment and above, since it is not interesting to apply them in the lower ones. This will significantly increase the price of some cars whose main objective is to be economical.
MG EHS: 26.780 Euro
It doesn’t have the popularity or sales of the MG ZS, but the HS is a very friendly family SUV at a very reasonable price. On this occasion its 162 CV thermal version does not interest us, what is important is a plug-in hybrid version, which develops 258 CV power and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds.
It has an electric autonomy of 52 km, which gives it a zero label from the DGT, but also allows it to claim a consumption of just 1.8 litres/100 km.
Kia Ceed SW: 35.150 Euro
It’s been a few years since the Kia Ceed was updated and the main innovation has been the new microhybrid variant. However, one of the most interesting versions of the range is the 141 hp PHEV, which houses an 8.9 kWh battery and enjoys an electric range of 50 kilometers.
Add to this the fact that it is a compact model with a family body that meets the needs of anyone with space constraints, for example, with a boot capacity of over 600 litres, which makes it Makes for a very versatile model.
If the family compact format is not to your liking, the same mechanism is available in the Kia XCeed and, moreover, at a slightly cheaper price: 32,500 euros.
Mitsubishi ASX: 34.590 Euro
The new Mitsubishi ASX is essentially a clone of the Renault Captur. This reiterates both its strengths and weaknesses, and luckily for the model, the former outweighs the latter.
Its top-of-the-range version is a plug-in hybrid that combines a 1.6 petrol engine with two electric blocks to achieve a combined power of 160 CV. The system is completed with a 10.5 kWh capacity battery, which gives it an electric range of 63 km and allows it to claim a consumption of 1.3 litres/100 km.
Cupra Formentor: 40,470 Euro
The Cupra’s right eye continues to put up a good rate of sales and, although most of that is due to the 150cv Access engine, there are a variety of interesting options on top of these, including two plug-in hybrids labeled Zero.
The Access is based on the 1.4 gasoline engine, develops 204 hp, uses a six-speed DSG gearbox and boasts a consumption of only 1.2 litres/100 km. The upper uses practically the same configuration, but the set boosts its performance to 245 hp and consumption also increases to 1.5 litres/100 km.
Opel Astra GSE: 40.889 Euro
In this case, the Opel Astra is not only a plug-in hybrid, but the brand has also taken the opportunity to bring out its sportier side on the aesthetic and interior front.
With regard to mechanics, the Astra GSE 225 combines a combustion engine and an electric engine to deliver CV, accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.5 seconds and has a top speed of 235 km/h.
It is powered by a 12.4 kWh battery that allows it to travel up to 64 km in electric mode at speeds up to 135 km/h, while also recording a consumption of just 1.1 l/100 km.