While the shift to electric vehicles is well underway and many individuals have already welcomed EVs, there are still others for whom the idea of moving to a silent electric car with a limited driving range is not that appealing.
If you’re looking for a new car, why not consider a hybrid?
Hybrid vehicles combine the advantages of traditional gas-powered vehicles with the lower fuel consumption and fewer pollutants possible with a combination of an internal combustion engine (ICE) and an electric motor (ECM). This is one of the key reasons why Hybrid cars are becoming more and more common in the UAE.
There are a lot of people out there who enjoy having a personal relationship with their vehicle, for whom a car is more than simply a way to get from A to B, something that only a dedicated driver or auto enthusiast can really appreciate. Concerns about the all-electric vehicle’s limited range are another factor. A new hybrid automobile can be an excellent answer to both of these issues.
In addition to lowering carbon emissions, hybrid cars can save money in other ways, such as through better fuel economy and possible tax rebates. They are examples of the car industry’s efforts to provide environmentally friendly modes of transportation that are also high in comfort and technology.
Hybrid Vehicle Categories
Fully hybrid systems, mild hybrid systems, and plug-in hybrid systems are the three most common forms of hybrid vehicles. Short distance electric-only operation is possible with a completely hybrid system. To help the gas engine out during acceleration and deceleration, a mild-hybrid system uses a small electric motor. Finally, a plug-in hybrid system provides a greater electric-only driving range due to its larger electric motor, rechargeable battery pack, and external charging capability.
If you’re in the market for a hybrid vehicle in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), we’ve produced a list of the top models currently available for less than AED 230,000.
UAE’s Top 10 Hybrid Vehicles Under AED 230,000
Please be aware that the numbers listed in the list below do not represent rankings.
- Toyota Camry Mild Hybrid Sedan
The Toyota Camry hybrid vehicle, which blends speed with efficiency, is the most reasonably priced option here. It’s a safe option with several benefits made with eco-conscious motorists in mind. The interior of the Japanese automaker’s five-door sedan is roomy and well-appointed.
The Toyota Camry hybrid is powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that together produce 215 horsepower and 221 Nm of torque and are mated to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The front-wheel-drive car can reach 100 kilometers per hour in 9.3 seconds and has a top speed of 195 kilometers per hour. The vehicle has a 50-liter fuel tank and gets 26 kilometers per liter. It comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels and a trunk capacity of 493 liters. The hybrid version of the Camry costs AED 139,900*.
- Toyota Highlander Mild Hybrid SUV
The Toyota Highlander Hybrid meets the needs of both families and single people looking for a roomy and environmentally responsible SUV. The Highlander Hybrid can appeal to families and individuals who value sustainability and comfort thanks to its combination of performance, technology, and environmental friendliness. The family SUV can seat seven passengers comfortably and has a big cabin.
A 2.5-liter inline-four coupled to a pair of electric motors produces 244 hp and 237 lb-ft of torque in the Highlander Hybrid SUV, and the vehicle may be had with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). This all-wheel-drive SUV can accelerate from zero to one hundred kilometers per hour in 7.5 seconds and can go on to reach a top speed of 190 kilometers per hour. The vehicle has a 65-liter fuel tank and achieves 20kmpl on the highway. It had an available 332-liter trunk and wheel sizes of 18 and 20 inches. Toyota’s hybrid Highlander may be purchased in the UAE for between AED 169,900 and AED 199,900.
- Volvo XC40 Mild Hybrid SUV
Volvo’s midsize SUV, the XC40 Hybrid, features the automaker’s signature modern and distinct design characteristics. It has a powerful presence on the road despite its small size and clean design thanks to its prominent front grille and sharp LED headlamps. It’s like an SUV, but with the efficiency and environmental friendliness of a hybrid engine. It’s Volvo’s contribution to the electrification movement, and it provides a luxurious ride and cutting-edge safety equipment.
The XC40 is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with a mild hybrid electric motor. Together, these components generate 197 hp and 300 Nm of torque. The front-wheel-drive SUV can attain a top speed of 180 kph and can sprint from 0 to 100 kph in 7.4 seconds. The vehicle has a 54-liter fuel tank and achieves 12.8 kilometers per liter. The trunk capacity is 452 liters, and both 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels are available for it. The XC40 is priced between AED 184,900* and AED 199,900* in the UAE.
- Volvo S90 Mild Hybrid Sedan
The S90 hybrid, another Volvo on the list, is a great option for eco-conscious drivers who also value comfort and convenience. It’s hard to look past this option in its market because of the intriguing combination of class, power, and cutting-edge hybrid technology it provides. Its aerodynamic efficiency and elegant exterior belie a spacious and high-tech cabin that’s both comfortable and convenient.
The S90 is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine mated to a hybrid system, which together produce 249 hp and 350 Nm of torque. This powerplant is mated to an eight-speed automated transmission. It can go from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour (km/h) in 6.9 seconds and has a top speed of 180 km/h in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive modes. The sedan scores 12.6 kilometers per liter on the highway and has a fuel capacity of 60 gallons. It comes standard with 19-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and a trunk capacity of 461 liters. The S90 Volvo may be had for between AED 199,900* and AED 274,900*.
- Toyota Crown Mild Hybrid Sedan
Crown, another Toyota on the list, is the most recent addition to Toyota’s hybrid lineup. After 23 years, the sedan is back, and this time it’s a hybrid. The Crown is a luxury sedan that exemplifies Toyota’s dedication to quality design, engineering, and materials. It has been lauded for years for its classy appearance, cutting-edge electronics, and faultless operation. The sedan’s inside is roomy and well-equipped with premium features.
The brand’s luxury flagship sedan, the Crown, is propelled by a 2.4-liter turbocharged internal combustion engine paired with a hybrid motor arrangement that generates 345 horsepower and 550Nm of torque, all channeled through a six-speed automated transmission. The All-wheel-drive sedan can reach 100 km/h in 5.8 seconds and can maintain a high speed of 200 km/h. The vehicle gets 18 kilometers per liter on its 55-liter fuel tank. The trunk space is 450 liters, and it rides on 21-inch alloy wheels. In Dubai, United Arab Emirates, the price of the 2019 Toyota Crown hybrid ranges from AED 199,900* to AED 229,900*.