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The stepping stone to electric: best hybrid cars 2019

Sales of hybrid cars are soaring in the UK, dramatically outstripping demand for diesel vehicles.

While year-on-year sales of plug-in hybrid cars were up by 73% in May 2018, diesel registrations plunged by nearly a quarter as reported by The Guardian – https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jun/05/sales-hybrid-cars-diesels-environment-tax

If you’re one of the growing number of consumers looking to make the change to a more environmentally friendly vehicle, below we’ve listed the best hybrid cars of 2019.

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If you don’t have children or any ambition to partake in off-road adventures, small cars are very practical. They’re cheaper to buy, run and keep on the road and many people find them easier to drive.

Some of the best small hybrid cars include:

  • The Audi A3 Sportback E-tron which boasts CO2 emissions of just 38g/km
  • The Mini Countryman Plug-in Hybrid will give you 26 miles of silent, zero-emission driving
  • The Toyota Yaris Hybrid which is currently the smallest hybrid on sale in the UK. The car manufacturer quotes up to 76mpg fuel economy and CO2 emissions stand at 84g/km

SUVs and 4x4s

Fleet News recently reported that SUVs now account for almost a third of all cars on UK roads – https://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/manufacturer-news/2018/04/16/suvs-account-for-almost-a-third-of-cars-on-uk-roads.

While they’re not normally known for their environmentally-friendly tendencies, with a hybrid, you can be rest assured that you can in fact drive a big car with a clear conscience.

Some of the top SUV and 4×4 hybrids include:

  • The Audi Q7 E-Tron. For such a big car, it produces a mere 46g/kg of CO2 – even less than the Toyota Yaris
  • The Kia Niro Hybrid which comes with a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty
  • The Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV which remains one of the most successful plug-in hybrid models ever sold in the UK

Family cars

Safety and plenty of storage are important requirements for any family car. You get all this and can reduce your carbon footprint with these child-friendly hybrid vehicles.

  • If you want an extremely clever family car with CO2 emissions of just 28g/km, the Toyota Prius is the one for you
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  • Available in three different electrified forms (hybrid, plug-in hybrid or pure electric), the Hyundai Ioniq boasts a 39-mile electric range
  • Soon to be relaunched as the Corolla, the Toyota Auris Touring Sports Hybrid makes a great family car. Coming in at 99g/km for CO2 emissions, this falls under many tax and congestion charge thresholds
  • From self-charging hybrid technology to low emissions and advanced safety features, the Lexus NX Estate is an impressive family-friendly SUV

Hybrid sports cars

As this fantastic selection proves, hybrid sports cars can indeed be fast and still turn heads.

  • As well as reaching 0-62 in just 4.6 seconds, the BMW i8 is now available as a coupe or roadster
  • Get the best of both worlds with the Lexus LC. Reaching top speeds of 155mph, the LC is available with pure V8 power or as a hybrid. Good looking, rare and exclusive – what more could you want from a sports car?

If you’re still undecided, why not look at personal car leasing which can get you more car for your money, giving you a wider choice with much more options!