The diversity and immediate availability of all-electric crossovers with decent ranges and prices that won’t bankrupt you are rather limited, one of the reasons being, manufacturers’ caution when it comes to electrification. Automakers choose to take an extra step and create plugin hybrid vehicles that combine features from the two worlds. Today’s episode of Automotive Territory will be covering already established and new PHEVs with the most popular body style of today – crossovers. Spoiler alert, many of these are indeed able to cover daily driving needs without burning any fuel, while offering roomy interiors and cargo volumes.
Similar videos that previously appeared on #AutomotiveTerritory:
Most affordable hybrid cars that you can own today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Deaj-OrumX4
New compact crossovers that are coming in 2020: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m7lUN_vCdM
Find out about all models that appeared in this #ATelectriccars video:
Jeep Renegade & Compass PHEV: media.fcanorthamerica.com/newsrelease.do?id=20676
By 2022, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles plans to bring more than 20 electric and hybrid models to the market. Among the first cars that will arrive as a part of this strategy are the new PHEV versions of Jeep’s subcompact Renegade and compact Compass crossovers.
Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid: subaru.com/vehicles/crosstrek/hybrid.html
Built on the Subaru’s new Global Platform, the Crosstrek Hybrid represents the brand’s first try at a plug-in hybrid vehicle. It sources the electrification tech from Toyota Prius Prime, so its powertrain consists of 2 electric motors and an 8.8 kWh battery, which are paired with Subaru’s 2Liter Boxer engine and a CVT.
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: mitsubishi-motors.co.uk/cars/outlander-phev
The Outlander PHEV gets an unequivocal upvote from our channel as one of the best plugins on today’s market. Roomy interior, rather affordable price and running costs per year lower than a ford Fiesta, make the Outlander PHEV a must buy.
Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid: kia.com/us/en/vehicle/niro-plug-in-hybrid/2019
2019 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid arrives practically unchanged, except for minor refining touches. The 6-speed dual-clutch, used instead of a CVT, gives it a sportier feel and ensures seamless cooperation of the petrol engine and the electric motor.
Mini Cooper SE Countryman All4: miniusa.com/model/hybrid/coopersecountryman.html
2019 Mini Cooper SE Countryman All4 is the first plug-in hybrid in the British automaker’s line-up that follows the modern mainstream of environmental friendliness and economy, but retains the familiar MINI looks.
Peugeot 3008 Hybrid & Hybrid4: peugeot.co.uk/technology/peugeot-plug-in-hybrid/peugeot-plug-in-hybrid-range/
2020 Peugeot 3008 Hybrid & Hybrid4 will be getting a new PHEV powertrain, featuring a 1.6L PureTech engine, a new 8-speed e-EAT and one or two electric motors. The Hybrid4 will have a 4WD driving mode and 300 horses, while the Hybrid will be only available with a 2WD system and 225 horses.
Volvo XC60 T8 eAWD PHEV: volvocars.com/us/cars/new-models/xc60/trims/polestar-engineered
The recently updated XC60 plug-in-hybrid from the Swedish luxury brand is a compromise option for big city dwellers. It perfectly balances the innovative advantages of SPA-platform inherited from XC90 in a more compact body. In all trims, the hybrid is powered by a 2.0-litre four-cylinder gas mill and the 87-horsepower electric motor.
Ford Escape (Kuga) PHEV Variant: ford.com/suvs-crossovers/escape/2020/
The new Ford Escape is scheduled to arrive in a plug-in hybrid modification in spring 2020, featuring a 2.5L Atkinson cycle engine, an e-motor and a 14.4kWh battery. This system nets 209 horses and is estimated to deliver 30 miles of all-electric driving.
Volvo XC40 PHEV: volvocars.com/us/cars/new-models/xc40
The Swedish automaker joined the compact crossover market in 2018, with its XC40 offering a classic Volvo package of a high-quality cabin, comfortable ride, and smooth performance. Now, the model becomes even hotter, arriving with a plug-in hybrid option for its 2020 model year.
Renault Captur PHEV: group.renault.com/en/news/blog-renault/all-new-captur-e-tech-plug-in-groupe-renaults-first-plug-in-hybrid/
Aiming to occupy the niche of an affordable PHEV crossover for Europe, the Renault Captur will be the company’s only PHEV model in the whole B-Segment. The Captur will have rather humble specification, but offer decent fuel-economy, with electric 28 miles in a mixed driving cycle or 40 in the city
Opel Grandland X Hybrid: int-media.opel.com/en/all-charged-opel-grandland-x-all-wheel-drive-plug-hybrid
Operating within the PSA Group these days, the once powerful German brand has an ambition to electrify its entire lineup by as early as 2024. Their first model to start this push is of course a crossover, namely a subcompact Grandland X Hybrid4.