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Volvo S90 Recharge

Practical test Volvo S90 Recharge

With the S90, Volvo continues to have a traditional sports sedan as a plug-in hybrid in its portfolio. Under the hood is the four-cylinder turbo engine with 228 kW (310 hp) for the front axle and a 107 kW (145 hp) electric motor for the rear axle. With a total of 709 Newton meters of torque as system output, the sports sedan is a sufficiently equipped powerhouse.


Suzuki Across CVT PLUG-IN HYBRID – The driving force

With the Across, Suzuki has expanded its portfolio with a large-format model as a plug-in hybrid. The Across project grew out of a partnership between Toyota and Suzuki. The mutual marketing of passenger cars saves development costs and expands the opportunities for new customer groups for both car brands. While Suzuki focuses on mild hybrid technology, hybrid technology is offered in the Across in cooperation with Toyota.

Mitsubishi ASX as a plug-in hybrid

Mitsubishi ASX tested as a plug-in hybrid

The second generation of the ASX, introduced in 2023, inherits the previous model built since 2010. While the predecessor still had all the Mitsubishi genes, the new generation for the European market is a rebadged Renault Captur with the Mitsubishi brand logo and an adapted radiator grille. It is now intended to fill the gap after the previous model is phased out.

F-Pace R-Dynamic PHEV AWD

Jaguar F-Pace R-Dynamic PHEV AWD on test

As early as 2016, the F-Pace celebrated its market launch as the first SUV model and with the 2021 facelift the plug-in hybrid was presented as a supplement to the conventional drive. While the introduction of an SUV probably represented a break in style for the traditionalists, for Jaguar it was a departure into new buyer segments that had previously been served by other premium manufacturers.

Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid

The Offroad Rock - Jeep Wrangler 4xe as a plug-in hybrid

Hardly any other vehicle combines history and off-road characteristics as much as the Jeep Wrangler. Its terrain is clearly rough terrain and the special challenges are probably also the motivation for drivers to start the adventure with the legendary four-wheel drive vehicle. But the Wrangler also has to bow to the dictates of CO2 reduction. And so it follows downsizing and electrification with a current model as a plug-in hybrid. Does the Wrangler still have the off-road gene?

VW Tiguan eHybrid model year 2022

Brief portrait of the VW Tiguan eHybrid R-Line model year 2022

Customers who plan to travel long distances will quickly become friends with the current Tiguan. The proven and ergonomically well thought-out operating concept appeals to both traditional VW customers and potential new customers. The Tiguan offers a very high level of seating comfort and can therefore be used optimally for longer business or holiday trips.

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