The range of full hybrid cars is increasing continuously. In addition to the pioneers from Toyota with the Lexus premium segment, many other global players have also entered the segment. Drivers who value a long range or tow a trailer usually opt for hybrid cars. The full hybrid cars are very much in vogue. It is probably due to the advantage of not needing any electrical charging options and using recuperation to cover short distances without a combustion engine. What should be considered when buying?
In the coming years, Suzuki will adapt to the stricter requirements on the European market in the area of emission standards. While initially there was a share swap between the two Japanese brands Toyota and Suzuki, there is now also cooperation in the operational business. The two Suzuki models Across and Swace are available with plenty of hybrid technology from the established Toyota group. This is intended to reduce CO2 emissions and curb the consumption of cars. We are testing the station wagon Swace, which is currently being delivered as a full hybrid.
The Japanese compact car Honda Jazz is currently in its fifth generation since 1991. The Jazz has also been sold in Germany since 2002 and became a Honda bestseller in the first few years. The new self-charging electric hybrid is equipped with the hybrid system i-MMD (intelligent multi mode drive). In the current version, the body has become noticeably more rounded and has been given clearer contours with the new front. For the starting price of 22.250 euros, Honda relies on a comparatively high level of technical equipment and low CO2 values in everyday life. During the test, we focused on suitability for everyday use.
The trend in Europe towards electric mobility is being continuously expanded by Suzuki in cooperation with Toyota. After the introduction of mild hybrid technology, the next step has been taken with the full hybrid version.
The latest edition of the Yaris continues a concept that has been tried and tested for 22 years. An internal combustion engine continues to serve as the basis for the small car with full hybrid drive. The European design center was responsible for the original shape and since 2001 over 4 million Yaris have been produced in the French plant in Valenciennes. The full hybrid version is currently the best-selling model. A look into the modifications of the fourth generation of the Yaris.
With the current CR-V in its hybrid version, Honda relies on a combination of a powerful electric motor with 184 hp and 315 Newton meters of torque, which is coupled with an in-line four-cylinder internal combustion engine with 145 hp. This drive system is coupled with a continuously variable CVT transmission and is controlled by the i-MMD (Intelligent Multi Mode Drive) used by Honda. With three driving modes, all everyday requirements are to be regulated automatically.