With over 50 million units, the Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car in the world. In the USA alone it is one of the most popular car models, in Europe this model designation has been paused for a good 13 years and was sold as the Auris. With the version updated since 2018, it has the original name again. Since then, the golf opponent has been called Corolla again.
Full hybrid car
After the environmental bonus for plug-in hybrids expires in 2023, full hybrid cars will gain in importance. With the Austral E-Tech Full Hybrid, Renault is presenting a powerful version with a system output of 200 hp. The SUV is predestined for long distances and relaxed cruising. The three-cylinder in-line engine with 131 hp is combined with a 68 hp electric motor powered by a 1,7 kWh battery. A long-distance test reveals the qualities of the Austral E.
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?
The model is available with mild hybrid technology in the version with the 1,4 l as a mild hybrid version and now also as a full hybrid. We tested the new full hybrid version with a 1,5 l in-line four-cylinder engine and a 24,6 kW electric motor.
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 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.