Most Affordable Strong Hybrid Cars You Can Buy In India

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Check out our list of the five most pocket-friendly strong hybrid cars that are on sale in the Indian market currently

As the global automotive industry takes strides towards sustainable mobility, a few automakers have emerged as pioneers in the hybrid domain. Companies like Toyota, Maruti Suzuki, and Honda have recognized the reasonable demand for strong-hybrid vehicles, making them an attractive choice for buyers. Notably, strong-hybrid variants now constitute nearly a quarter of the total sales in select hybrid models available in the Indian market.

The appeal of strong-hybrid vehicles lies in their ability to offer remarkable fuel efficiency while bypassing some of the inconveniences associated with pure Electric Vehicles (EVs). Presenting the five most pocket-friendly strong-hybrid options currently available in India:

Toyota Innova Hycross

Price: Rs 25.30 lakh – 30.26 lakh

Powertrain: 2.0L petrol hybrid – 184 bhp (combined)/206 Nm (electric motor)

Claimed Efficiency: 23.24 kmpl

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The latest version of the utterly popular Toyota Innova – Innova Hycross – is perhaps the best people carrier in this price range. Its boxy but macho styling makes it very desirable, as does the features list – Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), ottoman seats, panoramic sunroof, powered tailgate, ventilated front seats, dual-zone climate control, etc. It also gets an EV mode, allowing for efficient electric driving under specific conditions for short distances.

Maruti Suzuki Invicto

Price: Rs 24.79 lakh – 28.42 lakh

Powertrain: 2.0L petrol hybrid – 184 bhp (combined)/206 Nm (electric motor)

Claimed Efficiency: 23.24 kmpl

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Stepping up the price bracket, the Maruti Suzuki Invicto represents the manufacturer’s costliest offering yet. Essentially a badge-engineered Innova Hycross, the Invicto excels as a practical, comfortable, and spacious MPV, ideally suited for transporting people. The powertrain specifications are identical, although the Maruti loses out a little on the features front, to keep costs down.

Honda City Hybrid

Price: Rs 18.99 lakh – 20.49 lakh

Powertrain: 1.5L petrol hybrid – 125 bhp (combined)/253 Nm (electric motor)

Claimed Efficiency: 27.13 kmpl

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India-spec 2023 Honda City Facelift

The Honda City holds the distinction of being the first car to introduce hybrid technology to the masses. It has a very sophisticated powertrain; the City Hybrid automatically transitions between full EV, hybrid, and engine modes, providing a seamless driving experience. Boasting brisk performance, the Hybrid City sedan combines dynamic handling with comfortable interiors and an impressive equipment list (like ADAS, blind-spot camera, wireless smartphone charging, etc.

Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara

Price: Rs 18.29 lakh – 19.79 lakh

Powertrain: 1.5L petrol hybrid – 116 bhp/144Nm (electric motor)

Claimed Efficiency: 27.97 kmpl

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The Maruti Suzuki Grand Vitara is a brilliant midsize SUV, and the hybrid powertrain makes it one of the most efficient too! The Grand Vitara offers great interior space, muscular looks, a long list of features, and a fuel-efficient yet powerful hybrid engine option. Its impressive fuel efficiency is complemented by the option to run in pure EV mode when the battery has sufficient charge, similar to its Toyota cousin mentioned below.

Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder

Price: Rs 16.46 lakh – 19.99 lakh

Powertrain: 1.5L petrol hybrid – 116 bhp/144Nm (electric motor)

ARAI Efficiency: 27.97 kmpl

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The Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder is the most affordable strong hybrid vehicle you can buy in India at the moment. Although sportiness is not its forte, the Hyryder offers a well-equipped, plush interior and delivers a comfortable ride with commendable handling. Furthermore, its attractive starting price and the trusted Toyota badge add to its allure.