Trying to determine which is the ‘best’ anything is never an easy job. After all, we all have our own tastes and our own preferences, making any ‘best of’ list subjective to the individual. Of course, we can still posit suggestions that help you make an informed decision of your own - something that is particularly crucial when it comes to investing thousands of pounds into a new or used car.
Here at Wilsons in Epsom, Surrey, we work tirelessly to help motorists in the surrounding areas - including London - find the new or used car that best suits them. This even extends to hybrid vehicles from some of the world’s most renowned manufacturers. As part of this work, we’re delighted to be able to help identify some of the models and considerations that are essential to helping you make an educated and informed decision when the time comes to buy.
Choose your manufacturer
More and more manufacturers are entering the hybrid market sector, introducing capable vehicles that are more fuel efficient and lower in emissions than ever before. Of course, some marques have been pioneering the industry for years, with names such as Toyota - and its iconic Prius - among the most renowned. Choosing a model from a manufacturer with a strong pedigree is always recommended; however, marques such as Nissan, Hyundai, Peugeot and Renault are synonymous with excellence, so you can be confident that you’re investing in quality.
Plug-in or self charge?
Another key consideration relates to how the hybrid model you choose is charged. If you’re unable to plug-in a hybrid battery to charge at home (perhaps if you live in a flat, for example), a self-charging edition may prove preferable. Using regenerative braking to charge the battery, vehicles such as the Toyota C-HR or the Hyundai IONIQ Hybrid convert energy normally lost to an electrical charge and do not need to be connected to any outlet.
While self charging hybrids offer practicality, there’s no denying that plug-in hybrids offer improved range. So, if you’d prefer to be able to cover greater miles on all-electric power, selecting a plug-in hybrid is the best solution. Among the most popular models are such vehicles as the Hyundai IONIQ Plug-In Hybrid which offers up to 39 miles.
There are many factors to take into consideration when it comes to determining the best hybrid vehicle for you, so we always recommend doing your research and discussing the available options with a team of experts. Here at Wilsons in Epsom, we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you find the ideal solution.