As an alternative to diesel and petrol cars, hybrid cars are increasingly becoming a mainstream, eco-friendly vehicle option. As well as offering low emissions, hybrids provide excellent efficiency, power and better range than electric cars too. To help navigate you through which luxury hybrid cars to purchase in 2020, we spoke to the automotive experts at Design 911 who tell us their top five picks.
Bentley Bentayga Hybrid
Heralded the world’s first luxury hybrid vehicle, the Bentley Bentayga Hybrid was Bentley’s first step towards electrification. With a 3.0 litre V6 and 94kW battery, this is Bentley’s most efficient automobile ever with a CO2 emission of just 79km. This model features some impressive technology too, with intelligent satellite navigate to improve the efficiency and eight layers of noise isolation. Priced from £133,100, Bentley had ensured that this vehicle is sustainable without compromising on performance.
Mercedes-Benz S- Class 560e
As the successor to the 2014 S500e model, this eco conscious Mercedes-Benz promises that its just as luxurious as its petrol and diesel-powered vehicles. With an electric motor powering the car by 13.5kWh battery, this car is able to accelerate to 100km/h in 5 seconds. Priced from £97,480, the S-Class 560 gives us some of the best-in-class comfort levels whilst being environmentally friendly.
Range Rover PHEV
Every aspect of the Range Rover PHEV has been designed to carefully consider the eco-conscious luxury traveler. The 72km fuel economy makes this vehicle one of the most efficient yet, as well as one of the speediest, with the PHEV being able to accelerate to 60mp in just 6.4 seconds. With smart technology features such as cabin preconditioning from your mobile, to intelligent routing, this is an iconic, sustainable design for those who want to do their bit for the environment. This model is priced from £89,300.
Lexus LC500H (pictured at the very top of the article)
As one of the most rare and exclusive sports cars, the Lexus LC500h is a one of a kind luxury hybrid. The 2-door couple will not only give you gorgeous aesthetics, but it provides a 5.0-liter V8 engine and a 354-hp gas-electric drivetrain. As well as this, the Lexus LC500h accelerates on command and can hit 60mph in as little as 4.4 seconds, with a top speed of a staggering 168mph. Priced from £75,000 upwards, sustainability has never been so stylish.
Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid
The 2020 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid redefines what a hybrid- electric can do. With a 3.0L mono-turbo V6 and electric motor, it can speed up to 0 to 60mph in just 4.7 seconds. The cars battery is able to fully recharge in 2.3 hours and its interior is kitted out with a full colour displace which places key information such the driving and engine speed in the driver’s line of sight. With four hybrid- specific drive modes (e-power, hybrid auto, e-hold and e-charge), the Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid produces up to 50% less pollutants than the average vehicle powered by petrol.