The modern man is a blend of strength and sensitivity. So is the hybrid car he drives — one that combines an internal combustion engine with an electric propulsion system working in conjunction.
With rising awareness about carbon footprint, fast and clean is the new mantra when it comes to four-wheelers. Hybrid cars are a combination of pace, good looks and technology that cut down on pollution substantially.
Here are the top five cars that drive the modern man’s guilt-free trips.
In Pic: Volvo XC90 T8 Excellence, top, and BMW i8
Porsche Cayenne e-Hybrid
The five-seater car has a petrol motor coupled with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Apart from an average of 13.2 kmpl mileage, the engine gives maximum power and torque. The premium materials and spacious interior combine impressively with dynamic handling as well as agility that the vehicle provides. The SUV’s performance and luxury make it a car for men with class.
A 3.5-litre V6 engine paired with a big hybrid battery pack, this car has the winning combination of old and new. A great feature of the RX is its seamless ability to move from petrol to electric and back. The loud exteriors and dominating look make it a fitting drive for a strong personality.
The sports car has an electric range of 37 km and can accelerate from zero to 100 kmph in less than 4.5 seconds. One of the top-selling models in plug-in electrified sports car category, the i8 is comfortable for four, though it is not very roomy at the back. The scissor doors add to its edgy look. It is a great option for men who are sporty and love being head-turners.
Volvo XC90 T8 Excellence
The XC90 is a hybrid that includes electronic adjustable reclining rear seats with massage as well as ventilation functions, which can be individually operated. It is spacious with ample legroom and footrest.
Ambient lighting, illuminated storage and a royal design make it a right match for the man who wants safety, technology and space without compromising on looks.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Petrol
A car whose power comes from a 1.5-litre petrol engine with an EQ Boost mild-hybrid system, this is a power-packed combination. The C-Class petrol hybrid has avantgarde interior and the exterior includes chrome twin-slat grille LED headlamps, integrated LED daytime running lamps, panoramic sliding sunroof, twin-five-spoke alloy wheels and LED tail lamps. This car is for the man who wants luxury within his budget.