The hybrid hatchbacks appeared in the 1930s. It is a car having full-width doors that open upward. These cars are known to be more expensive than the cedan cars because of its enlarged cargo space. Hatchbacks usually have an in-built feature of the three-door concept (two entry doors and the hatch), offer one to two rows of seats for the passengers.
Here is a list of five coolest hybrid hatchbacks with the best fuel economy, manufactured till date:
1. 2011 Honda CR-Z
A sports hybrid coupe, Honda CR-Z is another blend of a traditional sports car and an electric car launched in the year 2010. The design layout consists of a 3-door hatchback, which is known as the best less polluting vehicle. It was initially introduced as a concept vehicle by Honda manufacturers, which has now acquired the status of the most inexpensive and efficient in such a short span of time. This is why Honda CR-Z makes it to our list of the top five hybrid hatchbacks with the best fuel economy. Since its launch it has 1 million hits and is still growing. The basic objective of the car which is sports driving at its best, makes the driving experience full of fun and comfort. Priced at GB£16,999, this mini car segment hybrid faced an outstanding pre-booking order. This car is yet to face the Australian market. Having an amazing design and compact features, this car would lift your sporty instincts to a different level altogether!
2. Toyota Prius
A full hybrid electric-size hatchback, was initially developed as a compact sedan. The layout consists of a front engine and a front wheel drive making it the largest and the best selling car in the US market. Prius’ major concern has always been with environmental awareness and the Toyota Prius Hybrid is known for its smog control and other toxic emission control. This car has been so far the best in the hybrid sector which has been launched in 2009 in the US market. It offers a chic aerodynamic body and a five-door lift back. Various ecological bioplastics such as wood cellulose, grass cellulose or petroleum cellulose has an added feature of a plug in. This plug-in hybrid electric vehicle thus, forms the third generation Toyota Prius model fitted with 5.2 kwh lithium-ion batteries with a total electric range of 21 km. Its price has not been announced.
3. Honda Insight
A hybrid electric vehicle, Honda Insight’s hybrid variety was launched in the year 2008. It has the best certified gasoline-fueled engine ever and has been rated as the cheapest gas-electric hybrid car in the market today. It has a brilliant 5-door hatchback configuration and offers a system, which is less complex than other Honda car models. This car was never built for a mass-scale sale yet its light-weight aluminium body and its fuel-efficiency feature makes it the best futuristic product in the consumer industry mapping the future consumer needs.
4. 2011 Lexus CT 200h
2011 Lexus CT offers a safety feature of eight airbags which makes it less prone to accident in the hybrid car sector. This sporty 5-door hatchback has managed to set the eyes rolling with its sleek design within the hybrid domain symbolizing a luxury living while you can save up on costs as well. Lexus CT has indeed pushed further the limitations of the hybrid car sector and taken into account luxury as a part of the car feature. Lexus CT indeed classifies urbanity, class, style, and some unprecedented fun for the new generation eco-conscious riders who look out for something else apart from the cost. Its four-cylinder gas engine makes it an eye-candy for the technology-savvy buyers. The best part about the car is its engine where the power split device, the generator and the electric motor is crafted into one which is not bigger than the size of a gearbox. This makes the power utilization progressive and increases the power utility in the car. This vehicle can be driven up to one mile in an hour.
5. Chevy Volt
Launched by General Motors, Chevy Volt has captured the imagination of every potential car buyer in the industry. It has a 5-door hatchback that guarantees a 93 mile per gallon fuel economy. It has regenerative breaking which adds to the on-board electricity generation. This performs only on the gasoline-generative mode making it an appropriate fuel energy saving car!