After taking a good, long look at the cost of driving petrol-fuelled cars in South Africa, many have switched over to hybrid cars. They are growing in popularity as they become more affordable and accessible. However, the least expensive hybrid car technically depends on what you require from it, whether that is carting a boatload of kids around or transporting big loads of heavy goods or simply getting from point A to point B every so often. Let’s take a look at which hybrid car is the least expensive in South Africa.
Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid XS
2021 saw the grand introduction of the affordable petrol-electric Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid XS. This beauty operates via a CVT gearbox, providing a smoother driving experience as opposed to conventional automatic gearboxes. The 1.8-litre powerplant and electric motor dish out a good 90kw and although it is compact, it offers 440 litres of boot space.
The interior of the car is geared up with current technology and modern features while meeting an impressive standard for comfort in the amount of legroom available for a happy family to enjoy. This hybrid car is the perfect contender if you lead a family life and need adequate space for comfort and functionality.
Honda Fit Hybrid
Dynamite really does come in small packages. Released in June 2021, the Honda Fit Hybrid is the perfect low-maintenance car for those not requiring too much from their desired set of hybrid wheels.
It is geared up with the Honda 1.5-liter MMD eCVT system, meaning that you can choose between engine drive, hybrid drive and electric drive modes, which makes for a substantial amount of pulling power and overall lower fuel consumption. This hybrid car is equipped with the latest safety features and is built beautifully and sturdily.
Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid XS Sedan
This hybrid car is greatly similar to the one discussed above, equipped with the same powertrain assembly. Although it is a bit smaller than its sibling, the Toyota Corolla Hybrid Sedan offers a spacious area for cargo.
This is another hybrid that is perfect for general on-the-go use, while equipped with the space and features to accommodate families and transporting large loads. Simply put, this hybrid car is a jack of all trades.
After taking a look at the promising hybrid cars above, we are pleased to tell you that the least expensive is the Toyota Corolla 1.8 Hybrid XS. Again, this depends on what you require from it, but looking at the price of the hybrid cars alone, this one comes in the first place.
That concludes our survey of some of the least expensive hybrid cars on the market today, and we will not be surprised to see more affordable hybrid cars making their way onto the scene. If you would like to learn more about hybrid cars, get in touch with a representative at Auto Pedigree.