Top 2020 - Hybrid cars leasing
The best leasable Hybrid cars in 2020
Due to the new CO2 standards, hybrid vehicles are growing strongly in Switzerland. In 2019, one out of ten registered cars is equipped with alternative motorisation. This is expected to increase further this year in line with the government's environmental guidelines and compliance with the CO2 standard.
What are the differences in a hybrid car?
Hybrid cars combine combustion engines with electric batteries. A distinction is made between the traditional hybrid car and the rechargeable hybrid car (PHEV). Their difference lies in the capacity of the battery and the means for recharging. A hybrid car, also known as a "Full Hybrid", is equipped with a battery with a capacity of 1kWh. Its range is limited and its maximum speed is around 50 km/h. More recently, "mild hybrid" vehicles have appeared. They are equipped with an electric motor to assist the combustion engine during acceleration. It is a simple support and cannot replace the combustion engine. However, it reduces consumption and is cheaper to install.
Finally, the Plug-in Hybrid is equipped with a more powerful battery that can be recharged from an electrical outlet like an electric car. Its capacity varies between 8 and 12 kWh and offers a range of 20 to 60 km with a maximum speed of 120 km/h. The combustion engine takes over when the car exceeds the maximum speed allowed by the battery power or when the battery is discharged. The battery is recharged at a charging station or a 220 V socket.
Hybrid cars are appreciated for their lower fuel consumption compared to a petrol car and their lower CO² emissions. The combustion vehicle generates a loss of kinetic energy in braking or deceleration mode, while the hybrid recovers this energy to recharge the battery. In built-up areas, a hybrid car consumes little fuel and makes little noise. If you are considering buying a hybrid car, here are the qualities of the best 2020 hybrids and their cost when buying a lease.
The C Class combi is Mercedes' second hybrid model available in diesel and petrol versions with an electric range extended to 59 km. It is equipped with a 9-speed 9G-TRONIC PLUS gearbox with 306 bhp in diesel and 320 bhp in petrol. The 13.5 kWh battery is identical on both engines. The battery requires 3.5 hours and 7 hours to be quickly recharged from a wall socket. The Mercedes C Class Combi consumes between 1.4 and 1.9 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of between 36 and 44 g/km.
- Rechargeable hybrid
- New price from 60 402 CHF
- Lease amount: CHF 652
In the war against CO², each manufacturer offers a model. Instead of existing hybridisation systems, the Japanese manufacturer chose micro-hybridisation by coupling its petrol engine with a 12 V lithium-ion battery. The advantage of this grafting between battery and engine is a reduction in CO² emissions and a reduction in consumption to 4.0 l/100 km with 90 g of CO². In addition, the remarkably efficient Stop & Start system limits fuel consumption in the city and reduces pollution. This well-equipped city car is unanimously acclaimed for the quality of its finishes and comes in 5 versions.
- Mild hybrid
- Purchase price: CHF 11,772
- Lease amount: from CHF 415/month
The Toyota RAV 4 comes in two engine versions and a choice of two or four wheel drive. The vehicle is richly equipped. The manufacturer has declined its model in four levels of finishes for both models. The 2.5-litre, 177-horsepower petrol engine tops out at 180 km/h with an average fuel consumption of 4.5 l/100 km and emissions ranging from 102 g/km to 105 g/km depending on the model. The vehicle is very well equipped with, among other things, automatic emergency call from the first trim level, the Toyota Safety Sense package and bi-zone LED lights and fog lights.
- Full hybrid
- New price from CHF 38,367
- Lease amount: 811 CHF
Launched in 2011, Range Rover's SUV has established itself as the number one choice for customers looking for a luxury car. More urban, less bulky and less expensive than the traditional model, it returns in 2020 in a hybrid formula. The model is equipped with a 200 hp petrol engine and three cylinders combined with an 80 kW electric motor. This 4X4 with its MHEV hybrid technology reduces its carbon footprint to 193 Co2 /km and its 9-speed automatic gearbox will appeal to the most demanding customers. It is equipped with a multimedia system with a digital screen and adjustable LED headlights to avoid dazzling.
- Mild hybrid
- New price from : 41,949 CHF
- Lease amount: CHF 589/month
The world's fifth largest car manufacturer has not fallen behind in the race for hybrids. Its Tucson 2.0 SRI model is a well-designed car with an opulent shape and quality finishes. This SUV is equipped with a lightweight hybrid engine. The petrol or diesel combustion engine is combined with a 48 V lithium-ion battery and a starter-alternator to limit CO² emissions by 7% and fuel consumption. In the city, driving is more pleasant and the engine avoids the hollows of depolluted engines at low revs. The 185 hp engine consumes an average of 6 L/100 KM at a top speed of 201 km/h and emits 149 g/km of CO2.
- Mild hybrid
- New price from : 47 809 CHF
- Lease amount: 424 CHF/month
With its long, plunging hood, the Mazda 3 looks great. With its fluidity and dynamism, this compact seduces with its lines. It is equipped with the Mazda M Hybrid system, which converts the kinetic energy stored in the deceleration phases into electricity, thanks to a starter-alternator that replaces the combustion engine when starting, during city driving, or accelerating up to 90 km. Its consumption is 7.4 l/100 km on the road and 7.6 l/100 km in town.
- Mild hybrid
- New price from CHF 28,442
- Lease amount: 281 CHF
Subaru launches the XV e-Boxer in France. Its 2.0-litre hybrid vehicle is equipped with a four-cylinder 165 hp petrol engine. It is coupled to a 17 hp electric motor. The manufacturer offers the latest version of the Subaru in three trim levels. In all cases, this vehicle, which has very modern and sober lines to remain in the spirit of the brand, comes with four-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission. It reduces fuel consumption by 11 percent in city driving.
- Mild hybrid
- Purchase price: from 30,040 CHF
- Lease amount: 388 CHF / month
In November 2019, Toyota released a final version of its famous crossover. The latest model C HR 2.0 l has a 4-cylinder petrol engine. It is coupled to a 122 hp electric motor capable of covering 120 km in EV mode. Its hybrid engine is powerful enough to make 70% of journeys on all-electric power without having to be recharged. Aesthetically, the crossover stands out for its very dynamic lines and comprehensive equipment. The latest innovation is a power gauge instead of the traditional tachometer to ensure a smoother ride and to help drivers learn not to use the combustion engine.
- Full hybrid
- Purchase price: CHF 33,155
- Lease amount: from CHF 377 per month
What future for hybrid cars in Switzerland?
Switzerland will put 300,000 cars on the road by 2020. Alternative forms of propulsion will increase again this year, following a record 88.6% increase in 2019. The big winners of this growth are electric cars (+157.7%) ahead of hybrids (+68.0%). In this market, the future of "plug-in" hybrid models, which can be coupled with a rechargeable battery and a diesel or petrol engine, looks very promising. This latest version of the hybrid vehicle serves as a bridge between the all-electric vehicle and the combined combustion engine and battery. This type of vehicle also allows manufacturers to preserve their production sites without having to invest in new production lines. Although the purchase price is more expensive, the advantages of these "transition cars" are numerous and appeal to drivers looking for clean and more fuel-efficient vehicles.