It is clear that, along with electric cars, hybrid cars have created a lot of interest at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Utility cars, compact cars and saloons of all kinds have been presented. The event, which was held at the Palexpo from 7 to 17 March 2019, served as a stage both for the most anticipated premieres and for the brands to show off their most outstanding models.
Undoubtedly, the Geneva Motor Show was characterized by two significant details: the arrival of a good number of electric cars and plug-in hybrids and the absence of major brands such as Jaguar, Land Rover, Ford, Volvo, Hyundai, MINI and Opel. Here we review 5 of the most outstanding hybrid cars of this new edition of the Geneva Motor Show.
We could define it as a coupe version of the 427 Roadster, but it’s really changed in a way. It has a carbon fibre and aluminium chassis, carbon body; its weight is divided 50% between the two axles and features a PHEV system of 979 hp and 1,248 Nm, from a 5.0 V8 block and an electric motor. The curiosity of this car is that only 150 units will come to market.
ALPHA ROMEO TONALE
It is tasteful and presented as a prototype retains most of the features with the Stelvio. As for the cabin itself, Alfa Romeo has been more creative than on other occasions. It has been announced that it will have a plug-in hybrid propulsion system, making it the first PHEV of the Italian brand. The final model will consist of a 1.3 petrol engine, plus an electric block for this type of Renegade and Compass versions between 190 and 240 hp.
MITSUBISHI ENGELBERG TOURER
Imposing design that make this one of the most special hybrids ever seen at the Geneva Motor Show. In the Mitsubishi Engelberg Tourer we see certain features that we will find in future Mitsubishi models. At the same time, the most important feature of this prototype presented in Geneva is not its most defined features, but its powerful propulsion system.
The overall concept of this car improves the Outlander PHEV system. Along with the 2.4 gasoline block come two electric motors, one on each axle, making it able to travel up to 70 kilometres in a 100% electric mode, reaching a range of 700 kilometres.
Characterized by a plug-in hybrid mechanics that combines quality and sportiness. With up to 245 hp of power, it uses an automatic DSG gearbox that has double clutch, while if we refer to its autonomy it reaches up to 50 kilometres of range in totally electric mode. Even presenting itself as a prototype, the final version will be very similar to this one and soon all the details of this great car will be known.
Although this model was known a long time ago, McLaren has decided to hybridize to bring out this sports car. The Speedtail perfectly combines a 4.0 V8 biturbo engine of 746 bhp and 799 Nm with another electric block of up to 308 bhp and 347 Nm. Thanks to this it achieve a total power of 1,035 hp and 1,149 Nm. The Mclaren Speedtail is about to arrive and production will begin in a few months, at the end of 2019. To date more than 100 units have been sold, starting from a cost of just over 2 million euros.