Common Examples of Hybrid SUVs

August 2, 2013

There are different types of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) that operate on hybrid technology. Some of the most popular ones will be highlighted in this article.

BMW X 5 Hybrid

This hybrid was developed by BMW, and the basis of this hybrid concept was the X 5 car model. One of the key features of this hybrid is that it has a gasoline engine that is powerful. The gasoline engine works with the help of an electric motor that has a torque of 479 ft-lb.

Acura RD-X

This hybrid concept was released in the year 2007. According to RD-X report, Acura has the capacity to develop a hybrid SUV that is impressive.

Chevrolet Equinox

This hybrid concept was expected to be available in the year 2005, but was in the year 2006. A key characteristic of this model is that there is high likelihood of it having a hybrid system that is the same as that of the Tahoe hybrid. This hybrid model will contribute to fuel economy, a feature of Chevrolet hybrid technology.

Ford Escape

Ford Escape has gained popularity over the last few years as a hybrid SUV. Several dealerships have been linked to this model. Reviewers, as well as environmentalists have given positive feedback on the model. This is mainly because of the benefits of hybrid technology, including environmental friendliness and practicality of such vehicles.

Dodge Durango

Dodge announced in the year 2001 that the hybrid models of Ram Pickup and Durango would be available in the market in the year 2003, as well as the year 2004. However, by the year 2003, the hybrid models had not yet been released.

Chevrolet Tahoe

This hybrid concept will function under the Chevrolet hybrid technology, which will displace the cylinder technology of deactivation. The fuel economy will increase by 20 percent because of the upgrades in gasoline-electric motors in big-sized vehicles, As it was expected, in the year 2008, efficient trucks were released.

Saturn VUE

This is a mid-sized sports utility vehicle that is associated with the benefits of the hybrid system of GM. This means that the vehicle has an advantage of better mileage compared to other models. Additionally, the vehicle has a higher level of practicality and performance.

Lexus RX 400h

This model was dubbed as the first luxury sports utility vehicle in the world. As predicted, this model was released in the year 2005. Some of the key advantages of this model include quieter and smoother operation, high technological accessories and high performance.



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