New Plug-In Hybrids Set For U.S. Launch This Fall
Thanks to Cheat Sheet, we have a quick rundown of the most anticipated plug-in hybrids that will launch in the U.S. this Fall. The list includes an SUV, a couple of compact cars and even a rare midsize PHEV. Here’s the list in abbreviated form.
BMW quotes about 13 miles of electric range on its upcoming “Sport Activity Vehicle,” while power specs are impressive: 308 horsepower, 332 pounds-feet of torque. BMW says it will arrive in the U.S. before fall ends.
The 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, the brand’s first plug-in on the U.S .market, has the makings of a hit with electric capabilities in the low-20-mile range and a price tag of $37,900 before incentives. You can already configure this variant of the most affordable Audi on the automaker’s website. It will be in showrooms soon.
3. 2016 Chevrolet Volt
Featuring 53 miles of electric range — the most of any PHEV by a landslide — the next-gen Volt will be able to cover 420 miles altogether between its gas and electric powertrain. It will start at $33,995 when it arrives in the fall.
4. Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid (US rollout details)
With electric range projected at 23 miles and a total range of 605 miles with a full tank of gas, you won’t experience any range anxiety in this model. Set for a fall debut, the Korean brand’s first plug-in model on the U.S. market should be popular in this high-volume segment, but we’ll wait for pricing to give it a full appraisal.
*Editor’s Note: Tesla Model X, though not listed by Cheat Sheet since it’s a BEV, is one more plug-in expected to launch this fall.
Source: Cheat Sheet