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Petrol hybrid suv

  • 10-01-2022 10:26pm
    Registered Users Posts: 5 rodderss

    The current offerings from say hyundai and toyota are all big cc turbos with mild hybrid as we know but, these have to be animals on fuel in the real I right or wrong?


  • Registered Users Posts: 838 ✭✭✭ Ultimanemo

    I would say yes, I like diesel

  • Registered Users Posts: 5 rodderss

    We are o. Our second kia,I looked at the new model today and they are really pushing the petrol which has 230 hp. Hardly gonna be frugal now is it.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,055 ✭✭✭ digiman

    If your primary use case is short trips of less than 50km then they are extremely economical and if you charge every day you will hardly ever buy petrol.

    on the other hand if you have lots of long trips then they drink fuel. I’ve gotten close to 60mpg average over 6000km out of a Kia Sorento with probably 6 trips to Donegal or Cork. Most of the time it goes on short trips

  • Registered Users Posts: 375 ✭✭ PaulRyan97

    The new Tucson is not a mild hybrid, it's a proper hybrid. Expected 5.5-6l/100km in regular driving. The new Sportage will be the same. Both also have a PHEV option which will be an even more economical option.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,740 ✭✭✭ John_Rambo

    This. Short runs & plug in when needed it doesn't really matter if it's petrol or diesel. You won't be using the ice engine. For obvious reasons go for the petrol.

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