The presence of hybrid cars in Indonesia has succeeded in attracting the interest of many consumers. If you are one of the people who are interested in this vehicle, here we provide a list of the most popular hybrid cars in Indonesia.
A hybrid car is a car that has two sources of drive to the wheels, namely a conventional engine and an electric motor. This car uses hybrid technology that combines two types of power sources so that the speed of the vehicle remains powerful but can be much more efficient in its fuel use.
Please note, currently there are 4 types of hybrid engines that are widely used, namely mild hybrid, serial hybrid, parallel hybrid and serial-parallel hybrid. Even so, the main components of the various types of hybrid engines are generally the same, namely conventional engines, electric motors, and batteries.
Advantages of Hybrid Cars
Hybrid cars in Indonesia are quite in demand by many consumers because the car offers a variety of advantages. When compared to conventional cars, here are some of the advantages it has:
1. More fuel efficient
Although this car still uses the type of engine that consumes fuel, the amount of fuel use will be much more economical. This is because when you drive a car at a low speed, the car will be driven by a battery-powered electric motor. In addition, you need to know that the electrical system in hybrid cars is fully powered by batteries.
2. Comfortable to drive
Hybrid cars are also considered to have less engine sound or vibration. That way, both the driver and passengers can drive comfortably because the cabin will feel quieter.
3. Has good acceleration and speed performance
Cars with hybrid technology are still able to save fuel usage without compromising their acceleration and speed performance. This can be obtained because hybrid cars use gasoline engines and electric motors that work together to provide power to increase acceleration and speed.
List of Hybrid Cars in Indonesia
1. Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid
Suzuki launched the Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid carin June 2022. As a car with hybrid technology, the Ertiga Hybrid relies on a power source derived from conventional engines, ISG (Integrated Starter Generator), and lithium-ion batteries. For the type of engine used is a Smart Hybrid K15B + ISG + Lithium-ion type engine, 1,462 cc 4-cylinder cylinder. The engine can produce 104.7 PS of power at 6,000 rpm and a maximum torque of 138 Nm at 4,400 rpm.
If you are interested in the Ertiga Hybrid, this car is offered at a price of around Rp. 270.3 million to Rp. 292.3 million.
2. Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid
You need to know, the Toyota Corolla Cross is available in engine options, namely gasoline and hybrid engines. For the hybrid engine, the Toyota Corolla Cross uses a 1.8L Petrol Engine, In-Line 4 Cylinder 16 Valve DOHC engine with nickel-metal hydride battery. Toyota Corolla Cross Hybrid is currently sold at a price range of RP 540 million.
3. Toyota All New Corolla Altis Hybrid
The next hybrid car in Indonesia is the Toyota All New Corolla Altis Hybrid. This car was officially introduced in Indonesia in February 2022. Just like the Toyota Corolla Cross, this car is also offered with two engine options, namely gasoline and hybrid engines. Toyota All New Corolla Altis Hybrid itself uses a Hybrid 4 - Cylinder In-Line, 16 - Valve DOHC with VVT-i engine type. Then the selling price is around Rp. 565 million.
4. Toyota New Camry Hybrid
Toyota also has a sedan car with a hybrid technology engine, the New Camry Hybrid. As one of the hybrid cars with a high price, this car comes with an exterior design that looks luxurious and elegant. In addition, this car is also equipped with a variety of features that can increase the comfort and safety of its users. Examples include new marvelous floating multimedia, new extravagant ornamentation, Toyota Safety Sense 2, and others.
Then in terms of performance, the Toyota New Camry Hybrid uses the A25A-FXS engine Hybrid 4-Cylinders In line with a capacity of 2.5 liters. When compared to other Toyota hybrid cars, this New Camry Hybrid is priced at a higher price of around Rp. 874 million.
5. Toyota C-HR Hybrid
The next hybrid car in Indonesia is the Toyota C-HR Hybrid. In terms of performance, the Toyota C-HR Hybrid is equipped with a 2ZR-FXE 4 Cylinders 16-valve DOHC with VVT-i type engine and uses a Nickel-metal Hydride battery type. Toyota classifies this car into the SUV segment and is offered at a price range of IDR 586 million.
6. Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a hybrid car that has been in Indonesia since 2019. This car uses Plug-In Hybrid EV technology and is known to be very eco-efficient. The type of engine used is Gasoline Inline 4.16 Valve, SOHC, with 12 kWh Electric Motor Hybrid. The engine can produce power of 128 Ps per 4500 rpm and torque of 199 Nm per 4500 rpm. This hybrid car is sold at a fairly high price, starting from Rp. 898 million.
7. Nissan Kicks e-Power
Nissan also has a hybrid car that is quite popular in Indonesia, namely the Nissan Kicks e-Power and is included in the compact SUV segment. This car comes using the collaboration of conventional engine HR12DE, 3-cylinder DOHC, 12V CVTV with EM57 electric motor, AC3 synchronous motor. The engine can deliver 125 PS of power at 4,000 to 8,992 rpm and 260 Nm of torque at 500 to 3,008 rpm. The selling price of this Nissan Kicks e-Power is around Rp. 482 million.
You can use the list of hybrid cars in Indonesia that we have mentioned above as a reference when looking for cars that already use electric motor technology. By using this type of car, you can save much more on fuel consumption while reducing gas emissions that can cause air pollution.