Hybrid vehicles have presented motorists with an alternative to the standard petrol or diesel engine car. Combining two different powertrains into one vehicle delivers all of the benefits of both petrol and EV formats, making hybrids popular with urban drivers in particular.
At Al-Futtaim Lexus, we are embracing the Hybrid revolution with a range of hybrid sedans and SUVs that deliver outstanding performance with that ubiquitous Lexus styling. Here are five reasons why we think you should switch to a hybrid for your next new or pre-owned car in the UAE.
Choosing a hybrid vehicle gives you the best of both worlds. Not only do you get the advantages of electric power for around-town driving, but you avoid any ‘range anxiety’ that limited electric power can cause by switching to the petrol engine for longer trips. The result is a flexible driving system that you can adapt to suit short journeys such as the daily commute or longer trips like a weekend away with the family.
One of the key advantages of a new or pre-owned hybrid car is a lower carbon footprint. By engaging the EV mode (usually referred to as ‘Eco’ on most hybrids), you can bring down emissions to zero and have less of a negative impact on your environment. Hybrid cars have consistently lower CO2 figures than petrol or diesel vehicles, which makes them better for the planet.
While you are still using petrol in a hybrid car, for short journeys such as a drive to the mall for the weekly shopping, the daily commute, or the school run, you can engage the EV mode. Because many hybrid cars use regenerative braking to recharge the batteries, they don’t need to be plugged in and charged like a full EV. The cost of those short journeys can be cut to practically nothing, making them much cheaper to run than a petrol car.
A more economical or greener car doesn’t mean that the style or comfort has been compromised. At Al-Futtaim Lexus, we take great pride in ensuring that every vehicle, whether it’s a new or pre-owned Lexus hybrid, is top quality. Interiors are soothingly designed for exquisite comfort, while the list of extra features ensures that both driver and passengers feel safe.
The Lexus NXh, for example, combines a 2.5L petrol engine with a lithium-ion battery and electric motor to provide flawless performance, combined with special features such as the Lexus Connect app. Fingertip control even when you’re away from the vehicle gives you more of a personalised connection that enhances the driving experience.
Hybrid cars don’t just deliver on economy, comfort and styling, they give you exceptional performance too. Because an electric motor delivers instant power, there’s no ‘lag’ so you’ll find in Eco mode your hybrid vehicle has exhilarating acceleration. Despite having a combined powertrain, the weight is perfectly distributed and balanced, so there’s no impact on achievable speeds. Power delivery is distributed through an automatic transmission so it feels effortless. A stiffer chassis and suspension ensure handling is responsive, making hybrids a real pleasure to drive both around town and on the open road.
If you’re thinking of making the change to a hybrid vehicle, Al-Futtaim Lexus should be your first stop. Here, you’ll find a refined collection of new and pre-owned hybrid cars, from elegant sedans to versatile SUVs. All of our hybrid vehicles are available for test drives, which can be booked online from the comfort of a click of a button. Take a virtual tour of our new and pre-owned hybrid cars, and make the switch to hybrid today with Al-Futtaim Lexus.