Through the years, people have invested on buying cars mainly for the purposes of luxury, status symbol and convenience. It is to be noted that not all people are privileged to purchase and own his or her own car.
For one, cars are usually premium priced and are considered significant investments on the part of the average earning man. Another, because of the high and expensive maintenance cost like gasoline, brake fluid and others, owning a car has become really costly and stressful especially in these trying times.
As time passed by, not only are cars seen as costly and expensive investments of those who can afford them. Environmentalists are also raising concerns over the environmental impact of the cars’ greenhouse emissions to the already depleting ozone layer.
Every now and then, it is observed that geo-political and other forms of conflicts arise in the oil producing region of the Middle East. That is why oil prices are considered the most volatile of all commodities worldwide, adding up to the already piling concerns and woes of the modern day driver.
These are among the primary reasons why car manufacturers have strived so hard to come out with car models and variations that are aimed at addressing growing concerns over soaring oil prices and greenhouse emissions.
Thus, the emergence of new hybrid cars lived on and continuously awe not just the industry but also the overall consumer population.
New hybrid cars
Experts and global industry bodies project or expect at least 15 new hybrid car models to be unveiled or launched in the market within the next couple of years.
Japanese car makers are pioneering in developing and rolling out new hybrid cars. The first batch of these cars surprisingly generated robust and rapid sales, making them the moist sought-after and important segment of the car industry.
Why? Practically because of the overall benefits the consumer will gain from owning or using these hybrids. For one, gasoline consumption will be significantly lessened, making up for a complete overhaul and upgrade of the car’s efficiency.
Another, the environmental impact of hybrid cars is starting to lure concerned citizens into buying hybrid cars that are consistently rising in popularity nowadays. More and more people are being concerned about the environment and the effect of gas emissions to the atmosphere and to global climate conditions.
In the US alone, about 15 of the most popular and reliable car manufacturing companies are planning to unveil five new hybrid cars in 2007 and four in 2008. Two are already introduced to the market in 2006, and another four were previously launched in 2005.
New hybrid car models
Among the new hybrid car models set to capture the car market are the following:
o Mercury’s Milan Hybrid is a middle-sized vehicle
o General Motors Corp’s Sierra Hybrid (AHS II) is a full-sized pickup and Yukon Hybrid is a sports utility vehicle
o Ford has Fusion, a middle sized new hybrid car
o Chevrolet has sports utility vehicles Tahoe and Equinox
o Mazda has the Tribute Hybrid, a sports utility vehicle
o Japanese car maker Nissan is introducing a middle-sized new hybrid car called Altima Hybrid
o Saturn has VUE, another sports utility vehicle
o Mercury launched Mariner Hybrid, a middle sized SUV
o Lexus and Dodge has RX 400h and Ram Hybrid, respectively
o Giant Toyota has a middle sized sports utility vehicle dubbed as Highlander
Because new hybrid cars are the emerging and most advanced in the rising car industry, manufacturers are rushing to outpace each other in this segment not just for charity but for substantial revenue and income.
Thus, you should never be surprised upon knowing that the cheapest new hybrid car models would be priced not as reasonable as you might have expected.
Because the technology used in making and maintaining the new hybrid cars are more sophisticated than the traditional and conventional, assume that the prices would surge astronomically.
It is normal for any model or brand of hybrid cars to be priced at premium or above the average prices for common and usual cars.