Even crossovers and SUVs aren’t exempt from the recent surge in popularity of electric and hybrid vehicles. In fact, the crossover craze and the electric vehicle craze are two of the most popular phenomena in the auto industry. It’s no wonder, then, that there are plenty of great electric and hybrid SUVs in 2018. But MY 2018 has more or less already revealed all of its cards to us. MY 2019, on the other hand, is still holding a few aces up its sleeve in that regard. We’ve already written about the best hybrid cars 2019 will have to offer, but most of them don’t belong to the omnipresent crossover and SUV segment. This is something we’ll aim to correct in this particular article. The absolute best hybrid SUV 2019 has in store might be hidden among the following 10 models.
Land Rover Range Rover P400e
The upcoming 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e is proof that even badges and nameplates with historically significant off-road emphasis are capable of evolving into eco-minded vehicles. The Land Rover lineup has been top-notch both in terms of luxury and power offerings in recent years; two ideas which lend themselves to the hybrid-electric philosophy. That’s one of the reasons why this British automaker’s move doesn’t come as a surprise. The fourth generation Range Rover is determined to leave its successor with a legacy, it would seem.
The upcoming 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e plug-in hybrid will be powered by a 4-cylinder engine. The 2.0l turbocharged unit should be capable of making 296 hp on its own. Thanks to a 114-horsepower electric motor and a 13.1 kWh battery pack, the net output should climb to a total of 398 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque. With that much power, the 60 mph threshold should be attainable within 6.4 seconds. Fuel economy figures and starting price have yet to be disclosed, and we wouldn’t expect the P400e to be strikingly efficient or even terribly affordable. It should be able to offer the best fuel economy within the range, though.
Hyundai Kona EV
The upcoming Hyundai Kona is an all-new subcompact crossover from the South Korean automaker. This subcompact crossover enters the low end of the market and starts with a price tag of only $20,385 for base models. A fully stacked Kona, on the other hand, will cost $29,585. Hitting dealerships on March 1, the small crossover isn’t technically a MY 2019 vehicle. Then again, it didn’t exactly make the cut for the MY 2018 lineup either. The all-electric version of the car, on the other hand, is scheduled for MY 2019. The Koreans still haven’t disclosed too many details about the Kona EV, but we can most likely count on 210 miles of range from a 64 kWh battery pack.
The vibrant little crossover comes with some bright paint options and is aimed at younger buyers. Despite being rather affordable, the Kona should still manage to offer an abundance of both safety and convenience gear. A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and a rearview camera are all part of the standard equipment package. An optional 8-inch touchscreen, 8-speaker premium sound system, and blind spot monitors should further raise this cute little SUV’s appeal. Contrary to affordable gasoline-powered models, EVs likely won’t be offered for much less than $40,000.