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Looking For The Best Hybrid Buy In Autumn 2017?

Written by: Neil

Porsche Panamera SE-Hybrid

Sales of new alternatively fuelled vehicles leapt up 41.0% in September. So, if you’re looking for the best hybrid buys this autumn. Here’s some news for you.

Automotive data experts hpi has crunched the numbers to come up with the best picks when considering a hybrid vehicle.

The luxury Porsche Panamera hybrid retains over 81% of its value after three years and 30,000 miles. For a family car, the Volvo XC90 retains over 70% of its value after three years. The Kia Optima hybrid retains 56.1% of its value.

Commenting on this study, James Dower senior editor from hpi says: “Hybrid vehicles have jumped in popularity and provide a great mix of economy and green credentials. The choice of models available to consumers continues to expand and provide credible options in all segments, from small cars to large SUVs.”

The automotive data experts report certain types of car have seen values rise in recent months as motorists look for economical options prices rose by 4.1%, Toyota Aygo (09-14), Toyota Aygo (14- ), Hyundai i10 (14- ) and Peugeot 108 (14- ) which all saw increases of 4% in September.

James Dower adds: “Petrol hybrids values increased for the fourth month in a row with average values rising by 1.1%. It’s a growing market as we see more manufacturers releasing new models with hybrid powertrains and it appears that consumers have embraced the technology with few concerns over the life of a battery.”

20 ‘Best’ Hybrid Depreciators

Generation Average New Price (£) Average New Price Retained (OCN) % Average Depreciation (£)
PORSCHE PANAMERA (16-) HYBRID 79,715 81.8 -14,515
BMW 7 SERIES (16) HYBRID 73,717 75.7 -17,983
VOLVO XC90 (14-) HYBRID 62,817 70.6 -18,489
MERCEDES-BENZ E-CLASS (16-) PETROL HYBRID 48,353 68.5 -15,228
BMW X5 (15-) PETROL HYBRID 54,350 66.9 -17,988
PORSCHE CAYENNE (10-) HYBRID 65,475 65.6 -22,485
VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT (15-) PETROL HYBRID 39,073 64.5 -13,891
MERCEDES GLE (15-) PETROL HYBRID 69,476 62.2 -26,370
BMW 2 SERIES ACTIVE TOURER (15-) PETROL HYBRID 33,250 59.6 -13,410
BMW 3 SERIES (12-) HYBRID 35,280 59.5 -14,277
AUDI A3 (14-) HYBRID 35,875 59.3 -14,613
BMW I8 (14-) 104,485 56.5 -45,418
KIA OPTIMA HYBRID (16-) 33,940 56.1 -14,890
MERCEDES C CLASS (15-) PETROL HYBRID 41,207 52.7 -19,473
MERCEDES S CLASS (13-) HYBRID 91,865 52.1 -44,023