Hybrid Vans Are Moving People
Hybrid vans are said to be the next big thing in the world of hybrid vehicles. After the release of four-door sedans, SUV car makers got into the picture. But only relatively few people do desire the big trucks, being that they are too expensive for them. At the same time, some car buyers find sedans to be too small for their needs.
Due to these factors, hybrid vans are starting to gain a great buzz and many people, hybrid lovers or not, have been eyeing and awaiting the release of hybrid vans for the US market.
Clamor for Hybrid Vans
People want to know more about hybrid vans because they have heard that the prototype hybrid vans and minivans that Toyota is creating are as cost-effective as small sedans, yet as spacious as SUV’s.
The Toyota prototype can run fast and efficiently even when the fuel is low. The reason is that it can switch to battery mode and obtain energy from the electricity charged battery pack. As for its fuel saving feature, hybrid vans or minivans can run 35 long miles with just a gallon of petroleum, gas or diesel, depending on the model and make.
In fact, this clamor for hybrid vans was voiced out through a signature campaign via a website. Hybrid enthusiasts are calling for people to join them in their signature campaign to bring Toyota’s Sienna hybrid and Estima hybrid to the United States.
Hybrid Vans and Minivans
As shown by the online petition to bring Japanese made minivans into the US, it is undoubtedly clear that there is a large demand for hybrid vans and minivans. However, currently only a few car manufacturers offer hybrid vans; and those few do not mass produce hybrid vans for US consumers. The popular lines of hybrid vans come from Toyota, Chrysler (GM), and Ford.
Toyota’s Estima hybrid and Sienna hybrid are the most popular hybrid vans around. The reason is that these two hybrid vans are handsome to look at and have superb performance.
Sienna hybrid is actually a minivan. Yet don’t let this tiny piece of work fool you. Although tiny as it is, it has a large and spacious interior that can seat 7 persons comfortably. Its engine is powerful too, but doesn’t consume fuel as much as an SUV.
Because of its lightweight exterior and well designed aerodynamics, the Sienna hybrid van glides smoothly even in strong winds. As for city driving, you can count on this gem. It conserves fuel during idle-stops (during heavy traffic) and when cruising, saving you on battery energy and fuel.
Sienna’s big brother, the Estima hybrid is the most popular of all lines and models of hybrid vans and minivans. For one, it is larger than Sienna and thus perfect for “big boys” who do not like the small “feminine” look of minivans. It has a roomy interior, complete with high tech driver’s control panel, advance gauges, and modern safety features to protect every person who rides in the car.
Silverado and Escape – Hybrid Vans?
If Toyota has Estima and Sienna, Chrysler has Silverado and Ford, Escape. However, Silverado and Escape are considered as trucks. However, Chrysler and Ford are marketing them as hybrid vans or minivans to get the market share for minivans, which as of this time is dominated by Toyota.
Hybrid Vans for Space and Power
Hybrid vans and minivans are the answer to prayers of people who are looking for a spacious hybrid vehicle which can accommodate them during a travel with a large group or with a family. This is also best for persons who are always on the go. With a large interior, they don’t need the trunk to store their things, most especially those items or that they will regularly use.
Hybrid vans are powerful enough for heavy and rough terrains. It has a four-wheel drive that automatically kicks in when moving up a steep road, and into a two-wheel drive when it is moving downhill, thus conserving fuel in the process. For the boys who dislike vans (as they say, minivans are for soccer moms), their reservations about them will be put to rest once they see the sleek and modern designs of hybrid vans and their efficient and powerful performance.