Over the course of the remaining year, there are several different new cars that will be introduced to the American market. This news is excellent for consumers because each of these new cars uses greener technologies and they are all in different car classes, so there is an electric or hybrid vehicle for everyone.
If you are on the market for a new minivan, compact sedan or SUV, read below to learn about the new models currently available or coming to NowCar throughout the year.
The all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is currently being introduced to dealerships across the country and it is one of the most fuel-efficient minivans on the market. The minivan comfortably seats up to seven passengers and it has an award-winning interior that comes standard with a variety of technology and convenience features.
Available this fall, the Chrysler Pacifica will be the first minivan that offers a hybrid engine. While we are still waiting for exact numbers on the new vehicle’s fuel efficiency, the van is estimated to have a range of 30 miles on only electric power a combined fuel-electric economy of 80 MPGe.
Engine Specs: 3.6-liter V6 engine and nine-speed automatic transmission
Fuel Economy: 18 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is being marketed as the first affordable full-electric vehicle in the United States. The 2017 Chevy Bolt will be able to travel up to 25 miles on electricity per every hour of charging and can be fully recharged in 9 hours.Though the Bolt will be affordable, it will have a well-equipped interior that features modern tech features, like a large touchscreen, WiFi capability and several entertainment options.
Battery Specs: Lithium-ion 60 kWh battery
Fuel economy: Up to 200 miles on a fully-charged battery
MSRP: $37,500 ($7,500 tax credit)
The 2017 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is the world's first plug-in hybrid SUV and it currently the best-selling vehicle in several European countries. Equipped with four-wheel-drive, the Outlander is not only fuel efficient but it is also powerful and has capability to travel through tough terrains. The Outlander PHEV can travel up to 32 miles from pure electricity and when in hybrid mode, the vehicle maintains low emissions and has a combined fuel efficiency (MPGe) of 47.51 miles per gallon.
Engine Specs: 2.0-liter gasoline engine and two high-performance electric motors
Fuel economy: Up to 32 miles on pure electricity and an average of 47 MPGe in hybrid mode
MSRP: unknown at this time