hpi highlights hybrid hits
Automotive data experts hpi has revealed its best picks when considering a hybrid vehicle.
The analysis looked at hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles at one year old and 10,000 miles. The Toyota C-HR retains 84.5% of its value after a year and loses around £4,000. The Lexus NX comes a close second, holding 79.5% of its value over the same period.
The Toyota Prius, Suzuki Ignis, Toyota Rav4, Kia Niro and Hyundai Ioniq also make the list with industry-leading levels of low depreciation.
Commenting on the study, Chris Plumb, editor from hpi said, ‘While hybrids have grown in volume in recent years, they still remain relatively scarce in the used market compared to the traditional fuel types. As plug in hybrid vehicles have not been widely adopted by fleets in any volumes, supply reaching the markets is patchy and demand exceeds supply. Buyers should avoid high mileage and poor condition examples as they are a turn-off to second hand buyers. Finally always make sure you pick a vehicle with a full service history.’