I always wondered why they put such a large engine in a Series hybrid...
...because it's not a Series hybrid.
It's a Parallel hybrid with 2 motors.
A true series hybrid you can get away with a 15-20bhp engine.
As for the article:
"The ride is comfortable and the handling on the mountainous B-roads above and around Ruthin in North Wales proved wholly competent."
Tells me F**k all!
Does have 75 turns lock-lock like most US vehicles?
Is it prone to heavy understeer?
How is the steering weighted?
Is it positive on turn in or not?
Is it bouncy like a lot of US cars (over sprung, under damped)
Not that I'll buy one, £37k!!!!!!! (Ok £5k tax credit from the government, but £37k!!!!)
For £37k I can get a plethora of high end, but ok 2nd hand, super saloons such as the RS6 or M5.
Yes they're not eco friendly, yes they're expensive to run and kill all the cute little bunnies as we drive past.
But at least they are fun!
At least Porsche has the right idea, build something with 900bhp and does 100bhp.
Ok, I'll never be able to afford one without winning the lottery, but at least the price would seem appropriate for the sector.
This is effectively competing with the Prius, but other competitors in the market would be the Focus 1.6 TDCI
Which are £17,295 with the basic desirable options (not going to buy one of these either) or less than half the list price of this thing.
At current prices, £17k @ the rated 60mpg combined is about 170,000 miles worth of fuel, not including inflation or the government.
This thing just doesn't make any sense at this price.