Toyota RAV4/Suzuki Throughout: We’ve bundled this pair of plug-ins collectively as a result of, properly, they’re primarily the identical automotive. A big 18.1kWh battery means a claimed 46 miles of EV operating. CO2 emissions of 22g/km and a really enticing BiK score of seven%. It’s not probably the most thrilling to drive, but it surely’s exact, composed and, crucially, very comfortable. It additionally goes properly, dusting the 0-62mph sprint in simply 6.0 seconds, so you possibly can say ‘sayonara’ to the new hatch brigade.
When it comes right down to brass tacks, the more cost effective RAV4 Design will get the nod, with decrease fee earners sacrificing simply £584 in tax.
Toyota Corolla 2.0VVT-i Icon: As soon as a byword for the automotive as a uninteresting home equipment, the newest Corolla is definitely a relatively high quality factor. Good trying and underpinned by the model’s newest TNGA platform, it serves up a candy journey and dealing with stability meaning you gained’t actively be avoiding corners. There’s a hatch (our choice) and saloon and Touring Sports activities property, and all are powered by the model’s ‘self-charging’ petrol-electric hybrid powertrain, which works properly when you’ve mastered the quirks of the CVT gearbox.
The 120bhp 1.8-litre is rated at 24%, making it the least expensive firm automotive, though the 181bhp 2.0-litre in well-equipped Icon spec is a way more keen performer, barely much less environment friendly and attracts a fee of solely 26%.