8 Eco-Friendly Family Sedans In Malaysia To Suit All Your Needs
South Korean carmaker Hyundai has come a long way since it's Malaysian debut back in the early 2000's, gradually producing cars that continue to improve in terms of design, functionality and energy efficiency. With the body of a streamlined sedan and the rear that resembles a hatchback, the Ioniq has a lot to offer those looking for a green family sedan.
The car is spacious enough to comfortably sit 4 adults and a child, comes with a host of safety features like blind spot detection and autonomous emergency braking, as well as a 750 litre boot space and a hybrid system that will help you save the environment and rising fuel costs.
Head over to Hyundai Malaysia's website for the full rundown on the Ioniq.
Mercedes-Benz C 350 e
If you're leaning towards the luxury car sector, Mercedes-Benz's C 350 e is a great choice for a compact executive sedan. Not only suitable for business meetings, the C 350 e packs enough power (279 hp) to enjoy the performance of the car but also has enough tech and safety features to ensure a safe ride for you and your family members.
The car offers 2.1 litres of fuel per 100km with a driving range of 31 km when in pure electric mode. To top it all off, the car is locally assembled, is a plug-in hybrid, has a 6.2 kWh battery that can be recharged at around 1 hour and 45 minutes and has a boot capacity of 335 litres.
Find out more about this luxury compact sedan at Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.
BMW 530e iPerformance
Going up a size into a full executive sedan, BMW's 530e iPerformance is the company's first 5 series hybrid with eDrive plug-in technology. At its heart, the car combines an electric motor with a 4-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine. Thanks to its size, the car will easily accomodate a medium sized family, possibly up to 5 individuals, comfortably.
Besides the driving pleasure you get with a BMW, the car's impressive electric-only driving range of 48km, with a top speed of 140km/h, and energy management system will equate to greater fuel efficiency and longer emissions-free driving.
Check out BMW's 530e page to get more information.
Taking it to the full-sized luxury level, just shy of going to family SUV territory, Lexus' extravagant LS500h takes the best of the Japanese automaker's engineering capabilities and marries it with a hybrid system that maximises efficiency without sacrificing performance. The car itself is a joy to both drive and be driven in, with ample space for both driver and passenger. Lexus is also promising a sporty performance when desired, allowing for a more dynamic drive.
Equipped with a wealth of driver assisstant and safety features, not to mention the additional options to include gorgeous aesthetical features in the car, the LS500h is more than capable of ferrying a family of 5 adults through long distance drives comfortably.
For more information, visit Lexus' dedicated LS page.
Porsche Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sport Turismo
Sometimes you want a family car and sometimes you want a sports car. This is a car that satisfies those needs, on top of adding an electric hybrid functionality to make the car all the more eco-friendly. Who says you can't have it all?
The Panamera 4 E-Hybrid Sports Turismo is an all-round sportscar, big enough to seat 4 adults but also sleek and fast enough to serve as your go-to business sedan and weekend cruiser. Another thing that Porsche puts emphasis on with this model is the redesigned rear of the car that manages to strike a balance between a sporty appearance without losing passenger comfort in a 2+1 configuration.
Think this may be the family/sports/hybrid car you're looking for? Visit Porsche's Panamera page to read up on the full list of features.
The Swedish carmaker has made huge strides, winning over Malaysians at a steady rate with their impressive cars, modern Scandinavian design language and advances in hybrid and electric cars. Equipped with a T8 twin engine with all-wheel drive capibilities and plug-in hybrid tech, the S90 can get up to 40km of zero emissions driving even off the road.
Add in premium audio from Bowers & Wilkins, a welcoming list of driver and safety support features and you've got a sedan perfect for middle-sized families.
Head over to Volvo Malaysia to get more info.
Honda has a reputation for being a reliable carmaker and the long-standing City model is no exception. The latest City isn't only affordable, it also comes in a hybrid variant, replete with a 1.5L engine, a 7-speed high power electric motor, idle stop capability, and many more features you would expect out of a modern car.
With decent seating space and a 536 litre trunk space (an important factor for any family), this is one easy eco-friendly family sedan to recommend.
Visit Honda Malaysia for the full scoop.
Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota comes in strong to the hybrid game with a greener version of their iconic Camry, an easy-to-drive family car. As an advocator of hybrid technology, the latest Camry comes with all the bells and whistles you would expect: lower emissions, fuel efficiency and quietness. But wait, the carmaker also offers an 8 year warranty on their hybrid batteries. Now, that's confidence.
Besides the hybrid tech under the hood, the car boasts some luxury features, such as an ioniser, a wireless phone charger, as well as a video recorder for safety purposes.
Visit Toyota's Malaysian website to see the car's full specification.