Car purchase: engine type considerations by country 2018

Engine types most commonly considered for next car purchase in 2018, according to consumers in selected countries

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Release date

December 2018



Survey time period


Number of respondents

3,000 respondents

Special properties

Respondents from China, Germany, and the U.S.

Supplementary notes

Multiple answers were possible

The source does not provide information regarding the age of respondents or the type of survey.

Countries represented include Germany, the U.S., and China

Hybrid vehicles: those using two or more propulsion systems; full hybrids employ an electric motor and rechargeable battery; mild hybrids depend on a large starter motor that shuts off the engine - i.e. when the car brakes - and restarts seamlessly

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