Honda City Hybrid Unveiled In India, Bookings Open: 1000 Kms Range With Full Tank; Both Petrol, Electric!
The Japanese carmaker, Honda Car India has unveiled its much anticipated Honda City Hybrid e:HEV mid-size sedan in India.
The oldest foreign carmaker in India has unveiled the hybrid version of the longest running production car in India, with first launch taking place in 1998. Hybrid sedans like Civic and Accord were launched by Honda previously. It will now enter the mid-size sedan segment where it has been ruling for the past 2 decades.
Honda City Hybrid e:HEV
The teaser image of the upcoming 2022 City-Hybrid e:HEV for the Indian market was recently revealed by Honda. The teaser shows the rear end of the car flaunting the badges saying e:HEV and ZX logo. The video also reveals that the new City Hybrid comes with the standard non RS variants as well.
The combustion engine is turned off and the car is completely powered by electric motors in the EV drive mode.
The hybrid system of the City, which efficiently charges the battery and powers the wheels at the same time in the hybrid drive mode, works with a generator connected to the engine and a Lithium-ion battery.
It will be by early of May 2022 that the Honda City Hybrid sedan will be launched in India. The bookings for the Honda City hybrid will start today onwards i.e., 14 April 2022.
With ivory and black colour, the cabin of the City e:HEV gets dual-tone interiors. It also comes with the a one-touch electric sunroof, LED interior room lamps and ambient lighting. A new design with an HD display showing all the information is featured in the instrument cluster. An 8-inch touchscreen display with 8-speaker surround sound system and smartphone connectivity features like Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto are available in the infotainment system.
The design details of the Honda City e:HEV include a new Honda emblem highlighted with blue colour upfront, further complemented by a new grille design and fog lights. The rear end gets a rear diffuser and a spoiler.
Safety Features, Drive Modes & Connectivity Features
When it comes to the safety features, it comes with features like Vehicle Stability assist, Agile Handling Assist and Hill Start assist. All the 4 wheels have disc break and an electric parking brake and an automatic brake hold. All of this is aided by the lane-keep camera. The safety is enhanced by 6-airbags.
Along with the safety of the Honda Sensing tech working with features like Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Adaptive cruise control, Lane Keep Assist and Road Departure Mitigation it delivers peak performance unlike a mild hybrid system.
In order to give the driver a smooth driving experience, the driving modes are switched autonomously in the background.
The car is powered by a 1.5L Atkinson cycle DOHC i-VTEC engine and two E-CVT motors. For easier driving modes, it is equipped with engine linked clutch.
EV mode, Hybrid drive mode and Engine drive mode are the 3 driving modes in the car.
It also has features like Alexa, Google connectivity and the ability to connect with the smart watch.
City e:HEV is a two-motor hybrid electric system, developed to give better mileage and better response on acceleration.
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