2022 upcoming all-new Honda City with a hybrid powertrain has been unveiled for the Indian market. After many years of speculation, Honda has finally launched a city hybrid in India. Officially it is called the city e: HEV. The car will be the most expensive variant in the line-up. Bookings open from today for the new city hybrid with the token amount of 21,000 and the price announcement will happen next month.
The all-new city hybrid looks identical to the standard version which is currently available on sale in the market. While Honda was expected to bring the Rs variant to the city only the standard models will come to the market at this moment. The Honda City hybrid will available in 2 variants V and the top ZX. Most advanced features are available with the ZX variant of the city hybrid.
While the city hybrid gets the standard led headlamps there are additional features as well which are new in the city hybrid. The new city hybrid comes with Honda sensing technology which is another word for advanced driver assistance system. The system offers features like collision mitigation braking adaptive cruise control road departure mitigation lane keep assist auto high beam assist and many other safety features. The city highway also gets 4 disc brakes and other features like a lane view camera available with the model as well.
The new city hybrid gets automatic brake hold control dual-tone 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels and a few other changes to the design. The Cabin gets the ivory black theme with glossy black would garnish on the dashboard and the instrument cluster also shows information from the hybrid system as well.
The new Honda City hybrid gets a new i-MMD engine which is a 1.5 little 4-cylinder engine that produces 98 PS of maximum power and 127 m of peak torque. The hybrid system gets 2 electric motors one is mounted on the front wheel which produces overall power of 109 HP. The torque output of the electric motor and petrol combined is 253 nm.
The other electric motor work as a power generator and the combined power of both electricity and petrol is 126 HP. There are no changes to the gearbox in the Honda City hybrid and the new hybrid gives a maximum fuel economy of 26.5 kilometers per liter while it can reach a top speed of 176 kilometers per hour.
The Japanese manufacturer also claimed the new city hybrid produces a maximum power of 74% more torque compared to the standard petrol model sold. Also, it returns 40% more fuel economy compared to the standard petrol model and is available in 3 drive modes which are pure electric pure petrol and hybrid model. The new city carries a battery pack that is positioned in the rear of the car which reduces the boot space and increases the overall weight of the car. With the additional battery, the Honda City hybrid now weighs 110 kilograms more compared to the standard version.