Honda has unveiled the India-specific city hybrid, which will witness an official launch in the Indian car market in May 2022. The Honda City Hybrid will be touted as the new top-spec version of the regular version of the car, with the 1.5-liter petrol and diesel versions available. Honda has released a new video explaining all the changes and additional features of the City Hybrid
Unlike the Thai-spec version of the Honda City Hybrid, the version for sale in India misses the RS trim. Instead, Honda has made light changes to the exterior of the car. The City Hybrid has blue highlights around the Honda logo on the front and back, a new mesh grille under the heavy-featured chrome garnish on the front, modified fog lamp housing with fins, and a boot-mounted slim spoiler and E: HV badge with boot lid. It captures all-LED headlamps with daytime running LEDs, front LED turn indicators, LED fog lamps, LED tail lamps, shark fin antennas and a 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheel.
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On the inside, the Honda City Hybrid retains all the comforts and conveniences and dual-tone black and beige leather upholstery with gloss black, silver and fox wood highlights in contrast to the Thai-Spec City Hybrid’s all-black interior. The only changes introduced to the cabin are the inclusion of an electronic parking brake and a modified layout for the 7-inch full-TFT instrument console, which now gets graphics for Honda sensing, fuel efficiency and range, G-meter, eco-drive indicators. , Fuel efficiency trip-based history, tire pressure monitoring system and acoustic vehicle warning system.
The biggest highlight of the Honda City Hybrid is its powertrain, a combination of a 1.5-liter four-cylinder Atkinson petrol engine with a lithium-ion battery and a traction motor and a two-motor e-CVT system. Generation motor. The City Hybrid has three driving modes – EV drive mode, hybrid drive mode and engine drive mode. The City Hybrid demands a maximum of 253 Nm of torque output and a class-leading fuel efficiency of 26.5 kmpl.
The Honda City Hybrid is also part of Honda’s autonomous driving assistance package, called ‘Honda Sensing’. This package includes a collision mitigation braking system, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist system, road departure mitigation system and automatic high beam. The car receives a smartwatch with a regenerative braking system, four-wheel disc brakes, six airbags, emergency stop signal, multi-angle rear camera, lane watch camera, vehicle stabilization support, quick handling assistance and smart function and alerts.
Once it launches in India, the Honda City Hybrid will create a special division of petrol-hybrid sedans at its price point.