The Honda City Hybrid is set to reach the Indian coast on April 14, 2022 We already have some details and hints of specifications that will be compared to other regular variants of this new variant of the City. We’ve got some details of the star highlights of the whole package, the new and improved Powertrain sitting under the hood of the Honda City Hybrid.
Honda City Drive mode
Unlike the current petrol-powered variant of the City, the Honda City Hybrid will get a combination of a 1.5-liter four-cylinder Atkinson petrol engine, two electric motors and a battery, in contrast to the 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated petrol engine. The petrol engine is capable of producing a maximum of 98 PS of power and 127 Nm of peak torque output. This engine powers the front wheels via a CVT gearbox.
One of the two electric motors on offer will drive the front wheels of the City Hybrid via a unique single-speed gearbox and the other motor will act as an integrated starter generator. The electric motor driven by the front wheels is good enough to pump 109 PS power output and 253 Nm of torque.
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This complete powertrain can be operated in three different drive modes – petrol mode only, petrol-electric hybrid mode and electric-only mode. In the petrol-only mode, only the 1.5-liter petrol engine will act as the powerhouse, while in the electric-only mode, the power will come from a combination of batteries and motors, which will give the car a limited range.
In petrol-electric hybrid mode, the petrol engine will act as a generator and charge the battery, which will eventually send power to the electric motor. The City Hybrid will return the maximum possible fuel efficiency in this drive mode, which is claimed 27.8km in the Thailand-spec model. If reports are to be believed, the India-specific Honda City Hybrid will not differ from the Thailand-spec version of the car.
City Hybrid will get many new features
In addition to this unique hybrid powertrain, the Honda City Hybrid will have a black-out highlight on the outside and a full-black cabin on the inside. The comfort and convenience features of the City Hybrid will be retained from the current top-spec ZX variant of the City. The India-spec version may also have the ADAS features available in the Thailand-spec version, which includes features such as adaptive cruise control, lane exit warning system with lane exit warning, collision mitigation braking, automatic high beam and lane-keep assistance.
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