After many years of speculation, Honda has finally launched the City Hybrid in India. Officially called CT E: HIV, the car will be the most expensive variant of the line-up. Honda is accepting bookings for the new City Hybrid with a payment of Rs 21,000 from today The price announcement will happen next month.
What’s new in Honda City Hybrid?
The brand new Honda City Hybrid looks just like the standard version. Although Honda City was expected to bring the RS variant, only the standard model will be on the market at the moment.
The Honda City Hybrid is available in two variants V and ZX. But the top-end ZX Trim will offer a longer list of features than the standard version of the mid-size sedan.
Although the City Hybrid gets standard LED headlamps, there are additional features. The new City Hybrid Honda comes with sensing technology, another term for the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). The system offers features like Collision Mitigation Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Road Departure Mitigation and Auto High Beam Assist and many more. The CT Hybrid also gets four disc brakes. Other features like lane-view camera are also available with the model.
The new City Hybrid features an automatic brake hold, dual-tone 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheel and more. The cabin has an ivory and black theme with glossy dark wood garnish on the dashboard. The instrument cluster also displays data from new and hybrid systems.
What is the power of the new Honda City Hybrid?
The new Honda City Hybrid has got a new i-MMD engine. It gets a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces a maximum of 98 PS of power and a maximum torque of 127 Nm. Two electric motors are also available in the hybrid system. One of them drives the front wheel of the car and generates a maximum of 109 PS of power. The torque output of electric motors and petrol engines is 253 Nm. Other electric motors mainly act as a power generator.
The car together produces a maximum of 126 PS of power. The Honda City Hybrid has no conventional transmission. The Honda City delivers a maximum fuel efficiency of 26.5 km / l while it can reach a maximum speed of 176 km / h.
Honda claims that the new City Hybrid produces a maximum of 74 percent more torque than the standard petrol city. Also, it offers 40% more fuel efficiency than the standard petrol version.
Honda City has three modes. It can run on pure electricity, pure petrol and hybrid models.
The new Honda City carries a battery pack that is located on the back of the car. This reduces boot space and leaves no room for extra tires. With the extra battery pack, the Honda City Hybrid is now 110 kg heavier than the standard version.