Honda will launch the City Hybrid today. The amount of booking has been fixed. 21,000 This will be the first hybrid sedan in our country. We already know that the City Hybrid will be offered in two variants. There will be V and ZX. Now, some details of the upcoming hybrid sedan have been leaked. The following information has been leaked through a sales team document.
The offer will have three driving modes. There are hybrid mode, EV mode and engine mode. The battery will be able to charge through brake regeneration and the engine will also charge the battery. The engine will be a 1.5-liter, four-cylinder, naturally aspirated petrol engine. It produces 97 bhp of maximum power and 127 Nm of peak torque.
Then there are two electric motors, one of which is an integrated starter generator, also known as ISG, which is integrated with a petrol engine. Then there is the second electric motor that drives the front wheels and produces a maximum power of 108 bhp. Total torque output stands at 253 Nm. However, we cannot add both power outputs. However, the document states that it will have 74 percent more torque and 40 percent more fuel efficiency than the regular City.
An electronic parking brake and four disc brakes will be on offer. Honda will also offer smart watch connectivity through integrated car technology. It will come with Alexa Remote Capability and Google Voice Assistant. Also, there is a lanewatch camera that shows what is coming from behind through the camera feed.
Honda is also offering LED headlamps that are expected to be similar to the regular City. Honda City is also offering their Honda Sensing Tech along with Hybrid. These include collision mitigation braking, adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, road departure mitigation and auto high beam assist.
Honda also offers a warranty on the battery but does not specify the duration in the document. The battery will be placed in the boot space which means the boot space will take a significant hit. The regular boot space of the City is 506 liters whereas the boot space of the City Hybrid is 410 liters. This boot space is without extra wheels, if Honda decides to give an extra wheel, the boot space will be more. Also, due to the extra battery, the weight of the CT Hybrid has increased by 110 kg.
The document reveals an automatic brake hold system, two-tone 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, a different front grille with mesh design, a trunk spoiler and a rear bumper diffuser. The interior is now finished with ivory and black themes, with glossy dark wood garnish on the instrument panel and the instrument cluster will be modified to show hybrid information.
The City Hybrid is expected to be priced in rupees. 18 lakh from ex-showroom Rs. 20 lakh ex-showroom. It is quite a bit more expensive than regular City. However, you will find a hybrid car that will offer better fuel efficiency than other medium-sized sedans.