Honda Cars India will add a new Citi E: HIV hybrid to its lineup tomorrow. The brand new car will run on future hybrid technology which will make it the most fuel-efficient sedan in the Indian market. A report from before the official price announcement tomorrow Rushlen Gives all the details of the vehicle.
According to leaked documents accessed by Rushlane, the new Honda City Hybrid will be available in two trims – V and ZX. The top-spec ZS trim will be packed with high-end features, including the Advanced Driver Assistance System or ADAS. Honda City will be the first Honda car and the country’s first mass-segment sedan offered by ADAS.
Honda City coming to India will be like the spec of Thailand. ADAS will offer a long list of features, including features like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system with lane departure warning, collision mitigation braking, automatic high beam and lane-keep assist.
Honda City E: HEV Hybrid
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.
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.
The new Honda City will offer fuel efficiency of about 30 km / l, which is much higher than the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz automatic, which returns a speed of about 20 km / l. Hybrid and high fuel efficiency will attract many buyers.
City hybrids will not be cheap
The brand new Honda City Hybrid will offer technology that no other car in the segment offers. We can easily see the Honda City which costs around 18-20 lakh rupees. But it won’t be a problem because competitors like Skoda Slavia and even the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus will fall into the same price range.