In a small attempt to revive its fortunes in India, Honda City is trying to enter a special segment by introducing hybrid variants of sedans. The Honda City Hybrid is expected to be the next launch of the Japanese carmaker in India, and this YouTube video shows what the car will look like when it arrives in India. In a YouTube video by Gagan ChowdhuryWe can see the Honda City Hybrid walking outwards and what it will look like inside.
The Honda City Hybrid is expected to come in exclusive ‘RS’ trim in India. To sit on top of the top-spec ZX variant, this new version has a few extra highlights on the front, such as a black-out grille component with an RS badge in place of the chrome slab, bee inserts for the front grille, modified fog lamp housing. And the smoked effect for all-LED headlamps. On the back, too, the Honda City Hybrid gets an RS badge and extra bits like a slim-looking spoiler on the boot lid, and an incorrect carbon fiber diffuser under the rear bumper.
Gets a luxurious cabin as well
Go inside the cabin, and you’ll find that the Honda City Hybrid has an all-black cabin with contrasting silver touches, where the current City trim on sale has a dual-tone black and beige cabin layout with piano black and faux wood finish. India. As part of the RS trim package, the car’s steering wheels and seats will come with contrast red stitching.
There are a few more extra bits that make the Honda City Hybrid feel even more special. The car is expected to come with a range of autonomous driving assistance features. As part of this package, the car will come with a camera and steering wheel at the top of the front windscreen and a few new switches on the dashboard. In addition to these features, the Honda City Hybrid will retain all the comfort, convenience and safety features of the top-spec City ZX variant.
The real magic of the Honda City Hybrid lies beneath its hood, as the car brings a distinct powertrain unique to its segment. Powering the Honda City Hybrid is a combination of an electric motor with a 1.5-liter naturally-desired four-cylinder petrol engine, an Atkinson bicycle and a battery setup.
When the engine produces 98 PS of power and 127 Nm of torque, the electric motor produces 108 PS of power and 253 Nm of torque. To be available with the CVT as standard, the Honda City Hybrid promises 26.5 kmpl of fuel economy statistics. The Honda City Hybrid is expected to be priced between Rs 17-18 lakh in India.