Honda City e:HEV Hybrid unveiled with mileage of 26.5 kmpl
Honda City e:HEV Hybrid was officially unveiled for the Indian car market in India on Thursday. The Honda City Hybrid is now the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan in the country with a stated mileage of 26.5 kms per litre of petrol. While the Honda City rivals the likes of Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and Skoda Slavia, the City Hybrid has no direct rival as the technology isn't available in any of the competing models in the segment.
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The Honda City Hybrid is the first mass-market ‘authentic’ hybrid on offer in India. While Ciaz has offered a mild hybrid on its petrol motor in the past for a slight bump up in mileage, the City Hybrid is the hybrid in its true sense. Bookings for the Honda City Hybrid have been opened as well.
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Honda City Hybrid mileage
The City Hybrid from Honda has a stated mileage of 26.5 kmpl which makes it the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan in the country at present.
Honda City Hybrid drive modes
The City Hybrid gets a multi-mode drive powertrain. This includes EV Drive Mode, Hybrid Drive Mode and Engine Drive Mode.
|Honda City Hybrid Drive Modes|
|EV||Driven exclusively by motor using battery for silent and zero emission drive|
|Hybrid||Electric motors powe the wheels with the petrol engine acting as an electrical generator|
|Engine||Engine runs at high fuel efficieny to directly drive the wheels|
Honda City Hybrid technology
The Honda City e:HEV Hybrid has two motors which are paired with its 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine. There is 117 bhp and 250 Nm of torque for the taking. The sedan makes use of electrical energy generated through braking and self-charges the Lithium-ion battery pack without the need to manually charge the battery.
The driver can also opt for three distinct levels of deceleration without having to press the brake pedal.
Honda City Hybrid safety highlights
The City Hybrid offers several safety highlights courtesy Honda Sensing technology, a first for any Honda car in the country. This includes Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation, Auto High Beam, Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keep Assist. There is also the more conventional safety features like disc brakes on all four wheels, Hill Hold Assist, Parking Hold, Lane Watch Camera, Multi Angle rear view camera, ABS with EBD, six airbags etc.
Honda City Hybrid exterior design highlights
The Honda City Hybrid is largely similar to look at to the fifth-generation City launched earlier. However, distinct elements in the form of signature Blue H-marklogo in front and rear, new claw-type fog light garnish, an e:HEV emblem on the rear, new Black painted diamond-cut alloy wheels, new trunk lip spoiler and new rear bumper diffuser with carbon finish do combine to amply signal the hybrid credentials.
Honda City Hybrid cabin highlights:
There is a new two-tone Ivory and Black colour theme inside the City Hybrid which makes use of an eight-inch infotainment system with Honda Connect and smartwatch integration. There are eight speakers all around the cabin of the car.
The other highlights here include leather upholstery, one-touch electric sunroof, LED interior room lamps and ambient lighting.