The Honda City Hybrid or City e:HEV is Honda’s newest offering for the Indian market. This will be the first mass-market hybrid sedan available in the United States. The City e:HEV is set to launch in the first half of next month. The new sedan is now being manufactured at Honda’s Rajasthan plant.
There will be two versions of the City. V and ZX will be present. The feature list for the V version will be comparable to that of the standard City, however, the ZX variant will include a lot of equipment not seen in the ordinary City.
Honda City Hybrid ADAS System
The Honda City Hybrid gets ADAS, or Advanced Driver Assistance System, which the company refers to the vehicle as “Honda Sensing Technology.” Adaptive Cruise Control, Auto High Beam Assist, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Front Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning System, and Lane Keep Assist are among the features included in the system.
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LaneWatch Camera, Hill Start Assist, Emergency Stop Signal, up to 6 airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts, Vehicle Stability Control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, and much more will be available on the City e:HEV. The City Hybrid will also include 37 connected car capabilities and smartwatch compatibility.
Honda City Hybrid Powertrain
The powertrain is the most significant change. It’s still a 1.5-liter four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine, but it’s now equipped with an Atkinson cycle. It has a maximum power output of 97 bhp and a peak torque output of 127 Nm. There are two electric motors after that. The first, also known as ISG, serves as an integrated starter motor. The engine and the electric motor are combined. The second electric motor is responsible for driving the front wheels. The max torque production is 253 Nm, while the combined power output is 126 PS. The engine is linked to an electronic continuously variable gearbox (e-CVT).
The additional battery pack has been installed in the boot space, resulvting in a smaller boot space for the City Hybrid than the normal City. As a result, it will be 110 kg heavier. Honda has fitted rear disc brakes to improve stopping force.
The City e:HEV has also undergone some cosmetic alterations. The front grille, blue surround around the Honda emblem, fog lamp surrounds, rear diffuser, trunk-lip spoiler, and diamond-cut alloy wheels are all new.
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