Honda City e:HEV launched at Rs 19.49 lakh

    Honda City e:HEV hybrid has been introduced in a single top-spec ZX variant. Deliveries are set to begin immediately.

    Published On May 04, 2022 12:13:00 PM


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    Honda has finally announced pricing for the much-awaited City e:HEV hybrid in a single, fully-loaded ZX trim. Priced at Rs 19,49,900 (ex-showroom, Delhi), bookings for the hybrid midsize sedan are already underway and deliveries are expected to begin anytime now.

    In comparison, the standard City ZX CVT is priced at Rs 15.03 lakh (ex-showroom). 

    • Honda City e:HEV is only offered in top-spec ZX variant
    • Uses a 126hp, 1.5-litre petrol hybrid engine
    • Comes equipped with segment-leading active safety tech

    2022 Honda City e:HEV: delivers 26.5kpl

    The City e:HEV hybrid gets a unique Atkinson Cycle 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine that’s been mated to two electric motors. With the first motor acting as an electric generator and the other as means of propulsion, the City e:HEV sports a claimed fuel economy figure of 26.5kpl and 1,000km of range. The standard petrol-powered City ZX CVT delivers a claimed 18.4kpl. 

    With the powertrain mated to an eCVT transmission and a battery pack in the boot, the City hybrid sedan prioritises electric-only mode in start/stop conditions. Overall, the engine operates at a peak efficiency of 2,000rpm, and produces 126hp of power and 253Nm of torque.

    2022 Honda City e:HEV: loaded with safety features

    Apart from the tech-laden hybrid powerplant, Honda is also offering segment-first active safety features such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and autonomous emergency braking. All of this has been bundled in the Honda Sensing Suite. Additionally, the City e:HEV hybrid gets six airbags, ORVM-mounted lane-watch cameras, multi-angle rear-view camera, a tyre pressure monitoring system (TMPS), vehicle stability assist, hill-start assist and ISOFIX-compatible rear seats. 

    2022 Honda City e:HEV: design and features

    With styling that matches the current fifth-generation City, the hybrid variant has some differentiating cosmetic elements that help it stand out. These include the blue outline on the Honda logos, a tailgate-mounted e:HEV badge, new fog light garnishes, an updated diffuser design on the rear bumper and a boot lid spoiler.

    The interior cabin layout on the City e:HEV remains the same, apart from an updated 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity. In addition, the hybrid sedan also gets ambient lighting, electric sunroof and an updated version of Honda Connect with Amazon Echo, Google assistant and smartwatch (iOS and Android) integration.

    2022 Honda City e:HEV: rivals

    The City hybrid will compete against the top-spec versions of the Volkswagen Virtus, Skoda Slavia, Hyundai Verna and the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz in our market.  

    What do you think about the new Honda City hybrid's pricing? Do let us know in the comments section. 

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    praveen daniel - 573 days ago

    111/18.4 = Rs.6/km, 111/26.5 = Rs.4/km (Approx.). If we take Rs.2 saving for every km, we need to drive 2.25 Lakh Km to recover the excess Rs.4,50,000. So definitely not an economical choice. Instead of this they should have brought the Civic Hybrid under 2500 homologation scheme.

    Vik - 572 days ago

    Not really. ARAI figures only give you half the picture. Hybrid electric cars excel in stop-go city traffic. 111/12 = 9.25 km/l, 111/25 = 4.44 km/l. So, the saving is more like Rs. 4.5, which takes 100,000 km to break even. It’s still a lot. Let’s hope that prices come down due to more localization. On the plus side, for the extra cash, you’re also getting a car which is faster and quieter is most driving conditions, especially in urban driving.

    Dhruv Chanchal - 573 days ago

    20L+ ex-showroom is too high. Ultimately you'll need to fill it with petrol even if the mileage is 25kmpl. If efficiency is your thing, Tata Nexon is much cheaper and more pocket friendly. Interestingly, Honda would have impressed everyone had this been efficient as well as high performance at the same price. Hyundai tried with i10 nios turbo and i20 Nline to crack the performance game but VW Polo was always better. Honda, however, knows the performance game...It would have been epic if City came in the same price with this hybrid tech efficiency and the great OG V-tec...Like a Type-R Honda City for India...

    Amit Saxena - 573 days ago

    This is going to fail. Anything more than 18 Lacs (Ex:showroom) is not going to work. Good Luck Honda.

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