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.
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