The Honda City hybrid will go on sale on May 4, and we expect it to be priced between Rs 22 lakh-25 lakh (ex-showroom, India).
- City e:HEV will be sold in a single flagship ZX variant
- Will be the only model in its segment with a full hybrid powertrain
- Deliveries to begin by mid-May 2022
Honda City e:HEV: what do we know so far?
Based on the fifth generation City, the e:HEV will only have a single ZX variant with minimal cosmetic changes. Other interesting details include the blue outline on the Honda logo, the tailgate-mounted e:HEV badge, new fog light garnishes, updated diffuser design on the rear bumper and a boot lid spoiler.
The midsize sedan will also be offered with active safety tech under its Honda Sensing Suite – adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and autonomous emergency braking. It will also get six airbags, an updated 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a tyre pressure monitoring system (TMPS), ambient lighting, electric sunroof, connected car tech with Amazon Echo, Google assistant and smartwatch (iOS and Android) integration.
Honda City e:HEV: powertrain
The full-hybrid City e:HEV is powered by an Atkinson Cycle 126hp, 253Nm, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine that’s mated to two electric motors. The first motor acts as a generator, while the other is for propulsion.
The City e:HEV, which focuses on efficiency, has a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 26.5kpl as it prioritises electric-only mode in start/stop traffic conditions. The strong hybrid powertrain will be mated to an eCVT transmission and gets a battery pack that’s placed in the boot.
Honda City e: HEV: bookings and delivery
Bookings are underway in full swing for the City hybrid and deliveries are expected to begin by mid-May 2022.