Honda City hybrid launch, price announcement on May 4, 2022

    The hybrid premium midsize sedan will compete with the Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia in our market.

    Published On Apr 28, 2022 12:15:00 PM

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    Honda City hybrid launch, price announcement on May 4, 2022
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    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.
    Honda City (5th gen)
    Honda City (5th gen)

    ₹ 12,74,434 * on road price (New Delhi)

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