The Honda City Hybrid is expected to launch in India on April 14, 2022 and has a mileage of over 26 kmpl.
Honda Cars India will host the local premiere of Hybridized City Midsize Sedan on April 14. It will be based on the sedan’s top-spec ‘ZX’ trim, as revealed by the teaser. The Honda City e: HEV will be the first of its kind in the segment because its competitors are only available with naturally aspiring and turbocharged engines without any powerful hybrid technology.
The 2022 Honda City Hybrid is already on sale in the international market and is powered by a 1.5-liter four-cylinder Atkinson bicycle equipped with a naturally aspirated petrol engine and a concert-powered dual electric motor. One motor acts as a propulsion motor, the other as an electric generator because the system is tuned in such a way that the engine operates at a maximum efficiency of about 2,000 rpm.
This is to reduce fuel consumption when working conditions are at high rpm levels. For higher efficiency, the Japanese manufacturer does not use a transmission with Citi E: HEV because single straight gears have been added for high speed driving. The two e-motors are connected to the engine because the combo generates electricity and saves energy in a rear-mounted battery pack.
The regular 1.5-liter petrol engine is 98 PS / 127 Nm and the electric motor is 109 PS. Although combined power output has not been officially released, Honda says that combined torque is generated at 253 Nm. There are three different drive modes: a petrol-only mode, an electric-only mode and a petrol / electric hybrid mode. It also boasts of brake energy regeneration technology.
Also, Honda may offer ADAS based features like Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning, Collision Mitigation Braking, Automatic High Beam, Adaptive Cruise Control etc. These safety features can also be added to the standard Honda City.
In terms of exterior design, the Honda City e: HEV will be much the same as the standard version, but there will be some differences here and there. The teaser features a sporty tailgate-mounted spoiler, with a piano black highlight in the taillights. We hope the chrome highlights on the front grille will also be replaced by piano black elements.