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Honda City hybrid unveiled - What you need to know!

01:15 PM Apr 14, 2022 IST | Swaraj Acharekar
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Honda hasn’t been actively launching many new products in India. The last from Honda was the facelifted Amaze. Honda is currently sustaining from the sales of the City and Amaze. But with the rising competition from cars like the Slavia and the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus, Honda had to do something to protect its sales. It has done exactly that by launching the City Hybrid in India. In today’s article, we will discuss the unveiled Honda City Hybrid.

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Design

Honda City Hybrid unveiled

The City Hybrid is based on the 5th-generation City. Design-wise, it doesn’t get any major changes over the ICE-powered City. However, it does get some subtle design changes like e:HEV identity, front grille, fog light garnish, rear diffuser and trunk spoiler. These elements will give the City Hybrid a unique identity when compared to the regular City.

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Honda City Hybrid unveiled – Specifications

Honda City Hybrid unveiled

The City hybrid comes with a 1.5-litre Atkison Cycle DOHC i-VTEC engine. The City Hybrid comes with Honda’s e:HEV system. It comes with two motors where one works as the integrated starter, while the second motor will drive the wheels. It will include three drive modes- EV, hybrid and engine. The hybrid setup in totality makes 124bhp & 253Nm of torque. It gets a claimed fuel efficiency of 26.5 kmpl.

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Features

Honda City Hybrid unveiled

The biggest feature added to the City Hybrid is the Honda Safety Sense. Safety Sense is Honda’s name for Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). The Safety Sense gets features like a collision mitigation braking system (CMBS), road departure mitigation, lane keep assist system, adaptive cruise control and auto high beam. Other features included in the City Hybrid are TPMS, an 8.0-inch infotainment system, an eight-speaker sound system, an electronic parking brake with auto hold and an electric sunroof.

Honda City Hybrid unveiled – Pricing

Honda City Hybrid unveiled

Honda has not announced the pricing of the City Hybrid. It will be doing the price unveiling & launch in May 2022. For now, it has opened the pre-bookings for the City Hybrid. We expect the City hybrid to be priced somewhere between the Rs 18 to 20 lakh price range (on-road).

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