Honda City, a favourite of sedan lovers in India, is coming soon in a hybrid avatar and bookings for the Honda City Hybrid have already started in India ahead of the launch. Some dealerships have started booking it. Being a fuel efficient car, it will give tough competition to its rivals in the mid-sized sedan space. The Honda City Hybrid has now become the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan in the country, delivering a mileage of 26.5 kmpl in 1 litre of petrol. The Honda City Hybrid will compete with the Skoda Slavia and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz. The Honda City Hybrid was to be launched in February this year. But due to the Kovid-19 epidemic, it will now be launched in May.
Equipped with i-MMD Hybrid Technology
The Honda City Hybrid will be offered with 2 trim levels namely V and ZX. The sedan will also be powered by a 0.734kWh lithium-ion battery, which will power the car from a petrol engine, which will improve the car’s mileage. This luxury sedan will be offered with Honda’s i-MMD hybrid technology. The petrol engine of this Honda City Hybrid car will generate 98bhp power and 127Nm torque. At the same time, it’s the electric motor will act as an Integrated Starter Generator (ISG) and it will be able to generate power of 109bhp and torque of 253Nm.
Strong Security Features
Safety features like cruise control and other ADAS can be seen in the Honda City Hybrid. Honda has named this suit Honda Sensing. Features like Road Departure Mitigation, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Auto High Beam, and Lane Keep Assist have been provided in the new City Hybrid. Along with this, safety features like hill hold assist, vehicle stability control, disc brakes on all four wheels, multi-angle six airbags, lane watch camera, rearview camera, parking hold, and ABS with EBD are also included.
Honda City Hybrid Exterior
The Honda City Hybrid gets full LED headlamps with nine array inline shells with integrated LED DRLs and L-shaped turn indicators. Additionally, the bumper gets a new claw-type fog lamp garnish. The Honda City hybrid car is powered by a set of 16-inch dual-tone black painted diamond-cut alloy wheels. Apart from this, it also gets Z-shaped 3D wraparound LED taillamps at the rear, a new trunk lip spoiler and a new rear bumper diffuser with a carbon finish.
Honda City Hybrid Interior
The hybrid version gets two-tone ivory and black interior theme along with contemporary seats wrapped in premium leather upholstery, an electric parking brake with auto brake hold and a new centre console with a utility tray. An 8-speaker system has been given in the cabin of the car. It gets an 8.0-inch infotainment system with smartphone connectivity, the latest Honda Connect app with Amazon Echo, a smart key system, and Google Assistant, which supports smartwatches with voice command functions on select smartwatch models. The driver display is fully digital and also has an auto-lock function and is highlighted by a seven-inch full HD colour TFT meter that displays information about power flow and Honda Sensing technology.
City E: HEV comes with a standard warranty of three years or unlimited kilometres. In addition, customers can opt for an extended warranty of up to five years and a warranty of up to 10 years from the date of purchase of the car. The warranty available on the Lithium-Ion battery will be eight years or 1,60,000 km (whichever is earlier) from the date of purchase of the car.
The Honda City Hybrid version will be available in five colour options – Radiant Red Metallic, Meteoroid Gray Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic and Golden Brown Metallic.
These cars will compete
The Honda City Hybrid will compete with the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Hyundai Verna and the Skoda Slavia. However, the City Hybrid has no direct rival as it is the first car in the segment to be equipped with this technology.
Honda City Hybrid Price
Honda City Hybrid price in India starts from Rs 18 Lakhs