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New Honda City e: HEV hybrid unveiled; to be launched in India in May 2022

– A 1.5-liter NA Atkinson cycle petrol engine powers the Honda City hybrid.

– Reservations for the updated version are now available.

Honda Cars India has shown the City e:HEV ahead of its launch in the nation, which is slated to take place in the coming weeks. The new version is presently accepting reservations, with the debut set for early next month.

Honda City e:HEV 2022: 1.5-liter Petrol engine with full hybrid technology

A 1.5-liter NA Atkinson cycle petrol engine and two electric motors power the Honda City hybrid in 2022. The overall power output is 108bhp and torque is 253Nm. The only transmission option will be an e-CVT with shift-by-wire technology.

Honda has fitted the new City with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder Atkinson Cycle engine coupled to two electric motors. The first electric motor serves as a generator, while the second serves as a propulsion motor. The midsize sedan’s engine has been tuned to work at a maximal efficiency of roughly 2,000rpm, in addition to having a battery pack in the trunk.

The City Hybrid, according to Honda, would have a stated fuel efficiency of 26.5 kpl, making it the most fuel-efficient car in its class. The City e:1.5-litre HEV’s engine produces 98 horsepower without electrical aid and 109 horsepower with it. The engine and electric motors together produce a maximum combined torque output of 253Nm, according to Honda. The City e:HEV is a robust hybrid thanks to its setup, which allows it to run on electric power alone in short bursts in start/stop situations.

The new City Hybrid comes with a three-year/unlimited-kilometer warranty as well as an eight-year warranty on the lithium-ion battery as standard. Customers will also be able to upgrade their warranty to a 5-year/unlimited km or a 10-year/120,000km plan.

Honda Sensing technology will be available on the Honda City e:HEV in 2022.

As we recently noted, the new City Hybrid follows in the footsteps of other manufacturers and has ADAS as well as adaptive cruise control. The kit, dubbed the Honda Sensing suite, includes lane-keeping assist and automatic emergency braking. These safety devices will improve the safety of both drivers and pedestrians.

Honda City e:HEV characteristics and design for 2022

The 2017 Honda City hybrid’s appearance features new blue-line Honda emblems, e:HEV badging on the tailgate, new fog light garnish, new rear bumper diffuser design, and a boot lid spoiler, among other changes.

The City hybrid gets an updated 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, an eight-speaker premium sound system, ambient lighting, an electric sunroof, and an updated version of Honda Connect with Amazon Echo, Google Assistant, and smartwatch (iOS and Android) integration on the inside.

Six airbags, a Honda lane-watch, a multi-angle rearview camera, a tire pressure monitoring system (TMPS), vehicle stability aid, hill-start assist, and ISOFIX-compatible rear seats are all standard features on the new City hybrid.

The new Honda City e:HEV will include a dual-tone interior theme, gloss dark wood garnish for the instrument panel, an electric parking brake with auto-hold function, all four disc brakes, and AVAS as standard equipment. The brand’s distinctive Sensing Suite will also be available, with more information available here.

A fog light garnish, a new mesh-type upper grille, new 16-inch alloy wheels, a rear bumper diffuser, a body-colored trunk lip spoiler, and an e:HEV emblem on the boot lid are among the outward design changes on the new Honda City hybrid variant.

Honda City e:HEV 2022: Launch Date, Competitors

The car has class-leading hybrid technology as well as active safety measures not found in any of its competitors. When the City hybrid goes on sale in early May, expect it to be slightly more expensive than its competitors.

The City Hybrid will compete against the Volkswagen Virtus and Skoda Slavia 1.5 TSI models due to their higher price. On the other hand, the standard City sedan competes with the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz and the Hyundai Verna.

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