Honda City Hybrid may launch in India this year; Check feature details
Honda City hybrid is expected to launch in the Indian market later this year or sometime next year. Honda unveiled the new City Hybrid in the Malaysian market back in August 2020.
However, the company has not made any official announcement on the timeline for the India launch of the hybrid-spec City yet.
Honda is said to launch the mid-life facelift for the Amaze compact sedan with minor updates early next month and it is speculated that the company could next launch the City hybrid.
The Honda City hybrid is equipped with the latest i-MMD technology used in the CR-V hybrid.
The new City Hybrid will have a 1.5-litre four-cylinder naturally-aspirated petrol engine works in tandem with two electric motors. The gasoline mill kicks out 98 horsepower and 127 Nm of peak torque.
One electric motor will be coupled to the petrol engine and work as ISG (Integrated Starter Generator) while the other one will deliver power to the front wheels through a single, fixed-gear ratio gearbox. Its power and torque output stand at 108bhp and 253Nm respectively.
The hybrid system offers three different drive types: first with the electric motor, second with the ICE engine alone and third the hybrid function helping in boosting the fuel efficiency further. On the outside, the e:HEV is differentiated with a unique badge.
The new Honda City hybrid is expected carry tag around Rs 15 lakh to Rs 18 lakh.