The 7th generation Honda City sedan was launched in Indian market back in July last year and is currently the bestselling car in its segment by a considerable lead ahead of its rivals. Now according to reports, India will get the hybrid version of latest City towards the end of this year. The City hybrid dubbed as e:HEV has already been introduced in Thailand and Malaysia and is destined to reach other parts of the world.
The City e:HEV gets Honda’s latest Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) hybrid system making use of 107hp /253 Nm electric motor that drives the wheels. It is assisted by a 1.5 liter DOHC i-VTEC engine that develops 98 hp and 127 Nm with an integrated electric motor acting as a generator and a starter.
There is an additional list of equipment offered with the City e:HEV such as steering wheel paddles to adjust the amount of regenerative braking, 7-inch instrument cluster display, an electronic parking brake and rear air-conditioning vents. Plus it also gets Honda Sensing suite of active safety features, including autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane centering assist, lane keeping assist, automatic high beam and LaneWatch blind spot camera.
Standard features includes LED headlights, fog lights and taillights, keyless entry with remote engine start and walk-away automatic locking, push-button start, single-zone automatic climate control, 8-inch infotainment touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, 8 speakers and reversing camera whereas the safety equipment consist of 6 airbags, ABS with EBD and BA & electronic stability control.
Honda City e:HEV RS in Thailand
According to Indian motoring media, the new Honda City e:HEV hybrid in India will be priced from INR 15.0 lac (PKR 32.8 lac), although official announcement regarding price and launch timeline is yet to be made by the company.
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