What is a Hybrid car? How does Honda City Hybrid eHEV car work? How is the exterior design of the car? How does the interior look? What are the safety features in the car? What are the futuristic features in the car? Let’s take a look.

Honda City Hybrid:

As most people cannot yet rely on all Electric cars, Hybrid cars must be the safest choice at the present. The transition from ICE cars to Electric cars properly will surely take a certain amount of time but for those who are not ready to compromise time and schedule yet have goodwill to answer theenvironment issues can take hybrids as a choice as of now. With a good hybrid You can go electric most of the times yet will not have to suffer from Range Anxiety. Honda has launched their cutting edge hybrid car e:HEV in India

Honda City eHEV:

Honda City eHEV,realistic and futuristic

Honda City e: HEV is one of the most fuel efficient mid sized sedan available in India for now. It is claimed to give a mileage of 26.5 kmph with petrol. The car has a fuel tank of 40 litres. This is a petrol+ electric hybrid car with Electric Regenerative Braking combined with Hydraulic Braking and self-charging Lithium-ion battery pack of 172.8 V (not externally chargeable). The 5 seater Hybrid sedan is available in a single variant named Honda City eHEV ZX. The car has 3 driving modes, EV driving mode, Engine driving mode and Auto select Hybrid driving mode.

Petrol Electric Combination:

The petrol drives motor of the car as usual

The Honda e:HEV is an intelligent multi mode drive system car i- MMD that can be run just like a petrol car usually. The 1.5 litre four cylinder ICE engine of 1498 cc burns the fuel and powers the motor as usual that produces further power to drive the wheels. The engine generates 93 bhp power and 109 Nm torque and the Traction Motor generates 126 bhp power and 253 Nm torque.

Honda e:HEV can be powered with battery also

Whenever One doesn’t want to drive the car with fossil fuel can opt to the Electric battery pack for giving power to the Traction motor which now powers the wheels to move . The motor also generates energy (electricity) from the energy needed in braking and charges the battery pack. Thus theoretically no energy is lost in between. Though the car has not a powerful battery like a pure Electric Drive yet the battery is efficient enough.

Above the speed level of 120 kmph, however the electric traction motor goes off and automatically shifts the power to the ICE engine.

Honda City eHEV Exterior:

Honda City eHev front look

The front wing face of the new e:HEV has a new grill that is distinct from the regular Honda City. We also see new claw type enclosures for the foglamps.The protruding Honda logo with blue outline at the front and back marks it’s difference as an Electric Hybrid.The chrome bar attached with the logo extends to the headlamps and there is a wide air passage just below the number plate. The headlamp has 9 array inline shell with DRL integrated and the turn indicators have L shapes.There are bumper protectors in front and rear

In the lower rear there are two reflectors set at the widest edge of the car just above the tyres.The rear bumper diffuser is given a cool carbon finish.The trunk lip spoiler looks pretty sporty .

Honda City eHEV back look

The wheels are 16 inch diamond cut alloy wheels as already seen in Honda City. Overall the car looks sporty as well as premium. The overall Length is 14.91 ft (4549 mm), Width is 5.73 ft ( 1748 mm), and Height is 4.88 ft ( 1489 mm).

The only problem felt in the car is it’s ground clearance for Indian roads.With a 2600 mm wheelbase it has ground clearance of only 165 mm. The turning radius is fair 5.3 Mt.

Honda City eHEV Interior:

The interior is eye soothing with two tone

The interior looks classy with two-tone Ivory and Black Interior colour theme. The dashboard has a 8 inch Touchscreen infotainment system with a easy and comfortable 7 inch HD TFT color meter console for the driver. The steering wheel has been armed with multiple operational switches including the drive mode selector. The manual handbrake is replaced with electric parking brake and the space is provided with a utility tray.

The dashboard is convenient and spacious

Due to the adding of battery pack the boot space has been compromised having 306 litre instead of 506 litre only ICE variant Honda City which was inevitable. There are step illumination lights in all the doors.

Honda City e HEV Safety Features:

Six airbags for extra safety

Regarding safety features the car can take every other cars on the road upper hand. With the frame of 980 MPa grade steel and ACE ( Advanced Compatibility Engineering) body structure, Honda has put autonomous technology to make the car very futuristic. It has Six airbags, head restraint for all 5 seats, ELR ( Emergency locking Retractor) seatbelt for all 5 seats and CMBS (Collision Mitigation Braking System) that allows or stops the car automatically in case of emergency and RDM ( Road Departure Mitigation) to provide alert to the driver as well as. LKAS ( Lane Keep Assist System) for steering wheel support in case of lane deviation. This hybrid boasts of having Adaptive Cruise Control to assist acceleration and braking operation to maintain safe distance from preceding car and has Auto high beam to enhance safety.

There is a multi angle rear view camera, tyre pressure monitoring system, Automatic Headlight Control, VSA( vehicle Stability assist) with Electronic Stability and Traction Control and HSA ( hill start assist), Vehicle immobilizer with security alarm, Speed alarm, Brake assist with EBD ( Electronic Brake-force Distribution).Apart from these there are more safety features ( For more details EXPLORE Honda Site) .The Walk away auto lock is the first in segment feature introduced in the car.

Futuristic Features:

With Honda TCU (Telematics Control Units), the car has advanced smartwatch connectivity,Voice Command Support System and works with Alexa or OK Google. There is a steering mounted Voice Recognition Switch with illumination and illumination at cargo space. The car has Automatic climate control system, dual horn and Auto Selectable driving mode with cruise control.

Honda City eHEV Price:

The ex showroom price of Honda City eHEV is about ₹ 19.52 lakh Ex showroom New Delhi.In other areas of the country the cost will be near this amount by and far.

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What is a Hybrid car?

A Hybrid car runs both in Petrol/ diesel and in electric charge in shifts. It is not a pure electric, not a pure Fossil fuelled but in between these two.

In what category of cars Honda eHEV falls?

Honda eHEV falls in the category of Smart Hybrid premium sedan that is more fuel efficient and sustainable than traditional ICE cars.

What are other Hybrid cars available in India?

Suzuki Ertiga, Suzuki Vitara Brezza, Suzuki Nexa Cars ( Ciaz,XL6,and S Cross), MG Hector Plus, Toyota Camry etc are the budget Hybrids available in India. For costly Hybrids there are Lexus NX, Lexus RX, Lexus LS, Porsche Panamera , Volvo XC90, BMW 7 series etc.

What is the cost of Honda eHEV hybrid car?

The Honda City 5 seater eHEV hybrid Costa around ₹19.53 lakh, Avg. Showroom price in India.

How many colours are available for Honda City eHEV?

There are 5 colours available. Platinum White pearl, Lunar Silver metallic, Golden Brown metallic, Meteroid Grey metallic and Radiant Red metallic.

How can I book Honda City eHEV car?

You can Book Honda City from Honda India website by clicking the red button that shows: Book Now

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