On April 14, 2022, Honda will reveal the India-spec City Hybrid. Honda’s City Hybrid will be the company’s first mainstream hybrid car. It will be one of the few authentic hybrid cars produced in India when it launches. Honda Sensing technology is expected to be available as well. It is a collection of active safety technologies developed by the Japanese automaker. The fifth-generation City Hybrid is expected to be India’s most affordable self-charging strong hybrid.

Honda City has been the segment leader for a long time now. But it is now challenged by the new entries Skoda Slavia and Volkswagen Virtus along with the Hyundai Verna.

2022 Honda City Hybrid Powertrain

A 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder petrol engine coupled with hybrid technology will power the automobile. Together, it produces 109 hp and 253 Nm of torque. A dual-clutch automatic gearbox with shift-by-wire technology will be coupled to this hybrid system. It uses Honda’s i-MMD hybrid technology that integrates 2 electric motors & an internal combustion engine. One motor works as an integrated starter generator (ISG). The other uses a fixed ratio transmission to drive the front wheels.

2022 Honda City HybridThe car operates in EV mode in situations when a petrol engine would be inefficient such as stop-and-go traffic in a metropolis. When the car reaches highways or accelerates, the system switches to a hybrid or pure petrol mode automatically.

2022 Honda City Hybrid Design

City hybrid is likely to use the same exterior design as City currently sold in India. The Honda City Hybrid is available with sportier front & rear bumpers. The Honda City Hybrid will include LED fog lamps, 16-inch alloy wheels, and LED headlamps. The front grille and exterior rearview mirrors will be gloss black. 

2022 Honda City Hybrid Interior & Features 

The cabin will most likely be similar to the ICE-powered City on the inside. The cabin will be decked in a black colour scheme as well. It will have salient features such as ambient lighting, and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Amazon Alexa remote control. Music lovers will enjoy the 8-speaker surround system that comes with the infotainment system. 

Safety

The India-spec City should include a low-speed sound alert to notify pedestrians, automated parking gear selection, reversing sound alert, vehicle stability aid, hill start assistance, multiple airbags, and a lot more. There will also be rear disc brakes and an automatic parking brake. This will be an EV mode, as well as a hybrid mode that utilizes powertrains and an ICE-only mode. A regen function will assist in charging the hybrid system. 

The City Hybrid expected to it the market in May 2022, will possibly come in a single fully-loaded variant. The petrol models of the City range in price from Rs 11.23 lacs to 14.98 lacs.

FAQs

1. What is the expected launch date of the Honda City Hybrid?

Honda is likely to unveil the City Hybrid on 14 April 2022. The expected launch date will be May 2022 in India.

2. How many engine cylinders does the Honda City Hybrid have?

The Honda City Hybrid employs a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder petrol engine coupled with hybrid technology.

3. What do people expect from the 2022 Honda City Hybrid?

The Honda City Hybrid has a hybrid system so its fuel efficiency would be more than the regular City. The fuel efficiency should be approx 17 kmpl. But the Honda City Hybrid will have a fuel efficiency figure of 18.4 kmpl.

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