Honda City Hybrid eHEV

Honda City Hybrid eHEV

Ex-Showroom Price

₹ 19,49,900
* Delhi. May vary.

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QUICK FACTS & INFORMATION
Car Variant Honda City Hybrid eHEV (New Model)
Availability Status in India Available
Car Type Sedan
Fuel Type Electric
Latest Price in India Honda City Hybrid eHEV price is Rs 19.50 lakh (ex-showroom).
Colour Options Radiant Red Metallic, Platinum White Pearl, Meteoroid Grey Metallic, Golden Brown Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic
Similar Cars Hyundai Verna, Skoda Rapid, Volkswagen Vento, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Skoda Slavia
ARAI Mileage (Certified) 26.5 kmpl
Top Speed New Honda City top speed is around 170-180 kmph.
Official Tagline India's Supreme Electric Hybrid
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Engine cc (Displacement) 1498 cc
Gearbox Type e-CVT with Engine-Linked Clutch
Maximum Power 98 HP @ 5600-6400 rpm
Maximum Torque 127 Nm @ 4500-5000 rpm
Engine Details Petrol - 1498cc, Water-Cooled Inline 4-Cylinder Atkinson Cycle i-VTEC DOHC with VTC, Electric - AC Synchronous (Permanent Magnet)
Number of Cylinders 4
Electric Motor Power 109 HP @ 3500 rpm, Combined Max Power - 126 HP
Electric Motor Torque 253 Nm @ 0-3000 rpm
Eco Assist System Eco Assist System with Ambient Light Meter
No. of Valves 16
Driving Modes EV Drive Mode, Hybrid Drive Mode & Engine Drive Mode (Auto-Select)
Paddle Shift Paddle Shifters Deceleration Selector
Emission Norms BS6-Compliant
Automatic Start/Stop Function
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Overall Length 4549 mm
Overall Width 1748 mm
Overall Height 1489 mm
Wheelbase 2600 mm
Ground Clearance 165 mm
Kerb Weight 1280 kg
Gross Vehicle Weight 1655 kg
Turning Radius 5.3 metres
Front Track 1496 mm
Rear Track 1485 mm
CAPACITY
Seating Capacity 5
Number of Seating Rows 2 Rows
Number of Doors 5 Doors
Boot Space 506 litres
Fuel Tank Capacity 40 litres
BRAKES & SUSPENSION
Front Brakes Disc (Ventilated)
Rear Brakes Disc (Solid)
Brake Energy Regeneration Electric Regenerative Braking System (Through Electric Servo Brake)
Front Suspension McPherson Strut with Coil Spring
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam with Coil Spring
Brakes Collision Mitigating Braking System (CMBS)
Suspension Telescopic Hydraulic Nitrogen Gas-filled
Parking Brakes Electric Parking Brake System (Activating on Rear Wheels)
WHEELS & TYRES
Front Tyre 185/55-R16 87H
Rear Tyre 185/55-R16 87H
Alloy Wheels Dual Tone Black Painted & Diamond-Cut R16 Multi-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Wheels 16x6 J Alloy Wheels
Spare Wheel 15x4 T Steel, T135/80D15 100M (Compact Spare Tyre)
Tubeless Tyres
COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
Smart Trunk Smart Electrical Trunk Lock with Keyless Release
Bottle Holder
Fast Charging Ports
Tilt Steering Wheel
Telescopic Steering Wheel
One Touch Triple Turn Signal One Touch Turn Signal for Lane Change Signaling
Reading Lamp LED
Steering Mounted Controls Audio & Hands-Free Telephone Illuminated Switches, Voice Recognition Switch with Illumination
Steering Mounted Calling Controls
Trunk Room Light
Cabin Filter Dust & Pollen Cabin Filter
Rear AC Vents
Driver Side Storage Shelf Driver Side Coin Pocket with Lid
Centre Console With Cup Holder Floor Console Cupholders & Utility Space with Smartphone Tray
Hands-free Bluetooth
Speed Limit Warning
Vanity mirror Driver & Assistant Sunvisor Vanity Mirrors
Variable Intermittent Wipers Advanced Wipers & Washer with Variable Intermittent Speed
Steering Adjustment (Reach)
Air Conditioner Fully Automatic Climate Control with MAX COOL Mode
Tilt Rear Quarter Windows
Keyless Entry Honda Smart Key System with Keyless Remote
Power Steering Collapsible Electric Power Assisted
Rear Defogger
Engine Start/Stop Button
Cruise Control Adaptive Cruise Control
Anti-Pinch Smart Window
Auto Dimming Inside Rear View Mirror
Power Windows Power Windows Auto-Open/Close Function with Pinch Guard
Accessory Socket Accessory Charging Ports with Lid (Front Console x1 + Rear x2)
Grab Rail Foldable Grab Handles (Soft Closing Motion)
EXTERIOR FEATURES
Electrically Foldable ORVMs
Electrically Adjustable ORVMs
LED Turn Indicators
Shark Fin Antenna
Mud Flaps Front & Rear Mud Guards
Chrome Front Grille Solid Wing Front Chrome Grille with Mesh Upper Grille
Body Coloured Outside Mirrors
B Pillar Black Out Tape
Rear Lip Spoiler Trunk Lip Spoiler (Body Coloured)
Outside Rear-view Mirrors Automatic Folding Door Mirrors (Welcome Function)
Body Advanced Compability Engineering (ACE™) Body Structure
Chrome Door Handles
Full LED Headlamps Full LED Headlamps with 9 LED Array (Inline-Shell) Design
INTERIOR FEATURES
Mood Lighting LED Ambient Light (Center Console Pocket)
Leather Steering/Gear knob
Illumination Control
Outside Air Temperature Display
Child Seat Mounting Provisions ISOFIX Compatible Rear Side Seats with Lower Anchorage & Top Tether
Rear Sunshade
Sunvisor with Ticket Holder
Sunroof One-Touch Electric Sunroof with Slide/Tilt Function and Pinch Guard
Dual Tone Interiors Luxurious Ivory & Black Two-Tone Colour Coordinated Interiors
Blue Interior Illumination
Chrome Inside Door Handles
Day & Night Inside Rear View Mirror
ACTIVE & PASSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
Speed Alert System Speed Alarm Indicator & Reminder
Side & Curtain Airbags
360-Degree View Camera
Impact Sensing Auto Door Unloock System
Automatic Vehicle Hold (AVH) Automatic Brake Hold System
Front Seatbelt Pre-Tensioner Energy Absorbing Front Pretensioner Seatbelts with Load Limiter
Emergency Assistance Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
Head Restraint All 5 Seats Head Restraints
Tyre Pressure Monitoring system
Lane Change Indicator Setting Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS)
Side Impact Beams Auto-High Beam
Airbags 6 Airbags System (Dual Front i-SRS, Front Seats i-Side & Side Curtain)
Hill Start Assist Control
Rear View Camera LaneWatch Camera, Multi-Angle Rear Camera with Guidelines (Normal, Wide, Top-Down Modes)
Front Seat Belts All 5 Seats 3 Point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) Seatbelts
Self Locking Doors Power Central Door Lock w. Driver Master Switch
Seatbelt Reminder Driver & Front Assistant Seatbelt Indicator & Reminder
Parking Sensors Rear Parking Sensor Proximity Display
Dual Horns
BRAKING & TRACTION
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
Traction Control
Brake Assist
LOCKS & SECURITY
Engine Immobilizer Vehicle Immobilizer with Security System Alarm
Anti-theft Alarm
Smart Key
Central Locking
INSTRUMENTATION
Digital Speedometer
Instrument Cluster Advanced Twin-Ring Combimeter
Dials Mood Lighting Click-Feel AC Dials with Temperature Dial Red/Blue Illumination
Digital Fuel Gauge
Average Fuel Consumption
Instantaneous Fuel Consumption
Digital Clock
Average Speed
Door Ajar Warning
Low Fuel Warning
Distance to Empty
Tachometer Digital
Gear Shift Indicator
LIGHTING
Position Lamps
Head Light Automatic Headlight Control (On/Off) with Light Sensor
Front Fog Lights LED Front Fog Lights with Claw-Type Garnish
Lead Me To Vehicle Headlamps
DRLs (Daytime Running Lights) Integrated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) & Position Lamps
Follow Me Home Headlamps
LED Tail light Z-Shaped 3D Wrap-around LED Tail Lamps
Interior Room Lamp LED Front Map Lamps, LED Rear Reading Lamps
ORVM Turn Indicators Integrated LED Side Turn Indicator on Door Mirrors
INFOTAINMENT
Internet Connectivity Features Next Gen Honda Connect with Telematics Control Unit (TCU), Smartwatch Connectivity
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Music System 20.3cm (8") Advanced Touchscreen Display Audio
Number of Speakers Premium 8 Speaker Surround Sound System (Speakers & Tweeters)
Tweeters
MP3 Playback
USB Compatibility
AM/FM Radio
iPod Compatibility
Voice Recognition
Bluetooth Compatibility
SEATS & UPHOLSTERY
Front Centre Armrest Front Center Armrest & Storage Box
Front Seat Back Pockets Driver & Assistant Seat Back Pockets with Smartphone Sub-Pockets
Leather Seats Exclusive Leather Upholstery with Contemporary Seat Design
Rear Centre Armrest Rear Center Foldable Armrest with Cupholder
Driver Seat Adjustment
Key Features of the Car
List of Features Here is the list of key features of the Honda City Hybrid eHEV - 6 Airbags, Collision Mitigating Braking System, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Brake Hold System, Multi-Angle Rear Camera with Guidelines (Normal, Wide, Top-Down Modes), ABS, Brake Assist, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Vehicle Stability Assist, Electronic Stability & Traction Control, Agile Handling Assist, Hill Start Assist, TPMS, Honda Smart Key System with Keyless Remote, Engine One-Push Start/Stop Button, Walk Away Auto Lock, Auto Engine Stop/Start, Fully Automatic Climate Control with MAX COOL Mode, Paddle Shifters Deceleration Selector, e:HEV Signature Rear Emblem & Blue H-Mark Logo, One-Touch Electric Sunroof with Slide/Tilt Function and Pinch Guard, Next Gen Honda Connect with Telematics Control Unit, 20.3cm (8") Advanced Touchscreen Display Audio, 17.7cm (7 inch) High Definition Full Colour TFT Meter, Multi Function Driver Information Interface, ECON Button & Mode Indicator.
CO2 Emission (Combined) 89.5 g/km
Steering Smooth Leather Steering Wheel with Euro Stitch
Battery Advanced High-Voltage Battery, Self-Charging (Not Externally Chargeable)
Battery Gross Capacity Nominal Voltage - 172.8, Battery Cell Type - Lithium-ion

Honda City Hybrid eHEV Review

23 May, 2022 09:29 AM

Expert Review by Maxabout

Overview

The Japanese carmaker has sold over 8,50,000 units in India since 1998, and now it is ready for a fifth-generation hybrid (City Hybrid eHEV) this month. This will be the third hybrid model from Honda in the Indian market after Civic Hybrid and Accord Hybrid. Honda has been dominant previously in the premium sale section for the longest time and maybe with this hybrid, it will take the same route to success as ehev hybrid promises a lot and if it can achieve it, then surely no one can stop it topping the charts this time as well.

Honda City Hybrid eHEV Design and Style

The new Honda City eHEV adds a touch of glam and glitz to its already sensational exterior. New Honda solid wing face with eHEV signature blue H-mark logo, new trunk lip spoiler, full LED headlamps with 9 arrays inline shell, Integrated LED DRL, L-shaped turn signal, new rear bumper diffuser with carbon finish, new dual-tone black painted diamond-cut R16 alloy wheel, Z-shaped 3D wrapped LED tail lamps and new claw type fog light garnish. The new two-toned ivory and black colour interior are very plush. A large armrest at the centre console with an electric parking brake amplifies the sedan-like presence.

Honda City Hybrid eHEV Engine and Gearbox

EHEV is a strong hybrid electric vehicle (SHEV) which is installed with 3 drive systems which are selected automatically; engine drive, EV drive and hybrid drive. For engine drive, it will use the 1498cc water-cooled inline 4-cylinder Atkinson cycle i-VTEC DOHC with a VTC 16 valve engine, which will generate a max power of 98 HP @ 5600-6400 rpm and a max torque of 127 Nm @ 4500-5000 rpm. And for the electric drive mode, it will use the AC Synchronous (permanent magnet) electric motor providing a peak power of 109 HP @ 3500 rpm and a peak torque of 253 Nm @ 0-3000 rpm. It is installed with a rechargeable energy storage system (REESS) advanced high-voltage battery type with a nominal voltage of 172.8 (lithium-ion). For the hybrid drive, the petrol engine will act as an electric generator and the motor will drive the wheels with the combined power of 126 HP with a self-charging battery type which can not be charged externally. e-CVT (electrically coupled continuously variable transmission) with engine-linked to wet type multi-plate clutch.

Honda City Hybrid eHEV Suspension, Brakes and Tyres

The hybrid eHEV is suspended on a torsion anti-roll type bar with McPherson strut with coil spring at the front and torsion beam with a coil spring at the rear and Telescopic Hydraulic Nitrogen gas-filled shock absorbers. It comes with a ventilated Disc at the front and a solid disc at the rear, further gets an electric parking brake system on rear wheels and an electric regenerative braking system through Electric Servo brakes. It will be getting 16*6 J alloy wheels with 185/55 R16 87H section and a spare is a 15*4 T steel T135/80D15 100M compact spare tyre.

Instrument Cluster of Honda City Hybrid eHEV

The Honda City eHEV is set to get an Advanced Twin-Ring Combimeter, Eco Assist System with an ambient light meter, a 17.7cm (7-inch) HD full-colour TFT meter with multi-function driver information interface such as a digital speedometer, e:HEV power flow display (engine, motor & battery real-time energy flow status), e:HEV power/charge gauge and Eco-Drive display, vehicle info and warning message display etc, ECON button & mode indicator, fuel gauge and fuel reminder warning, odometer and such. Next-gen Honda Connect with Telematics Control Unit (TCU) is designed to work with Alexa, and OK Google and supports smartwatch connectivity. It can also be used with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay installed on your smartphone. Voice command support for smartphone connectivity, 2 USB-in ports, Bluetooth for hands-free telephony and audio streaming support, steering mounted audio & hands-free telephone illuminated switches and steering mounted audio recognition switch with illumination, premium 8 speaker surround sound system are some additional features it is offered with.

Key Features of Honda City Hybrid eHEV

The key features include an automatic three Drive mode, Honda Sensing uses a high-performance front camera with a wide-angle to help alert the driver and minimize the risk of accidents, Auto high beam, Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Keep Assist System (LKAS), Adaptive Cruise Control, Electric auto parking brake, Remote Engine Start, Electric Regenerative Braking System, Deceleration Selector Paddle, 6-airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) with Agile Handling Assist (AHA), Hill Start Assist (HSA) and Honda Connect for a smartwatch, Alexa, Ok Google and your smartphone.

Top Speed, Mileage and Range of Honda City Hybrid eHEV

The ARAI certified (Rule 115 of CMVR 1989) mileage is 26.5 kmpl combined with a 40-litre fuel tank capacity, which will give you a 1060 km of range on paper at least. In Honda’s i-MMD system after reaching the speed of 120 kmph, the electric drivetrain will go offline and the combustion engine powers the motor connecting to the wheels via a lockup clutch. You can think of it as a 6th gear that you would engage with to keep the constant speed condition.

Honda City Hybrid eHEV Colour Options and Accessories

Honda City Hybrid eHEV will be available in 5 colours namely, Golden Brown Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, Meteoroid Grey, Platinum White Pearl and Radiant Red Metallic. eHEV will come with a plethora of accessories like Wireless Charger with Smartphone Holder, Step Illumination 4 Lights, Door Visor with Chrome Finish, Front bumper side garnish, Window Chrome Moulding, Tail Lamp Garnish, Roof-End Visor, Bucket Mat, Cushion, Floor Mat, Microfiber Cloth, Logo Projector, Body Cover and much more.

Honda City Hybrid eHEV Competitors

There are no direct rivals as to say for the eHEV, but it will be in the market space with Skoda Slavia, Hyundai Verna and the upcoming Volkswagen Virtus.

Conclusion

With the imminent release of the eHEV many enthusiasts are happy as it has the potential to change the game also in these trying times when fuel costs are just soaring to new heights. It contains a hybrid 2 motor system and it hosts a lot of very impressive features and specs, the price is going to be very tricky. And there have been many tests done other than ARAI tests to check its real-world mileage, although the numbers may vary a little, on average it seems to be living up to the claims. So if you are in the market for a premium sedan which is smart, fuel-efficient, powerful and safe, then this can definitely be your dream car.

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