Honda City e: HEV hybrid review


Honda is totally ready to launch the new City e: HEV hybrid in India on 4 May, 2022. This cross-breed model highlights a small battery pack, two electric engines, and many other highlights.

The brand revealed the hybrid in India last month. Shortly afterward, it commenced the City hybrid production shortly after it at the Tapukara plant in Rajasthan. In the interim, the carmaker has proactively opened the pre-bookings.

This India-spec City e: HEV hybrid gets a 1.5-liter, four-chamber, normally suctioned petroleum hybrid motor creating 108bhp and 253Nm of torque. Connected to this hybrid arrangement is an e-CVT programmed gearbox.

Key features of this new hybrid car incorporate full-LED headlamps, new front, and back guards, 16-inch compound wheels, a boot-mounted spoiler, Honda Connect with smartwatch support, an eight-inch infotainment framework, Google and Alexa voice support, Honda Sensing – a set-up of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), an electronic hand brakes with auto hold, and different airbags.

The interior design and layout is similar to the standard City. But the electrified model, of course, gets hybrid-specific instrumentation in the 7-inch semi-digital cluster. Plus, the interior now features a black/ivory theme as well. And if you’re seated in the back seat, there are two vents near the AC vents which channel the cold air to the battery pack placed in the boot.

The Honda City hybrid’s cost is supposed to be Rs 20 lakh (ex-display area), placing it in conflict with the 1.5-liter TSI variations of the Skoda Slavia and forthcoming Volkswagen Virtus. The Honda City hybrid, which is already sold out for the next six months, will be the first mass-market electrified offering in India.