Honda Cars India Ltd unveiled its much awaited New City e:HEV, India’s Supreme Electric Hybrid. Releasing the technical details of the new City e:HEV , the company reiterated its global vision to realize carbon neutrality and zero collision fatalities by 2050.
The New City e:HEV features Honda’s unique self-charging and highly efficient Two motor e- CVT hybrid system connected to a smooth 1.5-litre Atkinson-Cycle DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine, Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) with advanced Lithium-ion Battery and an Engine linked direct coupling Clutch.The e:HEV electric-hybrid system uses three driving modes – EV Drive, Hybrid Drive and Engine Drive, along with Regeneration mode during deceleration.
The City e:HEV harnesses any electrical energy through braking and self-charges the Lithium Ion battery pack with no need to manually charge the battery. The Deceleration Paddle Selector lets the driver change the deceleration to 3 levels without stepping on brake pedal while still maintaining good vehicle control and fuel efficiency.
This strong hybrid electric system produces System Combined Max Power of 126 PS, Outstanding Fuel Efficiency of 26.5 km/l and Maximum motor torque of 253 Nm @ 0 – 3 000 rpm. An advanced Electric Servo Brake system with all four wheel disc brakes that contribute to fuel efficiency and provide a smooth brake feel have been adopted for the New City e:HEV. With the Electric Servo Brake, Electric Regenerative Braking in New City e:HEV combines with Hydraulic Braking to bring the vehicle to a quick stop, while self-charging the Lithium-Ion battery pack.
The New City e:HEV comes equipped with 37 Honda Connect features. In order to enhance Connected car experience, Honda Connect now also works with smart watch devices in addition to already existing integration with Alexa and OK Google.
Commenting on the India unveil of the New City e:HEV, Mr. Takuya Tsumura, President & CEO, Honda Cars India Ltd. said, “It is an exciting moment for us as we begin our new age electrification journey in India with our flagship model, New City e:HEV. The Government of India lays emphasis on Make in India along with addressing the environmental and safety issues associated with mobility. It brings us great joy and satisfaction, to introduce Honda’s innovative product that is aligned with realizing the government vision.”
The City e:HEV exterior features a New Honda Solid Wing Face , signature Blue H-mark logo in front and rear, New Claw-type Fog Light Garnish, an e:HEV emblem on the rear, New Black Painted Diamond-cut Alloy Wheels, New Trunk Lip Spoiler and New Rear Bumper Diffuser with Carbon Finish. The City’s unique full LED Headlamps with 9 Array Inline Shell, Integrated LED DRL, L Shaped LED Turn Signal and Z Shaped 3D wrap around LED Tail lamp accentuates the premium look of the City e:HEV.
Honda City e:HEV comes fully equipped with advanced safety technologies and features like ACE body structure, Ultra High Tensile Strength Steel Frame with use of Super High Formability 980 MPa grade steel, AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting System at low speed EV Mode, 6 Airbags, Honda Lane-Watch, Multi-angle Rear view Camera, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System with Deflation Warning, Vehicle Stability Assist with Agile Handling Assist, Hill Start Assist, ISOFIX compatible Rear Side Seats with Lower Anchorage & Top Tether etc.
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