There will be two versions of the Honda City Hybrid: V and ZX. In comparison to the standard City, the hybrid version has a few visual tweaks like new 16-inch alloy wheels, a redesigned rear bumper and a boot lip spoiler.
Now, the talking point for the City Hybrid is obviously the engine. It has a 1.5-litre petrol engine that’s paired with two electric motors providing a combined output of 124 bhp and 25.79 kgm, which is connected to a continuously variable gearbox (CVT). Moreover, it has three drive modes on offer: Electric, Hybrid and Petrol. Honda claims that it has a fuel efficiency of 26.5 kpl. Well, we are quite curious to know how all that works in real-driving conditions.
Honda’s not only offering Hybrid tech, but it has plenty of safety features on offer like disc brakes on all four wheels, an electric parking brake with auto hold, Lane Keep Assist, Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Auto High Beam and six airbags. That’s surely a step above the standard City.
The City Hybrid gets a dual-tone interior with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment head unit and a 7-inch colour TFT instrument cluster (which is standard). Plus, it also comes with features like an electric sunroof and walk-away auto lock.
For now, Honda’s holding back on the City Hybrid’s price, and will reveal that next month. However, if you like what the City Hybrid has to offer then you can pre-book it for Rs 21,000. Also, we did a comparison story on the Skoda Slavia and Honda City, you can read about it here.