Honda City eHEV Sport Hybrid variants have made a knock in the international market. This variant has been launched in Thailand at 839,000 Bhat. If you consider it in Indian currency, then the price is about 20.5 lakh rupees. The Honda City eHEV Sport Hybrid was first unveiled for the Malaysia market but the company has decided to launch it first in the Thailand market.
This variant is in the new blue shade. This hybrid sedan is expected to be launched later in many other countries including Malaysia. Honda has confirmed that it plans to bring hybrid variants of the City to India. It is expected that it can be launched in the first half of 2021. The price can be 18-20 lakh rupees, which will be much higher than the price of a standard Honda City sedan.
The City eHEV Sport Hybrid uses the shortest version of Honda’s i-MMD (Intelligent Multi Mode Drive) hybrid system. This system draws power from an electric motor and petrol engine. The car’s electric motor is capable of generating 108 PS power and maximum torque of 253 Nm, while the 1.5L Atkinson-cycle DOHC i-VTEC engine can generate 98 PS power and peak torque of 127 Nm. Honda has installed a direct drive setup to deliver power to the wheels in the City e: HEV Sport Hybrid and has eliminated the need for a conventional gearbox. It is claimed that the mileage of this new variant is 27.8 kmpl, according to the new European driving cycle.
City e: HEV Sport Hybrid features features like steering wheel paddles, 7 inch instrument cluster display, electronic parking brake, adaptive cruise control, autonomous emergency braking, automatic high beam, lane keeping assist, lane centering assist and Honda’s Lenwatch blind spot camera. . Exterior features include honeycomb grille at the front, 16 inch dual tone alloy wheels, updated front bumper, rear diffuser etc.