Honda City Hybrid Could be India's Most Fuel Efficient Car?

  • Published On: 20 September 2021
  • Views
  • 0 Comments
  • Likes
  • 2 min read
  • Download

Honda City Hybrid is expected to deliver mileage in excess of 27kmpl in India

Honda City Hybrid
  • Honda City Hybrid

Highlights

  • The City hybrid will be locally assembled in India
  • It will get a 1.5L petrol engine and electric motor
  • It is known as Honda City RS in several global markets

Honda City Hybrid will launch in the Indian market in the upcoming financial year, as confirmed officially by Rajesh Goel, Senior Vice President, Honda Cars India. Now, it has been learnt that the City Hybrid will be the most fuel efficient car in the whole country due to its mileage of 27+ kmpl. The India-spec Honda City Hybrid is expected to return the same mileage figures as its Malaysian and Thai counterparts. For those asking, the Malaysia-spec and Thailand-spec version of the sedan deliver mileage of 27.70kmpl and 27.80kmpl, respectively.

Speaking of Honda City hybrid's powertrain setup, it gets a 1.5L petrol engine with a highly efficient ‘Atkinson Cycle’. The engine makes top power of 98 bhp while the electric motor develops 109 bhp. However, the overall power output that a customer will receive from the electric motor and petrol engine will not be the sum of these two. As for the torque performance, the electric motor and the petrol engine will develop 253 Nm and 127 Nm but the maximum value would be restricted to 253 Nm. It will be faster and more agile than the standard version of the sedan while doing 0-100kmph sprint in 0.5 seconds quicker time span. Just so you know, Honda City Hybrid is christened as Honda City RS in various global markets.

Honda City Hybrid is nearly 110 kgs heavier than the ICE version of the sedan. The boot capacity is 410 litres which is around 100 litres less than the regular version of the City. It boasts of rear disc brakes and electric parking brake as standard features. In addition, ADAS tech with a radar based safety system is also offered with the international model. The India-spec model will be locally developed at Tapukara facility in Rajasthan to keep the pricing aggressive. Though the majority of the components of the sedan will be imported. Honda City hybrid price in India is expected to start at Rs 17.50 Lakhs while going as high as Rs 19 Lakhs for the top model (Both the prices are Ex. Showroom).


Author: Mayank Gupta

A mechanical engineering dropout by choice, Mayank has been in the auto journalism biz for the past 8 years. He is currently working as an Associate Editor at Droom Discovery and covering each and every aspect of the auto industry. He has worked with a plethora of renowned Auto brands in his illustrious career so far. Being a student of English Literature, his mantras of success are the Never-Say-Never attitude and self-confidence. Mayank likes to travel, read books and listen to music during his free time. more

Search Your Dream Vehicle

Select Category

  • Bikes
  • Scooters
OR

Recent News

 Mercedes Benz Implements ‘Retail of the Future’ in India
Published On : 22 October 2021 | 1 min read

The luxury automaker received 1700+ units of customer bookings through the ROTF in the beta phase

Click here to Read More
Nissan Magnite XV Executive Trim Details Leaked Ahead of Launch
Published On : 22 October 2021 | 1 min read

Nissan Magnite XV Executive trim will be positioned between the XL and XV trims

Click here to Read More
The New BMW 5 Series Carbon Edition Launched at Rs 66.30 Lakhs
Published On : 21 October 2021 | 1 min read

The BMW 530i M Sport ‘Carbon Edition’ can be booked from today onwards

Click here to Read More
MG Astor SUV Sold Out For 2021
Published On : 21 October 2021 | 1 min read

MG Astor bookings opened today at a token amount of Rs 25,000

Click here to Read More
 Mahindra XUV700 Receives 65000 Bookings in Two Weeks
Published On : 21 October 2021 | 1 min read

Mahindra XUV700 petrol variant deliveries to begin from October 30 onwards

Click here to Read More
Skoda Auto Volkswagen India Appoints Berndt Buchmann As Director
Published On : 20 October 2021 | 1 min read

Berndt A Buchmann will be succeeding Justin Nolte as the Group Director, After Sales & Vehicle Logistics

Click here to Read More