Now before its launch some new information is coming out about it. The new information is about the new engine found in it, which will be used in it. Let us know that the 1.5-litre naturally-aspirated petrol engine is used in the current petrol powered variants of Honda City.
But unlike the new Honda City Hybrid, the 1.5-litre four-cylinder Atkinson petrol engine will be mated to two electric motors and a battery. This petrol engine provides maximum power of 98 Bhp and maximum torque of 127 Nm.
This engine powers the front wheels through a CVT gearbox. Coming to the two electric motors available with this engine, one will be mated to the front wheels of the Honda City Hybrid via a unique single-speed gearbox and the other motor will act as an integrated starter generator.
This electric motor driving the front wheels delivers a maximum power output of 109 Bhp and a maximum torque of 253 Nm. The entire powertrain can be operated in three different drive modes, including petrol-only mode, petrol-electric hybrid mode and electric-only mode.
While only the 1.5-litre petrol engine powers the car in petrol-only mode, on the other hand, in electric-only mode, the power comes from the battery and motor combination, which gives the car a limited range of charge from the battery. Is. In petrol-electric hybrid mode, the petrol engine acts as the generator.
In this mode the engine charges the battery, which sends power to the electric motor. The Honda City Hybrid delivers the maximum possible fuel efficiency in this drive mode, which is said to reach 27.8 kmpl in the Thailand-spec model. If reports are to be believed, the India-spec Honda City Hybrid will be no different from the Thailand-spec.
Apart from this unique hybrid powertrain, the Honda City Hybrid will come with blacked-out highlights on the outside and an all-black cabin on the inside. The comfort and convenience features on the Honda City Hybrid will be taken over from the existing top-spec ZX variant of the Honda City.