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Honda Cars India have begun manufacturing their much-anticipated Honda City e:HEV at its Tapukara, Rajasthan factory.

Honda Cars India have begun manufacturing of their much-anticipated Honda City e:HEV hybrid at its Tapukara, Rajasthan plant. The new Honda City e:HEV is India’s first robust Hybrid Electric Vehicle in the mainstream segment, and once introduced, it will be the country’s most affordable hybrid sedan. Customers can reserve the New City e:HEV at any authorised Honda dealership across the nation for Rs 21,000 or through the ‘Honda from Home’ platform on the Honda Cars India website for Rs 5,000.

 

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The Honda City appearance e:HEV’s has a characteristic bold Honda emblem on the front and rear bumpers, HEV badging on the rear, new claw-shaped fog lamps, and a reworked carbon-finished rear bumper diffuser. In addition, the sedan rides on new black diamond-cut alloy wheels. A 6.9-inch HD coloured FT metre, a 7.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, 37+ Honda Connect features, ambient lighting, and a one-touch electric sunroof are among the interior amenities of the new City Hybrid. It also comes with an Electric Parking Brake with Auto Brake Hold.

Honda’s revolutionary self-charging and highly efficient Two motor e-CVT hybrid system is linked to a 1.5-litre Atkinson-Cycle DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine, Intelligent Power Unit (IPU) with Lithium-ion Battery, and an engine linked direct coupling clutch in the new Honda City e:HEV. The e:HEV electric-hybrid system has three driving modes: EV, Hybrid, and Engine, as well as Regeneration mode during deceleration. A Power Control Unit guarantees that, depending on the driving situation, the three modes are switched automatically.

The hybrid-electric system in the New City e:HEV produces 126 hp and a maximum motor torque of 253 Nm @ 0 – 3,000 rpm. Honda claims a fuel economy of 26.5 km/l, making it one of India’s most fuel-efficient automobiles and the most fuel-efficient sedan.

For the first time in India, Honda’s advanced intelligent safety technology “Honda SENSING” will be available on the Honda City e:HEV. Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS), Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS), and Auto High-Beam are all Honda Sensing hallmark safety technologies.

Also Read: Honda City eHEV Launch Soon

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