Cars India has unveiled its much awaited new City e:HEV, an electric hybrid.
Releasing the technical details of the new City e:HEV, the company reiterated
its global vision to realise carbon neutrality and zero collision fatalities by
under the concept of “Ambitious Sedan”, the City e:HEV comes with advanced
hybrid driving technology. The new City e:HEV features Honda’s unique
self-charging and highly efficient two motor e-CVT hybrid system connected to a
1.5-litre Atkinson-Cycle DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine, Intelligent Power Unit
(IPU) with advanced Lithium-ion Battery and an engine linked direct coupling clutch.
e:HEV electric-hybrid system uses three driving modes - EV Drive, Hybrid Drive
and Engine Drive, along with regeneration mode during deceleration. A clever power
control unit ensures harmony between the various system components to provide
an energetic response, seamlessly and automatically switching between three
modes based on various driving situations.
City e:HEV harnesses any electrical energy through braking and self-charges the
lithium Ion battery pack with no need to manually charge the battery. The deceleration
paddle selector lets the driver change the deceleration to 3 levels without
stepping on brake pedal while still maintaining good vehicle control and fuel
strong hybrid electric system produces system combined max power of 126 PS, a fuel
efficiency of 26.5 km/l and a peak motor torque of 253 Nm @ 0 - 3,000 rpm. An
advanced electric servo brake system with all four wheel disc brakes that
contribute to fuel efficiency and provide a smooth brake feel have been adopted
for the New City e:HEV. With the electric servo brake, electric regenerative
braking in New City e:HEV combines with Hydraulic Braking to bring the vehicle
to a quick stop, while self-charging the Lithium-Ion battery pack.
EV Drive Mode
Driven exclusively by motor using battery for a
silent & zero emission drive
Hybrid Drive Mode
Electric Motors power the wheels with the petrol
engine acting as an electrical generator
Engine Drive Mode
Engine runs at high fuel efficiency to directly
drive the wheels. Also the motor
provides a peak power boost when required
the new City e:HEV, Honda is introducing its advanced intelligent safety
technology “Honda Sensing” for the first time in India. The system uses a
high-performance front camera with a wide-angle, far-reaching detection system
to scan the road ahead and alert the driver to minimize risk of accidents and
in some cases intervene to avoid a collision or lessen its severity. Honda
Sensing signature safety features include Collision Mitigation Braking System
(CMBS), Adaptive Cruise Control, Road Departure Mitigation (RDM), Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS) and
New City e:HEV comes equipped with 37 Honda Connect features. In order to
enhance Connected car experience, Honda Connect now also works with smart watch
devices in addition to already existing integration with Alexa and OK Google.
With smartwatch connectivity, the car can be remotely controlled for enhanced
convenience and user can always stay up-to-date with important notifications.
This integration takes Honda Connect experience to next level of connected
on the India unveil of the New City e:HEV, Takuya Tsumura, President & CEO, Honda
Cars India Ltd. said, “It is an exciting moment for us as we begin our new age
electrification journey in India with our flagship model, New City e:HEV. The Government of India lays emphasis on Make
in India along with addressing the environmental and safety issues associated
with mobility. It brings us great joy and satisfaction, to introduce Honda’s
innovative product that is aligned with realizing the government vision.”
further added, “The discerning Indian customer is looking for a car which
offers a perfect amalgamation of technology, safety and features. The City
e:HEV combines the sustainable power of hybrid technology, along with unmatched
safety standards of Honda SENSING and incredible convenience of Honda Connect.
This self-charging hybrid electric car will certainly prove to be a game
changer and the most practical solution in the current technology transition
phase towards an electrified future.”
City e:HEVexterior features a New Honda Solid Wing Face , signature Blue H-mark
logo in front and rear, New Claw-type Fog Light Garnish, an e:HEV emblem on the
rear, New Black Painted Diamond-cut Alloy Wheels, New Trunk Lip Spoiler and New
Rear Bumper Diffuser with Carbon Finish. The City’s unique full LED Headlamps
with 9 Array Inline Shell, Integrated LED DRL, L Shaped LED Turn Signal and Z
Shaped 3D wrap around LED Tail lamp accentuates the premium look of the City
interior of the car packs a plush, premium and spacious cabin with New
Luxurious Two-Tone Ivory & Black Interior Colour Theme. An easy to operate
Electric Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Brake Hold that engages parking brake
with a single switch, has been adopted for the City e:HEV which eliminates the
need for a brake lever and also lets the center console to be utilized more
effectively for placing small items pocket tissue, smartphone or a small tablet
in the Utility Tray. The new 17.7 cm High Definition Full Colour TFT meter
displays multi-information including e:HEV power flow meters, Honda Sensing
support and various other alerts and warnings. The interior boasts Contemporary
Seats with Premium Leather Upholstery, 20.3 cm Advanced Touchscreen Display
Audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity along with One-Touch
Electric Sunroof, LED interior room lamps, and soothing Ambient Lighting.
City e:HEV comes fully equipped with advanced safety technologies and features
like ACE body structure, Ultra High Tensile Strength Steel Frame with use of
Super High Formability 980 MPa grade steel, AVAS (Acoustic Vehicle Alerting
System at low speed EV Mode,6 Airbags, Honda Lane-Watch, Multi-angle Rearview
Camera, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System with Deflation Warning, Vehicle
Stability Assist with Agile Handling Assist, Hill Start Assist, ISOFIX
compatible Rear Side Seats with Lower Anchorage & Top Tether etc.
another first for HCIL, the advanced Hybrid Electric New City e:HEV will be
manufactured in India at its state of the art manufacturing facility in
Tapukara, Rajasthan. The company has commenced pre-bookings of the New City
e:HEV at all authorized Honda dealerships across the country with a booking
amount of Rs 21,000. Additionally, the customers can also book the car online
from the comfort of their homes through ‘Honda from Home’ platform on Honda
Cars India website with an amount of Rs 5,000.
New City e:HEV will offer complete peace of mind with 3-year Unlimited
kilometres warranty as standard benefit to the customer. The customers can also
opt for Extended Warranty up to 5 years and Anytime Warranty up to 10 years from the date of car purchase.
The warranty available on lithium-ion battery will be 8-year or 1,60,000 Km
(Whichever comes first) from the date of car purchase.
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