Honda City e:HEV hybrid-electric vehicle will be unveiled in India on April 14.

The hybrid vehicle was meant to join the Indian market earlier, but owing to the epidemic, the plans had to be moved forward. However, according to rumours, the Japanese carmaker has utilised the opportunity to improve the vehicle. According to sources, the City Hybrid will now be equipped with Honda Sensing Technology.

With its active and passive safety measures, Honda Sensing Tech is a safety feature that is supposed to improve the overall safety of the vehicle. It will also offer auto high beam help, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning system, lane keep assist, emergency braking, and a front collision warning system.

Furthermore, the new City Hybrid will inherit the fifth-generation City's safety features. Six airbags, An Anti-lock Braking system (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Brake Aid,International Standard Organisation Fix (ISOFIX) child seat mounts, Hill Start Assist, emergency stop signal, vehicle stability assist, lane watch camera, and tyre pressure monitoring system will be standard.

The City Hybrid's powerplant is likely to be a 1.5-litre 4-cylinder naturally aspirated engine. The engine will be adjusted to generate 98 horsepower and 127 Newton-meters of peak torque. Two electric motors will sustain it. The first electric motor is incorporated into the engine, while the second electric motor provides additional power to the front wheels.

The automobile is projected to feature three driving modes due to the hybrid technology. One driving mode will just use the electric motors, another will use the ICE engine, and the third will use both engines to generate power.

According to sources, the new City Hybrid will have a fuel economy of 27.7 kmpl, putting it ahead of the competition. This number was made public following the Malaysian test. In India, the figures are projected to be similar.

In the Indian market, the top model of the new City Hybrid is estimated to cost roughly Rs 20 lakh. To put things in perspective, the fifth generation City costs between Rs 1.23 lakh and Rs 15.18 lakh (ex-showroom).

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