Honda has introduced the City with a fully hybrid system in India, a system that was earlier only offered with
the Honda Accord which was introduced in 2016. While the standard Honda
City is being sold in three variants - V, VX and ZX, the City e:HEV is offered only in the base variant V and the top model ZX.
Apart from this, Honda Cars India has made the hybrid system available only with the fifth generation City,
while the fourth generation of the premium sedan is being sold only with the petrol engine till now.
In India, the car will compete with the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz which comes with a mild hybrid system.
The new Honda City e:HEV is powered by a 1.5-litre, four-cylinder naturally aspirated petrol engine which
this time comes with an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery pack.
The car's engine makes 124 bhp power and 253 Nm of peak torque, out of which 127 Nm of torque comes from the car's petrol engine.