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Honda City Hybrid 2022 Indian Release, Features, Sale Price, Mechanical Review

When hybrids were first released, consumers all over the world were hit with a series of poor-performing vehicles, and a higher price tag on top of it all. This, understandably, caused many negative perceptions to form around hybrid vehicle models that have lasted until this very day.

Yet, the market is shifting, and with more and more focus on EV, or low fuel consumption vehicles, it’s finally time for a high-performing hybrid vehicle to take center stage once more.

The Honda City Hybrid has, since the inception of hybrids, been stable in the market. With the announcement of the 2022 Honda City Hybrid getting released in India, many have started to wonder if it’s time to shift toward a more fuel-efficient daily driver.

Today we’ll be exploring everything there is to know about the 2022 Honda City Hybrid, including its release date, its price point, mechanical specs, and see how it compares to many EV models also hitting the Indian market this year.

2022 Honda City Hybrid – A Robust Hybrid Solution?

Many hybrid cars on the market today, after the inception of the EV market, have been lacking in overall features, and fuel economy. Yet, unlike the competition, the Honda City Hybrid has continued to push the limits of what a hybrid car can do.

The engineers behind the Honda City Hybrid have pushed two elements in particular. Firstly, and most expected, is the fuel economy of the model. The Honda City Hybrid has one of the best fuel efficiencies on the market and will be one of the cheapest four-cylinder cars to run on the roads in 2022.

Secondly, the chassis, and engine engineering behind the Honda City Hybrid provide it with one of the most powerful hybrid vehicles on the market. Whilst you won’t be navigating any rough roads with the Honda City Hybrid, it will reach cruising speeds in a matter of seconds.

2022 Honda City Hybrid – India Release Date

The official date for the release of the 2022 Honda City Hybrid has not yet been confirmed by Honda itself. This is mainly the result of supply issues facing both dealerships, and logistical networks as a whole, all over the world.

However, that doesn’t mean we haven’t been able to find the release date for the Honda City Hybrid in India. As there have been several credible leaks around the marketing material, and release information, for the car into the Indian auto market.

The expected release date, confirmed by industry insiders familiar with the line-up, states that the Honda City Hybrid will reach India between April and May 2022. This can be seen, as well, in how several dealerships are already preparing pre-orders for the new model.

2022 Honda City Hybrid – Expected Price Point

The 2022 Honda City Hybrid is expected to follow the price point of the previous models and will be roughly 17.50 Lakh brand new. Whilst there are some package options attached to the vehicle, as well as dealership fees, this overall cost isn’t expected to be much higher than this.

If you’re looking to get your hands on a 2022 Honda City Hybrid, then make sure to reach out to your local dealership. The supply of the Honda City Hybrid is expected to be limited, so pre-orders will take priority when it finally reaches India.

2022 Honda City Hybrid – Mechanical Specifications Review

The 2022 Honda City Hybrid comes with a range of improvements, such as refinements, to its overall mechanical design, making it an interesting car to hit the road in 2022. Let’s break down everything you need to know about its mechanical specs.

Dimensions

Length 4,442 mm
Doors 4
Width 1,694 mm
Seats 5
Height 1,477 mm
Boot Space 536 litres
Wheelbase 2,600 mm
Fuel Tank 40 litres
Weight 1,188 kg
Tyre Front 185/55R16
Tyre Rear 185/55R16

 

Engine

Engine Tech 16-valve DOHC
Capacity 1,496 cc
Horsepower 108 hp at 6,000 rpm
Arrangement Inline 4
Torque 134 Nm at 5,000 rpm
Fuel Petrol Hybrid/REV
Bore x Stroke 73 mm x 89.4 mm
Compression Ratio 10.3:1
Number of Motors 1
Motor Horsepower 29 hp
Battery Type Lithium-ion
Motor Torque 160 Nm
Battery Capacity 0.860 kW/h
EV Range 2 km

 

Chassis

Type Unibody
Assembly Malaysia
Front Suspension MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam
Front Wheels 16″ Alloy
Rear Wheels 16″ Alloy
Front Brakes Ventilated Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Steering Rack and Pinion (Electric Power Steering)

 

2022 Honda City Hybrid – Does It Beat Current EV Models?

It is unsurprising, with the rise of EVs, that many people are looking back at hybrid models and wondering if they are still worth the investment. This is understandable, as fully switching to EV appears, on paper, to be an overall net benefit in a lot of ways.

Yet, especially in the Indian market, there are some important elements we should consider. The most important is the availability of EV charging stations. Outside of home installed units, much of India still doesn’t provide on-the-go EV charging, whilst a hybrid model charges itself.

Secondly, hybrid cars, whilst using petrol, still outperform EVs for the value of travel. They are the cheapest to run and maintain, and the 2022 Honda City Hybrid is specifically exceptional at this.

The Honda City Hybrid Is Set to Take the Indian Market by Storm

The Indian market is primed to take on the 2022 Honda City Hybrid, an affordable, and beautiful, vehicle to transverse the city streets of India in style. For those looking to get their hands on a car that will stay with them for a decade or more, the Honda City Hybrid fits that bill perfectly.

Whilst there are some concerns around the growing EV market, and how it is playing a role in the wider Indian auto market, the Honda City Hybrid still has unrivaled value to offer those looking to purchase it.

If you’re looking for a comfortable and reliable vehicle to drive in, then take a 2022 Honda City Hybrid for a test drive at your local dealership soon!

 

Cedric Blackwater
Cedric Blackwater
Cedric is a journalist with over a decade of experience reporting on local US news, and touching on many global topics. He is currently the lead writer for Bulletin News.

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