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Honda City Hybrid V Variant Image Gallery: India’s Most Affordable Strong-hybrid Sedan

This variant has helped bring down the price of the City e:HEV by Rs 1 lakh

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The Honda City stands out in its segment for being the only compact sedan to offer a strong-hybrid powertrain option. Its 2023 facelift also brought along a new entry-level strong-hybrid variant, making the City e:HEV more accessible by around Rs 1 lakh over the pre-facelift City. 

Here’s a look at the new V variant in 10 images:

At the front, the City hybrid V gets halogen projector headlights, unlike the top ZX variant that gets nine-LED units with L-shaped indicators integrated with DRLs. Other than that, it looks identical to the range-topping variant with its sporty front grille and splitter at the base of the bumper. 

Viewed in the profile, the City hybrid V gets the same multi-spoke, dual-tone alloy wheels, but misses out on chrome door handles. 

Not a biggie, as the sedan gets other exterior trim bits that make it look sportier than the pre-facelift version, such as the aforementioned front splitter and carbon-wrapped rear diffuser. The ZX also adds a subtle rear bootlid spoiler. 

Inside, the City hybrid V continues its value proposition by offering the same eight-inch touchscreen as the top-spec variant, with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also gets the same semi-digital instrument cluster, unlike the base-spec ICE City that gets analogue gauges with a smaller MID. 

It has all the basics in place, such as fabric seats, climate control, rear AC vents and auto-folding mirrors. In addition, the V variant gets premium equipment such as Honda Connect connected car tech, ambient lighting in the centre console, front and rear centre armrests, a wireless phone charger and a smart key with remote functions. 

Top-spec City for reference

However, it misses out on a sunroof, which the top-spec ZX variant gets alongside leather seats, a lane-watch camera and six airbags. Speaking of airbags, the City hybrid V gets dual front and front side airbags (a total of four) as standard. 

But don’t think it compromises on safety – the V variant still gets the full suite of driver-assistance and active safety features (ADAS) as the top-spec variant! The Honda Sensing suite adds features such as forward collision avoidance, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and auto high-beam assist. 

Moreover, all the passengers get three-point seatbelts and headrests and the City hybrid has rear disc brakes, ISOFIX child-seat mounts, auto brake-hold, hill assist, stability control and a tyre pressure monitoring system (TPMS). 

All variants of the City hybrid get the same power unit, a 1.5-litre Atkinson cycle petrol engine paired with an e-CVT. Combined with the strong-hybrid system, the City e:HEV puts out 126PS and gets 253Nm of e-motor torque. It’s not just powerful, but also fuel-efficient with a claimed economy of 27.13kmpl.  

The City hybrid V variant is priced at Rs 18.89 lakh, well below the ZX variant that retails for Rs 20.39 lakh (ex-showroom). It doesn’t have any direct strong-hybrid rivals in its own segment, but rivals the Skoda Slavia, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, VW Virtus, and Hyundai Verna. The City hybrid is a sedan alternative to the Maruti Grand Vitara and Toyota Hyryder’s strong-hybrid variants. 

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