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The Honda Metropolis hybrid will go on sale from Might 4 onwards. It’s priced between ₹ 22 lakh and ₹ 25 lakh (ex-showroom, India).

Primarily based on the fifth technology Metropolis, the e:HEV will solely have a single ZX variant with minimal beauty adjustments, in addition to a blue define on the Honda emblem, the tailgate-mounted e:HEV badge, new fog gentle garnishes, up to date diffuser design on the rear bumper and a boot lid spoiler.

The midsize sedan can even be supplied with energetic security tech below its Honda Sensing Suite — adaptive cruise management, lane-keeping help and autonomous emergency braking. It’ll additionally get six airbags, an up to date 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, a tyre stress monitoring system (TMPS), ambient lighting, electrical sunroof, related automobile tech with Amazon Echo, Google assistant and smartwatch (iOS and Android) integration.

The complete-hybrid Metropolis e:HEV is powered by an Atkinson Cycle 126hp, 253Nm, 1.5-litre, four-cylinder engine that’s mated to 2 electrical motors. The primary motor acts as a generator, whereas the opposite is for propulsion.

The Metropolis e:HEV, which focuses on effectivity, has a claimed gas effectivity determine of 26.5kpl because it prioritises electric-only mode in begin/cease visitors circumstances. The robust hybrid powertrain shall be mated to an eCVT transmission and will get a battery pack that’s positioned within the boot.

Bookings are underway in full swing for the Metropolis hybrid and deliveries are anticipated to start by mid-Might 2022.


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