In Malaysia the Honda City of 2021, which is now also planned to be released in India next year, has been unveiled and this time around it. It’s the same i-MMD hybrid technique as in some international markets we already saw in CR-V and Jazz.
The new mild-hybrid system is advanced and can not be confused with the systems that we saw in other medium-range sedans such as the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, which only support the engine and reload the battery pack through a renewable braking system.
The electric motor in the i-MMD system transmits power to the wheels while the combustion engine supports. Just like the Jazz eHEV from Honda, the City is able to link the two powerful motors to a 1.5 litre 4-cylinder petrol car with a maximum power torque of 97 bhp and 127 Nm.
Whereas the first electric motor in combination with the petrol engine is help and acting as an ISG, the second provides power to the wheels. A built, single fixed ratio gearbox offers a second electric motor belt with a 107 and 253 Nm peak torque to power the front wheel.
The Honda City Hybrid 2021 will also have three modes of driving. Firstly, all-electric mode, in which the car operates on stored energy and the engine is not turned on; then the motor mode, in which the car operates only on the combustion engine and finally on the combustion mode, where the electric motor and the combustion engine work in fusion.