About Honda City
Honda’s Intelligent Multi-Mode Drive (i-MMD) hybrid system is the same as before, with the front wheels being driven by an electric motor rated at 109 PS (107 hp or 80 kW) and 253 Nm. The electric motor draws power from a lithium-ion battery that is charged via a second electric motor linked to a 1.5 litre naturally-aspirated DOHC i-VTEC four-cylinder engine running on the Atkinson cycle.
The petrol mill is rated at 98 PS (97 hp or 72 kW) and 127 Nm of torque and can clutch in through a single-speed transmission (dubbed E-CVT) to provide direct drive to the wheels at higher speeds where it is most efficient.
In addition to the hybrid powertrain, the City should also carry over the standard 1.5 litre NA four-cylinder DOHC i-VTEC unit with 121 PS (119 hp or 89 kW) and 145 Nm. This is paired exclusively with a CVT and should apply to the non-hybrid variants – the pre-facelift came in S, E, V and V-Sensing guises.