May 22

Honda City e-HEV (Hybrid) Most Detailed Ownership Review and Walkaround

In this video, I am with my friend Siddharth Sood who is also the first buyer of Honda City Hybrid in Ludhiana. I am discussing his experience of having this car.

Team-BHPian observations for the City e-HEV

Overview

Went and saw the Honda City eHEV today. The quality of the interior fit and finish is very very good.

Was worried about the boot being small but a full-size wheelchair fits inside it. If I were to talk in luggage terms I think 2 large bags and maybe 1 or 2 duffle bags will fit in as well. That's enough for a weekend trip.

Rear Legroom

The rear legroom is far better than any competitor. The only downside I find missing is an upgraded HU and camera-resolution otherwise I was very impressed with what I saw today. Wireless charger though convenient heats the phone up and ventilated seats are a no-no for me as I don't want to smell the BO from my driver.

Noise

I always worry about what will stray dogs and cats or other animals do when a Hybrid or EV is going by, and I am very glad to hear that Honda has provided the City eHEV with a small external noise that can alert animals as well as pedestrians of a vehicle coming up near them. Thank You Honda for this.

Pricing

I don't wish to say anything about the Honda bashing on this thread with regards to the pricing, I would have preferred the price to be a lac cheaper or even more (the more money I save the merrier) but I would like to repeat what Hon. Min Gadkari said in Parliament recently, he said that they are striving to provide us with clean, smooth, fast roads and are charging a hefty toll so that the amount you save on petrol can be given to the GOI in the form of the same toll, meaning money is going from your pocket in one way or the other.

Keeping this in mind and in my experience when petrol price goes up in our country it seldom comes down, keeping this in mind when the price of petrol starts rising again to maybe even 150 the eHEV will be a welcome vehicle, even at 120 which is in no way cheap an EV or a eHEV is welcome and its Honda's way of reiterating what Hon. Min. said and meant, same way Honda wants the money you save upfront to help you use that tech. Lithium battery is a welcome addition instead of the Ni-Mh battery in Toyota. I even saw the other ADAS functions and I think all of them are a very welcome addition.

Mileage

I always worry about what will stray dogs and cats or other animals do when a Hybrid or EV is going by, and I am very glad to hear that Honda has provided the City eHEV with a small external noise that can alert animals as well as pedestrians of a vehicle coming up near them. Thank You Honda for this.


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