The 2020 Honda City for the Malaysian market has just been revealed, including a new hybrid version that will be coming to India in 2021. Called i-MMD, the hybrid technology used by this version of the City has been used on the international-spec Honda CR-V Hybrid and in the new-generation Honda Jazz sold abroad.
- i-MMD tech uses two electric motors and a petrol engine
- It is a strong hybrid that can run on electric power alone
- New City hybrid expected to launch in India in mid-2021
What is the Honda City hybrid?
Unlike the mild-hybrid tech that’s seen in Maruti Suzuki’s portfolio or even in the likes of the MG Hector and Hector Plus – where the petrol engine powers the wheels and the electric motor assists – the Honda City e:HEV is a strong hybrid, and as such, has an electric motor sending drive to the wheels while the petrol engine assists.