2018 Honda Clarity coming soon
The first hybrid Honda, the Honda Insight was released in 1999. Since 1999 Honda has been working to perfect the Hybrid to give a hybrid option to every family. The Honda Clarity was released at the 2017 New York International Auto Show and it has come a long way from the 2 seater Honda Insight. Honda has a goal to have two thirds of their line up running on electricity by 2030. “Electrification is the future of mobility and the future of Honda,” said Steven Center, vice president of environmental business development at American Honda Co. “It all starts now with this Clarity series.”
2018 Honda Clarity Drive Train
The Honda Clarity Plug-In hybrid will be offered in all 50 states starting mid-2018. The Honda Clarity Plug-In will be the volume leader in the Clarity series. The sedan comes with a 181-horsepower electric motor that delivers 232 pound-feet of torque. It draws power from both the 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder gasoline engine and a 17 kilowatt-hour battery pack. The battery pack can recharge in 2.5 hours. Drivers will be able to select from three driving modes Normal, Econ and Sport with a fourth HV mode that lets you preserve your electric charge for use later in the trip. The Honda Clarity will combine an all-electric driving range rating of 42 miles and 330 miles factoring its 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine. The Honda Clarity plug-in hybrid will compete with models like the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius Prime.
2018 Honda Clarity Technology & Features
The Honda Clarity will be equipped with may assisted drive technologies such as: Honda sensing a suite of safety and driver-assistive technologies which is designed to alert you of things you may miss while driving. Apple Car Play and Android Auto which allows you to focus on the road while accessing music library, directions, and text messages through your smart phone. Honda Satellite- Linked Navigation center featuring 3D graphics, lane guidance and more to help you reach your destination. Exterior details include Full LED headlights, 18 inch alloy wheels, and full LED Taillights.
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