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Honda to release plug-in hybrid, EV versions of the Clarity

Honda to release plug-in hybrid, EV versions of the Clarity image

Marcus De Guzman / Honda | March 21, 2017 06:06

PHEV, EV variants of Honda Clarity teased ahead of New York debut

The hydrogen-powered Honda Clarity will soon be available with different powertrain options. The automaker recently released a teaser photo of what appear to be two new variants of their fuel cell-powered vehicle (FCV). According to Honda, the standard FCV Clarity will be joined by a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and an electric vehicle (EV).

Based on the image, both the PHEV and EV versions will feature the distinct styling of the standard FCV. It gets tapered headlights, the signature Solid Wing Face grill and the eye-catching LED daytime running lights (DRLs).

Other details about the two new versions of the Clarity were not revealed though the company did say that both will have Honda's “fun-to-drive” DNA handling. Also, the Clarity will be able to deliver a smooth and quiet drive, as well as seamless torque and acceleration.

In terms of features, the Clarity's infotainment system will come display audio, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

When launched, Honda claimed the Clarity Electric will be the first affordable, midsize five-passenger electric-powered car in the US market. Meanwhile, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid will be available in all 50 states and will be powered by a fuel efficient gasoline-hybrid powertrain.

Both the electric and plug-in hybrid versions of the Clarity will be making their official debut at the 2017 New York International Auto Show.