Hybrid 2015 Honda Grace/City offered in Japan

Hybrid 2015 Honda Grace/City offered in Japan image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Honda Press | posted December 02, 2014 11:34

Has an average fuel consumption of 34.4 km/l

 Honda recently began selling the 2015 Grace/City Hybrid Sedan in Japan, the 2015 Grace Hybrid is the company's latest in hybrid-powered sedans after the Accord Hybrid and CR-Z.

Aesthetically, it resembles the current generation Honda Grace (City for other markets); carrying the design look called 'Exciting H'. The front has the single bar chrome grill that is paired with LED projector headlights while the rear sports the angular taillights the blend in with the car's lines.

The rear and side of the 2015 Honda Grace Hybrid

The hybrid car is available in 2 variants, the LX or the EX. The Japanese automaker did not specify the difference between the 2 models, except for an EX exclusive feature which is a suspension damping system that regulates itself depending on load or road conditions. Both come standard with dual climate control, 3 accessory sockets for charging hand-held devices like smartphones and an 8-speaker sound system.

The powertrain of the 2015 Honda Grace Hybrid

Powering the 2015 Honda Grace/City is a Sport Hybrid i-DCD one-motor system that is comprised of a 1.5-liter Atkinson Cycle DOHC i-VTEC engine, a 7-speed DCT transmission with an integrated electric motor and a IPU (intelligent power unit) that runs on a lithium-ion battery. Honda did not state any official output ratings but the Japanese automaker claimed that the hybrid averages 34.4 km/l, the best among all hybrid sedans. Besides the standard FF layout, the car can also be availed with a 4WD system.