On evening of December 16, 2022, Guangqi Honda held an online e:HEV launch conference. The price of new e:HEV was announced at a press conference. The price range of new car is from 163,900 to 186,900 euros. A total of 3 models were produced. Honda's GAC styling has attracted widespread attention from car enthusiasts since its launch. Its unique appearance, combined with excellent mechanical performance, still enjoys a high degree of popularity. After success of fuel version, consumers are also paying more attention to e:HEV model. The Xingge e:HEV hybrid version released this time will further enrich Xingge's product range to meet needs of various consumers.
Power System: Using 4th Generation i-MMD for More Power and Efficiency
Power is naturally focus of e:HEV. The new e:HEV features Honda's fourth-generation i-MMD hybrid system, which has been optimized in terms of power and design. The fourth-generation i-MMD hybrid system is also based on a 2.0-liter Atkinson cycle engine, which, when combined with two engines, forms a hybrid system. Compared with third generation system, power of 2.0-liter engine has been greatly improved. Now, maximum engine power has been increased to 105 kW, and peak torque is 182 Nm, which has reached level of main 2.0-liter engine. engines according to data. Theoretically, main power figures are stronger. Many optimizations have been made in invisible places, such as adding a high rigidity crankshaft to improve durability and effectively reduce noise. With a thermal efficiency of 41%, it also has excellent performance and fuel economy. It also ensures that fuel consumption of a new car in integrated working under WLTC conditions is 4.39 l/100 km, and the theoretical battery life is more than 1000 km.
The maximum power of drive motor is 135kW and maximum torque is 315Nm, which remains unchanged from past. Compared with third-generation products, battery's energy density has also been improved, and it also has a brand new intelligent control box. These changes will make better use of engine's performance, E-CVT transmission has also been upgraded, which has also been improved in terms of response and smoothness, and differences between three different modes have become more obvious.
Exterior and interior: continuation of design of fuel version, but different details
The Guangqi Honda e: HEV model continues exterior design of fuel version and adds an exclusive body color. The youthful and sporty exterior design was well received by many users after its launch, while e:HEV model based on this, more recognizable details were added. The front fascia pays homage to classic Intergar DC2 of yesteryear, with decorative stripes running through central grille and narrow headlights looking simple yet sporty. The front bumper mainly uses flowing lines, and air intakes on both sides are in a matte silver color scheme. This is an exclusive design for hybrid version. In addition, car's logo is also in blue, which is different from other Honda vehicles. hybrids. Same model.
There are almost no side changes. The wheel design and body proportions are consistent with fuel version. The hybrid version is unique with silver exterior mirrors that match dark body color and have good texture.
Style e: The HEV hasn't undergone major changes to rear of car either. The most significant change is that dual exhaust has been replaced with a hidden exhaust that looks a lot more refined. Except for difference in exhaust system, they are basically same in terms of shape of rear of car, and the ducktail tail cover can also bring a fairly sporty touch.
Interior changes are mostly centered around shift knob.Stylish e: The HEV hybrid version does not feature a physical shift knob for fuel version.Like other Honda hybrid models, shift mechanism is changed to a push-button silver panel brings more changes to cabin car. In addition to improving visual effect, push-button shift mechanism also enhances convenience of everyday use. Once physical shift lever is removed, there is a wider space in the middle.
In terms of car and car, I already had a good idea of car and car performance when I tested Xingge fuel version. This Honda Connect 3.0 system performs well in terms of responsiveness and functionality. According to official statement, this system will also usher in a major update, and we are also looking forward to extent to which it will be improved. The hybrid version also adds an energy flow display. You can understand actual operation of vehicle on central control screen, and corresponding displays will also be displayed on LCD instrument panel.
Brand new Xingge e: HEV's mission is very clear. After adding latest generation i-MMD system, it will further enrich Xingge's product range and further meet needs of home users. In terms of price, compared to fuel version, hybrid version does not have a big price gap. Which power to choose depends on actual needs of person. For those who seek driving pleasure, fuel version is still worthy of priority. The 1.5T engine performs well in its class of models in terms of power and economy, and is also one of very few models that provide manual control. . transmission of infection. If it is a home user who frequently transports passengers, then hybrid version is more recommended, which can provide a quieter and more comfortable cabin environment with comparable power characteristics. As first model to be equipped with a new generation 2.0L i-MMD hybrid system, Xingge still shows enough sincerity, and it is a powerful model worthy of adding to the car buying menu.