Honda debuts the Grace - a hybrid version of the Honda City, in Japan. Revealed on Honda's Japanese website, the Grace is pretty much similar to the the Honda City which we get here on our shores.
Eagle-eyed readers will be able to tell the Hybrid City from a normal City via a couple of special parts like the blue-tinted bar under the front grill and the subtle bootlid spoiler.
The Grace also receives special LED headlights and tail lights as options.
Inside, the dashboard design remains pretty much similar other than a new instrumental cluster and a shared gear knob with the Jazz/Vezel hybrid.
We expect the Grace/City Hybrid to use the same drivetrain as its cousins ( the Jazz/fit Hybrid and the HR-V/Vezel Hybrid) too as not much information about what is under the hood is given. This means the Grace will have the 108bhp 1.5-litre i-VTEC Atkinson-cycle engine that is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox which also houses a 29bhp electric motor inside. Both motors combined to output a not-shabby-at-all figure of 137bhp and 170Nm of torque.
For those that are interested in how the electric motor and dual-clutch gearbox works, you can watch the clip below.