Shoppers of hydrogen fuel-cell sedans will get a third option sooner than the end of the year. The renowned Japanese automaker previously pointed out at the 2015 Auto Show in Tokyo while unveiling the 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, which is a four-door sedan, will be available only at certain dealerships in Orange and Los Angeles counties, as well as in Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area. The limitations are because of lack of fueling stations elsewhere and are standard working procedure for car manufacturers right now.
The automaker said that it would expand the accessibility of the Clarity model beyond leasing, and make the vehicle available in other areas of the Golden State because fueling stations and vehicle supplies become readily available. It may offer the 2017 Clarity outside California at some stage in the future. The automaker has planned to sell 200 units of Clarity in the first year, whereas the plug-in hybrid and battery-electric models could trade in the thousands all over the world.
2017 Honda Clarity Exterior
The 2017 Honda hybrid will be constructed on a new platform that will be shared with a committed plug-in hybrid version that Honda plans to introduce in 2018. This platform sharing will enable Honda to spread the expenses of the low-capacity Clarity to a model, which will likely to be sold in huge numbers than the fuel-cell sedan. The similar platform may also be exercised for a battery-electric sedan that Honda will introduce in 2018. While its major competitors, such as the Tucson Fuel Cell from Hyundai is derived from an existing version, and the Toyota Mirai exercises a distinctive platform, the 2017 Clarity will be the foundation for additional versions.
2017 Honda Clarity Interior
The cabin is designed to offer a comfortable sitting place for five people, including the driver. The new Clarity would borrow most of its interior styling cues from the two current fuel-cell concept sedans of Honda. The 2017 model Clarity would feature Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, as well as the Honda Sensing package of safety features.
Honda has followed a diverse approach to the expansion than either of the other automakers that have offered so far. It uses a fresh, more compact fuel-cell heap that allows all parts to fit beneath the hood. Hydrogen-storage containers situated beneath the rear seat and between the back wheels make the new Clarity move to a maximum distance of 300 miles. 2017 Clarity comes with a hydrogen storage tank with sufficient capacity that can drive the vehicle to a maximum distance of 434 miles.
The 2017 Honda fuel cell is a mid-size vehicle whose front axle is motivated by a powerful electric motor.
The 2017 Honda Clarity electric engine will be capable of generating the maximum power of 174 ponies and a maximum torque of 221 pounds per foot. The electrical energy powering the motor originates from a lithium-ion battery set, which is located on the floor. The battery will be charged by a fuel cell stack while the vehicle is on the go. The vehicle also gets better acceleration that makes it attain the speed of 60 mph from the start in 9 seconds.
Date of release and price
The 2017 Honda Clarity release date is expected to be late 2016 and it will be sold at a base price of $60,000
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