The Honda Company is very famous around the world and they have so many great models, starting from the small sporty vehicles, to the great sedans as well as to the SUVs with high capability and electric models. Today, in the next review we will talk about the all-new Clarity Plug-in Hybrid model. This model is already introduced and according to Honda, they will target Canada and U.S. The newest 2017 Honda Clarity Electric will bring so many great things. First of all, we can expect deployment of electrified powertrain technology.
Thanks to that fact, we can expect further enhancements of electric models. Steve Center said that the electrification will be the future of mobility, and at the same time the future of Honda Company. According to him, everything will start from this Clarity series. This model has quite distinctive and unique shape, and in combination with the electrification, that will be excellent for the Company. If you want to find out something more about the next Clarity model, stay with us and enjoy in the next review.
2017 Honda Clarity Electric Exterior design
As we already mention, this model will be extraordinary from the outside and it will provide a distinctive appearance. It will come with only one trim level. Furthermore, this model will provide low and wide aerodynamic body. Also at the sides, we can expect large aluminum wheels with the unique design. The size of the wheels will be 18 inches. At the front side, we can see front grille that will provide a little bit different look compared to other Honda models.
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The grille will be connected with the headlights which look quite nice. Also, the headlights will most likely provide LED technology of the newest generation. Thanks to the “fun-to-drive” DNA from Honda, the Honda Clarity Electric 2017 will provide smooth, highly refined and very quiet driving experience. The rear side also has the same LED technology as the headlights.
Honda Clarity Electric 2017 Interior design
The interior design of this model will also provide a lot of luxury elements. The cabin will be very spacious and comfortable, and all the people inside can enjoy a ride. When the cabin is full, the five passengers inside can enjoy with all the luxury features. First of all, let’s start from the seats on the front side. They will be very supportive, and they will have leather as standard upholstery material. The same case we can expect with the rear seats, except the fact that will be supportive in a little but fewer ways.
When it comes to some systems, this model will provide Display Audio with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. We can also anticipate HONDA SENSING safety features. Some of them will include forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and lane-departure warning, as well as many others. The dual zone climate control will be standard. We can also expect 8-inch touchscreen audio system with the Bluetooth.
Engine and Performance
According to the company, the future 2017 Honda Clarity Electric will have the electric range of 42 miles. As we know, that will be the longest range among all midsize plug-in hybrids. However, if you want to drive for long distance, this model will provide hyper-efficient Atkinson cycle 4-cylinder engine with a displacement of 1.5-liter that will generate electricity. With this exceptional engine, we can anticipate driving range rating of 330 miles. The power of the vehicle will come from the electric engine, to be exactly 181-horsepower with the 232 lb.-ft. of torque. When it comes to battery, this model will have a 17-kilowatt hour (kWh) battery pack. You can charge it fully in 2.5 hours @ 240 volts. Speaking of EPA rates, this model will have a rating of 105 MPGe when the drive is combined.
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When it comes to Honda Clarity Electric, this model will have a 161-horsepower electric motor with the 221 lb.-ft. of torque. The battery will be 25.5-kWh. You can fully charge it in three hours at 240 volts. According to EPA, we can expect rates of 120/102/111 MPGe.
Price and Release date
This model is already released, and you can order it immediately. Speaking of prices, this vehicle will have a starting price of around $59.000.
2017 Honda Clarity Electric photos