2014 Honda Grace Hybrid review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 3 December 2014 , 12:12:42 byVeronica

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Honda Grace Hybrid

The first generation Honda City was a subcompact car manufactured by the Japanese manufacturer Honda from 1981. Originally made for the Japanese, European and Australasian markets, the City was retired in 1994 after the second generation. However, the Japanese officials were very inspired and brought it back to life, now reaching its sixth generation. And more than that, they have realized a hybrid version of the car, called Grace, which has just been introduced to the public.

Honda Grace is distinguished by a “Solid Wing Face" design with a platinum-plated front grille that is flanked by optional LED headlights. The sedan also features five-spoke alloy wheels and chrome accents on the rear end. On the inside we discover soft-touch plastics, an eight-speaker audio system and piano black trim and plenty of room at the back.

Honda Grace is powered by a SPORT HYBRID i-DCD one-motor system that is made of a 1.5-liter Atkinson-cycle engine, a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission (with an integrated electric motor) and an "intelligent power unit" with a lithium-ion battery. The engine develops 110 PS (81 kW) and 134 Nm (99 lb-ft) of torque and the electric motor brings 29.5 PS (22 kW) and 160 Nm (118 lb-ft) of torque. This setup enables the vehicle to return 34.4 km/L (2.9 L/100km / 80.9 mpg US / 97.1 mpg UK). There's also an all-wheel drive version but it not that efficient because it returns 29.4 km/L (3.4 L/100km / 69.1 mpg US / 83 mpg UK). We also have a corresponding price for the Grace which begins at ¥1,950,000.