Honda Announces the Release of 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid
Honda recently made an important announcement regarding a new vehicle that will be joining the regular lineup of vehicles nationwide. The Honda Clarity has gone through several iterations, including a new model known as the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid. Honda has announced that the 2018 model of the Clarity Plug-in will be arriving at dealerships nationwide later this year.
According to Ray Mikiciuk, assistant vice president of Honda Auto Sales at American Honda Motor Co., “The Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid represents the dawn of a new era, setting the path to a new generation of Honda products that will bring electrified technology to the mainstream.” This new model stands out among competitors with the highest all-electric range rating among all midsize plug-in hybrids with an EPA range rating of 47 miles* on a single full charge. If you plan on taking a longer trip, the Clarity Plug-in Hybrid also has the potential EPA driving range rating of 340 miles* with its incredible 1.5-liter Atkinson cycle four-cylinder engine to generate electricity.
According to MotorTrend.com, the Plug-in Hybrid utilizes a single electric motor that puts out 181 horsepower and up to 232 lb-ft of torque. The driver of the new car will have the option between several different driving modes including Normal, Econ and Sport. These modes will allow each driver to customize their driving experience as well as performance. Honda has announced that customers will have the option between Standard and Touring trims when selecting the new Hybrid.
*Based on 2018 model-year EPA ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPG/MPGe and range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery pack age/condition and other factors.