Published December 31 2017

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: Reliable, Green Performance

By Lallier Honda 40/640

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid: Reliable, Green Performance

The Clarity is the newest vehicle in the Honda family and it is the most fuel efficient Honda you can buy today. It has the technology of a plug-in hybrid that combines the best of both: full-electric for efficiency and a gas engine for range, along with a list of technologies inside that cabin that make it a truly competitive premium sedan.

First, the 2018 Honda Clarity offers a combined fuel consumption rating of as low as  2.1 Le/100 km and an all-electric range of up to 76 km. This means that drivers can take advantage of a full electric ride on the week days while having the best range possible on the weekend.

This is thanks to an innovative powerplant that is composed of an ultra-efficient 1.5 litre DOHC i-VTEC Atkinson-cycle in-line 4-cylinder engine coupled to a starter/generator motor and an ultra-quiet 181 horsepower AC synchronous traction motor backed up by a 17 kilowatt hour (kWh), 168 cell lithium-ion battery pack. The combination of these three elements provides the 2018 Honda Clarity with 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft of torque.

The electromotive power comes from a 181 horsepower electric motor that produces 232 lb.-ft. of torque and drawing power from both the gasoline engine and a 17 kilowatt hour (kWh) battery pack with a recharge time of just 2.5 hours at 240 volts. The Clarity Plug-in Hybrid features Honda's two-motor hybrid powertrain that has a total system output of 212 horsepower.

The 2018 Clarity Plug-in Hybrid offers three driver-selectable operating modes: Normal, Econ and Sport. These driving modes allow drivers to tailor their driving experiences. Moreover, a fourth mode, the HV mode, is also provided in order to preserve the battery's charge so it can be used later.

Inside the 2018 Clarity Plug-in hybrid, Honda combined comfort, technology and a premium feel with Honda’s intelligent interior design, which provides the most spacious interior in its class. With enough space to comfortably accommodate up to five passengers, the 2018 Honda Clarity  features advanced technologies including Display Audio with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a graphical LCD meter panel that displays power consumption, regenerative braking and battery charge level and hybrid drive system energy flow integration.

An 8-inch high-definition display audio touchscreen interface incorporates Honda’s satellite-linked navigation along with rearview camera with dynamic guidelines. Finally, smart entry, auto-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone climate control, rear heat/air conditioning vents and a practical 60/40 Split fold-down rear seat for maximum cargo space are all offered standard.

Distinguished styling for the 2018 Honda Clarity in Terrebonne, Quebec

The design of the 2018 Honda Clarity is clearly innovative. With exterior features like advanced aerodynamic treatments, full LED lighting, high-efficiency Smart Clear Wipers (windshield wipers), and four available exterior colours including the new and exclusive Moonlit Forest Pearl, this premium plug-in hybrid makes heads turn.

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is available today at Lallier 40/640 Honda!