The announced 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid will deliver a combination of a small gasoline unit and two electric motors. Thanks to the innovative engineering, the Clarity Hybrid will increase the total driving range to 340 miles. The electric-only range is with 47 miles. The driving range is definitely one of the main advantages of the upcoming model. There are only a few similar vehicles that accomplish range over 300 miles.
Furthermore, the Clarity Hybrid offers a comfortable cabin for 5 adult passengers, nicely equipped and with excellent trunk space. This mid-size luxury sedan comes for a fair price and costs less than similar vehicles in the class.
The front end of 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid will have clean, smooth and attractive design language. The redefined body shape will definitely help the vehicle to achieve better aerodynamics and efficiency. Moreover, unique LED headlights provide excellent visibility and astonishing light signature. Thanks to a longer wheelbase and wider stance, the new model is specially engineered for a smooth and comfortable ride.
Also, the decklid spoiler and sleek aerodynamic shape ensure the eye-catching effect. The rear LED taillights brings a bright illumination that can be visible from afar. That way, the overall safety on the road is better. Furthermore, the laser-wield roof ensures the elegant look. On top of that, it really improves the strength of the vehicle, and rigidity at the same time.
The contours of the streamlined Body Side Molding look very sophisticated and protecting from door hits. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid rolls on angular, five-spoke 18-inch wheels. Moreover, the Chrome Door Trim gives the new model even more stylish look.
2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Interior
The interior of the upcoming 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid brings leather-trimmer details, as well as a plant-derived bio-fabrics. The new model is capable to accommodate up to five adult passengers, thank the innovative engineering. Moreover, some premium features like smartphone pocket and available leather-trimmed seats will make this cabin even more comfortable. Also, the steering wheel is leather-wrapped as well.
The two-position memory will allow two different drivers to adjust the position as they like. Also, the seats come with the 8-way power-adjustment system, with pinpoint accuracy. Furthermore, the HondaLink climate pre-conditioning is available, as well as the heated/ventilated front seat option. The new Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is totally driver-centric. You’ll get all of the information the full digital Driver Information Interface.
The brand-new Shift-By-Wire feature provides more spacious console. The driver will have an option to go from Park to Drive at the push of a button. The controls are mounted on the steering wheel, to make access to all function even easier. On top of that, Honda Sensing safety and driver-assistive technologies are available for all trim levels.
The new model offers up to the 15.5 cubic feet trunk space. That’s the outstanding amount of space, taking into account that the regular Accord, for example, offers 16.7 cubic feet.
2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid offers a total of six exterior color options and only one interior color. For the exterior, you can choose between Platinum White Pearl, Solar Silver Metallic, Modern Steel Metallic, and Crytal Black Pearl. The Moonlit Forest Pearl and Crimson Pearl will be available only for the Clarity Touring model.
For the cabin, the only color option is Beige Leather. This color palette will definitely help the arriving model to gain more recognizable look and unique visual identity. Also, the colors are so vibrant, that the Clarity Hybrid will easily pop from the crowd.
2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid Specs
2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid work with a combination of electric motors and VTEC 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. This combination makes a total output of 212 hp. Furthermore, the overall driving range is increased to 340 miles ( 47 miles in electric-only mode). Most of the similar vehicles offer a far more limited range. Only the Tesla Model 3 can go above 300 miles, with the Long Range trim.
But, that model comes with a price above $49,000. Moreover, the high-voltage battery lasts longer and comes with excellent 8-year warranty. The charging will take approximately 2.5 hours with a 240-volt charger, and about 12 hours with a 120-volt outlet.
The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid includes four driving modes – Normal, ECON, Sport, and HV mode. The HV mode optimizes charging and can regenerate up to 50 percent of the all-electric range. The EPA fuel-economy gasoline-only range rating is 44 mpg city/40 mpg highway/42 mpg combined/ and 110 MPGe equivalent.
Release Date And Price
Unlike some of the main rivals from the segment, 2020 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid comes with a fair price. Also, the gap between the trims is significantly smaller. The base model comes with an MSRP of around $33,400. The Touring version will start at $36,600. Moreover, new Clarity Hybrid is eligible for a federal tax credit, up to $7,500.
On the other hand, Tesla Model 3 start slightly above $49,000. Of course, every model comes with Honda’s famous 8-year warranty. The official release date is still unknown. But, we expect that the vehicle will be ready for some major show, perhaps Chicago Auto Show in February.