Sunday, January 7, 2018

Go Green in 2018 with the New 2018 Honda Clarity PHEV

The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) is powerful, efficient, and stylish, and the perfect car to kick off the new year in. Distinctive front-end styling, a blend of decisive angular shapes and flowing curves, and high-tech aerodynamic features help this car leap off the lot here at Keyes Honda. Wind-tunnel tested design details help this car cut through the wind to maximize efficiency.

Under the hood, the 2018 Honda Clarity PHEV utilizes the Honda brand’s innovative two-motor hybrid technology, which combines the ultra-efficient 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC® Atkinson-cycle in-line 4-cylinder engine coupled to a starter/generator motor with an ultra-quiet 181-horsepower AC synchronous traction motor and a 17-kilowatt-hour (kWh), 168-cell lithium-ion battery pack.

To get the most out of every mile, the 2018 Honda Clarity PHEV boasts three different driving modes and the ability to shift instantly between them to best suit the driving situation and optimize efficiency. CNET had this to say in their review: “The 2018 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid operates seamlessly between electric and hybrid operation, such that it's difficult to tell when the engine is on.”

In EV Drive mode, the car operates as an all-electric vehicle, drawing power from the lithium-ion battery pack. Hybrid Drive mode uses the electric traction motor for motive power, relying on the coupled gasoline engine and generator motor to produce electricity. Engine Drive mode allows the vehicle to function as a parallel hybrid, using a lock-up clutch to connect the engine, which is always linked to the generator motor, and the traction motor to send power directly from the engine to the front wheels.

With impressive city and highway EPA fuel economy ratings, you’ll go far in the 2018 Honda Clarity PHEV. Head to our dealership near San Fernando, CA today to check out our full selection of new 2018 Honda cars.  

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