As already declared, the 2017 Honda Clarity fuel cell will be available in the United States at the end of 2016, but only in some areas of California. At the 2016 Auto Show in Washington, D.C., Honda confirmed that it would start leasing vehicles to retail consumers in selected California markets prior to the conclusion of 2016. The company also confirmed that the hydrogen fuel-cell car would have a price tag of around $60,000, with a monthly rent rate of less than $500.
This rate is very close to the $57,500 base cost and $499 rent rate for the 2016 model Toyota Mirai, which is on sale previously at eight California Toyota dealerships. The Tucson Fuel Cell of Hyundai is also accessible for rent in California at the rate of $499 per month at chosen Hyundai dealers. Echoing reports submitted at the 2015 Los Angeles Motor Show, Honda revealed that the 2017 Clarity would be offered initially at selected dealerships. There will be in Orange Counties and Los Angeles, Sacramento and in the San Francisco Bay Area.
2017 Honda Clarity Exterior
The 2017 Honda hybrid sedan will run on a groundbreaking platform, which will be commonly used by the dedicated plug-in hybrid model that the business plans to launch in 2018. This platform allocation will help Honda to distribute the operating cost of the low-capacity Clarity to a version that will be estimated to sell in huge quantities. The corresponding platform may also be employed for a battery-electric automobile that Honda is going to launch in 2018. While its key class competitors, like the Tucson Fuel Cell, is based on a recent version. Also Toyota Mirai utilizes a separate platform, the Clarity will be the keystone for accompanying versions.
2017 Clarity comes with a spacious roomy cabin to house five grown-up occupants in a relaxed way. The new vehicle would acquire the majority of its internal styling prompts from the two accessible fuel-cell concept vehicles of Honda. The vehicle would come prepared with the Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, plus the Honda Sensing Package with all necessary safety features.
2017 Honda Clarity Interior
Engine, Fuel Cell
The automaker adopts a varied technique to the construction than either of the other automobile manufacturers has given so far. The 2017 Honda fuel cell exploits a new-fangled, solid fuel-cell pile that allows all components to fit in the hood. The fuel tanks, which are placed between the rear wheels and underneath the back seat, allow the new vehicle move to the peak distance of 300 miles. The new Clarity comes outfitted with a hydrogen storage fuel tank with satisfactory capacity that will assist the vehicle to sprint to the utmost distance of 434 miles.
The new Honda hybrid is a medium-sized sedan, whose axle in the front is motivated by an impressive electric motor. The electric motor will be able to produce the peak power of 174 horsepower and the peak torque of 221 lb-feet. The electric motor would acquire its necessary power from a suite of tough lithium-ion batteries, which is situated on the floor. The battery will mechanically be charged by means of a fuel cell stack while the car is moving. The new vehicle also acquires superior acceleration that makes it accomplish the swiftness of 60 mph from the stationary mode is less than 9 seconds.
Date of release and price
The 2017 Honda Clarity release date is estimated to be the final part of 2016 and it can be procured at preliminary cost of $60,000
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2017 Honda Clarity Photos