2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell First Look

The forthcoming 2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is more than just a regular sedan. To be more precise, it is a trio of the ultra-efficient models and each one of them gets a different type of power. Last year, Honda introduced a model that runs on hydrogen fuel-cell that is available only in California for now. The second model runs on an all-electric power and the third variant is a plug-in hybrid version.

So, if you are looking for a sedan that is fun-to-drive and it its ultra-efficient you should look no further. Moreover, the interior hold plenty of high-tech and safety features and the exterior looks very appealing. All three models are coming in a standard and Touring trim levels.

 

2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell offers great aerodynamics and upscale look

This four-door sedan offers a sleek exterior design with plenty of nice-looking curves and angles. It looks unique and very modern. The sloping roof looks gorgeous and the rear end adds more sleek appeal than the previous model. The 2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is one of those green vehicles that get a special attention in every department and exterior is no different.

The front end will hold boomerang-shaped LED headlights and at the back, the taillights also get LED units. The best part is that the LED technology is standard, just like the rain-sensing windshield wipers. Overall, Clarity Fuel Cell sedan offers great aerodynamics and upscale look.

2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell interior

2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell interior design

The forthcoming 2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell comes with a very modern interior with some nice touches and finishes. On top of that, Clarity offers something that other rivals don’t. While all of the hybrid and all-electric models can accommodate four passengers, this sedan offers to seat for five. Of course, fitting three adult persons at the back is not recommended, especially on the longer trips.

Generally, the cabin is practical and it adds a bit of futuristic presence. Gear levels do not exist inside the 2020 Clarity Fuel Cell. Instead, this sedan will use a series of buttons for a drive or reverse modes. An 8-inch infotainment touchscreen supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The cargo room is rated at 14.3 cubic-feet for the all-electric model, while the fuel-cell model offers 11.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell side

2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell engine

As mentioned, all three models are getting power in a different way. The 2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell will arrive with the plug-in hybrid that uses 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine and a single electric motor. This combination generates 212 HP and 331 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy numbers are set at the 42 mpg combined or 110 mpg on electric power.

The all-electric model will benefit from a 120-kilowatt electric motor and a battery pack that is capable of producing 161 HP and 221 lb-ft of twists. This electric model goes up to 126 mpg in the city and 103 mpg on the highway.

The third drivetrain option comes with the Fuel Cell model that uses hydrogen gas and it generates electricity through a chemical reaction. This output is rated at 174 HP and 221 lb-ft of torque. The range of this model is set at 336 miles and filling the fuel tank takes between three and five minutes.

2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell rear look

2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell price and release date

The approaching 2020 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell is currently available only in California and is for lease only. The plug-in hybrid model starts at $35,000 and the electric model is also available for lease only. Unlike the Fuel Cell, the electric model is available in Oregon as well. This stunning sedan will go on sale in the U.S. at the beginning of 2020.

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