The redesigned 2023 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid has been officially confirmed, and it seems that it will arrive next year. Like before, this model is available in two variations. It comes as a hydrogen fuel cell or a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). However, the fuel cell model is only available in California because it’s the only state that offers hydrogen infrastructure.
If you didn’t know, the fuel cell is paired with an electric motor, and you can fill the hydrogen fuel tank in just a few minutes. Meanwhile, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid is powered by a gasoline engine and an excellent battery pack. As a result, the Clarity Plug-In Hybrid provides 47 miles of pure electric range, which is the perfect figure for such a car.
2023 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid Design Changes
The upcoming 2023 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid will definitively look more attractive compared to the outgoing model. For 2023, as far as we know, the manufacturer will make its front end more eye-catchy, and it should add thinner headlights with new graphics.
Most of the design cues are functional, and the manufacture will improve aerodynamics. The familiar Honda design is still there with the same giant boomerang-shaped DRLs. However, on the back, the Clarity looks more like a hatchback than the sedan because it comes with a small trunk lid. In general, the design of this model remained as little on the Accord model.
Interior Equipment and Safety
On the inside, the new 2023 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid should not differ too much from its predecessor. The cabin is modern, and it’s roomy as well. As before, this sedan offers enough room to fit five passengers comfortably. The base model includes dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless entry with push-button start, an 8-inch touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an eight-speaker audio system.
It also features a standard Honda Sensing that packages Collision mitigation braking, Lane-keeping Assist, and Adaptive cruise control. Stepping up to the Touring trim, you’ll get a few more extra features like Power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery, and Navigation.
2023 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid Specs
The 2023 Honda Clarity model is available in two forms. It comes powered by a Plug-In Hybrid or Fuel Cell system. The PHEV model is available with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine that produces 212 horsepower and 232 lb-ft. The machine is connected to an electric motor hybrid system, and it uses a 17-kWh lithium-ion battery. Fully charged, this mode reportedly provides up to 47 electric-only miles of range.
However, as for the Clarity Fuel Cell, the fuel cell assembly turns the hydrogen into electricity. This system powers an electric motor that is capable of producing 174 hp and 221 lb-ft. Unlike the PHEV model, the fuel cell gives 360 miles of range.
Release Date and Price
The release of the upcoming 2023 Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid will be most likely to happen next year. This sedan is far away from its competitions thanks to its unique design and plenty of standard equipment. It also delivers significantly more range than its competitors in the class.
The Toyota Mirai is its main rival as the new Prius Prime and Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. Like before, we expect the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid model to starts at $36,000 before options.
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