Honda City ZX MT Petrol is priced at Rs. 12.75 lakh and rear parking sensors is now part of the standard equipment along with two new colour options
Honda Cars India has introduced a new top-end ZX petrol manual variant of City in India at Rs. 12.75 lakh (Ex-Showroom). The company launched this new variant as the demand for top-spec petrol manual variant has increased considerably. The City is currently available in four variants – SV, V, VX and ZX.
Along with ZX trim, the company has added two new colours – Radiant Red Metallic and Lunar Silver Metallic, which takes the total colour option to seven and it includes – Alabaster Silver Metallic, Carnelian Red Pearl, White Orchid Pearl, Golden Brown Metallic and Modern Steel Metallic. Honda has added rear parking sensors as part of the standard package.
The ZX variant gets LED package which includes LED headlamps, integrated LED Daytime Running Lamps, LED rear combinations lamps, LED license plate lamps and Trunk Lid Spoiler with LEDs. Honda has also given six airbags, electric sunroof, 16-inch diamond cut alloy wheels, 17.7 cm touch screen infotainment system, automatic headlamps, headlamp Auto-Off Timer and Automatic Rain-sensing Wipers in the new variant.
The petrol variant of City is powered by 1.5 L i-VTEC engine producing 119 PS of power at 6,600 rpm and 145 Nm of torque at 4,600. This engine is mated to a 5-speed manual and CVT gearbox options. According to ARAI, the manual variant of City petrol returns 17.4 kmpl and 18.0 kmpl for the CVT variant.
Honda is also offering CVT automatic option in V, VX and ZX variants. The City is one of the most popular cars in its segment and the company first introduced the sedan in 1998. Since then, Honda sold more than 7.5 lakh units across the country and currently, the model is in its fourth generation.
Most of the buyers of City prefer the petrol model over diesel because of the refinement from the i-VTEC engine. Some of the features standard across the variants are automatic climate control, rear AC vents, Bluetooth connectivity for the audio system, alloy wheels (entry-level model gets 15-inch and 16-inch on top end variants), cruise control, shark fin antenna and more.