Honda Cars India has launched a new variant of its mid-sized sedan City priced at Rs 12.75 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi). The new trim -- ZX MT -- is powered by 1.5 litre petrol powertrain mated with manual transmission and comes with added features like rear parking sensors. Some of the key features of the Honda City ZX MT variant includes a complete LED package which comes with LED headlamps, DRL, fog lamps, rear combi-lights, license plate lamps, and trunk-lid spoiler lights. The company said it has brought in the new trim due to high demand from buyers for top-spec petrol variant in a manual transmission. Currently, Honda also sells an automatic version of the sedan.
Honda has also introduced two new exterior colour schemes — Radiant Red Metallic and Lunar Silver Metallic. The Honda City is available in four trims — SV, V, VX and ZX.
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The petrol unit on the City is a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine producing 117bhp and 145Nm of torque.
The Honda City is 4,440 mm long, 1,485 mm tall and 1,695mm wide and has a kerb weight of 1,085 kg. The interior of the sedan which comes with ample leg room is done with beige coloured leather upholstery.
The new trim is introduced due to high demand from buyers for top-spec petrol variant in a manual transmission, according to the company.
"The addition of new colours and standard application of rear parking sensors will further strengthen the City offering in the market," Honda Cars India Ltd (HCIL) Senior Vice President and Director (Sales and Marketing) Rajesh Goel said in a statement.
The model comes with various features like six airbags, electric sunroof, automatic headlights and rain sensing wipers among others. The car also gets a 7” touchscreen on its dashboard, which is finished in black with silver accents.
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“Both, the petrol and diesel variants come mated to a standard six-speed manual gearbox. The higher-spec petrol variants (V, VX and ZX) further come with the optional six-speed CVT transmission with paddle shifters,” Drivespark reported.
Honda had first launched City in India in January 1998, and till date has sold over 7.5 lakh units of the sedan.