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Honda City ZX

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Honda City ZX summary

Honda City earned a cult status in the mid-size sedan segment when it was first launched in 1998. It has been a steady source of revenue for the company over the four generations of the sedan model.

Unlike its competitors, Honda skipped turbo engines for the all-new Honda City ZX. Instead, the City ZX features 1.5 litres i-VTEC and i-DTEC engines with 6 forward speed ratios for manual transmissions. The CVT variant is available only for petrol engines.

It packs a solid performance, thanks to its 1.5 litres i-VTEC DOHC engine designed specifically to give best-in-segment 89 kW power and 145 Nm torque, and 73 kW and 200 Nm torque for petrol and diesel variants, respectively.

The petrol-CVT variant of City ZX offers 18.4 kmpl, while the manual transmission variants offer 17.8 kmpl and 24.1 kmpl, respectively, for the petrol and diesel engines.

The City ZX could easily be the most technologically advanced sedan with quite a few firsts in the segment. It is the first Indian car to have Alexa integration, the world’s first i-SRS Airbag System, and the first in segment blind-spot monitoring setup.

The Honda City ZX delivers an ambitious look, with headlamps comprising 9 LED array inline shell LED DRL, Z-shaped 3D wrap-around tail lamps.

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The All-New City ZX is the fifth generation sedan from Honda that offers a classic yet sturdy choice. It seamlessly brings together style, technology, and comfort, restoring its market position as a true sedan. The Honda City ZX exhibits a European look with exciting features with its solid built and uncomplicated style. The front is defined with an impressive balance of style and strength, featuring a solid chrome slab above the grille with new full LED headlamps, integrated LED DRL and L-Shaped LED turn indicator. The rear is lined with LED taillamps, adding a notch to its sleek design. The City ZX is fixed with sturdy 16-inch diamond-cut alloy wheels, giving the body a classy look without compromising performance.

The City ZX’s interior flaunts a premium profile with well-structured decor and handcrafted leather seats. It features an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen system, coupled with a 7-inch analog and digital setup with a speedometer and tachometer. Coming to the safety features, the Honda City ZX has six airbags, hill-start assistance, vehicle stability assist, blind-spot monitoring, along with a low tyre pressure alert mechanism, and three-point ELR seat belts.

The Honda City ZX is popular for its comfort during both daily commute and occasional retreat drives. Even in this version, the sedan is spacious, with abundant legroom. The interiors feature ergonomically designed seats and smartly placed trays and multi-utility armrests. The City ZX is the top-end luxury model of Honda’s fifth-generation line-up. It comes in radiant red metallic, platinum white pearl, modern steel metallic, golden brown metallic, and lunar silver metallic colours.

The City ZX is on the expensive side of the scale for the segment, with the petrol-manual variant priced at ?13.61 lakh, petrol-CVT variant at ?14.91 lakh, and diesel-manual variant at ?15.11 lakh. It will be competing against Skoda Rapid TSI, Volkswagen Vento TSI, and Hyundai Verna (facelift).


Honda City ZX PRO’s & CON’s

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The Honda City ZX features a sleek design while being a rigid vehicle, as it is built with high tensile steel offering a stable drive.

It carries forward the legacy of Honda City sedans for being a comfortable ride and well-suited for Indian roads.

In the age of turbo engines, Honda chose to bet on its tested-and-proven i-VTEC and i-DTEC engines, guaranteeing a steady cruise. The i-VTEC engine peaks at 7,000 rpm, while turbo engines reach just 5,000 rpm.

It borrowed the LaneWatch camera system from Honda Civic to offer blind-spot monitoring functionality, which every car enthusiast will say is an absolute plus.

The capability to remotely connect with Alexa is a smart move by Honda, given how Alexa is a must-have appliance of every household these days.

The Honda City ZX is the roomiest car in its segment and has a spacious boot space of 506 litres.

The Honda City ZX doesn’t feature a turbo engine, thereby losing marks on fuel efficiency.

The diesel variant offers just 99 bhp and 200 Nm torque, which fails to compete against its rivals. Also, its rpm tops at 4,000.

It doesn’t have a diesel automatic variant, while Honda Amaze does.

The City ZX with its narrower tyres – 185 section tyres against market standard 195-section tyres – isn’t the fastest car in the segment.

A little detailing wouldn’t have hurt in designing the dashboard with an infotainment screen, favouring the passenger. Moreover, there is no wireless charging.

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The All-New Honda City ZX was the most awaited car in its segment. Honda City enjoys a prominent position that was unaffected even when the launch of the City ZX was delayed by several months due to the pandemic. That is because the sedan offers the most balanced blend of style and comfort. The latest generation of the car, while fulfilling the promise of being the most spacious 5-seater, has added a series of premium features such as a 180W 8-speaker music system, blind-spot monitoring, Alexa integration, and sunroof.

The makers decided to go with its i-VTEC and i-DTEC engines instead of turbo engines, which forced the City ZX to compromise on higher speeds. Nevertheless, it offers a stable ride, specifically for Indian roads. The ground clearance is so good that it can handle the worst of speed breakers. Also, it won’t go into potholes noisily, thanks to its suspension refinement and robust build. With a spacious boot, the City ZX should be an ideal out-of-town trip car.

Right from the dashboard to the tactile feel of the steering wheel, the driver will experience a sense of excitement while handling the car. The Honda City ZX has so many cubby holes, and cup-holders, ensuring that every family member’s smartphone has a resting spot. However, a wireless charger would have been the icing on the cake.

Honda should consider introducing a turbo engine in its City models to make sure its cars check all the boxes. While its competitors offer better engines and speed, you should go for the Honda City ZX if you’re looking for comfort and stability with high specs.

Honda City ZX key specification

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  • Specifications

Body Type Sedan

Fuel Type Petrol

ARAI Mileage 17.7 kmpl

City Mileage 13.2 kmpl

Seating Capacity 5

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