Long wait is over, The New Honda has arrived
August 05, 2013 - Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines officially lets driving excitement soar high as it welcomes the All New CR-Z, Sport Hybrid Coupe at the NBC Tent in Taguig City; taking cue from the Filipino market’s enthusiastic reaction when the CR-Z MUGEN concept was first shown.
According to HCPI’s President and General Manager, Mr. Tatsuya Natsume, Honda felt the market’s strong desire for a sport hybrid coupe to be available here in the Philippines. The letters CR-Z stands for "Compact Renaissance Zero", which represents Honda's commitment to go back to the point of origin (zero) to take on the challenge to create a new compact car without being bound by the values of traditional coupés. "It is my privilege to be able to bring this product to the Philippines. With this product we aim to provide an unparalleled driving experience and rest assured we heard what Filipinos want from Honda. The New Honda has arrived," Natsume said. The Honda CR-Z is poised to create a new definition to mobility; successfully balancing sporty and eco.
The All New CR-Z uses a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine as the main source of power with an electric motor, Honda's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA). Efficiently combining these two, Honda was able to create a new value for the Honda brand through a sport hybrid coupe for a new era. This combination enables drivers to have a responsive and exciting driving experience; thus achieving excellent fun-to-drive performance and exceptional fuel efficiency.
The unique combination of the two ideas sport and hybrid is something very unique to the CR-Z and to be able to fully demonstrate these opposing ideas,Honda developed two systems: 3-Mode Drive System and Plus Sport System.
3-Mode Drive System and Plus-Sport System
Honda introduced the "3-Mode Drive System"; this system lets the driver choose whether the hybrid system will be used for added performance, or for efficiency. With a push of a button, it allows drivers to freely shift to SPORT,NORMAL or ECON modes for different driving style and / or driving situations. The system applies integrated control over the engine's Drive by Wire, motor assist, CVT shift management, Electric Power Steering and air conditioner.
In SPORT mode, the vehicle uses the IMA system in order to provide extra power, while at the same time making the throttle pedal more sensitive to driver inputs. Meanwhile, in ECON mode, the IMA system assists more by limiting the amount of fuel used by the engine in order to achieve better efficiency. In NORMAL mode the driving performance and fuel economy are balanced.
Honda further pushes the envelope as the All New CR-Z now has an additional selection – the Plus-Sport System or S+ Button. This Plus-Sport system uses the charge from the battery to power the electric motor and give anadditional boost in acceleration that is comparable to a 3.0L V6 engine enabling more responsive acceleration to achieve additional fun and excitement while driving.
The all new CR-Z is capable of delivering maximum power of 136 ps @ 6600 rpm and maximum torque of 19.4 kg-m for the 6-speed manual transmission and 135 ps @ 6600 rpm and maximum torque of 17.4 kg-m for the Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT 7-speed mode with paddle shifters).
Interior and Exterior Features
In order to create a sportier look, Honda designed the CR-Z with low vehicle height, a wide stance, and short vehicle length that projects a sporty image. This, while at the same time providing 2+2 passenger capacity, with a rear bench that features a one-touch fold down system that creates a cargo area with sufficient space to fit two golf bags.
Furthermore, the interior of the CR-Z aims for each occupant to feel a sense of excitement when inside the vehicle, which is why an advanced design for the instrument cluster was utilized, matched with high quality materials for the instrument panel. The sporty bucket type front seats featuring a black and red color combination give stability and comfort to the passengers.
One of Honda's primary thrusts includes comprehensive methodology to vehicle safety. For one's peace of mind, the All New CR-Z is packed with driver and assistant SRS airbags, side airbags with occupant position detection system, curtain airbags, anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), vehicle stability assist (VSA) and hill start assist.
Options and Pricing
"The arrival of the CR-Z means a lot to Honda, we feel that this particular model was able to connect to Filipinos. Since then, we thought of giving each customer a more personal approach in choosing his CR-Z and decided to offer 3 feature-packed variants, 2 transmission options and 6 colors," Natsume said. The Standard model is equipped with projector-type HID headlights, LED park lights, front fog lights, rain sensing front wipers, LED taillights, intermittent rear windshield wiper and 17" alloy wheels. HCPI is also offering the CR-Z Modulo variant equipped with Carbon Fiber finish under spoiler set, ducktail-type tailgate spoiler and Modulo emblem. And for the first time, HCPI is introducing a CR-Z MUGEN variant which is equipped with under spoiler set, MUGEN front grille, wing-type tailgate spoiler, MUGEN light-weight 17” alloy wheels, MUGEN exhaust system, Aero Illumination (LED Daytime Running Lights), rear fog lights, carbon fiber mirror cover and shift knob (for manual transmission only), MUGEN emblem and MUGEN floor mats.
Crafted to deliver an unparalleled driving experience and exceptional fuel efficiency, the Honda CR-Z is available with the following suggested retail prices:
The All New CR-Z is available in six exciting colors, including:
- Standard (Manual Transmission) Php 1,390,000
- Standard (CVT with Paddle Shifters) Php 1,480,000
- Modulo (Manual Transmission) Php 1,470,000
- Modulo (CVT with Paddle Shifters) Php 1,560,000
- MUGEN (Manual Transmission) Php 1,860,000
- MUGEN (CVT with Paddle Shifters) Php 1,950,000
With various choices available, the CR-Z offers a more personal Honda spirit of mobility bound to make every journey fun and enjoyable.
- Premium White Pearl
- Crystal Black
- Polished Metal
- Milano Red
- Premium Golden Purple Pearl
- Turquoise Blue (CR-Z exclusive color)
Posted on 09 Aug 2013 by admin
All-New Honda CR-Z unleashes your passion to drive
June 3, 2013 - Ever dreamt of the day when driving would be a pleasure and not a chore? The day of driving a car that connects with you? Look no further, Honda, known for its high quality and high performance automobiles, delivers spirited driving pleasure to keep up with the dynamic needs of these modern times. Get ready, as the newest addition to the Honda Cars Philippines Inc.’s, Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, line-up, the All-New CR-Z is bound to unleash your passion to drive.
Developing the CR-Z, Honda’s research and development team aimed for a car that is intrinsically fun to drive, that excites and pleases people around the world and consequently contributes to the preservation of the environment. These are the reasons why the CR-Z was born – a small sporty car that is fun to drive every day.
HCPI announced in April the coming of the Sport Hybrid Coupe, the All-New CR-Z in August. CR-Z stands for “Compact Renaissance Zero”, which represents Honda’s commitment to go back to the point of origin (zero) to take on the challenge to create a new compact car without being bound by the values of traditional coupés.
The CR-Z is equipped with Honda’s 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine combined with the Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) system that enables drivers to experience responsive and exciting dynamics. The 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine typically found in the City or Jazz delivers maximum power of 120 ps @ 6600 rpm and maximum torque of 14.8 kg-m; while the CR-Z is capable of delivering maximum power of 136 ps @ 6600 rpm and maximum torque of 19.37 kg-m for the 6-speed manual transmission and 135 ps @ 6600 rpm and maximum torque of 17.54 kg-m for the Continuously Variable transmission (CVT 7-speed mode with paddle shifters) thanks to the efficient combination of the 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine and the electric motor.
Furthermore, Honda developed what it calls the “Three-mode Drive System”; a push of a button allows drivers to freely shift to SPORT, NORMAL or ECON modes for different driving situations. The system applies integrated control over the engine’s Drive by Wire, Integrated Motor Assist (IMA), Electronic Power Steering (EPS), CVT, and air-conditioning. In SPORT mode, the vehicle uses the IMA system in order to provide extra power, while at the same time making the throttle pedal more sensitive to driver inputs. Meanwhile, in ECON mode, the IMA system assists more by limiting the amount of fuel used by the engine in order to achieve better efficiency. The NORMAL mode is the median between the SPORT and ECON modes.
And with the 3-Mode Drive System, the driver can also enjoy the ambient meter that expresses the driving style, fuel efficiency status and other information with different lighting colors. The default mode upon startup is Normal with ambient meter light in blue but when the driver achieves eco-driving, the light changes to green.
In Sport mode, the ring of the speedometer changes to red; this color creates a more exciting atmosphere. Honda further pushes the envelope as the All New CR-Z now has an additional selection – the Plus-Sport System or S+ Button option that enables more responsive acceleration to achieve additional fun and excitement while driving.
The All New CR-Z will come in Manual transmission and Continuously Variable transmission (CVT with paddle shifters) options and will be available in 3 variants. Aside from the standard model, HCPI will also offer the All New CR-Z Modulo1 variant (with Modulo aero kit) and the CR-Z MUGEN2 variant which will be equipped not only with the aero kit but also with the exhaust system and alloy wheels. The customers can choose from six colors: Premium White Pearl, Crystal Black, Polished Metal, Milano Red, and colors exclusive to the CR-Z are the Horizon Turquoise Blue and Cosmo Flash Violet. The price image for the CR-Z ranges from Php 1,400,000 to Php 2,100,000.
Posted on 06 Jun 2013 by admin
The All New Honda CR-Z is coming sooner than you think
April 25, 2013 - Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines announces today that the All New CR-Z, a sport hybrid coupé will be available for retail in 2013.
During the 4th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) in World Trade Center Metro Manila last year, the Honda CR-Z MUGEN concept was displayed and left viewers wanting more. According to Tatsuya Natsume, President and General Manager of Honda Cars Philippines, Inc., the Honda CR-Z was the real crowd drawer of the Honda booth during PIMS. “At the time of the show we received a number of inquiries about selling it in the Philippines. Even after that, we are still getting inquiries online, at our dealer showrooms and various display events. This scenario gives us the confidence that the Philippine market will warmly welcome the All New CR-Z when it arrives in August, exactly a year after its concept was shown”, Natsume said.
Cosmo Flash Violet
Modulo variant in Milano Red color
MUGEN variant in White Pearl color
CR-Z stands for “Compact Renaissance Zero”, which represents Honda’s commitment to go back to the point of origin (zero) to take on the challenge to create a new compact car without being bound by the values of traditional coupés. Developed with the concept of “More Hybrid Sports”, the All New CR-Z was created to fuse two ideas: Sport and Ecology.
In addition, based on Honda’s passion to broaden the potential for a hybrid vehicle and enable customers to experience a new kind of excitement with all of their senses, the CR-Z was developed offering three core values – Emotional (emotional look and feel), Exciting (joy of driving) and Smart (environmentally responsible, useful and liberating).
The All New CR-Z uses a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine as the main source of power with an electric motor, Honda's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA). The efficient combination of these two enables drivers to have a responsive and exciting driving experience; thus achieving excellent fun-to-drive performance and exceptional fuel efficiency.
To make the goal “to balance fun and eco factors” easier to understand, Honda introduced the “Three-mode Drive System”, which allows drivers to freely shift to SPORT, NORMAL or ECON modes for different driving style and/or driving situations. The system applies integrated control over the engine’s Drive by Wire control, motor assist, CVT shift control, and air conditioner. Honda further pushes the envelope as the All New CR-Z now has an additional selection – thePlus-Sport System or S+ Button option that enables more responsive acceleration to achieve additional fun and excitement while driving.
The All New CR-Z will come in Manual transmission and Continuously Variable transmission (CVT with paddle shifters) options and will be available in 3 variants. Aside from the standard model, HCPI will also offer the All New CR-Z Modulo1 variant (with Modulo aero kit) and the CR-Z MUGEN2 variant which will be equipped not only with aero kits but also with exhaust system and alloy wheels. The customers can choose from six exhilarating colors: White Pearl, Crystal Black, Polished Metal, Milano Red, and exclusive colors for the CR-Z theTurquoise Blue and Cosmo Flash Violet.
“With two transmissions, three variants, and six colors or a total of 36 combinations to choose from, we are positive that the All New CR-Z will bring a more personal Honda spirit of mobility. Along with other Honda models available, the All New CR-Z is bound to make every journey enjoyable and fun for both driver and passenger,” Natsume said.
The All New CR-Z will have the following price images:
Standard (Manual Transmission) - Php 1,400,000
Standard (CVT with Paddle Shifters) - Php 1,500,000
Modulo (Manual Transmission) - Php 1,500,000
Modulo (CVT with Paddle Shifters) - Php 1,600,000
MUGEN (Manual Transmission) - Php 2,000,000
MUGEN (CVT with Paddle Shifters) - Php 2,100,000
Interested customers can reserve the All New CR-Z in any of the 28 authorized Honda dealerships nationwide starting April 26. Actual deliveries will commence by August 2013. For more details and up to date information about the CR-Z.
1Modulo is Honda’s genuine accessory brand, which is developed in parallel with Honda’s new car development. This assures Modulo accessories with an optimum level of design, functionality and quality unmatched by non-genuine aftermarket accessories.
2MUGEN is well-known worldwide as an engine tuner and parts manufacturer. It develops, manufactures, and sells accessories and tuning parts exclusively for Honda automobiles and motorcycles.
Posted on 01 Jun 2013 by admin
The Honda CR-V: Best Compact Crossover AWD
April 10, 2013 – The Car Awards Group Inc. (CAGI) declared the CR-V 2.4 EX as the best in the Compact Crossover AWD category during the 2012-2013 Car of the Year Awards Night held at the Philippine Trade Training Center, Pasay City. CAGI is composed of motoring journalists from the broadcast, print and online media who annually conduct qualitative and quantitative tests on participating vehicles. The CR-V 2.4 EX stood out among four other nominees in its class.
"We, at Honda, are grateful for this recognition," Mr. Tatsuya Natsume, President and General Manager of Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. said. "The CR-V nameplate has won the hearts of the Filipinos since it was first introduced in the country in 1997. From generation to generation, the CR-V has remained on top of its game. Its continued evolution, with its bold and sophisticated styling, technology and improved comfort and convenience features, shows Honda’s commitment to provide its customers with products that are relevant to their needs.”
The all-new CR-V displays modern innovation and continues to set the new standard for its market segment in terms of quality and refinement - combining the efficiency of a passenger car, the functionality of a mini-van, and the security and confidence of an SUV. Furthermore, the design of the new CR-V offers features that exceed customer expectations - more sporty and dynamic. Interior detailing is enhanced to offer a sedan-like experience in terms of comfort, quality, stable driving and modern innovations.
The Most Fuel Efficient CR-V
All variants of the all-new CR-V are equipped with the Eco Assist system, which consists of the ECON mode that controls the engine, drive-by-wire, transmission, and air-con performance to improve fuel consumption and Eco coaching ambient light promotes a more fuel efficient driving habit by glowing green when throttle input is light and glowing white when throttle input is heavy.
Another new feature of the 4th Generation CR-V is its One-Pull Fold-Down Rear Seats. With one pull of the lever located on either side of the rear cargo area or the strap located on either side of the rear seat, the 60/40 split rear seats mechanically fold down flat to provide additional cargo space. Furthermore, Honda has recently introduced the Detachable Third Row Seat Accessory to its CR-V 2.0 LX and 2.4 EX variants providing more seating capacity in the CR-V.
The All-New CR-V comes in six variants with suggested retail prices:
* Additional P 20,000 for White Orchid Pearl in 2.0 S, 2.4 SX and 2.4 EX variants
- 2.0 liter LX AT (2WD) - Php 1,425,000
- 2.0 liter V MT (2WD) - Php 1,275,000
- 2.0 liter V AT (2WD) - Php 1,325,000
- 2.0 liter S AT (2WD) - Php 1,390,000*
- 2.4 liter EX AT (4WD) - Php 1,655,000*
- 2.4 liter SX AT (4WD) - Php 1,525,000*
“We thank CAGI for believing in what the CR-V can offer and we hope our customers will be able to take time and experience the award-winning performance of the CR-V by test driving one at any of our 28 dealers nationwide”, Natsume added.
Posted on 01 Jun 2013 by admin
The Honda Odyssey: CAGI’s Luxury Van and MPV Awardee
April 30, 2013 - (Manila) The All-new Honda Odyssey was recently awarded the Best Luxury Van and MPV award during the 2012-2013 Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI) Awards Night held at the Philippine Trade Training Center, Pasay City.
CAGI, the award-giving body composed of motoring journalists conducted qualitative and quantitative tests on all the participating vehicles recently introduced in the Philippine market. The Odyssey bested other entries in the category, earning the top award and garnering praise for its overall style, comfort, fuel economy and performance.
The Filipino customers truly enjoy spending time with their families whether it is for simple gatherings or out of town trip. This is the reason why HCPI brought the Honda Odyssey in the Philippines to cater to the needs and requirements of the Filipino customers for a bigger and more spacious vehicle”, HCPI noted. The Odyssey was developed with the concept of “Ultimate Family Vehicle” combining chic new styling, class leading performance with advance family safety and ultimate utility. Fulfilling its design goal to be the ultimate family vehicle, the interior provides three rows of comfort-oriented seating for eight with generous legroom and cargo capacity. Access to the van is effortless thanks to the dual power sliding doors and power tail gate. The cabin features elegant cream leather seats, quality interior materials which are great to touch and feel. It also offers multiple seating configurations for child seats, adult passengers and cargo along with a comprehensive range of user-friendly in-vehicle technology.
“The Philippine customers truly enjoy spending time together with their families whether it is for a simple gathering or an out of town trip. This is the reason why HCPI brought the Honda Odyssey model in the Philippines to cater to the requirements and needs of the Filipino customers for a bigger and more spacious vehicle”, HCPI noted. The Odyssey was developed with the concept of “Ultimate Family Vehicle” combining chic new styling, class leading performance with advance family safety and ultimate utility. The cabin features an 8-seating capacity, elegant cream leather seats, fine interior materials which are great to touch and feel. The Odyssey offers multiple seating configurations for child seats, adult passengers and cargo, along with offering a comprehensive range of easy-access in-vehicle technology. Fulfilling its design goal to be the ultimate family vehicle, the interior provides three rows of comfort-oriented seating with generous sedan-like legroom in each row.
The excellent engine performance and ride comfort enhances any family trip, while the interior of the Odyssey gives high consideration to occupant safety and convenience with its high level of safety features and amenities. The Odyssey comes with Tri-zone (driver, front passenger and rear cabin) Automatic Climate Control, Bluetooth Hands Free Telephone, Power Sunroof and Pull-up Shades for the rear passengers. Complete with safety amenities such as Front (Driver + Front Passenger), Front-side, Side Curtain Airbags, Knee Bolsters and 3-point ELR Seatbelt for all occupants.
HCPI would like to extend its sincerest appreciation and gratitude to CAGI for this award. Honda believes that the recognition will further help communicate to its customers the versatile utility function and luxury comfort the Honda Odyssey can offer.
Posted on 01 Jun 2013 by admin
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RE-PAINT PROMO: May 15 - Aug 15, 2013
Posted on 06 Jun 2013 by admin
Honda offers great deals this summer
May 10, 2013 - Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) announces this season’s promo that is packed with great deals and exciting perks for its various models.
The Honda City, pioneer of the subcompact segment continues to captivate with its rule-changing looks and features, not ordinarily found in other sub-compacts. The City sports an elegant yet sporty exterior complemented with luxurious interiors. And for enhanced fuel efficiency, the City is equipped with an Eco Drive Indicator Lamp (1.5 variant only) – a device that lights up whenever the driver is driving efficiently – which will serve as a reminder and a motivation for fuel efficient driving. Plus, get P25, 000 savings on every purchase of the Honda City 1.3 S and 1.5 E variants.
The Honda Jazz on the other hand, is sure to put a smile on everyone’s faces as it offers aggressive styling to go with its unbelievably spacious cabin. Its funky appeal makes it right for new graduates and yuppies with fun and youthful lifestyle. Customers of Jazz 1.5 V get a free Garmin Navigation Device for every purchase. Students meanwhile get to enjoy an upgrade to a Garmin Navigation Device with reverse camera. Its amazing style, space and new navigation system simply make the Jazz a stand out!
Driving the All-New Civic is like driving two cars in one. It has the Civic pedigree of power, prestige, looks and performance and with just a push of the ECON button All-New Civic turns to a car of intelligent efficiency. On the other hand, the interior features Honda’s first 5 inch color LCD intelligent multi-information display, or i-MID. This smart interface has instantly understandable information display and intuitive and easy-to-operate controls at the steering wheel. The i-MID menu shows audio and fuel consumption information and also allows the driver to customize the vehicle light settings. Purchase the All New Civic and enjoy the benefits of driving powerful and driving smart. Customers get P25,000 savings for every purchase of Civic 1.8 E AT.
Since its introduction in the Philippines, the CR-V has continued to provide a comfortable ride, excellent maneuverability and a spacious and versatile interior. The all-new 4th generation CR-V builds on these qualities while introducing new technology to enhance driving enjoyment and ownership experience. Just last April, Honda introduced the Detachable Third Row Seat accessory as free promotional item for the 2.0 LX and 2.4 EX variants. Good news, starting May 1, 4th generation CR-V owners can now purchase the Detachable Third Seat Accessory at any authorized dealership with suggested retail price of P25,000. Customers who are interested to purchase the CR-V 2.0 LX (2WD with automatic transmission) and CR-V 2.4 EX (4WD with automatic transmission) variants will still get the detachable third row seat accessory and a Garmin Navigation Device for free plus savings of up to P130,000.
Carefully crafted to suit the most discriminating tastes of modern times, the Accord is set to fascinate one’s senses. Designed to deliver an impressive driving experience beyond power, check out the Honda Accord and get up to P150,000 savings.
Honda is also offering customer-friendly financing schemes available for all Honda vehicles in partnership with BPI Family Savings Bank, RCBC Savings Bank, BDO, PS Bank, Eastwest Bank and Unionbank through the Honda Financing Options Program (HFO). HFO provides customers with true savings through low down payment (as low as 10% down payment), low interest rates (as low as 5.43%) and all-in packages. In owning a Honda, you get more than your money’s worth.
Hurry! Visit any of the 28 dealerships nationwide. For more information, see posters and print ads.
This promo is covered by DTI-IV-A Permit No. 11-282 series of 2012 and DTI-IV-A Permit No. 05-132 Series of 2013.
Posted on 31 May 2013 by admin
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