Honda sets new standards with the All New City
The All-New City MUGEN Prototype
April 22, 2014 - Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda's automobile business unit in the Philippines officiallylaunched the 4th generation of its best selling model, Honda City at SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. Debuting in a futuristic concept, the All New City is bound to let its customers "Touch Tomorrow" with six available variants to choose from.
The engineers who worked on the City paid equal attention to vehicle improvement and meeting customers' diverse demands in an automobile. The All New City presents itself with values that exceed customers' expectations - a design that embodies premium andsporty feeling, comfortable and spacious interior, high level of dynamic performance and improved fuel efficiency.
The All New City is offered with Honda's improved 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine that delivers maximum power output of 120 ps at 6600 rpm . The 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine is mated to a new 5-speed Manual Transmission and developed under the Honda's Earth Dreams Technology, new Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT with 7-speed paddle shifters).
Furthermore, the All New City is the first Honda model locally that bears Honda's new "Exciting H Design!!!" concept that will be applied to all future Honda global models. The "Exciting H Design!!!" represents three key elements - High Tech (innovative spirit), High Tension (pursuit of a beautiful body structure and layout) and High touch (finely-honed surfacing and texture), that focus on overall pleasing human experience.
Stemmed from the "Exciting H Design!!!" concept, the All New City's exterior concept is "sleek cross motion", successfully unifying sleek front form and dynamic side form. It features a solid wing face harmonized with low front face, aerodynamic
bumper design and clear-cut side panel; giving the All New City a stylish yet sporty look in every angle.
The All New City retains its compact size yet it has taken Honda's "man maximum, machine minimum' design philosophy to a higher level. The engineers achieved to create an interior space that exceeds the class standard with increased and substantial head,shoulder and knee room, a leg room that is comparable to some mid-size sedans and a top class trunk space. Matching the City's advanced packaging is the application of the "layered floating cockpit" concept that is expressed through advanced and high quality textures that give a comfortable feeling.
Complementing the spacious interior, the All New City exudes a refreshing atmosphere accomplished with careful selection of design and materials; and exclusive to the top of the line variant are plush leather seats. Inside, feast your eyes on the All New City’s advanced interior equipment. The All New City offers first in class features such as the 7-inch touch screen display audio, the application of such equipment minimizes the use of buttons making it easier to operate while radiating a premium feel. The 7-inch touch screen display audio features functions such as hands-free telephone (HFT) and audiostreaming via Bluetooth connectivity and voice recognition control. For added convenience, the audio and Bluetooth HFT can be operated via the controlsmounted on the leather-wrapped steering wheel. Just below the display audio unit, is the automatic air-conditioning system that also comes with user-friendly touch panel.
To further provide convenience to everyone on board, the All New City is equipped with different ports such as auxiliary, USB, and the new HDMI port that lets you connect and mirror your smartphone on the display audio screen. On selected variants, three
accessory sockets are made available in front and at the rear for hassle-free gadget charging.Another addition the advanced dashboard design is the push start button. The Smart Key with Push Start System intelligently locks and unlocks the doors without even touching the smart key and a push button to start or turn off the engine.
Taking cue from the market's demand for better fuel efficiency, Honda has equipped the All New City with the ECO Assist system ; which consists of the ECON mode that controls the engine, drive-by-wire, transmission, and air conditioning performance to improve fuel consumption; and the Eco coaching ambient light that promotes a more fuel efficient driving habitby glowing green when throttle input is light and glowing blue when throttle input is heavy.
Together with driving performance and fuel efficiency, one of Honda's primary thrusts includes comprehensive methodology on
vehicle safety. As standard, the All New City is equipped with driver and passenger SRS airbags and anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD). The top of the line variant comes with additional safety features such as side airbags, side curtain airbags, vehicle stability assist (VSA), hill start assist, child seat anchors,60:40 rear seats, and driver and front passenger seatbelt reminder. And another new safety feature that can be found in the top of the line variant is the Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) that automatically pulsates the brake and hazard lights when it senses an emergency stop normally during heavy braking situations. Certain variants of the All New City are equipped with a multi-view reverse camera that is capable of displaying in three views (normal, wide, and top down).
Crafted to let you experience advance technologies, the All New City is available with the following suggested retail prices:
- 1.5 E MT - Php 756,000
- 1.5 E CVT - Php 796,000
- 1.5 VX CVT - Php 880,000
- 1.5 VX+ CVT - Php 970,000
To further enhance driving enjoyment and ownership experience of our most valued customers, HCPI is offering All New City variants equipped with genuine Honda accessories that provide added safety, convenience, and style. Modulo is Honda's genuine accessory brand and Modulo accessories are developed in parallel with Honda’s new car development. The All New City is available in two Modulo variants: 1.5 E Modulo Utility and 1.5 VX Aero Sports. The 1.5 E CVT Modulo Utility variant includes front grille,door visor, trunk tray, seatback holder, tablet holder, door side protector, trunk cargo hook and Modulo emblem with suggested retail price of P821,000 . On the other hand, the 1.5 VX Aero Sports variant includes front grille, front under spoiler, side under spoiler, rear under spoiler, wing-type tailgate spoiler, illuminated side step garnish and Modulo emblem with the suggested retail
price of P935,000.
The All New City is available in five colors:
New Gold Brown Metallic (VX and VX+ only)
Carnelian Red Pearl (E CVT and VX only)
Modern Steel Metallic
Crystal Black Pearl (except VX+)
Posted on 23 Apr 2014 by admin
The New Honda City
"Finally! Witness the unveiling of the New Honda City on April 22 at 6PM only at Honda Cars Quezon City!
Visit our Open House on April 26 at Honda Cars Quezon City located at No. 141 Quezon Avenue, Quezon City and reserve the New City!
For inquiries, please call direct lines: 732-8556, 732-8166 to 67 or trunk lines: 712-6850 to 61 Locals 206, 207, 208 & 227. See you!"
Posted on 21 Apr 2014 by admin
Honda kicks off 2014 with the All New Honda Accord
January 27, 2014 - Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines successfully launched the 9th generation Honda Accord at Blue Leaf Filipinas in Pasay City. Introducing in a luxurious fashion, the Honda Accord, offered in 2.4 S and 3.5 SV variants is bound to set the new standard in its segment.
The 9th generation Accord prides itself of the improved “Honda DNA” of durability, quality and reliability. While maintaining its winning combination of smart packaging and sophisticated styling, the engineers who worked on this Accord, improved on the vehicle’s already impressive fuel economy, fun to drive performance, comfortable ride and cabin quietness with advanced safety features making it the true value for money vehicle in its class.
“I could not think of anything but to start the year right by introducing Honda’s flagship model. With the launch of the All New Accord, we aim to present nothing but a sedan that excels in all areas that customers expect from this segment from exterior to interior;” said Mr. Tatsuya Natsume, HCPI’s President and General Manager in his executive remarks during the launch.
Based on the “dynamic intelligent sedan” exterior concept, the solidly built body panel and perfectly contoured body not only improve the All New Accord’s aerodynamic efficiency but also sport a more elegant and luxurious appearance. Seamlessly complementing the upscale stature of the Accord is the addition of LED daytime running lights, LED brake lights, fog lights, power folding side mirrors with signal lights and, a-first-in-class-feature, LED dualprojector type headlights that hint of what luxury awaits inside.
Though the All New Accord boasts of a smaller and lighter body than its predecessor, it brilliantly demonstrates the Honda design and engineering philosophy of ‘man maximum, machine minimum’. The engineers achieved to extend the interior space; offering generous head, foot and leg room and 450 liters trunk capacity. Matching the Accord’s efficient packaging is the application of the “luxurious modern interior” concept described in these key words: advanced, exhilarating and superior craftsmanship.
Step inside the All New Accord and appreciate the advanced presentation of high quality and class-leading luxury. First thing you will notice are plush leather seats fitted with only the finest choice of interior materials that provide comforting luxury for this executive sedan. Not to mention, both front seats are power adjustable - designed for a more convenient ride and drive. The 3.5 SV variant gets an additional 2-position memory function for the driver seat enabling you to say good bye to cumbersome readjustments.
Once you are comfortably seated, look further and feast your eyes on the innovative onboard infotainment system featuring two colored screens that enhances overall convenience. But, there is one button that has been added to the advanced dashboard design – the push start button. The Smart Key with Push Start System intelligently locks and unlocks the doors without even touching the smart key and a push button to start or turn off the engine. Push it once and a bright, full-color 8-inch screen will activate. This is the intelligent Multi Information Display (i-MID) which shows information such as fuel consumption, trip computer, and pretty much all necessary vehicle information. The smaller of the two screens (located at the bottom) is for the audio system; with an intuitive touch screen, allowing users to effortlessly control the audio setting and music playback. These screens work hand in hand to operate the hands-free telephone function and audio streaming via Bluetooth connectivity, available for the top of the line variant, promoting safety and convenience.The i-MID and audio screen can also be controlled easily via the controls mounted on the leather-wrapped steering wheel.
Cruise in absolute refinement as cabin quietness was also given equal priority. The All New Accord’s Noise, Vibration, Harshness (NVH) levels are significantly improved through strengthening of the body frame and optimizing the application of sound proofing insulation. Helping to achieve this goal further is the efficient application of the Active Noise Control (ANC) and Active Sound Control (ASC). These functions detect cabin noise from a microphone that triggers optimal noise cancelling waves to be emitted from the speakers to remove noise creating a more linear engine sound resulting to a remarkably quiet ride.
What better way to further indulge in a luxurious journey than by placing amenities suited for your rear seat comfort; the All New Accord now has complete rear passenger features. The standard power sunshade for the rear windshield comes with a pair of pull-up window shades. Audio controls are now present at the rear. Another addition exclusive for the top of the line variant, is an auxiliary switch that the rear passenger has access enabling him to adjust the front passenger seat to his liking.
The All New Accord is the first model available in the Philippines that is equipped with Honda’s revolutionary “Earth Dreams Technology”, a next generation set of technological advancements that enhances the engine to greatly improve both fuel efficiency and driving performance. Capable of producing 281 ps at 6,200 rpm, the 3.5-liter Accord is the most powerful Accord ever. In addition to the efficient i-VTEC engineering, the 3.5-liter V6 engine is still accompanied by Honda’s Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) and comes with the 6-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters for enhanced fuel economy. The 2.4-liter,DOHC i-VTEC 4-cylinder model on the other hand, offers 175 ps at 6,200 rpm and comes with a 5-speed automatic transmission also with paddle shifters.
To further help in realizing improved fuel efficiency, all variants of the all-new Accord are now equipped with the Eco Assist system, which consists of theECON mode that controls the engine, drive-by-wire, transmission, and air conditioning performance to improve fuel consumption; and the Eco coaching ambient light that promotes a more fuel efficient driving habit by glowing green when throttle input is light and glowing white when throttle input is heavy.
Together with driving performance and fuel efficiency, one of Honda‘s primary thrusts includes comprehensive methodology on vehicle safety. The All New Accord features a multi-view reverse camera that is capable of displaying in three views (normal, wide, and top down) with dynamic guidelines paired with front and rear proximity sensors, to help in maneuvering. Added to that is the Active Cornering Lights that intelligently provide additional automatic lighting when the driver activates the indicators or turns the steering wheel more than 90 degrees. Another new feature is the Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) that automatically pulsates the brake and hazard lights when it senses an emergency stop normally during heavy braking situations. For every one’s peace of mind, the All New Accord is also packed with driver and passenger SRS airbags, side airbags (and curtain airbags for 3.5SV), anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), vehicle stability assist (VSA) and hill start assist.
Brilliantly crafted to deliver a class-leading, luxurious journey, the All New Accord is available in the following suggested retail prices:
* 2.4 S (5-speed AT with Paddle Shifters) -- Php 1,720,000
* 3.5 SV (6-speed AT with Paddle Shifters) -- Php 2,097,000
Available in five colors:
* Modern Steel Metallic
* White Orchid Pearl (additional Php 20,000)
* Crystal Black Pearl
* Carnelian Red Pearl
* Alabaster Silver Metallic (2.4 S only).
Posted on 28 Jan 2014 by admin
Honda Refreshes Jazz Color Line-up
November 29, 2013 - Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) excites the motoring community as it offers the already dynamic Jazz in new sporty and invigorating colors – Rallye Red, Modern Steel and Fresh Lime.
The Honda Jazz is one small car that is definitely not small in style, space and substance. Through the years, it has become an icon in the field of mobility as it radiates its own sense of style that is unique and full of life. First presented to the local market in 2004, triggering the emergence of the hatchback niche, the Honda Jazz has revolutionized the small car segment with its complete lifestyle package.
And in constantly surprising its customers with fresh products, HCPI is delighted to offer the Rallye Red color and new pantone Modern Steel that complement the aggressive and sporty styling of the 1.5 liter Jazz. Furthermore, matching the Jazz’ coolness, the Fresh Lime color instantly brings out the fun vibe. Originally offered only for the Jazz 1.5 liter special edition in 2012, the Fresh Lime color makes a comeback in both 1.3 liter and 1.5 liter variants.
The Honda Jazz prides itself in demonstrating how a small car can amazingly encompass considerable amount of space and dynamic styling that perfectly meet the demands of modern lifestyle. In the heart of the Jazz is the i-VTEC engine that works wonders in delivering both powerful performance and outstanding fuel economy, while the ULT (Utility, Long, and Tall mode) seats offer outstanding interior space configurability and versatility. Front dual SRS airbags and anti-lock brake system (ABS) come as standard safety features.
Featuring refreshing colors that complement one’s spirited character, there are definitely more reasons to enjoy the Jazz! The Honda Jazz is available in the following variants with prices at:
*1.3L S MT -- Php 752,000
*1.3L S AT -- Php 792,000
*1.5L V AT -- Php 857,000
It is available in these colors:
*Rallye Red (1.5 V only)
*Modern Steel (1.5 V only)
*Alabaster Silver (1.3 S only)
Visit www.hondaphil.com or any of the 29 authorized Honda dealerships nationwide.
Posted on 17 Dec 2013 by admin
New CR-V 2.0 V Modulo Limited Model Now Available
November 19, 2013 - Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is pleased to announce the availability of the new CR-V 2.0 V Modulo Limited Model.
As one of the pioneer models in the SUV category, the CR-V continues to provide car-like drivability and ride comfort, while providing new features and technologies that enhance driving enjoyment and ownership experience of our most valued customers.
The CR-V 2.0 V Modulo Limited Model builds on these qualities by being equipped with genuine Honda accessories that provide added safety, convenience, and design. The rear camera system connected to the intelligent multi-information display (i-MID) provides added safety and convenience by helping the driver park the CR-V Modulo Limited Model even in tight situations with more ease. Up front, the front fog lights provide added safety and presence. Inside the vehicle, the rear cargo cover provides added confidence by covering your valuables while being easily retractable when not in use.
Finally, providing a unique and bold look to the CR-V 2.0 V Modulo Limited Model is the Modulo front grille. Modulo is Honda’s genuine accessory brand and Modulo accessories are 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.
The suggested retail price for the CR-V 2.0 V Modulo Limited Model is Php 1,295,000 for the manual transmission and Php 1,345,000 for the automatic transmission. Exterior colors are Urban Titanium, Taffeta White, and Crystal Black. For more information, please visit www.hondaphil.com or any of the 29 authorized Honda dealerships nationwide.
Posted on 17 Dec 2013 by admin
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Happy Honda Holidays
December 05, 2013 - Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) shares the holiday spirit as it offers its exclusive treats for customers to get that dream car off their Christmas list. Available until December 31, 2013, the Honda City, and certain variants of the Civic and CR-V are being offered with outright cash discounts, freebies and flexible financing schemes, making it easier for you to drive home a Honda.
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. Making it more captivating than ever, Honda is giving away PhP 40,000 outright cash incentives and freebies to its customers for all variants. Why don’t you hop in and feel instant connection with this sleek and sexy machine filled with premium, efficient and safety features.
Chiefly designed to deliver unparalleled driving experience, the Honda Civic provides spirited performance and technologically-advanced features that go perfectly well with its dynamic styling. 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, the All-New Civic turns to a car of intelligent efficiency. The Civic has long been the face of Honda and has earned its place in the minds and hearts of the Philippine customers. As a way of showing HCPI’s appreciation, the Civic 1.8 E AT is available for as low as 15% down payment or PhP 126,200 or an outright cash benefit of P25,000 savings offer.
The Honda CR-V builds on qualities associated to its nameplate: comfortable ride, excellent maneuverability and a spacious and versatile interior while continuously introducing new technology to enhance driving enjoyment and ownership experience. What's more, enjoy up to PhP 20,000 savings or an initial cash outlay of PhP 188,500 for the 2.0 S variant. So, where are you taking the CR-V this season?
Don’t know what to buy yet? Visit www.hondaphil.com for more details and experience Christmas car shopping at any of the 29 Honda dealerships nationwide and reward yourself with your dream Honda car. This promo is covered by DTI IV-A Permit No. 12-336, Series of 2013 and DTI IV-A Permit No. 12-337, Series of 2013. Happy Honda holidays!
Posted on 17 Dec 2013 by admin