Honda Introduces the City and Jazz Sport Limited Edition Variants
Posted on Aug 01 2019
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, launches the sporty limited edition variants of the Honda City and Honda Jazz. This offering aims to satisfy the desire of the Filipino customers aspiring to own a sporty and fun to drive Honda vehicle. Customers may now place their reservations at any of the 38 Honda Cars Dealerships nationwide.
New Honda City 1.5 Sport CVT
As one of Honda’s locally produced and best-selling models here in the Philippines, the City has established itself as one of the top of mind vehicles for customers in the competitive sub-compact sedan category. Thanks to its powerful and efficient 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine, spacious interior and cargo capacity, and various convenience features. For 2019, the New City 1.5 Sport CVT now comes with a more dynamic appearance enhancing the City’s sporty image. Upfront, The New City Sport is equipped with LED Headlights and LED Fog lamps for a more aggressive front fascia, At the side, Power Folding Side Mirrors with Integrated Turn Signals and Chrome Door Handles give this variant a sporty yet premium looking side profile. While at the rear, the New City Sport features a Ducktail Spoiler and Sport Edition Emblem to distinguish this City from the other variants.
The New City 1.5 Sport CVT will be available for a suggested retail price of Php 899,000 and will only be available in two colors; Taffeta White and Modern Steel Metallic.
New Honda Jazz 1.5 Sport CVT
Together with the City Sport, the Jazz is another Honda nameplate that is well established in the Philippine Market. With a strong following contributed by its hatchback body styling, impressive packaging, and powerful yet efficient drivetrain, the Jazz has become the best-selling subcompact hatchback in its segment. Known for its sporty characteristics, Honda is introducing the New Jazz 1.5 Sport CVT for 2019. This variant gives Honda’s subcompact hatchback a sporty treatment upgrade. Honda has equipped this limited edition offering with new exterior features derived from the Jazz RS variant namely; 16-inch RS design Black Alloy wheels, RS Design Tailgate spoiler and Black Door Mirror Caps can be found in this limited edition variant which give this subcompact hatch a more aggressive stance on the road. To complete the overall sporty image, the New Jazz 1.5 Sport CVT will also come with a Sport Edition Emblem, which can be found at the rear.
The Jazz 1.5 Sport CVT will be available at a suggested retail price of Php 933,000 and will be exclusively available in Brilliant Sporty Blue. Only 30 units of this Limited Edition variant will be made available nationwide.
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Honda Launches the All-New 2019 Honda Brio in the Philippines, Now Made Sportier with a New RS Variant
Posted on Apr 26 2019
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, is pleased to introduce the All-New 2019 Honda Brio as Honda’s entry to the A-Segment passenger car category in the Philippines. This is a response to customers who aspire to own and experience Honda’s signature sporty and practical characteristics in an affordable package.
Now on its 2nd generation, The All-New Brio was developed based on the grand concept “Proud Over Class”. The grand concept stemmed from the intention to improve aspects of the vehicle that its users need. With this, the All-New Brio was developed to be one-class above its segment with significant improvements specifically with its dimensions.
Given its compact exterior dimensions, the All-New Brio now gets an additional 60mm of extended wheelbase and 90mm of extended cargo area as compared to its predecessor. This allows the All-New Brio to have a larger interior space that can accommodate a bigger rear seat for a spacious rear passenger cabin and bigger trunk space that can easily accommodate large items while maintaining a compact body size for easier maneuverability.
The All-New Brio boasts a very spacious interior feel. Given the extended wheelbase, the rear passenger legroom now provides a more comfortable rear cabin space with added legroom compared to its predecessor. As for the cargo space, the All-New Brio also manages to feature a well accommodating 258 Liters of cargo space with the rear seats up thanks to its additional extended cargo area. Given its hatchback body style, cargo capacity can be increased to 710 liters with the rear seats folded down. This flexible interior space allows the All-New Brio to carry various cargo given its compact body size.
DYNAMIC AND MATURE EXTERIOR
The All-New Brio boasts a dynamic and mature exterior styling aligned with the “Proud Over Class” grand concept. This aims to provide a sleek and sporty profile emphasizing low center of gravity and wide stance for Honda’s A-Segment hatchback. The All-New Brio sports a strong sporty front fascia that blends with its character lines featuring a Honeycomb Front Grille and Multi-Reflector Halogen Headlights with LED Parking Light Guides, which contributes to a wider look and strong sense of motion with a sporty expression.
At the rear, the All-New Brio now features a new tailgate as compared to the large glass panel found in its predecessor. This allows the All-New Brio to maintain an excellent rear visibility and provide improved body rigidity, which helps improve stiffness of the body structure while providing safety for passengers. In addition, new Rear Combination Lamps with Rear Reflectors are also found at the back of the All-New Brio. The large external red lenses of the tail and brake lights expand to the edge of the vehicle, emphasizing the Brio’s rear wide stance. The All-New Brio sits on 14-inch alloy wheels for 1.2 V CVT variant offering a sporty feeling with its triple dynamic design complimenting the All-New Brio’s sleek and sporty stance.
Interior Design of the All-New Brio revolves around the direction of “COMFORT, HARMONIZE and HIGH QUALITY” which is expressed in its space as well as the high quality interior materials that provide a sporty yet comfortable interior feel. A number of technology features has also found its way to Honda’s new subcompact Hatchback. For added convenience, the All-New Brio now features Manual Air Conditioning with Digital Display. For the in-car entertainment, two different audio head unit options can be found at the center of the All-New Brio: a 7-inch touchscreen audio system for the 1.2 V CVT, and a 1-Din Audio head unit for the 1.2 S MT. The two audio systems, despite their difference both provide a more intuitive entertainment functionality as then allow passengers to connect their devices via Bluetooth connectivity for audio streaming or connect their devices via USB port connection, which would allow various multimedia devices to be controlled through the audio systems.
ALL-NEW BRIO RS
With its popularity as a sport compact car in the Southeast Asian Market, The RS variant was developed to express Honda’s Sporty Spirit based on the Small RS Concept previewed last 2018. The RS variant aims to enhance the sporty exterior design of the All-New Brio, which represents Honda’s vision of a small sporty car. The All-New Brio RS features an aggressive sporty exterior design with its RS Design Piano Black Front Grille, RS Design 15-inch Alloy Wheels, RS Design Side Sill Garnish and Rear Bumper Garnish, and Tailgate Spoiler. All of these added features give the All-New Brio a more enhanced sporty exterior look.
Complementing the enhanced sporty exterior, the interior of the All-New Brio RS also emphasizes Honda’s sporty image. Inside, the variant’s RS Design Interior with Orange Accents is highly emphasized on both dashboard and door trims. Paired with Black Fabric Seats with Orange Accents, this gives the driver and passenger a sportier and high-quality appearance. Further enhancing the overall passenger experience, the All-New Brio RS also features a 7-inch touchscreen audio system with Bluetooth and USB connectivity for audio streaming. However, compared to the other variants, the All-New Brio RS features a 6-speaker audio set up inclusive of additional two tweeters which allows a more enhanced audio experience.
Completing the sporty image of the All-New Brio RS, a 2-Tone Black Top RS variant featuring the RS exclusive Phoenix Orange Pearl color found in other Honda RS models, will be available together with other colors for the 1.2 RS Black Top CVT Variant.
Powering the All-New Brio is a new 1.2 Liter 4-cylinder SOHC i-VTEC engine that produces a maximum power of 90 ps at 6,000 rpm and 11.2 kg-m of torque at 4,800 rpm. This is mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) developed based on Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology. The engine and transmission combined provide a smooth, powerful off-the-line acceleration and efficient fuel economy for Honda’s new small hatchback. For those who prefer driving a Manual Transmission, a 5-Speed Manual Transmission option will be available for the 1.2 S MT Variant.
In terms of safety, the All-New Brio boasts a Four Star ASEAN NCAP safety rating as it comes equipped with the essential active and passive vehicle safety features. Honda’s G-CON technology enhances impact absorption for the added protection of passengers in an event of a collision. In addition, all variants of the All-New Brio will get Dual Front Driver and Front Passenger SRS Airbags and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) as standard. All of these give the driver and passengers peace of mind while on the road.
The All-New Brio will be available at all 38 Honda dealerships nationwide and will be available in five (5) colors:
Phoenix Orange (New color; exclusive for 1.2 RS Black Top CVT)
Carnival Yellow (New color; 1.2 RS Black Top CVT and 1.2 V CVT only)
Rallye Red (1.2 V CVT and 1.2 S MT only)
Modern Steel Metallic (1.2 RS CVT, 1.2 V CVT and 1.2 S MT)
And as a treat to our customers, Honda will be offering the All-New Honda Brio at the following Special Introductory Suggested Retail Prices until June 2019:
1.2 RS Black Top Navi CVT: Php 732,000
1.2 RS Navi CVT: PHP 727,000
1.2 V CVT: PHP 646,000
1.2 S MT: PHP 585,000
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Honda Announces the New 2019 Honda Civic now with a New 1.8 S CVT Variant
Posted on Apr 26 2019
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, is pleased to introduce the New 2019 Civic. Refreshed with new exterior styling features and added convenience features, it aims to further satisfy customers needs for a sporty and functional compact sedan.
Since its introduction in 2016, the 10th Generation Civic continues to lead the C-Segment selling more than 10,494 units as of March 2019. The strong and positive response from the market led to its numerous awards from local and international awarding bodies.
For 2019, The New Civic’s sporty vibe was further enhanced with new exterior styling cues. Upfront, new features such as a newly designed Front Bumper, Full LED Headlights with Integrated Daytime Running Lights give the New Civic RS Turbo CVT and 1.8 E CVT a low and wide stance and refreshed sporty look while still retaining its familiar Honda front fascia. To further emphasize this sporty update, new 18-inch Belrina Black RS Alloy Wheels for the RS Turbo CVT and new 16-inch Shark Gray Metallic Alloy Wheels for the 1.8 E CVT are made available to give the New Civic a more aggressive and sporty stance on the road.
In addition to its sporty exterior updates, the New Civic boasts an advanced and sophisticated interior loaded with numerous technology features. Upfront, the Civic’s high center console gives the driver and passenger that sports car feel complimenting its low seating position. Highlighting the New Civic’s advanced technology is a full-color TFT instrument panel that gives the driver a customizable information display which can show various vehicle and infotainment information within the driver’s instrument cluster. Together with this, the New Civic RS Turbo CVT and 1.8 E CVT features an updated 7-inch Touch Screen Advanced Display Audio System with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability now integrated with hard buttons and a volume knob. This allows passengers to have a more intuitive connectivity while inside the New Civic. For the RS Turbo CVT, Navigation, Leather Seats and Leather Interior trims can be found around the cabin giving the Civic a more premium feel. Other features such as 8-way power adjustable driver's seat and new sports pedals can also be found in the New Civic RS Turbo CVT.
Together with this refresh, HCPI is also introducing a new variant for the New Civic, The 1.8 S CVT variant. Being the model’s entry variant, the Civic 1.8 S CVT aims to give customers one of the best value for money proposition in the C-Segment Category. Outside, the Civic 1.8 S CVT sports new Halogen Projector Headlights with Integrated Daytime Running Lights and 16-inch Two Tone Alloy Wheels which still compliment the Civic 1.8 S CVT sporty and aggressive front fascia. Inside, the Civic 1.8 S CVT gets Honda’s 7-inch Touch Screen Display Audio system. This provides customers more ease and enjoyment as they navigate through their in-car entertainment requirements through the systems Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free telephone functionality and audio streaming as well as USB input for media playback.
Under the hood, the New 2019 Civic are available with two engine options namely, the 1.5-liter turbo charged DOHC i-VTEC engine for the RS Turbo which produces 173 ps at 5,500 rpm, and a maximum torque of 22.4 kg-m at 1,700-5,500 rpm. On the other hand, powering the Civic’s 1.8 E and 1.8 S variants is Honda’s familiar 1.8 Liter SOHC i-VTEC engine. This engine produces a maximum power of 141 ps at 6,500 rpm and 17.7 kg-m of torque at 4,300 rpm which can still give the Civic its familiar responsive performance and fuel efficiency. Power of both engines is transmitted through a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) developed based on Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology. The engine and transmission provide responsive performance, acceleration and efficient fuel economy. On top of the Civic’s potent powertrains, Honda’s Eco Assist System, which consists of the ECON mode and Eco-Coaching Ambient Light, is still available to help encourage drivers achieve fuel-efficient driving.
To ensure the highest level of safety and customer confidence, all variants of the New Civic is equipped with advanced safety features. This includes Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Brake Hold, and Dual Front Driver and Front Passenger SRS Airbags. The RS Turbo CVT on the other hand will get additional safety features such as Front Driver and Passenger Side Airbags and
Side Curtain Airbags for added protection for the passengers. With these superior safety features, the New Civic also boasts a Five Star ASEAN NCAP safety rating as it gives customers better safety and peace of mind on the road.
The New Civic will be available at all 38 dealerships nationwide in five (5) colors and suggested retail prices:
Platinum White Pearl (New color)*
Cosmic Blue Metallic
Lunar Silver Metallic (1.8 E and 1.8 S only)
Modern Steel Metallic (RS Turbo and 1.8 E only)
Rallye Red (RS Turbo)
*Platinum White Pearl – Additional Php 20,000 Suggested Retail Prices:
RS Turbo CVT: PHP 1,608,000
1.8 E CVT: PHP 1,185,000
1.8 S CVT: PHP 1,115,000
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Honda Introduces Limited Edition Variants of the City, BR-V and Odyssey for 2018
Posted on Oct 04 2018
Manila, Philippines - Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, is proud to introduce limited edition variants of the New City, New BR-V and New Odyssey which aims to satisfy the needs and cater to the dynamic lifestyles of the Filipino Customer and Families.Customers may now place their reservations at any of the 38 Honda Cars Dealerships nationwide.
New City 1.5 Sport CVT
As Honda’s bestselling model here in the Philippines, The City has established itself as one of the market’s top of mind vehicles in the competitive sub-compact sedan category due to its powerful and efficient drivetrain, spacious interior and cargo capacity and various convenient features. Now boasting a much sportier exterior, the New City 1.5 Sport CVT is equipped with new Front, Side and Rear Under Spoilers, which give this variant its additional sporty characteristic. Inside, The New City 1.5 Sport CVT now comes with Two Front Tweeters for an improved audio and entertainment experience. To further distinguish the New City’s sporty styling, aSport Edition Emblem is also designed highlighting the sporty attributes of Honda’s Best Selling compact.
The New City 1.5 Sport CVT will be available for a suggested retail price of Php 898,000 and will be offered in three colors:
- Modern Steel Metallic
- Taffeta White
- Ruby Red Pearl
New BR-V 1.5 Touring CVT
The BR-V is Honda’s second bestselling model in the Philippines since its launch and availability. Its fuel efficient and capable powertrain and flexible interior arrangement made the BR-V not only a practical 7-seater but also a favorite for Filipino customers who are having their first SUV. In the New BR-V 1.5 Touring CVT, Honda has equipped this limited version with new exterior features such as a Tailgate Spoiler, Daytime Running Lights and Shark Fin Antenna which give it a more distinct and sporty body styling as well as Parking Sensors for added convenience when parking or backing. A Touring EditionEmblem is also found at the rear of the vehicle which distinguishes this BR-V offering among its other variants.
The New BR-V 1.5 Touring CVT will be available for a suggested retail price of Php 1,058,000 and will be available in three colors
- Modern Steel Metallic
- Taffeta White
- Lunar Silver Metallic
New Odyssey EX-V CVT
Honda sets to introduce an exclusive variant of its luxury 7-seater minivan, The New Odyssey EX-V CVT. With only 45 units available and a special suggested retail price of Php 2,428,000, The New Odyssey EX-V CVT features a full leather interior with the familiar Cradle Captain Seats with Ottoman as well as an array of advanced driver assistive technology features, all of which combined gives customers a luxurious and comfortable mobility experience.
The Odyssey EX-V CVT will be available in three colors:
- Platinum White Pearl*
- Crystal Black Pearl
- Super Platinum Metallic
*Additional Php 20,000
As a special treat to our customers, The New City 1.5 Sport CVT, New BR-V 1.5 Touring CVT and New Odyssey EX-V CVT will all be offered with an exclusive Php 50,000 discount. Customers are highly encouraged to reserve now and take advantage of this very special limited offer.
For more information on these three new models and other Honda Models, visit Honda’s official website at www.hondaphil.com or visit your nearest Honda car dealership today.
Honda Announces the New 2018 Honda HR-V Now With A New RS Variant
Posted on Oct 04 2018
Honda introduces the New 2018 HR-V designed to match the needs of customers who are looking for a sporty and stylish lifestyle vehicle.
In addition to the New HR-V, a New RS Variant is now available which aims to give customers an enhanced sporty appeal of Honda’s compact SUV.
Manila, Philippines – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, is pleased to introduce the New 2018 HR-V updated with modern sporty styling cues and advanced technology features which aim to give customers a stylish capable crossover with flexible utility and convenience elements expected from a Honda. For 2018, the New HR-V will now have a New 1.8 RS Navi variant that will satisfy customers looking for an enhanced sporty compact SUV.
For 2018, The New HR-V now introduces new exterior styling cues. At the front, new features such as a newly designedFront Bumper, Front Grille and Full LED Headlights with Integrated Day Time Running Lights give the New HR-V a signature yet familiar Honda front fascia. At the back, new LED Guide Type Tail Lamps give the New HR-V a more futuristic styling, which not only gives it an up to date look but also makes it more visible on the road. Complementing this updated design is the new 17-inch Sport Black Alloy Wheels, which give the vehicle a more aggressive stance and presence on the road.
In addition to its refreshed sporty exterior, the New HR-V retains its distinct coupe like advanced and sophisticated interior feel with its high center console, which give the driver and passenger that sports car like feel. In terms of features, the New HR-V receives a new 7-inch Touch Screen System now equipped with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for a more intuitive smartphone - infotainment connectivity. Furthermore, the New HR-V is equipped with ULT (Utility, Long, Tall) seats, which allow three different adjustment modes allowing customers to have flexible seat configurations that can be adjusted depending on the customer’s need.
Powering the New HR-V is Honda’s established 1.8 Liter SOHC i-VTEC engine that produces a maximum power of 142 ps at 6,500 rpm and 17.5 kg-m of torque at 4,300 rpm. Mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) developed based on Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology, the engine and transmission provide responsive performance, acceleration and improved fuel efficiency. Honda’s Eco Assist System, which consists of the ECON mode and Eco-Coaching Ambient Light, helps encourage fuel-efficient driving.
For 2018, a New RS variant will be made available for the New HR-V which gives it an enhanced sporty and sharp exterior design. Outside, the New HR-V RS comes with an RS design Front Honeycomb Grille together with the new LED Headlights. LED Fog Lights are also available exclusively for the HR-V RS and at the side, the HR-V RS receives Dark Chrome Finished Door Handles and Door Trims and a different two-tone 17-inch Alloy Wheel Design specifically made for the RS. And at the back, smoked LED Tail Lamps further enhance the sporty image of the New HR-V RS.
Inside, the New HR-V RS receives additional upgrades which features a Full Leather Interior complemented with Piano Black Accents in the Steering Wheel and Center Console giving the interior a premium upmarket feel. For the RS Variant, the new7-inch Touch Screen now also comes with a navigation system as standard. Capping off the overall sporty package of the New HR-V 1.8 RS Navi, the Phoenix Orange Pearl color exclusively found in other Honda RS Models will now be exclusively available for this variant of the New HR-V.
To ensure the highest level of safety and customer confidence with the New HR-V, all variants are equipped with advanced and class leading safety features namely the Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) with Auto Brake Hold,Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Driver and Front Passenger SRS Airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Hill Start Assist (HSA). The 1.8 RS Navi CVT variant will get additional Side Airbags for added protection for the passengers. With these superior safety features combined, customers are assured with better safety and peace of mind on the road.
Starting August 24, 2018, the New HR-V will be available in all 38 dealerships nationwide and will be available in five (5) colors at the following suggested retail prices:
Phoenix Orange (New color; exclusive for 1.8 RS Navi CVT)
Passion Red Pearl (New Color)
Modern Steel Metallic
Lunar Silver Metallic(exclusive for 1.8 E CVT)
Suggested Retail Prices:
1.8 RS Navi CVT: PHP 1,495,000
1.8 E CVT: PHP 1,295,000
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Posted on Jan 24 2018
Instructions for Properly Installing/Positioning the Second Row Outer Seats
Posted on Jan 24 2018
Your Safety is our Priority
Are you an owner of a Honda Odyssey purchased in 2012-2015? Click here for the instructional letter for properly installing/positioning the second row outer seats and confirming they are securely latched or view the instructional video below.
August 18, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, is proud to announce that the recently launched All-New CR-V (August 8, 2017) has been awarded a 5-star safety rating by the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asia (NCAP). The All-New CR-V is the first model of Honda to be awarded by a 5-star safety rating under the new ASEAN NCAP Assessment 2017-2020 Protocol. The new assessment protocol urges carmakers to give the best safety practices in the region and has been in effect since January 1, 2017. The remarkable results show Honda’s commitment in ensuring safety for everyone sharing the road.
The All-New CR-V achieved 5-star safety rating from an outstanding overall score of 88.8 out of 100. The new ASEAN NCAP Assessment includes a frontal offset impact test, side impact test, and evaluation of safety features such as the Honda SENSING. The All-New CR-V also received impressive scores for Adult Occupant Protection (AOP), Child Occupant Protection (COP) and Safety Assist.
The All-New CR-V SX Diesel 9AT AWD comes with Honda’s advanced driving assist system called Honda SENSING. The advanced technological feature consists of a millimeter-wave radar and monocular camera mounted on the upper, inside part of the windshield which provides greater awareness of driving conditions around the vehicle. It also provides warnings to the driver and supports the driver in avoiding or mitigating the severity of a collision. The SX Diesel 9AT AWD, S Diesel 9AT, and 2.0 S CVT variants are also equipped with Honda LaneWatch, a unique system that displays an additional 80 degree view of the right side of the vehicle from the side mirror view using a camera built into the passenger-side mirror. Both technologies received awards from the “Safety Technology” car maker category at the ASEAN NCAP Grand Prix Awards in 2016 and 2014 respectively.
The All-New CR-V offers a full range of active and passive safety features, along with the standard body structure featuring Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) and G-Force Control (G-CON) technology, Dual SRS Airbags, i-Side Airbags, Side Curtain Airbags, Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Emergency Stop Signal (ESS), and a Multi-angle Rearview Camera. All of these features further ensure the safety of all passengers of the All-New CR-V.
With Honda’s global slogan “Safety for Everyone”, Honda will continue to provide reliable vehicles for a safer society.
Honda model lineup with ASEAN NCAP results:
*Variants without VSA (Vehicle Stability Assist) and SBR (Seatbelt Reminder) for both front occupants are rated 4-stars.
**For the Civic (MY2016) and HR-V (MY2015) rating, variants without SBR (Seatbelt Reminder) for both front occupants are rated 4-stars.
For more information about the All-New CR-V, CLICK THIS LINK or visit any Honda Car Dealership today.
Honda Cars Calls For The Owners Of Select 2013-2014 Accord For Voluntary Safety Recall Campaign
Posted on Jul 28 2017
July 24, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) calls for the voluntary safety recall campaign of select Accord 2.4 and 3.5 variants under yearmodel 2013-2014 sold in the Philippines from January 2014 – March 2017 due to a battery sensor failure.
Finding shows that there was an inappropriate seal creating gap in the boundary surface of the battery sensor where moisture from acid rain, salt water and the likes can seep through the gap. Over time accumulated moisture could build up corrosion inside the battery sensor causing possible short circuit and in worst scenario, a fire.
The campaign is HCPI’s proactive action to ensure safety of the owners of the affected vehicles to avoid any unfortunate circumstance should the problem occur. To date, no accident or injuries were reported related to this concern in the Philippines.
The replacement of the battery sensor is free of charge and will take about thirty (30) minutes in any of the 37 authorized Honda dealers and 3 authorized service outlets nationwide. However, since the recall affects Honda vehicles worldwide, there is a limited supply of replacement parts from the source. Accordingly, dealers shall formulate and strictly implement an appointment schedule for the replacement of the battery once parts become available.
Below is the table of information of the affected vehicles:
Total units affected
HCPI apologizes for any inconvenience caused to owners of these vehicles and assures that this voluntary safety recall campaign is conducted to ensure their safety.
For more information about this voluntary safety recall campaign, customers may contact any of the authorized Honda dealerships and service centers nationwide or contact Honda by the phone at HCPI’s hotline number 1-800-1000-46632 (Honda) and (02)857-7240 or through email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Honda Rolls Out Redesigned Mobilio
Posted on Jul 28 2017
July 17, 2017 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, introduces the highly anticipated refreshed New Mobilio. The 7-seater Multi-purpose Utility Vehicle (MUV) now comes with a bolder and sportier exterior, enhanced interior, and upgraded comfort and safety features that satisfy the Filipino families’ needs and expectations in an all-around vehicle.
The New Mobilio sports a bolder exterior with its redesigned front fascia characterized by a new front grilleand headlights with LED Guide Type Position Lights that truly highlight Honda’s unique identity. The 1.5 V CVT and 1.5 E MT variants boast a new Chrome Front Grille complemented by newly-designed 15-inch Aluminum Alloy Wheels (for the 1.5 V CVT variant) for a tougher and stronger stance. The top-of-the-line New Mobilio 1.5 RS Navi variant is made even sportier with its new RS design Gloss Black Front Grille, and newly-designed 15-inch RS design Aluminum Alloy Wheels.
Inside, customers are welcomed with a new sophisticated dashboard packed with smart and functional controls. A Blue Illuminated Instrument Cluster is now incorporated in the New Mobilio 1.5 V CVT and 1.5 E MT variants. A new7-inch Touchscreen Audio System with Bluetooth Hands-free Telephone and Audio Streaming, USB Connectivity is also integrated in the 1.5 V CVT variant, together with exclusive black fabric seats and silver trim on its front AC vent panel for a more premium touch.
On the other hand, the New Mobilio 1.5 RS Navi variant further expresses its sporty character in its interior, as it is now designed with black fabric seats with orange stitching, and dark metal finish on the door panel armrest and front AC vent panel. This variant is also equipped with more premium upgrades, including a new RS design Instrument Cluster with orange illumination, and a 7-inch Touchscreen Audio System with Navigation that includes Bluetooth Hands-free Telephone and Audio Streaming, USB Connectivity, and an Integrated Rear View Camera with Guidelines. For a more advanced customer experience, the New Mobilio 1.5 RS Navi variant is also now integrated with a Smart Entry with Push Start System.
Furthermore, the New Mobilio retains a spacious cabin designed to comfortably accommodate a family of seven. The second row has 60:40 split folding seats that Slide, Recline, and features a One Touch Fold-to-Tumble function to create generous legroom and knee clearance as well as easy ingress and egress from the third row. Meanwhile, the third row has 50:50 Split folding seats that recline and has a Fold-to-Tumble back seats flexibility in accommodating different hauling needs.
The New Mobilio is powered by a 1.5-liter i-VTEC 4-cylinder engine that produces 120PS at 6,600rpm and 145Nm of torque at 4,600rpm. The engine is mated to either a 5-speed Manual Transmission (for the E variant) or a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) developed under Earth Dreams Technology that delivers a dynamic and fuel efficient driving performance. Also new to the New Mobilio 1.5 RS Navi variant are Paddle Shifters that provide an even sportier driving experience.
Along with these advanced and functional upgrades, the New Mobilio is equipped with new safety features to ensure utmost safety of all its seven passengers. All variants are equipped with Speed Sensing Auto Door Lock, Dual Front SRS airbags, Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), G-CON Body structure, and Child Seat Anchor (ISOFIX). For added safety, the 1.5 RS Navi will also be equipped with Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), and Hill Start Assist (HSA) unique in the MUV segment.
The New Mobilio is now available in all Honda Car dealerships nationwide with the following color options and suggested retail prices:
Phoenix Orange Pearl (New Color – exclusive to 1.5 RS Navi variant only)
Brilliant Sporty Blue Metallic (1.5 RS Navi and 1.5 V CVT variants only)
White Orchid Pearl* (exclusive to 1.5 RS Navi variant only)
Crystal Black Pearl
Lunar Silver Metallic
Taffeta White (1.5 V CVT and 1.5 E MT variants only)