A year since the 4th generation has been introduced locally, HCPI, never ceased in constantly updating its sole locally manufactured vehicle. Last night an updated version of the City was introduced to address customers’ need for a built-in navigation system.
The New City features new audio head unit systems across the line-up. The VX and VX+ variants get an Audio Visual Navigation (AVN) system presented via a seven-inch touch screen display that allows intuitive access to all features and functions.
The AVN system is equipped with Garmin navigation and also offers convenient features such 3D map viewing, next turn information (distance), speed limit reminder, over speed warning, Expressway Exit Guide and Photoreal Junction View when encountering complex intersections. For added customer convenience, Honda Dealers Point of Interest (POI) is embedded in the AVN system to allow users to search quickly for all Honda sales and service locations nationwide. The AVN also allows one-touch access to emergency health, traffic, and public safety contact numbers.
The new audio system is also equipped with different multimedia functions such as a DVD and CD player, hands-free telephone (HFT) via Bluetooth, voice command features, iPod/iPhone connectivity, USB ports, and FM/AM radio.
The audio system for the E variants on the other hand, features an advanced 2-DIN Audio unit with capabilities such as Bluetooth connectivity, USB plug-in, CD player, and FM/AM radio.
Under the hood, the New City is still powered by Honda’s 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine with its Earth Dreams Technology, Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT). The new CVT allows seamless gear shifting, gives instantaneous throttle response and delivers exceptional fuel efficiency. To further realize remarkable fuel efficiency, the New City E CVT and above variants, are equipped with the Eco Assist system which features the ECON mode. Engaging the ECON mode controls the engine, drive-by-wire, transmission, and air-conditioner to further improve the already outstanding fuel efficiency of the New City.
More than the improvement of its fuel efficiency, the New City was engineered to be a clean and green driving machine. The New City has been applied for Euro IV compliance, waiting for approval from the government. Conformity to Euro-4 level of emission translates to reduction in emissions of hazardous particles that will help mitigate the occurrence of ozone depletion and global warming.
The New City retails at:
- Honda City 1.5 VX+ Navi CVT - PHP 988,000
- Honda City 1.5 VX Navi CVT - PHP 898,000
- Honda City 1.5 E CVT - PHP 789,000
- Honda City 1.5 E MT - PHP 759,000
The New City will be available in the following colors:
- Gold Brown Metallic (for VX+ Navi CVT & VX Navi CVT)
- Carnelian Red Pearl (for VX Navi CVT & E CVT)
- Crystal Black Pearl (for VX Navi CVT, E variants)
- Modern Steel Metallic
- Taffeta White
For those who would like to customize their City for added style, HCPI has accessory packages available that provide the customer with different options. HCPI will offer Modulo—Honda’s accessory brand—is offered in either Aero Sports Package or Utility Package.
Modulo Aero Sports Accessory Package includes Modulo front grille, rear under spoiler, side under spoiler, front under spoiler, a wing-type tail gate spoiler, illuminated side step garnish, and Modulo emblem. The Modulo Utility Accessory Package will have door visor, door side protectors, seatback holders, tablet holders, trunk cargo hook, and a trunk tray for added customer convenience.
MUGEN Accessories and packages will also be available. The MUGEN accessory package will include: a MUGEN sports front grille, a MUGEN front under spoiler, a MUGEN rear under spoiler, and MUGEN side under spoilers. Customers can opt to add a MUGEN 17-inch alloy wheels.
Honda also promotes a “Low Cost of Ownership” for all its models. This is possible because of Honda’s two visits per year preventive maintenance, which makes the New City, and any other Honda vehicle, economical and practical to own.