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Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) highlights safety and advanced technology at the 8th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. With the theme “Joyful, Safer World,” the Honda exhibit featured the launch of the All-New HR-V RS grade and the preview of the highly anticipated All-New BR-V which will be officially available for the Philippine market very soon.
The Honda exhibit also showcased its latest models and innovative safety technologies, the Honda SENSING and soon-to-come Honda CONNECT. Honda’s Joyful, Safer World affirms the brand’s steadfast commitment to be the power that supports people as they pursue their dreams. Through its products and services, and customer-focused innovations, Honda demonstrates its dedication to customers’ satisfaction throughout the ownership experience. Honda has also expressed its global targets for environmental performance and safety. These are 100% electrification of automobiles by 2040 and carbon neutrality for products and corporate activities by 2050. Further, Honda aims for zero collision fatalities from the use of all its products by 2050.
For the first time in the country, HCPI presented a preview of the Honda CONNECT which will bring connectivity to a whole new level for Honda customers. Through smart telematics technology, the Honda CONNECT platform will allow users to connect with their cars via a smartphone application. The Honda CONNECT aims to provide safety, security, and convenience through its different features such as vehicle diagnostics, remote applications, security applications, vehicle tracking, and support services. Working well in both Android and iOS operating systems, having the Honda CONNECT is similar to having a personal assistant and will certainly enhance the ownership experience.
Aligned with the theme “Joyful, Safer World”, most of the models that are available on display are equipped with Honda SENSING such as the All-New Civic, CR-V SX Diesel, All-New BR-V, and All-New HR-V RS. This aligns with Honda’s plan to integrate the Honda SENSING as a standard safety feature in all models in the future. The Honda SENSING demonstrates Honda’s commitment to realize “Safety for Everyone” so that everyone sharing the road can safely and confidently enjoy the freedom of mobility. Visitors are invited to experience the Honda SENSING first-hand through the available models for test drive at the event such as the CR-V SX Diesel, All-New HR-V, and All-New Civic.
All-New Honda Civic with Modulo accessories
Introduced in the Philippines in November 2021, the 11th generation All-New Civic features a new elegant premium look along with a range of high-tech features, and a standard VTEC turbo engine across all variants for that powerful and engaging driving experience. With fuel mileage of 21.43 kilometers per liter, the All-New Civic demonstrates with style that dynamic performance and excellent fuel economy can get along. To further elevate the perfect blend of power, presence, and sportiness, an upgraded All-New Civic with Modulo accessories is made available in the display area.
Honda City with Modulo accessories
Introduced in the Philippine market in 1996, the Honda City has established itself as one of the market’s top-of-mind models in the competitive sub-compact sedan category. With its stylish exterior design, outstanding interior space, and advanced technology, the City takes pride in an ideal balance of performance and efficiency given its impressive fuel economy of up to 25.17 kilometers per liter. Today, HCPI proudly presented an accessorized version of the Honda City, complete with Modulo accessories.
Another well-loved model, the CR-V is Honda’s first 7-seater diesel SUV in the country. Updated last 2020, the 5th generation CR-V has been enhanced with sophisticated and modern styling features. Combined with a powerful and efficient turbo diesel engine and 7-seater capacity, the CR-V reaffirmed Honda’s commitment of providing innovative products in response to the evolving needs of Filipino customers. Customers may have an up-close look at the CR-V SX Diesel at the display.
Official Preview of the All-New BR-V
Since its 2016 introduction, the BR-V has enjoyed warm market acceptance and has become one of HCPI’s best-selling models. Established as the most powerful in its class, plus its stylish design, ample space for seven, and advanced features that come with value for money, the BR-V continues to be welcomed by more families in more households all over the country. HCPI is pleased to give customers the first and exclusive preview of the All-New upgraded BR-V that will be officially launched soon. Featured in the Honda exhibit, the All-New BR-V is the SUV engineered for life’s possibilities given its strong body, sleek design, and dimensions that will both be larger and higher. It will come with enhanced safety and new technology features that remain faithful to the high value for money that it is already known for. Catch the All-New BR-V at the Honda exhibit and see first hand that it is definitely worth the wait!
Introduction of the All-New HR-V RS variant
The latest addition to HCPI’s model lineup, the All-New HR-V was freshly introduced in April of this year. Carrying exciting upgrades, the All-New HR-V’s sleek, premium, and sporty design, paired with its fun-to-drive performance and generous space was well-received by the market. To offer customers an enhanced experience, the new variant of the All-New HR-V comes with an all-new exterior and interior design that is sportier and has advanced safety and technology. The All-New HR-V is now available in RS grade which embodies Honda’s sporty DNA and offers powerful driving and extraordinary handling performance.
Exterior-wise, the All-New HR-V RS features an exterior design that is finished with a Sporty Chrome Front Grille and RS Emblem with Red Amp up Logo on the lower bumper. In addition, a set of bigger 18-inch RS Design Gray alloy wheels, and a first-time feature for the HR-V, the LED sequential turn signal. To make it more aggressive looking, this RS variant also gets a Smoke LED Light Bar, and a Glossy Black with Chrome Bumper. On the side, the RS variant has a Side Sill Garnish with Chrome, paired up with Side Sill Garnish Glossy Black to give the range-topping variant an elevated sporty image and design.
On the inside, the HR-V RS takes pride in advanced technology, and enhanced safety and convenience features. Aside from the signature sporty design shown by sport pedals, shift knobs, leather interior with red stitching, dynamic performance is redefined with a Variable Gear Ratio for smoother steering and agile handling assist for improved responsiveness and vehicle stability. Safety and advanced technology are at a new level with the HR-V RS’ side curtain airbags, LaneWatch Camera, and auto rain-sensing wipers. Comfort and convenience are likewise upgraded with an 8-speaker sound system, auto up/down power window for driver and passenger side, 8-way Power Driver Seat, and dual zone climate control airconditioning. Lastly, featuring a versatile and spacious interior, the All-New HR-V RS highlights its clutter-free design, ULT seats, and additional storage space for all-around convenience.
Under the hood, the All-New HR-V RS boasts of dynamic performance and handling from its 1.5-liter VTEC Turbo engine that puts out a mighty 177 PS and 240 Nm of torque. For an efficient and refined driving experience, the All-New HR-V RS is paired with a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that achieves powerful acceleration and excellent NVH. The All-New HR-V RS also has three (3) distinct driving modes: the ECON mode, Normal Mode, and Sport Mode to suit the driver’s needs for an exhilarating drive and still optimize fuel consumption.
With its cutting-edge technology and safety features, the All-New HR-V RS is equipped with Honda SENSING suite of advanced safety features and other high-tech amenities, particularly the rearview camera with a wider field of view, combined with improved software. This is in pursuit of Honda’s global goal to realize zero traffic collision fatalities by 2050. The following safety features include:
- Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
- Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Low-Speed Follow (LSF)
- Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)
- Road Departure Mitigation System with Lane Departure Warning (RDM with LDW)
- Auto High-Beam (AHB)
- Lead Car Departure Notification System (LCDN)
Aside from its state-of-the-art safety features, the All-New HR-V still comes standard with smart keyless entry, security alarm and immobilizer, All Passenger seatbelt reminder, front and side airbags, speed-sensing door locks, ISOFIX child seat anchors, rear seat reminder, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-Force Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA), Hill Descent Control (HDC), Hill-Start Assist (HSA), and many more.
Moreover, the All-New HR-V RS supports the G-force Control (G-CON) body structure which enhances impact absorption for the added protection of passengers in the event a collision occurs.
The All-New Honda HR-V RS variant is now available at all 37 Honda Cars dealerships nationwide at PHP 1,739,000, and comes in three (3) colors:
- Ignite Red Metallic (RS variant image color)
- Crystal Black Pearl (exclusive for RS variant only)
- Premium Opal White Silver Pearl (additional PHP 20,000)
Outdoor Test Drive Area
Visitors are invited for a first-hand experience of Honda vehicles available for test drive, namely the City 1.5 RS CVT, City Hatchback 1.5 RS CVT, All-New Civic RS Turbo CVT Honda SENSING, CR-V SX Diesel 9AT AWD Honda SENSING (7-Seater), BR-V 1.5 V CVT, All-New HR-V V Turbo CVT Honda SENSING, and Brio 1.2 RS Black Top CVT. Participants are assured that safety and sanitation protocols are observed before and after each test drive experience.
Exclusive and Special Offers at the Honda Exhibit
Customers are also in for a treat with freebies, additional and exclusive cash discounts or free 1-Year PMS for on-site reservations, on top of the existing promos, and up to 50% discount on select accessories. These offers are available only at the Honda exhibit during the motor show. Visitors can also win prizes through onsite lucky draws and activities from the official Honda Cars Philippines Facebook page.
Come and visit the Honda exhibit at the 8th Philippine International Motor Show and experience a “Joyful, Safer World” on September 15 to 18, 2022 from 10:00AM to 8:00PM at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Tickets are available at the venue for PHP 200 each.
For information about Honda vehicles and the latest sales and service offers, check www.hondaphil.com VIRTUAL SHOWROOM or visit any of the 37 authorized Honda Cars dealerships nationwide.