Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Honda Cars Philippines Shows Off R&D with City 1.5 E CVT Special Edition
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, announces the availability of the New City 1.5 E CVT Special Edition. The New City 1.5 E CVT Special Edition is equipped with new features exclusive to the Philippine market.
Over the years, the City nameplate has established itself as the best-selling vehicle in HCPI’s 13 product line-up. This continuously inspires the company to constantly innovate and develop its only manufactured vehicle to appeal to more customers.
Recently, HCPI Research Planning & Development Team, together with a representative from Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Japan, researched on the dynamic lifestyles and vehicle usage of Filipino consumers in the present setting. Findings show that Filipinos tend to look for a child-friendly vehicle that also protects occupants from the heat and airborne allergens. This led to the development of the New City 1.5 E CVT Special Edition.
Style-wise, the New City 1.5 E CVT Special Edition gets an exclusive, all-new Ruby Red Pearl color as a result from the recent study. The brightness of the Ruby Red Pearl paint exudes elegance while still complementing the sporty style of the fourth-generation City. The Special Edition variant is also available in Gold Brown Metallic, and Taffeta White exterior colors.
Unique to the New City 1.5 E CVT Special Edition is the application of UV Cut Glass windows for the front doors. The high performance UV absorbent coated glass, fused with core technologies, minimizes the penetration of UV rays and Infrared lights by approximately 99%, which is ideal for the Philippine tropical environment.
In the area of safety and convenience, the New City 1.5 E CVT Special Edition is equipped with a speed-sensing Auto Door Lock system that enables the vehicle to bolt automatically upon reaching a speed level of 15 km/h, and to intelligently unlock all doors when the shift lever is set to Park Mode (P).
In addition, the key fob of the Special Edition consists of a Panic Button. Long pressing the Panic Button enables the vehicle to emit a loud alarm through the horns, and to flash its headlights and park lights to call for immediate attention.
To further promote the health and wellness of passengers, each purchase of the New City 1.5 E CVT Special Edition comes with a free Sharp Plasmacluster with Ion Technology. Known for its air purifying technology, the plasmacluster reduces airborne allergens and microbes through increased number of positive and negative ions, helps remove unwanted odors, and moisturizes the skin when constantly used.
The New City 1.5 E CVT Special Edition will be available in Honda dealerships nationwide today, with a suggested retail price of P 819,000.