Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) achieves remarkable fuel efficiency results for their vehicles in an internal fuel economy run observed by an Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP) representative with the highest figure at 33.88 km/L recorded for the Brio Amaze.
Eight Honda vehicles were put to a fuel efficiency test in both highway and city courses using normal driving style with running air conditioning system. Each vehicle was assigned a driver and navigator. The City, Brio, Brio Amaze, Mobilio, Jazz, HR-V, CR-V and Odyssey were driven for 166 kilometers of highway and 55 kilometers stretch of city traffic.
To ensure realistic results are achieved, stringent mechanics or standards were applied in relation to gas up, tire pressure and air conditioning settings. All settings were sealed prior to vehicle dispatch from starting point. Furthermore, third-party observer, AAP representative, Francisco Reyes strictly monitored the whole process.
For highway driving leg, participants tackled the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) on the way to Urdaneta, Pangasinan from Petron Marilao station. Meanwhile for city driving portion, participants passed through the traffic congested roads of EDSA, Roxas Boulevard, Gil Puyat Avenue, Kalayaan and C5.
As a result of this activity, the most fuel efficient vehicles in the fleet for both highway and city legs were the Brio Amaze 1.3 E MT, Brio 1.3 V Navi AT, and City 1.5 E CVT for passenger cars and the CR-V 2.0 S AT and Mobilio 1.5 V CVT for commercial vehicles.
The 4-cylinder, 1.3 liter i-VTEC engine mated with 5-speed automatic transmission and 5-speed manual transmission proved to be an efficient combination for the Brio and Brio Amaze to achieve remarkable fuel economy. The Brio Amaze 1.3 E MT model recorded 33.88 km/L for highway driving and 20.37 km/L for city dr\iving. Meanwhile, the Brio 1.3 V Navi AT recorded 31.92 km/L and 18.27 km/L for highway and city driving respectively. Their compact size and powerful engine, enable passengers of the Brio and Brio Amaze a comfortable mobility in various driving situations – highway or city – with exceptional fuel economy.
The City 1.5 E CVT on the other hand, achieved 31.03 km/L for highway and 20.99 km/L for city driving. The City used in the event is equipped with a 1.5 liter i-VTEC engine, with Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), which delivers smooth and seamless acceleration to achieve noteworthy fuel economy. The CVT was developed under Honda’s revolutionary Earth Dreams Technology.
Earth Dreams Technology (EDT) is a next generation set of technological advancements that enhances the engine to greatly improve both fuel efficiency and driving performance. The Mobilio, Jazz, HR-V and Odyssey are also equipped with EDT’s Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT). Furthermore, the Odyssey is the first Honda vehicle locally available to also have EDT 2.4 liter i-VTEC engine. The Odyssey ended the fuel economy run with 23.48 km/L (highway) and 17.74 km/L (city) fuel efficiency figures.