Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Honda Cars Philippines Did Well in Recent DOE Fuel Economy Run
If there’s any more reason to reiterate it further, Honda Cars Philippines has done pretty well for itself during the first-ever Euro 4 fuel economy run staged by the Department of Energy (DOE) with the help of fuel leader, Petron.
Honda entered seven vehicles into the fuel economy run: City, Civic, Mobilio, HR-V, Jazz, CR-V, Brio, and Brio Amaze. And even before flagging off the 280-kilometer trip through highway roads, HCPI predicted that no vehicle will do less than 20 km/L. Remarkably, this held true as Honda Cars Philippines achieved a 25.1 km/L average corporate fuel economy reading—one of the best in the country.
Broken down further, the Honda Jazz 1.5 VX gathered 28.6 km/L making it the most fuel efficient Honda vehicle as well as being best in class. The all-new Civic RS Turbo registered an impressive 27.56 km/L while the City got 26.02 km/L. The Mobilio achieved 24.69 km/L; the HR-V, 24.82 km/L; the CR-V 20.59 km/L; Brio, 24.78 km/L, and the Brio Amaze at 23.77 km/L.
As early as 2004, HCPI started introducing EURO 4 ready products in the Philippines. By September 2015, HCPI was first among automotive brands to obtain EURO 4 certification from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for its locally manufactured and imported vehicles. As stated by HCPI President and General Manager, Toshio Kuwahara, “It has always been one of HCPI’s thrusts to leave blue skies for our children, which is why Honda products are produced with the most consideration on the environment and its users. Moreover, in the midst of the increasing fuel costs, Honda believes that the new technologies and advancements in its engines promotes fuel efficiency and help its consumers save on resources for other essential commodities”.