Its main sales contributor was the locally-produced City model, which accounts for 44 % of the company’s August sales. The City is the only locally made Honda vehicle, and it is the fourth generation City to be made in the Philippines. Equipped with 1.5-liter engines and a choice between manual or CVT automatic transmission, the new City also recently acquired its Euro 4 emission standard certification from Department of Environment and Natural Resources. This was the first vehicle in Honda’s line-up to be locally certified with Euro 4-level emission standards. The certification is pursuant to the DENR’s Administrative Order No. 2015-04, which mandates all new passenger and light vehicles, and heavy-duty motor vehicles made available in the market to comply with Euro 4 emission standards by January 2016 from the present Euro 2 emission standards. A Euro 4-compliant vehicle emits much lower harmful substances such as carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxide.
According to HCPI general manager Toshio Kuwahara – “It has always been one of our thrusts to leave blue skies for our children. As part of our continuing mission to do so, we at Honda are one with the government’s endeavor to help protect and sustain our environment and do our part to ensure breathable clean air. We would like to assure our customers that Honda takes proactive actions to help contribute in reducing the destruction of our ozone layer and the effect of global warming.” Kuwahara further explained that by January 2016, all Honda vehicles, from the smallest Brio to the Odyssey minivan, will be officially certified as Euro 4 compliant.
At under the one million peso price tag, the new Mobilio contributed a hefty 22% to its August sales. The Mobilio registered 830 new reservations last month, not bad for Honda’s first seven-seater Multi-purpose Utility Vehicle (MUV). This model opened up a new segment for Honda to offer an affordable family vehicle. Honda’s engineers wanted to come up with an MUV that differentiates Honda from the rest of the MUV pack, and came up with a sporty and highly competitive package that seems to be gaining traction in this market. The all-New Mobilio design was based on the “Progressive Private Jetliner” concept which offers modern and young styling, advanced technology, superbly spacious cabin, flexible seats and comfortable sedan-like ride that feels like sitting in a private jet.
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