5 Honda Drives Which Make It Stand Among The Top 5 Brands


5. Honda Mobilio

Surely the last but not the least – Honda Mobilio makes it to this list. The company has tagged this 7-seater with a ‘7 Smiles’ caption and we can’t wonder why. The well-crafted family drive has a state-of-art styling which is well garnished with thick chrome. The contemporary structural design blends perfectly with the spacious and ergonomic cabin which is designed keeping the comfort of 7 occupants in mind. This cabin further carries the utility features with the functionality ones making it a perfect family Multi Utility Vehicle. Coming to the power segment, this MUV is driven by a 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine which is solely responsible for churning out a maximum power of 120 PS at 6600 rpm and a maximum torque of 145 Nm at 4600 rpm. The price of this Honda drive starts at PhP 817,000 which can buy you the 1.5 E MT variant.

Honda, the renowned Japanese automaker, has managed to stand firmly on the 5th spot among the top auto brands in the Philippines as per the latest CAMPI report. Well, undoubtedly this brand has gained a lot of confidence amongst the customers which has made it this big not only in the Philippines but worldwide. For our country, Honda has a fleet consisting of hatches, sedans, MPVs, SUV and crossover. With at least one car in every segment, this Japanese brand is winning hearts of its customers.

4. Honda CR-Z

This hybrid drive in the Honda gang is in its final edition. Recently Honda started with the bookings of CR-Z 1.5 IMA Final Edition and restricted the booking date to 31st July 2016. To ensure that the last edition gives everlasting memories to the customers, Honda has tweaked the aesthetics of the drive and has made it more appealing. Now this edition carries aerodynamic and aggressive styling, Final Edition sticker and crisp creases at its exterior while the interior has sophisticated black leather trim for sporty and exclusive touch. Needless to say that there are numerous aspects packed in this hybrid drive which would force you to go for long and really long drives every time you hold on to the steering. This beauty is powered by a 1.5-litre SOHC i-VTEC Integrated Motor Assist (IMA) Hybrid system which makes it generate 135 PS of maximum power at 6600 rpm and 171 Nm of maximum torque. This is the last chance to own Honda CR-Z which is offered at a price worth PhP 1,440,000 for its final edition.

3. Honda CR-V

Honda CR-V, or should we call it the daring Honda SUV, is one of those drives which holds the driver-oriented engineering and style wrapped with the power-packed Honda DNA. Created to deliver thrilling drives on the off-roading terrains, this Honda creation houses a 2.0-litre i-VTEC engine in the 2.0 V MT, 2.0 V AT, and 2.0 S AT trims which encourage the driver to take it on varied terrains and experience a peak power of 153 PS at 6500 rpm and a peak torque of 190 Nm at 4300 rpm. The 2.4 SX Navi AWD trim underpins a 2.4-litre DOHC i-VTEC power-unit only to generate 185 PS of thrilling power at 7000 rpm and 220 Nm of peak torque at 4400 rpm. This head-turner is not only a stunner at its exterior but sporty, spacious and comfortable at its interior. To ensure optimum safety during off-roading, CR-V packs advanced safety aspects including Honda G-CON structure, ABS, EBD, Hill Start Assist, front & side airbags, and Vehicle Stability Assist. The price of this SUV starts at PhP 1,328,000 which falls for the 2.0 V MT variant.

1. Honda Brio

Well, we intentionally took this entry level hatch first. The reason is clear, this is the basic and the most sold out drive in the Philippines. With a price tag worth PhP 609,000 for the 1.3 S MT trim, this hatch gives a throat-cut competition to other entry-level hatches in the market and makes it fair contribution in the soaring sales of the company. The dynamic and sporty structure with a powerful stance, performance oriented 1.3-litre engine and clever layout of the interior are the best features which make this hatch stand among the competition with great confidence. The drive is packed with the same i-VTEC engine for which Honda is well-known. This engine knocks out 100 PS of peak power at 6000 rpm along with 127 Nm of peak torque at 4800 rpm. Surely Honda Brio is a decent drive for people who want an economical and sporty car with no tacky stuff and convenient city maneuver.

2. Honda City

Another drive to make it to this list is the best seller of all times – the Honda City. This stunning sedan is not only popular in the Philippines but also across the globe and is the biggest reason for the cumulatively high sales of the Japanese brand. The company has recently revised the aesthetics of this sedan and has again managed to offer a heart-winning car for the customers. The thick chrome and sharp creases at the exterior, refreshing and comforting interior and advanced safety aspects are what you find in the new Honda City.  The drive is powered by 1.5-litre i-VTEC engine which delivers 120 PS of maximum power at 6600 rpm along with 145 Nm of maximum torque at 4800 rpm. You can become a proud owner of this upper-class sedan at PhP 759,000 which is for the 1.5 E MT trim.

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