Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Martin Aguilar | posted October 09, 2014 15:10
For a safer and more comfortable driving
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), has recently launched the 2014 City E Navi+ variants at their showroom in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
HCPI President and General Manager, Toshio Kuwahara, was present during the launch and expressed his gratitude for the positive market performance of the all-new City. According to Kuwahara, the 2014 Honda City was well received by the market with 4,000 unit sales to date since its launch last April. With Honda's new variants for its subcompact sedan, Kuwahara said that the 2014 City E Navi+ will be “more efficient” and “more fun” to drive.
The 2014 Honda City E Navi+ variants are equipped with seven-inch touchscreen that has Audio-Visual Navigation (AVN) system powered by Garmin. The AVN system features 3D map viewing, expressway exit guide, route information view and lane assist with 'photoreal' junction view system.
Moreover, the AVN system has a multimedia mode option which enables user to choose from any of the supported audio and video functions such as DVD playback, USB, iPod and Bluetooth streaming.
HCPI has also partnered with Sygic, a software developer, to integrate applications that will allow users to use a mobile navigation app through the vehicle's audio display. With Sygic navigaton app, users can access 3D offline maps, voice guidance, 'turn-by-turn' directions and traffic alerts.
Honda says cutomers should have the following items available to be able to enjoy the application: (1) iPhone 5, 5s and iOS 7 1.2; (2) 'SmartphoneConnection' app (free application offered by Honda); (3) Sygic; (4) HDMI cable; (5) USB cable; and (6) Apple Lighting Digital AV adapter.
In line with the automaker's value for safety, Honda dominated the 2014 New Car Assessment Program for Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN NCAP) Grand Prix Awards. Honda received five awards in the Crash Worthiness Performance and the 2014 City was recognized as the overall winner for the Adult Occupant Protection category.
Prices for the 2014 Honda City E Navi+ variants are as follows:
Manual transmission PHP 816,000
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) PHP 856,000