Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has just announced the availability of a new variant of the City that is aimed at child safety and protection from outside elements. Called the City 1.5 E CVT Special Edition, the new City is equipped with new features exclusive to the Philippine market.

Researched by HCPI Research Planning & Development Team, along with a representative from Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Japan, the special edition City was the product of extensive research that showed what Filipinos tend to look for in a child-friendly vehicle that also protects occupants from heat and airborne allergens.

Revolving around the product concept of “Passionate and Omotenashi" (the Japanese term for genuine hospitality), the New City 1.5 E CVT Special Edition has added values to offer in the areas of style, health and wellness, safety, and convenience.

Style-wise, the Special Edition gets an exclusive, all-new Ruby Red Pearl color as a result of the recent study. The brightness of the Ruby Red Pearl paint, according to Honda, exudes elegance while still complementing the sporty style of the fourth-generation City. The Special Edition variant is also available in Gold Brown Metallic, and Taffeta White exterior colors.

Unique to the new City 1.5 E CVT Special Edition is the application of UV Cut Glass windows for the front doors. The high performance UV absorbent coated glass, fused with core technologies, minimizes the penetration of UV rays and Infrared lights by approximately 99%, ideal for the Philippine tropical environment.

In terms of safety and convenience, the City 1.5 E CVT Special Edition is equipped with a speed-sensing Auto Door Lock system that enables the vehicle to bolt its doors automatically, upon reaching a speed of 15km/h. The system also unlocks the doors when the gear lever is set to Park (P).

Moreover, the key fob of the Special Edition consists of a Panic Button. Pressing the the Panic Button for an extended amount of time enables the vehicle to emit a loud alarm through the horns, and to flash its headlights and park lights to call for immediate attention.

Every City 1.5 E CVT Special Edition comes with a free Sharp Plasmacluster with Ion Technology. Known for its air purifying technology, the plasmacluster reduces airborne allergens and microbes. Through its increased number of positive and negative ions, it helps remove unwanted odors, and moisturizes the skin when constantly used.

Under the hood is the carried-over 1.5 Liter i-VTEC inline-four that is mated to a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) developed under Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology. It is also equipped with the Eco Assist system, which features the ECON mode that controls the engine, drive-by-wire, transmission, and air-conditioning performance. Fuel efficient driving is detected once the eco-coaching eco lamp is lit.

And in line with Honda’s environmental vision of a sustainable environment, the New City 1.5 E CVT Special Edition joins the rest of HCPI’s all Euro-4 compliant line-up. The certification of EURO 4 compliance translates to reduced emissions of harmful pollutants that prevent ozone depletion and global warming. Honda continues to promote and guarantee their customers that their vehicles have very minimal effect on the environment.

The New City 1.5 E CVT Special Edition will be available in Honda dealerships nationwide starting November 10, 2015, with a suggested retail price of P819,000.

Customers may also see and experience the new and improved features of the New City 1.5 E CVT Special Edition at the Auto Focus Pre-Christmas Test Drive Festival at SM Mall of Asia Grounds, Pasay City, from November 12 to November 15, 2015, 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.