To spice things up a bit, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines announces today that the all-new CR-Z sport hybrid coupé will be available for reservations starting tomorrow, April 26, 2013. Units are expected to be delivered as early as August 2013.
Honda was urged by the spectators to offer the CR-Z locally after putting the Honda CR-Z Mugen concept on display during the 4th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) in World Trade Center Metro Manila last year.
According to Tatsuya Natsume, President and General Manager of Honda Cars Philippines, Inc., the Honda CR-Z was the real crowd drawer of the Honda booth during PIMS. “At the time of the show we received a number of inquiries about selling it in the Philippines. Even after that, we are still getting inquiries online, at our dealer showrooms and various display events. This scenario gives us the confidence that the Philippine market will warmly welcome the All New CR-Z when it arrives in August, exactly a year after its concept was shown”, Natsume said.
The All New CR-Z uses a 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine as the main source of power with an electric motor, Honda's Integrated Motor Assist (IMA). It will come in two transmission option, manual and Continuously Variable transmission (CVT with paddle shifters) and will be available in 3 variants.
Aside from the standard model, HCPI will also offer the All New CR-Z Modulo variant (with Modulo aero kit) and the CR-Z MUGEN variant which will be equipped not only with aero kits but also with exhaust system and alloy wheels.
For a more customization, customers can choose from six exhilarating colors: White Pearl, Crystal Black, Polished Metal, Milano Red, and exclusive colors for the CR-Z the Turquoise Blue and Cosmo Flash Violet.
“With two transmissions, three variants, and six colors or a total of 36 combinations to choose from, we are positive that the All New CR-Z will bring a more personal Honda spirit of mobility. Along with other Honda models available, the All New CR-Z is bound to make every journey enjoyable and fun for both driver and passenger,” Natsume said.
The All New CR-Z will have the following price:
Standard (Manual Transmission) : Php 1,400,000
Standard (CVT with Paddle Shifters) : Php 1,500,000
Modulo (Manual Transmission) : Php 1,500,000
Modulo (CVT with Paddle Shifters) : Php 1,600,000
MUGEN (Manual Transmission) : Php 2,000,000
MUGEN (CVT with Paddle Shifters) : Php 2,100,000