Since the first model was launched in 1996, the Honda City has proven itself worthy of being known as a dependable subcompact sedan. Having undergone several model changes, the current City is the 7th generation across the globe, and the 5th in the Philippines. Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is offering the City in three variants: S, V, and RS with a price range of ₱938,000 – ₱1,078,000. All variants come with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC gasoline engine which generates 119 hp and 145 Nm of torque. In addition, all variants come with a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The Honda City features an ECON button on the RS and V variants along with an eco-coach ambient meter function. Activating the ECON button changes the dynamics of the engine to make it perform optimally to help improve fuel efficiency.
History & Launch
Back in 1981, the first generation Honda City was actually a 3-door vehicle made for the Japanese, European and Australian markets. The 3-door City was retired in 1994 and revived in 1996, to be used on a subcompact four-door sedan aimed primarily at developing markets. From then on, the City has evolved to its current iteration which is manufactured using Honda’s Global Small Car platform. The 5th generation Honda City was launched in the Philippines on October 22, 2020. The City boasts of a new exterior design with lots of features and a significant increase in terms of size that should make it more appealing to car buyers.
Variant and Price
The 2022 Honda City price in the Philippines starts at ₱938,000 for the Honda City S 1.5 CVT. and the top-line model is Honda City RS 1.5 CVT priced at ₱1,078,000.