Honda Philippines launches all-new 7-seater turbodiesel CR-V

The new fifth-generation CR-V sports many firsts. She’s slightly bigger though not as big looking as you’d think now that she’s been purpose-built to be a three-row 7-seater.  And the Asian market edition,  specifically, is heavy with i-DTEC turbodiesel variants, making her Honda Philippines’ first-ever diesel.  Big enough in size and capacity to no longer … Continue reading Honda Philippines launches all-new 7-seater turbodiesel CR-V

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Honda quickly brings Mobilio update to Philippine market

A follow-on update to our recent report on the Mobilio’s origins (and celebrity): the 2017 refresh of the popular mini MPV was launched this week in a surprise move by Honda Cars Philippines.  The new Mobilio brandishes the much anticipated front-end redesign, updating her to the Solid Wing theme, Honda’s trademark look that’s already sported … Continue reading Honda quickly brings Mobilio update to Philippine market

Special Report: the elegantly disruptive Honda Mobilio

When they launched the Mobilio, globally in 2014 and in this market in 2015, it finally filled a glaring gap in Honda’s product line-up.  Here, at last, was a three-row people-mover from Honda Cars Philippines which previously had only five-seat sedans, hatchbacks and SUVs under the substantially high price points of their premium US-spec’d Odyssey … Continue reading Special Report: the elegantly disruptive Honda Mobilio

Honda Philippines ups the stakes with the refreshed City

Honda Philippines has rolled out the refreshed City, keeping price points where they are while upscaling the sub-compact sedan a bit and making her ride a tad higher. Beyond the external retouches that include a solidly “solid-wing” trademark fascia, strengthening her affinity with other things Honda, and the new front bumper treatment that gives vent … Continue reading Honda Philippines ups the stakes with the refreshed City

One last thing: outgoing Honda Philippines president gets unique send-off at MIAS 2017

On opening day of the 2017 Manila International Auto Show, on the eve of his departure for his next posting, outgoing Honda Philippines president Toshio Kuwahara got a uniquely appropriate send-off when he launched the Civic Type R, the race-trimmed limited issue of the 10th generation Civic, among the last of numerous new models launched … Continue reading One last thing: outgoing Honda Philippines president gets unique send-off at MIAS 2017