When it comes to popular brands in the country, Honda is one of the big names out there in the automotive industry. It has been actively running for more than 30 years with its local branch Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), and has established a good reputation when it comes to delivering quality vehicles and giving Filipino car buyers the services and products they deserve.
The success of the Japanese automotive brand in the local setting is made possible by its strong lineup of vehicles which covers almost everything from small city cars to a performance-oriented hatchback. Now, if you are looking for a vehicle that you can avail of for under 1.2 million Philippine Pesos, then Honda has a great selection of cars you can choose from that will fit that budget.
The brand’s entry-level hatchback is the most affordable vehicle in its lineup. The Honda Brio is the easiest vehicle to own as it doesn’t have to occupy a big space in your garage. Parking your car and driving in tight city streets won’t be that much of a problem as well. If you happen to have a small family, then the Honda hatchback might be a good choice as your first car. It also comes with a bundle of essential features such as dual airbags, anti-lock brakes, and steering wheel audio controls. The price of this mini four-wheeled buddy starts at a great price point of P601,000 Philippine Pesos.
Honda City Hatchback
If you want a little more space and more features, you can choose to go with the Honda City hatchback. While it’s a big step up in price, the vehicle more than makes up for it with its more powerful engine and with the newer set of technologies that it carries. The second row of the vehicle can also be configured in several different ways to help you maximize your cargo capacity if needed. It can be had with a starting price of P1,115,000 Philippine Pesos with special paint options costing a little bit more.
For the sedan segment, the Japanese automaker offers the Honda City to meet this niche. It boasts a sophisticated exterior design, mixed with advanced technology to level up the overall driving experience. The base variant of this subcompact sedan can squeeze out 120 hp and 145 Nm of torque from its new dual overhead cam (DOHC) 1.5L gasoline engine, which is then coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission. The City provides great value for money with a reasonable price of P848,000 Philippine Pesos.
If you are in the market for an MPV with SUV-like styling then the Honda BRV is a great option to choose. Like many other MPVs in its price range, it comes with the capability to seat seven passengers and comes with a clever storage option that folds the 3rd row completely flat. In terms of technology, the BR-V is equipped with features that are not only convenient to the driver, but also to its passengers. Under the hood of the BR-V lies a 1.5L i-VTEC gasoline engine with Honda Earth Dreams Technology's continuously variable transmission (CVT). It can put out a maximum power of 118 hp and 145 Nm of torque, which makes it the most powerful in its class. The MPV also comes reasonably priced starting at P1,038,00 Philippine Pesos for its entry-level variant that also happens to be automatic.