Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is on an amazing streak of releases lately. Starting off the year right with the launch of the Honda Brio, then followed by the facelifted BR-V, and now another unit is getting unveiled this September 24, 2019, and we can only guess what it is.
We deduce that Honda is keeping wraps on this next model because there are only two more cars in its lineup that are dying for an update.
We have been drooling over the new Accord for quite some time now. It inches even closer to the Philippines since its launch in other Southeast Asian countries. The midsize sedan in those territories comes with the same 1.5L turbocharged motor that you can find in the Honda Civic RS Turbo.
We believe that this is a viable candidate because Honda Philippines didn’t update the pricing for this unit back in their July increase. Without an increase, this could mean that the Accord is in line for an update this September. That, and the model is just that old already.
The sedan counterpart to the Honda Brio, the Amaze stands as the brand’s entry into the small subcompact sedan market. In other countries, the sedan is available to the public in Thailand and India. What’s more, is that the Brio here has a diesel engine option which could surely entice the average Filipino buyer.
When you comb the Honda site, you can still see the old Brio in the model list. It stands out for all the wrong reasons, simply because it is still equipped with the face of the generation prior. It’s a likely choice, simply because the Brio is out in the wild already, and Honda might capitalize on its success with the launch of the sedan version for the Philippines. This new unit could entice buyers who are averse to hatches, but like the front end of the Brio.
What doesn’t make sense, however, is the price increase that the Amaze has experienced back in July. Across the range, a total of P6,000 was tacked on to the price tag. It is a trivial amount if we’re being honest. Other units experienced an increase of around P10,000, which means that Honda could be making old stocks vanish before the introduction of a new model, but that remains to be seen.
In conclusion, we don’t know
At this point, all we have are speculations and hopeful wishes. Who knows what HCPI has got in store for us. What we do know is that the new model will have four wheels, sharp wing grille, C-shaped taillights, and a Honda badge.
Wouldn’t it be amazing to have two of those units launched at the same time? Wouldn’t that be a treat?