Perfectly-designed to tackle the urban jungle in the Philippines, the City transcends every bit of what our Filipino car enthusiast want in a practical family sedan to a level in which form and function gets fused together to create one of the most pleasurable driving experiences to date. The stunningly face-lifted 2014 City projects an active “get-up-and-go” attitude yet still is calm enough to provide a sense of relaxation in motion.
With the looks comes the performance as well. Sporting a chain-driven 1.5L i-VTEC power plant, with a choice of either a convenience-centric CVT or a more driver-oriented 5-speed manual gearbox. Turn on the ECON button, and the City performs a friendly-nod to the environment with fuel-efficiency to boot. Priced at just over P756,000 for the base model, and up to P970,000 for the top-lining VX-CVT variant, value for money gets a worthy emphasis. Roomy interior and a slew modern driver and passenger amenities plus a bevy of stowage spaces for the most essential road trip gears, the City will indeed let you Touch the Future.
Honda also released the City 1.5 E CVT Special Edition that caters to the needs of the Filipino. It now offers Auto Door Lock system that activates upon reaching 15 kph and intelligently unlocks all doors when shift lever is moved to Park. The City SE also has UV Cut Glass windows that minimizes the penetration of UV rays and infrared lights. On top of all that, it is equipped with a Panic Button that emits a loud alarm through the horns and flashes its headlights and park lights to call immediate attention for those emergencies.