The Honda City started life as a no-nonsense subcompact sedan that offered basic yet decent transport at a friendly price.
But technology and brand positioning have made it a bit more upscale. This, unfortunately, also included a price increase.
Honda Cars Philippines Inc., however, understands that there are folks out there who still want the City, albeit without the frills of the higher end variants.
This is why it gives us the new Honda City 1.5 S CVT.
It’s the same handsome body style with LED daytime running lights and can be had in various hues.
Moreover, it’s got the requisite stuff needed for a comfortable and stress-free drive around the city and on the highway such as a 1-DIN audio system with USB and AUX input, and keyless entry.
And yes, safety is standard with dual SRS airbags and ABS with EBD.
The best part is that it is still powered by the same 1.5-liter SOHC i-VTEC motor with 120hp and 145Nm of torque that’s mated to a CVT and tuned for efficiency with adequate punch to boot.
The Honda City 1.5 S CVT is now available at all Honda dealerships for P820,000.