Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has released the official result of the recently concluded Fuel Economy Run in partnership with Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP).
On May 30, 2021, HCPI conducted the fuel economy run with two of its newly launched models – the All-New City 1.5 RS CVT and the All-New City Hatchback 1.5 RS CVT. After a total of 73.5 km highway day driving, the All-New City Hatchback achieved a fuel mileage of 25 km/L. On the other hand, the All-New City achieved a fuel mileage of 25.17 km/L, significantly higher than the previous fuel economy run conducted for the City back in 2017 at 23.9 km/L.
To ensure that the fuel economy run was completed under realistic driving conditions, HCPI and AAP set the following parameters for both vehicles:
- Speed of 60-80 km/h at 1,500 to 2,000 rpm
- Aircon set on low fan and approximately at 24 degrees Celsius
Launched in October 2020 , the All-New City is the model’s fifth generation, and has become one of HCPI’s best-selling models over the years. On the other hand, the All-New City Hatchback was launched last April, as part of HCPI’s expansion of its renowned City model line-up, specifically in the B-segment hatchback category.
Both models highlight their 1.5-Liter 4 Cylinder DOHC i-VTEC engine that provides an ideal balance between performance and fuel efficiency. The engine is mated with Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) that produces up to a maximum power output of 121ps at 6,600 rpm, and a maximum of 145Nm of torque at 4,300 rpm.
“The fuel economy run is our own initiative, in partnership and supervision of Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP). Through this, we hope to provide customers accurate information that would aid them to form a decision in their car selection and purchase process. The positive results from the activity reaffirm the fuel efficiency of both City models, hopefully making them a favorable sedan and hatchback choice for the Filipino people,” said Mr. Masahiko Nakamura, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) president.