City Sedan is best-selling Honda in the Philippines last year

Updated Jan 23, 2023 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It has recorded sales of almost 3,500 units.

The City Sedan is once again the best-selling Honda vehicle in the Philippines, defending its position for two consecutive years now. 

Honda City Sedan front profile shotHonda City Sedan

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) president Masahiko Nakamura shared that the City Sedan yielded sales of almost 3,500 units in 2022. This shows that the City Sedan continues to have its appeal among Honda car buyers even after its official launch last October 2020.  

The City Sedan is currently available in three variants with a starting price of Php 953,000 for the S CVT variant. The mid-spec V CVT, on the other hand, is priced at Php 1,033,000 while the top-of-the-line RS CVT retails at Php 1,093,000. 

All Honda City variants are powered by a 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC gasoline engine that delivers 119 hp and 145 Nm of torque. The engine is then connected to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Of note, HCPI dropped the manual transmission option for the City Sedan last July 2022.

In terms of fuel efficiency, HCPI claims that the City Sedan can do 25.17 km/l on the highway while driving at speeds of 60 to 80 km/h. The said fuel economy run was conducted with the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP).     

Honda Brio front profile shotHonda Brio RS

Coming in as the second best-selling Honda vehicle in the Philippines in 2022 is the Brio subcompact hatchback, recording over 3,400 units sold last year. Looking at the numbers, the Brio is not far off with the City Sedan’s total unit sales in 2022. The Honda Brio is available in four variants with a starting price of Php 680,000 while the top-spec RS Black Top trim retails at Php 838,000. 

The Honda Brio is fitted with a 1.2-liter gasoline engine that puts out 89 hp and 110 Nm of torque. The engine can be mated to either a five-speed manual or CVT.   

Taking the third spot is the Honda BR-V with nearly 3,300 units. The bulk of the said unit sales is most likely the outgoing BR-V since the all-new model was launched in November 2022. As such, HCPI is looking forward for the all-new Honda BR-V to make its presence felt in the local market this 2023.  

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“We are truly grateful for the trust of our customers, and we will take this to the next level with the all-new BR-V that is already making an even bigger impact in the commercial vehicles segment. We have ensured our inventory and we are excited to serve more customers,” HCPI president Masahiko Nakamura said.

Overall, HCPI said that it recorded a 10 percent increase in unit sales last year, which translates to sales of almost 14,000 units.

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Know more about Honda City 2023

Honda City

The City is Japanese subcompact car stalwart Honda's entry in the segment. Now on its fifth generation, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is offering the City 2021 in four variants: RS CVT, V CVT, S CVT, and S MT. Honda City Price Philippines from Php 953,000 to Php 1,093,000. All variants come with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC gasoline engine which generates 119 hp and 145 Nm of torque. In addition, all variants come with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) except for the entry-level S variant that uses a six-speed manual gearbox instead. As for the dimensions, this small sedan has a length of 4,553 mm, a width of 1,748 mm, and a height of 1,467 mm. From the looks of it, this vehicle looks well suited to go up against its rivals in the subcompact sedan segment such as the Toyota Vios and Kia Soluto.

As compared to the outgoing model, the exterior of the latest release looks sharper and sportier. The new model comes with a sleeker design along with a revamped interior and updated in-cabin features. Upfront, the top-spec RS variant comes with full LED headlights, LED fog lamps, a more prominent fog light garnish, a glossy black mesh grille, and a sporty bumper. On the other hand, the non-RS City variants also come with a striking facia but it doesn’t have fog lamps. Also, non-RS trims are integrated with halogen projector headlamps. 


₱ 953,000 - ₱ 1,093,000

Martin Aguilar

Martin Aguilar


Martin is a BA Literature graduate from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He started his writing career as an editorial assistant and writer for various magazines under ABS-CBN Publishing. Before being the Content Editor of Philkotse, Martin was a writer for Autoindustriya then shifted gears in 2017 to become the editor for AutoDeal.



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