Personal mobility and public transportation in the country are evidently taking a toll due to the implementation of the modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).
Of course, this was implemented as a way to temporarily slow down the increasing COVID-19 cases count. However, this also means that medical workers will have a tougher time traveling to and from their respective workplaces.
For this reason, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, decided to lend out 18 Honda cars to various medical facilities in Laguna and Cavite. This is done to support the transportation needs of medical health workers amid the pandemic.
Honda vehicles turned over for lend out to Global Care Medical Center of Canlubang
The Honda cars included in the said project are the following: the City, Brio, Jazz, Civic, Mobilio, BR-V, HR-V, and CR-V. HCPI is also providing each Honda car with free gasoline good for the duration of the MECQ.
These Honda models were lent out to the following hospitals: New Sinai MDI Hospital and The Medical City South Luzon in Santa Rosa, Laguna; Unihealth-Southwoods Hospital and Medical Center and Perpetual Help Medical Center in Biñan, Laguna; Global Care Medical Centers in Canlubang and Cabuyao, Laguna; and Carmona Hospital and Medical Center in Carmona, Cavite.
The sporty-looking Honda HR-V
Furthermore, HCPI has extended its ‘Great Deals, Bright Tomorrow’ promo as another way to provide Filipinos with mobility services during these trying times. The promo includes flexible payment schemes on the City, BR-V, Civic RS, and more.
“As tighter quarantine measures have been implemented once again to help control the increasing COVID-19 cases in Mega Manila, Honda would like to support the hardworking medical frontliners battling the pandemic by lending our vehicles to help ease their transportation concerns during the MECQ,” said Masahiko Nakamura, president of Honda Cars Philippines, Inc.
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Know more about Honda City 2021
The City is Japanese subcompact car stalwart Honda's entry in the segment. Now on its fifth generation, the new model comes with a sleeker exterior design along with a revamped interior and an updated in-cabin features. 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.
The exterior of the latest release looks sleeker and sportier as compared to the outgoing model. 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.
Honda Philippines is offering the City on four variants: RS CVT, V CVT, S CVT, and S MT. All variants come with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC gasoline engine. The said power unit 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.