The 2024 Honda City is officially coming to the Philippines on July 13, 2023, and reservations are now open for the new refreshed model via its official website or through authorized dealerships nationwide. Honda aims to make the City the best in its class by giving it a mid-cycle aesthetic update that also bundles new tech features.
Perhaps the biggest news among those tech features is the addition of the Honda Sensing suite of safety features across all trims. Yes, you heard that right, that is on all variants of the City having Honda Sensing as standard. As an exclusive introductory offer, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has a Special Drive Deal for a limited time. From July 1 to 12, 2023, customers are eligible for a Waived Reservation Fee worth P5,000 for units purchased and released on or before August 31, 2023.
The 2024 Honda City will build on the strong foundation set by its predecessors and further enhance its value proposition by offering enhanced aesthetics and features. As we’ve seen in other markets, Honda’s changes for the 2024 City are actually quite minimal but still noticeable. There’s a revised front grille and a sportier front bumper with the foglights now connected to the lower air intake by a black trim. Towards the rear, there’s a new design for the faux diffuser design element. Everything else remains unchanged, save for a new set of alloy wheels depending on the variant.
Interior changes are even minor, but what Honda has confirmed for the Philippine market is a new digital instrument cluster that’s standard on all variants. There is also going to be a new 8-inch infotainment system with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, though the new touch screen won’t be equipped in the base E CVT.
Unfortunately, what we won’t be getting is a hybrid or a turbo version that Thailand or neighboring markets get. Powering the 2024 Honda City is the familiar 1.5-liter four-cylinder i-VTEC gasoline engine that produces 121 hp and 145 Nm of torque. This is sent to the front wheels via a CVT. The model has now officially been discontinued.
Oh, yes, HCPI also gave pricing for the new City, which is actually quite good considering that all variants come with Honda Sensing as standard:
- E CVT: P975,000
- S CVT: P999,000
- V CVT: P1,075,000
- RS CVT: P1,130,000
What’s left to find out are its full specs, but if we’re being honest, the addition of Honda Sensing to all variants makes the City a very excellent value in the subcompact sedan segment. The 2024 Honda City will also be displayed at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall from July 13 to 16, 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM.