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Honda Cars achieve remarkable fuel efficiency in DOE Euro 4 Eco Run

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) proudly announces that its automobiles achieved remarkable fuel efficiency during the Department of Energy’s (DOE) first Euro 4 economy run.

HCPI, together with other brands, joined this fuel economy run and their eight (8) products, the New City, All-New Civic, New Mobilio, New HR-V, Jazz, CR-V, Brio, and Brio Amaze.

The participant’s vehicles traversed the 280-kilometer roads from Petron Clark station in Angeles City Pampanga to SCTEX (Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway), TPLEX (Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union-Expressway) and back, with the convoy led by DOE representatives. Before the activity started, all vehicles were lined up and filled to the brim with gasoline and sealed to ensure that none of the participants will be able to load gasoline during the course.

The fuel used during the event was sponsored by Petron Corporation, its official gasoline partner. Each vehicle consisted of a driver and a navigator from the participating brand, and a representative from the media who served as an observer to ensure that the guidelines set were being followed. Other rules such as a maximum speed of 80km/L, full blast air conditioner setting and allowable three-second rule or equivalent to five (5) car distance were also strictly implemented.

The results are as follows:

The Jazz 1.5 VX CVT variant which gathered 28.60km/L has the highest efficiency rating among the Honda entries. The All-New Civic 1.5 RS Turbo shows an impressive 27.56km/L. Honda’s New City 1.5 E CVT got 26.02km/L.  In an internal fuel economy run conducted in August 2015, the City also recorded the same level of fuel efficiency from combined city and highway driving from Metro Manila to Pangasinan. This proves the City’s consistent and realistic fuel efficiency in different road and traffic conditions.

The New Mobilio 1.5 V CVT achieved 24.69km/L, the New HR-V 1.8 E CVT with 24.82km/L, The CR-V 2.0 S AT with 20.59km/L, Brio 1.3 S 5AT with 24.78km/L, and the Brio Amaze with 23.77km/L.

Model Variant Results
Jazz 1.5 VX CVT 28.60 km/L
Civic 1.5 RS Turbo CVT 27.56 km/L
City 1.5 E CVT 26.02 km/L
HR-V 1.8 E CVT 24.82 km/L
Brio 1.3 S 5AT 24.78 km/L
Mobilio 1.5 V CVT 24.69 km/L
Brio Amaze 1.3 V 5AT 23.77 km/L
CR-V 2.0 S 5AT 20.59 km/L

This event was conducted to come up with a benchmark to standardize the measurement of fuel economy under the Philippine Energy Standards and Labelling Program (PESLP), a mandatory DOE program requiring manufacturers, importers, and suppliers to comply with the prescribed energy labelling requirements and minimum energy performance standards.