Honda Cars Philippines promises more car launches in 2012

By Patrick Everett Tadeo
 

TopGear.com.ph Philippine Car News - Honda Cars Philippines promises more car launches for 2012

Honda Cars Philippines started 2012 by being the first carmaker to launch a vehicle for the year with the updated City subcompact sedan. That, however, is only the tip of the iceberg.

Apparently, after the double--or triple, depending on how you look at it--disaster that struck Japan and Thailand in 2011, which crippled Honda Cars Philippines' sales performance, the Japanese carmaker is hoping to rise again by launching "a number of cars this year."

Allan Cruz of Honda Cars Philippines' marketing and sales division said there's "quite a few more than what the market is expecting."

Though Cruz did not reveal just what models are in the pipeline for 2012, he did say that "you'll be seeing a lot of us this year."

Other than the all-new Civic that Honda Cars Philippines president Tatsuya Natsume has revealed the carmaker will bring into the country this year, the only other vehicle in its current lineup that's due to arrive is the all-new, fourth-generation CR-V.

What other vehicles could be brought in by Honda Cars Philippines? The Insight? How about the CR-Z or the Freed? Or maybe, the Japanese-domestic-market Odyssey? Your guess is as good as ours.

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  • hajabah Jan 12 2012 @ 06:54pm
    Price the CR-Z well and oooohh :) It's Top Gear UK approved as well so.... come on.
  • one.edchelle Jan 12 2012 @ 07:04pm
    yep!! i wanted the cr-z to e here, well dadalhin naman din ng yota ang gt-86 somewhere dba?, taz sama na din nila ung mugen version ng cr-z....
  • princess Jan 12 2012 @ 07:28pm
    how about the sporty honda's particularly the type r's and si 's or how about the return of the sir
  • dsobreo Jan 12 2012 @ 07:34pm
    Yeah magdala kayo ng Pangit dito! Except CR-Z
  • Kyoichi Sudo Jan 12 2012 @ 08:06pm
    @dsobreo hahaha......HONDAHATER!!!!
  • BOOGIECAT Jan 12 2012 @ 08:45pm
    Insight...
  • Fernando Amorsolo Jan 12 2012 @ 09:56pm
    Anything from Honda, I'm fine with it.
  • ashek268 Jan 12 2012 @ 10:57pm
    So many dumb-ass ignorant blind car buyers!!
  • Guji Jan 13 2012 @ 01:25am
    bring us the CR-Z! :D
  • Leopaul Jan 13 2012 @ 05:40am
    What I'm concerned is the Strong Yen. A very Strong Yen might be very bad for Honda to export those in the Philippines...
    • tidus1203 Jan 14 2012 @ 09:35am
      Right! Actually Nissan's (Japan's 2nd largest carmaker, pero for some reason kulelat sa local market) long term plan is to move out of Japan eventually. Its just too costly to produce cars in Japan...
  • ashek268 Jan 13 2012 @ 08:23am
    Wow! This a new from Honda Cars Philippines. Announcing their upcoming products for the year. Must be getting desperate with them.
  • windel Jan 13 2012 @ 08:43am
    sana dalhin din dito ang insight panlaban sa prius.
  • Carfanatic Jan 13 2012 @ 09:36am
    2012 Civic, 2012 City, 2012 CRV . . . malamang Odyssey na yan. Wala pa silang MPV / Van. Puwede na nga din sila maglagay ng high performance na Civic Type R.
    • dohc_ivtec Jan 15 2012 @ 01:16am
      Oo nga total mag iimport na din sila from japan. Sabay na nila haha
  • BOOGIECAT Jan 13 2012 @ 10:49am
    Honda's fighting back!
  • iam3739 Jan 13 2012 @ 11:59am
    Give us the Freed! =)
  • iam3739 Jan 13 2012 @ 12:34pm
    Bring the Freed here please.
  • Carfanatic Jan 13 2012 @ 02:07pm
    I remember that it was mentioned here also that Honda Thailand is launching the Honda Brio (Subcompact Hatch) that will also compete with the Mitsubishi Mirage. Since MMPC will bring the Mirage this year, Honda Phils will probably bring the Brio also.
  • zetsumei Jan 13 2012 @ 05:31pm
    I think Honda Freed or the Brio would do well in our Market. Freed would cater to those families who want a versatile compact 7 seater with an upscale feel yet priced under 1M. Current, 7 seaters are the Toyota Avanza, Innova, Suzuki APV and Nissan Grand Livina. Honda Brio would compete with the koreans, i10 and Picanto.
  • ronceq Jan 13 2012 @ 05:35pm
    i think it's the Brio.
  • tgstig Jan 14 2012 @ 12:52am
    dat Brio is *gly!!!
  • gogogo Jan 14 2012 @ 01:44am
    hopefully they'll bring the crz, fit rs at civic si. hehe!
  • DMZ Jan 14 2012 @ 11:14am
    a few improvements from the previous generation, the rear looks awesome but the front is odd for me.
    Hondamn still rely on the old reliable 5 speed AT, the high revving carry-over mill 2.4L is a guzzler.
    the 2.0l guess no more, underpowered for it's size.
  • BOOGIECAT Jan 14 2012 @ 02:20pm
    Read in the newspaper and its said that HCPI can get vehicles made in China..Elysion MPV anyone?
  • Kyoichi Sudo Jan 15 2012 @ 08:13pm
    I hope they can already bring the Insight, Freed, CRZ, Odyssey, and the Brio here......
  • jmac1993 Jan 15 2012 @ 10:13pm
    dalhin na nila yung Odyssey dito. :)
  • gg Jan 16 2012 @ 08:09am
    better choose hyundai tucson 4x4 diesel a/t, compared to honda crv 4x2 a/t, they are almost thesame price, be smart. hahah
  • ChairmanPineapple Jan 18 2012 @ 09:02pm
    is that really the CRV? it reminds me of ssangyong ... not nice to see
  • Sniper Feb 07 2012 @ 07:53pm
    Bring the honda civic diesel engine instead..
  • kylejoszef Nov 25 2012 @ 07:36pm
    Freed vs Avanza
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