To keep up with the increasing demand for stylish, durable, and fuel-efficient scooters in the country, Honda Philippines (HPI) has announced that it will start production of the 2020 Honda BeAT at its manufacturing facility in Tanauan, Batangas.
“We are excited to announce that HPI will manufacture the new BeAT to immediately address the fast-paced demand of Filipino customers,” says HPI president Susumu Mitsuishi. “Young riders are becoming more demanding in terms of their riding needs—from style to technology, which is why we want to prioritize this model as one of the high-selling AT models that suits the Philippine road traffic condition.”
To whet the appetite of scooter lovers, the new BeAT—which is powered by a 110cc four-stroke, air-cooled single-cylinder engine with a PGM-FI fuel-management system—is offered in three variants:
2020 Honda BeAT variants and prices
- Fashion Sport (Standard) – P66,900
- Street (Standard) – P66,900
- Premium (ISS/CBS) – P70,400
‘ISS’ stands for the ‘Idling Stop System,’ which stretches the fuel-economy figure to 63km/L. Other exclusive features of the Premium variant are its ACG starter system, secured key shutter, park-lock brake, and side-stand switch. Standard features for all three variants include a semi-digital meter instrument panel with an eco-indicator, a larger headlamp with automatic headlight-on function, and a spacious 11-liter utility box.
There are nine Filipino-inspired graphics matched with fashionable color schemes for the three variants: Matte Fiery Red and Matte Axis Gray Metallic for the Premium; Euro Gray Metallic, Matte Axis Gray Metallic, and Ross White for the Street; and Sahara Blue Metallic, Black, Fighting Red, and Vibrant Orange for the Fashion Sport.
HPI says the BeAT’s unique, localized styling is a reflection of the company’s dedication to fulfill the growing needs of the Filipino market, inspired by today’s millennial lifestyle. HPI is optimistic that the annual production volume of the Philippine-made BeAT will reach 130,000 units.
Being locally made, will the 2020 BeAT earn a special place in the hearts of Pinoy riders?