Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) last October 8, introduced new variants to its Honda City lineup with the integration of audio-visual navigation (AVN) systems to the cars. Dubbed as the Honda City E Navi+, the car is now equipped with an AVN system that is built-in to the the dash through a seven-inch wide VGA sliding touch panel that is powered by Garmin navigation systems.
Boasting of 3D map viewing, the AVN system offers smart yet user-friendly features while in navigation mode such as expressway exit guide, route information view, and the helpful ‘lane assist’ with ‘photoreal’ junction view which shows up when the vehicle arrives at a complex intersection.
As a bonus, Honda dealerships has been embedded as ‘points of interest’ in the AVN system to allow users to quickly search for all Honda sales and service locations nationwide.
The AVN system also comes with free map updates for three years. Updating of the maps will be facilitated by authorized Honda dealerships nationwide during the vehicle’s preventive maintenance service schedule.
Moreover, selecting the multimedia mode of the AVN System allow users to choose from any of the supported audio and video functions such as DVD video playback and various audio sources such as USB music files, iPod and Bluetooth audio streaming. Bluetooth connectivity also showcases a hands-free telephone feature that permits most Bluetooth-equipped smartphones to be paired to the AVN system.
On the other hand, other variants of the All New City (VX and VX+ respectively) are already equipped with 7-inch touch screen Honda display audio, which also features functions such as hands-free telephone (HFT) and audio streaming via Bluetooth connectivity and voice recognition control.
To further provide convenience to everyone on board, the all-new City is equipped with different ports such as auxiliary, USB, and the new HDMI port that lets you connect and mirror your smartphone on the display audio screen.
As technology continues to evolve, Honda has partnered with Sygic, a navigation software developer, to integrate applications that will allow users to use a mobile navigation app through the vehicle’s display audio.
The Honda City E Navi+ variants retail at P816,000 for the manual transmission and P856,000 for the CVT respectively.