30 April 2013

Honda previews upcoming CR-Z by going on a road tour

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At last, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is really to bring the CR-Z here. Deliveries, however, are not expected to arrive until August. So what they're doing to help pre-sell their new two-door hybrid sports coupe is to take it on a road tour. The CR-Z will make a total of nine stops across Honda dealerships in Metro Manila. But do care to note that they'll display the CR-Z Mugen Concept previewed at the Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) last year, not the latest 2013-spec CR-Z that's on sale.
Available in six variants, HCPI began pre-selling the CR-Z last April 26, 2013 on a “first come, first serve” delivery basis. That means, if you put in your reservation on the 1st week of May, you're assured to be one of the first few to get a brand-new CR-Z by August.
The Honda CR-Z Mugen Concept will make these nine stops in Metro Manila:
April 26 - May 1, 2013     
Honda Cars Global City 
May 2 - 5, 2013
Honda Cars Quezon City
May 6 - 9, 2013
Honda Cars Manila
May 10 - 13, 2013
Honda Cars Kalookan
May 14 - 16, 2013
Honda Cars Shaw
May 17 - 19, 2013
Honda Cars Makati
May 20 - 22, 2013
Honda Cars Marikina
May 23 - 25, 2013
Honda Cars Fairview
May 28 - 30, 2013
Honda Cars Alabang
In total, HCPI will be offering three versions of the CR-Z, available with either a six-speed manual or CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission) with paddle shifters.
The first is a CR-Z Standard model priced at P1,400,000 for the MT version and P1,500,000 for the CVT.
The CR-Z Modulo variant, on the other hand, gets a Modulo aero kit which consists of wrap-around skirts and a spoiler. These add-ons bump the price up to P1,500,000 for the MT and P1,600,000 for the CVT variant.
But the pièce de résistance is the CR-Z Mugen that not only comes with a full bodykit and rear wing, but also a sports exhaust system and alloy wheels - all made by Mugen. Of course, all those goodies come at a price. To be more specific, the CR-Z Mugen is listed at P2,000,000 for the MT and P2,100,000 for the CVT version.
Available colors include White Pearl, Crystal Black, Polished Metal, Milano Red, and exclusive colors for the CR-Z the Turquoise Blue and Cosmo Flash Violet.
If you still need a bit more convincing, hit the link to see our test drive of the Honda CR-Z Mugen Concept: Ordinary Hero.
For more details about the CR-Z, visit www.hondaphil.com.