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Honda brings in audio-visual navigation system to City E variants

October 08, 2014

October 8, 2014 – Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines introduces new variants for its best-selling subcompact sedan. The new variants are equipped with Audio-Visual Navigation (AVN) system aptly called Honda City E Navi+ variants which retail at P816,000 for the manual transmission and P856,000 for the CVT, respectively.

The AVN System appears as a seven-inch wide VGA sliding touch panel, furnished with built-in Garmin navigation. 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 when vehicle arrives at a complex intersection. Furthermore, Honda Dealers Point of Interest (POI) has been embedded 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 any authorized Honda dealership associate nationwide during the vehicle’s preventive maintenance service schedule.

Added to that, selecting the multimedia mode of the AVN System lets user 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 which 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.

To use, customers must have the following items available:

  • Honda vehicle with display audio (All New City VX & VX+, All New Jazz VX & VX+, New Civic 1.8 E Modulo, 2.0 EL MUGEN)
  • iPhone 5, 5s and up, iOS 7 1.2 and later
  • SmartphoneConnectionapp -   free application offered by Honda
  • Sygic paid car navigation app
  • HDMI cable - lets you connect and mirror your smartphone on the display audio screen
  • USB cable – for phone charging
  • Apple Lighting Digital AV Adapter

With all these in place, users can use the Sygic navigation app that features 3D high quality maps offline maps, voice guidance, turn-by-turn directions, traffic alerts, which is now seamlessly synched with the vehicle’s touch screen display audio. This innovation enables drivers to keep their eyes on the road and hands on the wheel for a safer and more comfortable driving experience. 

For more information on the All New City, Honda’s display audio, visit any authorized Honda dealership or www.hondaphil.com.