Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) has announced that its entire vehicle model line-up is now Euro-4 certified, signifying its compliance to the cleaner emission standards being mandated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).
While other car brands are still in a bind as to how to comply with the DENR administrative order, HCPI said it has already secured Euro-4 certification for all of the models being sold in the Philippine market.
We would like to assure our customers that Honda takes proactive actions to help contribute in reducing the destruction of our ozone layer and the effect of global warming, HCPI President and General Manager Toshio Kuwahara said.
Initially having obtained the certification for its locally manufactured City; HCPI has also secured Euro-4 certification for the following vehicle models: Brio, Brio Amaze, Mobilio, CR-V, Civic, Jazz, HR-V, Accord, Odyssey and CR-Z.
As early as June 2015 HCPI said it has actively sought, and obtained Euro-4 emission standard certification from the DENR for its entire vehicle line up.
The Euro-4 fuel standard pertains to a cleaner emission standard that limits maximum sulfur content of 50 parts per million (ppm). The prevailing Euro-2 fuel used by most vehicles today has a cap of 500 ppm.
An order released by the DENR early this year directed that all vehicles to be sold in the local market by January 2016 must be Euro-4 ready.
Local automakers earlier said the DENR order was too stringent and would cause them to incur additional costs as they would be forced to immediately roll out new models with engines that are Euro-4 compliant.
As early as 2004, HCPI said it started introducing Euro-4 ready products in the Philippines.
By the end of 2006, the company said all Honda vehicles sold in the Philippines were already at Euro-4 emission level.