According to Mr. Pitas Pruittisarikorn, Executive Vice President for Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd., Honda is committed to creating vehicles that are powered by clean and alternative energy, which reflects our corporate environmental vision of ‘Blue Skies for Our Children’. It is also in line with Honda’s global efforts to reduce CO2 emissions by 30% of the year 2000’s level across all product lines by 2020. The rising oil prices in the past several years have led to an increasing concern by Honda about the rising expense burden of motorists.
Honda has developed a CNG system in Honda City, one of its best-selling models to meet the lifestyles and demands of Thai consumers who are looking for a vehicle with high performance and fuel-efficiency with alternative energy.
“This latest model maintains all the unique design features of the Honda City, spacious area for optimum storage, as well as its performance and safety standards. It’s also the first 1.5-liter subcompact model that can be fueled by either gasoline or CNG. In addition, Honda City CNG is qualified for the first-car rebate of up to 100,000 baht,” explained Pitak.
In addition and according to media reports, Honda is seeking to launch the CNG variant of its City sedan in India, probably over the next few weeks.
Source: Honda Automobile (Thailand).