Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines debuts the All-New Legend 3.5 Sport Hybrid SH-AWD at the Solaire Grand Ballroom, Paranaque City. Honda’s new flagship model is initially available at Honda Cars Global City and Honda Cars Greenhills with the suggested retail price of P4,380,000.
Honda’s entry to the luxury vehicle segment combines opulence with state of the art driving technology. Aptly named as the All-New Legend 3.5 Sport Hybrid Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, it adopts a high-output and fuel-efficient hybrid system that combines one engine with three electric motors. This combination enables the All-New Legend to deliver a total maximum output of 380ps at 6500 rpm and 47.1 kg-m at 4700 rpm of torque; which makes it the most powerful Honda car to date.
Under the hood of the All-New Legend are Earth Dreams Technology V6 3.5 L direct injection i-VTEC with Variable Cylinder Management (VCM) engine and a 7-speed dual clutch transmission (DCT) with an integrated high-performance electric motor. At the rear a Twin Motor Unit (TMU) and an intelligent power unit equipped with high-power lithium-ion batteries are located. Each rear motor is independently controlled and can provide either drive or deceleration power to its wheel in any ratio. This technology is called the advanced torque vectoring system which provides highly stable handling performance in a wide range of driving situations. Lastly, placed at the center of the vehicle is a power drive unit that controls the three electric motors. These are the main components of the All-New Legend’s advanced hybrid system.
Furthermore, the advanced hybrid system automatically combines front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, or all-wheel drive with Engine drive, Electric Vehicle Drive or Hybrid drive as a response to the driver’s inputs and driving conditions to ensure optimal performance and outstanding fuel economy. Overall this powertrain delivers power similar to a V8 engine and a 4-cylinder like fuel economy.
MUGEN and Modulo accessories are also made available which can be purchased individually or as a package for added convenience and style. Available MUGEN accessories are Carbon Fiber Front Lower Spoiler, Carbon Fiber Ducktail Spoiler, Sports Luggage Mat, and 20-inch Aluminum Wheel. The Modulo accessories on the other hand, include Front Corner Under Spoiler, Ducktail Spoiler, Door Lower Garnish and Mudguard.
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