Saturday, June 24, 2017

DENR Reminds Car Buyers: Only Euro 4 Vehicles Allowed to be Registered by 2018


Interested in getting a new Isuzu mu-X or D-Max or Mitsubishi L300 or Adventure? Better get them now. Apart from the looming excise tax increase, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has set a December 31, 2017 deadline for the initial (new car) registration of these vehicles and other non-Euro 4 compliant vehicles in the country.

Is the Hyundai Kona Heading to the Philippines? (w/ 11 Photos)


There’s a lot of excitement surrounding Hyundai’s new B-segment crossover, the Kona. After years of being left behind in a market now dominated by the likes of the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, and even the Subaru XV, Hyundai is giving urbanites with a strong sense of individuality a new choice.

Hit the Road with A New Chevrolet Truck for As Low as P 108K All-In Downpayment


Conquer new roads with a brand-new Chevrolet truck as Chevrolet Philippines, offers all-in low down payment on its powerful Colorado pickup truck and mighty Trailblazer midsize SUV through the Chevrolet Truck Month Promo.

Ford's 1.0-liter EcoBoost Wins International Engine of the Year Anew


Ford’s 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine has been voted 2017 International Engine of the Year “Best Engine Under 1.0-liter” for the sixth year in a row, meaning the compact and powerful three-cylinder petrol engine remains undefeated in its category since launch in 2012.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Bloomberg Says Automakers, Developing Nations Must Commit to Auto Safety


American automobile manufacturers have made enormous progress in recent decades to ensure that the cars we drive here in the U.S. are safer. American consumers now take airbags and anti-collision systems for granted when they buy a car, and the long-term trend is clear: Lives are being saved on our roads. And it’s a great time to celebrate those accomplishments at the 25th International Technical Conference on the Enhanced Safety of Vehicles in Detroit.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hyundai Philippines Sales Up 6 Percent for First 5 Months of 2017


Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, posted 2,801 unit sales for the month of May. This propelled total January to May 2017 sales to 14,163 units, up by 6 percent compared to the 13,410 units sold over the 5-month period of 2016.

Mid-Season Madness Hits Round 4 of FlatOut Race Series


Nothing excites the drivers of the FlatOut Race Series (FORS) quite like the next race day. Thus, with barely a two week break since the last event, they returned to the Batangas Racing Circuit on June 3 for Round 4 of the 2017 season.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Volvo Philippines to Hold 3rd National Alumni Golf Cup


The third installment of the annual Volvo National Alumni Golf Cup once again sees guests and participants come together for a round of golf at Ayala Greenfield Golf and Leisure Club, Calamba, Laguna on July 3, 2017.

2017 Mazda3 Speed: Long-Term Test Update #1


It’s easy to fall in love. The challenge is staying in love. This may sound like a life quote, but it also aptly describes owning a car. Suffice to say, after 1,527 kilometers (or 1,519 kilometers since rolling off the Mazda Makati showroom) I’m happy to report that it’s still all love with the 2017 Mazda3 Speed.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

EVAP, CAMPI Gear Up for 1st ASEAN Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Summit


The organizing committee of the very first ASEAN Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Summit composed of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines, Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI), Meralco, and the Board of Investments met with the ASEAN National Organizing Committee  to thresh out the final details of the landmark event slated on June 29 to 30 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.

Shell Launches New Advance Motorcycle Oil at Independence Day Ride


Last June 12, Shell Advance celebrated the nation’s Independence Day with a motorcycle group ride to Tagaytay. A brigade of clubs, enthusiasts, celebrities, and members of the media gathered at SM Mall of Asia (MOA) grounds for an enjoyable trip to the cool southern destination.

Review: 2017 Chevrolet Sail 1.5 LTZ


The explosion of the small sedan segment in the Philippines, fueled in particular by ride-sharing apps like Uber and Grab, meant that carmakers are all scrambling for a piece of that lucrative pie. Normally content on delivering more of lifestyle-oriented vehicles, Chevrolet has gotten right smack into the fray with the Sail. Replacing the slow-selling Sonic sedan (the hatchback is still around), the Sail, is for all intents and purposes, a car you get when accountants take charge. It’s simple, straightforward, and priced to sell. It should be a winner by anyone’s book; that is, until you actually drive it.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Working for Our Future: Toyota Motor Philippines Leads By Example


One Toyota is sold in the Philippines every four minutes—an amazing feat since they already corner a good 45 percent market share. With such a huge impact to all sectors of society, it’s just about right that Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) would serve a responsible role when it comes to environmentally-conscious motoring. But what’s even more surprising is how Toyota has become the leader in environmentally-conscious manufacturing as well.

Volvo Philippines Launches V90 Cross Country: The Sophisticated Adventurer


The eagerly awaited Volvo V90 Cross Country has finally come to the Philippines, completing the line-up of Volvos’ 90 Series cars.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Mazda Philippines Enhances Mazda2 Sedan and Hatchback (w/ 11 Photos, Specs)


Mazda Philippines just updated the diminutive Mazda2 subcompact hatchback/sedan boosting not only its driving dynamics, but its safety and aesthetics as well.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Bringing Waku-Doki to a New Level


Waku-doki, Toyota’s underlying theme for the Vios Cup, means, “heart-pumping excitement.” It’s the kind of feeling that most would expect in motorsport, more so from first-timers who attends a race with no expectations. This was exactly what happened to me at the second round of the 2017 Vios Cup. It was one of the rainiest Saturdays at the Clark International Speedway, with rainfall the likes of Typhoon Signal Number 2. However, what started out as a gloomy day turned out to be the advantage (and challenge) that racers and spectators turned out for.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Motul and Subaru STI Strengthens Partnership


Subaru and its motorsports division, Subaru Tecnica International or STI strengthened its partnership once more with lubricant specialist Motul. Already being used by STI for their Super GT challenger, the BRZ GT300, Motul was chosen once more for Subaru’s three-peat bid at the 24-Hour Nürburgring Challenge.

11 Weird and Crazy Car Maker Collaborations


Although it’s common to see co-branding arrangements that evoke a car’s high-tech elements or cutting-edge design, sometimes carmakers do something entirely unexpected. Here are 11 quirky and/or weird collaborations that prove that sometimes making money is more important than making cars.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Shell Reformulates V-Power Fuel For Added Performance, Efficiency


After over five years of tireless work by R&D experts, Shell unveils brand new formulations for its premium Shell V-Power fuels. Shell V-Power is the only fuel co-engineered with and recommended by the iconic Formula 1 race team, Scuderia Ferrari. Shell’s most advanced Shell V-Power fuels are now formulated with its proprietary Dynaflex Technology.

Ford's Ultimate Test Drive Event Heads to Taguig and Naga this June


Ford Philippines’ ultimate test drive experience continues to expand its presence this month as Ford Island Conquest goes to Taguig and further down south of Luzon in Naga, Camarines Sur.