Monday, January 23, 2017

Get the Volvo XC60 and XC90 At Up to P 500,000 Off!

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, Volvo Philippines is giving up to P 500,000.00 discount on select XC60 and XC90 units on stock this month. This rare half-a-million offer is definitely a treat to Volvo aficionados who are interested in buying a Volvo XC60 or Volvo XC90 luxury SUV.

Honda Makes Everybody a Winner This 2017

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. welcomes the new year with Everybody Wins this 2017 Campaign for customers who will inquire, test drive, reserve and purchase a brand new Honda vehicle from now to January 31, 2017.

Just How Fast is Fast? BOSS Ironman Finishers vs Other Motorsports

As the entire nation is reacting to the recklessness that caused grave injury (and according to some sources, fatalities) at the 12th BOSS Ironman Challenge this year, one question remains: just how fast is fast? This year, the organizers used a tracking chip/device to follow the progress of the participants. Though the live tracker is now offline (for obvious reasons), a source did reveal that the fastest two-wheeled finisher, a Ducati MultiStrada 1200 Enduro clocked an average speed of 115 km/h. Meanwhile, the fastest four-wheeled finisher is a Peugeot 208 GTi doing 89 km/h.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

7 Reasons Why the Honda BR-V is Perfect for Road Trips

With over 2,100 reservations and 700 units already in the hands of owners, the BR-V is fast becoming one of Honda Cars Philippines’s best-selling models. Already making a name for itself by being the country’s most affordable 7-seater SUV (or crossover if you prefer), the BR-V has touted its young and sporty design, family-oriented features, and unparalleled utility.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Petron's Viber Sticker Set is All About Positive Vibes

Looking for new ways to express yourself in your Viber chats? Oil industry leader Petron Corporation has just released its set of Petron Best Day stickers, downloadable for free on your Viber from the Viber sticker market.

SPMJ and MNTC Sign MoA for "Driven to Serve" Awards

The Society of Philippine Motoring Journalists (SPMJ) and Manila North Tollways Corporation (MNTC) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement last January 17, 2017 at the Palms Country Club in Alabang.

Tires Are Not Bananas, But They Do Age

Michelin Philippines has come out with a peculiar PR campaign advocating that there’s nothing wrong with using older tires. The French tire brand, through their Philippine office says that the DOT (the numeric code signifying the tire’s fabrication date) doesn’t dictate the safety of a tire, but rather proper tire maintenance. In fact, they’ve come up with a witty campaign for it: Tires are Not Bananas. Unfortunately, for motorists that’s not the entire truth.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

AVID Caps Off 2016 with 60 Percent Growth

The Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID) annual sales remarkably grew by 60 percent in 2016, totaling 93,179 units. Fourth Quarter sales capped off to an impressive year as it climbed by 26 percent with 24,434 units from 19,374 units in the same period in 2015.

AAP Condemns Ironman Challenge

Last weekend, a post on Facebook went viral showing a road crash that occurred during the 24-hour, 1,200-kilometer BOSS Ironman Challenge held in Central and Northern Luzon last Saturday. The incident prompted the Automobile Association of the Philippines (AAP) to warn the public once more about the dangers of illegal road races.

Video: Ford GT Gets All Digital Gauges

Driver focus and attention are key in cars with high-performance and that’s why Ford is going with all-digital instruments in its all-new Ford GT supercar. This set-up quickly and easily presents information to the driver based on five special driving modes.

2018 Ford Mustang Offers Sleeker Design, Best-Ever Performance (w/ 9 Photos)

The Mustang, the world’s best-selling sports coupe gets a host of improvements that make it the most advanced Pony Car from Ford ever. The improvements include more powerful engines, better handling, and a host of both technological and aesthetic improvements to offer even more customization to Mustang owners.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

LTO to Implement DIY Registration for Motor Vehicles

The Land Transportation Office or LTO just signed Administrative Order 2017-035 which aims to streamline the car registration process by allowing dealers to report motor vehicle sales via a “Do-It-Yourself” or DIY system.

Is Subaru Killing Off Its 6-Cylinder Engine?

Is Subaru finally killing off its 6-cylinder engine? When quizzed at the 2017 Impreza launch about the flexibility of their all-new Subaru Global Platform, the answer from Subaru engineers present seem to be in the affirmative.

All-New Mazda3 Set to Debut in 2018 with Second-Generation Skyactiv Engine

In an exclusive interview with Nikkei, Mazda is moving forward with the development of its next-generation of powertrains which will debut with the 2018 Mazda3 (Axela in Japan). The Hiroshima-based carmaker is targeting a 30 percent increase in fuel efficiency over the current Skyactiv thanks to an innovative new engine technology.

First Drive: 2017 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S

It’s not every day you have a committed man thinking of having an illicit affair, but that’s exactly what happened when I got introduced to the shapely new 2017 Subaru Impreza. As a proud owner of an immaculate 2008 model (the rare hatchback no less), I’ve always found it difficult to find a suitable replacement to her charms. After every test drive, I always come back to my beloved Empress’s sweet embrace and I think to myself: ‘till death do us part. That is until I met Empress’s sultry younger sister.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Prosperous Beginnings with Audi Driving Weekend Happening This January 21-22

Audi Philippines welcomes the Lunar New Year with the Audi Driving Weekend, wishing guests good luck and prosperous beginnings for the year ahead. Happening from January 21 to 22, 2017 at the Audi Pavilion, located at 30th Street corner 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Audi Philippines invites everyone to experience what the Ingolstadt, Germany-based luxury car brand is all about.

Hyundai Hits Record Sales in 2016

Attributed mainly to the steadily rising demand for automotive vehicles in the country, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, hit record sales ending the year 2016. Hyundai closed its Full Year 2016 sales with a 53 percent growth as compared to the previous year. Vehicle sales reached 8,674 units in the 4th Quarter alone, equating to a 62 percent Year-on-Year increase.

Should We Be Afraid of the New Vehicle Excise Tax?

This will be the biggest motoring headline for 2017 and one that will have a long lasting repercussion for the entire automotive industry. With the automotive industry enjoying a robust double-digit growth during the past few years, a new regulation is being proposed that may curtail this growth. This regulation is the proposed change to the current vehicle excise tax.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Autohub Group Committed to Improving Workforce Skills

The Autohub Group is committed to upgrading the skills and standards of its workforce by becoming an Institute of Motor Industry (IMI) Certified Institution. As the only international automotive awarding organization, IMI works with government and industry leaders across the world to improve training standards and skills within the sector.

Shell Renews BMW Philippines Partnership as Official Fuel and Lubricants Supplier

Pilipinas Shell solidifies its position as the official fuels partner and aftermarket lubricant supplier of BMW as it renews its collaboration with Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official importer and service provider of the premium automotive brand. Strengthening the alliance built in 2014, Shell continues its part in powering an improved driving experience for Filipino BMW drivers through its Shell-manufactured BMW engine oils.