Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Experience Petron's "Best Day" Promo

Petron gives you some respite from the heat of the summer with its Best Day Promo at participating service stations. Petron helps you start and end the work week right by giving you one free bottle of Magnolia Purewater and Polo candies for any amount of fuel purchase between 6AM to 9AM on Mondays and Fridays from April 22 to May 30, 2016.

GT Radial FlatOut Race Series Heats Up in Round 2

Racing under the hot summer sun, it was a day full of on-track action at Round 2 of the 2016 GT Radial FlatOut Race Series (FORS) held last April 9 at the Clark International Speedway (CIS). It was also the biggest turnout this season with 95 drivers competing in the Time Trial challenge and Grid races.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Suzuki Swift Sells 5 Million Globally

Suzuki Motor Corporation’s bestselling compact car, the Suzuki Swift, marks a milestone for having sold five million units worldwide this April, 11 years since its introduction.

AVID Sales Surge 151 Percent in Q1 2016

The Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID) posted 151 percent growth in Q1 2016 against the comparable period last year, bringing the year-to-date sales tally to 21,160 units.

First Drive: 2016 Honda Civic RS Turbo

Photos by Ulysses Ang
It’s fair to say that the Civic made Honda. Since the nameplate’s introduction in 1972, it has become renowned the world over for its class-leading dynamics and fuel efficiency. In the decades that followed, it revolutionized “the car for all people” and has thus embodied Honda’s challenging spirit. The 2000s though have been largely unfavorable to the Civic with duds such as the 2000-2005 ES (7th generation) and the 2011-2016 FB (9th generation). Though people still bought them, it raised Honda’s vulnerability in the compact car segment. Today, there’s this: the all-new, tenth-generation Honda Civic. Is this, finally, the Civic re-born?

Review: 2016 Toyota Avanza 1.5G A/T

Photos by Ulysses Ang
It’s often joked that the typical Filipino family is composed of at least seven people: the parents, the grandparents, two children, and a yaya. This has led to the rise of AUVs or Asian Utility Vehicles, since a 5-seater car can no longer suffice. Even with the phasing out of AUVs in the early 2000’s, the clamor for an affordable family carrier continued and manufacturers have gone through varied routes trying to serve an ever fickle market. The one that has always led the charge is Toyota and their Avanza. Now on its second-generation, it’s become the default choice for those who want seven seats but can’t afford an Innova. But with an increasing number of choices in the small MPV segment, can the big minor change Avanza continue to lead?

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Refreshes Mirage for 2016 (w/ Brochure)

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is confident of regaining the number one spot in the small car category with the launch of the new 2016 Mirage hatchback. Already the country’s best-selling hatchback, the Mirage gets a major update that increases its value-for-money quotient—important in the competitive sub-B and B-segment passenger car category.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Kia's Family Service Heads to Calapan

Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the exclusive distributor of Kia vehicles in the Philippines, and its After-Sales group are continuing to stage its year-long customer care service program in select Kia dealerships nationwide called Kia Family Service.

Hyundai Philippines Sales Jump 39 Percent in First Quarter 2016

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the country displayed bullish growth for the first three months of 2016. Ending the first quarter with 7,469 units, sales are up by 39 percent compared to the 5,364 units sold in the first quarter of the previous year. Quarter-on-quarter results also show auspicious results in automotive sales as the company also posted an identical 39 percent growth.

Isuzu Philippines Posts Record March Performance

The continued uptick in demand locally for motor vehicles has helped push Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) to log its best monthly tally in the company’s 19-year history.