Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Review: 2017 Audi A4 2.0 TDI

The premium luxury sedan class has always looked in the direction of BMW or Mercedes-Benz for leadership. And while others remain content driving something with a blue-and-white roundel or a three-pointed star upfront, out of nowhere, the 2017 Audi A4 has them beat. Delivering a stirring performance without sacrificing comfort and all of the latest technology without overwhelming users, it’s now the unequivocal pack leader.

Monday, July 24, 2017

AVID Members Cap Off First Half 2017 with 6 Percent Growth

The Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors posted a remarkable 6 percent growth in the first semester of 2017, pushing total sales to 48,348 units from 45,470 units over the same period in 2016. Quarter-on-quarter sales performance was likewise solid as it closed Q2 2017 with 25,031 units from 23,317 units in Q1 2017. The continued upsurge in AVID sales is only a testament of the burgeoning demand for imported vehicles in the Philippines.

Foton Opens in Camarines Sur

After groundbreaking 5 dealerships in April and recently launching the Gratour business dealerships to the market, Foton continues its dealership expansion in the Philippines with the opening of Foton Camarines Sur.

Mitsubishi Reveals More Info on Upcoming Next-Gen MPV

Two weeks to its global debut at the 25th GAIKINDO Indonesia Auto Show (GIIAS), Mitsubishi Motors Corporation has dropped more information about its next-generation MPV including three photos that show it in its entirety.

Jinba-Ittai: The Theory of Everything Mazda

It’s written in every Mazda brochure: Jinba-Ittai. These four Japanese characters, translated as the feeling of oneness between rider and horse, is something that has shaped Mazda for over three generations.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Ford Forza Triathlon Team Gears Up for Ironman 70.3 Cebu

The Ford Forza Triathlon Team is gearing up for a strong finish in this year’s Ironman 70.3 with new members and a more rigorous training that started early this year.

Petron Blaze 100 Euro 6 is Most Advanced Fuel in Philippines

Petron Blaze 100 Euro 6 is now acknowledged as the best gasoline in the country, based on tests conducted by SGS, a global leader in inspection, verification, testing, and certification; ISP - The Testing Institute, one of the world’s top testing laboratories for automotive fuels and lubricants; and The Millbrook Proving Ground, one of Europe’s largest vehicle testing centers.

Isuzu Philippines Inaugurates New Parts Warehouse

To support customer satisfaction with a bigger inventory for their vehicles, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has inaugurated its latest warehouse located in Taguig City.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Audi Philippines Launches the Untaggable Q2 (w/ 21 Photos, Specs)

Audi Philippines launched the newest member of the Q family with the first-ever Q2. Built as a premium urban crossover, it fuses Audi’s progressive design with great driving dynamics and high levels of functionality.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Honda Displays Refreshed Line-Up at SM Mall of Asia

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s Automobile unit in the Philippines, invites customers to visit and see Honda’s exciting line up of vehicles at Honda’s display event at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium starting today until July 27, 2017.

Porsche Enjoys Best First Half Year Sales Ever

Porsche has seen a clear upwards trend in the first six months of this year: With 126,497 vehicles delivered worldwide, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG exceeded the high figure from the previous year by 7 percent in the first half of 2017.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

2018 Chevrolet Trax Now Available at Chevy Dealerships

After trickling in at select dealerships as early as a few months ago, Chevy’s global sub-compact crossover, the Trax is now available across the entire Chevy dealership network. The 2018 Trax focuses on improvements to up its refinement, fit and finish, and material choices.

Mercedes-Benz Launches Its First Pickup Truck and It's Generally Meh (w/ 21 photos, Specs)

Mercedes-Benz was supposed to rock the premium segment with its first-ever pickup truck: the X-Class. After showing it off as a “concept” late last year, they’ve finally unwrapped the Nissan NP300 Navara-based production model. And you know what? It’s just meh.

Hyundai Philippines Recognized for Service Excellence

In yet another milestone achievement, HARI, the official distributor of Hyundai passenger and commercial vehicles in the country and 2016 Hyundai Motor Company Global Distributor of the Year, opens the second half of the year with a remarkable back-to-back recognition for service excellence.

Kia Returns to Philippine Basketball Association

Kia is set to make its comeback to the local professional sports scene as it announces its return to the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). The team has declared that they will play the 2017 Governor’s Cup as Kia Picanto, after the brand’s best-selling vehicle.

5 Things to Consider When Breaking-In Your New Car

So you’ve saved up and bought a brand-new car. Congratulations. Now, the question beckons: should you break it in? That’s a common question facing new car buyers and one with straightforward answer.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Ford Philippines Appoints New Managing Director

Ford Motor Company has announced the appointment of Bertrand Lessard as managing director, Ford Philippines, effective August 1. He will report directly to Mark Kaufman, president, Ford ASEAN.

Review: 2017 Volkswagen Beetle Club Edition

Only a handful of car companies could definitely say that their history is closely linked with a particular model. In the case of Volkswagen, it goes a step further: it’s in their very name. Meaning “People’s Car” in German, the very first Volkswagen was the Type 1; though the world knows it best as the “Beetle”. First launched in 1938, it enjoyed a long 65-year production run producing some 21 million examples as a result. Though Volkswagen has long since moved on from the Beetle, producing the likes of the Polo and Golf, it re-imagined the Beetle once more.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Honda Jazz Gets a 2018 Update Too; Prices, Equipment Up

After enhancing the City and Mobilio for the 2018 model year, Honda Cars Philippines is not leaving its sub-compact hatchback out. The Jazz also receives additional features and sportier updates that aim to give hatchback customers the same Honda driving experience as well as the unmatched utility and convenience expected from the Jazz.

Honda Cars Philippines Rolls Out Redesigned Mobilio for 2018

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. refreshes the Mobilio for 2018. The 7-seater Multi-purpose Utility Vehicle (MUV) now comes with a bolder and sportier exterior, enhanced interior, and upgraded comfort and safety features that satisfy the Filipino families’ needs and expectations in an all-around vehicle.

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