Saturday, October 22, 2016

BYD Philippines Refreshes F0 for 2017

BYD Philippines is giving their F0 B-segment hatchback a refresh just in time for its third anniversary celebration. Shown next to the all-new S7, the stylish and young F0 gives an exterior refresh along with more standard convenience features.

This New SUV Uses Volvo's New Platform (And It's Not Branded a Volvo)

You’re looking at the first application of Volvo’s new Compact Modular Architecture (CMA). Oddly enough, it’s not underpinning a Volvo 60-series or XC40; it’s underpinning this new SUV from a brand-new carmaker: Lynk & Co.

Volkswagen Philippines Child Safety Initiative Successfully Launched

After successful runs in Metro Manila and key cities in Luzon since its April 2015 launch, Volkswagen Philippines’ award-winning Child Safety Initiative (CSI) campaign has crossed over to the Visayas region, and launched on October 15 at Robinsons Galleria Cebu.

Kia K2700 Offers New Body Styles for Business Needs

Colombian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the exclusive distributor of Kia vehicles in the Philippines, brings its brand’s workhorse, the K-Series commercial truck closer to institutions around the metro.
The Kia K2700 is the latest generation of Kia’s long-standing K-series commercial trucks. The latest models proudly show off the truck’s different abilities to customers who will surely find a variant that will work best for their business needs.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Ford Performance Parts Add More Power, Torque to Mustang

Ford Performance, has just released a slew of go-faster parts for the current generation Mustang equipped with either the EcoBoost or the V8 engine. These new Ford Performance Parts provide power gains, is emission compliant, and is compatible with the manufacturer’s warranty. The catch? It’s only available in the US for now.

Happy Birthday, Toyota Corolla!

Fifty years ago, on October 20, 1966, at a time when interest in cars was growing rapidly in Japan, Toyota unveiled the first-generation Corolla.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

BYD Philippines Launches the S7: a 7-Seater Luxury Crossover

Solar Transport and Automotive Resources Corporation (STAR Corporation), the authorized distributor of BYD automobiles celebrated its third anniversary with the unveiling of the all-new S7 luxury SUV.

Hyundai Partners with Banks to Offer Low-Down, All-In for Eon

Hyundai Asia Resources Philippines offers you the hance to drive home a brand-new Eon this Christmas season. The Eon GLX M/T can be yours for only P 27,000 all-in downpayment. You can also go for the GLX M/T Navi for only P 30,000 all-in downpayment.

Honda Cars Philippines Records Second Highest Sales Ever

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. announces that its overall sales in September of this year is the second highest ever recorded in HCPI’s sales history with a total of 2,520 vehicles sold. The highest recorded sales achievement of HCPI was in March of the same year, with 2,663 vehicles sold.

NISMO is Serious About Expanding Their Business

To the average person, Nissan isn’t regarded as a sporty brand. Outside the sub-culture of drifters, where Sylvias and Cefiros perform excellently, the lack of souped-up Sentras or Teanas plying the streets of Manila create a misconception that Nissan doesn’t have a strong motorsports heritage (as if riced-up cars are sporty). Boy, that thinking is so wrong. See, Nissan has been heavily invested in motorsports. Since the 1960s, the company operated the Oppama Works and Omori Works to serve the needs of its privateer and factory operations respectively.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Isuzu Philippines Sales Spike 19.6 Percent for First 9 Months; Introduces mu-X Limited Edition

Double-digit increases in deliveries across Isuzu Philippines Corporation’s (IPC) light commercial vehicle and truck and bus lineup in the first nine months of the year have lifted the company’s total to nearly a fifth of its results during the same period last year.

Hyundai Philippine Sales Leap 50 Percent for First 9 Months

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the country, kept its growth momentum as it remains as one of the automotive industry’s high flyers. Hyundai closed its 2016 nine-month sales with a robust 50 percent growth, mainly attributed by both Passenger Car (PC) segment and Light Commercial Vehicles (PCV) segment. All in all, the company sold a total of 25,021 units by the end of September.

Penultimate Round of GT Radial Flat Out Racing Series Filled with Championship Battles

The GT Radial FlatOut Race Series (FORS) is now on the final stretch as the country’s premier grassroots motorsports event hosted the penultimate round of the 2016 season.

It was day filled with on-track action as the Time Trial and Grid drivers were all focused on scoring valuable championship points. Run under the guidance of the Automobile Association Philippines (AAP), there were a total of 82 competitors that raced around the Batangas Racing Circuit (BRC) last September 17.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Scania Offers Sustainable Transport Solutions

With customer profitability as the starting point, Scania wants to be the leading provider of sustainable transport. This means integrating sustainability fully into the business and working with others to tackle impacts, transform our industry and create lasting value.

Review: 2016 Peugeot 308 1.6 Allure Hatchback & 1.6 BlueHDi Allure Station Wagon

When Michael, my Uber driver, noticed where I was heading, he started his small talk with: how do you pronounce “Peugeot”? Eager to impart a bit of automotive trivia, I told him the proper way to say it: “POO-zho” and that if he ever needs a refresher, every dealer has a pronunciation guide stickered on the façade. Then he asked: mura ba yun? Mukha kasi silang mura eh (are they cheap? It’s because they look cheap). At that point, I thought: Ouch! If I were working for Peugeot or owned one, that comment would feel like a knife piercing through my chest. Although I could try reiterating things like how they’re filled with quirky yet intricate details and that they’re made in France and so forth; I’m simply calling on Michael to try out the new 308, be it the hatchback or wagon. Discounting the budget 301 which I abhorred, this is the first mainstream car that lives up to Peugeot’s brand values.

This Peugeot Mill is the Perfect Gift for Car Buffs and Budding Chefs Alike

Here’s a bit of automotive trivia for you folks: Peugeot didn’t start out making cars immediately. Two centuries ago, the Peugeot family grain mill started producing saw blades and in 1840, brought their first coffee mill to market. Thirty four years later, the company produced its first pepper mill, whose mechanism is covered by a lifetime warranty.

Pit the Mitsubishi Montero Sport vs the Competition at This Weekend's Head-to-Head Test Drive

On its sixth leg, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) brings the Montero Sport Head to Head Test Drive Challenge in Taguig City. From October 22 to 23, 2016, MMPC invites everyone to take the opportunity to test drive the all-new Montero Sport and compare it with the competition at the Chateau Road, McKinley West, Taguig.

Honda Digs Deep into Alphabet Soup with New W-RV Crossover

Honda is finding yet more creative ways to append consonants to the “-RV” suffix. Just today, the company has announced yet another addition to its growing global crossover family. Meet the Winsome Runabout Vehicle or W-RV for short.

Monday, October 17, 2016

No "Window Hour" Expands in Both Coverage and Duration Starting November 1

We don’t normally cover this kind of news, but since it will affect the way you drive around Metro Manila, we thought it would be prudent to make an exception this time.

100 Percent Maserati, 100 Percent SUV: Levante Lands in the Philippines

Maserati Philippines officially unveiled their first-ever SUV model, the Levante, in the Philippines. With the introduction of the Levante, the Italian marquee is able to access the largest luxury segment in the world: the premium large SUV. Thus, it contributes to the creation of the most complete product line-up in Maserati’s history.