Thursday, April 27, 2017

5 Reasons Why the 2017 BMW X1 is the Ultimate Urban All-Rounder


BMW created a stir when they created the Sport Activity Vehicle or SAV segment in 1999. At the same, premium SUVs were great to drive off the road, but not really good on it. The SAV broke that mold, offering BMW’s famed driving dynamics with a body style the world loved. The BMW X1 is the smallest among them all, and since the second-generation model arrives, here are 5 reasons why it’s the ultimate urban all-rounder.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Nissan Sets Up New Unit to Concentrate on NISMO Road Car Business


After identifying the importance and commitment to expand the NISMO brand, Nissan is formalizing that with the setting up of a new business unit that will cater to the expansion of the NISMO road car as well as its expansion into more markets.

Video: Watch The 2018 Honda Civic Type-R Blitz the Green Hell


We now know the 2018 Honda Civic Type-R kicks serious ass. It just broke the record for the fastest time for a FWD car around the challenging Nürburgring Nordschleife with a lap time of 7 minutes 43.8 seconds. That makes it faster than its most immediate predecessor, the 2015 Civic Type-R. Just how did the record lap look like though? Watch the whole lap through with this on-board video.

Chevrolet Opens Third Dealership in Mindanao


Chevrolet Philippines – The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), the exclusive importer and distributor of Chevrolet automobiles and parts in the country, makes its presence stronger in Mindanao with the grand opening of Chevrolet GenSan last March 31, 2017.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Ford Mustang is Once Again Planet Earth's Best-Selling Sports Car


The iconic Ford Mustang has just conquered the world. After being the best-selling sports car in the US over the last 50 years, the original pony car is once again the best-selling sports car on Planet Earth for the second year in a row.

2018 Honda Civic Type-R is the Fastest FWD Car at the Nürburgring Nordschleife


You’re looking at the fastest front-wheel drive that has ever lapped the famous Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit. The all-new 2018 Civic Type-R blitzed the challenging track in just 7 minutes and 43.8 seconds—some 6.83 seconds faster than the previous record holder: the 2015 Civic Type-R.

Speed-Sensing Door Locks, Power Folding Mirrors Added to 2017 Honda Civic RS Turbo


After equipping its Civic 1.8 E with speed-sensing door locks and power folding mirrors, it was just a matter of time when the Civic RS Turbo would get them too. Well, the wait was much shorter than everyone anticipated as Honda Cars Philippines has finally equipped it on its range-topping compact sedan.

2017 Honda HR-V EL vs 2017 Mazda CX-3 Sport 2WD


Objectively, Honda created the sub-compact crossover segment in the Philippines back in 1999. At first, buyers didn’t warm up to something smaller than a compact crossover, but fast forward to today and they’re considered vogue. They’re a foil to the diesel-powered SUVs, providing more style, driving fun, and urban maneuverability while still giving that added ground clearance that people crave nowadays. More than anything, they’re now seen as the compact sedan’s more fashionable alternative. And while you can buy a Honda Civic or Mazda3 for this sort of money, one can argue that going for either HR-V and the CX-3 is a visible sign that you’ve finally made it. The question is: which one is the fashion leader and which is the fashion follower?

Toyota Vios Cup Season 4 Kicks Off this Weekend


Toyota Motor Philippines is ramping up the excitement this summer as the biggest one-make race (69 racers) in the country gears up once more. The Toyota Vios Cup Season 4 races to the Clark International Speedway for Round 1 this Friday, April 28 to Saturday, April 29. Revised rules and a slew of new celebrity racers will make it a heart-pounding event that both petrol heads and families can enjoy.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Large Gathering of Toyota FJ Cruisers Expected at Pilipinas FJ Summit


Owners and enthusiasts of Toyota’s retro-styled off-roader, the FJ Cruiser, will happen on April 29-30 in Calamba City, Laguna as part of the Pilipinas FJ Summit.

Harley-Davidson of Manila Bags Dealership of the Year for Asia Emerging Markets


Harley-Davidson of Manila has bagged the Dealer of the Year Award for Asia Emerging Markets (AEM) for 2016. Presented during the AEM Dealer Principal meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, Harley-Davidson of Manila won this prestigious honor only after opening in 2013.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Toyota Poised to Open Largest Showroom in Nueva Ecija


Last March marked the beginning of the construction of Toyota Nueva Ecija, the newest showroom location for the number one car brand in the country.

Hino Provides Transport Solution to Southern Mindanao Firm


Hino Motors Philippines (HMP) recently turned over twelve (12) new Hino FG8J medium-duty trucks to Dolefil Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative (DARBC), the fruit grower behind natural food provider Dole Philippines, Inc.

Caltex Philippines Partners with Visa for No Swiping payWave System


Caltex, marketed by Chevron Philippines, Inc. (CPI), is enhancing Filipino motorists’ gas-up experience with the introduction of Visa payWave, contactless payment technology. Visa cardholders can wave their cards in front of readers to pay for Caltex fuel with no swiping, signing, or PIN needed.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Discounts, Free PMS Await Kia Picanto and Soul Buyers


Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the exclusive distributor of Kia vehicles in the Philippines, is offering added savings this summer on the Picanto and Soul with their Sizzling Summer Deals promo.

Hyundai Steers PHL Auto Industry Towards Culture of Innovation


Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, brought together experts from the automotive industry and thought leaders from private businesses and multi-lateral organizations in a groundbreaking knowledge forum, dubbed the Hyundai Innovation Congress (iCON), aimed to generate a new culture of innovation in the industry.

Could This Be the Future of the Jeepney?


The jeepney is a part of Philippine road culture. And while coming up with a vehicle made up of scrap parts may seem like a moment of ingenuity for Filipinos, it’s now facing some challenges thanks to stricter safety and emissions regulations.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Volkswagen Offers Displays, Test Drives at 2 Auto Show at SM MOA Complex This Weekend


Volkswagen Philippines makes two big follow-ups after its recent success at the Manila International Auto Show by participating in two motoring events both located around the SM Mall of Asia Complex this weekend.

2017 Nissan Urvan Premium vs Toyota Hiace GL Grandia vs Foton View Traveller


Nissan Philippines is getting into the premium full-sized van in a big way (literally) with the 2017 Urvan Premium. On sale to customers starting June 2017, it’s the first Japanese competitor to take on the segment stalwart, the Toyota Hiace GL Grandia. In order to help would-be buyers, we have assembled the 2017 Nissan Urvan Premium, Toyota Hiace GL Grandia, and a dark horse, the Foton View Traveller in this comparison chart.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Nissan Philippines Launches Super-sized Urvan Premium (w/ 15 Photos, Specs)


Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) is looking to continue its strong sales momentum well into 2017. Coming from its highest first quarter sales since 2000 (5,277 units sold), NPI is entering into the lucrative premium van segment with the Urvan Premium.