Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Management Shake Up at Ford Brings in New President and CEO

Ford Motor Company named Jim Hackett as its new president and CEO and announced key global leadership changes designed to further strengthen its core automotive business and accelerate a strategic shift to capitalize on emerging opportunities.

Honda Cars Philippines Offers Extended Warranty

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) announces the launch of Honda’s extended warranty program, the Honda Protect Plus Extended Warranty. It is a flexible program that gives customers an option to extend their regular 3 year warranty for another 2 years.

This is the Philippines' First Machine Gray Metallic Mazda3. And It's With Us. (w/ 15 Photos)

You’re looking at the first Machine Gray Metallic colored Mazda3 in the country. While we’re no stranger to it, seeing it at Mazda’s Mine Proving Ground last 2016, there’s something about seeing it in the local setting that makes us all giddy.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Honda Refreshes City for 2017: The Smartest Choice (w/ Specs)

Honda Cars Philippines refreshes the City sedan for 2017 (2018 model year). Honda’s best-selling offering in the country, the 2018 City exhibits a high-tech and sporty design, class-leading fuel efficiency and comfort, and above class safety that provides the smartest ownership experience.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Volvo Partners with Google on Next-Gen Connected Cars

Volvo Cars, the premium carmaker, has announced a close partnership with Google, one of the world’s largest technology companies, to develop the next generation of its award-winning in-car infotainment and connectivity solution based on Android, offering access to a wide array of apps and services. It will launch on new Volvo models within two years.

The 2017 Mazda Miata Cup is On!

The 2017 Mazda Miata Cup takes off with another exciting season as 17 MX-5s of all four generations race in this year’s first two rounds held at the 4.2-kilometer Clark International Speedway last May 12th.   Organized by the Miata Club Philippines and run exclusively by its members, the series showcases the club’s special fascination for motor sports and serves as a venue for MX-5 owners to truly experience the true nature of their cars.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

BMW 2 Series Active Tourer Gets Worry-Free Package

BMW once again inspires to explore a life outside the ordinary with an exclusive package that comes with the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer. Asian Carmakers Corporation (ACC), the official importer and distributor of the BMW in the Philippines, offers exciting benefits to make the BMW 2 Series Active Tourer the perfect companion for the modern family with an active lifestyle.

MMDA, Mazda, and a Lawyer Weigh in On Floating Screen Issue of the Anti-Distracted Driving Act

UPDATE 1: The Department of Transport (DoTr) will review the Implementing Rules and Regulations of the ADDA. See below. (5/20).

With the implementation of Republic Act 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act (ADDA), motorists have been raising questions left and right about what’s allowed and what’s not. The MMDA, being one of the apprehending agencies (with a strong social media presence at that) has become a go-to source for motorists’ questions. There’s one that piqued our interest and it’s this:

Friday, May 19, 2017

Hyundai Philippines is 2016 Global Distributor of the Year

“We celebrate 50 years of our brand, 50 years of redefining mobility through customer-driven innovation, 50 years of caring for Man and Planet. Cheers to 50 years more of our brilliant journey together!” declared Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo when she accepted the Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) Global Distributor of the Year 2016 award during the Global Distributors Convention held at the Grand Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul.

Volkswagen PH Kicks Off Safety Campaign at Robinsons Magnolia

Volkswagen Philippines kicks off the upgraded version of its award-winning Child Safety Initiative (CSI) campaign at the atrium of the Robinsons Magnolia Mall in Quezon City on May 20.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

First Drive: 2017 Toyota Wigo 1.0 G A/T

With a doubt, the launch of the Wigo in 2014 was a double-edged sword for Toyota in the Philippines. On one hand, if they get it right, it sees them expand to a new market dominated by Korean, Indian, and even Chinese car brands. On the other hand, get it wrong and you can bet these first-time car buyers will swear off owning a Toyota for the rest of their lives. Thankfully for Toyota (and tough luck for everyone else), it was a huge success. It moved more than 40,000 units and paved the way to first-time Toyota ownership for a lot of happy campers. And even before its rivals could respond, here comes a new one.

EV Group Lauds Government's Jeepney Modernization Program

Rommel Juan, President of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) today has expressed optimism for the electric vehicle industry amidst the government’s impending PUV Modernization Program that includes the iconic jeepneys.

11 Things You Need to Know About the Anti-Distracted Driving Act

In case you didn’t know, Republic Act 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act comes into effect starting today, May 18, 2017. And with that, there has been some misinformation spreading throughout the internet. Thankfully, the Department of Transportation (DoTr) has come up with an FAQ about this new law. We’re posting it here in verbatim for your information.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hyundai PHL Sales Remain Buoyant with 9 Percent Growth in April

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, recorded 2,521 unit sales for the month of April, a feat considering there were fewer working days within said month. This pushed total January to April 2017 sales to 11,362 units, up by 9 percent as compared to the 10,417 units sold in the first four months of the previous year.

Ford Philippines Appoints New VP for Marketing and Sales

Ford Philippines has appointed Rodel Gallega as vice president, Marketing and Sales, effective May 1. Gallega, who was vice president, Finance, for the previous five years, will continue to report to Lance Mosley, managing director, Ford Philippines.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Chevrolet Adds LTX Variant to 2017 Trailblazer Line-Up (w/ Specs)

Chevrolet gives its confident and capable midsize SUV an upgrade with the launch of the new mid-grade Trailblazer 4x2 LTX variant. The new Chevrolet Trailblazer 4x2 LTX AT boasts of exterior and interior refinements and added safety features to provide Filipinos a premium and excellent driving experience.

Suzuki Ciaz is the Perfect Road Warrior

Today’s dynamic work environment demands more than sharp wit. To be at the top of the game, professionals need to be able to squeeze as much as they can in an eight-hour workday. This means scuttling to and from meetings, corporate events and office errands while still having some time for lunch dates and personal obligations.

Ford Island Conquest Heads to Marikina and Pampanga Next

Ford Philippines is expanding presence of its experiential test drive activity Ford Island Conquest this month, reaching out to more Filipinos in East of Metro Manila and in North Luzon.

2017 Kia Rio Wants to You to Unleash Your Freedom (w/ Specs)

Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the exclusive distributor of Kia in the Philippines brings in the all-new 2017 Rio. The latest in the Korean carmaker’s roster of vibrant, stylish, and dynamic vehicles, the all-new Rio is poised to unleash your “Freedom to Be You” as it hits Kia showrooms starting June.

Review: 2017 BMW X4 xDrive20d xLINE

BMW has been in the business of blurring segments lately. Starting with the original X vehicle, the X5 and moving on to the Gran Turismo and then the Gran Coupe, BMW has challenged the definition of each of those segments. The oddest amalgam they’ve come up with is when they blended the SUV and coupe genres together making the X6—the first “Sports Activity Coupe.” Pundits scoffed at it for its compromised utility and added price, but the public was enamored with its aggressive looks. BMW, it seems, has come up with a winning formula.