Sunday, December 17, 2017

Toyota Updates Yaris for 2018 with Added Tech, Safety Features (w/ Specs)

Toyota Motor Philippines is closing the year by introducing a midcycle refresh of its Yaris sub-compact hatchback in time for 2018. The 2018 Vios-based 5-door hatchback sports refresher aesthetics inside and out as well as additional convenience and safety features.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Volkswagen Philippines Updates Caddy MPV for 2018 (w/ Specs)

Volkswagen Philippines has just refreshed its Caddy MPV for 2018. Introduced to the Philippine market 2 years ago, the safe and versatile 7-seater gets a refreshed styling, a new engine, and a price that actually makes it cheaper than the Toyota Innova. Yes, you read that right.

MiLi Car Chargers Keep You Juiced Up This Holiday Season

Still don’t have that last-minute stocking stuffer? Consider getting your always-on-the-go special someone a MiLi Car Charger this Christmas.

Volvo XC60 is Japan's 2017-2018 Car of the Year

In a nail-biting vote-counting ceremony that saw the lead change three times between the Volvo XC60, BMW 5 Series, and Toyota Camry, the Swedish crossover pulled away in the closing moments to poll 294 votes and clinch the 2018 Japan Car of the Year. The XC60 finished some 52 votes clear of the strong finishing 5 Series and 62 ahead of the closest Japanese competitor, Toyota’s Camry.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

TMP Tech Continues to Produce Highly Skilled Technicians for Auto Workforce

Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology (TMP Tech), a premier technical school in Laguna envisioned as a source of quality service technicians, recently held its 5th Commencement Exercises for 75 new graduates under the school’s flagship two-year Toyota General Job (GJ) Automotive Servicing Course. These young Filipino automotive technicians are among TMP Tech’s 710 total graduates since the school started operations in 2013.

Buy or Do Not Buy: The Possible Effect of the New Vehicle Excise Tax on 42 Vehicles

With the finalization of the bicameral version of the TRAIN or Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Bill, it’s now heading to the Malacañang Palace for the President’s approval. Once signed into law, this sets into motion a comprehensive change to the country’s taxation structure, including one that governs new vehicles.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Mazda Starts Restoration Work on Original MX-5 Roadsters

Mazda is finally accepting original MX-5 (NA) for restoration work in Japan. But there’s a very interesting catch: your car has to be worthy.

Subaru's Yuletide Aftersales Festival Offers Discounts on Labor, Parts, Accessories

Subaru dealerships nationwide are offering to make sure your Subaru is running in tip-top shape before the long Christmas holidays.

5 Things to Consider When Buying a Luxury Car

Making your dream car a reality is within reach but then, you pause and ask yourself, “What is luxury to me?” Is it the all the bells and whistles, the flashy look, or the hefty price tag? Or is it the feelings of simplicity, calm, comfort, control and security? How do you decide which one actually fits you and your lifestyle?

Rolls-Royce Manila Supports Next-Generation of Asia-Pacific Enterpreneurs

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Manila supported outstanding entrepreneurial savants from around the region at the 2017 Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards (APEA), a prestigious awards ceremony held last week.

8 Oras ng Pilipinas Races 800 Kilometers Non-Stop Around Clark Speedway

The Oras ng Pilipinas shattered records when the 2017 edition of the country’s longest endurance race got the green light last December 3. It saw a total of 114 drivers, with 31 cars running on GT Radial SX2 tires, competing in 6 categories take to the starting line making it the biggest grid in its history. In the end, the #6 TRS Formula V1 also set a new milestone by covering 800 kilometers (191 laps) around the Clark International Speedway (CIS) to take the overall win.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Prevent Car Theft and Track Your Car with the Tramigo GPS System

Buying a brand-new car is one of the biggest investments anyone will make in their lifetime. And while the priorities usually lie in improving its looks or performance, one has also take into consideration its security. With car thefts on the rise especially during the “-Ber” months, it’s great to take that extra step. Enter Tramigo GPS Vehicle Security & Tracking.

First Drive: 2018 Nissan X-Trail 4WD

For the longest time, Nissan didn’t know how to properly position the X-Trail. From trying to be all for the “active and tough” with the angular first- and second-generation models with the plastic front fenders and roof-mounted lights respectively, the current third-generation X-Trail turns a full 180 and goes all curvy and family friendly. And while they’ve stumbled out of the gate initially, especially when it comes to equipment level, they seemed to have rectified that with the 2018 refresh.

Senate, Congress Agree on New Vehicle Excise Tax That's Friendly to Pick-Up Trucks, EVs

EDITOR’S NOTE (1): We simulate the prices of 42 vehicles under the final bicameral version of the TRAIN bill. Read it here. (12/14/2017).

It looks like the Senate and the House of Representatives were able to reach a compromise. Rallying before they adjourn for a Christmas break starting on December 15, the bicameral committee reached an agreement to finalize the TRAIN or Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Same Stock Mazda2 Races Two 8-Hour Endurance Races

The same stock Mazda2 hatchback which completed 160 laps and won the Manufacturer’s Class in last year’s 8-hour Philippine Endurance Challenge race, logged in another 163 laps to take home sixth place in the FM3 class in the 8-Oras ng Pilipinas circuit racing endurance race held at the Clark International Speedway this year.

Mitsubishi Philippines Secures 270-unit Truck Deal with Metropac Movers

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) has recently turned over a fleet of Fuso trucks to MetroPac Movers Inc. (MMI), one of the biggest cargo transport and logistics companies in the country today.

All-New 2018 Jeep Wrangler Retains Iconic Looks, Features New Technology (w/ 31 Photos)

Jeep has just unveiled the all-new 2018 Wrangler, a thoroughly modern off-roader that stays true to its roots. It features advanced engine options, safety features, and convenience technology.

This P75,000 Watch is Made of Classic Ford Mustang Parts

Classic Ford Mustangs destined for the scrap yard have found new life thanks to the passion of two enthusiasts who had the idea to transform them into unique wristwatches.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

PNP Takes Delivery of 40 Mitsubishi Montero Sport Patrol Vehicles

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) announced that 40 brand-new Mitsubishi Montero Sport vehicles have been delivered from Japanese Government to the Philippine National Police (PNP).

EcoSport, Everest, Ranger Boost Ford Philippines to Record November Performance

Ford Philippines announced a record performance for the month of November with retail sales rising 13 percent from a year ago to 3,408 vehicles on the back of continuing strong demand for EcoSport, Everest and Ranger.

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