Friday, April 24, 2015

UPDATED: The 2015 Ford Mustang Roars into the Philippines (w/ Brochure)


UPDATE 1: The full brochure is now available below (4/26).

Two models. Two distinct characters. One car. This is impossible to achieve given a car’s components are shared across a range. But this is no ordinary car. This is a legend. This is an icon. This is the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang. Kicking off its arrival in style, America’s rolling tribute to the love for the open road is available in two variants, one that caters to the muscle car purist and one to the performance junkie. It’s Ford’s way of looking into the future of the pony car without breaking tradition with its storied past. And that will get any car lover’s attention.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Philippine Car Price Guide: April 2015

The Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) is over, and with that comes a variety of new and updated models. We’ve delayed the monthly Philippine Car Price Guide to reflect these changes. For this update, we have the following new additions/updates:
  • Audi Q1 1.4 TFSI
  • BMW 2 Series Active Tourer
  • BYD Qin
  • Chevrolet Colorado Tracker
  • Chevrolet Trailblazer L / SE
  • Ford Expedition EL EcoBoost Platinum
  • Ford Ranger Wildtrak (Update)
  • Great Wall Haval M4
  • Hyundai Accent 1.6 E 4DR CRDI
  • Isuzu D-Max 2.5 VGS
  • Kia Grand Carnival
  • Kia Sorento
  • Mazda2 Skyactiv
  • MG MG3
  • MG MG350
  • MG MG5
  • MINI Cooper 5DR / Cooper S 5R
  • MINI Countryman
  • Peugeot 301
  • Subaru Legacy
  • Subaru Outback
  • Tata Ace Bata
  • Toyota Camry
  • Volkswagen Beetle (Update)
  • Volkswagen Polo Sedan A/T
  • Volkswagen Tiguan 1.4 TSI
  • Volkswagen Touareg Sport Edition
  • Volkswagen Touran 1.2

Honda Launches Limited Edition Jazz, CR-V Models


Honda Cars Philippines is brightening up the summer with two special limited edition models: the Honda CR-V Limited Editon and Jazz Limited Edition. The Jazz is limited just to a run of 20 units while the CR-V is limited to just 10. That equates to just 30 units all-in-all. Interested? Read on.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Mazda Shows KODO Design in Bike, Sofa Concepts


Mazda Motor Corporation has unveiled art pieces inspired by its KODO - Soul of Motion design theme in the famed design capital of the world, Milan, Italy. In an exhibit entitled, “Mazda Design: The Car as Art”, Mazda revealed stunning works that feature design cues inspired by its current KODO-derived vehicles such as the CX-5, the Mazda6, the Mazda3, and the recently launched all-new Mazda2 and fourth generation MX-5.

Review: 2015 Hyundai Elantra 1.6 S A/T

Photos by Ulysses Ang
When the Hyundai Elantra arrived in the local scene in 2012, it revolutionized the compact car genre. From a segment practically cornered by the Japanese, the Elantra has since turned it into a free-for-all slugfest. Today, compact car buyers are less brand loyal and more focused on getting great value. Indeed, the swoopy Elantra is responsible for removing existing prejudices and opening minds to considering a brand like Hyundai. Fast-forward three years later and the players are still fighting tooth and nail just to get the would-be buyer’s attention. So what does the ‘game-changer’ do? Stick to a tried-and-tested formula.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Isuzu Revamps D-Max for 2015, Adds VGS to Turbo

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) is gearing up for the pickup truck wars as they revamp their D-Max for 2015. Launching their latest offering at the Clark International Speedway, the tough and reliable pickup truck now becomes more powerful and capable with its new drivetrain and re-tweaked features.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Mazda Santa Rosa Opens, First in Country with New Mazda Global Identity


A brand new Mazda Santa Rosa 3S facility opens today along the bustling Tagaytay-Sta Rosa road. Located across the Nuvali commercial center, the new dealership is set to serve clients in the southern reaches of Metro Manila – an area of fast growing residential and industrial parks. The 1,100-square meter facility houses the full complement of new vehicle sales, service and after sales amenities found in all Mazda showrooms throughout the country.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Toyota Motor Philippines Reaches Milestone of 10,237 Units Sold in a Single Month!


The largest local car manufacturer in the country achieved its highest sales to date in a single month last March. Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) registered its record-breaking performance of 10,237 units sold. Its previous sales milestone was recorded last October 2014 with 10,163 units sold. Based on the most recent CAMPI report, Toyota registered a market share of 43.5% for the month.

Hyundai Makes Amazing Connection with A Message to Space (w/ Video)


Hyundai Motor has used the brand’s ‘New Thinking’ approach to connect the most distant of families, setting a novel world record in the process. When the daughter of an astronaut on the International Space Station had a special hand-written letter to send to her father, Hyundai Motor found an ‘out of this world’ way to share her message.

Toyota Vios Cup Heads to Cebu


The number one automotive company in the country brings waku-doki further by bringing the second race of this season’s Toyota Vios Cup to the Queen City of the South, Cebu City! Coming in as the first motorsports festival in the Visayas region, gearheads and car fans in the said area can now witness the waku-doki experience first-hand. Slated on Saturday to Sunday, May 16 - 17, local motorsports will be driven into newer heights with 4 incoming Cebu-based racers now making a total of 44 drivers in the said racing event.