Friday, July 31, 2015

Toyota Launches 2015 Hilux: A New Era for Pickup Trucks (w/ Specs, Video)

Toyota Motor Philippines is finally laying down its cards on the table in the next-generation pickup truck wars as it unveiled the all-new, 8th generation Hilux. Aiming to raise the bar against its predecessors (and the competition), Toyota goes back to the very origin of the nameplate for inspiration. As a portmanteau of “High” and “Luxury”, Toyota believes the more daring, more powerful, and more competitive pickup has what it takes to once again regain the sales crown.

AVID Sales Surge 38 Percent in 2nd Quarter of 2015

Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID) saw its sales climb by 38% in the 2nd quarter, registering 12,178 units versus 8,849 in the same period last year. First semester performance grew 15 percent to 20,626 for the first six months of the year. The remarkable surge in unit sales reflects the collective effects of strong consumer uptake and AVID’s incessant efforts in expanding avenues in which it engages its ever-evolving consumer base. Notably, AVID has welcomed Ford Group Philippines, the exclusive distributor of Ford vehicles in the country, into its fold as it continues to find ways of broadening its membership to advance its value contribution to the growth of the Philippine automotive industry.

Video: 2015-2016 Ford Everest Struts Its Stuff in Thailand

You’ve read our first impressions on the all-new 2015-2016 Ford Everest, but just how does it do in action? Well, check out the video below.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Suzuki to Expand Network to Sta. Rosa

Suzuki Philippines, Inc. (SPH), the only integrated motorcycle and automobile company in the country, recently conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for its latest car dealership, Suzuki Auto Sta. Rosa. Soon to rise along Tagaytay Balibago Road, it is the newest addition to the current roster of 32 Suzuki dealers nationwide, making the brand more accessible to motorists in the Southern Tagalog region.

New Honda City Passes Euro 4 Standards

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) announces that the New City has officially acquired EURO 4 emission standard certification from Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). This is the first vehicle in Honda’s line-up to be locally certified with EURO 4 level emission standards. The certification is pursuant to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources Administrative Order (DAO) No. 2015-04 which mandates that all new passenger and light vehicles, and heavy duty motor vehicles made available in the market should comply with EURO 4 emission standards by January 2016 from the present EURO 2 emission standards.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

First Drive: 2015-2016 Ford Everest 3.2 Titanium 4WD and 2.2 Titanum 2WD

Photos by Ulysses Ang
“Go Further” is a very apt tagline for Ford lately. In the past few years, the Blue Oval has invested heavily in technology, transforming them from an automotive follower to automotive leader. Of course, some of this tech like EcoBoost has fared better than others like MyFord Touch. Still, there’s no denying that their investment in the cutting-edge has boosted their position in the market place; enabling them to tap segments like the so-called ‘millennials’—people who wouldn’t otherwise consider a Ford before.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Tata Motors Bags Biggest Single Largest Order for Indian Army

Tata Motors has bagged an order to supply around 1200 units of its high-mobility 6X6 multi-axle trucks, from the Indian Army – the single largest order awarded to an Indian private OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) in land systems under the DPP by the Indian army. The order for 6X6 vehicles is for ‘Material Handling Cranes’ for the loading-unloading and transportation of ammunition pallets, spares and other operational equipment.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Ford Offers "Ride Out the Storm" Service Promo

With the Philippines now entering the rainy season, Ford Philippines has launched the “Ride out the Storm” service promo, which offers customers free extensive vehicle check, a free bottle of windshield cleaner, and rebates on safety parts.

Kia Philippines Set to Build Newest QC Landmark

Another historic moment for Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC) was forged recently as the exclusive distributor of Kia Motors vehicles in the Philippines signed a multi-year agreement with the Araneta Group to build the new Kia Theater, formerly known as New Frontier Theater.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Chevrolet Philippines Celebrates Truck Month with Launch of Colorado Tracker Pro

Chevrolet Philippines celebrates its Truck Month by making a Rock Solid offer available to its customers. This month, Chevy launches the Tracker and Tracker Pro editions that combine off-road truck capability, crossover refinement and best-in-class performance features.