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.

Wards Reveals 10 Best Car Interiors for 2017


Wards Auto, an American-based organization that has covered the automotive industry for over 80 years has awarded the winners of this year’s 10 Best Interiors. With no restraint on pricing, these 10 vehicles bested 21 other nominees based on the following criteria: aesthetics, comfort, ergonomics, materials usage, fit and finish, and user-friendliness.

Test Drive the All-New Mazda CX-5 First at the STV Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival


You’ve seen it at the Manila International Auto Show and now, this is your first chance to drive it. Mazda Philippines is offering the public to try out the all-new 2017 CX-5 crossover for the first time at the STV Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival happening at the SM Mall of Asia this April 20-23.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Subaru Parent Company Changes Its Name


It’s official Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. or FHI is changing its name to reflect its most important brand, Subaru. FHI is no more and in its place is Subaru Corporation. Marking the change last April 1, 2017, renaming ceremonies were held at the company’s head office in Ebisu, Tokyo, and three other Japanese facilities.

Caltex and Robinsons Rewards Awards Lexus NX200t to Lucky Customer


Dreams turned into reality for Pampanga-based Marilyn Lagarde when she became the lucky recipient of a brand-new Lexus NX 200t and P 100, 000 worth of Caltex StarCash from Robinsons Rewards and Chevron Philippines Inc.’s (CPI) Christmas promo. The grand prize winner recently received the Lexus NX 200t keys and Caltex StarCash from CPI country chairman Peter Morris and Robinsons Retail Holdings Inc. President and COO Robina Gokongwei-Pe during the awarding ceremony at the Lexus Showroom in Bonifacio Global City.

Centro Fortifies Its Position as Microbus Leader


Centro Manufacturing Corporation, one of the country’s leading truck body builders, proved once more that it is the one and only microbus conversion authority.

First Drive: 2017 Kia Picanto 1.0 M/T


The opening montage says it all: Kia wants to turn a new chapter with the all-new Picanto. The video, filled with energetic 20-somethings showed them calling friends on their smartphones, getting a latte at a hipster café, and even high-fiving each other as they whip out their foldable bike before hitting a trail nearby. In-between shots of bright cityscape, pearly-white smiles, and occasional lens flare, the Picanto is there zooming and zipping around, doing what these youngsters want to live a happy, fulfilled life.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Isuzu Philippines Holds Truck Fest in Isabela, Next Round Slated for Manila


Strengthening its presence in growth areas outside of the National Capital Region, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) recently conducted major activities in Isabela.

Strong Accent Sales Push Hyundai Philippines to 18 Percent Growth in Q1 2017


Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, closed March 2017 with record sales of 3,371 units, the highest monthly output in the company’s 15-year history. This pushed first quarter sales to 8,841, up by 18 percent as compared to the 7,469 units sold in the same period of 2016.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Isuzu Philippines Awards New mu-X to Lucky Promo Winner


A family woman working as a geologist for a petroleum company has been picked as the lucky winner of a brand-new Isuzu mu-X premium SUV.