Friday, August 28, 2015

Mazda's Quest for Manufacturing Innovation Through Monotsukuri

Photos by Ulysses Ang
A lot of news about Mazda centers around keywords such as KODO, Skyactiv, and Jinba-Ittai. And though these words revolve around engineering innovation, there’s also one keyword that has helped transform the business of Mazda: Monotsukuri.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

BMW Celebrates 40 Years of 3 Series with Anniversary Edition

The BMW 3 Series can look back over an extraordinary career path. Among the key milestones along the way have been its success in pioneering a new vehicle category, establishing itself as the embodiment of the distinct BMW drive in its segment, and becoming the world’s top-selling premium car.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Of KODO and Takumi: Mazda's Design Secrets Revealed

Mazda vehicles of late are recognized for their stunning design, scooping up numerous international awards in the process. Everyone now knows KODO – Soul of Motion design language, but how does the company actually come out with their designs? The process may surprise you.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Review: 2015 Honda Mobilio 1.5 V

Photos by Ulysses Ang
It’s not every day you get excited about driving the latest MPV. After all, it removes the illusion that motoring scribes only drive the most awesome cars (and some are actually picky in that regard). Now, you do have to give exception to the Mobilio for one simple reason: it’s a Honda. At least, you know it should be a decent drive. Plus, since it performed impeccably well during the Puerto Galera drive, it should do well on a regular drive. So after a week of putting it through its paces, can it be definitely concluded that the Mobilio’s a good car? Well, yes! It’s especially true if you can’t practice family planning.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Philippine Car Price Guide: August 2015

The August Edition of CarGuide.PH’s Philippine Car Price Guide is now out and in this update we have the following changes and/or updates:
  • Chevrolet Captiva (price increase)
  • Chevrolet Colorado Tracker / Tracker Pro
  • Chrysler 300C
  • Ford EcoSport Trend Urban Pack
  • Ford Ranger
  • Honda City VX Navi Modulo
  • Honda City VX Navi MUGEN
  • Hyundai Tucson 2.0 S VGT AWD
  • Lexus ES 350
  • Mazda2 Speed
  • Mitsubishi Adventure (price increase)
  • Mitsubishi Montero Sport GTV 4WD SE (price increase)
  • Peugeot 2008
  • Suzuki Celerio
  • Toyota Corolla Altis 1.6 V (price decrease)
  • Toyota Hilux
  • Toyota Innova (price increase)
  • Toyota Land Cruiser Prado (price increase)
  • Toyota Wigo (price increase)

Subaru Palm Challenge 2015 Ends Provincial Legs, Manila Leg on This September 5

Subaru, through distributor Motor Image Pilipinas and its authorized dealers in Cebu and Davao, successfully ended the provincial legs of the annual Subaru Palm Challenge 2015. The provincial legs, which were held last August 8 in Ayala Center, Cebu and August 15 at SM Lanang Premier in Davao, saw over 300 registrants per leg. Eventually, this was shortlisted to 120 Cebuanos and 120 Davaoenos for the Cebu and Davao legs repectively.

Volvo Global Sales Up Due to All-New XC90

The future looks positive for Volvo as the brand posted a 4.6 percent increase in retail sales for the month of July as it sold 38,128 cars globally. Europe, as well as the US, were key drivers of growth. Both regions reported significant increases on sales of the all-new XC90 (where it has achieved its annual target in the US with a quarter to spare) and continued demand for the 60-series car lines.

Honda Shows Off BR-V 7-Seater Small Crossover in Indonesia

So what do you get when you mix two of the hottest segments in the ASEAN car market? The Honda BR-V. Shown in prototype form at the GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show (GIIAS) 2015, the BR-V combines the Mobilio’s 7-seater capability (and basic body shape) with a raised ground clearance.

Suzuki Philippines Auto Sales Up 65 Percent in First Half 2015

Complementing an impressive Q1 2015 sales performance, Suzuki Philippines maintained its momentum in Q2 to post a 65 percent year-to-date sales increase over last year’s first-half figures. This is the highest growth increment so far this year for the company, whose June sales tally is also the highest selling month in the first half of 2015.

Honda Cars Philippines Sustains Strong Performance, Sales Up 48-Percent from 2014

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) starts the second half of 2015 strong, attaining exceptional sales and outstanding after-sales service performance.