Saturday, November 25, 2017

Nissan Breathes New Life to Heritage Models

NISMO, Nissan’s performance and motorsports division has announced that they’re rolling out replacement parts for some “heritage models.” This comes as great news to owners in Japan (and those lucky enough to have sources from there).

MINI Philippines Offers Discounts on Service, Accessories, Lifestyle Items

MINI Philippines is giving its owners a special treat this Holiday season by slashing the prices of their Engine Oil Bundle as well as Original Accessories and Lifestyle items from today until December 28, 2017.

Friday, November 24, 2017

The Cars of 2017 Are Less Fuel Efficient Compared to Last Year's

Last year, the Department of Energy (DOE) in cooperation with Petron held the first-ever Euro 4 fuel economy run in the country. Supposedly a dry run for the DOE’s efforts for a standardized fuel economy benchmark (surprise: there’s still none), 70 vehicles were driven at midnight on a mostly empty highway course. This year, the DOE held another fuel economy run (the 13th such event) with 55 vehicles present. Also, they threw away the guise of creating a standardized benchmark. This time, the DOE wants to promote its consumer-focused “E-Power Mo” campaign which aims to highlight efficiency as a main factor in purchasing a vehicle.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Mazda Philippines Shows Off 2018 CX-3 (w/ 9 Photos)

Small crossover buyers will be pleased to know that Mazda Philippines has launched its upgraded CX-3 premium sub-compact SUV for the 2018 model year. Launched at the Jinba-Ittai Academy event, the 2018 CX-3 packs subtle changes that increase its value quotient. It also removes one feature that’s going to be considered as a blessing by many.

Subaru Offers Lowdown, Discounts on Forester for Christmas Season

Motor Image Pilipinas, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the country is ushering in the year-end festivities with irresistible deals for all variants of its best-selling Subaru Forester compact SUV.

Hyundai Philippines Sales Jump 33 Percent in October 2017

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc., the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, has 3,266-unit sales for October 2017, a 33 percent year-on-year growth from 2,462 units in 2016. This made an impact to the 2017 January to October YTD sales of 30,717 units, a 12 percent growth from last year’s sales of 27,483 units.

The Beginning of a Legend: The Nissan Skyline Story (w/ Video)

For more than half a century, motor racing has drawn crowds in Japan. But for motorsports fans, one grand prix stands out: the 1964 meeting at Suzuka.

Chevron Reaches Out to Communities with Week of Caring 2017

Employees of Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of Caltex fuels and lubricants, shed their office suits and shared their culture of safety and excellence with their host communities during the recent Week of Caring 2017.

Ford Philippines, Gawad Kalinga Open Two New Water Facilities in Nueva Ecija

Ford Philippines, together with Gawad Kalinga and Ford Cabanatuan under the Laus Auto Group, recently opened two (2) new communal water facilities in Nueva Ecija as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts to help build a better world.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Aston Martin Shows Off 2019 Vantage (w/ 17 Photos)

Vantage. An evocative name for a magnificent bloodline of thoroughbred sports cars. For seven decades the heartbeat of Aston Martin’s purest models, the Vantage nameplate has been worn by some true icons. That formidable sporting dynasty is poised to hit new heights with the introduction of the new 2019 Vantage.

Is Mazdaspeed Poised to Make a Comeback?

Recently, Takahiro Kobayakawa from Mazda’s Brand Strategy Department in charge of Global Sales and Marketing was in town to discuss about the possibilities of bringing the MX-5 Global Cup into the Philippines. Koby-san, as he’s called, has been with Mazda for 18 years now. And while he’s most recently responsible for the fourth-generation MX-5’s development (particularly in terms of marketability and serviceability), one part of his CV stood out: Mazdaspeed.

Mitsubishi Philippines Expands Santa Rosa, Laguna Facility

To further improve local operations and continue its commitment to manufacture quality automobiles, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) has invested around P 360 million on additional land and constructed its own container yard and material handling operations (MHO) warehouse. This increases the total land area of its Santa Rosa plant from 21 hectares to around 23 hectares and building area from 83,000 square-meters to 120,500 square-meters.

Uber to Buy "Tens of Thousands" of Autonomous Drive-Compatible Volvos

Volvo has signed a framework agreement with Uber, the ride sharing company, to sell tens of thousands of autonomous driving compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Review: 2018 Honda CR-V SX Diesel AWD 7-Seater

Compact sedans and executive sedans are dying because of one single reason: the compact SUV or crossover segment. Today’s crossovers can now match up with sedans when it comes to refinement, driving manners, and fuel economy while giving heaps of cargo capacity. People see them as truly multipurpose—the one vehicle that fulfills a wide variety of needs for everyone in the family. And among all the choices available out there, the one that fits that bill the best is now the 2018 Honda CR-V SX.

Davao City Improves Disaster Response With These Mobile Kitchens

Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), the exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the Philippines, with the assistance of Hino Davao recently completed two mobile kitchens for the Davao City government.

Monday, November 20, 2017

2018 Chevrolet Colorado Centennial Edition Celebrates 100 Years of Legendary Chevy Trucks

For 100 years, Chevrolet has relentlessly built legendary, strong, and dependable trucks that are made for work and play. From the first production Chevy 1918 One-Ton to the redesigned Chevrolet Colorado, the same DNA has been carried through each Chevrolet truck: power, dependability, durability, and quality.

Mercedes-Benz Shines for The Justice League

I don’t care what other critics say: the new Justice League was great. With the reputation of DC-inspired movies to be dark, brooding, and somewhat tragic, it was (pleasantly) surprising to encounter a lighter and more entertaining story line; an influence from Joss Whedon’s decision to do last-minute re-shoots after Zack Snyder pulled out of the project due to personal reasons.

This is a Ford GT You Can Wear On Your Wrist

If you’re not one of the few lucky ones who were “privileged enough” to own a Ford GT, there may be another chance to own Ford’s supercar. And this time, it fits right on your wrist. Ford teamed up with Autodromo, a watchmaker that specializes in automotive-themed watches to create two lines inspired by the GT and GT40.

Will You Go Racing in a Mazda MX-5?

Quick: what’s the most raced brand America’s grassroots racing scene? If you’re thinking Toyota, Nissan, or Subaru, then you’re wrong. It’s Mazda. According to 2015 figures of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), Mazda is the preferred brand by grassroots racers a whopping 55 percent of the time (it’s closer to 60 percent now); and at the cornerstone of all that is the MX-5.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

This is the Most Powerful, Most Capable Corvette Ever

Chevrolet just introduced the 2019 Corvette ZR1, a supercar that pushes Corvette’s performance legacy with the highest power, greatest track performance, and most advanced technology in its production history.

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