Saturday, October 10, 2015

Philippine Car Price Guide: September-October 2015

We sort of missed the September 2015 update for the Philippine Car Price Guide. Still, don’t panic since here’s the October 2015 edition. In this update, we’re highlighting the following:
  • Chevrolet Trax
  • Foton Gratour
  • Foton Toano
  • Foton Toplander
  • Haima S5
  • Hyundai i20 Cross Sport
  • Hyundai Tucson
  • Mitsubishi Mirage Special Edition
  • Nissan Juke
  • Nissan NP300 Navara (price increase)
  • Nissan NV350 Urvan (price increase)
  • Nissan Patrol Royale (price decrease)
  • Toyota Avanza
  • Toyota Land Cruiser 200

2016 Nissan Juke vs the Competition

In the span of a week, two new sub-compact crossovers have entered the Philippine market, the 2016 Nissan Juke and the 2016 Chevrolet Trax. Now, how do these two sub-million peso offerings fare against the current segment leader, the Ford EcoSport? How does it do (theoretically) against the Mazda CX-3 and of course, the in-between sized Honda HR-V.

Wonder no more as we have our usual comparative chart after the break.

Chevrolet Enters Sub-Compact Crossover Battle with 2016 Trax (w/ Brochure)

After a lengthy preview and striptease (since MIAS actually), Chevrolet is officially throwing their hat into the sub-compact crossover ring with the launch of the 2016 Trax. Designed top-down to take on the urban jungle, the Trax comes with the segment’s first turbocharged engine and is offered at an attractive price that starts below the one-million peso mark.

The Toyota S-FR is Probably Not a Miata, But Could Be Fun

Despite a softening global demand to its 86, Toyota is showing off yet another take on the affordable sports car genre with the Toyota S-FR. Though currently in a concept car form, the production-ready S-FR (at least from photos) is meant to slot below the 86 to become Toyota’s entry-level sports car.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Honda Cars Philippines Ends Q3 with Record-Breaking September

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit in the Philippines, closes September with 2,093 vehicle sales. HCPI posted a 54 percent growth from the same month last year.
This sustained strong performance is attributed to the introduction of new market players and continuous product updates coupled with easy-to-own financing options.

Petron Now Locally Producing Full Range of Euro-4 Fuels

Following the successful launch of its Euro 4 gasoline products in June, market leader Petron Corporation announced its diesel products, Turbo Diesel and DieselMax, now meet global Euro 4 fuel standards.

Tokyo Motor Show 2015: Subaru to Debut All-New Impreza 5-Door Concept

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), the manufacturer of Subaru, is showing off (at least in concept form) of what could be their most important product in the next few years: the Impreza 5-Door Concept. As a start to the company’s “Prominence 2020” announced in May 2014, this debuts not just a new styling direction for the brand but a brand-new platform which will underpin all other future Subaru models.

The Impreza 5-Door Concept will feature Subaru’s Dynamic & Solid theme which expresses value exceeding its class. This can be felt from the dynamically sporty driving feel to the solid performance as well as innovation and peace of mind provided by its wealth of safety and technological features.

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Tokyo Motor Show 2015: Mitsubishi eX Concept is Future EV Crossover

Mitsubishi is holding the global premiere of their brand-new concept car at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show this end of October. The eX Concept is a brand-new compact crossover that’s designed for the urban environment while keeping some design elements of a shooting brake. Though it’s purely a design concept for now, the eX Concept does preview future design elements as well as technology for Mitsubishi.

Peugeot Launches 3-Year All-In Program

Peugeot Philippines, together with the Unionbank of the Philippines will offer special rates and packages for the month of October 2015. Low down payment schemes, all-in packages, and a first-in-market 3-year free comprehensive insurance program are available for the complete Peugeot model lineup to offer its clients the opportunity to bring home a Peugeot with the best deals possible until October 31, 2015.

Philippine CoTY Tests Start this Weekend at Fontana

The Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI), is all set to begin their 12th testing season to determine the best of the best among the recently launched vehicles in the market today. With firm commitments from almost all car manufacturers and distributors, this year’s test fest promises to be a busy one for the participating members.