Sunday, July 31, 2016
Honda Cars Philippines brings their “power of dreams” thinking to kids and kids at heart with the opening of a new interactive exhibit at KidZania Manila. In time for KidZania Manila’s first anniversary, Honda’s interactive exhibit brings kids closer to the world of automotive design and selling in an easy and fun setting.
Mazda Philippines topped the latest JD Power Customer Service Index study and while this is good news for the “zoom-zoom” brand, the same study outlines that customer service satisfaction has gone down across all 11 brands surveyed.
Mazda tops the Philippine automotive industry in terms of Customer Service Index (CSI) according to the latest JD Power Survey. The study, now on its 16th year, measures new-vehicle owner satisfaction with after-sales service process at authorized service centers by examining dealership performances in five factors (in order of importance): service quality (29 percent), service initiation (26 percent), vehicle pick-up (17 percent), service facility (14 percent), and service advisor (14 percent). Brand service performance is then measured on a 1,000-point scale with the highest score indicating highest customer satisfaction.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Mazda has already announced that its next-generation pickup truck will be produced with Isuzu. With a collaborative partnership that spans more than a decade (Isuzu produces trucks for Mazda’s domestic market requirements), this agreement is seen as a logical extension. Of course, given Isuzu produces a pickup-based SUV on its pickup truck, the mu-X, will Mazda get something similar?
In many parts of the country, many children need to go through difficult terrain just to go to school. Some scale mountains and tread kilometers of unpaved roads just to learn, while some cross rivers and other large bodies of water in the hope to have a brighter future through education.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
With Mazda priding itself with building cars that create kizuna—a lasting, almost inseparable bond with its owner, it’s imperative that the company would also offer world-class after sales service. At the Mazda ASEAN Media Forum, the company has revealed just how far it has gone to achieve this and where they are taking aftersales parts and service next.
With the increasing popularity of 4x4 vehicles in the country, Overland is offering products which are specifically designed and engineered for the serious off-roader such as grille guards, brush guards, and roll bars. Made from heavy-gauge steel tubing, they improve protection while adding a more rugged look to your off-roader.
We’ve all been there: wanting to get the best deal, especially when it comes to your credit cards. Well, you’re in luck as this handy chart will help you compare the best locally-available credit card to maximize your fuel savings.
Mazda owes its very existence to one of its most recognizable technology: the rotary engine. Without this breakthrough, Mazda could have very well been swallowed up by Toyota and Nissan.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The accelerating economic movement in Northern Luzon has created a need for vehicles that can keep up with the region’s pace, and so Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has offered residents in the area the best mobility solutions through an informative and entertaining event.
Suzuki Motor Corporation will back this year’s ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Championship for the fifth time in a row, a title sponsorship that has helped the AFF Suzuki Cup grow into the most important and most-watched football tournament in the region.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
It’s hard to get excited about the Nissan Almera. When it first made its way to the Philippine market three years ago, it already looked dated right before it rolled off the assembly line. And given the Filipino car buyer’s penchant for something sleek and sporty, it failed to gain traction despite boasting a blizzard-inducing air conditioning system. Fast forward to 2016 and Nissan has refreshed the Almera with a re-tweaked design and more features. Can it gain lost ground now?
These are the first photos you’ll see of the 2017 Mazda3 in its new hue, Machine Gray Metallic, out in the wild. Taken during a track exercise demonstrating G-Vectoring Control at Mazda’s Mine Proving Ground, we skirted the “no photography” rule by having engineers simply park the car in a “photography safe zone”. They obliged. God bless them.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Mazda knows it’s not a large car company. The biggest ones in the world boast production numbers topping in the 7 million range while the Hiroshima-based carmaker does no more than 1.5 million. Yet, instead of obsessing with market share and volume, Mazda wants to develop a strong bond with its customers. In turn, this has become Mazda’s corporate identity; their irreplaceable presence in the motoring world.
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is giving its CR-V a brand new shade: Lunar Silver Metallic. This new and modern color is available for both the 2.4 SX Navi AWD and 2.0 S AT variants. It’s a welcome update for customers who are inclined to purchase a premium compact crossover.
Responding to the growing transportation requirements of Northern Luzon, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has started initiatives meant to expand its reach in the region through the future opening of a new facility.
With the belief that starting them young is the best way to inculcate road safety awareness in the population, the Michelin Corporate Foundation conducted free road safety seminars and other safety activities for teens and school children in Cebu City.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
Iloilo City welcomes Subaru as authorized dealer AllWheel Automotive, Inc., part of the AutoCentral Group of Companies, has formally opened Subaru Iloilo to cater to fans and owners of Subaru in the bustling city and the surrounding areas.
Mitsubishi is about to throw its hat into the entry-level SUV/MPV ring with their newest concept car which is making its worldwide debut at the GAIKINDO Indonesia International Auto Show.
Chevron Philippines Inc., the marketer of the Caltex brand, along with Philippine Seven Corporation, has opened its 80th 7- Eleven convenience store in San Mateo, Rizal last May 30, 2016.
Planning the most beautiful routes, riding them with like-minded motorcyclists, sharing experiences during the day and talking gasoline at night. With this in mind, BMW Motorrad has entered into a strategic partnership with the technology start-up Rever in order to build up a global community of motorcyclists.
|Photos by Ulysses Ang|
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
The extensive product range offered by Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has allowed the company to record a phenomenal growth rate during the first half of 2016.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Porsche Philippines has brought in the 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race champion Porsche 919 Hybrid to Manila specially for the Filipinos. The first leg of the iconic sports car’s tour was held during the recent Porsche Festival 2016 at the SM Mega Fashion Hall in June, where the 919 Hybrid was displayed with the live feed of the race event at the Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans, France where Porsche clinched the brand’s 18 victory in front of some of the 263,000 spectators at the 13.629-kilometer track.
Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile business unit, introduces the Honda Auto Expo, Honda’s special financing program, offering low cash out and low monthly payment for customers purchasing select brand new Honda vehicles.
This July, Toyota jump starts the mid-year with three awesome offers for three great vehicles : the Vios, Wigo, and Altis. The number one automotive brand in the country extends various offerings that will surely excite you. Choose from several financing options that will suit your budget with Toyota’s promotion this July.
Berjaya Auto Philippines, the exclusive distributors of Mazda vehicles in the country along with Auto Zoom Zoom Incorporated, the same group that established Mazda Makati, Mazda Cavite, Mazda Sta. Rosa, and Mazda Iloilo, have come together again to introduce the latest full-service dealership in the fast growing Mazda network. Mazda Negros opens its doors to clients from the Negros Island Region and now becomes the premier Mazda dealership for Negrenses.
|Photos by Ulysses Ang|
Friday, July 15, 2016
After wowing crowds at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) last April, Chevrolet Philippines is now officially unveiling its newest contender in the sub-compact sedan segment: the all-new Chevrolet Sail. The Sail arrives packing smart and convenience features, dependable power, stylish design, and more.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Mazda’s award-winning compact car, the Mazda3, sees a refresh for 2017 showing off new technology all aimed to enhance the Jinba-ittai driving performance. The development of the refreshed Mazda3 is centered on the human being, particularly in traits and sensations that ensure a pleasurable driving feel.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
If you’re still on the fence on getting the unique Honda CR-Z sports hybrid, you better act fast. Honda Cars Philippines is now closing the order books on the CR-Z and dealers will only accept orders until July 31.
This year, be part of one of the world’s largest celebrations of our favorite frozen treat, as Uber, the world’s leading ride-sharing application, brings Uber Ice Cream to the streets of Metro Manila. Now on its third year in the country’s largest metropolis, Uber encourages everyone to indulge in their favorite ice-cold treat with their friends and loved ones with this year’s theme “Indulge Together.” Uber Ice Cream is happening in over 400 cities in 69 countries around the world this July 15.
The QC Administration, in partnership with BEMAC Electric Transportation Philippines, Inc. (BEMAC), provided twenty (20) e-Trikes to transport the guests and participants around the QC Memorial Circle during the oath taking of duly-elected officers last June 30.
Built for lovers of design, nature, and adventure, Volvo Philippines is introducing the V60 Cross Country for the Philippine market. With an increased ground clearance and ride height, the Cross Country offers unparalleled control both on and off the beaten track. And now, with torque vectoring technology and corner traction control, it also benefits from a sporty driving experience.
Mary Ann “MeAnne” Espinosa, a sales consultant at Porsche Center Philippines, had the distinction of making it to an elite club of sales professionals for the Stuttgart-based supercar manufacturer.
|Photos by Ulysses Ang|
Tuesday, July 12, 2016
BMW Group Classic has completed the move to its new headquarters located on a historic site. The company archive and the vehicle collection, the workshop, and the customer center together with the parts service for classic automobiles and motorcycles are now located together in an ensemble of buildings in the district of Milbertshofen in Munich.
If there’s one thing noticeably missing during the 2016 Honda Civic’s April launch was the availability of Modulo styling kits. Well, the wait is over as Honda Cars Philippines has officially launched the Civic Modulo variants.
Mazda and Ford have finally completed their divorce with the announcement that Mazda’s getting in bed with Isuzu to collaborate on their next-generation pickup truck.
Compact crossovers are characterized by four general characteristics: five doors, five seats, higher ground clearance, and a commanding seating position. The devil is in the details though as every carmaker, whether mainstream or premium, has put their own unique stamp on this proven formula. For a brand such as Porsche though, there’s extra scrutiny involved; after all, this is the carmaker that’s renowned the world over for creating poster-worthy flights of fancy. All eyes are set on the Macan—a compact crossover that blazes its own trail and doesn’t follow the lead of others.
Monday, July 11, 2016
We already trust a robot to vacuum the house, but are we ready to let them drive us to work? This year, autonomous driving has become the “in thing” among carmakers. For years, self-driving cars looked like they were always at least a decade away from coming to market, but now the notoriously conservative auto industry says we’re only give years away. But as this technology begins to trickle its way from concept to production, an unexpected dilemma arises: are we ready for the driverless cars?
Thursday, July 7, 2016
The global recall on defective Takata airbag inflators is beginning to rear its ugly head even on Subaru units here in the Philippines. According to a list provided by Motor Image Pilipinas, several units of locally available 2007 WRX and WRX STI were installed with defective Takata airbag inflators.
The results are in, and the Isuzu D-Max has emerged as the most fuel-efficient vehicle that participated in the recently conducted Fuel Economy Run organized by the Department of Energy (DOE), held in cooperation with Petron Corporation.
Ferrari has just released the first photographs of the open-top LaFerrari, the new limited-edition special series aimed at clients and collectors who refuse to compromise on the joy of al fresco driving even when at the wheel of a supercar.
Twenty seven representatives from the banking industry has given the all-new Suzuki Ciaz their thumbs up after a test drive event held for them last May. The bankers all gave the Ciaz high marks for its sporty and elegant exterior, fuel efficiency, and other advanced features.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Ford Philippines today reports an all-time best first half performance with retail sales rising 61 percent through June, led by strong customer demand for the Ranger pickup, and record first half sales from the Everest and EcoSport SUVs.
If there’s any more reason to reiterate it further, Honda Cars Philippines has done pretty well for itself during the first-ever Euro 4 fuel economy run staged by the Department of Energy (DOE) with the help of fuel leader, Petron.