Saturday, March 25, 2017

Rolls-Royce Black Badge to Make ASEAN Debut at Bangkok International Motor Show

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, the world’s leading luxury house, will bring a bolder and edgier presence to the 38th Bangkok International Motor Show as it showcases its most powerful model, the 624-horsepower, 870 Nm twin-turbocharged V12 Wraith Black Badge for the first time in South East Asia.

Centro Attends Asia-Pacific Conference for Hiab Cranes

The Philippines was once again in the limelight as the most promising market at the recently-concluded Hiab Asia Pacific Conference. Representing the Philippines was Centro Manufacturing Corporation, Hiab’s authorized distributor in the Philippines.

Honda Rolls Out Navigation for CR-V 2.0 as Limited Edition Model

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. is rolling out a limited run of CR-V 2.0 V AT units equipped with GPS navigation. HCPI is encouraging would-be buyers to reserve now since there are only 30 of these crossovers making it to dealer showrooms nationwide.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mitsubishi Inaugurates 2 New Dealerships

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) remains aggressive in expanding its network as it continues to pursue its mission in making its vehicles and after sales services accessible to everyone. As of February 2017, the total number of Mitsubishi Motors outlets reached fifty (50) after Le Mans Stellar Motor Corp. (LMSMC) in Angeles City and Best Southern Genesis Motors, Inc. (BSGMI) in Kawit were inaugurated.

Motul to Display Rare Super Cars, Promote Road Safety at MIAS

Motul is continuing its Drive Right road safety Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign at this year’s Manila International Auto Show. Borne out of the frustrations of the everyday driver brought about by the snarling traffic jams, Motul wants drivers to pledge to make the roads safer.

Petron Wants to Make Your Summer Road Trips Smoother

With the summer holiday season just around the corner, Petron Corporation is reminding motorists to get their car ready for long road trips. While people invest a lot of time and energy planning their itineraries, they often forget that reaching their destination and coming home safely is even more important. A visit to your nearest Petron service station or Petron Car Care Center can help make your holiday trip worry-free.

Hino Trucks and Buses Expands to Batangas City

Hino Motors Philippines (HMP) continues to solidify its commitment to total expansion with its newly inaugurated dealership in Batangas, also known as CALABARZON’s industrial port city.

Get This KTM for Just P 147,000

Adventure Cycle Philippines, Inc., the exclusive distributor of KTM motorcycles in the Philippines, now makes it possible for you to own your very first KTML the 200 Duke, through the Duke ‘em @147K offer.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

How Much Are You Willing to Pay for a Honda Civic Type-R?

You likely read the news before you slept or just after you woke up; and I’m confirming it: the Honda Civic Type-R will be shown at the Manila International Auto Show at the end of the month. I swear, this is no joke. Just a few weeks after its global debut, a production-ready (likely part of a small batch of production prototypes touring around the globe specifically for motor shows) version of the hottest Civic will be the main attraction at Honda’s stand.

Honda to Show All-New Civic Type-R at MIAS 2017

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. gears up for the 2017 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS), which will be held at the World Trade Center Pasay City from March 30 to April 2, 2017. With this year’s MIAS event, Honda is bound to stir the Philippine automotive industry with its exciting lineup that will be on display at the event.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Video: Watch Tamiya RCs Pull a Full-sized Toyota Hilux

Taking inspiration from classic Tamiya ads, Toyota asked the question: can 15 radio-controlled Tamiya Hilux Bruiser 4x4s pull its full-sized counterpart? With the tires of the RC cars pumped to 60 PSI, their drivetrain locked into low-range four-wheel drive, and ballast added to the bed to aid traction, the answer is a resounding yes! If you don’t believe it, then see the video below.

Is Hyundai Philippines Bringing in the Creta Crossover and Grand i10? Seems So

Remember the Hyundai i20 CrossSport? Nope; I don’t either. Once a upon a time, I swear it was part of Hyundai Philippines’ model list only for it occasionally pop up, disappear, and then pop up again. Well, Hyundai looks to be ending the often forgotten sub-compact crossover as it sets to launch the Creta at the Manila International Auto Show or MIAS at the end of the month.

Analyzing Mazda Philippines' Business

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, Mazda Philippines is poised to file an Initial Public Offering (IPO) sometime this year. Clearing the first hurdle, Bermaz Auto Philippines, Inc., as the company is officially known, has gained approval from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). All that’s left now is approval from the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE) so that a listing date could be formalized. Now, as part of regulatory requirements, Bermaz Auto Philippines submitted an Offering Prospectus. Combing through the 134-page report, it gives insights to Mazda’s operations in the Philippines.

Review: 2017 Ford EcoSport Titanium vs SsangYong Tivoli Sport R

When SsangYong launched the Tivoli, the Korean carmaker boldly predicted that buyers will flock to their new crossover from the perennial segment favorite, the Ford EcoSport. A year on, this hasn’t gone to plan as the EcoSport continues to protect its turf while managing to increase its sales in the process. The question beckons: has SsangYong simply bitten more than it can chew? Will the Tivoli be relegated to being kicked to the curb in this sub-compact crossover turf war?

Monday, March 20, 2017

Your Speed-Sensing Door Lock Prayers Have Been Answered as Honda Equips It in 2017 Civic

Honda Cars Philippines is finally addressing the single biggest complaint about the all-new Civic: the lack of speed-sensing door locks. Though I personally don’t see any problem of pressing a lock/unlock button to secure my doors, it seems some people have made a big deal about it. And now, your prayers have been answered; that is if you’re in the market for the Civic 1.8 E.

2017 Chevrolet Spark Ups Small Car Ante (w/ Brochure)

They promised and they delivered. Chevrolet Philippines is now making the all-new 2017 Spark available at all of its authorized dealerships. Available in three variants, the all-new Spark promises to lead small cars in design, performance, technology, and safety.

The World of Tamiya: How Passion Runs Through an Entire Company

When Yoshio Tamiya, the owner of a sawmill and lumber supply company based in Shizuoka City decided to use his surplus wood and delve into making model ships and airplanes, little did he know that he’ll become a household name. Plastic may have replaced wood as the creative medium, but every child knows what the “Two Stars” stands for. For many, building Tamiya scale models or racing remote controlled or RC cars have eaten up entire weekends or vacations, so it’s just fitting to see them being made. And get this: you don’t have to travel to Japan to see them being boxed up; one just needs to travel to Cebu, where Tamiya’s largest factory is located.

Lazada PH to Offer Dashcam Blowout Sale March 21-23

Get your hands on these devices smarter than your basic video camera, which can prove useful in sticky road situations and keeping everything in check. Dash cams have become increasingly popular and essential over the past couple of years and Lazada Philippines offers you options that can fit your budget.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Dark and Daring: Isuzu Philippines Launches 2017 mu-X Black Series

Already boasting of extensive features, the Isuzu mu-X exceeds any discerning customer’s expectation. Now, Isuzu Philippines’s flagship SUV offers even more as a new variant is introduced: the Isuzu mu-X Black Series.

Smart Parking Aims to Solve Manila's Parking Problems (w/ Video)

The continued rise of new vehicle sales has started to put a lot of pressure on existing infrastructure. And while most have focused on the effects of traffic on the roads, parking facilities have now begun to feel the brunt as well. Anyone who’s had to go to any of Metro Manila’s business districts: Binondo, Makati, Bonifacio Global City, or Ortigas Center will know how difficult it is to find parking.