Monday, May 21, 2018

First Batch of Mitsubishi Xpander MPV Has Arrived


Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) has announced that the first batch of the all-new Xpander has finally arrived in the Philippines. This was after we reported that it shipped out of Indonesia last April 25. With that, MMPC says that the first units will handed over to customers by the end of the month.

Ford Gives Ranger Raptor Power to Everest and Plebeian Ranger


Ford is sprinkling some of that Ranger Raptor magic on the Ranger pick-up truck and Everest SUV by giving them the same 2.0-liter twin-turbo EcoBlue diesel engine and 10-speed automatic. The news was broken by Ford Australia which expects an on-sale date by the fourth quarter of this year (expect ours to arrive at around the same time).

Volkswagen Philippines Just Reduced the Cost of Ownership


Volkswagen Philippines just dropped a bombshell, unveiling the Santana sedan at a very affordable P 686,000. That itself makes it cheaper than any comparable Japanese or Korean sub-compact sedan. Not content with that, the German automaker is also adjusting the warranty and PMS to reduce the overall ownership cost as well.

Having a Hard Time Booking a Grab? You're Not Alone


Are you having difficulties getting a Grab car? You’re not alone. Since Uber pulled out of the Southeast Asian market, Grab is pretty much holding a monopoly in the ride-sharing or Transport Network Company (TNC) business. But the situation isn’t rosy for the last man standing.

Petron is Official Fuel of 2018 Toyota Vios Cup


Two industry leaders: Petron Corporation and Toyota Motor Philippines have come together in one of the country’s most exciting motorsports events with the selection of Petron XCS as the official fuel for the 2018 Vios Cup.

King of Nations PH Drift Event Heads to Clark This Weekend


The Federal Tyres King of Nations ProSeries, the biggest and most highly anticipated international drifting championship in the world, will hold its Philippine Leg this Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27, 2018 at the the Clark International Raceway in Clark, Pampanga.

Volkswagen Philippines Brings 5 New Models Headlined by Cheaper-Than-Japanese Santana Sedan


“Bringing it back to the people.” was how AC Industrials (of which Volkswagen Philippines is a part of) CEO, Mr. Arthur Tan put it, as VW finally brings 5 new models that easily fit the bill as “the people’s car.” Launched are the Santana, Santana GTS, Lavida, Lamando, and Tiguan.

Friday, May 18, 2018

5 Things We Observed Driving the 2018 Toyota Rush


We just happened to finish shaking down the much-awaited Toyota Rush with a quick zip around Manila, Angeles, Bataan, and Tarlac. While our impressions aren’t enough for a full-on first-drive, we did discover a lot of things with Toyota Motor Philippines’ first-ever sub-compact SUV offering.

Asia United Bank Offers Big Bike Deals at Makina Moto Show 2018


Wanting to buy that dream big bike? Asia United Bank (AUB), one of the fastest-growing publicly-listed banks in the Philippines can make that wish come true with the Makina Moto Show 2018 happening this weekend (May 19-20, 2018) at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Waze is Now Available on Ford Vehicles Equipped with SYNC 3


Last January, Ford promised the integration of Waze, the popular and valuable real-time traffic and navigation service into its SYNC 3 infotainment system. Now, the American carmaker has announced that it has begun rolling it out.

Toyota Opens Biggest Car Dealership in the East


Toyota Manila Bay Corporation (TMBC), one of the top dealer groups under the Toyota brand in the country launched the new Toyota Marikina (TMK) Showroom located at the corner of Sumulong Highway and Gil Fernando Avenue.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Spend Less Than P3 Per Kilometer on Your Next Commute (or Road Trip)


Families are always on the look out to save money. If the rising prices of basic goods including fuel aren’t enough burden, dads and moms also have to think about things like their kids’ tuition. Some parents, in a bid to save a bit of money, have resorted to taking Transport Network Companies (TNCs) like Grab to get from home to work and back. But what if there’s an option that gives you the comfort and convenience of owning a brand-new SUV, but will cost less than P 3 per kilometer? Sounds impossible? Not with the new Isuzu mu-X RZ4E.

2018 Alphard Solidifies Toyota's Leadership in Luxury MPV Segment (w/ 11 Photos)


Toyota Motor Philippines is upping the luxury game with the 2018 Alphard. The current generation, first launched in the local market in 2015, has been upgraded with a bolder look, improved fuel efficiency, and more luxury features.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Caltex Havoline Trains Grab Drivers in Self-Defense


Caltex Havoline, marketed by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), empowers the hard-working drivers of Grab and bike clubs by providing a free self-defense training held in Makati.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Review: 2018 Volvo S90 D4 Momentum


In the premium car segment, Volvo has always played second fiddle to the Germans. It’s always thought: if you can’t afford an Audi, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz, go for a Volvo. Well, not anymore. Beginning with the XC90, Volvo has been reborn. With a stronger and more unique identify, it can stand toe-to-toe with the best of the world. Now with the S90, Volvo has managed to convincingly replicate this formula, only this time, it’s for the luxury sedan segment.

MINI Commemorates Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Royal Wedding with One-Off Hatchback


MINI is celebrating the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle with a one-off MINI hatchback designed specially to commemorate the occasion. After the May 19 wedding, MINI will then hand over this special vehicle over to The Children’s HIV Association (CHIVA) for public auction.

Are Proximity Keys Causing Accidental Deaths?


The New York Times reports that proximity keys may have an unintended and deadly side effect: carbon monoxide poisoning.

Subaru Snatches Class Win in 2018 Nürburgring 24-Hour Race Once More


Subaru’s motorsport subsidiary Subaru Tecnica International (STI) took the class win once more at the 2018 Nürburgring 24-Hour Race held in Germany held last weekend with the Subaru WRX STI NBR Challenge 2018, a purpose-built racecar based on the WRX STI mass-production model.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Volvo Says 50 Percent of Sales Will be EVs by 2025


Volvo Cars aims for fully electric cars to make up 50 per cent of its sales by 2025. This recent announcement builds on Volvo Cars’ 2017 industry-first announcement that all new models released from 2019 will be available as a mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid, or battery electric vehicle.

New Isuzu mu-X RZ4E Proves Mettle with Epic 1,000-km Road Trip


On a road trip that spanned over 1,000 kilometers, members of the mu-X Owners Philippines (muXOP) and their families, on board 20 units of the Isuzu mu-X SUV, successfully completed another epic adventure from April 27 to May 1, this time to the picturesque island province of Catanduanes.

Foton Philippines Launches Transvan HR (w/ Brochure)


Celebrating its 106th anniversary, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) held a motor show in order to showcase modern public utility vehicles or PUVs. One of the exhibitors is Foton, which showcased its new Transvan High Roof or Transvan HR.
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