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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Here Are The Confirmed Key Features Of Every Model In Hyundai Philippines' Launch Line-Up

About two weeks after their first dealer conference where they revealed their launch line-up, and around a week since pricing started leaking out through various sales agents, newly-appointed Hyundai distributor, Hyundai Motor Philippines (HMPH) is still quiet when it comes to engaging with the motoring media.

TESDA, Petron Inaugurate New Automotive Training Facility

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Petron Corporation inaugurated a modern automotive training facility at the government agency’s Taguig complex.

Michelin And UNICEF Partner For Road Safety

Michelin and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announce a 3-year partnership on the occasion of the UNICEF Side Event to the High Level Meeting on improving global road safety, organized by UNICEF in New York. The partnership will promote road safety among young people in South-East Asia and China and will help advance the global agenda on road safety issues 2021 – 2030. This is an important milestone for Michelin in the continued effort to halve road deaths and injuries by 2030.

Isuzu BGC Gallery Ready To Serve Customers

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) joins the roster of prestigious brands showcased in Ayala Group’s newly inaugurated multi-brand showroom, AC Motors Centrale. The showroom, which is referred to as BGC Gallery, flaunts different four-wheeled and two-wheeled vehicles from other brands including Isuzu’s very own D-Max, mu-X, and Traviz, providing a one-stop shop to customers.

There's A Financing Promo For The All-New Honda HR-V

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is bringing cash discounts and flexible financing schemes with the continuation of their Power Drive Deals promo until the end of July.

Monday, July 4, 2022

SMC Hopes Bulacan Airport City Freeport Could Still Be Realized

Government stands to reap upwards of 200 billion US dollars in export revenues annually from potential foreign investors from the aviation, manufacturing, technology, education, healthcare, and tourism industries, if the vision for the Bulacan Airport Economic Zone is realized, SMC President and Chief Executive Officer Ramon S. Ang said.

Nissan Is Studying To Bring Low-Cost EVs To Global Markets

Last May, Nissan and its joint-venture partner, Mitsubishi made headlines when they released two small EVs—the Nissan Sakura and the Mitsubishi eK X EV. While they may be designed primarily for the Japanese market, don’t discount the possibility of seeing them or a version of them being exported outside Japan.

GAC Reveals The Space Concept, An MPV Inspired By Chinese Design And Culture

As the GAC Group celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, they’ve come up with the Space, a new concept car that not only realizes their past efforts, but also symbolizes the future and promise of GAC Motor moving forward.

Chery Tiggo 8 PRO Goes On Nationwide Roadshow

After its unveiling at the Manila International Auto Show, Chery Auto Philippines’ flagship SUV, the Tiggo 8 Pro is undergoing a nationwide tour with The World of Luxury roadshow.

Supply Chain Disruptions, Lack Of New Cars Helped Nissan To Reflect On What's Important

The global pandemic and the supply chain disruptions that followed was a reflective time for Nissan. Amidst the uncertainty of new vehicle supply, the Japanese auto giant realized that to succeed, they had to be done with chasing outright numbers.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

The Wait For A Brand-New MINI Is So Long, They're Sending Life-Size Puzzles To Owners Instead

The wait for new cars has gotten so long for buyers that carmakers are now coming up with ways to keep frustrated would-be owners entertained. The latest among them is Mini which is sending life-sized “Not so Mini” puzzles to owners in the United States.

Peugeot Breaks Ground For New Alabang Dealership

Peugeot dealer Automotive Icon, Inc. (AII) recently held a ground-breaking ceremony to officially mark the construction of Peugeot Alabang’s new showroom in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Hyundai To Discontinue Accent By 2023

While the fate of the Reina is clear (it’ll be discontinued) under Hyundai’s new Philippine distributor, Hyundai Motor Philippines (HMPH), there’s still some uncertainty looming over its sub-compact sedan, the Accent. It seems they’ve opted to be mum about it and left its fate to Hyundai Motor Korea which has decided to axe the nameplate altogether.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Could The 2023 Toyota Urban Cruiser Hyryder Preview The All-New Suzuki Vitara?

After officializing their joint development program for a new compact crossover with Suzuki, Toyota has now pulled the wraps off the 2023 Urban Cruiser Hyryder. Destined for a global audience (India and Africa mostly), it will go against the likes of the Hyundai Creta.

Isuzu Philippines Adds 2 New D-MAX Variants

Isuzu Philippines has quietly reshuffled its D-Max pickup truck line-up which sees the addition of two additional variants as well as the discontinuation others. Either way, this should please manual transmission enthusiasts as both the new variants come with a three-pedal set-up.

Geely Expands To Calamba And Butuan

Sojitz G Auto Philippines Corporation (SGAP), the official distributor of Geely vehicles in the country, inaugurates two dealerships and is ready to cater to its customers in the Calamba, Laguna and Butuan provinces. Geely Calamba and Geely Butuan, marks the 30th and 31st outlets respectively, in the fast-growing network of Geely in the Philippines.

2023 Ford Ranger Reportedly Coming In 5 Variants, 4 Trims

A few weeks after spotting them on local roads and the subsequent opening of order books that followed, we have our first indications as to the local specs and variants of Ford’s next-generation Ranger.

Could The 2023 Suzuki Brezza Replace The Vitara?

The discontinuation of the Hungarian-made Vitara for the Philippine market may pave the way for Suzuki to possibly introduce a more affordable small SUV: the all-new 2023 Brezza.

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Kia Shows Off 2023 Seltos Compact Crossover With Sportage-Inspired Design

Ahead of its official global reveal, Kia showed off the first official images of the refreshed 2023 Seltos compact crossover.

Suzuki Auto Mactan Reopens

Suzuki Philippines Inc. (SPH) announces the reopening of Suzuki Auto Mactan, in Lapu-Lapu city, Cebu. The new Suzuki Auto Mactan (SA Mactan) is now complete with its very own After Sales Service Department ready to provide assistance to its patrons.

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Is A Futuristic Streamliner That Wears A New Logo

After the introduction of the Ioniq 5, Hyundai has revealed the second member of their all-electric family: the Ioniq 6.

2023 Mazda CX-8 Arrives In ASEAN With Turbo Engine

About 18 months after it was first unveiled in Japan, Mazda is starting to roll out the updated CX-8 three-row SUV for the Southeast Asian market.

Meet The Personalities Joining The 2022 Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has announced the roster of personalities joining this year’s Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Vios Cup 2022.

Suzuki Improves S-Presso's Crash Safety After Its Zero-Star Rating Last Year

After its shock zero-star Global NCAP rating last year, Suzuki made good to improve the S-Presso’s crash safety performance.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Hyundai Called Out At UN General Assembly For Safety Double Standard

The Global NCAP has called out carmakers such as Hyundai for what the agency calls a “double standard” when it comes to vehicle safety.

Carmakers Grapple With Lower Quality Due To Production Stoppages, Parts Shortages

The unpredictable situation surrounding automotive manufacturing has inevitably resulted in a dip in initial quality. This was revealed in the 2022 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study or IQS.

Ayala-Backed AC Motors Confirmed To Enter EV Segment

AC Motors, the mobility portfolio company of AC Industrials, an Ayala Corporation holding and investment company, has confirmed plans to enter the battery electric vehicle (BEV) space.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

AC Motors Centrale Offers Six Auto, Bike Brands In One Location

AC Motors, one of the Philippines’ largest multi-brand automotive and motorcycle groups, inaugurated the AC Motors Centrale facility in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Situated on a 3,000-sqm space at 932 28th street corner 9th Avenue—the center of BGC—it showcases AC Motors’ four-wheel marques Honda, Isuzu, Volkswagen, and Kia and its two motorcycle brands KTM and Husqvarna. AC Motors is a portfolio company of AC Industrials (ACI), Ayala Corporation’s holding and investment company for industrial technology, manufacturing, and vehicle distribution and retail interests.

Are You Impressed By The Turbocharged 2022 Subaru Forester STI Sport?

Subaru’s not giving us a brand-new VB-based WRX STI nor are they bringing back the Forester XT. They are, however, giving us this: the turbocharged Forester STI Sport which they just released in Japan.

The Re-Born Lamborghini Countach Lands In Tokyo

Lamborghini’s ultra-limited (and sold out) Countach LPI 800-4 is marking its first deliveries to customers in Japan. To mark the occasion, the Countach LPI 800-4 was then brought to the streets of Tokyo and photographed in front of some of the capital city’s most famous districts and buildings; the results of which you see here.

Hino Motors PH Donates A Modern PUV To Lung Center

Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), the country’s exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Hino trucks and buses, officially turned over its modern PUV unit donation to the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) in Quezon City recently. The donated unit was one of three modern PUVs that HMP lent LCP at the height of the pandemic.

Tuason Racing School Now Offering Virtual Racing Classes

For 22 years, it has always been Tuason Racing’s goal to make racing dreams come true. Now, taking the platform of virtual racing scene, the leading motorsports event’s organizer launches the Tuason Racing E-Sports School (TRES).