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July 24, 2024

2025 Ford Ranger Tremor Gets Off-Road Tech From Bronco, Ranger Raptor


After being launched for the European market last year, Ford has finally brought its latest Ranger iteration—the Ranger Tremor—to Asia-Pacific. Built from Thailand and sold initially in Australia, it’s the clearest sign yet of the impending arrival of the off-road-centric 4x4 to the Philippines.

Is This Mazda's New Logo?


Are we looking at Mazda’s new logo? The Hiroshima-based carmaker has been granted a trademark for this logo.

Registrations For 2024 Toyota GAZOO Racing GT Cup Now Open


Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has announced the start of registrations for its premier sim racing competition, the TOYOTA Gazoo Racing Gran Turismo Cup (TGR GT Cup).

Gen Z Show Great Interest In Collectible Cars. Their Choice? The Mazda MX-5


Hagerty, the world’s largest provider of specialty insurance for classic vehicles has revealed an interesting insight when it comes to the future of classic and collectable cars.

July 23, 2024

Shell Helix Oilchange+ Offers Convenience, Transparency To Motorists


For many motorists, keeping up with regular vehicle oil changes can feel like a hassle. Between busy schedules, driving to the casa or the shop, and the inconvenience of sitting or even standing around and waiting for the service to be done, vehicle oil changes often get pushed to the back burner.

BYD Cars PH Joins ACMobility ACRE Movement


BYD Cars Philippines has become the latest automotive brand to join the ACMobility ACRE Movement, with the partnership signing between Ayala Land Incorporated and BYD Cars Philippines executives. Through the ACRE Movement’s Gift of Tree program, ALI’s carbon forest partners will plant and nurture one tree for every BYD vehicle sold starting this July.

Detractors Beware: The Honda City (Now With Honda SENSING) Is In Its Best Form


Many were sad when the Honda Jazz had to leave the country, me included. Honda Cars Philippines unofficially said ‘sorry’ when they brought in the City Hatchback. It’s not the Jazz but essentially, they’re the same—small hatchback packaging, 1.5-liter naturally-aspirated engine, creature comforts, ULTR seats, and a good set of safety features. Yet many people (not me) dismissed the City hatchback unfairly simply for not having the “Jazz” name.

Jetour Auto PH Expands Parts Warehouse, Beefs Up Customer Service Hotline


Jetour Auto Philippines, Inc. (JAPI) has taken concrete steps to make vehicle ownership as convenient and pleasurable as possible.

Porsche Panamera Breaks Own Record As Fastest Combustion Or Hybrid Luxury Car Around The Nürburgring Nordschleife


The Porsche Panamera has broken its own record as it lapped the Nürburgring Nordschleife in 7 minutes 24.17 seconds—5.64 seconds faster than the previous-generation model. This makes it the fastest luxury cars fitted with either combustion or hybrid powertrains.

Xforce.PH Is Your Gateway To Exclusive Deals, Promos On Mitsubishi's Newest Compact SUV


The Gateway Group, one of the leading automotive dealer groups in the Philippines opens a new exclusive website dedicated to the Mitsubishi Xforce: Xforce.PH.

Review: 2024 Mazda CX-5 AWD Sport


It’s hard to believe but the current second-generation Mazda CX-5 has been around for roughly eight years now. While it’s managed to outlast some relationships, it was birthed in a completely different world back then—electrification wasn’t a buzz word and no one took Chinese car brands seriously. Fast forward to today and you’ve got everyone and their uncle talking about hybrids (or EVs) and the Chinese have carved a solid five percent share of sales. It’s this sort of world the 2024 CX-5 finds itself in and one where, in some regard, it’s playing catch up.

July 22, 2024

Suzuki Auto PH Shows Off Ertiga Hybrid Taxi


Suzuki Philippines showed off what could be the country’s first (mild) hybrid taxi: the Suzuki Ertiga GA Taxi.

Stocks Of BYD Sealion 6 DM-i PHEV Have Arrived Ahead Of July 25 Launch


ACMobility, the official distributor of BYD electric vehicles in the Philippines, announces that the BYD Sealion 6 DM-i, the brand’s latest compact SUV and the first model to feature the new Super DM-i Technology, is now available for reservation days before it is launched in the country on July 25, 2024, at the Glorietta Activity Center.

VinFast PH Details Battery Subsciption Plan For VF5


Last week, VinFast Philippines finally priced their first market offering: the VF5 sub-compact EV SUV. Though the price is attractive enough at P 1,191,000, some may find it still a bit out of reach. This is where VinFast Philippines’ unique battery subscription plan comes in.

The Subaru Forester Is Safe. Even When Going Backward


The 2024 Subaru Forester continued its impressive streak of safety-related accolades by receiving the highest possible rating from the U.S.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for their latest rear crash prevention test.

GAC Motor Santa Rosa Opens Under Bermaz Auto Asia


Astara-led GAC Motor Philippines continues with their strategic expansion campaign, this time launching the GAC Motor Santa Rosa outlet through a partnership with Bermaz Auto Asia.

BMW Philippines Complete 3,000-km South Loop


BMW Philippines has completed the demanding southern leg of the Philippine Loop traversing over 3,000 kilometers in 13 days. This remarkable feat stands as a testament not only to the spirit and exploration skills of the team, but also to the exceptional fuel efficiency, comfort, and reliability offered by their BMW vehicles—the BMW 318i Touring, BMW X3 xDrive 20d Business, and the X5 xDrive 30d M Sport.

July 20, 2024

Toyota, Lexus Drops Prices Of HEV Line-Up Thanks To Executive Order 62


Toyota Motor Philippines becomes the latest carmaker to announce reduced pricing for their HEVs thanks to the passage of Executive Order No. 62 (Series 2024).

Geely's Change Of Distributor Announcement Is The Latest And, Likely Last, PR Blunder From SGAP


Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) has officially dropped the Geely brand. Despite ceasing being the Chinese brand’s official distributor of vehicles and parts since July 1, they only made the official announcement (posted on their official website) last Friday, July 19, 2024.

July 19, 2024

JAC Motors Is Ready To Re-Launch In The Philippines With 6 Dealers


Following its public preview at the 2024 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) in April, JAC Motors (pronounced ‘jack’ Motors) Philippines, another brand distributed through Astara announces significant progress in expanding its presence in the country.

July 18, 2024

BYD App Launched In Philippines Enhancing Ownership Experience


BYD Cars Philippines is strengthening its commitment to the Philippine market by launching the BYD App, a new mobile application that will elevate the overall customer ownership experience through the convenience of vehicle monitoring at the palm of your hands. The app is now available for download in both the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.

Hyundai Boosts Electrified Portfolio With Tucson Hybrid And Santa Fe Hybrid (w/ Specs)


Hyundai Motor Philippines has a momentum going on right now. Sales are up 40 percent for the first half of 2024, compared to the same period last year. They’re also looking at opening more dealerships outside of Metro Manila. Add to that, they have two new cars in their lineup, and they’re electrified. Meet the new Tucson Hybrid and Santa Fe Hybrid.

Lexus Stuffs GR Yaris's 304-Horsepower Engine Into LBX With Production Morizo RR


Lexus has finally done it. After showing it off as a concept at the Tokyo Auto Salon, Lexus has decided to put the special one-off Morizo edition into production as the Lexus LBX Morizo RR. Order books in Japan have been opened with customer delivers to start by late August.

Isuzu PH Announces 2024 Maintenance Savers Promo


Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) announces its latest customer-centric initiative, the 2024 Isuzu Maintenance Savers Promo, a nationwide promo designed to reward customers for pre-scheduling their service appointments. It underscores IPC’s commitment to customer satisfaction by offering significant savings on essential vehicle maintenance services.

Ford PH Recognizes Top Dealers In Sales, Service, Customer Experience


Ford Philippines recently recognized its top dealer partners in sales, service and customer experience during the 2024 Ford Dealer Convention.

Audi Offering Discounts Over P 1M Off On e-Tron EV Models


Discover the future of driving with Audi Philippines’ Electric Dreams Promo, featuring exclusive discounts of over P 1,000,000. Available only at the PGA Cars Studio in Greenhills from July 26 to 28, 2024, this limited-time offer is your chance to turn dreams into reality.

July 17, 2024

Hyundai Starts Assembly Of Kona Electric In Indonesia


Hyundai has rolled off its first-ever Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) built completely in Indonesia: the second-generation Konda Electric.

Toyota Gazoo Racing Philippine Cup Introduced Key Changes For More Excitement


The Vios Cup is no more. For its 10th year, the one-make race program that started in 2014 was revamped, and is now known as the Toyota Gazoo Racing Philippine Cup (TGR Philippine Cup). Along with the new name is a refresh of the events for the competing racers, as well as more possibilities in the future.