Thursday, August 16, 2018

Mazda Zoom Fest Extends Nationwide

With the recent success of its Zoom Fest test drive and model exhibit at the High Street, BGC last month, Mazda Philippines is now set to share the Zoom-Zoom vibe to the rest of the country as Zoom Fest rolls out to its 20 authorized dealerships nationwide.

Watch the 6 Things You Should Know About the 2019 Subaru Forester

The Forester is Subaru’s most important vehicle not just in the Philippines, but globally as well. We happen to attend its launch in Taiwan just a couple of weeks back, and you can read more about in our extensive coverage:

Volvo Adds Dynamic Handling with Simple Software Update

The time for software engineers to become this generation’s tuners has begun. Volvo Cars has found a way to increase torque distribution to the rear wheels of Volvo equipped with all-wheel drive with a simple software upgrade.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

DOE Says Euro 2 Fuels Not Necessarily More Pollutant Than Euro 4

The Department of Energy’s move to reintroduce Euro 2 fuels in a bit to curb the rising gas prices has met resistance from one unlikely source: the oil companies.

Grab Philippines Reminds Commuters: Don't Book Rides on EDSA

With the Expanded HOV Lane on EDSA currently in effect (despite the stand of the Philippine Senate and public outcry from the commuting public), Grab Philippines wasted no time in sending a “friendly reminder” to all their users: don’t book a ride on EDSA.

Look: LTO Goes Digital with New Motor Vehicle Plate, License Plate Scanner

The days of having a driver’s license made in shady shops around Recto will soon be over. The Land Transportation Office (LTO) is now moving law enforcement to the digital age with a new mobile phone-based scanner.

Lexus Philippines Brings in 2019 Lexus ES Luxury Sedan

Lexus Philippines officially launched the seventh-generation 2019 Lexus ES luxury sedan bringing with it a redefinition of comfort, refinement, and luxury in its class. Built atop a brand-new chassis, the Lexus ES allows for a more dynamic exterior design coupled with sharper performance and a level of craftsmanship rarely found in this segment.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Team CleanFuel/Motul-AutoPlus Dominates Third Round of Formula V1 Championships

Luis Gono of Team CleanFuel/Motul-Autoplus dominated the third round of the Formula V1 Championships held at the Clark International Speedway last weekend.

Expanded EDSA HOV Not Anymore a Dry Run

Oops, the MMDA did it again. While you weren’t looking, the MMDA decided to go full-blown in its implementation of the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) policy. From what was supposed to be a trial run, they’re going to implement it fines and all beginning Thursday, August 23, 2018.

No Turbo, No Problem: Can the 2019 Subaru Forester Out Drive the 2018 Forester XT?

When someone says turbo, power comes to mind. The power of speed, the power to push the limits, the power to break boundaries. In a way, this is what makes the Subaru Forester, particularly the turbocharged XT trim, special. But with the arrival of the all-new 2019 Forester, the turbo has bitten the dust not because Subaru is going mainstream, but because they figure: you don’t need it to be sporty.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Hyundai Kona: Celebrating Beauty and Design [ADVERTORIAL]

Beauty takes a moment to notice, but a lifetime to enjoy; it’s the first thing that everyone notices and the one the leaves the strongest impression. Great design is what elevates good cars into instant classics. For Hyundai, they’ve found their calling with Fluidic Sculpture, the iconic design philosophy that has won them praise and accolade the world over.

UPDATED: BMW Recalls 42 Models Including 320d and 520d Due to Fire Risk

UPDATE: BMW Philippines responds (8/14).

BMW is having a fiery time in South Korea as 27 vehicles from January to July including its popular 520d premium executive sedan started catching fire due to a faulty Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) system.

Honda Civic Type R Breaks Yet Another Lap Record (w/ Video)

In the fifth and final of a planned series of lap record attempts across Europe in 2018, Honda has set a new 2 min 10.19 sec record for a front wheel drive production car at the Hungaroring GP circuit in Hungary. During this occasion, the Civic Type R was driven by Formula One World Champion and current NSX Super GT driver, Jenson Button. The track holds special significance for Button, as the circuit where he won the first Grand Prix of his career with Honda in 2006.

Chevrolet Offers Deals on Colorado and Trailblazer Until September 30, 2018

The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), the exclusive importer and distributor of Chevrolet automobiles and parts in the country offers deals on select Colorado and Trailblazer models through its Rev Up & Roar: The Chevrolet Truck Month Promo.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

DOE Eyes Going Back to Euro 2 Emissions Standards to Curb Rising Pump Prices

The Department of Energy (DOE) is eyeing a shift back to cheaper, but dirtier fuel all in an attempt to curb the skyrocketing cost of fuel that’s causing record inflation rates.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Kia Grand Carnival Now Available with Optional Leather Seats

With its space and comfortable ride, the Kia Grand Carnival has made a name for itself as an ideal family vehicle and executive transport.

Mitsubishi Philippines Knocks P 300,000 Off the Pajero's Price for August

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation is making the venerable Pajero SUV more affordable this August.

Kia Philippines Hands Out Mid-Year After Sales Awards

Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC), the distributor of Kia vehicles in the Philippines, held its 2018 Mid-Year Aftersales Awards last July 27.

Hyundai Philippine Sales Gets a Boost from Kona

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, had its own ‘Kona Moment’ as the brand experienced its best performing month in 2018 thus far.

Ranger Drives Ford Philippines to Positive Sales Growth in July 2018

Ford Philippines announced that July retail sales improved 3 percent from the previous month to 2,177 vehicles, led by the Ranger, EcoSport, and Everest.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Ford Builds 10 Millionth Mustang

Ford is celebrating the production of its 10 millionth Mustang, America and the world’s best-selling sports car three years straight.

Modern Land Rovers Help You Calculate How Deep the Floods Are

Remember that Land Rover Defender that floated through the last heavy bout of rain? The one that became an overnight internet sensation? Well, that wouldn’t have happened if he were in a modern Land Rover.

Foton Philippines Donates TransVan HR Ambulance to Philippine Red Cross

Further assisting the delivery of prompt and quality medical attention to the public, Foton Philippines donated a brand-new TransVan HR (High Roof) Ambulance to the Philippine Red Cross at its 32nd Biennial National Convention.

Harley-Davidson of Manila Joins History Con 2018

Harley-Davidson of Manila commemorates the 115th anniversary of the iconic American brand as it joins the return of History Channel’s highly anticipated History Con in the Philippines from August 10 to 12, 2018 at the World Trade Center.

Mazda, AIST, Saudi Aramco to Develop Next-Generation Engine Technology

Mazda is moving forward with the development of the internal combustion engine yet again. While Skyactiv-X already seems like the “Holy Grail” of internal combustion engines, the automaker is looking at yet another next-generation technology which will make them even more fuel efficient.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Subaru Invests in Virtual Reality to Boost Dealership Experience

Subaru showrooms across the 8 markets handled by Motor Image are going high-tech. Announced at the regional launch of the all-new 2019 Forester, the automaker is also investing heavily in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) to create a more interactive experience at its showrooms.

Mitsubishi to Boost Xpander Production to Cut Waiting Lists

Responding to its strong demand across the ASEAN region, Mitsubishi Motors has announced that it will be increasing the production of its Xpander MPV at its Bekasi, Indonesia manufacturing plant.

HARI Hosts First Commercial Vehicle Skills Olympics

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) hosted the very first World Skill Olympics for commercial vehicle distributors in the Asia and Pacific region last July 19, 2018. Held at the Hyundai Logistics Center (HLC) in Calamba, Laguna, 12 of the Region’s top service technicians from the Philippines, Vietnam, and Myanmar competed for the privilege to represent Asia Pacific at the First Technical Truck and Bus World Skills Olympics in Korea in October.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Review: 2018 Volkswagen Lavida 230 TSI Comfortline

Do you remember a time when compact cars used to be simple? A time when luxury features meant having a leather tiller, an automatic climate control system, and rear parking sensors? A time when they used to cost a smidgen above the one-million-peso mark? Well, get ready for a bit of nostalgia this 2018 with the Lavida—Volkswagen’s new, but old-school feeling compact sedan.

Subaru Reveals Launch Timeline, Variants, Specs of 2019 Forester for Philippine Market (w/ 21 Photos)

Motor Image, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles across 8 countries in Asia has officially launched the all-new 2019 Forester in the region.
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