Friday, December 4, 2020

Ford PH has Sold More than 10,000 Ranger Raptors

Ford Philippines is marking its 10,000th Ranger Raptor customer milestone this month, two years since the launch of its performance pick-up truck in the country, signifying its strong foothold in the local pick-up truck segment.

The Brio is Honda Cars PH's Best-Selling Model This Year (So Far)

Amidst the clamor for affordable personal mobility, Honda Cars Philippines noted a shift in consumer demand for their automobiles this year.

Last Call for the Honda Civic Type R with a P 180k Cash Discount

Honda Cars Philippines is getting into the Christmas spirit with its Feel the Magic this Holiday Season promo. Selected models and variants get cash discounts and other special offers until December 31, 2020.

Get Up to P 200k Discount on SsangYong Models

Owning a SsangYong is now easier than ever with cash discounts and zero downpayment schemes until the end of December.

Kia PH is Cutting P 80k Off the Soluto This Christmas

To round up the year, Kia Philippines continues to share the gift of mobility as they dish exciting offers and deals to celebrate the Christmas month. For December, the Soluto, Seltos, and the K2500 spearhead the attractive offers to last until the end of the month. 

Happy 30th Birthday, Lamborghini Diablo

Lamborghini celebrates the 30th Anniversary of the Diablo this year, one of the most iconic models in the history of super sports cars, and originally on the market from January 1990.

Mitsubishi PH Upgrades Christmas Dream Car Promo with Two Months of Free Amortization

There are now more reasons to celebrate the month of December as Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation upgrades its Mitsubishi Christmas Dream Car Promo. Customers can now avail of free two months amortization for the Mitsubishi Xpander and Mirage G4 on top of its low down payment plan.

The Mazda CX-30 Made My 6-Hour Stop-and-Go Traffic Commute Bearable

A few weeks back, when I got a sneak peek at the BT-50 Pangolin, I had quite an experience heading back from what was just an hour-long shoot. Just as I reached the entrance of the South Luzon Expressway, I got wind that a girder fell off the Skyway, causing a monstrous jam. By the time I hit the Carmona area, it was already stop-and-go traffic. The result was a six-hour drive—four and a half on the expressway, and one and a half on EDSA just to get back home. It was, not just a test of bladder control (zero pee breaks, ye all), but of bodily endurance as well. It’s also times like this when I realized that all Mazda’s talk about Jinba-Ittai and Skyactiv-Vehicle Architecture talk is real. Believe the hype.

This LEGO Jeep Wrangler is Ready for All Kinds of Desktop Adventures

Jeep and Lego revealed its newest Lego Technic model—the Wrangler Rubicon. Designed to emulate the iconic look, design, and off-road capabilities of the actual vehicle, this first-ever Lego model of a Jeep SUV is ready to face any epic bookshelf or desktop adventure.

Thursday, December 3, 2020

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Diesel Now Has 200 Horsepower

Last August, Mazda updated its CX-5 for the North American market. The refresh primarily centers around its infotainment system with the compact SUV now benefitting from the second-generation Mazda Connect (also seen in the CX-30 and Mazda3). Now, Japan gets the very same updates but adds powertrain improvements to the mix as well.

The Next Mazda2 May be Based off the European Toyota Yaris

Mazda may be replacing its Mazda2 sub-compact car with one based off the European Toyota Yaris in a bid to meet Europe’s increasingly strict emissions regulations.

Mitsubishi PH Launches New Service App

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation takes its ongoing commitment to elevate customer satisfaction to new heights as it launches a new service scheduling mobile application.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Buy a Subaru This December, Get a Free Limited Edition STI Watch

Motor Image Pilipinas, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the Philippines is revving up for the holiday season by offering a limited-edition STI x Citizen sports chronograph for every new vehicle purchase.

Buy One, Take One, P 750k in Discounts with Carousell's Christmas OverDRIVE

Carousell (formerly OLX), one of the world’s largest and fastest growing online classifieds, is holding the “Christmas OverDRIVE”, a holiday campaign gathering the best vehicles, automobiles, parts, and accessories deals online.

Hyundai and Kia Show Off Next-Generation All-Electric Platform

Hyundai Motor Group, the parent company of Hyundai and Kia has shown off its all-new dedicated battery electric vehicle (BEV) platform called the Electric-Global Modular Platform or E-GMP. Serving as the core technology of Hyundai and Kia’s next-generation electric vehicle line-up, it will be used for the first time in the upcoming 2021 Ioniq 5.

Berjaya, Bermaz Takes Over Peugeot Distributorship in Malaysia

Groupe PSA has awarded the sole distributorship of its Peugeot, Citroen, and DS brands in Malaysia to Berjaya Auto Alliance Sdn Bhd (“BAASB”)—a joint-venture between Berjaya Corporation Berhad and Bermaz Auto Berhad. This is after current distributor, the Naza Group has opted to give it up as part of a business transformation plan.

This Logistics Company Bought 3 Foton Trucks, and They Got Another Absolutely Free

Heralded among commercial vehicles, and living up to its campaign of “Empowering Your Business,” Foton Motor Philippines, Inc. (FMPI) has been strengthening the mobility for a wide number of private companies from various businesses. Providing strong engines mated with tough chassis and bodies, Foton offers maximum value in mobility investments, as logistics company Asian Ventures General Services Inc. has witnessed.

Lalamove Reiterates Its Zero Tolerance for Illegal Drugs, Substances

Lalamove and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) signed a Memorandum of Agreement to strengthen the coordination against drug proliferation in the country.

Honda is the First Japanese Brand to Win German Car of the Year

Honda’s first battery electric vehicle for Europe, the Honda e, has been named ‘German Car of the Year 2021’ in the country’s prestigious annual Car of the Year Awards, becoming the first vehicle from a Japanese brand to do so. The car also won in the ‘New Energy’ category.

This Couple Racked Up More Than 660,000 Kilometers in Their Mitsubishi Mirage

When Minnesota-based couple Jerry and Janice Huot looked for a fuel-efficient replacement to their Cadillac, they ended up getting a then-brand-new 2014 Mirage. Today, they’ve driven “Purple Won”—the name of their hatchback over 414,000 miles (666,268 kilometers).

SMC Shows Us That Traffic Was "Smooth" On First Day of Cashless Toll Collection

San Miguel Corporation reported that traffic along its expressways and toll plazas was generally smooth on the first morning of implementation of government’s mandate for 100 percent cashless toll collection.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Mercedes-Benz PH's Yuletide Deals Cuts Prices as Much as P 2M

Mercedes-Benz is set to end the year on a high note. The brand welcomes December with its Yuletide Deals to help you get the best gift for yourself and for your loved ones. Head to any Mercedes-Benz showroom and check attractive offers available until December 31 only.

Isuzu PH Marks First Modern PUV Turnover Since the Start of Quarantine Restrictions

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), the country’s leading manufacturer and distributor of brand-new trucks, continues its efforts to support the government’s Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) to bring safer, more efficient, more convenient, and more environmentally sustainable transport systems to the Filipinos.

Peugeot is Going to Torture Test Its 2021 Landtrek Pickup Truck

Early this year, Peugeot introduced the Landtrek, a pickup truck engineered by the French automaker’s Chinese JV partner, Changan. With neither brand a household name in the pickup truck segment, Peugeot decided to take the Landtrek on a grueling 26,000-kilometer journey to test its strengths and capabilities.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Toyota Motor PH Extends Parts Discount, Rebates for Typhoon-Affected Owners

Toyota Motor Philippines is extending support to customers affected by Typhoon Ulysses with either parts and labor discounts, or additional rebates if you plan to trade-in your flooded unit.

Honda Cars Kalookan is Back

After the Yuchengo-led House of Investments (HI) closed down several of their Honda Cars dealerships including Kalookan last June 1, 2020, the Japanese carmaker announces that one of its premier locations, Kalookan is back.

Let's Complete Our 365 Days of Journey with Another 365!

For the mileage we’ve been through this year, Jeep Philippines is giving out up to P 365,000 discount on the Jeep Compass this December. That’s right, be able to drive home a brand-new Jeep before this year comes to a close!

Honda Cars PH Offers Special Financing Options for 2021 City, BR-V

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. is announcing a special financing discount, along with other exciting deals in partnership with BPI Family Savings Bank under the “BPI Family Auto Loan Exclusive Partner Offers”. 

Sunday, November 29, 2020

First Impressions: 2021 Changan Alsvin 1.5 Platinum DCT

The name, Alsvin has certainly raised some eyebrows. At first, it seems this new sub-compact sedan from Changan has a typo in its name. While the automaker has provided no definitive reason behind its name, “Alsvin,” is actually a mythical Norse horse which also happens to mean, “swift.” Now, whether that’s an intentional shot across Suzuki’s bow is something best left to the imagination.

SMC President Appeals for Further Extension for RFID Installation

Given the continued high volume of applications for RFID electronic toll collection stickers, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) president Ramon S. Ang is appealing to the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to consider a further extension for motorists of its order to implement 100 percent cashless transactions at all expressways.

The Mazda CX-30 is Thailand's Car of the Year

Thai journalists have spoken, and they’ve picked the Mazda CX-30 as the Thailand Car of the Year. Organized by a judging panel of over 60 automotive journalists comprising the Thai Automotive Journalists Association, Mazda’s compact crossover bested 133 other cars to win the top honor.

The Geely Coolray was October's Best-Selling 5-Seater Sub-Compact SUV

Geely Philippines is closing out the year on a high note as it welcomed Q4 with a great number of Geely Coolray sales in October. Based on the latest reports by CAMPI and AVID, Geely has landed on the number 1 spot in the country’s 5-seater subcompact crossover segment for the month of October where in Geely sold 205 units.

The Hyundai Kona's Now Priced to Compete with Chinese Crossovers

Hyundai Asia Resources, Incorporated (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai Passenger Cars (PC) gives MORE this Christmas with the MerrygaLOW Promo. Get big cash savings for this season’s family favorites: the Starex, Kona, Accent, and Reina until December 31, 2020.

J&T Express Acquires Hino Truck Units for Improved Delivery, Logistics

Recognizing the importance of small to medium trucks in meeting the rising demand for online shopping and parcel delivery across the country, Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), the exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the Philippines, recently turned over seven units of the Hino 300 series to local courier service, J&T Express Philippines.

As Cars Continue to Grow, Parking Space Sizes Have Not

Car owners are being left with almost no room to squeeze out of their cars as cars have grown by as much as 55 percent since the 1970s, yet parking space sizes have remained the same. This is according to U.K.-based automotive shopping site, CarGurus.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Kia Philippines Launches Virtual Showroom

While Kia Philippines is keen on reducing the risk of getting exposed to the coronavirus with all the strict safety and health protocols (which assure customers that every facility and personnel meet or exceed prevailing health guidelines to reduce their exposure to the minimum), they’re still creating more ways to address and surpass the demands of its customers during these times.

Maxus PH's New Compact SUV is All About Endless Possibilities

Despite the challenges and obstacles that faced the entire automotive industry this 2020, Maxus Philippines has proven to be an unstoppable force, forging ahead with its dealership network expansion and new vehicle launch—first with the G50 MPV, and now with the D60 compact SUV.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Here are Prices, Specs of Changan PH's Newest Vehicles (w/ Brochures)

The newest player in the Philippines, Changan Motor Philippines has finally revealed the pricing of their five launch models.

Yes, Toyota Will Now Sell You a Foot-Operated Sanitizer Stand

We’ve seen enterprising Filipinos come up with their own version, but nothing beats one manufactured using the Toyota Production System. It’s for this reason that you can now buy your very own Toyota made “Shodoku Taishi”—a foot-operated sanitizer stand.

Hyundai Teases All-New SUV: the 2021 Bayon

Hyundai Motor has the newest member of its growing SUV family the Bayon. Destined for the European market, it will be launched in the first half of 2021. It will be an all-new model, and will be considered as an important addition to the current Hyundai line-up.

Chevron PH Appoints New Country Chairman

Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants, has appointed Billy Liu as its new country chairman and general manager. He succeeded Louie Zhang, who recently retired after 31 years of service in the company.

So Why Did Mazda PH Choose the Pangolin as the BT-50's Spirit Animal?

2020 has been one hell of a year. With a global pandemic still surging and economic crises afflicting most nations around the world, it’s been a dire effort for anyone to keep a sound, positive outlook. Add to that, the Philippines has just gone through two intense typhoons, taking with it most of whatever morale is left of our countrymen. Amidst all this, the automotive industry has chosen to move forward, with brands launching vehicles one after the other, offering support to the health and public sector, and getting involved in charitable activities. 

Suzuki Auto Opens in Marikina

Suzuki Philippines Inc. (SPH) welcomes another dealership in their roster. With the grand opening of Suzuki Auto Marikina (SA Marikina), a member of the ANC+ Group of Companies, Suzuki is now more reachable and accessible to residents within the vicinity of Marikina City and its neighboring communities.

Ford, Subaru May Soon Face Their Own Fuel Pump Recalls

Brace yourselves for more recalls surrounding Denso fuel pumps. In what could be another “Takata-level” recall, the Japanese parts supplier is adding more than 1.5 million units to its growing list of fuel pumps that may stop working altogether.

The Mahindra Thar, a Wrangler-Inspired SUV, Just Beat Jeep in Crash Tests

How’s this for irony? When Mahindra debuted their body-on-frame SUV, the 2021 Thar, people pointed out that it was more than a homage to the Jeep Wrangler; it was a downright clone. Regardless, it did prove that it does one thing better than the real Jeep: crash safety.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

2021 Toyota Rush Now Comes with 7 Seats as Standard

Toyota Motor Philippines is updating its entry-level SUV, the Rush for 2021. Retailing at Toyota’s 70 dealerships across the country starting November 26, 2021 Rush now features three rows of seats as standard.

Nissan Introduces the 2021 Terra

Nissan has just given its Terra a major revamp for 2021. In a break from tradition, it was launched first in the Middle East—a brand-new market for Nissan’s mid-sized 7-seater SUV, where it takes on a different name: X-Terra. Regardless, it brings a bolder style and increased levels of technology. 

Nissan Will Take on "Timeless Japanese Futurism" as Its Design Language

Nissan is looking to adapt its “Timeless Japanese Futurism” concept on more models. Starting with the Ariya EV crossover, the minimalist design is now on the third-generation 2021 Note hatchback as well.

Geely Has Now Sold Over 10 Million Vehicles

Geely Auto was founded in 1997 by Founder, and now Chairman, Li Shufu who believed in the potential of the Chinese automotive market as consumers transitioned from bicycles to motorbikes to automobiles.

Even After 5 Years, That Toyota Fortuner 2.8 LTD 4x2 Will Still be Worth P 1.122M*

Other carmakers may have more toys, but Toyota is leveraging the power of its brand (and the ethos of quality, durability, and reliability behind it) to sell cars. Case in point is this new offer for would-be new Fortuner and new Hilux owners.