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Saturday, April 1, 2023

Kia Philippines Can Bring In The EV9 But Only If...

Showgoers, both the media and the public, swarmed Kia’s first all-electric, three-row SUV, the Kia EV9 at the 2023 Seoul Mobility Show. This means Kia has a potential hit on their hands, and it’s something Kia Philippines cannot afford not to notice.

Friday, March 31, 2023

Next-Gen Ford Territory Starts At P 1.335M, Reservation Books Open

Ford Philippines has officially kicked off the launch of the next-generation Ford Territory in the country as the SUV becomes available on Ford’s online reservation portal.

2024 Porsche Cayenne To Debut New Dash Concept

The refreshed Porsche Cayenne, due out globally on April 18, will feature a new display and control concept: The Porsche Driver Experience. It consists of a fully digital display that’s focused on the driver’s axis, while most important controls are grouped around the steering wheel.

Toyota Motor PH Offers Motorist Assistance For Holy Week

The roads will be seeing more vehicles in the coming days as Filipinos travel for the Holy Week break. To help motorists safely navigate their way to their destinations, mobility leader Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is offering a free pre-Holy Week vehicle safety inspection service.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Yaris Is Latest Toyota Nameplate To Reach 10 Million Cumulative Sales

The Yaris nameplate has reached 10 million cumulative global sales, joining the ranks of other esteemed Toyota models including Corolla, Camry, RAV4, Hilux, and Land Cruiser. 

Hyundai Spices Up The Executive Sedan Segment With 2024 Sonata

After showing off its head-turning style and revealing its initial specifications, Hyundai revealed more details about the updated eighth-generation Sonata.

Kia To Start Offering Unlockable Features With The 2024 EV9

When Kia introduced its new logo and the tagline, Movement That Inspires, it also signified a shift in their mentality. From a traditional automaker, focused on manufacturing, Kia is aspiring to become a mobility solutions provider.

2024 Revuelto Is Lamborghini's First Super Sport V12-Powered Plug-In Hybrid

In time for their 60th anniversary, Lamborghini has unveiled the Revuelto, their first-ever V12 super sports hybrid plug-in and the direct replacement of the Aventador.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

MINI Driving Experience 2023 Heats Up Clark International Speedway

Mini Philippines hosted nearly 100 Mini customers, media, and valued partners for a day of driving thrills at the Mini Driving Experience 2023 at Clark International Speedway with racing veteran Georges Ramirez.

Jeep PH Launches 2023 Grand Cherokee L For P 5.490M (w/ Specs)

The Jeep life is a life well-lived. It is defined by passion, adventure, but most of all, it is one that is shaped by individuality and forging one’s own path. It’s also about making and leaving a mark in the course of the journey and striking a true balance in creating a memorable life. This is the legacy that is represented by the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee L, the brand’s premiere SUV designed to be the classic epitome of luxury that is meant to be shared across generations.’

GAC Motor PH To Debut EMKOO At Manila International Auto Show

GAC Motor, now distributed in the Philippines by Astara, returns to the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) with its full range of vehicles, including the local debut of the first-ever GAC Emkoo.

Geely PH Expands To Region 1 With La Union Outlet

Sojitz G Auto Philippines Corporation (SGAP), Geely’s official local distributor, celebrates the inauguration of its dealership in Rosario La Union, officially marking the presence of Geely in the province. 

The 2023 Ford Ranger Tremor Is Built For Off-Roading

We’re starting to lose count of the number of Ranger variants Ford has come up with. In just a week, the brand that only seems to care about its pickup truck range has released the Ranger Stormtrak and the Ranger Wildtrak X. Now joining that growing fleet is the Ranger Tremor.

Kia Re-Thinks Vehicle Design, Manufacture In Its Quest For Carbon Neutrality

Kia’s commitment to become a leader in sustainable mobility will be extending beyond zero-emission EV drivetrains. The Korean automaker has declared a roadmap to reduce its overall carbon emissions by 7 percent by 2030 compared to 2019 figures, 70 percent by 2045, and full carbon neutrality by 2045.

Kia Brings Fresh Thinking And Tech To Three-Row SUVs With First-Ever EV9

Kia’s follow-up to its award-winning EV6 is this: the first-ever EV9. Its first three-row fully electric SUV brings fresh thinking, design, and technology to the segment while also spearheading the brand’s transformation to a sustainability mobility solutions provider in the electrified era.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Honda Cars Philippines Names New President

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) recently introduced its new president, Ms. Rie Miyake. Miyake succeeds Mr. Masahiko Nakamura who will assume a new post in Honda Cars Korea effective April 1.

Hyundai Before Service Preps Your Car For The Summer

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) is offering free vehicle check-ups at all authorized Hyundai outlets nationwide until April 10 under its Hyundai Before Service. This initiative, which started last March 20, aims to keep customers’ vehicles performing optimally by taking a proactive stance to detect and address potential trouble areas. It is a way for the brand to offer added peace of mind, and more notably, promote a culture of safe driving through simple emergency and self-service tips.

Power Up With Shell To Make Your Summer Journeys More Rewarding

Every Filipino driver knows that hitting the road is more than just a means to an end – it’s an adventure. And when it comes to fueling up, you don’t settle for anything less. With Shell, you’ll have more reason to go out and enjoy the summer season because going 100 percent has never been more rewarding.

In-Car Games, Soc Med Integration Fall Out Of Favor With Drivers

Forget in-car social media and games. According to the latest Connected Features Interest Survey Report carried out by TechInsights, driving-related functionalities, particularly those surrounding parking, is preferred by drivers as an in-car connected service.

Your New Mazda Will Be Produced Using Renewable Energy

Your brand-new Mazda is produced, in part, by renewable energy as the carmaker finalized an “offsite corporate power purchase agreement” or PPA with the Chugoku Electric Power to use solar power for the carmaker’s assembly lines in Japan. The use of solar power in its vehicle production will help Mazda achieve its carbon neutrality goals.

Nissan PH Touts LEAF's V2X Capability For Disaster Resilence

In a joint effort to bolster the Blue Switch program, Nissan Philippines and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) held a ceremonial signing of agreement to announce their partnership. The partnership will demonstrate the Nissan Leaf’s capabilities as an efficient yet sustainable aid for disaster response to natural calamities and gives an avenue for Nissan Philippines and PDRF to exchange knowledge and information to explore better ways in addressing disasters.

What Features Do Women Look For In A Brand-New Car?

When it comes to cars, safety is the single most important feature desired by women, according to a global survey commissioned by South African insurer 1st for Women with members of the global Women’s World Car of the Year (WWCOTY) jury. Carried out by South African WWCOTY juror Charleen Clarke, the survey has found that practicality, performance, and space are all tied in second place.

Monday, March 27, 2023

All-New 2023 BMW 7 Series Launches In The Philippines With Prices Starting At P 8.990M

BMW is moving its flagship luxury sedan, the 7 Series, into an age shaped by sustainability and digitalization. With that, the all-new model, codenamed G70, aims to push comfort and experience to new, forward-thinking ways.

Mazda PH Introduces Limited Edition BT-50 4x2 Black Edition

Mazda Philippines launches the BT-50 4x2 AT Black Edition, a new, value-packed BT-50 variant that enhances the style and sophistication of Mazda’s critically-acclaimed pickup truck. Priced identically to the standard BT-50 4x2 AT variant at P 1,430,000, it comes as a factory-installed, no-cost option for the first 50 customers.

2023 BMW X7 Gains Aggressive New Look, Hybrid Power For P 9.890M (w/ Specs)

Ahead of the launch of its newest flagship sedan, the all-new 7 Series, SMC Asia Car Distributors Corporation has also brought in the refreshed version of its most luxury SUV: the BMW X7.

Hyundai Gives The Sonata Its Sportiest Re-Design For 2024

The heavily revised 2024 Sonata will be Hyundai’s centerpiece at the upcoming Seoul Mobility Show, and it heralds its sportiest re-design ever. Basically, it has been re-born as a dynamic sedan with a low-slung look, aggressive styling, and future-oriented technology.

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Don't Get Stuck With A Dead Battery During This Road Trip Season

With Holy Week fast approaching, it’ll be one of the busiest travel seasons. Traveling by plane often means leaving a vehicle in an airport parking lot. After a long journey home, airport delays, battles with heavy luggage, and long lines, exhausted travelers could be faced with a further delay in getting home: a dead battery. The high-power demands of modern vehicles and the drain from parasitic loads such tracking devices and alarms means that a battery can potentially become dead in a matter of days.

Mutt Motorcycles Set To Open White Plains Showroom

Fans of British mobility brands will have a new reason to celebrate as Mutt Motorcycles is set to open a new location in Metro Manila. The Birmingham, UK-based custom vintage motorcycle specialist will be opening along Katipunan Avenue in White Plains, Quezon City on Easter Sunday, April 15.

Review: 2023 Honda HR-V RS Turbo Honda SENSING

You are looking at the best variant of the current-generation Honda HR-V. Having driven the base HR-V S (and even pitting it against the Hyundai Creta) and the mid-grade HR-V V Turbo, I can now, with absolute certainty, say that those variants simply pale in comparison to the HR-V RS Turbo. Generally, I’m allergic to recommending a variant that’s been dolled up by a body kit and a few extra features, but Honda’s actually dug deep to make this not just the best iteration of the HR-V yet, but one of the best compact crossovers around.

Cooper Tires Now Distributed In The Philippines By Goodyear

Goodyear Philippines, Inc. is now the official distributor of Cooper Tires in the Philippines. This follows the news that Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company acquired Cooper Tire Rubber Company in 2021. The move will create a strong US manufacturer, combining both companies’ strengths with an increased presence in distribution and retail channels.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Is Chery Auto Philippines Launching An Electrified Tiggo 7 Pro At MIAS?

It looks like Chery Auto Philippines is ready to expand its electrified vehicle offering with the Tiggo 7 Pro in the coming months.

Hyundai Mobility Experience Heads To SM Aura In BGC

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) is at the SM Aura Premier in BGC from March 24 to 26. This is the first stop of the brand’s Hyundai Mobility Experience which will be a tour of different local cities designed to give more Filipinos access to see and experience its new generation of models.