Saturday, October 20, 2018

Public Service Announcement: Do Not Join the Mass Registration (Protest) Planned on Monday


Hey guys, we’re all passionate about this LTO crackdown on modified vehicles, but let cool heads prevail. It’s been reported that a mass registration is planned for Monday, October 22, 2018 at the LTO East Avenue as a sort of “protest action.” Please, goodness sake, DO NOT JOIN SUCH PROTEST ACTION.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Hyundai Philippines Brings in Facelifted 2018 Tucson (w/ Specs)


Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines brings in the updated 2018 Tucson. It brings much-needed aesthetic and mechanical changes that helps it compete in the crowded compact crossover segment.

Ford is Building 350 More Ford GT Supercars


With over 6,500 applicants racing up to own one of 1,000 Ford GTs, it was inevitable that not everyone would get one. To rectify that, Ford just announced that they’re increasing production of its famed supercar to 1,350 vehicles.

Hyundai Bags Another Design Award for Kona and Santa Fe


Hyundai has once again received recognition for the all-new 2019 Santa Fe and the 2018 Kona, this time from the Industrial Designers Society of America or IDSA.

Nissan Can Make You Spend P 70 Million in Less than 30 Minutes


If you happen to find yourself at the swanky Ginza area of Tokyo, swing by Nissan Crossing to take a glimpse of the P 56-million Nissan GT-R50 by Italdesign, the 50-unit limited production supercar that commemorates the 50th anniversary of both the GT-R and Italdesign.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Philippine Market Fiesta, EcoSport Not Affected by European Engine Problems


Ford Philippines is assuring its customers that vehicles fitted with the 1.0-liter EcoBoost locally are not, in anyway, affected by the engine overheating issue affecting United Kingdom units.

Toyota Motor Philippines to Bring Tj Cruiser Concept


Toyota Motor Philippines is presenting its vision of “Future Mobility” at the upcoming 7th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS). Running from Wednesday, October 24 to Sunday, 28, 2018 at the World Trade Center, the biggest carmaker in the country joins 16 other CAMPI brands in this biennial show.

Over 400 Iloilo Drivers Get Safe Driver Training with Ford Driving Skills for Life


Over 400 private and public utility drivers in Iloilo were trained to be smarter and safer drivers under Ford’s Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program.

Mazda Teases 2019 Mazda3; Global Reveal Slated in November


In a lead up to its global reveal at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Mazda has ramped up their striptease of the all-new 2019 Mazda3. The first is a short video released today.

Foton Philippines Saves You Up to 40 Percent in Maintenance Cost


With their complete shift to Euro 4 compliant Cummins engines for their truck line, Foton Philippines is now touting their 2018 line-up as their most advanced, most reliable, and most affordable to maintain yet.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The LTO Should Read This: Car Modification for Dummies


Okay, so the LTO has finally clarified that all modifications prejudicial to road and environmental safety, including rim sizes, is subject to Department Order 2010-32. We won’t waste our time posting a selfie video of ourselves doing an interview, but instead we just decided to bust up some myths which can probably help the LTO in coming up with some proper guidelines.

LTO Just Made Modifying Your Vehicle a Lot Harder


The LTO, various off-road clubs, and 4x4 enthusiasts held a dialogue to flesh out what the government agency calls the “arbitrary and subjectively apprehending of modified vehicles.” To this end, the LTO clarifies that they are not arbitrarily and subjectively apprehending owners of modified vehicles. However, this will not stop them from implementing an existing law.

Hyundai Philippines Throws Full Support for PUV Modernization Program


Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai passenger cars and commercial vehicles (CV) in the Philippines, unveiled its new Hyundai Modern Jeepney at the Hyundai Power Solutions Business Mobility Expo held at the LausGroup Event Centre in San Fernando, Pampanga.

Honda Offering City and Civic at Discounts During 4-Day Sale


Why don’t you skip the skinny jeans at that mall-wide sale this weekend and head over to your nearest Honda Car dealership instead.

Philippine International Motor Show 2018 is What the Car Industry Needs to Wake Up


As a whole, the Philippine automotive industry isn’t doing well. Citing factors such as the increase in new vehicle excise tax, rise in both inflation and fuel prices, and the devaluation of the peso, CAMPI says that they’re bracing for either a flat or negative growth for 2018.

Ford Brings Ranger Raptor on Its First Public Test Drive Tour


Ford Philippines is expanding coverage of the Ford Island Conquest this month to reach more customers in Metro Manila as well as in North and South Luzon.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The LTO Doesn't Know Cars and That's a Problem


The LTO just opened a can of worms. After a crackdown on modified 4x4s (and the resulting backlash on social media), they’ve doubled down and said that they’re doing this in the interest of safety. And while they can cling on legal basis for their actions, they also know jack shit about cars and that’s going to cost you.

Foton Philippines Beefs Up After Sales Service with Service Truck


United Asia Automotive Group, Inc. (UAAGI), the official distributor of Foton in the Philippines strengthens its aftersales service capability and reach with the new EC Mobile Service Truck program.

Is the Ford Everest 2.2 Titanium+ the Perfect City Slicker SUV?


What is it like to drive a truck? Well, give the Ford Everest a try and it’ll give you a pretty good idea. While the Everest is now a common sight on the streets of Manila, it’s completely different to actually drive one.

Foton Philippines Remains Resilient in 2018 Despite TRAIN


United Asia Automotive Group, Inc. (UAAGI), the official distributor of Foton vehicles in the Philippines remains bullish with regard to its performance heading into the third quarter of 2018. As a lead up to the Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS), UAAGI outlined its various plans and products that will see them through 2018 and beyond.

Toyota Prius Recall Hits Philippines As Well


Toyota’s global recall for its hybrid Prius models has finally reached the Philippines. An advisory from Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) confirms that several Prius models have an issue with its wiring harness, which, if left unchecked, can cause a risk of fire.

Good News to Grab Drivers: Toyota Philippines Offering Special Perks, Discounts


Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is now making it more cost-effective for Grab partner-drivers to buy and maintain a Toyota vehicle. Though TMP’s affiliate, Toyota Financial Services Philippines (TFSPH), Grab partner-drivers now have access to exclusive ownership packages.

Nissan Opens in Zamboanga City


Fresh from its announcement of an unprecedented 38 percent growth in 2018, Nissan Philippines, Inc., is expanding its footprint with the official inauguration of a new dealership located in Zamboanga City.

Monday, October 15, 2018

2019 Mitsubishi Strada Set for November 9 Global Launch


Mark your calendars: Mitsubishi Motors has just revealed that the 2019 Strada (aka Triton aka L200) will make its global debut on November 9, 2018. Along with this announcement, Mitsubishi Motors has also released a new teaser photo.

Subaru Just Updated the Impreza and XV for 2019


Subaru has given its Impreza compact sedan and XV compact crossover a minor refresh for the 2019 model year. Though the changes are so far limited to its home country of Japan, these minuscule changes may find its way eventually to export markets such as the Philippines.

Here's Your Complete 2019 Ford Ranger Specs and Brochure


The much-anticipated 2019 Ford Ranger and first-ever Ranger Raptor made a huge splash last September. In fact, it’s already in the middle of an ongoing public test drive tour. Funny thing though is that no one was able to get hold of the complete specs/brochure of all 2019 variants…until now.

Is the PUV Modernization Program Doomed to Fail?


Is the PUV Modernization doomed to fail? The initial signs are worrisome as the pioneering cooperative, SETSCO is bleeding money, a report published in Entrepreneur Philippines.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Is There Legal Basis for the LTO's Crackdown on Modified 4x4s?


It took us a while to get into this issue mainly because we didn’t want to sound like a spokesperson for the DOTr or the LTO. Thus, we had to dig deep and find out for ourselves the legal basis (if any) for the LTO’s apprehension of modified vehicles, especially 4x4s and off-roaders.

Friday, October 12, 2018

MG Philippines to Introduce 3 Models By Year-End 2018


In line with its partnership with The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), MG Philippines enters the local market with the introduction of 3 new passenger vehicles: the MG RX5 compact SUV, the MG 6 sedan, and the MG ZS crossover.

Mazda Philippines Gives Sneak Peek of 2019 Models


At a gathering of its 6 recognized car clubs, Bermaz Auto Philippines, the official distributor of Mazda vehicles in the country showcased its newest “Mazda Collection.” This year, the collection consists of the 2019 Mazda6, MX-5, and CX-9 models. These three will take centerstage at Mazda’s display at the Philippine International Motor Show or PIMS running from October 24 to 28, 2018.

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