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Sunday, September 26, 2021

6 Ways The Nissan Navara VE Calibre 4x2 Ticks All The Boxes For A Pickup Truck

The culmination of over 80 years of pickup truck expertise, Nissan Philippines certainly brings their A-game with the new Navara. And while most of the attention if focused on the top-of-the-line Navara PRO-4X (read the full review here), here’s a little secret: the mid-range Navara VE Calibre 4x2 priced at just P 1.336 million, is just as good.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Toyota Starts Exporting LHD Raize SUV; PH Prices Could Start At Just 900k

It seems the possibility of seeing the all-new Toyota Raize on local roads is getting greater and greater by the day. The latest evidence? This.

Vaccinated? Honda Is Giving You Service Discounts, Free Vehicle Disinfection

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) announces its Modern-Day Heroes promo. This special deal runs from September 20 to October 20, 2021, at select Honda Cars authorized dealerships.

Friday, September 24, 2021

2022 Lexus ES Arrives In the Philippines With A Starting Price Of P 3.758M (w/ Specs)

Lexus has finally launched the 2022 Lexus ES mid-sized premium sedan for the Philippines after a short tease. Order books are now open with customer deliveries to start by the fourth quarter of this year.

San Miguel Corporation Breaks Ground On PAREX

Just a few days after it was awarded the proponent status of the Pasig River Expressway (PAREX), San Miguel Corporation has broken ground on the 19.37-kilometer project.

Autohub Group Is Now A Member Of The Mitsubishi PH Dealer Family

There’s no stopping Autohub Group of Companies from growing their dealerships stable. Two new additions under Global Excellence Motors Inc. (Mitsubishi Autohub), have formally opened its doors to the public today—Mitsubishi Valenzuela and Mitsubishi Global City.

Just How Fuel Efficient Are Changan Vehicles?

Changan is the first locally available Chinese passenger car brand whose fuel efficiency has been certified by the Automobile Association of the Philippines or AAP.

Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, And Subaru Are Joining Forces To Further Advance Japanese Quality

Five Japanese automobile manufacturers: Subaru, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, and Mazda are joining together to promote Model-Based Development across their automotive industry. Together with five parts manufacturers: Aisin, JATCO, Denso, Panasonic, and Mitsubishi Electric, they are establishing the Japan Automotive Model-Based Engineering Center or JAMBE as their executive members.

Honda And Google To Collaborate On In-Car Infotainment, Connected Services

Honda has announced that it will be integrating Google’s in-vehicle connected services on future models. It will launch first into an all-new model slated for a North American launch in the second half of 2022, followed by a global roll out soon thereafter.

Formula V1 Race Challenge Returns

After a year , GITI-Formula V1 Race Challenge marks the comeback of adrenaline-filled physical races that open doors to aspiring racers all over the country made possible by Tuason Racing.

This Championship White Casio Edifice Watch Is Lit

Casio is celebrating Honda’s motorsports activities with this new Edifice chronograph finished in the iconic Championship White.

Toyota PH Streamlines Vehicle Delivery With New Batangas Vehicle Center

Toyota Motor Philippines inaugurated its Batangas Vehicle Center (BVC), another milestone of the country’s leading automotive company that will further contribute towards accelerating economic growth.

Hino Philippines Launches Specially-Designed Insurance Package

Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the country has partnered with Standard Insurance to provide total support to its customers through its latest offering, Hino Insure.

Geely Opens In Sta Rosa, Laguna

Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) continues to build stronger ties with its dealer partner Gateway Group of Companies as Geely formally opens Geely Sta Rosa in Laguna. 

Volvo Cars To Go Leather-Free

Volvo Cars is taking an ethical stand for animal welfare in its fully electric cars. Starting with the 2022 C40 Recharge, all new fully electric Volvo models will be completely leather-free.

Thursday, September 23, 2021

As All-New LEAF Lands In Cebu, Nissan Now Has The Widest EV Charging Network In The Philippines

After its launch in Manila and Davao, Nissan says its all-electric LEAF has now landed in Cebu as well. Nissan Philippines president confirmed the arrival of the world’s best-selling EV in the Visayas region as he unveiled the next phase in their local EV strategy.

Philippine EV Sales Were Hurt Badly By Pandemic, But EV Association Sees A Silver Lining

The pandemic hit the automotive industry hard, but more so, the fledging electric vehicle industry. This was revealed by the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) President Edmund Araga.

MERALCO Says EVs to Cost As Much As Regular Cars By 2024

Electric power distribution giant MERALCO is seeing 2024 as a “tipping point” for Electric Vehicles in the Philippines. This, as they see prices of brand-new EVs becoming more comparable with traditional combustion engine vehicles.

Could Honda Start Making More Rugged SUVs? The 2022 Passport TrailSport Could Be The Start

Honda introduced a refreshed Passport mid-sized SUV in the US, and with it comes their first-ever TrailSport variant.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

First Impressions: 2022 Isuzu mu-X 3.0 4x2 LS-E

The all-new Isuzu mu-X couldn’t have come at a better time. With mid-sized SUVs now becoming the ride of choice for Filipino families or a status symbol (or both), there’s definitely a strong demand to satisfy. The pandemic aside, segment sales remain largely consistent. Couple that with the DTI deciding to roll back safeguard duties, you get what’s possibly the perfect mix for market success.

Isuzu PH Targets To Triple Market Share In Mid-Sized SUV Segment With All-New mu-X

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has high hopes for its all-new 2022 mu-X. Competing in the mid-sized SUV segment, it boasts of a complete overhaul—its first in seven years. It packs a sleeker design along with more comfort amenities and safety features.

These Are The Accessories Available For The 2022 Isuzu mu-X

Answering the need for increased personalization, Isuzu Philippines has launched a beefed-up genuine accessories line for both the all-new D-MAX and mu-X.

2022 Isuzu mu-X: Specs, Features, Prices. Here Is Everything You Need To Know (w/ Specs)

Combining bold and dynamic design, with a comprehensive suite of standard features, the all-new 2022 Isuzu mu-X is the most advanced Isuzu ever built. Now available from all authorized Isuzu dealerships, the mu-X is available in five variants across three ranges with a starting price of P 1.590 million.

Nissan PH Teases All-New 2022 Almera, Confirms Turbo Power

Nissan Philippines has just teased the all-new 2022 Almera, and yes, it’s confirmed to arrive with turbocharged power.

Pasig River Expressway To Have Bus Rapid Transit System

The approved Pasig River Expressway or PAREX will improve the lives of not just private car owners, but those taking public transportation as well.

Are There Too Many Chinese Car Brands?

Are there just too many Chinese car brands? Despite being the world’s largest car market, their appetite isn’t insatiable. As a result, the state of their automotive industry might not be as rosy as outsiders think.

Nissan Lauded For Green Assembly Plant In Thailand

Nissan’s commercial vehicle factory in Samut Prakarn has been awarded the Green Industry Award from the Thailand’s Ministry of Industry for its commitment to continuously improve production processes and environmental management.

Lotus Previews New EV Platform

Just weeks after Lotus confirmed it will be launching a new family of EV performance cars, it has given more detail to the new lightweight chassis technology that will underpin the range.

30 Million More Vehicles Could Be Fitted With Defective Takata Airbags

If you think the Takata airbag saga is already over, think again. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or NHTSA based in the U.S. is now opening a new investigation into 30 million vehicles due to possibly defective airbags.

Ford Reveals 2022 Expedition, Updated With New Tech, Hands-Free Driving

Ford is giving their flagship SUV, the Expedition a big update for 2022. It is, according to the carmaker, a response to meet the needs of modern families, particularly millennials who make up the fastest growing demographic in the full-sized SUV segment.

Next-Gen Mobilio, BR-V RS, ZR-V? What Is This Mystery Honda Vehicle?

Escaping almost unnoticed during the all-new 2022 Honda BR-V’s global reveal is this mystery vehicle seen towards the end of the video.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

2022 Honda BR-V: This Is It

Previewed as the Honda N7X Concept last May, Honda has now officially launched the all-new, second-generation BR-V. The 2022 model brings forth cutting-edge style and unparalleled safety to the small 7-seater SUV category.