Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Audi Philippines Showcases 2018 RS 5 Coupe (w/ Video)

Audi Philippines recently showcased the second-generation 2018 Audi RS 5 Coupé, the first Audi Sport model to feature the current RS design powered by a twin-turbocharged 2.9-liter TFSI V6 engine delivering 450 horsepower and 600 Nm of torque.

Auto-Gard Launches New Odor Eliminator

Nothing turns passengers off than a foul-smelling car interior. Whether it smells of sweat, food, or dog, Auto-Gard’s Car Odor Eliminator can help out. The newest product from Auto-Gard completely removes (and not just mask) unwanted odors.

Volvo Confirms: All-New S60 Will Not Have a Diesel Variant

Volvo is the first automaker to turn its back completely on diesel. Confirmed along with its release date during the first half of 2018, the all-new S60 will be the first model from Volvo to be produced without a diesel engine.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Subaru Offers Discounts of Up to P 200,000 Off This Week

Every month is like Christmas at Subaru. Motor Image Pilipinas, the exclusive distributor of the all-wheel drive brand is holding a special sale to close out the summer months. Valid only until the end of May (that’s one week), you can get the Forester, Subaru XV, Outback, and now even the WRX STI at a discount.

We Investigate the Meaning of Volkswagen's New Cars

Volkswagen Philippines has turned a new chapter and has become the first carmaker to benefit from the country’s free trade agreement with China. With that, the Ayala-held company becomes the first export market for the German automaker’s Shanghai-based joint venture.

Review: 2018 Subaru WRX STI

Subaru Tecnica International or STI turns thirty this year, and while they’ve been responsible for Subaru’s motorsports activities, they’ve also become synonymous with go-faster Subarus. A great example is the WRX STI. The latest model, codenamed “VA”, manages to find itself embroiled in a turf war, not against its perennial rival, the Mitsubishi Evolution (rest its soul), but the Honda Civic Type R, Ford Mustang EcoBoost, and Volkswagen Golf R. Can the veteran still muster enough muscle to take on the youngsters?

Ready, Chevy, Go Promo Makes Owning a Chevrolet Sail, Spark, Trax, or Trailblazer Easier

Ready to own a Chevy? Select your upgrade from Chevrolet’s impressive lineup of vehicles as The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), exclusive importer and distributor of Chevrolet automobiles and parts in the country, offers exciting deals with its Ready Chevy Go Promo.

Bandang Blade Scores Another Hit

Blade Autocenter, the country’s largest automotive accessories and service lifestyle store held another successful staging of Bandang Blade.

Monday, May 21, 2018

First Batch of Mitsubishi Xpander MPV Has Arrived

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) has announced that the first batch of the all-new Xpander has finally arrived in the Philippines. This was after we reported that it shipped out of Indonesia last April 25. With that, MMPC says that the first units will handed over to customers by the end of the month.

Ford Gives Ranger Raptor Power to Everest and Plebeian Ranger

Ford is sprinkling some of that Ranger Raptor magic on the Ranger pick-up truck and Everest SUV by giving them the same 2.0-liter twin-turbo EcoBlue diesel engine and 10-speed automatic. The news was broken by Ford Australia which expects an on-sale date by the fourth quarter of this year (expect ours to arrive at around the same time).

Volkswagen Philippines Just Reduced the Cost of Ownership

Volkswagen Philippines just dropped a bombshell, unveiling the Santana sedan at a very affordable P 686,000. That itself makes it cheaper than any comparable Japanese or Korean sub-compact sedan. Not content with that, the German automaker is also adjusting the warranty and PMS to reduce the overall ownership cost as well.

Having a Hard Time Booking a Grab? You're Not Alone

Are you having difficulties getting a Grab car? You’re not alone. Since Uber pulled out of the Southeast Asian market, Grab is pretty much holding a monopoly in the ride-sharing or Transport Network Company (TNC) business. But the situation isn’t rosy for the last man standing.

Petron is Official Fuel of 2018 Toyota Vios Cup

Two industry leaders: Petron Corporation and Toyota Motor Philippines have come together in one of the country’s most exciting motorsports events with the selection of Petron XCS as the official fuel for the 2018 Vios Cup.

King of Nations PH Drift Event Heads to Clark This Weekend

The Federal Tyres King of Nations ProSeries, the biggest and most highly anticipated international drifting championship in the world, will hold its Philippine Leg this Friday, May 25 to Sunday, May 27, 2018 at the the Clark International Raceway in Clark, Pampanga.

Volkswagen Philippines Brings 5 New Models Headlined by Cheaper-Than-Japanese Santana Sedan

“Bringing it back to the people.” was how AC Industrials (of which Volkswagen Philippines is a part of) CEO, Mr. Arthur Tan put it, as VW finally brings 5 new models that easily fit the bill as “the people’s car.” Launched are the Santana, Santana GTS, Lavida, Lamando, and Tiguan.

Friday, May 18, 2018

5 Things We Observed Driving the 2018 Toyota Rush

We just happened to finish shaking down the much-awaited Toyota Rush with a quick zip around Manila, Angeles, Bataan, and Tarlac. While our impressions aren’t enough for a full-on first-drive, we did discover a lot of things with Toyota Motor Philippines’ first-ever sub-compact SUV offering.

Asia United Bank Offers Big Bike Deals at Makina Moto Show 2018

Wanting to buy that dream big bike? Asia United Bank (AUB), one of the fastest-growing publicly-listed banks in the Philippines can make that wish come true with the Makina Moto Show 2018 happening this weekend (May 19-20, 2018) at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.

Waze is Now Available on Ford Vehicles Equipped with SYNC 3

Last January, Ford promised the integration of Waze, the popular and valuable real-time traffic and navigation service into its SYNC 3 infotainment system. Now, the American carmaker has announced that it has begun rolling it out.

Toyota Opens Biggest Car Dealership in the East

Toyota Manila Bay Corporation (TMBC), one of the top dealer groups under the Toyota brand in the country launched the new Toyota Marikina (TMK) Showroom located at the corner of Sumulong Highway and Gil Fernando Avenue.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Spend Less Than P3 Per Kilometer on Your Next Commute (or Road Trip)

Families are always on the look out to save money. If the rising prices of basic goods including fuel aren’t enough burden, dads and moms also have to think about things like their kids’ tuition. Some parents, in a bid to save a bit of money, have resorted to taking Transport Network Companies (TNCs) like Grab to get from home to work and back. But what if there’s an option that gives you the comfort and convenience of owning a brand-new SUV, but will cost less than P 3 per kilometer? Sounds impossible? Not with the new Isuzu mu-X RZ4E.

2018 Alphard Solidifies Toyota's Leadership in Luxury MPV Segment (w/ 11 Photos)

Toyota Motor Philippines is upping the luxury game with the 2018 Alphard. The current generation, first launched in the local market in 2015, has been upgraded with a bolder look, improved fuel efficiency, and more luxury features.
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