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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Toyota Just Shoehorned The GR Yaris's 1.6-liter Turbo Into The Corolla Cross

Showing that there’s more than one way (electrification) towards carbon neutrality, Toyota shoehorned the GR Yaris / GR Corolla’s turbocharged engine into the Corolla Cross.

The Association Of Vehicle Importers And Distributors (AVID) Is Still Around

The demise of rival Philippine automotive group, AVID, seems to be exaggerated as they seem to prepare for a “future-ready” 2023.

Look: 2023 MG GT Snapped During PH Dealer Appreciation Night; Comes Packing A Turbocharged Engine

Last October, we reported that MG Philippines was launching its latest sub-compact offering—the MG GT as evidenced by stocks arriving into the country. It seems the public launch is inching closer as it has been shown officially to dealers during their annual appreciation night at the Mall of Asia Arena.

You Can Now Lease A Lexus In The Philippines

Have you always wanted to drive home a Lexus without the burden of having to purchase one in full? Now you can with Kinto One, a full-service vehicle lease package which gives those who dream of having a Lexus the chance to have one with a hassle-free, worry-free ‘usership’ experience.

Petron Giving Away 5 Million PVC Peso Points This Christmas

Loyal Petron customers will get a chance to win a Christmas treat from the Namamasko PO!nts promo just by using their Petron Value Card (PVC). Running until December 31, 2022, a total of five million PVC peso points will be given away in weekly raffle draws, with 500 winners winning 10,000 PVC peso points each.

Toyota Previews Wild-Looking 2023 C-HR Compact Crossover

Despite Toyota making the Corolla Cross into a global model, it seems they’re not giving up on their OG compact crossover, the C-HR. In fact, they’re just about ready to launch a second-generation model previewed by the C-HR Prologue.

Chemical Guys Now In The Philippines

L.A.-based car detailing brand Chemical Guys is now in the Philippines. Marking its on-ground launch at the 2022 Manila Auto Salon and distributed locally by Commuters Trading Corp., Chemical Guys is the car detailing brand centered around the rich, vibrant L.A. car scene.

Monday, December 5, 2022

Land Rover Philippines Has Sold Its 400th Defender; Grows Family To 18 Variants

Leveraging the positive reception towards the Defender 90 and 110, Land Rover Philippines is capitalizing on that opportunity by growing the Defender family by a lot.

Three-Row 2023 Land Rover Defender 130 Arrives In PH With P 11.890M Price Tag

All British Cars Inc., brings in the latest addition to its all-conquering Defender line about 7 months after they opened the order books. With the ability to fit eight adults across three rows of full-sized seats, it’s the ultimate combination of space and capability.

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Subaru Just Hit Rock Bottom With FWD 2023 Crosstrek

Just when you thought Subaru hit rock bottom with the revived Subaru Rex—essentially, a re-badged Toyota Raize, they’ve just ditched a core technology they’ve been using for 50 years: all-wheel drive.

Honda Cars PH Opens Online Parts Selling Platform

Purchasing genuine parts and accessories is now easier with Honda Cars Philippines, Inc.’s (HCPI) online parts-selling platform at its official website.

Changan PH Inaugurates National Headquarters

Seven months after breaking ground, Changan Motor Philippines, Inc. (CMPI), the official distributor of Changan vehicles in the country, inaugurates its National Headquarters at the Auto Resources Center (ARC) in Calamba City, Laguna.

Ayala Offers Exclusive Discounts For Volkswagen, Maxus Models For Men And Women In Uniform

Ayala, through AC Motors is saluting the patriotism, heroism, and service of men and women in uniform by offering exclusive discounts on Volkswagen and Maxus vehicles until December 31, 2022.

The All-New Hino 200 Is The Toyota-Powered Light Truck Built For MSMEs (w/ Specs)

Hino Motors Philippines stirs up the country’s commercial vehicle industry with the launch of their newest and lightest truck line: the All-New Hino 200 Series. 

MG Is First-Ever Auto Sponsor Of The Ateneo Blue Eagles

MG Philippines continues its longstanding bid to support Filipino athletes, with the announcement of its latest brand partnership with the Ateneo De Manila Blue Eagles Men’s and Women’s collegiate volleyball teams. The Ateneo Blue Eagles are renowned all over the Philippines for their championship pedigree and now, with this latest collaboration with MG Philippines, the team aspires to even greater heights of success and nationwide recognition.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Changan PH Brings In UNI Line Of SUVs With Prices Starting At P 1.679M

As a fitting end to 2022, Changan Motor Philippines, Inc. (CMPI) introduced two new models to beef up their crossover lineup: Uni-T and Uni-K. The launch was held during the inauguration of the Changan National Headquarters signaling the start of a new and upbeat era for the brand.

Foton-Owned Borgward Is Dead (Again)

Borgward, the German car brand that Foton wanted to resurrect, is dead once again. This as the Chinese-owned German marque filed for bankruptcy at a Beijing court just this week.

This Solar-Powered EV Will Never Need To Be Plugged In. And You Can Actually Buy One

Has a Dutch automotive startup solved the problem surrounding EV range anxiety? With the Lightyear 0, perhaps. This is the world’s first series-production EV that generates power directly from sunlight.

Did A Recalled Ford Expedition Take Out U.S. Secret Service Vehicles?

Did a Ford Expedition cause a fire at a rental car park? Investigators seem to think so as they’ve narrowed down the cause of a fire that took out several vehicles, among them SUVs rented and returned by the U.S. Secret Service just a few days earlier.

Look: One Of 500 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA Is In Manila

Here’s something for the Interesting Car Spotting Group: an ultra-rare 2022 Alfa Romeo Giulia GTA has landed in Manila.

Chery Auto PH Celebrates 3 Years With Tiggo Club Drive

Chery Auto Philippines celebrated the brand’s third year in the Philippines with a fun and spirited drive down south, with members of various Chery Tiggo clubs.

Hyundai Motor PH Powers MOA Night Of Lights

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) is part of the country’s biggest on-ground holiday spectacle, the Mall of Asia (MOA) Night of Lights (NOL). Open to the public, this immersive, audio-visual drive-through attraction is designed for Filipinos to take delight in the joy and wonder of Christmas. For 2022, SM MOA has partnered with The Walt Disney Company Philippines, Inc. (Disney), through their “From Our Family To Yours” campaign, in creating seven larger-than-life Disney-themed zones which will be powered by Hyundai.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

SMC Infrastructure To Eliminate Multiple Toll Stops Within Southern Expressways

Starting on December 1, 2022, SMC Infrastructure will implement its “Seamless Southern Tollways” program which will eliminate the need for northbound and southbound motorists to do multiple toll stops within its southern expressways—South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), SLEX-Greenfield, and the Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR) Tollway.

GAC Motor Has A New Philippine Distributor

Astara strengthens momentum as it enters its second year of operations in the Philippines with the addition of GAC Motor to its automotive distributorship portfolio. The partnership with GAC Motor positions Astara Philippines as a key player in the local automotive sector with two global auto brands under its belt since launching Peugeot in January this year.

BYD Overtakes Volkswagen As China's Best-Selling Car Brand In November

BYD has overtaken Volkswagen as China’s best-selling car brand. This is according to data from China Merchants Bank International or CMBI.

Scania PH Unveils First Locally Built Body For New Bus Line

Scania, the world’s leading provider of sustainable transport solutions, sets its sights on being the number one supplier of coach buses in the country with the launch of Scania Touring.

Subaru WRX STI, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolutions Are Now Considered As Collectible Cars

With the discontinuation of the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution in 2016 and the planned phase out of the Subaru WRX STI after this generation, it has had a positive effect when it comes to collectability.

Apparently, EVs Are Great For Dogs Too

If there’s yet another reason you should consider going EV, it’s this: they’re better for your dogs.

Honda Rolls Out Next-Generation Honda Sensing 360 To Global Markets

Honda is expanding the availability of its next-generation driver assist technology outside of its home market of Japan and China. Honda Sensing 360 and Honda Sensing Elite will be made standard in U.S.-based Honda models by 2030.

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Limited-Edition 610-Horsepower Lamborghini Huracán Sterrato Is Made For Playing In The Dirt

Just when you thought there was only room for one off-road-tuned supercar, think again. Lamborghini has just entered that niche with the limited-edition Huracán Sterrato.

Manila Is One Of The Worst Cities In The World For Commuters

To anyone who has experienced commuting around Metro Manila, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. The National Capital Region (NCR) ranks as one of the worst cities when it comes to its public transportation system based on a study compiled by the Oliver Wyman Forum and the University of California at Berkeley.

BYD Philippines Accepting Orders For Most Affordable EV SUV: The 2023 Atto 3 For P 2.598M (w/ Specs)

BYD Philippines is now accepting orders for the 2023 Atto 3 SUV. Unlike the Dolphin EV which was designed primarily for the Chinese domestic market and subsequently made available for export, the Atto 3 is built from the ground-up as part of the Chinese battery electric vehicle leader’s global push.