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May 21, 2024

Are These The Variants, Colors, And Prices Of The 2025 Mitsubishi Xforce?


As Mitsubishi Motors Philippines ramps up its activities leading up to the launch of the Xforce, we finally have some idea as the number of variants, colors, and surprisingly, prices of the new 5-seater crossover SUV.

Philippine-Spec 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Leaked In Government Documents


The cat is out of the bag. Toyota Motor Philippines is set to launch the Toyota Land Cruiser (LC 250). This after its general specs were leaked from documents filed with the government.

Honda Remains Committed To Full EV Shift By 2040


Despite a slowdown in global EV sales, Honda isn’t backing down from its aggressive electrification strategy. The Japanese carmaker says it remains committed to going full electric—BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) or FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle)—by 2040, their original target.

Nissan Philippines Launches Updated Navara With New Dashboard, Infotainment System


Nissan Philippines has updated its Navara pickup truck for 2024 giving it an even higher sense of comfort and luxury.

GAC Motor Inaugurates Iloilo City Dealership


Astara Philippines led the inauguration of the GAC Motor dealership in Iloilo City in Western Visayas. Headlining the inaugural event was the launch of the M6 Pro MPV and the M8 MPV, marking their arrival and the beginning of retail sales in Iloilo City.

Omoda Philippines: Malaysia Has Resolved Assembly Issues, No Philippine Units Affected


In their second statement in as many days, Omoda and Jaecoo Philippines (O&J Philippines) is saying that none of the upcoming Omoda 5 crossovers headed to the market are affected by the snapping axle issue that’s plagued customers in Malaysia.

Porsche Experience Center To Rise In Singapore


Singapore will become the site of the 11th Porsche Experience Centre (PEC). Conceptualized from the get-go as both a local and regional site, PEC Singapore will provide driving exhilaration to guests from Southeast Asia.

May 20, 2024

Finalists Of 2024 Woman Of Worth Award Announced


The Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year (WWCOTY) has announced the ten finalists for the Woman of Worth (WOW) award.

Cheaper Hybrids Set To Arrive? Philippine Government Expands Zero Tariff Coverage


Despite push back from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) extended its zero-tariff policy to cover hybrids (HEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) until 2028 in a bid to wean the country away from fossil fuels and boost its electrified vehicles market.

Up To P 500K Off At This Weekend's BMW Summer Escape Event At The Power Plant Mall


BMW will be returning to the Power Plant Mall as SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp., the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, hosts the BMW Summer Escape from May 24 to 26, 2024.

May 19, 2024

Omoda & Jaecoo Country Manager Responds To Dealer And Snapping Axle Stories


That was quick. Less than a couple of hours after we published two articles detailing some issues surrounding Omoda & Jaecoo (read here and here), Marco Chen, Omoda & Jaecoo Philippines country manager personally reached out and aired his side to the story.

Kia Reveals Updated EV6 With Refreshed Looks, More Range


Following refresh of its sister car, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, earlier this year, Kia has now unveiled the facelifted EV6, at least for the Korean market. The update brings aesthetic changes and a larger battery to the EV SUV.

Only 3 Dealer Groups Continue To Show Support To Omoda & Jaecoo; Brand Reveals Even More Vaporware For Philippines


UPDATE: Read the response of O&J Philippines country manager here.

And then there were three. After 10 potential dealers signing Letters of Intent (LOI) with Omoda & Jaecoo Philippines (O&J Philippines) in November LAST YEAR, only three are left to potentially become their inaugural set of dealers.

Nissan To Transition To Low-CO2 Emission Aluminum By 2030


Nissan announces that it will use low CO2 emission aluminum parts made from green or recycled aluminum in new and current models from fiscal year 2024 onward and aims to complete the full transition to such parts by 2030.

Electric Vehicle Owners Society Held First Meetup This 2024


The Electric Vehicle Owners Society (EVOS) celebrated their 11th meetup, marking the first gathering of the year for the EV community. Held at Caltex Mamplasan and Lakeshore Batangas, the event brought together a remarkable assembly of 30 electric vehicles (EVs) representing various makes and models.

Jetour Auto PH Awards Vehicles To Midori Grand Raffle Promo Winners


Jetour Auto Phil Inc (JAPI) and Midori Clark Hotel and Casino culminated a successful partnership when they turned over a Jetour Dashing Crossover to the fourth and final winner of the raffle promo celebrating last year’s Mid-Autumn Festival for the hotel and casino’s guests.

Shell Café Elevates The Service Station Experience


Shell Pilipinas Corporation (SPC) enhances customer experiences through its Shell Café to cater to Filipino’s evolving tastes and needs on the road.

Omoda 5 Snapping Rear Axle Is Widespread


UPDATE: Read the response of O&J Philippines country manager here.

Vaporware car manufacturer Omoda might have a bit of trouble even before their vehicles start arriving (allegedly) by the second half of 2024. The reason? Rear axles that simply snap off.

May 16, 2024

Subaru PH To Display BRZ STI Edition, Outback Turbo At Boxer Madness 5 This May 18


The spotlight is on Subaru Club Philippines as they hold Boxer Madness 5, the most awaited event for Subaru fans, enthusiasts, and owners. Everything is going down at the Parqal Mall in Aseana City this May 18 from 4 PM to 11 PM.

LTO Issues New Special Number Plate Format As Combinations Run Out


The Land Transportation Office or LTO has issued a new format for Optional Motor Vehicle Special Plates or OMVSPs. This as the agency confirms that they have exhausted all possible two and three number MV license plate combinations.

Toyota Financial Services Philippines Cited For Innovation And Efficiency


Toyota Financial Services Philippines (TFSPH) has once again solidified its position as a leader in innovation and efficiency by clinching the top spot in the Annual Global Kaizen Event of Toyota Sales Finance Companies around the world.

Suzuki Soon To Open In Imus, Cavite


Suzuki Philippines held the successful groundbreaking ceremony of Suzuki Auto Imus, its newest dealership in CALABARZON. Owned and operated by Mt. Sinai Motors Corporation (MSMC), the Imus showroom and service center will be situated in Km 27 Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Anabu 1-D, Imus City, Cavite.

May 15, 2024

Honda, IBM To Collaborate On Upcoming Vehicle Chipsets, Software


Honda and IBM will work together on the development of next-generation computing technologies to improve vehicle software processing capability, power consumption, and design complexity. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on that matter.

Toyota Motor PH Promos Vios, Yaris Cross, Hilux This May


Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is announcing its promos for the month of May. Whether you’re looking for a fun new ride for the family this summer or considering a vehicle upgrade to match your new lifestyle, there’s a Toyota deal for you.

This Fancy Restaurant Will Be Located At A Hyundai Assembly Plant


The Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center Singapore or HMGICS is shaping up to be a unique venue. Not only does this assembly plant (it produces the Ioniq 5 and 6) have a roof-deck test track, it’s set to have its very own restaurant which will be helmed by three-Michelin-star Chef Corey Lee.

May 14, 2024

Hyundai Motor PH Announces 4 Exclusive Hyundai N High-Performance Dealers


After launching the Hyundai N brand as well as its initial line-up—the Elantra N and Ioniq 5 N, Hyundai Motor Philippines has revealed its first four official Hyundai N high-performance dealers. These dealers are: Hyundai Alabang, Hyundai Commonwealth Avenue, Hyundai Makati, and Hyundai Pasig.

Vietnam's VinFast Is Now In The Philippines


VinFast Auto is officially in the Philippines. The Vietnamese automaker will bring its diverse and smart green mobility solutions—both two- and four-wheeled into the country affirming its mission to promote the electrification of transportation globally.

Isuzu Bulacan Is Back-To-Back Isuzu Service Skills Olympics Champion


Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) announces the victory of Isuzu Bulacan as the Dealer Grand Champion at the 19th Isuzu Service Skills Olympics (ISSO), marking their second consecutive win in this annual competition.