Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Review: 2018 SsangYong Tivoli XLV ELX 4WD


“The Power to Surprise” is a tagline used by one Korean carmaker and sadly, that’s not SsangYong. See, with the sort of vehicles they’ve been coming up with—well-designed, capable, great value for money, SsangYong’s the carmaker that has every right to use that slogan. Case in point is the 2018 Tivoli XLV, pretty much one of the better small crossovers money can buy today.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Ambitious Bridge Project to Link Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao Possible Thanks in Part to TRAIN


The Duterte administration plans to link the country’s three major islands—Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao with an ambitious 8-bridge project. This announcement was made by the Department of Finance and says that the project aims to “further stimulate growth and create jobs outside Metro Manila.”

Prestone Launches Line of Engine Oils for People Who "Want to Do More"


Prestone may be a familiar name in keeping your car cool (radiator coolant) or stopping it (brake fluid), but this time, they want to become a household name in engine lubrication as well. With that, Prestone Philippines launches a line of gasoline and diesel engine oils meant for people who “want to do more and experience more.”

First-Ever BMW X2 to Banner BMW Joyfest 2018


SMC Asia Car Distributors Corporation (SMCACDC), the exclusive importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines invites people to rediscover joy as they hold the BMW Joyfest 2018 from Saturday, April 28 to Sunday, April 29 at the specially constructed BMW Pavilion on 9th Avenue corner 30th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

Hyundai Philippines Inaugurates "Hyundai Dream Centre" Training and Education Hub


Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official Philippine distributor of Hyundai vehicles, inaugurated the Hyundai Dream Centre Philippines (HDCP), a world-class training and education hub for underprivileged Filipino youth last week at the Hyundai Logistics Center (HLC) in Calamba, Laguna.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

A Word on Mazda's Design


Keyboard warriors (at least on this site) complain that all Mazda cars all look alike. So, in order to confirm (or deny) that, we’ll put that to the test. Here, we’re putting each of Mazda’s core models—the Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda6, CX-3, and CX-5 side-by-side to see if they’re all just enlargements or reductions of the same thing.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

This is the All-New, 2nd Generation Honda Amaze


There’s no love lost for diesel at Honda. Just as the rest of the world is turning away from using diesel in their cars, Honda is diving straight into the deep in, particularly in developing markets such as India. This time, it’s with the all-new, second-generation Amaze sedan.

Suzuki Launches All-New Ertiga in Indonesia, We Pit It Against Its Rivals


The Ertiga introduced the Suzuki brand to many customers, particularly those wanting a good handing but practical small MPV. Naturally, the Japanese carmaker pulled all the stops as it introduced the all-new 2018 Suzuki Ertiga at the Indonesia International Motor Show.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Mazda Engineers Recognized for Work on G-Vectoring Control


Five Mazda engineers were recognized by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers for their development of G-Vectoring Control or GVC technology.

Ford Mustang is the World's Best-Selling Sports Coupe For the Third Straight Year


It’s great going global: Ford reported that one-third of Mustang sales occurred in export markets, cementing the pony car as the world’s best-selling sports coupe in the world for the third straight year.

The Hyundai Accent is What Women Want [ADVERTORIAL]


“A woman with a voice is, by definition, a strong woman,” a wise insight from Melinda Gates. In this time where women’s voices are louder, when women are demanding to be heard, it’s important to listen.

FlatOut Race Series Round 2 Sizzles with 151 Entries


Coming from a successful season opener last month, the Petron FlatOut Race Series (Petron FORS) returned to the Clark International Speedway with an even bigger field of competitors for Round 2 of the 2018 season.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Ferrari Philippines Launches 812 Superfast (w/ Specs)


The Ferrari 812 Superfast officially made its debut in Philippines today, after one year, since its International Premiere at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2017.

44 Percent of Hyundai Philippines' Q1 2018 Sales is Just One Model


Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the country bucks the TRAIN trend and actually grows passenger car sales for the first quarter of 2018.

Alabang, General Santos are Ford's Top Dealers for 2017


Ford Philippines recognized its top performing dealers at the recent Ford Annual Dealer Convention held at the Filinvest Tent in Alabang attended by Ford executives, dealer principals, and their respective team members.

The Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Can Also Do Deliveries


The Toyota Land Cruiser has become the quintessential ride of VIPs, politicians, and drug lords (both exclusive and mutual), but in the United Kingdom, it’s now known as a delivery van?!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Foton Philippines Unveils Next-Generation Tractor Head (w/ Specs)


United Asia Automotive Group (UAAGI), the official distributor of Foton vehicles in the country, unveiled the Foton Energy Super Truck or EST tractor head.

Davaoeño Named One of Best Service Advisors in Southeast Asia


The Chevrolet Philippines Team is composed of (from Left to Right): Harold Fermin, Darwin Paras, Trendy Anne Tamayo, Maribel Pilapil, Darell Poblete, Ely Catacutan.

Chevrolet Training Academy recently conducted a Regional Skills Contest for its top technicians, sales consultants and service advisors from its dealerships in Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, Myanmar, and Cambodia at the Chevrolet Training Center in Bangkok.

Vehicle Importers Also Hit with Lower Q1 2018 Sales


The automotive industry suffered a slowdown to the effects of TRAIN. Just as the CAMPI-TMA’s joint report indicates an 8.5 year-to-date (January to March) decrease in sales compared to the same period in 2017, the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors or AVID reports the same.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Alfa Romeo Philippines? Not So Fast Says FCA


After we broke the news about Alfa Romeo’s return to the Philippine market, it seemed too good to be true. And it is. A spokesperson from FCA, the parent company of Alfa Romeo sent us this official statement:

Here is Ford's New Lowered Maintenance Cost for EcoSport, Ranger, and Everest


Last month, Ford Philippines announced a reduction in the price of the Scheduled Service Maintenance aka Periodic Maintenance Service of their three most popular models: the EcoSport, Ranger, and Everest. With the program now rolling out to all authorized Ford dealerships nationwide, Ford has finally provided a more detailed breakdown on a per service interval basis.

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