Friday, September 21, 2018

Mazda Philippines Will Soon Sell First-Generation MX-5 Parts

In August 2017, Mazda joined the likes of Aston Martin, Ferrari, and Porsche in offering a restoration program for their iconic models. Naturally, the first model to benefit from this is the first-generation Roadster (aka MX-5 or Miata).

Ford Ranger Raptor, Updated 2019 Ranger Lands in the Philippines

Ford Philippines unveiled the new 2019 Ford Ranger, an even tougher and more capable version of its segment-defining pick-up truck equipped with enhanced power, performance, and smart and safe features. The launch included the much-anticipated first-ever Ranger Raptor, Ford’s high-speed, off-road, performance pick-up truck.

5 Practical Driving Tips to Help You Be a Better New Driver

You’re behind the steering wheel, cruising into an exciting new world of driving. But in today’s crowded cities, it can be a dangerous world, too. Traffic is hectic, distractions are all around and other drivers and pedestrians can behave unpredictably. While being in a car can feel safer than riding on a scooter, you’re only as safe as your actions.

Foton Philippines Holds Bloodletting Activity

In support to the Philippine Red Cross and to promote health awareness to its employees, United Asia Automotive Group, Inc. (UAAGI), the exclusive distributor of Foton vehicles in the country, facilitated a bloodletting activity in its offices in Quezon City and Valenzuela last August.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Has the Ford Ranger Lost Its Mojo?

Confused marketing, lackluster communication, or just a case of an older model being phased out. Whatever the reason, Ford lost out big time in the month of August. They slipped big time in the pickup truck segment where the class-leading Ranger should have been the runaway sales leader.

Honda Cars Philippines Offers Discounts of Up to P 50,000 at Honda Auto Expo Event

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc (HCPI) is holding the Honda Auto Expo display at Ayala Malls Trinoma this September 21-27, 2018.

The Nissan Navara is Now the Philippines's Best-Selling Pickup Truck

Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) has posted record monthly sales in August with an all-time high of 4,500 units sold, moving the brand to the industry’s number three position.

14 Ways to Improve Your Car's Fuel Efficiency

The price of oil is 50 percent higher than a year ago, and in many Southeast Asia countries, especially the Philippines, core inflation is rising too. While governments across the regions scramble to provide relief to consumers through fuel subsidies, customers can also help themselves with these fuel-saving tips.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Foton Philippines Holds Outreach in Pampanga

Foton Motor Philippines, Inc. held relief operations under its “Tulong Mula Sa Puso” initiative to help the calamity-stricken residents of Guagua, Pampanga last August 24, 2018.

Feast Your Eyes on This Weird Hyundai Santa Fe Convertible

Ah, Australia. They typically come up with the weirdest and most insane things. Case in point: this Hyundai Santa Fe convertible.

Nissan, Mitsubishi Infotainment Systems Will Soon be Powered by Android

Mitsubishi and Nissan, together with their alliance partner, Renault announced that they will start embedding the Google Android operating system into their vehicles starting 2021.

Hyundai PH Sales Dip in August; Kona Remains a Bright Spot

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, has consistently maintained a conservative growth trajectory for 2018. Sales in August was the third best performing month for the brand with 2,9867 units sold.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Isuzu Celebrates Modern Day Heroes by Offering Discounts of Up to P 30,000

As a way of showing its appreciation to the millions of tireless overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has launched its ”Isuzu Kababayan Promo” that would give generous cash discounts to OFWs who will purchase an Isuzu mu-X and/or an Isuzu D-MAX (except the Flexiqube variant) between the period of September 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.

Mitsubishi Gives a Sneak Peek of 2019 Strada

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is celebrating 40 years of pickup truck success by teasing what they call “the future of the pickup truck.” Expected to be launched late 2018 globally as a 2019 model, the Strada now gains the familiar Dynamic Shield front-end design seen in the Montero Sport and Xpander.

Review: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan 280 TSI

Let’s say for a minute that 2017 didn’t happen. With that, Trump wasn’t sworn as the US President, #MeToo didn’t happen, and Volkswagen Philippines never showed the second-generation Tiguan. Alas, history has been written and no one could go back in time; well, perhaps except for the people over at VW. See, this is the 2018 Tiguan—a model that erases the existence of the current-for-the-world Tiguan and instead gives people back the first-generation one.

2018 Chevrolet Colorado High Country Storm is Best-in-Class Speced Truck Made Bolder

The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), the exclusive importer and distributor of Chevrolet vehicles and parts in the Philippines, introduces the 2018 Chevrolet Colorado High Country Storm.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Mitsubishi Motor Philippines Announces Airbag Recall for 6 Models

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC), attuned with the directive of its principal, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation in Japan, will conduct a safety inspection campaign on selected units of Lancer, Lancer Evolution IX, Fuzion, L200, Strada, and Pajero models.

J.D. Power Study Reveals Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Fast Becoming "Must Have" Tech

If your favorite car manufacturer still isn’t offering any sort of smartphone mirroring functionality in their cars, then they’re being left behind. That’s the gist behind the 2018 J.D. Tech Experience Index (TXI) Study. While the study is still centered around the U.S. market, it’s a barometer for the fast adoption of in-car technology around the world.

Ferrari Museum Pays Tribute to Founder Enzo Ferrari

On the 120th anniversary of the founder’s birth, the Ferrari Museum pays tribute to his passion for cars with the “Driven by Enzo” and “Passion and Legend” exhibitions, which retrace the countless developments in style and technology over the company’s history.

Final Round of Toyota Vios Cup Season 5 is this Weekend

Toyota Motor Philippines is gearing up for the third and final race of the Vios Cup Season 5 set to happen on Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Clark International Speedway, Pampanga.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Heads Up on BGC's New One-Way Traffic Scheme Starting on September 17

Motorists passing through the Bonifacio Global City (BGC) is reminded of the new one-way scheme starting on Monday, September 17, 2018. The scheme is shown in the map below:

Subaru XV Gains Hybrid e-BOXER Power

Shortly after making its debut on the Forester, Subaru is now adding its gasoline-electric e-BOXER technology for the Subaru XV.

Hybrid Variant Forms Big Chunk of 2019 Subaru Forester Sales in Japan

Last Friday marked the official customer release of the all-new 2019 Forester in Subaru’s home market of Japan. And despite losing some of that performance edge, Subaru says sales are off to a great start, selling 13,282 units or more than 5 times the monthly sales target of 2,500 units.

Volkswagen Philippines Opens Order Books for Santana AT, Santana GTS, and Lamando

Volkswagen Philippines is opening the order book for three new models: the Santana AT, Santana GTS AT, and Lamando all of which are slated for customer release by November of this year.

Nissan Just Upped Its Formula E Game by Purchasing the Championship-Winning Team

Nissan isn’t taking any chances when it comes to their Formula E debut. Instead of developing a team from scratch, they’ve opted instead to purchase a stake in the e.dams racing team—the team that has won the Team Championship in the first three seasons of Formula E.

UPDATED: Grab Hopes to "End the Wait" with Added TNVS Slots

UPDATE: The LTFRB responds (see statement below) 9/18.

According to Grab, only 40 percent of passengers can get a ride on a daily basis, and this figure drops to 20 percent on Fridays and rainy days. And they say, it’s the LTFRB to blame.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Selected Malls to Waive Overnight Parking on Friday, September 14

Selected SM, Ayala, Robinsons, and Megaworld Malls are waiving overnight parking charges for the following locations due to Typhoon Ompong today, Friday September 14, 2018.

Naomi Osaka is Nissan's Newest Brand Ambassador

Just days after her first Grand Slam championship, Nissan named 20-year-old tennis player Naomi Osaka its newest brand ambassador.

Caltex Philippines and HSBC Renew Partnership

Caltex, marketed by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), today announced the renewal of a long-term partnership with HSBC to continue to provide better credit card service for Filipinos motorists.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Honda Cars Philippines is Tired of People Flipping Their Civic Type Rs

Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) says they’ve had it with people who buy the Civic Type R just to flip it for a profit. With news that the second batch of 100 units has all sold out, HCPI says they’ve started working with their dealers to vet potential owners.

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