Thursday, February 28, 2019

Waze Philippines Recognizes the Unsung Heroes of the Crowd-Sourced App


The Waze community has grown significantly in the Philippines. There are currently 2.85 million active users on the navigation app, of which 30 are map editors.

Opel Did Something It Couldn't Do Under GM


After just a year under Groupe PSA, Opel has achieved something it couldn’t go under General Motors control: turn a profit. The automobile group which also includes Peugeot and Citroen celebrated a “historic” profit at Opel last year of USD 979,000 million compared to a loss of USD 179 million in the last 5 months of 2017 just before GM opted to turn over the brand to Groupe PSA.

GAC Motor Opens First Dealership in Central Luzon


GAC Motor has opened its newest dealership located in San Fernando, Pampanga through Dreamcar Unlimited Automotive Corporation headed by Dr. Jose Chua, Jr.

The Most Desired Supercar by Filipinos? The Audi R8


After showing what brands are most popular around the world, insurance provider Veygo has now revealed which supercar remains desired globally.

Unioil and Lalamove Partner for Partner Perks

Unioil, the leader in innovative petroleum solutions has partnered with Lalamove, the leading on-demand delivery app, to offer exclusive benefits to Lalamove partner drivers through the Lalamove-branded Unioil Loyalty Card.

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Honda's First-Ever EV, the Honda e is Cute and Downright Sporty


Honda’s first-ever all-electric vehicle takes one step closer to production. The first-ever Honda e will make its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show in a few weeks’ time as a prototype. And like all other Hondas before it, it’ll stay true to the carmaker’s thrust to deliver a fun-to-drive experience even if it doesn’t have a VTEC engine under the hood.

Jeep is Going Electrified for Future Models


Chrysler is readying its assembly plants in the US in order to produce new Jeep models, among them a three-row SUV, four plug-in hybrid vehicles, and two models to fill in “white space” segments in its line-up.

Peugeot Shows Off 400-Horsepower 508 Sedan Concept


Peugeot is readying a high-performance version of its 508 executive sedan that will, get this, be powered by a combination of a traditional gasoline engine with electric motors for added boost.

Filipino Among Lexus Design 2019 Finalists


Lexus announced the names of the 6 Lexus Design Award finalists for 2019. This year’s finalists employed technology in even more creative ways to spark new ideas and conceptualize transformative solutions that have the power to change lives. Most of the solution concepts below looked to address the challenges of tomorrow today including biodegradable materials, renewable energy sources, and reduction of our carbon footprint.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

3 Years On, Nissan Philippines Says Some Vehicle Airbags Still Need Replacing


In keeping with its commitment to the safety of its customers, Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI) urges customers of selected Nissan vehicles to bring in their cars at authorized dealers to have their defective airbags checked and replaced. This reminder comes 3 years after Nissan first discovered that some of their vehicles are affected by the global recall affecting airbags made by Takata.

Mazda Philippines Gets Word on Number of Units Covered by Faulty Valve Springs


Last November, we broke the news that 640,000 Mazda vehicles (230,000 in Japan and 410,000 overseas) equipped with the Skyactiv-D engine are possibly headed for a recall due to faulty valve springs. Three months later, we found out the extent of this recall to Philippine market units.

Vespa Philippines Introduces Limited Edition Notte Models


Vespa Philippines is bringing in the limited-edition Vespa Notte series for those who love attention to detail and meticulous attention to detail.

Isuzu Iloilo is Isuzu Philippines's Dealer of the Year in 2018


Isuzu Philippines Corporation held its 2018 Dealer of the Year Awards (DOYA) last week and Iloilo took home the top honor recognizing their outstanding performance in both sales and aftersales operations.

Lexus Has Now Sold 10 Million Vehicles Globally


Today, Lexus announced its 10 millionth vehicle sold, a landmark achievement that came shortly after a strong 2018 year-end sales performance with Lexus achieving multiple best-ever sales goals around the globe.

Breyton's New Magnetite Forged Wheel Collection is Now Available in the Philippines


oncept One Wheels, the exclusive distributor of Breyton Wheels in the Philippines is announcing the arrival of the German wheel specialist’s new Magnetite Forged Wheel 2019 collection.

Polymetal Gray on the 2019 Mazda3 Plays With Your Eyes (w/ 21 Photos)


The launch of the all-new 2019 Mazda3 at the L.A. Auto Show revealed that Mazda’s going to introduce a new color, Polymetal Gray exclusively for the 5-door hatchback. Despite that though, for the first batch of press shots, Mazda still stuck to their trademark Soul Red Crystal and Machine Gray Metallic. Three months after though, here comes a deluge of Polymetal Gray goodness.

Ford Allows LEGO Builders to Customize a 1967 Mustang with This Kit


A true American hero will soon be screeching into stores with the arrival of the Lego Creator Expert Ford Mustang from March 1.

The 2019 Peugeot 208 is the French Carmaker's First Glimpse of an Electrified Future


Peugeot is showing off its newest sub-compact hatchback, the all-new 208 which is meant to “re-energize” its presence in the small car market. With a choice of gasoline, diesel, and even all-electric drivetrains, this is the first visibile sign of the French carmaker’s direction to electrify their entire vehicle range in 5 years.

Volvo Introduces New "B" Badge; Destined for New Mild Hybrid Line-Up


Volvo has taken a significant step towards its electrification goals with the release of upgraded and newly-developed electrified powertrain options, to be made available across its entire model range going forward.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Review: 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor


When Steven Spielberg gave Jurassic Park the popcorn treatment, he may have given an unforgettable role to the T-Rex, but the main villains were, without a doubt, the Raptors. Aggressive, agile, lethal—these are the film’s fearsome predators and at the mere sight of them, is enough to shake Jell-O out of a kid’s hands. Ford and their go-fast division, Ford Performance figured as much too and reckoned that there’s no name more appropriate to strike fear in the pickup truck segment. This is the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor: the truck that’ll shake the Jell-O out of the hands of every single other pickup in the market.

Chevrolet Philippines Offers Trailblazer Z71 at P98K All-In Low Down


Breakaway from the ordinary and elevate your driving experience as The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), exclusive importer and distributor of Chevrolet automobiles and parts in the country, offers exciting all-in low down payment options on top-of-the-line Chevrolet models and its impressive range of vehicle variants through its new “Beyond the Ordinary” promo.

Service Your Ford, Win a Trip to Bangkok, Thailand


Over 350 Ford customers who have their vehicles serviced at any Ford dealership will have the chance to win prizes, including a trip for 2 to Thailand as grand prize, in the Take it to Ford service promo.

Save on Labor When You Change Oil Using Prestone Motor Oils


Get free labor on your change oil when you bring a minimum of 4-liter G-Tech or 6-liter D-Tech specially-marked Prestone Motor Oils at select Rapide outlets. Cost of oil filter and other incidentals are not included.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Is Kia Philippines Going to Launch a Sub-P 900,000 Crossover?


At the Soluto’s official public launch in Cagayan de Oro, Mr. Manny Aligada, President of Kia Philippines dropped more hints as to what model the Korean automaker has in store for their second unboxing event at the Manila International Auto Show in April.

2019 Subaru Forester Scores "Superior" in Pedestrian Crash Prevention as BMW's X1 Flunks Every Single Test


Subaru’s EyeSight driver assist system has proven itself once more as the carmaker’s 2019 Forester scored a “superior” rating for pedestrian crash prevention at the latest test done by the U.S.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or IIHS.

Are These the Prices, Specs, and Colors of the 2019 Suzuki Jimny in the Philippines?


The all-new Jimny is upon us. After initially saying that its availability has been pushed back to the third quarter of the year, Suzuki Philippines is adjusting their time table and now says that the sub-compact SUV is dropping in three weeks’ time (March 8, 2019 to be exact).

For About P 500 More Per Month, The Base Model 2019 Kia Soluto Offers a Lot of Car


A lot of attention is paid on the Kia Soluto’s range-topping EX trim and for very good reason: at P 735,000, it has the features and specs that can shame others in its price segment and even some a bracket higher.

Ayala's Automotive Brands Fuse Sights and Sounds at Art Fair PH 2019


Today is the last day to catch the Art Fair PH 2019 at The Link in Makati City. There, AC Automotive showcases the imaginative ingenuity of Filipino modern artist Ian Carlo Jaucian with a contemporary art focused on sights and sounds.

Friday, February 22, 2019

This Mitsubishi Montero Sport Hides a Secret


The Mitsubishi Montero Sport may be known locally and perhaps even the region as a mid-sized 7-seater SUV, but in the United Kingdom, it’s also taken on a new role: delivery van.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

All-New 2019 Jeep Wrangler JL is Arriving in March


Auto Nation Group, the distributor of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and RAM has confirmed that the fifth-generation Jeep Wrangler is almost upon us. The Wrangler JL, as the model’s called, will be unveiled officially early March, more than a year after its global debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show in 2017.

OFWs Can Own a Brand-New Toyota Vios For Less Than P 7,400 a Month


Toyota Motor Philippines is making it easier for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) to achieve their dream of getting a car for their families as the carmaker is announcing special Vios packages exclusive for the country’s modern-day heroes.

In An Industry First, Hyundai Philippines to Market Reina on Home TV Shopping


Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc., the official distributor of Hyundai passenger cars in the Philippines, launched an industry-first with its partnership with A CJ O Shopping. The Korean carmaker is tapping the home shopping network to market Hyundai’s newest offering: the first-ever Reina. This continues Hyundai’s initiative to innovate the car shopping experience and make it more convenient for the motor public at large.

There's Now a Full-Sized Volkswagen T2 Camper Van Made of LEGO Bricks


Using 400,000 Lego bricks, two experienced Lego model makers have built what is probably the world’s biggest camper made out of Lego bricks. The full-sized Lego T2 (aka Kombi aka Hippie Van) weighs 700 kilograms.

Goodyear Kicks Off 100-Year Celebration in the Philippines


Goodyear Philippines, a leader in the tire industry, is celebrating its centenary in the country this year.

Buy a 2019 Mitsubishi Strada, Get Free Service


In celebration of the 2019 Strada’s launch, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is further sweetening ownership if you register, reserve online, and purchase your new pickup truck by the end of the month.

Is the Nissan Terra the Best Mid-sized SUV for Women?


As Nissan’s flagship SUV in the Philippines, the Terra took a bite out of the SUV market dominated by the likes of the Fortuner and Montero Sport. Launching a 7-seater SUV was a first for Nissan, and was, for all intents and purposes, a make-or-break model. Luckily for them, they understood that they had to stand out and for that, they capitalized on two major factors: the mechanical refinement and the cutting-edge safety tech. And this is what this story’s about—Nissan taking a step back from the number crunching and focusing on the elements that matter to everyday road warriors every time he or she gets behind the wheel.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Honda is Closing the Factory That Makes the Civic Type R


The home of the Civic Type R will close its doors. This news was relayed by Honda in a statement as it restructures its global manufacturing network and accelerates its commitment to electrified cars.

Nissan Unveils Xpander-Based 2019 Livina MPV


The benefits of the Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance is paying off with the introduction of the all-new 2019 Nissan Livina for the Indonesian market. And if it looks familiar, it should: it’s based off the Mitsubishi Xpander.

Foton Expands Dealer Network with Bacoor, Cavite Opening


Foton Motor Philippines, Inc. (FMPI), formally inaugurated its newest dealer network expansion: Foton Bacoor, Cavite.

Manila Sports Car Club Releases List of Eligible Cars for 2018


The Manila Sports Car Club or MSCC, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of sportscar released their annual “The List.” This is a rundown of eligible cars that can gain its owners entry into the exclusive club.

Hyundai Sells More Than 1,300 Accents in January 2019; Sales Still Drop 5 Percent Year on Year


Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the country started 2019 with a slight dip in January sales, proving that the economic havoc brought about by the new vehicle excise tax is far from over.

Is Subaru Teasing a New High-Performance Model to Join the WRX STI and BRZ?


Subaru may be working on expanding its high-performance vehicle range outside the sports sedan and sports coupe mold.

BMW Philippines Recalling Selected 2005 to 2012 3 Series Models


BMW Philippines is announcing a recall on selected 3 Series E90 models from 2005 to 2012.

Mitsubishi Motor Philippines Cuts Prices on Remaining 2018 Models


Mitsubishi Motors Philippines is clearing out old stocks to welcome the New Year and with that, get ready for huge savings on 2018 models of the Strada, Montero Sport, and even their flagship Pajero SUV.

Review: 2019 MG 6 1.5T Trophy


The MG name and the octagonal badge has always been synonymous with sporty roadsters. While most twenty-, thirty-, or even forty-somethings won’t recognize it by now, they were, at one time, the car world’s hottest ticket. As it seeks a return to relevance under its new owners, SAIC, one sure hoped that a sportscar was somewhere in those plans. For now though, the closest thing is the MG6.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Toyota Philippines Launches All-New 2020 Hiace (w/ 37 Photos, Specs)


The first-ever global launch happened in the country as Toyota Motor Philippines unveiled the all-new 2020 Hiace a week after some photos leaked onto the internet. As the world’s largest market for Toyota’s full-sized MPV outside of Japan, sales will start here first before the rest of the world.

Jaguar Land Rover Debuts New Inline-6 Engine


Jaguar is about to give its cars more oomph with the introduction of a new 6-cylinder gasoline engine. This new inline-6 engine offers better response and better balance than the outgoing V6 and will make its debut on the Range Rover Sport.

Nissan Philippines Adds Fiery Red Color to Terra


Nissan is adding a dash of color to its Terra 7-seater SUV lineup with the introduction of a new limited-edition color. Meet the Terra in Fiery Red.

Second Sports Car for the Cause Gears Up on February 24, 2019


The Burgos Circle Car Club, a group of sportscar enthusiasts who gather for cars, coffee, and camaraderie every Sunday in partnership with Bonifacio Global City is organizing the second Sportscar for a Cause this coming Sunday, February 24, 2019 from 7 AM to 11 AM.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

BMW M Gives 500+ Horsepower to 2019 X3 and X4


BMW’s performance division, BMW M has succeeded in breaching the 500-horsepower mark in the compact SUV market with the new X3 M and X4 M.