Friday, December 13, 2019

The Design of These Mazdas is Inspired by Motorsports

After years of shying away from creating go-fast cars, Mazda is taking the first steps by showing off a trio of customized models destined for the 2020 Tokyo Auto Salon. While they still lack additional oomph, these three Polymetal Gray models show that Mazda’s KODO design can still be personalized and personalized well.

Nissan Relaunches Pasig Dealership at New, Bigger Location

In line with the brand’s commitment to make Nissan products and services more accessible to more people in the country, Nissan in the Philippines together with the Autohub Group re-launched the Nissan Pasig dealership in a new location along Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Ave. (C-5).

Satoru Suzuki Ends 4-Year Term as President of Toyota Motor Philippines

Mr. Satoru Suzuki concludes his four-year term as President of local automotive giant Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP).

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Get the Mercedes-Benz V-Class with a P 300k Discount Until December 23

End the year on a stellar note by driving home a brand-new Mercedes-Benz car or SUV with their 12 Days of Christmas promo.

Perennial Plagiarist CarDekho Acquires Carmudi Philippines

Perennial plagiarist CarDekho (and by extension, their sister website ZigWheels) has announced that they’ve acquired used car classified website, Carmudi Philippines.

The Mazda CX-5 Now Gets the Polymetal Gray Treatment

The polymetalification of Mazda has begun. Once an exclusive color to the Mazda3 Sportback, the color has now spread to the Japanese market Roadster (aka MX-5), and now even to the CX-5 compact SUV as well.

Get the Ford Explorer 3.5L EcoBoost Sport at the Price of the 2.3L EcoBoost This Christmas

Ford Philippines is offering the Ford Explorer 3.5L EcoBoost Sport AWD at the price of 2.3L EcoBoost FWD for a limited time this Christmas season.

BMW Will Finally Offer Android Auto in 2020

Who says rich bois exclusively use iPhones, eh? In a move that’s seen as “better late than never,” BMW is finally giving in and introducing Android Auto to its vehicles starting mid-2020.

The Country's First Isuzu Automatic Transmission Heavy-Duty Truck is with Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola Beverage Philippines, Inc. (CCBPI), the bottling arm of Coca-Cola in the country, has partnered with Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC)— the country’s leading manufacturer of brand-new trucks— to further enhance safety and sustainability within its logistics operations. 95 top-of-the-line vehicles have been turned over to Coca-Cola’s already expansive delivery fleet.

Jaguar and Land Rover Are Slashing Prices Up to a Million Pesos This Weekend

All British Cars (ABC), the sole authorized dealership of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, parts, and accessories in the Philippines, will hold the Jaguar Land Rover Holiday Red Tag Sale from December 13 to 15, 2019.  Avail of great offers and huge discounts of up to P 1,000,000 on select brand-new and pre-owned models.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Buy a Toyota From Now Until December 20 and You Can Win a Brand-New Vios

Ending the year strong by getting your dream car this December? Get even more reasons to choose a Toyota with Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP)’s Epic Year-End Blowout happening exclusively from December today until December 20, 2019.

Chevrolet Introduces 2021 Tahoe and Suburban with Available Diesel Power

Chevrolet has taken the wraps off their two big boys: the 2021 Tahoe and Suburban and with that brings the fight to the Ford Expedition and other full-sized SUVs thanks to best-in-class interior room and an available class-exclusive diesel engine.

Honda to Simplify Global Vehicle Line-Up

There’s going to be some big changes at Honda as the carmaker comes to grip with low operating margins and an increasing complexity of makes and models. Chief Operating Officier Takahiro Hachigo has started reforms that will reign in regional product development, and instead centralize R&D as the company aims to boost engineering resources to develop electrified vehicles.

These Are the Best Nissan Technicians in the Philippines

In cultivating excellence in its aftersales services, Nissan in the Philippines held the Nissan Service Technician Excellence Competency (NISTEC) and Nissan Service Advisor Excellence Competency (NISAC) national competitions. Service technicians and advisors from Nissan dealerships around the country participated in the event.

Toyota Motor Philippines Invests to Improve Vehicle, Service Quality

With its undisputed position as the country’s number one carmaker, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is also taking big steps towards nation building. While majority of the news is concentrated on sales and sales plans, the auto giant is also very proud of its role in various environmental and industrial initiatives.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Going Once, Going Twice: HMR Opens Largest Auto Auction Facility in the Philippines

Industry pioneer HMR Auto Auction celebrated its third year of operations by opening the country’s biggest purpose-built auto auction facility in Bicutan, Paranaque and holding its biggest auction yet, with over 250 vehicles available for live public bidding.

This Maxus V80 Ambulance Will Help Ospital ng Tondo Carry Out Emergency Services

Maxus Philippines donated a Maxus V80 Flex ambulance to the Ospital ng Tondo in Manila last December 9. This is in line with its corporate social responsibility efforts; which focuses on providing convenient and efficient vehicles to institutions and individuals.

What Do You When You Find Old, Abandoned Equipment? Make New Car Parts, Of Course

What do you when you find equipment abandoned at one of your factories? Sell them? Dismantle them? For Fiat Chrysler, they saw this as an opportunity to make lemonade out of lemons.

Hino Opens Dealership in Butuan

Hino Motors Philippines (HMP) opens a new dealership situated in Butuan City. Situated right in the heart of Agusan del Norte, Hino Butuan is located along the AH26 National Highway, which connects Butuan City to other major cities of Northern Mindanao such as Iligan, Cagayan de Oro, and Surigao. Hino Butuan will serve the region’s thriving industries by supplying its truck and bus needs.

Get a Brand New Tire for As Low As P 800 at Wheel Gallery This Week

Wheel Gallery is holding a limited time sale for its stock of Saffiro Tires from today until Wednesday, December 18. Located at 318 Col. Bonny Serrano Avenue, San Juan get selected sizes ranging from 15-22 inches with as much as 70 percent discount.

Philippines is 9th Biggest Market for Toyota; Looks to Leasing as Means to Solidify Growth

Since its founding in 1988, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has become an important player globally for Japan’s largest automaker. In his speech, TMP President Satoru Suzuki outlined the carmaker’s achievements as 2019 comes to a close:

Monday, December 9, 2019

SsangYong and Changan Open Their First Dealership in Metro Manila

Auto Asia—the brand concept that combines Korean specialist, SsangYong and China’s largest automobile group, Changan under one roof opens its first showroom in Metro Manila.

Give Yourself the Gift of Hyundai Peace of Mind This Holiday Season

Christmas season can be stressful – rushing to buy the gifts for everyone (and hoping you haven’t forgotten anyone on your list), going through heavy traffic for a holiday get-together (along with the dreaded holiday weight gain). In all this madness, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) is offering the gift of peace of mind through worry-free ownership with its 5-year free Preventive Maintenance Service (PMS) and 5-year unlimited mileage warranty.

Review: 2020 Honda Accord EL Turbo

By most accounts, the Accord is starting its slow descent towards automotive purgatory. Flanked by competition such as the Camry and the Mazda6, Honda’s once celebrated executive sedan is now outperformed, outvalued, and as a result, outsold by the competition (and this isn’t taking into consideration the proliferation of mid-sized SUVs, too). However, instead of taking its fate lying down (hello, Altima and Legacy), Honda has come up with this: the tenth-generation Accord. The question now is: is it a siren song that lures buyers back, or is it a memorial for a dead car rolling?

The Chevrolet Suburban Receives Its Own Hollywood Walk of Fame Star

The Chevrolet Suburban became the first vehicle ever to receive its own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, recognizing the SUV’s 67-year career in Hollywood film and television.

Nissan's Having Some Trouble Selling The Ultra-Limited GT-R50 by Italdesign

It looks like Nissan’s having difficulty looking for billionaires who’re willing to fork out 990,000 Euros (~ P 60 million) for an Italian bodied GT-R. A year after it was previewed, there’s still remaining stocks for the ultra-limited 50-unit run.

Isuzu to Open in Bacoor City Soon

Isuzu Philippines Corporation will be opening in Bacoor City soon after they’ve formally broken ground on the newest location of a 3S dealership southwest of Metro Manila.

Jaguar Introduces Sexed Up F-Type to the World

Jaguar’s stunning two-door sportscar, the F-Type receives a substantial refresh for the 2021 model year that sees new styling tweaks, better interior materials, and most important of all, enhanced handling prowess.

Friday, December 6, 2019

The Toyota RAV4 is the Japan Car of the Year 2019-2020

The Japanese press has spoken and they have chosen the 2019 Toyota RAV4 as the Japan Car of the Year (JCOTY) 2019-2020.

Vehicle Importers Say Year-to-Date Sales Still Down 3.3 Percent

The Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors, Inc. (AVID) began the fourth quarter of 2019 with 7,320 units sold in October equivalent to a 5 percent gain versus the 7,000 units sold the previous month. Despite a slight dip of 3 percent or 71,396 units sold year-to-date (YTD) in October compared to the same period last year, AVID is optimistic that the auto industry’s performance will make headway in the last two months of the year.

Honda Just Shoved a Civic Type R Engine Into an Isuzu Trooper

Before the big crossover craze, Honda and its luxury division, Acura, relied on a rather left-field choice to provide them with an SUV for the US market: Isuzu. The result is the Acura SLX, which is in turn, a more upscale Honda Passport, which is basically a re-badged Isuzu Trooper. You still follow?

Mitsubishi Philippines Announces Recall of Xpander MPVs

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines has announced a recall of Xpander MPV units purchased from May 2018 to October 22, 2019 due to a defective fuel pump installed in them. The recall has been officialized after the carmaker identified the models affected.

2019 Isuzu Traviz vs Mitsubishi L300 vs Hyundai H-100 vs Kia K2500

With the launch of the 2019 Traviz, Isuzu Philippines Corporation now wants to provide their own version of a “last-mile” mobility solution. And while it fits perfectly into Isuzu’s existing line-up of trucks and commercial vehicles, the Traviz finds itself in heavy competition from both Japanese and Korean quarters.

Future Fords Will Use Parts Made from Coffee Beans

Ford and McDonald’s will soon be giving vehicles a caffeine boost by using part of a familiar staple in the morning routine, coffee beans, in vehicle parts such as headlamp housing.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Isuzu Opens in Calapan, Oriental Mindoro

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) continues to expand its retail presence in Luzon by adding Isuzu Calapan to its growing list of Isuzu dealerships across the country.

Get the Honda Civic 1.8 S for Just P 1.065-Million This Christmas

Still don’t know what to get this Christmas? How about a brand-new Honda? Honda Cars Philippines is announcing an extension of its Cheers for Deals promo. The promo covers the City, BR-V, CR-V, Brio and Civic with the following cash discounts and low downpayment offers:

Have Kids? The 2019 Subaru Forester Offers the Best Protection Available in Its Class

The 2019 Subaru Forester scored a maximum five-star safety rating at its European New Car Assessment Program or NCAP test. Tested with the e-BOXER powertrain, the compact SUV’s high scores reconfirm the performance of the Subaru Global Platform which is designed to exceed all global safety tests up until 2025.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

McLaren Automotive Confirms Entry into Philippine Market

After all the speculations and rumors, it can finally be said: McLaren is finally coming to the Philippines. This was revealed by no less than McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt in a meeting with journalists in Detroit.

Land Rover PH Reveals That the All-New 2020 Defender Will Set You Back P 6.090-Million (w/ Ordering Guide)

Coventry Motors Corporation (CMC), the exclusive distributor of Jaguar and Land Rover in the Philippines has announced that order books for the much-awaited all-new 2020 Defender are now open. Following this announcement, CMC has also revealed the preliminary specs and pricing of this new age icon.

2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport Loses 3rd Row Seats, Adds Value at P 4.490-Million (w/ Specs)

Coventry Motors Corporation (CMC), the exclusive Philippine distributor of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, today unveiled the new 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport—a refresh of Land Rover’s best-selling compact SUV.

Nissan to Step Away from "Unachievable Targets"; Focus on People and Products Under New CEO

After one shocking corporate scandal after another, Nissan hopes to have a more stable 2020 (and beyond) under the helm of their newly-installed Chief Executive Officer, Makoto Uchida. The CEO who was promoted to the top post in the Japanese carmaker effective December 1 laid down plans for increased respect, transparency, and trust.

Get to Try Out the Mazda CX-30, CX-8 This Weekend at BGC

Mazda Philippines’s two all-new crossovers make their public test drive debut this December 6 to 8 at the Bonifacio High Street Big Bear Oval. The 2020 Mazda CX-30 compact crossover and the all-new 2020 Mazda CX-8 three-row crossover head the expanded CX family lineup of premium, stylish and dynamic crossovers this coming weekend in a display and test drive activity designed to let customers learn and experience the next generation Mazda Premium.

Dongfeng Opens in Isabela Province

Pilipinas Autogroup, Inc. (PAI) announces the opening of its Dongfeng Isabela showroom and service center. Auto Ten Trade and Services owns and operates the Dongfeng Isabela dealership located at Barangay Taringsing, Cordon, Isabela.

Hyundai Opens Truck and Bus Dealership in Cainta

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. or HARI opened the newest location of its dedicated Hyundai Trucks and Buses dealership in Cainta, Rizal (HTB-Cainta) recently.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Isn't Intimidating to Drive At All

P 4.290-million—that’s more money than I’ll make in a lifetime, barring winning the lottery, of course. It’s also the starting price of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC which makes it, to a huge part of the population, ridiculously expensive. Since it’s basically my future retirement fund on wheels, understandably, I had some hesitation of driving it during peak traffic. But you know what I’ve learned? Man, it’s not as intimidating as you think.

Mitsubishi Opens New Dealership in Mactan

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) together with Fast Autoworld Philippines Corporation (FAPC) recently inaugurated its latest dealership in Mactan, Cebu.

Go Big With as Much as P 145k Off a Brand-New Nissan

The holiday season is set to be merrier as Nissan in the Philippines is giving customers big offerings through the GoBig promo.

The Toyota GR Supra is the Best Germany

Well, well, well…how’s this for a surprise. Despite being practically twins underneath, the Toyota GR Supra aka A90 aka the “Zupra” managed to beat its BMW twin to become the best sportscar. The most interesting twist? This award was given by Germans.

Monday, December 2, 2019

Gas Up at Petron, Get Free Jollibee Fries or Fuel Discounts

Two leading Filipino brands, Petron and Jollibee, have partnered to make journeys more rewarding with their ‘Drive For Joy’ promo. Running from today to January 31, 2020, the promo is offered at more than 300 Jollibee drive thru stores and more than 700 Petron service stations nationwide.

This is How Mazda Philippines Stores Your Vehicle Prior to Delivery

Mazda Philippines formally opened its new 100 percent green facility, the Mazda center of Excellence located in Cabuyao, Laguna. Spanning a total area of 2.5 hectares, the new warehouse and training facility is a testament to Mazda’s commitment to better serve the Philippine market.