Monday, August 10, 2020
Motor Image Pilipinas, Inc. (MIP), the exclusive distributor of Subaru in the Philippines, has been keeping families safe before, now and always. Once the confidence of driving a Subaru is discovered, that trust is passed down to generations.
After Jaguar Land Rover discontinued the Defender in 2016, British chemicals giant Ineos and its billionaire Jim Ratcliffe wanted to come up with a modern replacement. With those plans looming closer to production, the British carmaker saw that as a threat to its heritage, and tried to register the shape of both the short wheelbase Defender 90 and long wheelbase Defender 110. Ultimately, they have lost the case.
Buried in a line talking about the jointly-developed Geely Volvo CMA platform’s sales milestone is a hint as to what could be another Geely vehicle headed to the Philippines. In case you missed it, here’s the paragraph again, but this time, we’ve highlighted it for full effect:
a single model to a full-blown line-up, Hyundai has just announced that they’re doing the same with “Ioniq.” This time, the Ioniq brand is their dedicated battery electric vehicle brand.
Sunday, August 9, 2020
Saturday, August 8, 2020
much anticipated guppy, I mean, car is finally confirmed to arrive with hybrid power. In a teaser post it posted on Facebook, the lazily-badged Corolla Cross compact crossover is coming to the country in hybrid guise (see the post below). With that, the Corolla Cross becomes the second Corolla-badged model to receive Toyota’s fourth-generation gasoline-hybrid engine.
Friday, August 7, 2020
seven-month pre-selling tease, Land Rover Philippines has announced the arrival of the all-new Defender. An icon re-imagined for the 21st century, the Defender is built for adventurous hearts and curious minds.
Crossover specialist Chery Auto, distributed locally by United Asia Automotive Group Inc. (UAAGI), is crossing over to a new genre—not just for them, but for the whole Philippine car industry.
Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) continues its expansion and dealer modernization efforts with the recent opening of its 43rd dealership, and its third Isuzu Outlet Standardization (IOS) dealership facility, this time in Pagadian City in Zamboanga del Sur.
Bowmore Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky and Aston Martin have unveiled their first collaborative creation: the Black Bowmore DB5 1964. With only 25 bottles for sale, this will be an exceptionally rare bottle of single malt whisky.
The Corolla Cross is coming very soon, and with that Toyota Motor Philippines is finally going to devour on a piece of the compact crossover pie. And while spec and pricing details will certainly leak before its launch, let’s talk about one thing: just how sloppy the design is.
Thursday, August 6, 2020
virtual showroom in the Asia & Oceania region, giving customers immersive online access to the current Nissan line-up.
Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) finds ways to keep the country moving forward and with that continues with their Restart Your Journey promo until the end of August.
The 1992 McLaren F1 was something that world had never seen before. And, until Gordon Murray delivered the new T.50, it’s something we never expected to see again. It was a car made completely without compromise, perhaps why it is now one of the most sought-after cars in the world.
When Mazda first released information on their North America-exclusive Mazda3 Turbo, they didn’t give much detail except for the output of its force-fed 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G engine. As it gets closer to its launch States side, the Japanese carmaker has released more info, more photos, and a list of appearance packages they’re making available.
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
All British Cars (ABC), the sole authorized dealership of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles announces a five-year zero percent interest offer on selected vehicles until the end of August.
If you’re thinking of buying a CTEK battery charger, now would be a good time as the official distributor has brought back their CTEK MXS 5.0 Value Pack. Best of all? You can now get it online via Lazada.
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) will now be requiring face shields for everyone taking public transportation starting August 15, 2020.
In a rather unique promo (and one that pretty much sums up the current situation), Chery Auto Philippines is giving away a free UV disinfection lamp for every new vehicle sold until August 31, 2020.
Ford Motor Company today announced that Jim Hackett, who has led the company’s transformation since 2017, plans to retire from the company. Jim Farley has been named the company’s new president and CEO and will join the board of directors, effective October 1.
Geely Auto has announced that its Compact Modular Architecture (CMA) has reached a new sales milestone by hitting 600,000 cumulative sales at the end of July.
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
This August, Honda Cars Philippines is announcing the last call on its “Great Deals, Brighter Tomorrow” promo which sees discounts of up to P 300,000.
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board or LTFRB is urging private companies to use public utility vehicles (PUVs) grounded during the MECQ as company shuttles.
The Department of Transportation and the Land Transportation Office-Philippines (LTO) are fast-tracking the operationalization of private motor vehicle inspection centers (PMVICs) to cater to the vehicle inspection need of owners as requirement for registration.
After previewing it last December alongside the refreshed Land Rover Discovery Sport, Coventry Motors Corporation, the exclusive distributor of the iconic British premium SUV brand joins the rest of Asia in officially welcoming the all-new Defender this August.
The lack of public transportation during the National Capital Region’s shift back to MECQ (Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine) means that motorcycle back riding has now been allowed even if the riders aren’t related.
Kia Philippines is extending its “Worth the Drive Deals” this August and with that offers flexible offers such as cash discounts, low downpayments, low monthly amortization, or zero percent interest.
Toyota celebrates 32 years of operations in the Philippines on a very hopeful note, highlighted by the recent launch of its new 2020 Toyota Vios. As the country starts to recover from the challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) renews its partnership with the Filipino people in its pursuit of nation building.
The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), exclusive distributor of MG in the Philippines, received the Five Star Distributor award—the highest recognition among all international MG distributors—at the recent 2020 MG Overseas Dealers and Distributors Conference held online last July 27, 2020. In attendance of the online, cloud-based event were various MG distributors from over eighty (80) countries where MG is available.
Monday, August 3, 2020
Toyota’s long-serving Land Cruiser Prado gets an update for 2021 giving it a more powerful engine and added safety features.
Mazda sure had us fooled. After introducing it as their first full electric vehicle (EV), the freestyle doored MX-30 is arriving as a self-charging hybrid for selected market in the next few months.
With several major parts of the Philippines going back to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine (MECQ) starting tomorrow, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has issued a new advisory which further extends the registration renewal for vehicles expiring in June, July, and August 2020.
Just when you thought all the stories about the Mazda6 could be told, Mazda Philippines brought in what could be considered as this generation’s, “Mi Ultimo Adios”—the sedan fitted with the 2.5-liter Skyactiv-Turbo engine. While it doesn’t drastically alter the general formula, it does manage to unlock additional miles in the segment’s already most fun-to-drive executive car.
Answering the plea of those in the medical community, the Philippine government has opted to bring back the National Capital Region (NCR), Laguna, Cavite, Rizal, and Bulacan back to Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine or MECQ starting on Tuesday, August 4 to Tuesday, August 18, 2020. With that, it’s best to be reminded with regards to the transportation sector:
Sunday, August 2, 2020
Those who eat in their cars know that oil stains are a bitch to remove. The moment that French fry or chicken nugget hits the car seat, it’s game over. Not only do they turn unsightly, but they leave odors which turn that new car smell into something closer to that of your favorite fast food place. And while carmakers have experimented with water-repellant fabrics, these aren’t enough to prevent greasy food, or their remnants from penetrating into the car seat. That is until now.
Good looks can only get you so far in life, even in cars. It’s so easy to be enamored with a vehicle’s aesthetics to the point that it has also become easy to look the other way if the performance isn’t up to par.
Saturday, August 1, 2020
While it’s true that we should all prioritize our own health and safety, we should also consider the effect disinfectants can have on our cars, especially the interior. With that, it’s just as important that we invest in the right sort of cleaning solution and/or agent.