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April 30, 2021

Ford PH Retains Leadership in 4x4 Pickup Truck, Small SUV Segment in Q1 2021

Ford Philippines maintained its leadership in the 4x4 pickup and small SUV segments in the Philippines as of first quarter of this year.

Hyundai PH Opens Silang Cavite Dealership

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official Philippine distributor of Hyundai vehicles, opened its 41st dealership, Hyundai Silang. Hyundai Silang is the sixth Hyundai dealership under the helm of Hyundai Alabang, Inc., led by Dealer Principal, Mr. William Chiongbian II.

Chery Shows Off 257 Horsepower Engine, 11-Speed Gearbox At Auto Shanghai

Highlighting their investment in technology, Chery Auto used the Auto Shanghai to showcase its new brand positioning that aims to make them a leader in smart and green mobility.

5 Ways To Enjoy The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB In The New Normal

People always love to go out during summer season. It’s all about long trips on the countryside, going to the beach, enjoying food trips with your loved ones and friends, and exploring scenic spots around the Metro. However, things have changed since the pandemic hit. It has been over a year that we experienced the longest lockdown. Plans have drastically changed all over again. But how can you be creative and productive this summer when you want to make your adventures fun and safe?

This Truck Body Builder Cut Their Production Lead Times By 80 Percent

The Philippines’ leading truck body builder, Centro has responded to the increased demand for logistics vehicles by drastically cutting their production lead times by up to 80 percent. This as they’ve integrated Japanese production technology to the manufacture of their wing, closed, and refrigerated bodies.

Superfaster: Ferrari To Release Faster Version of 812 Superfast

Ferrari will be releasing a faster version of its 812 Superfast (could we call it Superfaster?), and they’ve revealed the first official images ahead of the launch on May 5.

April 29, 2021

You Can Now Buy Genuine Modulo Accessories For The 2021 Honda City Hatchback on Lazada

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is announcing the introduction of its genuine Modulo Accessory line up for the first-ever Honda City Hatchback.

General Motors Bets Big in 3D Printing For Vehicles

General Motors announced the opening of the 15,000-square-foot (1,393-square meter) Additive Industrialization Center (AIC), a ground-up facility exclusively dedicated to productionizing 3D printing technology in the automotive industry. The AIC is the capstone of GM’s expertise and increased investment in 3D printing over the last several years.

Lalamove Launches "Upgrade Sa Buhay" Campaign For Partner Drivers

Lalamove has been providing reliable delivery services since 2016. Operating nearly five years in the Philippines, the organization has successfully created an ecosystem of welfare for their partner drivers through a long list of benefits through their Panalomove program. Present in Manila, Cebu, and recently, Pampanga, Lalamove continues to enhance the wide array of benefits and assistance services Lalamove and its partners have to offer.

The Volkswagen ID.4 GTX Is Your First Glimpse of High-Performance Electric Cars

Volkswagen’s future may be electric, but it doesn’t mean there’s no room for high-performance. Case in point is the brand’s new GTX range—their new variant name for sportier versions of its all-electric vehicles. The first one to receive the hotted up treatment is the ID.4.

Ford Gives The Ranger Raptor A Race-Inspired Update For 2021

Ford is bringing rally raid-inspired styling to its Baja-inspired high-performance truck, the Ranger Raptor with the introduction of a new variant for 2021: the Ranger Raptor X.

All-New 2022 Honda Civic Now Packs 180 Horsepower

Honda revealed what they promised to be the most fun-to-drive and most technologically advanced Civic in the model’s nearly 50-year history.

40 Years On, Mazda Restored The First-Ever MX Model: The MX-81 Aria

In the year that Mazda brought the MX-badge to its first-ever electric vehicle, the MX-30, the automaker has also carried out a restoration of the first Mazda to wear the MX badge—the Mazda MX-81 Aria.

Toyota Sales, Production Numbers Reach Record Highs As They Brush Off Chip Shortage

Toyota’s global sales in March rose to a record, as the automaker’s ability to keep producing vehicles amid a global shortage of chips puts it in a prime position to capitalize on an expected resurgence in demand for cars.

Thanks To The Lexus LF-Z Electrified Designers Reimagine What Car Interiors Could Look Like

To celebrate the world premiere of the LF-Z Electrified, a battery electric concept vehicle symbolizing the brand’s next chapter, Lexus has partnered with three pioneering artists and designers to re-imagine the concept car’s interior. Star footwear designer Salehe Bembury, digital artist Ondrej Zunka, and Japanese fashion label Hender Scheme bring virtually rendered interiors that reflect Lexus’ continued dedication to accelerating its electrified future.

It Looks Like Honda Is Launching The All-New Mobilio and BR-V This May

Honda isn’t wasting any time trying to grab the headlines from the newly-launched Toyota Raize in ASEAN. It’s now confirmed that they are also holding the world premiere of a brand-new model on May 3, 2021—and that could very well be the next-generation Mobilio and/or BR-V.

MG Philippines: No Price Increase, No Safeguard Bond On Cars Until May 15, 2021

MG Philippines will not collect and require an additional deposit from clients to cover the provisional safeguard measure bond as mandated by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) for all purchases until May 15, 2021.

April 28, 2021

The Porsche 911 Turbo S Is The World Performance Car of the Year

A distinguished panel of 93 journalists coming from 28 countries have named the Porsche 911 Turbo S as the 2021 World Performance Car. This marks the seventh time a Porsche model has won the World Performance Car title, and the eighth victory for Porsche in the World Car Awards.

What Happens When Rolls-Royce and Hermès Collaborate On A Car?

What happens when Rolls-Royce Motors Cars and Hermès decides to collaborate? This one-of-a-kind Phantom luxury sedan finished for Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa.

How A Test Drive Instilled Confidence In Geely For Its PH President

When Mikihisa Takayama was assigned to head Geely, Sojitz’s new automotive venture in the Philippines, he knew he’d be facing an uphill battle. This was in 2019.

Someone Is Building A Life-Sized Tamiya R/C Model That You Can Drive

Ask any child of the 1980s what names like the Hornet, Lunchbox, Sand ScoR/Cher, and Avante meant to them, and they will likely reminisce about one thing: Tamiya.

Volkswagen Named To TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential Companies

Time Magazine has named Volkswagen to its inaugural “Time 100 Most Influential Companies” list highlighting the 100 companies making an extraordinary impact around the world.

April 27, 2021

Geely PH Appoints New President & CEO

Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP)’s President & CEO Mikihisa Takayama will end his assignment this month to fulfill a new role in SGAP’s mother company, Sojitz Corporation in Tokyo, Japan. Taking over his role as the new President and CEO is SGAP’s current Executive Vice President, Yosuke Nishi.

The 2022 Hyundai Kona N Is The 289-Horsepower SUV Subaru Won't Make

Despite its all-electric push, Hyundai hasn’t forgotten to make exciting vehicles. Case in point is its first-ever high-performance SUV: the 2022 Kona N.

Review: 2021 Volvo XC40 T5 R Design

Ask the average car buyer, and they’ll tell you that Volvo is best known for safe family haulers. While that’s not a bad image to possess, in the luxury space, the majority of buyers want a dose of excitement injected as well. This is where the Volvo XC40 and its off-beat creativity comes across as refreshing.

Michael Breen is Ford Philippines' New Managing Director

Ford Motor Company has announced the appointment of Michael “Mike” Breen as managing director, Ford Philippines, effective June 1, 2021. Breen is currently managing director, Ford Asia Pacific Direct Markets (APDM).

Will You Ride Geely's Flying Taxi?

Will you ride a flying electric taxi? That may soon be a reality in China thanks to Geely and the Volocopter 2X.

There's A Reason Why Honda Designs Have Been Ho-Hum Lately

There’s now a very plausible reason why Honda designs of late—as seen in the all-new Jazz/Fit and HR-V/Vezel aren’t as sharp as they were: they’re concentrating their efforts on their car’s interiors.

Honda Cars PH Offers Discounts on Several Service Packages Until End May

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. is offering discounts and special deals for its service customers with its “Summer Holiday Service Offers” until May 31, 2021. The offers are available at selected authorized dealerships and service centers nationwide.

The A6 e-tron Is The Future of Audi's "E-volution"

Audi forges ahead with its “e-volution” towards electric mobility as it showed the four-door Audi A6 e-tron concept.

Toyota's P667k Raize SUV To Roll Out In ASEAN

After being spied testing on ASEAN roads late last year, Toyota is ready to launch its new sub-compact SUV: the 2021 Raize. The first market to benefit? Indonesia.

Nissan PH Is Launching The LEAF On May 9. But There's One Big Problem

After a protracted delay, and tons of now forgotten teasers, Nissan is finally launching the all-electric Leaf on May 9, 2021.

April 26, 2021

Nissan Valenzuela Is First Dealership In ASEAN To Adopt New Logo

Nissan in the Philippines opens its latest dealership in Valenzuela City, as the brand continues to strengthen its presence nationwide.

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Is This Year's World Luxury Car of the Year

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been recognized as this year’s World Luxury Car of the Year. Voted by 93 international journalists from 28 countries, Mercedes-Benz’s flagship sedan beat out Sweden’s Polestar 2, and Britain’s Land Rover Defender to win the award.

Skyway To Run Bus Rapid Transit System

With the elevated Skyway Stage 3 operational (including its new Nagtahan exit ramps), San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is looking to run the country’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system on the elevated expressway, to drastically improve commuting for Filipinos, and support sustainable transportation.

6 Reasons Why The 2021 GAC GN6 Is An Ideal MPV For The Filipino Family

In recent years, multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) have become one of the top choices of Filipino consumers for these obvious reasons - space, versatility, and practicality. Apart from these, modern-day MPVs are also now equipped with advanced technological features and stunning designs that lead to a comfortable driving experience.

April 25, 2021

GAC Motor, Geely To Use Toyota's Hybrid System

Toyota Motor Corporation will supply the Guangzhou Automobile Group or GAC Motor with their gasoline-electric hybrid technology. This marks the first time Toyota will offer its core hybrid technology to a non-Japanese company.

Isuzu PH Continues To Bring Hope Thanks To Its Mechanics Training Program

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), with and through the Isuzu Heart and Smile Project welcomed 18 new scholars and recognized 34 undergraduates as they moved up training levels last April 21.

BMW Motorrad PH Celebrates 40 Years of GS With Six Limited Edition Models

SMC Asia Car Distributors Corporation, the official distributor of BMW automobiles and motorcycles in the Philippines brings in not one, not two, but six limited edition motorcycles that celebrate 40 years of the GS models.

This Could Be The World's Most Expensive Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Ever

A low mileage Lancer Evo VI Tommi Makinen Edition owned and maintained by Mitsubishi Motors UK is currently topping £78,000 or about P 5.2 million at auction. This could potentially make it the most expensive Lancer Evolution model sold at auction ever, says Mitsubishi.

Honda Will Go Fully Electric For All Its Markets, Including The Philippines By 2040

Honda is going all in on battery electric vehicles (BEV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) by 2040 for all its markets, including the Philippines. The target was announced by Honda’s newly-minted President and Representative Director, Toshihiro Mibe during his inaugural press conference.

April 23, 2021

Why Didn't Honda Cars Philippines Bring In More City Hatchback Variants? And Why No Turbo?

If you’re wondering why Honda Cars Philippines decided to bring in just one variant of the all-new City Hatchback, the reason is quite simple: Filipinos aren’t buying enough small hatchbacks.

The 2022 Honda HR-V Hides A Dirty Little Secret

Honda may be sharing more than just the City’s platform when it comes to the all-new HR-V. Apparently, it’s also getting the sub-compact sedan’s engine too.

This Is The 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Before You're Supposed To See It

The all-new 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser is almost upon us. After leaks about its specs came out last week, it was photographed undisguised, sitting in a pre-delivery inspection lot in the Middle East.

Carmakers Should Preach Service Not Toys

Whether it is because they are an EV pioneer, or because there is some mythos surrounding its CEO, Elon Musk, Tesla has garnered an almost cult-like following. This almost blind loyalty to Tesla has generated a term, Tesla Stan. It is the automotive equivalent of the internet’s favorite meme, Florida Man, or closer to home, it is Joeven Yacub and his love for anything Honda.

Chery Auto PH Sales Jump 216 Percent in Q1 2021

Chery Auto Philippines saw its sales rocket 216 percent in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period last year. The automaker attributes this to increased public awareness of its products.

Geely Coolray is Best-Selling 5-Seater Sub-Compact SUV For Q1 2021

Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP), the official local distributor of Geely vehicles in the country, announced that Coolray has once again ranked number 1 in the 5-seater subcompact crossover segment consistently from January to March with 744 units sold in Q1.

April 22, 2021

It's Official: The 47th Tokyo Motor Show 2021 Is Canceled

It’s official: the 47th Tokyo Motor Show 2021 is canceled. This marks the first time the biennial motor show has been canceled since its inception 1954.

An Additional 10,863 Honda PH Units Affected By Faulty Fuel Pumps

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), through a voluntarily recall, will replace the fuel pumps of 10,863 units of select 2018-2021 Accord, BR-V, City, Civic, Civic Type R, CR-V, HR-V, Jazz and Mobilio for possible defective impellers.

Skyway Stage 3's Nagtahan Exit Ramps Are Now Open

Starting today, April 22, 2021 motorists coming from both the north and south can now access Sta. Mesa and the City of Manila directly, in record time, as San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has opened the Nagtahan northbound and southbound exit ramps of the new Skyway Stage 3 elevated expressway.