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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Petron Blaze Racing Team Emerged As Class Champions At 12-Hour Endurance Race

The Petron Blaze Racing Team emerged as Class 2 champions in the recently concluded Petron Kalayaan Cup, a 12-hour endurance race held at the Clark International Speedway to celebrate Philippine Independence Day last June 12.

Nissan Just Sold More 2022 GT-R NISMO In 4 Months This Year Than The Whole Of 2020

The Nissan GT-R NISMO is a bit of an enigma. The car itself is about 14 years old, and yet, it’s still enjoying brisk sales, at least when the NISMO version is concerned.

Hyundai And Grab Are Working Together To Accelerate EV Adoption In Southeast Asia

Hyundai and Grab are looking to strengthen their ongoing strategic partnership by focusing on accelerating EV adoption in Southeast Asia. As such, the group, which includes both Hyundai and Kia will develop programs and initiatives that lower the barriers of entry for Grab drivers and delivery-partners to adopt EVs such as lowering the total cost of ownership and reducing range anxiety.

Mercedes-Benz To Hold Service Caravan For Vismin Customers

Global Star Motors (GSM) Corporation, the official dealer of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Cebu City, will hold its biggest Service Caravan this year in select locations in Visayas and Mindanao.

The Latest Version Of The 650-Horsepower Lamborghini Urus Super SUV Is Now In Manila

From asphalt to sand, ice to mud, dirt to gravel, the Lamborghini Urus can traverse any terrain, making it the absolute all-around Super Sport-Utility Vehicle.

Honda Unveils 2022 Civic Hatchback

After showing it off in sedan form, Honda has now shown what the 11th generation Civic Hatchback looks like in full. And this is it.

Toyota Motor PH Expands Availability Of On Demand Shuttle System

During the height of the community quarantine last year, Toyota Motor Philippines pilot-tested an on-demand shuttle service servicing the Philippine General Hospital.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Audi To End Development Of Gas, Diesel Engines By 2026

Audi is the latest car brand to confirm that they will shed internal combustion engines and focus solely on full-electric powertrains. The decision was announced by Audi CEO Markus Duesmann.

You Can Now Use Your Credit Card To Make A Downpayment On A Honda Brio

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. introduces its zero percent special installment plan and credit card payment options for the all-in downpayment of the Honda Brio. This special offer is available until August 31, 2021.

Goodyear Is The Most Trusted Tire Brand In The Philippines

Goodyear is the most trusted tire brand in the Philippines after it was bestowed with the Platinum Awardee at the Reader’s Digest Trusted Brand 2021 under the Tire Category.

Treating Customers As Family Is One Of Ford Philippines Managing Director's Top Three Priorities

Ford Philippines’s new managing director, Michael “Mike” Breen revealed his top three priorities for the Philippine market.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Ford Philippines Adds More Cargo Security For Wildtrak 4x4 For No Additional Cost

In February, when Ford Philippines brought in the refreshed 2021 Ranger line-up, they mentioned that they would be bringing in the power roller shutter option for the Wildtrak 4x4. Well, that time is now, and the price is free.

Ford Philippines Bringing In Ranger Raptor X For P 2.038M

Ford Philippines has confirmed that it is bringing in its Baja Race-inspired Ranger Raptor X this July for the price of P 2.038 million.

Can The First-Ever Hyundai Elantra N Challenge The Civic Type R?

Hyundai revealed the first glimpse of Elantra N (sold as Avante N in South Korea), the latest addition to its high-performance N range. This is Hyundai Motors’ sixth N brand model, following the unveiling of Kona N in April this year.

The 2021 Range Rover Evoque Is A Sophisticated Explorer

The Range Rover brand has always struck a chord in me. Given its European roots and being the off-road vehicle of choice of royalty, I had been curious as to what made a “Rover” special and so distinguished that its name has become synonymous with luxury and ruggedness—two words that are rarely used in the same context, much less the same sentence. Color me excited and intimidated as I stepped into the Land Rover dealership to pick up what would be my first Range Rover experience: the new Range Rover Evoque, in its MHEV (mild hybrid) variant.

Takata Also Falsified Seatbelt Test Data

There seems to be no end to Takata’s problems. A report reveals that the bankrupt Japanese automotive supplier of airbags and seatbelts have falsified data made at its plants, including the one in the Philippines.

Hyundai Acquires Robotics Company Boston Dynamics

Hyundai Motor Group has completed its purchase of robotics company Boston Dynamics. The deal, valued at US$ 1.1 billion will give Hyundai an 80 percent stake in Boston Dynamics, while the remaining 20 percent will be retained by SoftBank Group.

KTM Philippines Opens Test Ride Portal

Staying true to its “Ready to Race” philosophy, KTM Philippines is opening its Test Ride Portal. A first in the local motorcycle industry, it helps customers book a test ride schedule remotely.

The Lexus LM 350 Is Truly Executive Class Travel

When it comes to the art of luxury vehicles, Lexus does not hold back - and that’s evident in the Lexus LM 350. Known worldwide for their meticulous attention to detail and craftsmanship, the LM 350 will impress even the most discerning of car aficionados. Comfortable and highly exclusive, this is the luxury vehicle you will look forward to riding in and never want to get out of.

Monday, June 21, 2021

Petron Reveals Reason Behind Exclusive Motorcycle Lanes

Recently, the country’s leading oil company, Petron quietly launched exclusive gas lanes for two-wheeled motorists. Today, they’ve revealed the rationale behind the move.

Kaicene Brings In Cargo Version Of Honor S (w/ Specs)

Kaicene, Changan’s commercial vehicle brand distributed by Auto Asia is getting into the micro truck category with the 2021 Honor S Cargo.

Nissan PH Revs Up The Savings With Up To P 175k Off The Terra This Month

Nissan is shifting up the deals and discounts for the month of June with its Drive Beyond promo. Running until June 30, it includes almost the entire line-up sans the Navara, GT-R, 370Z, Patrol, and LEAF.

Changan Unveils New Ultra-Efficient But Powerful Blue Core iDD Engine

Changan wanted to do things their way, and it took them six years; but good things come to those who wait because they’ve finally shown the world their Blue Core iDD hybrid system.

Volvo Cars PH Earns Smart And Safer Mobility Award At Europa Awards 2021

Volvo Philippines clinched the Smart and Safer Mobility Award at the recently held Europa Awards 2021.

First-Ever BMW M Bike Arrives In The Philippines: Meet The P 2.995M M 1000RR

SMC Asia Car Distributors Corporation, the official distributor of BMW Motorrad in the Philippines is bringing in a small batch of the first-ever M bike: the M 1000RR.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Here's Your First Look At The Philippine-Spec 2021 Volkswagen Multivan Kombi

Two days after Volkswagen Philippines officially announced the arrival of the Multivan Kombi by the third quarter of 2021, the first unit has actually arrived in the country and here it is.

The Forester GT Lite Keeps Things Fresh For Subaru's Compact SUV

In 2019, Subaru launched the fifth-generation Forester. Known by fans as the “SK5,” it became the most obvious sign that the once quirky carmaker—known for their all-wheel drive and oddball designs—was headed straight into the mainstream.

30 Years Ago, Mazda Won The 24 Hours of Le Mans

At 4 PM on the 23rd June 1991 Johnny Herbert crossed the finish line at the Le Mans 24 Hour race to mark a unique achievement. Mazda had become the first Japanese manufacturer to win the world’s most famous endurance race, not only that they’d done it with a totally unique engine that had captivated the fans at the track with its ear-piercing soundtrack.

Last Minute Father's Day Gift Shopping? Try Heading To PGA Cars

Can’t think of a gift for a car-crazed Dad this Father’s Day? Get him some awesome stuff not found in malls but rather from the car showrooms he loves. Not only are these items from Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini and Bentley well-crafted, but they are quite exclusive as well. Show Dad he’s special. You’re welcome.

This Is The 2022 Toyota Tundra

Toyota’s had enough of internet leaks, and plug them up for good, they’ve decided to show off the 2022 Tundra pickup truck in full.

Review: 2021 Toyota GR Supra 3.0

Normally, anyone who’s had the chance to take the Toyota GR Supra would be smitten by it. But beyond the tons of pics done for the ‘gram and the prerequisite social media profile pic change, let’s get down to the brutal truth: is this revival, 17 years in the making worth it, or is Toyota just better off keeping the Supra in its cupboard of legendary nameplates?

BMW Philippines Launches 2021 M3 Competition And M4 Competition (w/ Specs)

SMC Asia Car Distributors Corporation announces the arrival of the all-new BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe in no less than Competition guise. These two models continue to live up to their 35-year heritage of bringing track-optimized performance together with everyday usability.

BMW Philippines Brings Down The Price Of The BMW M5 Competition To P 13.69M (w/ Specs)

When SMC Asia Car Distributors Corporation launched the current-generation BMW M5 in 2018, it came with a mouthwatering P 14.790 million price tag. Three years later, in a very interesting twist, the refreshed M5 (LCI in BMW terminology) comes in at P 13.69 million. Yes. It’s actually more affordable now.

BMW Philippines Takes Luxury A Step Further By Launching Customization Program For New M Cars

SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp., the official importer and distributor of BMW vehicles in the Philippines, is once again taking the luxury vehicle ownership experience a step further.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Visit These Subaru Showrooms On Father's Day Weekend And Get Free Stuff

Motor Image Pilipinas, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the Philippines, honors all fathers this month by offering special freebies to all its customers – not just fathers! – who visit selected showrooms (Subaru Greenhills, Subaru Manila Bay, Subaru C5 Pasig, and Subaru Global City) from June 18-20 and June 25-27, 2021.

Internet Celebrity Alex Gonzaga Is Chery's Newest Brand Ambassador

Chery Auto Philippines finally reveals the face of its most-awaited brand ambassador for 2021: Alex Gonzaga. Gonzaga, considered as one of the most influential multimedia icons joins the Chery Auto Philippines family in a 60-second premier video that appeared on Facebook and YouTube.

Ford Territory Owners Share The Features They Love The Most

Ford Philippines surveyed the Ford Territory Club Philippines or FTCP on their five favorite features of their small SUV.

The 2022 Honda Civic Is Loaded With Tech, Connectivity

When Honda unveiled the all-new 2022 Civic, they detailed a waft of new available features which look great on the PR, but would normally be exclusive or available only on the top-of-the-line trim. However, now that Honda’s 11th generation compact sedan goes on sale in its first global market, the U.S., they’ve finally broken down what’s standard and what’s trim-specific.

GAC Motor PH Proves Chinese Cars Are Durable As They Finish 12-Hour Endurance Race In 2nd

GAC Motor Racing Team once again proved the GA4’s durability and performance following a strong showing at the 2021 Petron Kalayaan Cup 12-hour Endurance Challenge.

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Volkswagen PH Bringing In Multivan Kombi In Q3 2021

Today’s generation of youngsters and new drivers may have only seen the legendary Volkswagen Multivan Kombi—Volkswagen’s first, most famous, and most beloved van—in pictures or videos. But for those who were old enough to hold the wheels or go on road trips in the second half of the 20th century, the Kombi van has carried with it loads of personal memories and culture-defining history.

Mazda To Electrify Entire Line-Up By 2030

Mazda will be using a “building block strategy” for its upcoming products as it looks to become a carbon neutral carmaker by 2050. A further refinement of their Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030 long-term technology development plan, the Japanese carmaker has outlined its product development policies toward 2030.

Honda Cars PH Discontinues Mobilio

Pour one out for the Mobilio. Honda’s entry-level MPV has joined the Jazz in the great parking lot in the sky.

Mitsubishi Motors PH Managed To Sell 1 Outlander PHEV Last May

How’s this for a surprise: Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) actually managed to sell one Outlander PHEV last May. This comes as the Japanese carmaker managed to grow its sales by 169 percent compared to April.

The 2021 Nissan Navara PRO-4X Warrior Is "World's Toughest Navara"

That didn’t take long. Two days after Nissan engineering partner, Premcar teased the “world’s toughest Navara,” Nissan has finally pulled the covers. Meet the 2021 Navara PRO-4X Warrior.

Geely Breaks Ground On Fairview Dealership

Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP), the official local distributor of Geely in the country, is adding Geely Fairview on its roster of dealerships this year. Geely Fairview, which is expected to open its doors to public by December 2021 will be under the management of SGAP’s dealer partner, Valley Drive Motor Ltd. Inc.

Vehicle Importers See 8 Percent Increase In May 2021 Sales

The Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors, Inc. (AVID) registered an 8 percent increase in month-on-month sales. Last May, they sold 4,864 units—an increase over April 2021’s 4,496 units.

Hyundai Is Offering Up To A Million Pesos Off Their Bus Line

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai commercial vehicles in the Philippines, is poised to build stronger partnerships by offering not one, but two deals: Hyundai’s Todo na Two.

Porsche Drops The Huge Rear Wing For Subtlety With The 911 GT3 Touring Package

For those who find the current 911 GT3 a little bit too loud, Porsche may have a solution for you: the 911 GT3 Touring—a much subtler choice that manages to retain every bit of the 911 GT3’s excitement and performance.

Hyundai Picks Marvel Heroes To Become The 2022 Tucson Brand Ambassadors

Hyundai has picked the heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe or MCU to become the 2022 Tucson’s brand ambassadors.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Nissan To Use Skyline Name On SUV, Electric Vehicle

Nissan may be ready to take a page off Mitsubishi’s playbook as reports emerge that they may be using the Skyline name on either SUVs or electric vehicles. Yup, you read that right.