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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Should Toyota PH Transform Its Yaris Hatchback Into A Sub-Compact SUV Instead?


Next to its sedan sibling, the Vios, the Yaris hasn’t really reached mainstream success here in the Philippines. With that, could Toyota Motor Philippines turn their attention and transform their sub-compact hatchback to a sub-compact SUV instead?

Hyundai PH Mourns Passing Of Chairman Edward Go


Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the country, announces with profound sorrow the passing of Chairman Edward S. Go. Chairman Go, a pillar and inspiring, well-loved figure of the company, joined his Creator last September 16, 2021.

5 Takeaways From Ford's Virtual Driving Skills For Life


The “new normal,” as this pandemic life has come to be called, has thrown most of the world off-balance. Many of us have learned to cope in our own ways and that includes making adjustments to our daily routine. The habits that we once knew and practiced have made way to methods that are supposed to make life as we know it, safer. Add to that having had less time behind the wheel and on the road.

The Story Of How A Well-Loved Dog Toy Started From A Volkswagen Part


Dog owners are likely familiar with the KONG toy, a hallow, rugged rubber cone that can be filled with treats. It seems like a perfect shape for chewing and keeping doggos entertained—but that wasn’t its first purpose.

Toyota Updates Vios Yet Again For 2022


It looks like the Toyota Vios is due for another refresh in 2022; that is, if we look at Thailand’s Yaris Ativ.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Been Wanting A Sportscar? You Can Get The Nissan 370Z NISMO With A P150K Discount This Month


Have you been waiting on a deal for a brand-new sportscar? Well, you’re in luck because for September, Nissan Philippines is including the 370Z to its roster of Breakthrough Deals.

Premium Warranty Services Philippines Set To Transform Used Car Buying Experience


Premium Warranty Services Philippines, Inc. (PWSPI) announces the start of its commercial operations in the country.

Not Doing Much Driving? Use CTEK To Prevent Problems With Your Car's Battery


As majority of people spend more time indoors and have adopted work-from-home measures, vehicles sit idly in the garage. Without knowing it, the non-use can result to electrical issues such as dead batteries. This can affect its electrical system, not to mention an expensive brand-new battery replacement or worse, personal stress if the car will not start, and you need to go somewhere.

2022 Toyota Tundra Takes The Fight To The Ford F-150


Toyota is taking the fight to the F-150 with the all-new Tundra, at least for the U.S. market. Dubbed the “toughest Tundra” it’s redesigned from the ground up to be the “most capable, most advanced Tundra to date.”

Could The 2022 Hyundai Staria Load Be The Best Looking Cargo Van Out There?


After showing it off in a passenger configuration earlier this year, Hyundai is now showing how its all-new Staria can come as a cargo vehicle. Meet the 2022 Staria Load.

Is The 2022 Mazda CX-5 Hiding An Improved All-Wheel Drive System?


Apparently, one of the biggest changes to the 2022 Mazda CX-5 is something that you don’t see. While Mazda’s compact SUV does get reasonably visible aesthetic changes to its exterior and added equipment to its interior, the carmaker also used this opportunity to modify its platform and even all-wheel drive system.

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Toyota's Production Stoppage Now Extends To RAV4, GR Yaris As Well


Toyota Motor Corporation is making a third adjustment to its Japan production as a result of the on-going parts shortage.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Review: 2021 Toyota Fortuner 2.8 LTD 4x4


By and large, Toyota got it right with the Fortuner. Just as 7-seater pickup-based SUVs were becoming a “thing” in 2005, the carmaker surprised everyone when they came out with one that was sleek. Since then, it’s managed to engrave itself into the hearts and minds of Filipinos as one of their most desired vehicles—one that transcends religion, political leanings, and socio-economic class. Whether you’re a DDS or Yellow (dilawan), boss or bodyguard, manager or rank-and-file employee, the Fortuner is something that everyone agreed on. And agreed on that it was good. Not perfect, mind you, but good.

Toyota's Balloon Payment Plus Offers Even Lower Monthly Payments, Includes Periodic Maintenance Too


Toyota Motor Philippines is flexing its financial muscle by making its Balloon Payment Plus plan available to more models.

Vehicle Importers See Sales Decline In August


Vehicle importers saw a 19 percent month-on-month drop in sales last August when Metro Manila heightened its quarantine classifications in a bid to control the COVID-19 Delta variant.

2022 Lexus ES Teased For PH Market, Coming Later This Month


Lexus Philippines has announced that the refreshed 2022 Lexus ES mid-sized premium sedan is making its local debut sometime later this month.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Volvo PH Earns Safety Seal Certification


Volvo Philippines (Volvo PH) earns its Safety Seal Certification from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). This certification reinforces Volvo’s commitment to ensuring that health and safety protocols are strictly observed in and around the company premises.

MMDA: No Warnings For Localized Lockdowns


The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority or MMDA confirmed that under the new Alert Level system, granular or localized lockdowns can and will be implemented without prior notice.

Hyundai Puts A Robot To Work For Safety And Security


After acquiring robotics company Boston Dynamics in June, Hyundai Motor Group put to service a robot for industrial site safety and security.

Here's What I've Learned After Changing My Mazda CX-5's Brake Pads From Stock To Brembo Ceramic


This is outside the usual reporting cycle of our long-term Mazda CX-5 AWD Sport Diesel which is typically done each time it undergoes Preventive Maintenance Service or PMS, but this is a special occasion. It’s special because I happen to change the brake pads, and that’s the focus of this story.

Toyota's Refreshing The RAV4 For 2022 And Here's What You Can Expect


On the surface, it seems the only news here is the launch of a new Europe-centric trim for the RAV4 dubbed the Adventure. In reality though, Toyota is also marking this occasion to show bits and pieces of their refreshed for 2022 compact SUV.

Changan Alsvin Owners Talk About Their Cars


More and more Filipinos are now aboard the Changan’s mission of driving change while embracing practical and value for money mobility at the same time.

Thursday, September 16, 2021

The Arrival Of The 2022 Maxus D90 Is The Secret Maxus Philippines Didn't Want To Let You Know About


Maxus is bringing in a limited number of its D90 7-seater SUV that it decided to launch it quietly. So quietly in fact that it’s not listed on their website, and you probably need a secret password to purchase one through their dealers. It is a weird turn of events for Maxus who is targeting a landmark 1,000-unit sales figure this year. It is also weird because this is big news. Big because they managed to beat MG to the punch given that its platform twin, the RX8 is still nowhere to be found a full year after being shown at their dealer conference.

Porsche PH Unveils Country's First Ultra-Fast DC Charger


As Porsche Philippines continues to pioneer electric-powered mobility in the country through the Porsche Taycan, Porsche’s first fully electric model, the company is leading efforts meant to pave the way for the wider adoption of electric vehicles in the domestic market.

Ford PH Launches 13th Driving Skills For Life, Puts Emphasis On 'Safe Driving In The New Normal'


Ford Philippines today launches the 13th edition of the globally-recognized Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) program as part of the company’s Global Caring Month celebrated every September.

Brandon Vera Is Now Hawking Petron Engine Oils


Petron Corporation is partnering with former ONE Heavyweight Mixed Martial Arts World Champion Brandon Vera to represent Petron Rev-X diesel engine oils.

Get 5x More 7-Eleven CLIQQ Rewards When You Gas Up At Caltex


Caltex, marketed by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), is giving motorists more reasons to fuel up at Caltex stations with its latest promo with 7-Eleven. Filipino motorists can earn CLiQQ Rewards Caltex 2021 e-stamps for every fuel purchase at participating Caltex stations by simply presenting their CLiQQ Rewards card upon gassing up.

Foton PH Now Offers Free Education At Foton Academy


Committed to empowering Filipinos with dependable mobility, Foton PH initiates quality vocational education and competent skills priming at Foton Academy.

Dodge, RAM Owners Most Emotionally Attached To Their Cars


Fresh from being ranked number one in the J.D. Power Initial Quality Study or IQS, Dodge and RAM have now taken the top two spots when it comes to the Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study for 2021.

Lexus PH Holds Car Maintenance Weekend From September 16 to 18


Hard-working vehicles need to endure varying road conditions; extremes in ambient temperatures; and stop-and-go traffic. For an engine to operate at its best, it must be kept in tip-top shape. Following a periodic maintenance schedule (PMS) is vital for this, as is the use of genuine parts and lubricants during every service.

The 2022 Hyundai Casper Has The Cheeriest Interior You Can Find In A Small Car


A few weeks back, Hyundai showed off its smallest SUV ever: the Casper. Now that reservations have opened in Korea (sales start on September 29), they’ve also shown off its interior. Boy is it cute, and quite neat.

This Executive Chooses A Car Based On Merit And He Picked The Kia Sorento.


More and more people are discovering and enjoying the perks and advantages of owning a Kia. Martin Lock is one of these people and he was more than willing to share his experience with his Kia Sorento.

GAC Motor PH Adjusts Prices, Continues Discounts Post-Safeguard Duty


GAC Motor Philippines announces that it will be adjusting the standard retail prices of its vehicle line-up, effective this September.

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Another Day, Another Toyota Corolla Cross Re-Design


In the second Toyota Corolla Cross news in as many days (the launch of the Corolla Cross GR Sport happened in Taiwan yesterday), the Japanese automaker has unveiled the home market version of its compact crossover. And like the version shown in Taiwan, this one sports a more conventional, and dare we say it, palatable face.

Formula 1 Aims For "Simpler Engines" To Entice Volkswagen Group To Enter By 2025


Mercedes-Benz is open to a simpler engine formula if it’ll make it easier for other engine manufacturers, particularly the Volkswagen Group to enter the sport.

Jeep Wants To Take Control Of Its China Joint Venture


After announcing that one of its plants with joint-venture partner GAC will close, Stellantis is keen to roll out a new strategy for Jeep in China. The first move, according to a report, is to take control of the brand.

It's Official: Mazda Shows Off The 2022 CX-5


Less than a week after spy shots of the 2022 Mazda CX-5 made its way on to the web, the Japanese carmaker made it official.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

With Toyota You're Not Buying A Car, You're Buying An Experience


From a quick ride around the city, much-awaited hangout with friends, to out-of-town trips and weekend getaways with family, everyone looks forward to relishing a wonderful driving experience. This is why Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), the country’s leading automotive company, created a gold standard for every product and service it gives to make each ride unforgettable.

Can't Buy A 2022 Nissan GT-R NISMO? How About The GT-R T-spec Instead?


After showing it off in the ultimate NISMO form, Nissan is now showing two new limited edition (non-NISMO) grades of the 2022 GT-R.

The Toyota Corolla Cross Actually Looks Presentable In Gazoo Racing Trim


Toyota is continuing to gives its entire line-up the Gazoo Racing treatment, and this time, it’s the Corolla Cross that gets the sportier treatment.

IATF Finalizes New "Alert Level" Community Quarantine System


Two days before the National Capital Region (NCR) pilot tests the government’s new Alert Level quarantine system, the IATF has released the guidelines that will take effect from Thursday, September 16 to Thursday, September 30, 2021.

Monday, September 13, 2021

Honda Cars PH Details Offers During 4-Day Sale


Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is detailing the additional cash discounts, low financing offers, participating models, and exclusive deals under its 4-Day Sale this September 15 to 18 2021.

Mazda PH Continues Partnership With MFI Polytechnic Institute To Educate Underprivileged Youth


Bermaz Auto Philippines Inc., the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles and parts in the country, continues its long-standing partnership with MFI Polytechnic Institute as they begin the screening process for a new batch of 10 youth from underprivileged background as scholars of the BAP Mazda-MFI Automotive Technology 2-Year Scholarship Program for 2021.

Mazda Expands Platinum Quartz Metallic Color To CX-3 Sub-Compact SUV


Slowly but surely, Mazda’s new signature color—Platinum Quartz Metallic—is making its way across the line-up.

Changan Is Highest Ranked Chinese Brand For Initial Quality For 2021


Changan is the highest-ranked Chinese brand in 2021 when it comes to initial quality. This result came out as J.D. Power released its annual China Initial Quality Study or IQS.

Toyota TMP Tech Receives National Accolade For TESDA Automotive Course


The Toyota Motor Philippines School of Technology or TMP Tech, a premiere automotive technical school, received the “Two Stars Award” from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for quality standards and course implementation of Automotive Servicing National Certification (NC) Level IV. The conferment was held during the 4th National Quality TVET Forum, wherein TMP Tech stood out as the sole recipient of the award among 338 TESDA-accredited automotive Technical-Vocational Institutions (TVIs) nationwide.

SMC Places First Trainsets On MRT-7 Track


San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has unloaded and installed the first trainset for its Metro Rail Transit - 7 or MRT-7 project in Quezon City last Saturday and Sunday. The trainsets, which SMC ordered from South Korea’s Hyundai Rotem, arrived recently at the Manila Port and are the first of six trainsets the company expects to arrive by end of the year.

Ford Hires Apple's Car Project Head


Ford is hiring the head of Apple’s car project away from the iPhone maker.

FUSO Opens In Davao City


Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP), the general distributor of Fuso trucks and bus in the Philippines, formally opens an exclusive dealership in Davao City, the newest addition to the Fuso family. Owned and managed by D’Limitless Vehicle Ventures Corporation, Mr. Regan King and family has been into the equipment and trading business for more than 20 years in Visayas and Mindanao.