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October 31, 2021

Geely Has Sold Almost 400,000 Coolrays

Made for young, global customers, the Geely Coolray marks a milestone by approaching the 400,000-unit sales mark.

October 30, 2021

All-New 2022 Honda Civic Scores Perfect At ASEAN NCAP Safety Test

The all-new 2022 Honda Civic can add another feather to its cap: a perfect 5-star ASEAN NCAP safety rating.

Lamborghini PH Announces Arrival Of Hardcore Huracán STO

About a year after its global unveil, Lamborghini Philippines announces the arrival of the Huracán STO—its most track-focused, barely street-legal version of its V10-powered Huracán supercar.

Ford PH, Motolite Team Up On Battery Recycling Program

There is no safe level of lead exposure. Lead is toxic and harmful not only to the environment but to health as well. However, lead is still used for products such as batteries. According to the United Nations Environment Program, around 86 percent of the total global consumption of lead is for the production of lead-acid batteries.

Lexus PH Opens Order Books For All-New NX

Right after the local launch of the refreshed Lexus ES, Lexus Philippines has announced that the next-generation NX premium compact SUV is arriving just before the end of the year.

October 29, 2021

Geely Tarlac Now Open For Business

Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) has opened yet another dealership in the ‘melting pot of Central Luzon’ under its dealer partner Gateway Group of Companies. Geely Tarlac is just one of the many Geely outlets that the Gateway Group has inaugurated in the country since 2020.

Kia Philippines To "Relaunch" This November 8

Kia Philippines, one of the country’s leading automotive importers and distributors, has announced that it will be relaunching the brand in the Philippines on November 8, 2021.

Suzuki Auto Opens BGC Satellite Showroom

Autohub Group of Companies finally opens their newest dealership addition, the Suzuki Auto BGC Satellite.  Fulfilling the promise of Suzuki in uplifting the Filipino’s Way of Life combining with Autohub’s superb automotive experience, this partnership is long-awaited for both sides.

Toyota's New SUV Will Have Steer-By-Wire, All-Wheel Drive Tech By Subaru

Toyota is set to eliminate the mechanical connection between the steering wheel and tires with a steer-by-wire system. The system, dubbed One-motion grip, will debut on the production version of its all-electric bZ4X SUV.

Mazda Manages To Cut Even More Weight For This Special Edition MX-5

Already a lightweight sportscar, Mazda has put is fourth-generation MX-5 on a diet again, helping it shed even more weight for 2022. The result is this Japan only Roadster 990S—a new special edition that weighs just, as you guessed it, 990 kilograms.

Study Shows EVs Have Lower Repair Costs In The Long-Term

A new study finds that the average service costs for an electric vehicle after 36 months on the road are a third of service costs for a gasoline-powered vehicle at the three-year mark.

Japanese Car Makers See Production Plunge In September

Japanese carmakers see their global productions fall due to continued disruptions of semiconductors and key auto parts.

Save Up To P700K On A Mercedes-Benz V-Class

Mercedes-Benz Philippines, together with its authorized dealers, is holding the Mercedes-Benz Van Festival from today until November 30, 2021.

October 28, 2021

GAC Motor PH Offers P3 Downpayment

GAC Motor Philippines celebrates its third-year anniversary by offering a P 3 down payment on the GS3, GS8, GN6, and the GN8.

The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Has The Most Sophisticated All-Wheel Drive System

Mitsubishi Motors has finally unveiled its all-new Outlander Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle (PHEV) which goes on same in Japan, Oceania, and North America in 2022.

PMVIC Operators Tired Of Being Painted As The Villains

The Vehicle Inspection Centers Operators Association of the Philippines or VICOAP (yes, apparently they have an association now) is tired of being painted as the villain, especially during Senate hearings.

First Drive: 2022 Toyota Fortuner GR Sport

The Fortuner GR Sport is a litmus test of Toyota’s brand strength in the Philippines for two reasons. The first is because at P 2,509,000, it’s the first mid-sized pickup-based passenger vehicle or PPV to cross that psychological price mark. Second, it continues the quick and sometimes scattered diversification of Gazoo Racing (Avanza GR Sport, anyone?)—a division often associated with sporty, go-fast Toyotas.

Isuzu PH Donates D-Max To Philippine Red Cross

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) continues to take active interest in the welfare of its community with another donation of Isuzu D-Max to the country’s leading humanitarian organization, the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) Laguna Chapter. 

Chevrolet Says All-New 2022 Trailblazer Is A Sign Of Its Evolving Customers

Chevrolet gamely welcomed its 13th year in the Philippines by launching not one, but two new vehicles: the Chevy Tracker and the Trailblazer. While the Tracker takes its spot in the small crossover SUV category, the Trailblazer holds its place in the compact SUV segment as the iconic growth model for the brand. Since the introduction of the Chevrolet Trailblazer nameplate in 2001, the model has been known for its all-American masculinity, boasting of a sturdy, dominant image. Times have changed, however, and as the market for the compact SUV category evolved to be more refined and subdued, so did the Trailblazer.

The 2022 Honda Civic Si's Ready To Go Racing

As part of the Civic Si’s tease, Honda revealed that they were going to take their new hot sedan racing. At the time, the race car was covered in camo because the production car hadn’t been unveiled yet. Now that the production 2022 Civic Si’s out, Honda has now shown off what the race car version looks like.

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 Is The Toughest Small SUV Around

The 2021 Mazda CX-5 is the only small SUV to have aced the new, tougher side-impact crash test put out by the U.S.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety or IIHS. It’s the only small SUV to score a ‘good’ rating out of 20 tested by the IIHS.

October 27, 2021

Maserati Ghibli Hybrid Is Now In The Philippines

Modena Motorsports Inc., the official and exclusive importer of Maserati in the Philippines, has officially launched the Maserati Ghibli Hybrid in the country.

Buying From Audi's Official Dealerships Has Its Perks

Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive technology soared in the World Rally Championship in the early 1980s—captured in the iconic image of the Ur-Quattro rally car in mid-flight—and has only progressed immensely since.

Filipina Karter's Dream Of Joining Ferrari Driver Academy Ends In Heartbreak

Race driver Bianca Bustamante, the rising star from the Philippines, travelled to France to take part in the FIA Girls on Track - Rising Stars Shootout over the last weekend. She went head-to-head against 14 of the best young female racing talents from across the globe in a series of skill and driving tests. The 16-year old was however faced with heartbreak after missing out on a spot to advance to the next stage in Italy where a driver will be selected to join the Ferrari Driver Academy.

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Puts Ferrari On Notice

Chevrolet is putting other supercars on notice with the arrival of its most-capable Corvette ever: the all-new 2023 Z06.

All-New 2022 Range Rover Levels Up On Comfort, Sophistication

For over 50 years, the Range Rover has been setting the example when it comes to luxury SUVs, blending comfort, composure, and all-terrain capability. The all-new version, due out next year, is set to redefine the segment further by elevating its design coupled with technological sophistication and connectivity.

October 26, 2021

DOTr Says Metro Manila Ready For 100 Percent Passenger Capacity For Public Transport

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) is recommending to increase the passenger capacity of public transportation, road, and rail to 100 percent. This as the agency is ready to defend its stance to the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases or IATF-EID this Thursday, October 28, 2021.

Honda PH's P380K CB500X Can Take On Both Highways And Trails

Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), the number one motorcycle brand in the country introduces an upgraded version of its dual-sports adventure bike—the 2022 CB500X.

New Batch Of MRT-7 Trains Arrive, On Track For End-2022 Opening

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) recently mounted two more brand new Hyundai Rotem train sets on the tracks of its 22-km Metro Rail Transit Line 7 (MRT-7) project, following the arrival of the first batch from Korea last month. The company expects to receive and install 6 of the total 36 sets before the year ends.

Mandatory Vehicle Inspections To Return When PMVICs Reach Critical Mass Says DOTr Chief

The Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Center (PMVIC) project of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) isn’t dead. It’s just hibernating. This was revealed by DOTr Secretary Art Tugade no less.

Brembo To Launch Intelligent, Adaptive Brakes By 2024

Brembo will launch a new intelligent braking system called Sensify in 2024. Sensify can operate independently on each of a vehicle's four wheels and it could be the first application of an active-braking system.

October 24, 2021

Hyundai PH Unveils Modern PUV Based On 40 Series Platform

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai commercial vehicles in the Philippines expands its modern PUV line-up using the 40s platform.

The 2022 Isuzu mu-X Grows To Suit The Next Generation Of Filipino Families

Isuzu’s strength has always been rooted in offering some of the best and most reliable commercial and industrial vehicles—ranging from standard delivery trucks to large-scale, heavy-duty haulers. Needless to say, the brand’s core philosophy has always been centered around transport; that is, providing solutions that are designed to move people and businesses.

Review: 2021 Volkswagen T-Cross 180 MPI SE

Time flies, but it’s hard to believe that it’s been eight years since the return of Volkswagen under the Ayala Group. At the time, they were ambitious, maybe to a fault, that in a year’s time, they ended up gorging on humble pie. Several missteps and some flashes of brilliance later, we arrive at this: the 2021 T-Cross.

Lexus Enters Air Racing With New Partnership

Pathfinder represented by air race pilot Yoshihide Muroya and Lexus announced that they have signed a team partnership agreement and jointly taken up the challenges of making history by winning the first Air Race World Championship, an air race series starting next year, and of helping to create the future by contributing to the creation of an even-better carbon-neutral society.

Geely Bacolor Is Chinese Brand's 20th Dealership In The Philippines

Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) inaugurated a new dealer outlet in Bacolor, Pampanga, Geely’s 20th showroom in the country. This new dealership in Central Luzon is owned and operated by SGAP’s dealer partner, Laus Group of Companies which was established in 1978. Laus Group eventually expanded its network and operated several dealerships in Luzon area for several mainstream and luxury brands.

Isuzu PH Expands Presence With New La Union Dealership

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), with One Maharlika Motors Sales and Services Corporation, celebrates the grand opening of Isuzu La Union to officially mark the presence of the dealership in the province. Located at Barangay Paringao, Bauang, La Union, it serves the sales and aftersales need of customers from 8AM to 5PM, Mondays to Saturdays.

October 23, 2021

Toyota Motor PH Officially Launches Fortuner GR Sport And Hilux GR Sport

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) launches the first-ever Hilux GR Sport and Fortuner GR Sport. The Hilux GR Sport starts at P 1,985,000 (the Emotional Red is at P 2,005,000), while the Fortuner GR Sport is priced at P 2,509,000.

Buy 3M Auto Tints And Schedule At-Home Installation Through Their Lazmall Flagship Store

3M Philippines is now offering the safest and most convenient way to enjoy its line of automotive tints through its official 3M Auto Lazada Lazmall Flagship store.

South Korean-Led Consortium To Buy SsangYong

SsangYong Motor named a group led by South Korean electric bus and truck maker Edison Motors as its preferred new owner.

October 22, 2021

All-New 2022 Chevrolet Trailblazer Arrives In PH With P 1.488M Starting Price (w/ Specs)

The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), the exclusive distributor of Chevrolet in the Philippines continues with its product-led revitalization with the launch of the all-new 2022 Trailblazer.

Heads-Up! Toyota Motor PH To Launch Fortuner GR Sport And Hilux GR Sport On October 23

Forget all the leaks, speculations, and what have you. Toyota Motor Philippines is finally launching the first-ever Hilux GR Sport and Fortuner GR Sport on Saturday, October 23.

Could The 2022 Mazda3 And CX-30 With e-Skyactiv-G Be The Most Fun-To-Drive Hybrid? (w/ Specs)

In what’s the biggest and most unexpected surprise of the 2022 Mazda Collection, Mazda Philippines is now offering its e-Skyactiv-G engine for both the Mazda3 and CX-30.

The 2022 Mazda3 Now Comes Standard With A 2.0-liter Engine (w/ Specs)

Aligned with Mazda’s bid towards becoming a more premium carmaker, Mazda Philippines has tweaked the Mazda3 line-up for 2022. The World Car Design of the Year (and World Car of the Year finalist) gets more power and features as standard.

Mazda PH Brings Back The Features For Mazda2 And CX-3 For 2022 (w/ Specs)

Mazda Philippines is re-aligning its entire line-up this 2022 as the clearest and most visible way to show their intention of occupying a more premium space in the automotive landscape. The first part of its 2022 Mazda Collection consists of the revamped 2022 Mazda2 sub-compact and CX-3 sub-compact SUV.

Strong L300 Sales Help Solidity Mitsubishi Motors PH Sales For September

The Mitsubishi L300 secures a 158 percent sales increase for the month of September helping solidity Mitsubishi Motors Philippines’ position as the second best-selling automotive brand.

McLaren Is Most Popular Formula 1 Team In 2021

McLaren is the most popular F1 team based on the most recent survey conducted by Nielsen and Motorsports Network. This after fans from 187 countries took part in the sport’s biggest-ever survey.

Nissan Adds Style, Drops Manual In 2022 Urvan

The Nissan Urvan is once again getting a refresh for 2022, at least for its home market in Japan. This is the second time Nissan’s commercial van’s been tweaked since the current-generation’s launch way back in 2015.

The Jeep Wrangler Is First-Ever Electrified Vehicle To Win The Rebelle Rally

When the dust settled after the sixth Rebelle Rally, Jeep led the pack. The 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe is the first electrified vehicle to win the 1,500-mile (2,414-kilometer) trek across the Nevada and California deserts, finishing in both first and second place, taking the overall win, and the Bone Stock award. In addition, the Jeep Wrangler swept the podium, securing the top three positions, while also taking five of the top 10 spots.

Lamborghini Is Breaking Sales Records So Far This 2021

Lamborghini continues its record-breaking year by setting a new sales record for the first nine months of 2021.