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November 30, 2021

Honda Cars PH Continues Safety Advocacy With "Teen Smart" Program

Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) spearheads another batch of ‘Teen Smart’ road safety workshops for senior high school students. Once more, this demonstrates Honda’s commitment to ‘Safety for Everyone’ beyond products and services, but also in initiatives with local communities where Honda operates.

New Car Sales Dropped In October 2021

Automotive sales dropped 9.8 percent in year-on-year in October based on data jointly released by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).

Geely PH Opens 22nd Dealership In Isabela Province

Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) is wrapping up November by opening its 22nd dealership in the Queen Province of the North, Geely Isabela. The newest member of the Geely Network is owned and managed by Motorcentrum Corporation under the Guanzon Group of Companies who are also the owners of Geely Dagupan which opened just last September 2021.

November 29, 2021

Toyota Motor PH Adds Connectivity Features To 2022 Corolla Altis

Toyota Motor Philippines has added some much-requested connectivity features for its compact sedan offering, the Corolla Altis. The updates blew by almost unnoticed (including by us), until we had to check out the model’s full spec sheet.

2022 Subaru BRZ Reportedly Priced At P 2.399M. Sales Start This December?

Motor Image Pilipinas, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles is quietly opening the order books for the all-new 2022 Subaru BRZ.

Nissan To Introduce All-Electric Sportscar, Pickup Truck By 2030

Along with their Ambition 2030 long-term plan, Nissan has introduced a set of concept cars that best embody this new corporate vision.

Number Coding Makes A Comeback Starting This Week

UPDATE: Number Coding takes effect December 1, 2021 (11/30).

The Unified Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or better known as the “Number Coding” scheme is making a return starting this week.

Mazda Is First Carmaker In The Philippines To Participate In Emissions Offsetting Program

Mazda is the first carmaker in the Philippine to participate in a carbon dioxide (CO2) offsetting program for its fleet thanks to a new collaboration with Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation.

Nissan Aims To Electrify 50 Percent Of Its Vehicles Globally By 2030

Nissan unveiled the next step in its transformation plan: Nissan Ambition 2030. It is the company’s new long-term vision that puts the Japanese carmaker on the road to being a sustainable company, driving towards a cleaner, safer, and more inclusive future.

BMW M To Celebrate 50th Anniversary In 2022 With Special Logo, First-Ever Electrified Model

BMW M is marking its 50th anniversary in 2022, and to celebrate half-a-century of performance and racing cars, BMW M vehicles produced from March 2022 will carry a special commemorative emblem.

November 27, 2021

Get Custom Bike Style With Japanese Reliability Thanks To Mutt Motorcycles

The motorcycle industry in the Philippines just got a bit more interesting with the market introduction of a new brand: Mutt Motorcycles. Born in Birmingham in the U.K., Mutt Motorcycles fuses retro-British custom bike style with state-of-the-art Japanese powertrains.

Toyota Just Launched The 2022 Yaris GR Sport

If you weren’t lucky enough to be one of the first batch of GR Yaris buyers, well you’re in luck. Sort of. Because Toyota just decided to launch the Yaris GR Sport.

Mitsubishi Ralliart Makes A Comeback

After teasing its return as part of their “Small But Beautiful” plan, Mitsubishi’s Ralliart brand is back. And boy will you be disappointed.

November 26, 2021

Chery Auto PH Adds 2022 Tiggo 2 Pro For P 818,000 (w/ Specs)

Chery Auto Philippines welcomes a new Pro member of the family: the 2022 Tiggo 2 Pro. After a short tease on their social media pages, the up-and-coming Chinese brand gives their most budget-conscious offering a proper off-shoot by giving it an updated design and new technologies.

Goodyear PH Launches Assurance MaxGuard SUV

Goodyear Philippines today announced the official launch of the Assurance MaxGuard SUV, a new member of Goodyear’s Assurance Family. Customized for the Asia Pacific market, the Assurance MaxGuard SUV provides 2-in-1 protection through superior grip and durability making it the perfect partner for drivers and their families to journey out and to explore their world of possibilities.

No One Will Die In A Honda Vehicle By 2050

Honda is setting an ambitious target: by 2030, global traffic collision fatalities involving their vehicles—be it two- or four-wheeled will be halved. By 2050, that figure will be reduced to zero.

Diesel-Powered 2022 Ford F-150 Arrives In Philippines For P 3.398M (w/ Specs)

After teasing it last August, Ford Philippines launched the globally-renowned all-new 2022 Ford F-150, the most powerful and purpose-built full-size truck in its lineup, reinforcing the American brand’s truck leadership in the country.

Chevrolet PH Spreads Cheer With 10,000 Meals For Marginalized Communities

Chevrolet Philippines, The Covenant Car Company, Inc (TCCCI), in partnership with McDonald’s Philippines, through the Ronald McDonald House Charities Philippines (RMHC), kicks off the season of giving with a special program aimed at providing sustenance, warmth, and holiday cheer to various communities around the country.

Should Suzuki PH Bring In The 2022 S-Cross?

Remember the odd-looking Suzuki SX4? Well, this is what it looks like now. Dropping the “SX4” name altogether (the second-generation model was known as the SX4 S-Cross), the third-gen model takes on a decidedly SUV-like styling.

Toyota Motor PH Awarded For Highest Total Quality

Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) was honored with the 2019 Philippine Quality Award (PQA) for Performance Excellence by the National Government through the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The country’s leading automotive company attained the PQA Level 4, the highest level of national recognition for exemplary organizational performance in Total Quality Management (TQM).

November 25, 2021

Volkswagen PH Adds Wireless CarPlay, Digital Gauges To T-Cross For 2022

Volkswagen Philippines is closing 2021 with a surprise update to its T-Cross. As 2022 rolls in, the German carmaker is bringing more tech amenities to its already feature-packed SUV.

Sorry Guys That Black Cladding On The 2022 Subaru WRX Is Here To Stay

For those hoping the 2022 Subaru WRX would take a slightly different design direction outside of the U.S., you’re out of luck. This as Subaru pulled the wraps off the JDM version of its iconic World Rally eXperiment. And whether you like it or not, that black cladding is here to stay.

Lexus PH Marks Theatrical Release of Eternals With Greenbelt Mall Display

Marvel Studios’ Eternals centers on an exciting new team of superheroes who have secretly lived on Earth for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, the Deviants.

The 2022 Kia Niro Features The Widest "Tiger Face" Yet

Kia continues to adopt its new wide-set tiger face (in place of the tiger nose), and the next vehicle to receive the treatment is the 2022 Niro SUV.

Nissan PH Offering Zero Down, Cash Discounts, And Free Accessories This November

Nissan customers can experience exciting deals for November, including zero cash out on selected models.

The 2022 Honda Civic Hides A Secret In Its Trunk

We can’t wait to get our hands on the all-new Honda Civic. And with a drive scheduled sometime in 2022 (blame COVID-19), we’ll have to wait at least two months before we get enough seat time even for a first impression (again, driving around the block doesn’t count in my book).

Toyota Rebrands Safety Tech As "T-Mate"

Highlighting its commitment to providing the highest safety standard in its vehicles, Toyota is re-branding its safety and Advanced Driver Assist Systems or ADAS to T-Mate.

November 24, 2021

Let's Take A Look At The Five 2022 Ford Ranger Variants

When Ford pulled the wraps off the all-new 2022 Ranger, they naturally concentrated on the top-of-the-line (discounting the Raptor) Wildtrak trim. It is, after all, their design and tech leader. But what do the other Ranger variants look like?

The All-New 2022 Ford Ranger Is What Customers Want In A Pickup Truck

Ford says the next-generation Ranger is the result of deep customer insight, developed through extensive research into what makes a great pickup truck. Designers took these insights, plus Ranger’s award-winning pickup formula, to create the truck you see here.

Meet The Next-Generation 2022 Ford Ranger

Ford just pulled the wraps off the most customer-centric Ranger pickup truck ever. A true global model, it will be sold in over 180 markets around the world all while fulfilling the needs and wants of business owners, families, and adventurers everywhere.

Could The Hino 300 Be The Safest Light-Duty Truck In The Philippine Market?

Hino Motors Philippines Corporation (HMP), the exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the country, is making driving easier and safer with its new Hino 300 equipped with a fully automatic transmission.

Buy A Mitsubishi Xpander, Get Free P 4,000 Worth Of Gas

From November 24 to 30, 2021, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is providing Xpander customers with P 4,000.00 worth of gasoline allowance.

Is Porsche Developing A Three-Row SUV?

Porsche is said to be exploring the possibility of adding yet another SUV to its growing line-up.

LTO Reiterates: No Additional Expense, Inconvenience For Those Getting 10-Year License

The Land Transportation Office (LTO) assured the public that the implementation of the new law requiring drivers who will renew their license to undergo a comprehensive driver’s education program (CDE) should not result in additional expense or inconvenience.

2021 Miss Universe Philippines Receives MG ZS SUV

2021 Miss Universe Philippines 2020, Beatrice Luigi Gomez, ends 2021 as an official MG owner.

November 23, 2021

Honda Cars PH Assures Of Ample Inventory For 2022 Civic

Despite the on-going global semiconductor shortage, Honda Cars Philippines assures would-be Civic buyers that there will be ample supply of their beloved compact sedan to go around.

Honda Cars PH To Launch 3 Models, Equip Honda SENSING To More Models In 2022

Hot on the heels of the all-new 2022 Civic’s launch, Honda Cars Philippines has revealed big plans for 2022.

Honda Cars PH Launches All-New 2022 Civic. Prices Start At 1.290M (w/ Specs)

In an uncharacteristic move, Honda Cars Philippines has given us the general features of the all-new 2022 Civic a week and a half before its launch (read the story here). But now that they’ve officially launched their compact sedan, it’s time to dive into the details.

It's Official: Chery Launching All-New Tiggo 2 Pro On November 26

After being teased for a Philippine market launch towards the end of the month, Chery Auto Philippines has finally nailed down the launch date for the all-new Tiggo 2 Pro: November 26, 6 PM.

Business And Cents: Discovering The Merits Of The Kia K2500

Being a motoring journalist for over 23 years, I seldom get excited about driving anything new—be it a sedan, SUV, or even sportscar. But once in a while, a carmaker throws an unexpected curve ball. That’s exactly what happened when I got to drive the Kia K2500 along with five other media guys from BGC to Batangas, and back.

Lexus PH Launches myLexus Mobile App

Omotenashi is a key element woven into the Lexus experience. True to its concept, Lexus endeavors to do more than simply meet a person’s needs and desires. It anticipates them and seamlessly delivers on that promise so whatever is required is always immediately available.

2022 Audi Q5 Arrives In The Philippines

Audi’s bestselling premium SUV has become better and even more attractive with its combination of a sportier design and updated features and technologies. Now available in the Philippines, the 2022 Audi Q5 comes in two variants: the S Line TFSI with a gasoline engine and the diesel-powered S Line TDI.

Isuzu Philippines Takes D-MAX Rallycross Racing

Isuzu Philippines isn’t letting the lack of a rear locking differential slow them down. In fact, to showcase the qualities of its D-MAX pickup truck, they’ve gone a different route: Rally Cross racing. Two D-MAX pickup trucks entered Round 5 and Round 6 of the Philippine Rallycross Series (PHRX) held at the Clark Global City in Clark Freeport in Pampanga.

Honda PH Opens First Flagship Store In Baguio City

Honda Philippines Inc. (HPI), in partnership with Guanzon Group of Companies, officially opened its newest Flagship Store, located at KM 4 Marcos Highway, Bakakeng Central, Baguio City, Benguet.

November 21, 2021

Review: 2022 Nissan Almera VL Turbo N-Sport

It’s hard to like a sub-compact sedan, especially if it’s a Nissan Almera. Truth be told, with the number of choices in the market, it was hard to recommend. It was styled by Stevie Wonder, the interior sourced from Mattel, and the mechanicals engineered by Wile E. Coyote. Frankly, there were only two reasons to get one: either your company shot gunned you to drive one (Almera or walk, bucko) or you were lured in by the deep discounts. It’s the sort of car you’d park far away during high school reunions, or pretend it to be, of all things, a Toyota Vios as not to get disapproving looks at the bar. Whatever the reason, it doesn’t instill any sense of pride at all.

Buy A Volvo S90 or XC90, Pay Nothing For 8 Months

Enjoy a zero cash-out purchase and pay nothing for up to eight months when you buy either the Volvo S90 or XC90. This special holiday offer is available for all purchases made on select Volvo models until December 31, 2021.

10 Facts You Should Know About How Ford Builds The Ranger

With Ford unveiling the all-new Ranger in the coming days, it’s good to look back at the current model which has just celebrated a decade of being on-sale around the world. Designed and engineered by a global team, the Ranger is sold in more than 180 markets around the world.

The Ferrari Daytona SP3 Recalls The Brand's Legendary Sports Prototypes

Ferrari has revealed its latest member of its “Icona” line of supercars. Called the Ferrari Daytona SP3, it takes its name from the 1967 24 Hours of Daytona in which three of the brand’s race cars finished 1-2-3.

Green NCAP To Modify Testing Procedures In 2022

The Green New Car Assessment Program or Green NCAP is considering a big change in testing methodology come 2022.

November 20, 2021

Chery Auto PH To Launch 2022 Tiggo 2 Pro By End November

Chery Auto Philippines is set to add another “Pro” model to their line-up with the 2022 Chery Tiggo 2 Pro. A refresh of the country’s most affordable crossover, the Tiggo 2 Pro will bring an updated design and new technologies, some of which are segment-first.