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Thursday, October 6, 2022

BMW eDrive Batteries Are Designed For Safety, Sustainability, And Serviceability

BMW is taking a different approach when it comes to being a premium automotive brand. Instead of ostentatious opulence, they see environmental responsibility and sustainability as a cornerstone of luxury.

Bigger, Better Isuzu San Pablo Opening Soon

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), together with Gencars, Inc., formally held the groundbreaking ceremony for the new site of one of Isuzu’s long-established dealerships, Isuzu San Pablo. The relocation of Isuzu San Pablo signifies the continuation of Gencars’ commitment and confidence to the Isuzu brand. With the bigger and improved Isuzu San Pablo which will incorporate the Isuzu Outlet Standard (IOS), IPC, together with Gencars, will be able provide better over-all customer experience to their patrons in San Pablo, Laguna.

Honda Returns To Formula 1 With Red Bull Group Branding Partnership

Everyone loves a winner. A year after Honda pulled out of Formula 1 to focus on their electrification plans, the carmaker is back with a strengthened partnership with the Red Bull Group.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

The Quirky First-Ever BMW i4 Is A Forbidden Fruit For BMW In The Philippines

All eyes are on the BMW iX3—an all-electric SUV that’s confirmed to join the BMW iX for the Philippine market. However, there’s one remaining member of the BMW i family which isn’t destined for the local market (sadly): the BMW i4.

Test Drive The Next-Generation Ranger, Everest In Davao This October 7 To 9

Ford Philippines is expanding the reach of its Ford Island Conquest test drive event nationwide with its next stop in Davao City on October 7-9, 2022.

2023 Toyota Corolla Gets New Dynamic Force Engines, More Powerful Hybrid

Toyota has updated the Corolla in its home market of Japan, indicating that a refresh will soon be underway for global models, including the Philippines. The 2023 Corolla gets a bunch of aesthetic and mechanical changes moving forward.

MG Libis Joins 42-Strong Dealer Network

MG Libis joins the growing MG Philippines nationwide dealership network and brings the latest MG products and services closer to Quezon City residents and those within close proximity of the bustling Libis business district. Over the years Libis has developed into a progressive locale within Quezon City and presents itself as an ideal location for the new MG Libis to introduce the MG brand to an even wider audience.

T-Sure Is Toyota Motor PH's Enhanced Used Car Program

In response to the rising demand in reliable and flexible mobility options, leading mobility company Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) announced that it is further expanding the possibilities for its customers by strengthening its used vehicle program.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Audi Says Goodbye To The V10-Powered R8 With This Limited Edition Model

Twelve years after the premiere of the first Audi R8 GT, Audi Sport is launching the second edition of this exclusive super sports car, and it will be the last to be powered by the legendary V10 engine.

Petron Supports 15th Year Of Allowing Big Bikes On Expressways

Oil industry leader Petron Corporation helped big bikers commemorate 15 years of access to the expressways with the 2022 Highway Run held last September.

Nissan Brings All-New Livina, Kicks E-Power To Visayas And Mindanao

Nissan Philippines is bringing the Nissan Intelligent Mobility Tour to Visayas and Mindanao. The Japanese automaker will be showcasing the Nissan Intelligent Mobility suite of technologies and will be highlighting the newly-launched Nissan Livina with a lifestyle display.

Confirmed: BMW Philippines To Bring In All-Electric iX3 SUV

It’s confirmed: the all-electric BMW iX3 is coming to the Philippines. After the success of the trailblazing BMW iX launched last April, SMC Asia Car Distributors Corporation is growing its EV family with the mid-sized iX3 Sport Activity Vehicle.

Monday, October 3, 2022

Kuya Kim Atienza Enters Into Partnership With BMW Motorrad And Petron

Cyclist, marathoner, triathlete, and TV personality, Kim Atienza has entered a partnership with the official importer and distributor of BMW Motorrad in the Philippines, SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp. and Petron Corporation.

Subaru Opens Three New Dealerships In Luzon

Good news, Subarists—there are now three more Subaru dealerships open to serve you. Continuing its market presence in Luzon, Motor Image Pilipinas has opened three new dealerships.

Heads-Up! Russ Swift Returns For First Pampanga Show

Motor Image Pilipinas, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the country, is bringing back  British precision driver Russ Swift to Clark, Pampanga this October 7 to 9, 2022.

Mercedes-Benz PH Adds New E-Class Variant For P 5.290M

Auto Nation Group (ANG), the official importer and distributor of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the Philippines, brings a new variant in the E-Class family: the E-Class Avantgarde.

Nissan Unveils 2023 Z GT4 Race Car

Continuing the story and legend of the fabled sports car, Nissan and its motorsports division, NISMO has revealed a new GT4 racer based on the all-new Nissan Z sportscar.

The Bajaj Maxima Cargo Turns Davaoeños Into Madiskarteng Agripreneurs

With December fast approaching, Filipinos see an increase in demand for food products. In Davao, known as the “Food Basket of the Philippines,” one unlikely vehicle is contributing to the country’s stable food supply: the Baja Maxima Cargo.

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Review: 2023 Ford Ranger Wildtrak 2.0 Bi-Turbo 4x4

This next-generation Ford Ranger has big shoes to fill. It’s hard to believe, but the previous Ranger was first launched in 2012 meaning it served a whole decade in the market. Despite that, it never felt long in the tooth—a testament to its then designers and engineers who set out to do a future-proof truck that went beyond what focused groups simply wanted. Who would have thought that buyers wanted a truck that offered advanced driver aids (including the ability to park itself) or a Baja racing derivative (the Ranger Raptor)?

Suzuki PH Offers Bigger Savings, Fuel Discounts This October

With the “Ber” months rolling in, Suzuki Philippines is giving even bigger savings with their 5-tastic Deals. Buying any of these five fan-favorite Suzuki models now comes with either a low down payment or cash discounts up to October 31, 2022.

Hino PH Offers All-In, Low Down Promo On Light-Duty Trucks

In support of small enterprises and to help jumpstart business activity in time for the holiday season, Hino Motors Philippines (HMP) is launching the Hino Light Duty Deals All-In, Low Down Promo from September 19 to October 31, 2022.

Friday, September 30, 2022

Geely Buys Into Aston Martin

Geely’s parent company, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding) adds another feather to its cap by acquiring 7.6 percent of Aston Martin Lagonda Global Holdings (Aston Martin).

Get Shell V-Power For The Price Of FuelSave On Weekends

Going on that road trip this weekend? Make sure your vehicle is road-trip ready. Check out your tire wear and tire pressure, your brake fluid and engine oil levels, and enjoy an added performance boost from Shell’s best performance fuel. Now is your chance to feel the difference with Shell V-Power, at a discounted price for a limited time!

Lamborghini Refreshes The Urus For 2023

Lamborghini is updating its super SUV, the Urus, for 2023 by appending the letter, “S” to its name. The Urus S takes over as the “base version” of the high-performance SUV, with the Urus Performante retaining its place as the top-tier model.

Hyundai Tucson, MINI Convertible Score Perfect In Reliability

In another reliability survey, the Hyundai Tucson and MINI Convertible are deemed the most dependable new cars in the UK with a perfect 100 percent score. They were the only two all-new models, joined by the 2014-2019 Kia Soul and 2017-2021 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross.

The Citroën Oli Is A Pickup Truck Made Of Cardboard

After revealing a refreshed logo a few days back, French carmaker Citroën has revealed a concept car that’s meant to provide an “unconventional” look at family mobility with the Oli.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Ford Driving Skills For Life Marks Return To In-Person Sessions

In 2021 alone, 58,447 road accidents happened in Metro Manila. Understanding that road safety begins with a more educated driver, Ford Philippines launches the 14th edition of its globally-recognized program, Driving Skills For Life or DSFL.

Meet The World's Most Sustainable Audio System From Warwick Acoustics

Warwick Acoustics says they’ve come up with the world’s most sustainable audio system. The ‘Clean Sound’ ElectroAcoustic Panels could shape the future of in-car audio systems, particular for carmakers who’re on the journey towards carbon neutrality.

Ferrari's Latest One-Off, The SP51, Is Headed To A Taiwan-Based Collector

Ferrari revealed its latest one-off car: the Special Projects 51 or SP51. Considered as the most exclusive among Ferrari’s range, the SP51, like all other members of the SP range was designed and built based on the specifications of a particular client making it the very pinnacle of Ferrari’s customization scope and range.

Designed by the Flavio Manzoni-headed Ferrari Styling Centre, the SP51 is a front-engined V12 spider based on the 812 GTS platform from which it inherits its layout, chassis, and engine. At first sight, the car’s most striking characteristic is its total absence of a roof making it an authentic roadster.

Isuzu Dealer Group, NMADI, Celebrates 7th Anniversary

Isuzu Philippines Corporation’s dealership in Northern Mindanao, North-Min Auto Dealership, Inc. (NMADI), held a 3-day truck expo at Isuzu Cagayan De Oro showroom from September 22 to 24, 2022 in celebration of their 7th anniversary. Simultaneously, NMADI branches in Butuan, Dipolog and Pagadian also had their own mini expos in their respective showrooms.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Should Ford PH Go Big Time And Bring In The All-New 2023 F-Series Super Duty?

With the tremendous success of its Ranger and F-150, should Ford Philippines go even bigger? If they want to, they can surely bring in the 2023 Ford F-Series Super Duty.

Toyota Offers Financing For Micro, Small, And Medium Enterprises For All-New Lite Ace

Based on Q4 2020 statistics from the United Nations Development Program, micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have made up 99.5 percent of the Philippines’ business establishments, employed 63 percent of the country’s workforce, and contributed to 40 percent of the country’s GDP in the past years. In 2020, this number declined due to community lockdowns.

The 2023 BMW XM Is BMW's Way Of Celebrating 50 Years Of BMW M

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of BMW’s high-performance M brand, they pulled the wraps off its first standalone model since the BMW M1 of 1978: the 2023 XM.

Citroën Looks Back To The Past For Its New Digital-Friendly Logo

Just as Peugeot introduced a refreshed logo and brand identity last year, its sister French brand, Citroën has now done the same.

Hyundai IONIQ 5, Other EVs Lead 2022's List Of Best Engines

In a trend that started last year, the ten best engines in the world are electrified. Wards, an American-based organization that has covered the automotive industry for over 80 years, has released their annual list of the 10 Best Engines & Propulsion Systems. Seven are electrified including five battery electrics and a pair of hybrids.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Ford Celebrates 25 Years In The Philippines

Ford Philippines officially marks its 25th year in the country, a true testament to its commitment to help boost the local automotive industry with its wide portfolio of Ford vehicles and services.

Check Out The Changan CS35 Plus At These Two Malls This Weekend

The new Changan CS35 Plus is out to flex its powers as your all-around back-to-school, back-to-work, back-to-everything ride.

Peugeot PH Distributor Enters Into Collaboration With Salesforce For Digital Customer Management

Astara, a leading global mobility and automotive distribution company (and the Philippine distributor of Peugeot vehicles) has announced a collaboration with Salesforce, the global leader in Customer Relationship Management (CRM, to accelerate its shift to digital.

Nissan Teases Most Capable Patrol SUV Yet: The 2023 Patrol Warrior

Nissan is teasing a tougher, more capable version of its Patrol full-sized SUV: the first-ever Patrol Warrior. Should the Gazoo Racing-feted Land Cruiser be worried?

End Of An Era: Last Pure V12-Powered Lamborghini Rolls Off Production Line

Lamborghini ceases production of the Aventador: a final Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae Roadster, in a special light blue Ad Personam color destined for the Swiss market, is the last, pure, naturally-aspirated V12 Lamborghini to be produced in Sant’Agata Bolognese, and marks the end of an era.

Monday, September 26, 2022

GOMO Brings Grand Prix Excitement To Fans For 'Mo Thrills

In recent years, many Filipinos have started to have a more diverse interest in the field of sports, especially with the increasing popularity of motor racing across the region.

BPI Relaunches Loan Madness In General Santos, Offers Low Rates And Affordable Deals

The Bank of the Philippines Islands (BPI) is relaunching the BPI Loans Madness in General Santos City, Mindanao as its first leg, fulfilling its commitment to help Filipinos living in the South achieve their dream car and home.

Pilipinas Shell Recognized As Champion Of Sustainability Mobility Solutions

The European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) recently conferred on the Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corporation the 2022 Europa Award for Smart and Safer Mobility for creating innovative, sustainable smart solutions that help address the issues and challenges in the local transport industry.

Sunday, September 25, 2022

Review: 2023 Mitsubishi Xpander 1.5 GLS

Sometimes it’s good to be reminded of just how good a car is by giving it go once more. In the case of the Mitsubishi Xpander, it’s the small MPV everyone’s become familiar with. This, of course, puts it in danger of being bred in contempt. Regardless, despite the newer offerings in the market, it still remains the segment’s benchmark.

Hyundai's HD45 GT And HD78 GT Carry A Lightweight Engine With A Heavyweight Punch

“There’s no replacement for displacement,” that’s a long-held adage in the automotive industry and one that’s now broken even when it comes to commercial vehicles like trucks. It takes a maverick to take a different path, and in this case, Hyundai’s the one doing the trailblazing.

Honda Cars PH Breaks Ground For New Marikina Dealership

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) recently held the groundbreaking ceremony of its 40th full-service dealership in the country: Honda Cars Marikina City (HCMC).

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Honda Cars PH: All-New HR-V Hampered By Delivery Delays, Arrival Date Uncertain

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is apologizing to customers waiting in line for their all-new HR-V. The demand for the compact crossover has been overwhelming globally that delays in deliveries are expected with no relief in sight.

Friday, September 23, 2022

GAC's Aion 1,255-Horsepower Hyper SSR Will Outrun A Ferrari For The Fraction Of The Price

China may be one of the largest customers globally for supercars, but you don’t expect them to develop their own home-grown version, right? And while Silk-FAW wanted to build one, they were beaten to the punch by Aion—GAC Motor’s EV brand with the Hyper SSR.

Ford Spills The Secrets To The Next-Gen Ranger Raptor's Design

Hundreds of sketches, thousands of kilos of clay, and hundreds of liters of paint. People think of new cars being built by machines on production lines, but the first step in the process actually begins with artisans.

Panay Island Transport Cooperative Starts Shift From UV Express To Modern PUVs

Panay Island Transport Services, Inc. recently received its additional three units of the Dongfeng Class 3 Modern PUV from Pilipinas Autogroup, Inc. Their growing fleet of modern PUV Class 3 now totals five units. These units will start plying the routes from Roxas City to Estancia, Capiz.