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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Toyota Hilux, Mitsubishi Montero Sport, Mazda2 Ranked Best In Quality In 2021 Study


J.D. Power released the results of its 2021 Thailand Initial Quality Study or IQS. The 2021 study is based on responses from 4,571 new vehicle owners who purchased their vehicles from January to October 2021. The study covers 10 different brands that include 77 passenger car, pickup truck, and utility vehicle models. The study was fielded from July through November 2021.

Toyota, Lexus Adds Production Stoppages This Month


Showing just how fluid the situation is surrounding Toyota’s production, the carmaker has announced additional production suspensions this month.

Chery Auto Is Most Exported Chinese Car Brand In 2021


In 2021, Chery Auto sold 961,926 units—a year-on-year increase of 31.7 percent. This enabled the Wuhan-based company to maintain its position as the fastest growing Chinese car brand.

Ford Unleashes Most Powerful Street-Legal Bronco Ever: The 2022 Bronco Raptor


Ford has finally released the most powerful street-legal Bronco ever, one that combines two of their most iconic off-road brands: Bronco and Raptor.

Monday, January 24, 2022

This Is Your First Official Look At The PH-Spec 2022 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid


After confirming its arrival in February, Toyota Motor Philippines releases the first official photos of the 2022 RAV4 Hybrid.

306-Horsepower 2022 Mercedes-AMG A 35 4Matic Is In The Philippines For P 5.190M (w/ Brochure)


The Mercedes-AMG A-Class models represent an ideal point of entry to the world of Mercedes-AMG starting with the Mercedes-AMG A 35 4Matic.

The 2022 Toyota Raize Is Safer For Adults In A Crash Than The All-New Honda Civic


The Toyota Raize scored a five-star safety rating at the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program or ASEAN NCAP. Tested as the Perodua Ativa, its name for the Malaysian market, the Raize scored perfect despite being tested under the tougher 2021-2025 protocols.

Nissan Plans To Harness CO2 In Production Of Car Parts


In collaboration with the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nissan has developed photon upconversion (UC) solid materials with outstanding performance that can improve the efficiency of artificial photosynthesis.

Germany Backtracking On Landmark 15-Million EV Goal


Germany is backtracking on its goal of putting 15 million purely electric vehicles on the road by 2030. Now, according to Transport Minister Volker Wissing, that number will include vehicles such as hybrids.

Volkswagen PH Offering Santana With P 136K Discount This January


This 2022, Volkswagen Philippines inspires you to strive for new adventures by upgrading your motoring journey. With its offers of the biggest cash discounts on its vehicles to date, driving home your very own German precision vehicle has never been this easy.

2022 Mazda CX-30 M Hybrid: Offering A Great Driving Experience With Strong Environmental Performance


It’s no secret that Mazda is set to electrify its entire line-up globally by 2030. However, instead of dropping traditional gasoline and diesel engines altogether, the carmaker will instead remain committed to its development. With the “Skyactiv Multi-Solution Scalable Architecture,” they will pair their power units, whether transverse or longitudinal, to one of many possible electrification solutions depending on customer needs, environmental regulations, and electric power generating infrastructure.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Mazda Issues Apology For Delayed Vehicles


If you have been anxiously waiting for your brand-new Mazda, it looks like you’ll have to show a bit of patience. The Hiroshima-based carmaker has finally posted a notice on its official website apologizing to its customers regarding the delay in production and delivery of vehicles.

Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Production Stopped Anew


Toyota spoke too soon. After saying that Land Cruiser 300 production won’t be affected in the latest round of production stoppages, they’re now saying that its brand-new luxury SUV will indeed be affected.

Fed Up, Renault Partners With Geely For Future Products


Despite being part of the Alliance with Nissan and Mitsubishi, French carmaker Renault has chosen a different partner as it seeks to beef up its presence in Asia: Geely.

Geely PH Shows Off The 2022 Emgrand's Fancy Taillights


Despite some photos snapped at their own showroom, Sojitz G Auto Philippines, the official local distributor of Geely surely took their time to tease their upcoming entrant in the sub-compact sedan segment: the 2022 Emgrand.

Friday, January 21, 2022

Ford Reveals Key Specs, Features Of Next-Generation 2022 Ranger's Cargo Box


Leading up to the global launch of the next-generation Ranger, Ford is starting to reveal more details about its much-awaited pickup truck. After glossing over the technical details during its global reveal, the Blue Oval is now giving would-be buyers some important factoids surrounding the truck’s versatility, particularly when it comes to its cargo hauling capability and versatility.

The Wait List For The Toyota Land Cruiser 300 Is Ridiculous


Toyota has finally admitted that the wait list for the all-new Land Cruiser 300 is crazy long. How long? If you order one now, delivery of your unit could take up to four years. Yup, just in time for its expected refresh.

Missed Your Honda Car's Service Last Year? These Service Homecoming Deals May Be For You


Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) launches its “Service Homecoming Deals” for valued customers who have not visited their Honda Dealer last year for preventive maintenance. To keep your Honda car at its best running condition, please call any of Honda’s authorized dealerships nationwide to book your vehicle’s service visit.

Maxus PH Starts 2022 With Biggest Discounts Yet


This year, Maxus Philippines starts big with its Road to Great Deals, offering the biggest discounts yet. On board your own Maxus vehicle, you are sure to seamlessly carry out all your home and business plans for the year with less cost and less fuss.

Jeep Debuts New Electrified Engines For 2022 Compass, Renegade SUVs


After offering Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) variants of its Compass and Renegade SUVs last year, Jeep is now extending its electrified offerings to include self-charging hybrids.

Honda Wants To Tap A Younger Audience For Acura Brand With New Anime Series (w/ Video)


Honda’s premium automotive division, Acura, is targeting younger buyers with the release of their first-ever anime series: Chiaki’s Journey.

Lexus PH Officially Launches All-New 2022 NX


After releasing the first batch of units to customers early this month, Lexus Philippines has officially launched the all-new, second-generation NX premium compact SUV. Marking a new chapter for Lexus, it brings a significant evolution not just to their design, but also presents a more sophisticated, dynamic, and mature character for the premium Japanese brand.

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Nissan Wants Pampered Pooches With New 'Dog Pack' Accessory Kit


Nissan is launching a new line of accessories centered around your furry friend. The Nissan Dog Pack is a suite of new accessories designed to keep pets comfortable and safe in the car. It’s currently offered in Australia for SUVs like the X-Trail and Patrol.

Porsche Delivered More Than 300,000 Vehicles In 2021


Porsche had the strongest year in its history after they delivered 301,915 vehicles to customers worldwide in 2021. This was an increase of 11 percent compared to 2020. Every single global sales region contributed, with the largest increases recorded on the American continent. China, meanwhile, continues to be the largest single market for Porsche.

Would You Consider A P1.736M Gazoo Racing-Tuned Corolla Altis?


While the Corolla Altis GR Sport is a global model, it may not take on the same appearance as its counterpart in Europe or Taiwan. Instead, if Toyota Motor Philippines does decide to bring this sporty variant in, expect it to be closer in both looks and specs to the one just launched in Thailand.

Mitsubishi Motors PH Enters Year Of The Tiger With All-In Low Down Deals


Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is bringing luck to customers this Year of the Water Tiger by making it easier for them to get behind the wheel and own their dream Mitsubishi.

Chinese EV Carmakers Are Entering The Quality-Driven Japanese Market


Chinese carmakers are finally making it into Japan through an unlikely route: commercial vehicles. Thanks to a booming online commerce in Japan, Chinese-made EVs such as those from Dongfeng Motor Group and Guangxi Automobile Group Co. have made their way into the fleets of logistics companies there.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Ford PH Achieves 35 Percent Growth In 2021 As Ranger Retains Leadership In 4x4 Pickup Truck Segment


Ford Philippines delivered a strong retail performance in 2021, with sales growing by 35 percent from last year to 20,008 vehicles led by the Ford Ranger pick-up and Ford Territory SUV.

The Hyundai Grand Starex Cargo Can Now Be Transformed Into A DOH Type-1 Ambulance


Hyundai Asia Resources has transformed its larger, more capable Grand Starex Cargo into a Department of Health (DOH)-certified Type 1 ambulance.

When It Comes To EVs, Filipinos Have One Thing In Mind: Tesla


Despite not having an official presence in the country, Tesla is the most recognizable EV brand for Filipinos. This is based on Google search data compiled by U.K.-based Lease Fetcher, a car leasing comparison site and broker.

The Changan Alsvin Is Priced At Just P 539K Until February 15


Changan Philippines is offering the “litest” deals with their Lite Up the New Year Promo. Until February 15, 2022, get the Alsvin (lead photo), CS35 Plus, and CS75 Plus with cash discounts, zero down payment, or low monthly amortization packages.

Toyota To Cut Global Production Anew; Land Cruiser 300 Unaffected This Time


Toyota Motor Corporation is now expecting to miss its global production target as the automaker is now feeling the effects of the global parts shortages and the pandemic.

Lexus PH Offers Zero Percent Interest, Free 2-Year PMS On These Models


Start the new year on a luxurious note with Lexus. Select Lexus models can be yours through special financing packages from 30 to 50 percent down payment, and zero percent interest for up to 36 months. In addition, the following models also come with free two-years of Periodic Maintenance Service:

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Kia PH Now Offering Fleet Vehicles Through Kia Corporate Care


Kia Philippines is introducing Kia Corporate Care, a new tailor-fit solution for companies who are planning to build a fleet or offer car plans to their personnel.

San Miguel Corporation Aims To Remove 1 Million Tons Of Waste From Tullahan, Pasig Rivers By June


San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is eyeing to remove a total of one million tons of silt and solid waste from the Tullahan-Tinajeros river system by June this year—over a year since it implemented its massive P 1-billion program to clean up and rehabilitate the 27-kilometer river system and help mitigate flooding in Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, and other flood-prone areas.

Volkswagen Shows Honest, Tough Styling Of 2023 Amarok Pickup Truck


Volkswagen continues teasing the all-new Amarok pickup truck (check out their first teaser here, and second teaser here). Based off the next-generation Ford Ranger platform, the Amarok is confirmed to get bigger, more premium, and more powerful than ever before.

Toyota Gazoo Racing Powers To 2022 Dakar Rally Win


Toyota Gazoo Racing won the 2022 Dakar Rally by 27 minutes 46 seconds. Nasser Al-Attiyah and co-driver Mathieu Baumel brought their GR DKR Hilux T1+ home safely on the final stage of the 2022 Dakar Rally. This is the Qatari driver’s second victory for the team, having previously won the event in 2019. At the same time, Henk Lategan and Brett Cummings won the closing stage of the rally, beating the opposition by 49 seconds.

Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid: Paving For A Sustainable Way Forward


The harrowing effects of climate change in recent decades have led to the increased discussion on sustainability the world over. When we speak of reducing carbon footprint, the spotlight used to be centered upon segregation, recycling, and safe waste disposal technologies. Fast-forward to today — albeit, recent years — and the quest has gone beyond the household. It is admittedly too slow for most people to adapt to sustainable living at a personal level because there are simply too many factors to consider: research, time, resources, and above all, cost; because the means to clean and green living are not always the most economical for middle-income families.

Monday, January 17, 2022

2022 BMW 520i Luxury Makes PH Debut For P 4.290M (w/ Brochure)


SMC Asia Car Distributors Corporation, the exclusive distributor of BMW automobiles in the Philippines presents the upgraded BMW 5 Series to greet the new year. Already an embodiment of style and practicality, the new BMW 520i Luxury further cements its position as the executive segment’s sportiest and most progressive offering.

Peugeot PH To Open 7 Dealerships, Launch 3 New Models By End 2022


Peugeot in the Philippines hopes to gain momentum into 2022. Newly minted distributor, Astara reveals bullish plans for the French auto brand in the country during the launch of their first offering, the refreshed 2022 Peugeot 5008.

A Bolder New Peugeot Arrives With Refreshed 2022 5008 SUV For P 2.260M


A new era of Peugeot in the Philippines has begun. Now distributed under Astara, the French auto brand aims to turn its fortunes around with a full-on brand transformation. It will be operating under entity, BA Motor Philippines.

This Car Company Is Giving Its SUVs A Free "Mud Wash" Because Owners Aren't Off-Roading Enough


Dacia is giving owners of its Duster crossover a free “mud wash” in the U.K. because they found out that a vast majority of owners don’t go off-road at all.

Almost Half Of All New Cars Sold In The Philippines In 2021 Was A Toyota


Philippine new car sales rose 20 percent in the whole of 2021 compared to 2020. The number, based on the joint report of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA), had its members sell a total of 268,488 units in the entirety of 2021. And while carmakers are patting themselves on the back for a job well done, these figures are still down 27 percent compared to pre-pandemic sales in 2019.

Meet The Guy Who Took His Wife's Car Racing And Became A Champion


Les Siviour is an off-road racing icon in Australia. He has been so successful behind the wheel of his “GQ” series Nissan Patrol that he’s known in racing circles as, “Legend Les.” Incredibly though, the New South Wales-based rice farmer’s racing career began completely by accident.

Hyundai PH Discounting PMS Parts On Commercial Vehicle Line


This New Year, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) helps you wise up on keeping your Hyundai trucks and buses in top shape. With the Hyundai PartsWiz promo, discounts are available on selected Preventive Maintenance Service (PMS) genuine parts.

LRT-1 To Provide Random Antigen Tests Today As No Vax, No Ride Policy Now In Full Effect


The Light Rail Manila Corporation, the private operator of LRT-1 has announced that they will be strictly implementing the DOTr’s “No Vax, No Ride” policy starting today, January 17. However, more than just requiring the presentation of vaccination cards, the LRMC will also intensify its fight against COVID-19 by enacting enhanced safety protocols.

Bianca Bustamante Selected For W Series 2022 Pre-Season Test


16-year-old Filipino racing driver Bianca Bustamante will start off 2022 with an incredible opportunity to take part in the W Series pre-season test to be held at Inde Motorsports Ranch in Arizona from January 31 to February 4.

Nissan Jumpstarts 2022 With Deals On 370Z, Urvan, Navara


Nissan Philippines is jumpstarting the new year with exciting offers for buyers of the Navara, Urvan, and even the 370Z sportscar.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Review: 2022 Chevrolet Tracker LT Redline


In general, Chevrolet crossovers are forgettable—they often have these generic jellybean shapes, and their dynamics are far from being stellar. Lately though, they’ve been trying to find the groove, and a good example of that new way of thinking in the bowtie brand is the 2022 Chevrolet Tracker.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Ford General Santos Moves To New, Bigger Location


Ford General Santos (GenSan) has moved to a new and bigger location, with the dealership facility now showcasing a more globally-aligned exterior and interior look and feel to offer customers better retail experience.