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January 31, 2022

After A Prolonged Wait, Mazda Customers In The Philippines Will Finally Get Their Brand-New Cars

Patience is a virtue. This as would-be Mazda buyers will finally get their hands on their beloved new cars after a prolonged waiting period caused by the on-going global semi-conductor and parts shortages.

Hino Motors PH Now Produces The Suzuki Carry's Utility Van Body

With the rise of small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) and organizations looking for a reliable partner to meet their commercial business needs, Suzuki Philippines Inc. (SPH) recently announced its partnership with HINO Motors Philippines Corporation (HMP), due to the increasing demand, specifically, in production of Utility Van Body for Suzuki Carry.

GAC Motor PH Roars Into The New Year With Up To P 290K In Discounts

GAC Motor Philippines is welcoming the Year of the Tiger with its Roar Out Deals new year promo to allow its customers to start the year with a brand-new GAC vehicle.

Vehicle Importers Lean On LCVs To Achieve 14 Percent Growth In 2021

The Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors, Inc. (AVID) ended 2021 with improved total sales of 58,916 units sold compared to the 51,851 units sold in the same period last year, or a 14 percent growth (YTD).

Here's Your First Look At The Philippine Spec 2022 Mazda CX-9

Early this month, Mazda Philippines launched the 2022 CX-9. The refreshed 7-seater flagship SUV saw both aesthetic and detail changes for the new year. For those who’ve placed their reservations, they’d be happy to know that the first batch of units are currently heading their way to authorized Mazda dealerships nationwide. But before that happens, we got an invitation to view these 2022 CX-9s up close.

January 30, 2022

Toyota Is Once Again The Biggest Carmaker In 2021

Toyota is once again the world’s biggest carmaker, and in 2021, they managed to widen their margin.

'No Vax, No Ride' Policy Lifted In NCR Under Alert Level 2

The DOTr’s “No Vax, No Ride” policy won’t be implemented. At least for now. This as the National Capital Region (NCR) and seven other provinces will shift to the looser Alert Level 2 starting on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

Nissan Now Exporting Magnite Sub-Compact SUVs To More Markets

The Magnite, Nissan’s global challenger to the Toyota Raize has expanded the number export markets to 15 in total following an incredibly successful first year.

The Porsche Taycan Broke A Guinness World Record For Coast-To-Coast Charging

Porsche has managed to break a Guinness World Record for the shortest charging time to travel 4,561.6 kilometers (2,834.5 miles)—a US coast-to-coast drive that crosses from Los Angeles, California to New York City. A 2021 Taycan EV did it with just a cumulative charge time of 2 hours, 26 minutes, and 48 seconds. It broke the benchmark which as 7 hours, 10 minutes, and 1 second.

Ford Celebrates Production Of 40th Millionth F-Series Truck

The forties have been good to the Ford F-Series. The F-Series has, for 45 years, been America’s best-selling trucks; and for 40 years, been the best-selling vehicle. Now, it has celebrated the production of its 40 millionth unit.

January 29, 2022

Mitsubishi Teases All-New Renault-Based 2023 ASX

As part of its announced Alliance roadmap, Mitsubishi has released the first teaser of its all-new 2023 ASX.

January 28, 2022

Subaru Hit With Production Stoppage In Japan

Subaru is temporarily halting all production at its automobile manufacturing facilities in Japan due to interruptions in the supply of parts.

Jeep Is Taking A Majority Stake At Its China Plant And That Has Pissed Off Its Partner

Reports last year of Stellantis, the parent company of Jeep, increasing its stake at its China joint-venture proved to be true. Stellantis has just announced that it plans to increase its stake to 75 percent from 50 percent at its joint-venture with the Guangzhou Automobile Group or GAC.

MG Philippines Achieves Record Sales In 2021 Outselling Geely And Kia

The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), the exclusive distributor of MG vehicles in the Philippines achieves a sales record in 2021 by selling 6,343 units—an 85 percent increase against the same period in 2020. It also marks a milestone year for MG Philippines, as it is the brand’s best sales achievement in its three years of existence. MG Philippines also ended 2021 on a high note recording over 2,000 sales in Q4 2021 alone, logging the brand’s strongest sales quarter in 2021.

Nissan Is Once Again A Brand On The Rise

Nissan Philippines’ full year performance doesn’t tell the whole story. By all accounts, the Japanese carmaker sold 19,603 units in 2021—a 9.9 percent dip compared to their 2020 performance. And while this snapshot doesn’t paint a rosy picture for what was once the fastest growing automotive brand; in truth, they’re a brand that’s once again on the rise.

Thai Parts Makers Readying For EV Shift

Thailand is readying its 2,500 auto parts manufacturers for a possible shift from producing parts for internal combustion engines (ICE) to electric vehicles (EVs). This as the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI) auto club announces an EV component development plan.

The Subaru Outback Is 2021's Safest Car

You are looking at the safest car tested by the European New Car Assessment Program or Euro NCAP last year. The Subaru Outback achieved the highest overall score across all vehicle classes and the best-ever result achieved by a Subaru vehicle at the safety test.

January 27, 2022

Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi To Share 80 Percent Of Global Platforms

Renault, Nissan, and Mitsubishi—collectively known as the Alliance announced that they are seeking to share 80 percent of their platforms from the current 60 percent today in their combined 90 models by 2026.

For P 929K, Mitsubishi Motors PH Is Offering This Limited Edition Mirage G4 GLS Sport

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) today introduced the Mirage G4 GLS Sport as a limited edition to its sub-compact’s lineup.

As 2023 CX-50 Rolls Off Production Line, Mazda Confirms It Will Use Toyota Hybrid Technology

Barely two months after it was first shown, Mazda has started product of its North American exclusive CX-50 at its newly built plant in Alabama.

Carmakers Increase Prices To Start 2022

Greeting would-be car buyers this 2022 is a slew of price adjustments from major car manufacturers in the country. Carmakers such as Toyota, Mitsubishi, Ford, and Nissan have all increased their prices to start the new year. Thankfully, these increases are modest—from as little as P 5,000 to as much as P 80,000.

Ford Philippines Announces New Leadership Changes

Ford Philippines has announced new appointments and role expansion of its executives, effective January 1, 2022.

Caltex PH Ends 2021 With More Retail Stations, New Partnerships

Caltex, marketed by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), finished 2021 with a stronger retail network and more inroads in the car and motorcycle after-sales service market.

Chery Auto PH Offering As Much As P 130K Off Their SUVs

Chery Auto Philippines is starting the new year with the Growling Tiggo Promo. It might be the best news for SUV buyers with huge cash discounts and all-in low down payments or low monthly payments.

Have Your Used Car Professionally Inspected For Just P 2,600

After announcing its used car inspection program last December, Premium Warranty Services Philippines, Inc. (PWSPI) is now ready to accept used car inspections from the general public. The service removes the guesswork by using a 188-point vehicle inspection plan.

Bentley To Launch Five Electric Models In Five Years

Bentley Motors is accelerating its Beyond100 strategy. Key to its ambitious electrification program is the Five-in-Five plan which commits the luxury carmaker to launching a new electric model each year, from 2025.

January 26, 2022

Toyota Motor PH Opens Reservation List For 2022 Raize (w/ Brochure, Specs)

In just a few days, Toyota Motor Philippines will be officially launching the 2022 Raize. Yes, the sub-compact SUV that has piqued interest of most fans, enthusiasts, and customers will be ready for release.

Honda Cars PH Recalling 2016-2019 Pilot SUVs For Hoods That May Fly Open

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is announcing a recall of 2016-2019 Pilot SUV units for a possible replacement of the panel comp hood. The recall covers 137 Pilot SUVs sold in the country.

The 2023 Toyota Sequoia Now Comes With A Standard Twin-Turbo Hybrid Engine

Toyota unveils the all-new, third-generation Sequoia SUV. The three-row large SUV has been redesigned from the ground up and aims to elevate luxury, comfort, and technology in its class.

Honda SENSING-Equipped Cars To Now Benefit From Lower Insurance Rates

Honda Cars Philippines is the first automotive brand in the country to offer preferential insurance rates to vehicles equipped with driver assist technology.

The Ford Bronco Pope Francis Edition Is One Holy SUV

Ford is auctioning off a one-of-a-kind Bronco for the benefit of the Pope Francis Center in Detroit. Proceeds from the sale of the Bronco Pope Francis Center First Edition custom build will support the Pope Francis Center and its fight against chronic homelessness. The center, which has been serving Detroit’s most vulnerable citizens for more than three decades, is committed to eradicating chronic homelessness in Detroit by 2030.

Unvaccinated, Partially Vaccinated Workers Allowed To Use Public Transport Despite No Vax, No Ride Policy

Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated workers in industries and establishments allowed to operate in the National Capital Region (NCR) under the existing COVID-19 Alert Level 3 status will only be given 30 days starting today, January 26, 2022 to continue riding public transportation and public utility vehicles (PUVs) in entering, exiting, and going around the metropolis.

Reputation For Quality Most Important To New Car Buyers

Reputation for quality, stylish appearance, and a positive previous ownership experience are the top three reasons car buyers choose their new models, according to an in-depth study of car buying behavior.

2022 Lamborghini Countach Hits The Road For The First Time

For the first time since its unveiling at Pebble Beach, the Lamborghini Countach LPI 800-4 is taking to the road.

BMW Is Giving Its V12 Engine One Last Ride

After more than thirty years, BMW is ending production of its V12 engine by the middle of this year. And the last production vehicle to be fitted with the extravagant engine is the BMW 7 Series. Based off the M760i xDrive (see lead photo), the series will be called The Final V12 and will be distinguished by unique badging, wheels, and a choice of exterior colors and upholstery from BMW Individual.

This Is The Most Beautiful Car In The World For 2022

The DS 4 is crowned the “Most Beautiful Car of the Year” by the Festival Automobile International after about 1,200 jurors cast their votes. It beat out the other finalists, the Citroen C5 X, Peugeot 308, and the BMW i4.

January 25, 2022

Goodyear Starts Testing Airless Tires For Last-Mile Deliveries

Goodyear announced it has developed and is testing a custom-engineered non-pneumatic (airless) tire (NPT) to support Starship delivery robots.

Limited Edition Porsche 911 Celebrates 50 Years Of Porsche Design

Porsche is celebrating 50 years of Porsche Design with an exclusive 911 named in honor of the milestone. This version, limited to 750 vehicles, has many features and details that pay homage to the iconic designs of Ferdinand Alexander (F.A.) Porsche.

Porsche Updates Infotainment System With Wireless Android Auto, Built-In Spotify App

Porsche is updating its infotainment system. The latest, sixth-generation Porsche Communication Management or PCM found in the 911, Taycan, Cayenne, and Panamera models now has added new functions.

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.

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 5.35M (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.