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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.

Meet The Philippine Team Heading To The Gazoo Racing GT Cup Asia Regional Rounds


The third season of the Toyota Gazoo Racing Gran Turismo Cup Philippines came to a finish with the National Round last July 1, 2022, at the Clark International Speedway. A total of 16 e-racers battled it out on the Suzuka Circuit Speedway and Fuji International Speedway in the GR Yaris and GR Supra to cement their spot on the podium.

Isuzu Modern PUVs Now Ready To Serve In Calapan


Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), together with Isuzu Calapan, conducted a turnover ceremony for the first modern Isuzu PUV in Oriental Mindoro to Victoria Operators Drivers and Commuters Transport Cooperative (VODACTCO).

This Gathering Of Mazda MX-5s Broke A Guinness World Record


Held at Modena Circuit in Italy, the ‘MX-5 Rally of Records’ has broken the Guinness World Records title for the largest parade of Mazda cars in the world. With a parade of 707 MX-5s, the event beat the previous record set in the Netherlands in 2013, where 683 cars took part in a parade.

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Toyota Slashes Production Output; Reminds Buyers Of "One Price Policy"


Waiting in line for a brand-new Toyota? Be prepared to wait some more. Would-be buyers will feel the bite of the semiconductor crunch again as the Japanese automaker announced a fresh round of production cuts lasting until the end of the year.

Soon You'll Be Able To Reserve A Parking Space In Makati


MPT Mobility is expanding its portfolio of services to include all sorts of mobility solutions. The umbrella, which includes: Dibz, On-Us Solutions, Inc. (Byahe), Spot On, Easytrip Services Corporation, MPT DriveHub, Savvice Corporation, NLEX Drive and Dine, and Onehub will enable Filipinos to move about with ease and convenience.

Hyundai, BTS To Release New Version Of "Yet To Come" On September 23


Hyundai announced that they will release “Yet To Come (Hyundai Ver.)” with BTS for the ‘Goal of the Century’ World Cup campaign song.

The 2024 Mercedes-AMG C 63 S E Performance Brings Electrifying High Performance


Mercedes-AMG is going electrified with their all-new C 63 S E Performance. While the name itself has far too many consonants, here’s something we can all agree on: 680 horsepower and 1,020 Nm of torque is bonkers. This makes the C 63 S E Performance the most powerful C-Class Mercedes-Benz has ever made.

Volvo's New Flagship EX90 SUV Will Be Their Safest Car Ever


Volvo will be marking the start of a new era with the launch of their all-new electric flagship SUV, the EX90.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Awesome Or Silly, This Single-Seater Restomodded Mazda MX-5 Is Heading To Production


Depending on who you ask, this could either be one awesome resto-mod or the silliest thing someone’s done to a first-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata.

2023 Mitsubishi ASX: This Is It


Well, here it is. After teasing the all-new ASX in June as a Renault-based compact SUV, Mitsubishi has pulled off the wraps. And yes, it’s basically a Renault Captur.

Lexus PH Introduces New ES 300h Luxury Variant For 2023


The Lexus ES lineup is expanding with the introduction of the hybrid electric ES 300h Luxury variant, offering customers more options for a decadent trim level when choosing a Lexus ES. This brings the total variant count of the Lexus ES to three: the ES 300h Executive, the new ES 300h Luxury, and the ES 350 Premier a year after the refreshed ES arrived in the Philippines.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Bianca Bustamante Excited For Southeast Asia Return At The Singapore GP


Filipino rookie, Bianca Bustamante, is all set to go racing once again at one of the biggest races of her season so far at the Singapore Grand Prix, scheduled to be held from September 30 to October 2, 2022. For the 17-year-old motorsport star—notably the only one on the W Series grid from Southeast Asia; this upcoming race will mark the much-anticipated return to her home continent as a professional race driver.

Mazda Philippines Introduces 2023 CX-3 With More Competitive Pricing, Features (w/ Specs)


Barely a year after they refreshed the CX-3 sub-compact SUV, Mazda Philippines is doing detail changes for the 2023 model year which sees them discontinuing one variant, while adding a new one in its place. Either way, they’ve made it more affordable or better loaded than before.

Experience Subaru Safety And Tech At Subaru Advanced Technology Drive Tour


Motor Image Pilipinas, Inc., the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the Philippines, wants you to experience their unique safety technology with the Subaru Advanced Technology Drive (SATD) tour in the coming months.

2023 Honda BR-V Scores 5-Star Safety Rating


Another Honda rated by the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program or ASEAN NCAP managed a five-star rating using the 2021-2025 testing protocol. The all-new (and upcoming) BR-V 7-seater SUV managed 77.02 out of 100, enough for a five-star rating.

All-New Honda HR-V Gets 5-Star Rating At ASEAN NCAP But...


Following the Civic, the 2022 Honda HR-V also received a perfect 5-star safety rating at the ASEAN NCAP with what the safety agency lauds as an “incredible performance.”

Monday, September 19, 2022

Review: 2022 Toyota Camry 2.5 HEV


They say familiarity breeds contempt, but the truth is that the Toyota Camry is far too ubiquitous even for that. It’s invisible. It blends into the very concrete that paves the parking lots, especially when you get one in silver or gray. It’s the perfect automotive camouflage.

These FUSO Modern PUVs Now Service The Cubao-Divisoria Route


In line with Sojitz Fuso Philippines (SFP)’s commitment to contribute to the drive for development and betterment of living in the Philippines, a total of four units of Canter Commute Modern PUV Class 2 were handed over to On-Us Solutions, Inc. These units are expected to be deployed immediately along Cubao, Quezon City, and Divisoria, Manila loops. This is also the first time for Fuso to ply on these routes in these areas.

2024 Maserati GranTurismo Shown Ahead Of Official Reveal


The new Maserati GranTurismo has taken to the road ahead of its official reveal, in the Modena and Trofeo versions fitted with the V6 Nettuno engine.

Ford PH Set To Conquer Pampanga This September 23-25, 2022


Ford Philippines’ Ford Island Conquest test drive event is making its next stop in SM City Pampanga on September 23 to 25, 2022.

Geely PH Bags Outstanding Distributor Award


Sojitz G Auto Philippines Corporation (SGAP), the official distributor of Geely in the Philippines, has been bestowed with the Outstanding Distributor Award at the recently concluded Geely Automotive International Conference.

Sunday, September 18, 2022

Subaru Celebrates 50 Years Of All-Wheel Drive


Subaru is celebrating the 50th anniversary of their core all-wheel drive or AWD system this year. The system, which made its debut to help scientists reach Japanese observatories and outposts during winter, was first introduced in the Subaru Leone 4WD Estate Van in September 1972. Since then, the company has produced about 21 million all-wheel drive vehicles to date.

PIMS: Should Mazda Philippines Build The BT-50 Pangolin Edition II?


Mazda Philippines is toying with the idea of introducing a second-generation BT-50 Pangolin Edition for the local market, and they want to know what you think of it.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

PIMS: Toyota's HEVs Is Part Of Their Path To Carbon Neutrality


Toyota Motor Philippines, the leader in electrified mobility in the Philippines, unveiled its exhibit headlined by its wide selection of Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) at the 8th Philippine International Motor Show at the World Trade Center.

Geely Opens In Bataan


Coming from the recent opening of Geely Palawan, Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP), Geely distributor in the Philippines, this time around inaugurated its 34th outlet in Bataan province. Geely Bataan is a 1,500 square meter facility located in its capital town of Balanga which can accommodate up to 6-vehicle display in its showroom and 6 car work bays.

Friday, September 16, 2022

Registration For 2022 Petron Philippine Overland Expedition Still Open


Last June, Mototesto in cooperation with Petron Corporation, and official battery partner, Motolite Philippines, gave us a preview of what will be the biggest overlanding event of the year. On October 12 to 16, thirty teams will be headed towards the uncharted terrains of General Nakar, Quezon for the 2022 Petron Philippine Overland Expedition.

FUSO Opens New 3S Dealership In Paco, Manila


To meet the growing demand for Fuso vehicles in the country, a new Fuso 3S (Sales, Service, Spare Parts) outlet is now open in Paco.

Goodyear Philippines Launches Eagle F1 Sport


Goodyear Philippines announces the official launch of the Eagle F1 Sport, a new member of Goodyear’s Eagle F1 Family. The Eagle F1 Sport is a fun sports tire that provides excellent handling and braking performance, targeted at driving enthusiasts.

PIMS: Isuzu PH's Entire Line-Up Can Do More Than 1,000 Kilometers On A Full Tank


With diesel running at close to all-time highs, Isuzu, the world’s leading expert on diesels, is touting the performance and fuel efficiency of their entire line-up at the 8th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS).

PIMS: Mitsubishi Motors PH Brings Back Ralliart (w/ Video)


Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is bringing the fun back into its DNA with the return of the Ralliart brand after an almost 12-year absence.