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June 30, 2023

2023 Honda City Gets Honda SENSING As Standard; Priced Starting At P975K

It is official: Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is launching the refreshed City sub-compact sedan on July 13, and reservations are now open for the new refreshed model via its website or through authorized dealerships nationwide. 

All-New Mitsubishi Strada Seeks To Defend AXCR Crown

The all-new Mitsubishi Triton (aka Strada) is set to have competitive rallying in its genes as it seeks to defend its crown at the Asia Cross Country Rally (AXCR).

Last Call For Mazda MX-5 MCP 25th Anniversary Edition Orders

Mazda Philippines is announcing the last call for orders for the MX-5 MCP 25th Anniversary Edition.

June 29, 2023

BMW To Race 20th Art Car At Le Mans 2024

Copied, but never equaled, BMW has announced the latest BMW Art Car. New York-based artist Julie Mehretu will create the 20th BMW Art Car.

50th Petron Car Care Center Is Now Open

Petron Corporation recently inaugurated the 50th outlet of its automotive care brand, Petron Car Care Center (CCC), at Buhay na Tubig in Imus, Cavite. This one-stop shop carries Petron’s full range of technologically advanced mineral and fully synthetic lubricants under the Petron Blaze Racing Gasoline Engine Oils and Petron Rev-X Diesel Engine Oils line-up. As the Automotive Fluids Specialist, all CCC outlets also carry other Petron automotive lubricants like engine coolant, engine flush, transmission oil, clutch, and brake fluid, and power steering fluid, among others.

BMW Motorrad Now Offers Motorbike Rental Under Fuel For Life Platform

BMW Motorrad is now offering short-term motorbike rental under its new one-stop shop platform, Fuel For Life.

Hyundai's First High-Performance EV, The Ioniq 5 N, Is Coming In July

Hyundai’s first high-performance all-electric vehicle, the Ioniq 5 N, is confirmed to have a world premiere in July. And in preparation for its launch next month, the Korean automaker has shown off that it’s capable of taking on the most challenging racing circuit in the world—the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany.

Jetour Auto Has Already Sold Over 700,000 Units Worldwide

Established just five years ago, Chinese car brand, Jetour Auto has reached a milestone: they’ve managed to sell 700,000 vehicles worldwide.

Fernando Alonso's 2002 Enzo Ferrari Just Sold For P 325.8-Million

Two-time Formula One World Champion Fernando Alonso has sold his 2002 Ferrari Enzo for €5,400,000 (P 325.811 million).

Toyota Puts Hilux Hybrid Powertrain Through A Rally Test

After confirming it for a 2024 release date, Toyota is starting to put the Hilux’s hybrid system to the test by having it run through a rally demonstration course at the seventh round of the World Rally Championship in Kenya.

June 28, 2023

BMW Turns Compact X1 Into A 300-Horsepower Rocket With M35i xDrive Variant

The smallest member of the BMW SUV family, the X1, gets an injection of added power and dynamism in the form of the X1 M35i xDrive.

Honda Cars PH Extends BR-V Test Drive Promo

Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) extends its special test drive campaign for the BR-V, with additional rewards to those who will purchase Honda’s best-selling seven-seater. 

June 27, 2023

Toyota Confirms Hilux Hybrid Coming In 2024

Toyota has confirmed that the Hilux pickup truck will sport a turbocharged diesel hybrid powertrain. It is due to arrive in the first half of 2024 for global markets, including Australia where the announcement was made.

SeaOil Renews Support For Radical Challenge PH 2023 Season

Radical Cars Philippines announces the return of the country's fastest race series for its second season. Along with official fuel partner SeaOil Philippines, the 2023 SeaOil Radical Challenge Philippines is set to kick-off its season this July.

Chery Auto PH Prices Tiggo 7 Pro Hybrid At P 1.350M

After previewing it at the Manila International Auto Show last April, Chery Auto Philippines is finally ready to release the hybrid version of its Tiggo 7 Pro compact SUV.

Jetour Auto PH Sends Aftersales Management Team To China For Training

Jetour Auto Philippines, Inc. (JAPI), the exclusive distributor of Jetour vehicles and services in the country, focuses on ensuring a fulfilling aftersales experience for its customers.

Lalamove Recognizes Toyota Lite Ace As Transport Partner

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has partnered with logistics provider Lalamove through its auto brand, Lalamove Automotive, with the introduction of the commercial vehicle Toyota Lite Ace as a transport partner.

June 26, 2023

Confirmed: BMW Is Working On An All-New M5 Touring (And It's Electrified)

BMW has confirmed that aside from the high-performance M5 sedan, they are also working on adding a wagon variant, the M5 Touring, to the model range as well.

Lucid Motors To Supply Aston Martin With EV Motors, Batteries

Aston Martin has announced a new supply agreement with US-based Lucid Motors to help them build high-performance electric cars.

Ryan Reynolds Invests In Alpine F1 Team

Actor Ryan Reynolds, through his company, Maximum Effort Investments and Otro Capital and its partner, RedBird Capital Partners, is pouring a 200 million euros into the Alpine F1 team. This represents a 24 percent equity stake in the Formula One team.

Industry Veteran Reggie See Joins Geely Philippines

Industry veteran Reggie See joins Sojitz G Auto Philippines, the exclusive distributor of Geely in the country, as its new Vice-President for Vehicle Sales and Flagship Dealerships.

June 25, 2023

Review: 2023 Mazda BT-50 4x2 Black Edition

When it comes to the Mazda BT-50, all the attention is focused on the top-of-the-line 3.0 4x4; and rightfully so. Priced at P 1.790-million, it’s an often-overlooked choice in the pickup truck segment. Not only does it offer competitive specs vis-à-vis its price tag, it also comes with one of the country’s best ownership packages (a 5-year free service plan, in case you didn’t know). Go a step down, however, and things aren’t so shiny anymore.

The Hyundai HD 78 GT Truck Comes With Power Take-Off

Did you know that you can extend the versatility of the Hyundai HD 78 GT with the Power Take-off (PTO) feature?

Complex Tech Leads To More Problematic Cars

With more and more tech crammed into new vehicles, they’re increasingly becoming problematic in terms of quality. That is the findings of the 2023 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study or IQS.

Nissan LEAF To Provide Emergency Power In Albay

In response to the ongoing unrest at Mayon Volcano, Nissan Philippines, in collaboration with the Department of Energy (DOE), is stepping up to aid disaster relief efforts in Albay. The automotive company is lending out a Leaf EV unit with a Power Mover, a mobile EV energy converter, to provide emergency power to evacuation centers in the event of a power outage.

New Car Sales Surge 45 Percent In May As Toyota Motor PH Sales Breach 77K Mark

The joint report by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) reports that total vehicle sales for May 2023 reached 38,177 units—a 44.8 percent increase to the 26,370 units recorded in the same month in 2022.

Isuzu PH Highlights ADAS, 4x4 Capabilities Of New D-Max, mu-X

Isuzu Philippines highlighted the 4x4 capabilities and Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) of its new D-Max and mu-X during a drive from Manila to Pampanga to Tarlac then Zambales.

Suzuki Auto Opens In Ilocos Norte

Suzuki expands its presence in Northern Luzon with the opening of its new dealership in Ilocos Norte.

June 24, 2023

Hyundai Motor PH Prices Ioniq 6 At P 3.798M; Reservations Start June 26 (w/ Specs)

Hyundai Motor Philippines has revealed the price and specs of its second battery electric vehicle, the Ioniq 6.

Tough Mudders Can Get To Test Drive The Jeep Gladiator

Jeep Philippines will be roughing it up in the mud at Tough Mudder, a world-renowned Obstacle event, with a Jeep Gladiator Overland available for test drive, plus a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara on display. Catch these two iconic Jeep vehicles this coming June 24, 2023, at Sunchamp Agri-Tourism Park in Rosario, Batangas. It’s going to be better, bolder, and muddier than before, a challenging yet extremely rewarding experience.

June 23, 2023

Hyundai Mobility Experience Heads To SM Megamall; See Ioniq 6 Upclose

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH), has put together an electrifying exhibit at the SM Megamall Fashion Hall (MFH) that will get Spidey Senses tingling. In commemoration of a global partnership with Sony Pictures for “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”, a special Hyundai Mobility Experience set up can be enjoyed by fans of the franchise and mallgoers from June 23 to 25.

Business As Usual As SAIC Motor Philippines To Take Over MG Brand

After five years of handling the MG brand in the Philippines, the Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI) has confirmed that they will cease to be its distributor and marketer starting August 1.

CTEK CS Free Is The Safe Way To Jump-Start Your Car

If you find yourself with a flat or dead battery, you may be tempted to jump-start your car from another vehicle, using jump leads, or from a battery booster pack. But while this may get you going again, did you know that jump-starting can damage your vehicle’s sensitive electronics, leading to expensive repairs, as well as causing lasting damage to your battery?

After Finishing Work On Next-Gen Ranger, Everest, Ford Lays Off 20 Percent Of Australia R&D

After finishing development of the next-generation Ranger and Everest, Ford just laid off 400 jobs or 20 percent from its Australian vehicle development and design departments.

Women's World Car Of The Year Wants To Draw Attention To Role Of Women In Motorsports

Women’s World Car of the Year celebrates June 24th, International Women Drivers’ Day, by drawing attention to the role of women in motorsports. A survey led by Belgian analyst Candice Bouzendorff revealed that 17.9 percent of respondents don’t know any female motorsports drivers, while 28.5 percent approve of separate categories based on gender. The study also found that 29.6 percent of those interviewed don’t even know if women work in motorsports.

The Ugly-As-Sin 2024 Mazda2 Is Now In ASEAN

Revealed to the world in January, the ugly-as-sin Mazda2 facelift has found its way to ASEAN via Thailand. The second major update to the Mazda2 since its 2014 launch, it’s being made available with two distinct exterior styling trims to help owners “express their individuality.”

Toyota Brings Nostalgia As Trueno Returns On The GR 86 Sportscar

Toyota Gazoo Racing is tugging on a bit of nostalgia as they’ve unveiled a limited-edition GR 86 that celebrates the Sprinter Trueno.

Mazda's Rotary Engine Rolls Off Assembly Line Once More

Eleven years after Mazda discontinued the RX-8, the rotary engine is back into production. At the carmaker’s Ujina Plant No. 1, the MX-30 e-Skyactiv R-EV has started rolling off the assembly line destined for the European market. This will, no doubt, add to the cumulative 1.99 million rotary engine vehicles produced by Mazda thus far.

June 22, 2023

2024 Chevrolet Trax To Come In 3 Variants For PH Market

Chevrolet Philippines is bringing in another global crossover in the form of the all-new Trax. Teased previously through social media posts, its Philippine distributor, The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI) has just revealed more details.

First-Ever Subaru Crosstrek Launching On July 19; Prices Start At P 1.998M

After teasing it a few days ago on its official website, Motor Image Pilipinas has officially confirmed that the first-ever Subaru Crosstrek is launching in the Philippines on July 19.

Panasonic, Mazda Enter Discussions For Battery Supply Partnership

Panasonic and Mazda have jointly announced that they’ve agreed to enter into discussions on establishing a medium- to long-term partnership to meet demand for battery EVs and automotive batteries in a rapidly expanding market.

Everything You Need To Know About The 2023 Toyota Innova Zenix (w/ Full Specs)

Toyota Motor Philippines ushers a new era in MPVs with the unveiling of the first-ever Innova Zenix. Built on the brand’s tenets of quality, durability, and reliability, the new 7-seater is now backed by advanced technology headlined by a self-charging strong gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain. Here’s everything you need to know:

June 21, 2023

All-New Mercedes-Benz GLC Launches In Philippines For P 5.190M (w/ Brochure)

Auto Nation Group (ANG), the official distributor of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the Philippines launches the new GLC luxury compact SUV.

Kia PH Targets Double-Digit Growth This 2023

Kia Philippines is targeting to outpace the growth of the local automotive industry this year with double-digit year-on-year gains on the table.

Toyota Unveils All-New 2024 Alphard Luxury MPV

Toyota launches the all-new 2024 Alphard—its fourth-generation luxury MPV that conveys a powerful, dynamic design blended with a spacious interior. The all-new Alphard adopts a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain, with a plug-in hybrid soon to follow.

US-based inDrive To Enter Philippine Ride-Hailing Market

Global mobility and urban services platform inDrive will soon offer its ride-sharing services in the Philippines, helping to solve mobility challenges in the country. The “people-driven” company is set to change the local ride-hailing market with its unique peer-to-peer model and service offerings that provide users with greater transparency and choice.

Kia PH's New Boss Aims To Electrify Line-Up With More BEV, HEV Offerings

Brian Buendia is a man on a mission. Taking over the leadership role over at Kia Philippines from the retiring Manny Aligada, the new Chief Operating Officer is pivoting the Korean brand to become a local New Energy Vehicle leader with more BEV and even HEV offerings.

Suzuki To Make Flying Cars By 2024

Suzuki is making flying cars, and to do that, they’ve signed an agreement with Aichi-based SkyDrive, Inc.

June 20, 2023

Dingdong Dantes Is GAC Motor PH's Brand Ambassador

GAC Motor is capping off a strong start under its new distributor, Astara Philippines, with the announcement of actor Dingdong Dantes as first brand ambassador.

Mark Your Calendars: All-New Mitsubishi Strada Launching On July 26 (w/ Video)

It’s official: the all-new, fully-redesigned 2024 Mitsubishi Triton (aka Strada) is launching on July 26 in Thailand.