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Monday, September 25, 2023

Merrell Launches Limited-Edition Hiking Boot Inspired By Jeep 4x4s

Merrell, the world’s leading hike and outdoor footwear brand and Jeep have collaborated on the Merrell Moab 3 Mid x Jeep—a hiking boot that builds on the heritage of the two brand icons.

GWM Haval Jolion: Carving Out A New Space For Innovative Driving

Success stories among Chinese car manufacturers are hard to come by nowadays, considering the launch of one model after the other. Where does it end and what sets these vehicles apart anymore? GWM has taken up this challenge and gone ahead to introduce what could be the most feature-packed sub-compact SUV on the market yet.

Preston's Car-Specific Coolant Now Comes In 1-Liter Packaging

Prestone Philippines has added a one-liter variant to its Prestone Car-Specific Coolant with Cor-Guard technology.  A proven and trusted quality of auto care fluids since 1927, the new one-liter SKU widens its reach among car owners, especially those seeking to top up their car’s radiator fluid levels.

MINI BGC Celebrates Art With Cloud Grey Gallery Collab

The Autohub Group and Cloud Grey Gallery have formally announced their collaboration on an art exhibition that focuses on the Mini Brand, its rich history, paradigmatic design, and cultural impact.

All-New Honda Beat Rides In With P 71,400 Starting Price

Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), the number one motorcycle manufacturer in the country, is celebrating 50 years with the launch of the all-new Beat.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Check Out The Limited-Edition 2024 Mazda BT-50 Edition X

Mazda Philippines is set to introduce the BT-50 Edition X—an overlanding-ready pickup truck available straight from the showroom. Visitors to the 4x4 Expo (happening only until today at Parklinks C5 in Pasig) can get their first look).

Saturday, September 23, 2023

Win A Set Of Black Rhino Wheels At 4x4 Expo

The 4x4 Expo is back! After a 4 years hiatus, the off-road and overlanding community is very excited to see the second installment of the country’s only off-road enthusiast event in the country. 

Friday, September 22, 2023

Yes, The Mazda CX-90 (And CX-60) Can Run On Electric Power Alone

Mazda’s M Hybrid isn’t like any other 48-volt hybrid system, it seems. This interesting fact was revealed during the CX-90’s Philippine debut and was shared by Mazda Philippines president and CEO Steven Tan.

2024 Mazda CX-90 Arrives With P 3.680M Price Tag (w/ Specs)

Mazda Philippines widens its three-row SUV offering with the launch of the first-ever Mazda CX-90. Joining the CX-8 and CX-9 in the local line-up, the CX-90 blends performance and refinement into one genuinely crafted package.

Dual Clutch-Equipped Fuso FE71 Finds Its First Philippine Owner

Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP), together with Carworld, Inc. (CWI) – Fuso Pampanga turned over an all-new Canter FE71 AMT to its first customer, RG5 Construction – a construction firm and equipment located in Sta. Maria, Bulacan for more than 15 years.

Ford Island Conquest Goes Nationwide This September And October

Ford Philippines’ Ford Island Conquest (FIC) experiential test drive event is going nationwide starting this month and making its next stop in Cagayan de Oro for the first time on September 22 to 24.

Chery Tiggo 7 Pro, Tiggo 8 Pro Ranked As China's Most "APEAL-ing" SUVs

J.D. Power has ranked the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro series and the Tiggo 8 Pro series as first among medium-sized economical SUVs and first among medium-sized SUVs in China, respectively in the most recent Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study.

Geely Albay Opens Dealership Service Area

Geely Philippines recently inaugurated the Geely Albay Dealership Service Area. The newly opened service area will satisfy the complete customer service experience at the Geely Albay dealership, which was launched as Geely’s 37th dealership in June.

First Drive: 2024 Nissan Z And Nissan GT-R

Let’s stop for a moment and admire the fact that both the Nissan Z and GT-R exist. At a time when carmakers have gone crazy over electrification, these two honest-to-goodness sportscar is testament that some people at Nissan haven’t lost their cajónes. It’s the most definitive sign of Nissan daring to do what others don’t; to do seemingly the impossible when everyone else has given up. What a world we live in.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Be One Of The First To Test Drive The 2024 Honda CR-V From September 21-24

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) invites customers to its “Drive the Future” event that features the recently launched all-new Honda CR-V. Hailed as a significant step in HCPI’s electrification journey, customers are encouraged to check out the vehicle display and experience the all-new CR-V first-hand at the at the SM Mall of Asia on September 21 to 24, 2023.

New Car Sales Jumped 21.6 Percent In August; Most Chinese Car Brands Slump

New car sales in the Philippines jumped 21.6 percent in August compared to the same period last year. Based on the report by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA), new vehicle sales reached 36,714 units compared to 30,185 units in the same month last year.

Isuzu Opens In Dasmarinas, Cavite

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) further expands its market in Cavite with the opening of Isuzu Dasmariñas. Operated by Iconic Dealership Inc. (IDI), Isuzu Dasmariñas will be the second dealership of IDI in the province, along with Isuzu Bacoor as they permanently closed their Isuzu Imus outlet focusing only in two cities in Cavite.

Exceed The Expectation: Explore Changan Auto At BGC

The official brand launch of Changan Auto Philippines is happening this Saturday, September 30 at 5th Avenue, BGC (in front of Central Square) and you’re invited to witness it first-hand.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Mercedes-Benz PH Launches 2024 EQA, EQB, EQE (w/ Brochure)

Mercedes-Benz may be late to the premium BEV space in the Philippines, but they’ve now managed to catch up big time with the introduction of not just one, but three battery electric vehicles: the EQA, the EQB, and the EQE.

2024 Volkswagen Tharu Priced Starting At P 1.8M

Mark your calendars! Be one of the first to test drive the all-new Volkswagen Tharu on Saturday, September 30 to Sunday, October 1 at the Karrera Showroom in Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Hyundai Group Shows 'Art Cars' In New York City For Busan 2030 World Expo Bid

Hyundai Motor Group announced an upcoming exhibition and road tour of total 20 art cars in New York City to support the South Korean city of Busan’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo.

The Yoke's No Joke For Lexus: Steer-By-Wire, Direct4 To Form Core Of Future Lexus Driving Signature

When Lexus debuted the all-electric RZ, it was supposed to offer a yoke steering wheel as an option. Unfortunately for those who want to emulate a bit of Elon Musk, a year or so into serial production, there’s still no sign of the unique wheel setup. But don’t worry: Lexus is still committed to it.

Meralco To "Aggressively Electrify" Vehicle Fleet

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has committed to aggressively push the development of vital infrastructure necessary to advance the adoption of electric vehicles (EV) through its network and capabilities.

Volvo To Axe Diesel Engine By Early 2024

Volvo Cars is axing the production of its diesel engine by early next year making them one of the first legacy carmakers to take this crucial decision.

Soon You May Have To Say Goodbye To Free Public EV Charging

The Department of Energy (DOE) says accredited Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS) can now start charging fees.

These Are The New Models Lexus Will Launch In H1 2024

You are looking at the Lexus models that will be launched in the first half of 2024: the all-new Lexus LM, the all-new Lexus GX, and the first-ever Lexus LBX. Confirmed by no less than Lexus International President, Takashi Watanabe, these products were part of the Lexus Showcase event that introduces the brand’s future direction.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Porsche PH Brings In New 2024 Cayenne With Increased Digitalization, Available Plug-In Hybrid Power

Porsche Philippines formally introduced the fundamentally overhauled Cayenne for 2024. The third-generation luxury SUV comes with comprehensive changes to the powertrain, chassis, design, and equipment extending the breadth of its performance and comfort.

Omoda Surpasses 100,000th Global Sales Milestone In Less Than One Year

Omoda has reached a new global sales milestone: it has managed to surpass 100,000-th unit sold in less than one year. The feat comes as the youth-oriented brand sold 16,686 units in August, a 6.04 percent month-on-month growth.

Ford Shows Off 2025 Ranger Plug-In Hybrid

The Ford Ranger gets electrified. The carmaker has announced that its pickup truck will get a plug-in hybrid variant (PHEV) by 2024 with customer deliveries to start in 2025.

Refreshed 2024 Range Rover Velar Arrives For P 6.690M

Land Rover Philippines brings in what it considers as pure expression of modern luxury with the refreshed 2024 Range Rover Velar. Bringing in the trademark Range Rover refinement, it receives a cleaner and more reductive design.

Shell PH Showcased Products, Services As It Seeks Out Auto Workshop Partners

Shell Lubricants Philippines recently held Fast Track: Shell Helix Auto Workshop Summit at September 5 with the aim of empowering auto workshops to adopt, keep up, and achieve their maximum growth potential.

MyToyota Wallet App Adds E-Money Feature

Toyota Financial Services Philippines (TFSPH) is excited to announce the launch of myToyota Wallet's e-money feature, in partnership with Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI).

Monday, September 18, 2023

An Ode To The Internal Combustion Engine: Mazda Fan Festa 2023 At Fuji Speedway

It was a traffic jam worth being in. As our bus went inside the premises of the Fuji International Speedway, we were surrounded by a gaggle of Mazdas. Most were MX-5s, CX-5s, and CX-60s, but there was an odd Mazda Luce or two. Seeing the sight, our bus driver muttered the words, “Ah, rotary engine.” While I couldn’t make out the rest of his Nihongo, his knowledge of Mazda’s trademark engine spoke volumes of the brand’s indelible mark among the Japanese, and the rest of the world for that matter.

Toyota Vios Cup Races Through Round 2; Final Round Set For November 11

Racers and racing enthusiasts gathered once again at the Clark International Speedway (CIS) last September 9 as Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) kicked off the second leg of its longest-running premier one-make-race series, the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Vios Cup.

Grab Builds Tech To Support Driver-Partners

Grab introduces two new tech features to its driver app as part of its continued commitment to support its driver-partners to earn more. 

Toyota Reveals Aggressive Timeline For Next-Generation Battery Technology

Toyota has announced an aggressive timeline for its battery technology, including the production start of its next-generation electric vehicles by 2026. The plan was unveiled at the launch of the Japanese carmaker’s BEV factory in Japan.

Review: BMW X1 sDrive18d XLine

You can tell how much a brand values its name by how much thought is put into the details of every product that is produced. Consistency is key, especially when it comes to the standard of quality, starting with design, engineering, and of course, the final make. Not only should the final output look great, the attention to detail regarding construction should be impeccable. This characteristic is what sets BMW apart from other luxury car brands.

Sunday, September 17, 2023

5 Electric Vehicle Myths Debunked

In recent years, electric vehicles (EVs) have emerged as a sustainable and environmentally friendly alternative to traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. However, they have also faced their fair share of skepticism and negative publicity. Rommel Juan, Chairman of the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP), has been a staunch advocate for EVs and is committed to debunking these myths.

Friday, September 15, 2023

Chinese Luxury Brand Hongqi Arrives In The Philippines

Chinese luxury vehicle brand Hongqi has entered the Philippines as the second brand distributed by EVOxTerra.

Jetour Auto Heads To The Cebu Auto Show

Jetour Auto Philippines Inc., the exclusive distributor of Jetour vehicles in the country, is at the Cebu Auto Show 2023 with its lineup of vehicles.

The Mazda MX-30 R-EV Is A Rotary-Powered Hybrid That Can Power Homes During Emergencies

Mazda’s rotary engine-charged plug-in hybrid vehicles—the MX-30 R-EV has an interesting capability that could help during natural disasters and power outages.

Honda Brings Back Iconic Motocompo As All-Electric Foldable Scooter

Honda gives one of its ‘80s icons, the Motocompo, a modern electric makeover: meet the Honda Motocompacto. This all-electric foldable scooter will hit select global markets such a price tag of around P 60,000.

Peugeot PH Holds Test Drive Weekend Event September 15 To 17

Peugeot Philippines is holding simultaneous test drive activities today until Sunday, September 17.

Volvo Cars PH Launching All-Electric C40, XC40 On October 4

Volvo Philippines is geared to launch its two new all-electric models on October 4, 2023. The pure electric Volvo C40 Recharge Twin and the XC40 Recharge Twin models are revved up to roll on Philippine roads by the start of the fourth quarter of this year.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Meet The Philippine Team To The Toyota Gazoo Racing GT Cup 2023 Asia Finals

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has announced the conclusion of the 2023 Toyota Gazoo Racing Gran Turismo Cup Philippines (TGR GT Cup PH) season with the staging of the National Finals that was streamed online last September 6.

2024 BMW M2 Arrives In Philippines For P 5.990M (w/ Specs)

BMW Philippines brings in the all-new, second-generation M2 compact high-performance sportscar. Harking back to the legendary BMW 2002 turbo, the M2 offers an unadulterated driving experience that few in its price point can match.

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

2024 Mazda3 Is Philippines' Most Feature-Packed Compact Car. Starts At P 1.51M (w/ Specs)

The award-winning Mazda3 builds on its engaging driving dynamics and sophisticated design with new comfort and connectivity features for 2024. The updates are part of Mazda Philippines’ promise of offering the latest human-centric technologies that promote Mazda’s central tenet of Jinba-ittai while also reinforcing its status as the most fully-loaded car in the market today.

Here Are The Prices, Full Specs Of The All-New 2024 Honda CR-V (w/ Specs)

After opening reservations a couple of weeks back, Honda Cars Philippines has finally launched the all-new, sixth-generation CR-V. With cumulative sales surpassing the 70,000-unit mark in the country, the all-new compact SUV seeks to capitalize on its iconic nameplate by offering enhanced comfort, next-generation connectivity, and the availability of Honda’s latest gasoline-electric hybrid system.

The Omoda 5 (And Jaecoo 7) Will Be Built At This Super Factory

The global, tech-driven ambitions of Omoda must have the manufacturing facility to match. That’s why every Omoda, and in turn, every Jaecoo is built at one of so-called Super Factories.

Ford Refreshes F-150 For 2024 With Trick Tailgate, Improved Electricals

Ford updates its F-150 pickup truck with revised styling, improved performance, and a new trick tailgate.