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October 31, 2023

Shock News: Mazda To Stop CX-8 Production By December

In what comes as a bit of a shock, Mazda has announced that will cease production of the CX-8 in its home market of Japan by December 2023. This comes nearly six years after the global debut of the three-row SUV in September 2017.

By Simply Transacting Using Your Maybank Account Can Win You A Jetour Ice Cream EV

Jetour Auto Philippines and Maybank Philippines will raffle off a Jetour Ice Cream mini EV to a lucky customer this coming January 2024.

Honda Will Roll Out More Hybrids, First-Ever EV In ASEAN By 2024

After the launch of the CR-V e:HEV, Honda is poised to release more gasoline-electric models in the near future. This was revealed by Toshio Kuwahara, President and CEO of Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd and Head of Regional Unit (Asia & Oceania) at the Honda Journalists Meet at the sidelines of the Japan Mobility Show.

Hyundai Restructures Its Design Org To Enhance Its Design Capabilities

Hyundai is revamping its design organization with the establishment of the Hyundai Motor Group Global Design Division. The new division will spearhead Hyundai’s efforts to design all-electric vehicles and future mobility solutions, including purpose-built vehicles (PBVs), robotics, and advanced air mobility (AAM). It will also strengthen its design capabilities between its three core brands: Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis.

There Are Now Over 700 Land Rover Defenders In The Philippines

Land Rover Philippines managed to sell its 700th Defender just two years after its market launch. It marked its 200th sales milestone in October 2021 and 400th in December 2022.

Mazda Has Produced Its Two-Millionth Rotary Engine

Mazda’s rotary engine has reached a milestone: total production volume has reached a cumulative two million units.

Love Cars And Coffee? The Honda Welcome Aoyama Might Be Worth The Visit

Honda fans’ main attraction will always be the Collection Hall in Twin Ring Motegi. However, because getting to Tochigi requires real planning, the Honda Welcome Plaza Aoyama is a great alternative, especially if you find yourself with a couple of hours to spare around Tokyo.

October 28, 2023

What Do You Think Of The 2025 Kia Carnival's Styling?

While most of the attention is focused at the first-ever Japan Mobility Show, Kia quietly slipped in the refreshed 2025 Kia Carnival.

October 27, 2023

Test Drive The Hyundai Custin And Stargazer X At SM City Clark From October 27 to 29

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) brings its Hyundai Mobility Experience (HME) tour to SM City Clark today until October 29 at SM City Clark. The event opens at 10 AM to 9 PM at the Event Center, while test drives are available from 9 AM to 6 PM at the South Parking.

As MPT Tollways Implement 100 Percent RFID Usage, Here Are Some Things You Need To Remember

As the nation continues its transition to easier, tech-enabled travel, MPT Mobility encourages motorists to build good RFID habits to further ease their journeys and enjoy convenience on the road.

SMC Infra Ready For Long Undas Holiday Traffic

San Miguel Corporation’s infrastructure unit is gearing up for possible heavy traffic buildup along its major expressways starting today, October 27 through the extended weekend, in anticipation of the mass exodus of Filipinos to provinces for the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan Elections, and the “Undas” holidays.

Ford Island Conquest Pampanga Leg Offers Special Test Drive Track

Customers and motoring enthusiasts can expect a different kind of test drive experience in the upcoming Ford Island Conquest (FIC) in SM City Pampanga on October 27 to 29.

This Is How Honda Will Move You

What used to be the long-running Tokyo Motor Show is now the Japan Mobility Show. Aside from a rebrand, it’s Japan’s way of putting their best foot forward in connection with mobility-related technology. It offers a look, not just in the realm of cars and motorcycles, but a broader range of mobility solutions and technologies.

October 26, 2023

BYD Dolphin, Seal Score 5-Star Euro NCAP Safety Rating

The BYD Dolphin and Deal join the Atto 3 in scoring a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. The two full-electric vehicles performed to a very high standard throughout one of the world’s toughest safety tests, scoring excellent in both adult and child occupant protection.

Suzuki Relocates Isabela 3S Dealership To New, Better Location

Suzuki Philippines has taken a significant step to better cater to a broader customer base in one of the nation’s largest provinces. The company has recently moved its Suzuki Auto 3S Shop in Isabela to a more convenient and accessible location within the province.

Chery Opens In GMA Cavite

Chery Auto Philippines has opened its doors to its customers in Cavite with the inauguration of its newest dealership in General Mariano Alvarez (GMA).

Here's A Closer Look At The Honda Prelude Concept

One of the biggest surprises at the inaugural Japan Mobility Show is the Honda Prelude Concept—a compact sporty coupe that looks close to production ready. Unveiled by Honda president Toshihiro Mibe, it’s one of the many ways the carmaker sees mobility to be in the near future.

Nissan And Subaru's Japan Mobility Show Concepts Have Me Worried

Concept cars are basically manifestations of what an automaker’s direction is be it in design or technology. That’s why these two concept cars from Nissan and Subaru has got me worrying just a little bit.

October 25, 2023

Lexus Shows Next-Generation EVs With LF-ZC And LF-ZL Concepts

Lexus is pointing to a radical transformation in just three years as it shows off its new generation of battery electric vehicles with the LF-ZC and the LF-ZL. The concepts preview a new wave of EVs that will hit showrooms starting in 2026.

Buy A New Toyota, Get The Chance To Win Another Toyota

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is doubling the fun and excitement for its lucky customers with Double Your Drive Raffle Promo.

Toyota Thinks Of EVs As Lifestyle Partners With FT-3e And FT-Se Concepts

Toyota believes the future will be transformed by electrification and intelligence. Yet, at the same time, they shouldn’t just be tools for getting place; they have to be lifestyle partners closely aligned with each customer’s individual values.

Subaru Car Challenge, Advanced Technology Drive Slated For October 27 To 29

After the call for participants last August, it’s all systems go for the return of the Subaru Car Challenge (aka Subaru Palm Challenge) this October 28, 2023.

Kia EV6 Named One Of TIME Magazine's Best Inventions Of 2023

The Kia EV6, and in particular, its high-performance EV6 GT variant, was recognized as one of Time Magazine’s Best Inventions of 2023 (Transportation category).

Mitsubishi D:X Concept Hints At Electrified Delica Ready For Anywhere Adventures

Mitsubishi brings together all of its best technologies into the D:X Concept—an electrified crossover MPV that “fully awakens the adventurous spirit of drivers and provide excitement for everyone on board.”

The Mazda Iconic SP Is A 370-Horsepower, Two-Rotary Electrified Sportscar

Mazda has unveiled what looks to be the spiritual successor its legendary rotary engine-powered sportscars: the Mazda Iconic SP.

Honda Prelude Concept Shows Honda Won't Forget Its Sporty Past As It Shifts To EVs

Honda is bringing back the Prelude as part of their electrification plans. Realizing that sporty models is part of their corporate DNA, the Japanese manufacturer realized that their shift towards purely electric models won’t be complete without it.

October 24, 2023

Changan Auto PH Offers Low Down, Low Month Payment Options Until November

Inchcape Philippines, the newly-appointed distributor of Changan Auto officially launched the brand last September 30, closing 5th Avenue in Bonifacio Global City in a show of strength. The full model range was introduced, with the X7 Plus being the newest model to join the line-up.

October 23, 2023

Foton, Piaggio To Collaborate On EV Trucks

Foton and Piaggio are teaming up for a range of small all-electric trucks. The deal was formalized with a signing ceremony between the Chaiman of the Piaggio Group Board of Directors, Matteo Colaninno and Foton Motor Group Chairman, Chang Rui.

The CX-60 And CX-90: Creating SUVs The Mazda Way

Let’s recap what these two vehicles are again. The smaller of these two is the CX-60, while the bigger one is the CX-90. Both represent Mazda’s upmarket aspirations and more crucially, slot above two of the carmaker’s so-called bread-and-butter models—the CX-5 (for the CX-60) and the CX-9 (for the CX-90). This challenge puts Mazda in a unique situation—one which they solved by coming up with a totally new, clean sheet design.

The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI) Is Appointed As KG Mobility (Formerly SsangYong) Exclusive Distributor

The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI) proudly announces its appointment as exclusive distributor of South Korean auto brand KG Mobility in the Philippines. The distributorship was formalized between both organizations in mid-Q3 2023 and, with the establishment of KG Mobility Philippines (KGM PH,) TCCCI’s adds yet another esteemed car brand to its stellar portfolio.

October 22, 2023

Peugeot Opens In Bulacan

Peugeot Bulacan, the inaugural Peugeot dealership within the Autospeedygo Group, officially opened in Marilao, Bulacan. The event was graced by executives from Peugeot's distributor, Astara Philippines, and the Autospeedygo Group, symbolizing the start of an exciting journey for this newly established facility.

The GAC GS3 Emzoom Is For The Young, The Youthful, And The Creative

One thing that you can count on with car brands today is how incredibly creative they have become. Gone are the days when performance always held more weight than the aesthetic. Today, the personality of a car is judged by not only how well it drives, but largely about how the design and overall look could complement the lifestyle and character of its potential owner. After all, back in the day, aftermarket modifications were all the rage and all it took was a trip from the dealership straight to your favorite shop along Banawe for a quick upgrade.

Honda Will Be Using Swappable Batteries For This EV Van

Honda thinks they’re found a solution for last-mile logistics companies that require higher up-time while still requiring zero tailpipe emissions: swappable batteries.

Toyota Thinks The World Is Ready For An All-Electric Land Cruiser

Are you ready for a battery electric version of the Land Cruiser? That could very well be the case as far as Toyota’s concerned. They unwrapped the Land Cruiser Se—a concept that they will show at the Japan Mobility Show.

October 21, 2023

Lotus Cars PH Launches Eletre Hyper SUV For P 9.990M

Lotus Cars Philippines brings in the world’s fastest SUV—the all-electric Eletre hyper-SUV. Infused with racecar DNA, it brings Lotus’ driver-centric philosophy to zero emissions with its state-of-the-art powertrain.

October 20, 2023

Mitsubishi Motors PH Reveals Variants, Colors, Prices Of All-New 2024 Triton (w/ Full Specs)

After surprising the public with the announcement of an early sneak preview, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines opens the reservations for the all-new Triton. Retail sales begins on January 26, 2024.

MG Philippines Prices Marvel R EV AWD At P 2.888M

Less than a month after its Philippine unveil, SAIC Motor Philippines (SMPH) is adding a high-performance variant to its MG Marvel R family. It was revealed at the Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit.

Look, Ma: No Holes, Drilling. Juice Booster Brings 22-kW Wall Box Charging Tech In Portable Package

EMICOR, Inc., is bringing Juice Booster to the Philippine market. Previewed at the Philippine EV Summit (PEVS), the Juice Booster combines the charging capability of a wall-mounted EV charger with the compact size of a portable charger.

Honda Cars PH Celebrates 33 Years With Weekend Honda Fest At Glorietta

In celebration of its 33rd Anniversary, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has organized Honda Fest for its customers and the motoring public, featuring its latest models on display and for test drive, from October 20 to 22, 2023, at the Glorietta Activity Center. To show appreciation for the trust in Honda throughout the years, exciting activities and exclusive offers are also made available through the three-day event.

2024 Atto 3 Is First Product Under BYD's New Philippine Distributor

BYD’s new exclusive distributor in the Philippines, Mobility Access Philippines Ventures, Inc. (MAPVI), has previewed their first product offering: the 2024 Atto 3. While the launch and retail sales are expected to start in November, the AC Motors subsidiary wasted no time and previewed it at the Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS).

Chery Auto PH Previews Tiggo 7 Pro PHEV, eQ1 And eQ7 EVs

Chery Auto Philippines is taking a significant leap towards green mobility with the preview of three New Energy Vehicles at the on-going Philippine EV Summit (PEVS) 2023. These vehicles—one Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) and two Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) will make their way to the market in the coming months.

When You Wish Upon A Star, You Get Up To P 280K Off A Brand-New Subaru

Motor Image Pilipinas, Inc. (MIP), the exclusive distributor of Subaru in the Philippines, announces special sales and service deals marking both Tanabata—the Japanese Star Festival and the festive spirit of the Filipino Christmas season.

October 19, 2023

SMC To Build 76.8-Kilometer PLEX (Pangasinan-Link Expressway)

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) and the local government unit (LGU) of Pangasinan today signed a toll concession and joint venture agreement (JVA) for the 76.80-kilometer Pangasinan Link Expressway (PLEX) project.

In Case You Missed It: GrabPet Is Back

Grab Philippines officially reintroduces its pet-friendly mobility service GrabPet, giving pet parents better access to safe, reliable and convenient transportation as they move about with their beloved furry, feathered, or even scaly companions.

AC Motors, Bosch Team Team Up For Out-Of-Warranty Auto Vehicle Services, Repair

The Ayala group’s AC Motors and Bosch Philippines announces a historic new venture: Bosch Car Service. This marks the start of a long-term strategic partnership, a milestone for AC Motors, one of the leading automotive players in the country, and Bosch, a leading global supplier of technology and services.

Jetour Auto PH Offering Special Deal On Ice Cream EV At Philippine EV Summit

Are you searching for an affordable and reliable electric vehicle for your daily drive? Have you had enough of the unpredictable fuel prices that make a huge dent on your monthly budget? Do you just need a simple car that will get you from point A to point B with no fuss and hassle?

Car+ Telematics Device To Make Car Maintenance Hassle-Free

Autohub Group and Shell Helix Motor Oil introduce Car+, a first in the market cutting-edge telematic device designed to make car maintenance a hassle-free and convenient experience for drivers. Car+ redefines the way we care for our vehicles by putting the power of advanced technology at your fingertips, ensuring that you no longer need to worry about the intricacies of car upkeep.

Toyota Motor PH Offering Up To P 202K Worth Of Savings On Fortuner This October

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is welcoming this spooky season fearlessly with big deals and offers. Low monthly plans, trade-in rebates, and more deals are in store for you with TMP’s special Halloween deals available on all Toyota dealerships nationwide, until October 31.

October 18, 2023

Filipina Racer Bianca Bustamante Joins McLaren Racing Family

18-year old Filipina, Bianca Bustamante, has signed with the McLaren Driver Development program for the upcoming 2024 F1 Academy season. Bustamante is set to drive for ART Grand Prix in her second year in the all-women junior formula category, proudly representing McLaren Racing and sporting their iconic “Papaya” team livery throughout the year.

Heads Up! Mitsubishi Motors PH To Preview All-New Triton On October 20

How’s this for a big surprise: Mitsubishi Motors Philippines is previewing the all-new sixth-generation Triton this Friday, October 20. The virtual event follows less than six months after the Triton’s global reveal last July.