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November 30, 2023

Kia Philippines Is Launching The EV5 In 2024 Along With 3 Other New Vehicles

Coming from the launch of the new Seltos, Kia Philippines is looking to an ever-stronger 2024 with the launch of four new vehicles, one of which is the EV5. This was confirmed by Toti Zara, AC Motor Automobile Group President and Brian Buendia, Kia Philippines’ Chief Operating Officer.

2024 Kia Seltos Arrives With P 1.198M Starting Price (w/ Specs)

Kia Philippines has unveiled the new 2024 Seltos. Part of their strategy to become a more aspirational (rather than value-conscious) brand, it is the start of their five new vehicle launch salvo that will continue into next year.

Chevrolet's Alabang Road Show Boosts The Savings

Chevrolet Alabang – Automotive Icon Inc. lines up the latest and most celebrated Chevy models in Alabang Town Center. Unveil December 6, the Trax, Trailblazer, and Tracker are on display at Cortes de las Palmas; along with the Chevrolet Camaro, and the Chevrolet Tahoe.

Lexus To Hold Christmas Masterclass This December 2-3

Christmas is a few weeks away which means get-togethers with family and friends will be in full swing. With it comes a lot of celebrating and creating cherished moments to toast to the year that was and celebrate for the next one that rolls in.

Jetour To Open Soon On Quezon Avenue

Jetour customers from northern Metro Manila will soon have a more accessible showroom and service center to purchase and maintain their future Jetour vehicles at Jetour Auto Quezon Avenue.

Hyundai And Kia Unveil Revolutionary 'Uni Wheel' Drive System

The Hyundai Motor Group has unveiled the Universal Wheel Drive System (Uni Wheel). A completely new drive structure, it moves the main drive system components to the vacant space within the wheel hub potentially revolutionizing the design and engineering of future vehicles.

November 29, 2023

Astara Is Now The Official Distributor Of JMC Pickup Trucks In The Philippines

Astara bags another brand for the Philippine market: JMC. One of the world’s leading mobility companies, and the exclusive distributor of GAC Motor and Peugeot, is now the exclusive importer of JMC’s pickup trucks.

November 28, 2023

Chery Auto PH's Christmas Offers Lets You Save Up To P300K!

Owning a brand-new Chery is made more affordable this Christmas season thanks to Chery Auto Philippines’s Christmas promo.

This Is The World's Largest Public EV Charging Station

Shell, together with BYD, has opened the world’s largest electric vehicle (EV) charging station in Shenzhen, China.

Hyundai Motor PH Launches Hyundai Finance

Hyundai Motor Philippines launches Hyundai Finance. Hyundai Finance provides an exclusive range of car payment options with the help of local bank partners. The first local partners are: East West Bank, Banco de Oro, and the Bank of the Philippine Islands.

18-Year-Old Mazda3 Does 28,000-km Road Trip Without Issue

Two full-time travelers have successfully completed a 28,000-kilometer road trip throughout Australia thanks to an 18-year-old Mazda3.

Nissan Confirms Next-Generation Qashqai, Juke To Go Electric

Nissan is charging ahead with its vision for a zero emissions future with confirmation that two nameplates will join the Leaf EV in going 100 percent electric: the Nissan Qashqai and Juke. These three will be built at the carmaker’s Sunderland plant which itself will manufacture only 100 percent electric vehicles.

McLaren Returns To Le Mans In 2024

McLaren is returning to the 24 Hours of Le Mans 29 years after it won the prestigious endurance race in its first try.

November 27, 2023

Toyota Reveals Production Tamaraw (Hilux Champ) With P 725K Starting Price

After showing it off as a thinly-veiled concept both in Thailand and in the Philippines, Toyota has finally revealed the production version of its new IMV 0 (IMV Zero) in Thailand. Officially named, “Hilux Champ” it carries a price tag of just 459,000 Baht to 577,000 Baht (P 724,572 to P 910,846).

Porsche Reveals Third-Generation Panamera Luxury Sedan

After revealing its highly digitized cockpit, Porsche has finally unwrapped the third-generation Panamera. It carries with it a fresher, more expressive design, and a broader level of performance that’s both more dynamic and more comfortable than ever.

The Geely GX3 Pro Is Now The Second Best-Selling Small SUV

Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP), the exclusive distributor of Geely vehicles in the country says its GX3 Pro sub-compact SUV has managed to leapfrog the competition based on the October 2023 sales data.

2024 Mazda CX-50 Gains Hybrid Power Thanks To Toyota

After almost seven months after it started the production of the CX-50 outside of North America, Mazda has now released more details regarding the hybrid variant of their rugged compact SUV. And in a big surprise, they’ve opted to use a hybrid powertrain from Toyota instead of their in-house one.

BPI Launches One-Stop Shop For House, Car Loans

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) unveils its Loans Marketplace Website. This platform serves as a one-stop shop for properties and cars, allowing clients to seamlessly browse and apply for loans with unprecedented ease.

Trade In Your Car For A Brand-New Jetour

Wanting a brand-new car this holiday season? Well, Jetour Auto Philippines is again out to make owning a Jetour X70, X70 Plus, Dashing, and Ice Cream EV easier and hassle-free.

Ford Ranger Is 2023 International Pickup Truck Of The Year

The Ford Ranger and its mechanical twin, the Volkswagen Amarok share top honors as this year’s International Pick-Up of the Year (IPUA).

November 25, 2023

Last Stop For Hyundai Mobility Experience Happening This Weekend At BGC

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) is having the last stop of its Hyundai Mobility Experience (HME) with Grand Before Service Activity (GBSA) this weekend. The brand’s roadshow tour is capping off 2023 with additional offers and merchandise exclusive to the BGC Passionfest that is happening until Sunday:

November 24, 2023

Toyota Lite Ace Servicing Santa Rosa And Pasay As Free 'On-Demand' Shuttles

You will now see the Toyota Lite Ace servicing the constituents of Santa Rosa City in Laguna and Pasay City in Metro Manila.

Honda Connect Now Available For More Honda Models

Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) officially launched the Honda Connect app along with the all-new CR-V last September. Honda Connect is the brand’s connected services unlocking a full package of safety, security, and convenience features that enhances the overall ownership experience.

For The First Time, A Truck Maker Heads The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association

Isuzu Motors Chairman Masanori Katayama will take over as the head of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association or JAMA effective January 1, 2024. Current JAMA chairman, Akio Toyoda will step down after an unprecedented three terms leading the group.

Champion Of Philippines' Fastest Race Series To Be Decided This Weekend

The champion for the country’s fastest race car series will be decided this weekend as the SeaOil Radical Challenge Philippines sets its sights to the Clark International Speedway (CIS) for the 4th and final round of the 2023 season.

November 23, 2023

Hyundai's Innovation Center In Singapore Has A Roof-Deck Test Track, Farm-To-Table Restaurant

The Hyundai Motor Group officially opened the Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center Singapore (HMGICS) to accelerate the delivery of their human-centric future mobility vision.

Win Up To P100K In Free Fuel With UniOil's Latest Promo

Unioil Petroleum, the country’s third largest petroleum company, is announcing its latest promotion: Fill and Win Promo.

Caltex Giving Away Gadgets Every Week With Linggo Linggo Gadget Panalo Promo

Caltex, marketed by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), gives their customers an early Christmas gift with Caltex Linggo Linggo Gadget Panalo Promo. Exciting prizes such as iPhones, iPads, Samsung phones, Galaxy Tabs, and MacBooks await six lucky winners every week.

Singapore Motorshow 2024 Set For January 11-14

Singapore’s Motor Traders Association (MTA) has announced the dates for the Singapore Motorshow 2024. The Singapore Motorshow 2024 will happen from January 11 to 14, 2024 at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Level 3 and 4.

November 22, 2023

San Miguel Corporation, Ayala Land Agree To Integrate Arca South Into Skyway Stage 4 Project

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) and Ayala Land, Inc. (ALI) have signed an Integration Agreement to connect the Arca South on and off ramps into the Skyway system via the upcoming South East Metro Manila Expressway (SEMME) or Skyway Stage 4 project.

Foton Opens 25th Dealership In The Philippines

Foton Motor Philippines Inc. (FMPI) inaugurated their newest dealership in GMA Cavite. Operated by Frontier Automotive Marilao Corporation (FAMC), the GMA Cavite showroom and service center is the second Foton dealership for FAMC, the first one being in Marilao, Bulacan.

Ford Philippines Delivers 42 Percent Sales Growth In Nine-Month Retail Performance

Ford Philippines sustained its strong retail performance for the first nine months of the year, with the Ford Ranger, Territory, and Everest driving overall sales.

Meet Foton's Largest Modern Jeepney: The F-Jeepney Class 3

For over half a century, jeepneys have been regarded as the local “kings of the road.” But time and the march of technology have caught up with them. This is why the government has embarked on a Public Utility Vehicle (PUV) Modernization Program—one that will continue the legacy of these road-going Philippine icons, but do so with more comfort, convenience, safety, and environment-friendliness.

November 21, 2023

PUBG Mobile Brings High Octane Action With Pagani Cars

PUBG Mobile, one of the world’s most popular mobile games, is excited to announce a partnership with Italian hypercar manufacturer Pagani S.p.A.

BMW Festive Deals Heads To SM Aura Premier For Exclusive Weekend Deals

SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp, the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, will offer customers a unique opportunity to experience the driving luxury while enjoying unprecedented savings – even on the brand’s electrified models.

Hyundai Motor PH Co-Presents BGC Passionfest 2023 On November 25 To 26

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) is one of the co-presenters for this year’s Bonifacio Global City (BGC) Passionfest this November 25 to 26. This outdoor celebration centered on food, games, art, and culture makes a return after four (4) years. The festivities this 2023 adopt a glocal theme which is a nod to the colorful and diverse characteristics of “BGCitizens”.

SEAOIL's Lifetime Free Gas Is Back Exclusively For PriceLOCQ Users

SeaOil has announced a special promo that gives users of their fuel-saving mobility app, PriceLocq, a chance to win a lifetime supply of free fuels. The Lifetime Free Gas (LFG) promo for PriceLocq is exclusive to users of the app where three motorists will win a lifetime supply of fuel. Motorists also have a chance to win one of 15 Honda Beat Playful motorcycles or P 10,000 worth of PriceLocq vouchers that they can use to purchase fuel.

Hyundai Shows Off Refreshed 2024 Tucson

Ahead of its official global debut slated in early 2024, Hyundai has showed off the refreshed fourth-generation Tucson. The first re-design in three years, it features a revamped interior and exterior styling as well as promise of more tech and convenience features.

November 20, 2023

Changan CS35 Plus And CS55 Plus: Raising The Compact SUV Bar

Being one step ahead of the game is what gives a brand the leverage to succeed. Changan Auto goes further, mastering the basics and setting the foundations, then breaking that glass ceiling to not only meet the needs of its customers, but also to exceed what is expected. With a legacy spanning more than 160 years and a formidable portfolio under its belt, Changan Auto has proven time and again that it is a brand committed to delivering the most diverse, reliable, and highly advanced products. Changan Auto is constantly evolving, diversifying with continuous research and development, to meet the needs of an ever-changing market.

Here Is KG Mobility Philippines' 5-Vehicle Line-Up (w/ Flyers)

The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI) officially launches the KG Mobility (KGM) brand in the Philippines. The Korean SUV specialist, formerly known as SsangYong Motor, arrives in the country with a five-vehicle opening salvo: the KG Tivoli, the KG Tivoli Prime, the KG Torres, the KG Rexton, and the KG Musso Grand. This line-up allows KGM to compete in three of the five largest segments in the Philippine industry, sales-wise.

Omoda and Jaecoo PH Signs 10 Dealer Partners

Leading up to its official launch (now moved to the first half of 2024), Omoda & Jaecoo Philippines (O&J) signed up 10 dealer groups to serve as their pioneering dealers in the country.

GAC Motor PH Offers Two Years Free PMS On Vehicle Purchases

GAC Motor Philippines gives car buyers another enticing reason to consider GAC for their next vehicle purchase. The company is giving two years of free Periodic Maintenance Service (PMS) for every vehicle purchased from November 1 to December 31.

GAC ERA Concept Previews 540-Horsepower Hydrogen-Powered Full-Sized SUV

GAC unveiled the Era Concept car—a new energy vehicle design concept that features a new multi-energy platform and is powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology.

November 19, 2023

Review: 2023 GAC EMKOO 1.5T GL

It’s hard to take a car called “EMKOO” (yes, it’s properly stylized in all caps) seriously. At first, you’d think it’s some shoddy cosmetic brand you get at a tiange or maybe it’s the name of the latest boba pearl or yogurt drink fad from God-knows-where. Whatever mental image you come up with, the last thing you can think of is a car. But here it is. It’s the second in GAC Motor’s “Shadow” series (after the EMPOW); does it drive as well as it looks? Read on.

November 18, 2023

JBL Car Audio Tunefest Gathered Car Audio Enthusiasts And Installers

The first-ever JBL Car Audio Tunefest was a (pardon the pun) a resounding success as it gathered car audio enthusiasts and the country’s leading installers. It also showcased the best in-car JBL setups.

November 17, 2023

Get Exclusive Offers On All-New Honda CR-V, Other Models At Auto Focus Pre-Christmas Test Drive Festival

Take the latest-generation Honda vehicles for a test drive at one convenient location at the Auto Focus Pre-Christmas Test Drive Festival which runs until November 19 from 11 AM to 9 PM at Block 16 SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds, Pasay City. 

BYD Philippines Launches 2024 Atto 3 EV SUV For Just P 1.598M (w/ Specs)

Continuing its aggressive move towards all-electric mobility, AC Motors’ Mobility Access Philippines Ventures, Inc., launches its first product since they took over the exclusive distributorship of BYD: the all-new Atto 3.

The Vatican Chooses Volkswagen To Be Its Sustainable Mobility Partner

In keeping with Pope Francis’ modesty, the Vatican City State has chosen Volkswagen as its vehicles of choice as they transition towards sustainable mobility. Pope Francis, known for his simple taste in official cars is partial to the “People’s Car,” riding in a Golf during the recent World Youth Day and even a Touran during his stay in the Philippines.

Honda Turns To India For Japan Market WR-V

Honda’s model naming convention is getting a bit confusing. First, there’s the “Vezel”—a JDM model that countries like the Philippines gets as the “HR-V.” Don’t make the mistake of calling this “HR-V” an “HR-V” in North America though. They get something completely different, and that one’s known as the “ZR-V” elsewhere in the world. To make things even more confusing, there’s this: the JDM version of the Honda WR-V.

The 2025 Subaru Forester Is So Dull, It Will Automatically Pull Over When You Fall Asleep Behind The Wheel

This is the all-new 2025 Subaru Forester. We kid you not. Despite looking like a devolution of the current-generation model, the entire sheet metal is new. This is evidenced by its slightly longer length and wider body (wheelbase stays the same). Aside from that though, it’s very clear that the folks over at Subaru desperately need some design help.