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March 3, 2024

Omoda 5 EV Passes Two Crucial Safety Tests

Leading up to its market launch at the Manila International Auto Show, the Omoda 5 EV has successfully passed two crucial safety tests: water wading and underbody scraping.

Suzuki Auto PH May Not Be Offering The XL7 Hybrid

After the Jimny 5-door, Suzuki Auto Philippines may be readying their next product launch in the form of the 2024 XL7. Based, however, on documentations released by the LTO, the SUV derivative of the Ertiga will not gain recognition as a hybrid. It may not even be offered with a hybrid powertrain at all.

Bugatti Shows Off Electrified V16 Engine

Bugatti may have sent off its quad-turbocharged W16 engine, but it looks like they’re not exactly done with that unique engine configuration. Ending years of speculation, Bugatti has just announced a new 16-cylinder engine, but this time, with a V configuration.

Get The Chevrolet Trax With A P 160K Discount

As part of Chevrolet’s on-going “Own the Road Sales Promo,” the Trax compact crossover is subject to several buying options.

ENEOS Is Title Sponsor Of 2024 Super Sprint Series

Eneos Philippines Corporation (ENEPH), the local office of Eneos Corporation, Japan’s No. 1 Oil Company, has signed on to become the title sponsor of this year’s Super Sprint series organized by GMET Events. The Super Sprint series is a timed competition where drivers navigate one at a time through a defined course. The design of the track is geared toward beginner to intermediate drivers and is characterized by a quick but challenging layout that emphasizes safe but active competition.

March 1, 2024

All-Electric Gogoro Scooters Are Not Covered By E-Bike Ban

Gogoro Philippines has released an official clarification in connection with the recently passed MMDA Regulation No. 24-022 series of 2024 that bans e-bikes, e-trikes, as well as tricycles, pedicabs, pushcarts, and kuligligs from traverse national roads, circumferential, and radial roads in Metro Manila starting on April 1.

Push The Capabilities Of Subaru SUVs With The Adventure Tour Drive

Motor Image Pilipinas, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the country is bringing a new kind of drive experience with the Subaru Adventure Tour Drive. Nature becomes the Crosstrek, Forester, and Outback’s playground as the immersive experience aims to showcase the off-road prowess, rugged durability, and innovative features found in each of these vehicles.

Check Out This Casio G-Shock Mudmaster Inspired By The Toyota Land Cruiser

Gear up for a new challenge! G-Shock brings out the spirit of challenge with its latest collaboration with Team Land Cruiser Toyota Auto Body for the new Mudmaster GW-9500TLC-1.

Hyundai Motor PH Signs 4 Brand Ambassadors

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) has made a big move signing not one but four local entertainment icons to serve as their first-ever ambassadors. The carmaker underwent a brand transformation in the Philippine market and determinedly re-introduced itself as a mobility solutions provider throughout the past year. Taking strides to realize this role, it onboards Mr. Piolo Pascual, Ms. Sarah Geronimo, Ms. Kim Chiu, and Mr. Paulo Avelino.

NAIAX Tramo Access Ramp Now Open

San Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) infrastructure arm officially opened the new access ramp of the NAIA Expressway (NAIAX) at Tramo in Pasay City. This is expected to ease traffic in the area and provide seamless access to the country’s main international gateway and other areas.

Honda Cars Marcos Highway Is 2024 Honda Dealer Of The Year

Honda Cars’ 2024 Dealer of the Year award was given to Honda Cars Marcos Highway, successfully clinching the top spot this year after placing third in 2021 and second in 2022. Coming in at second and third place, respectively, were Honda Cars Fairview and Honda Cars Alabang.

Nissan Teases All-New 2025 Patrol*

Nissan has started teasing the all-new 2025 Patrol, at least in its luxury guise, the Infiniti QX80. The luxury full-sized flagship, launching on March 20, is said to offer a powerful and rewarding drive, seamless comfort, and advanced technology.

February 29, 2024

Volkswagen PH Brings 2024 Tharu On Metro Manila Roadshow

The Volkswagen Tharu will be visiting select Ayala malls this February and March, offering Filipinos a chance to see this newest crossover from the German automaker. Check out the schedules below:

Toyota To Resume Production Of Models Affected By Diesel Engine Issue

Following irregularities found in several diesel engines manufactured at Toyota Industries Corporation, the Japanese government has now lifted the suspension of engine shipments.

Changan PH To Launch CS15 Sub-Compact SUV

Changan Auto Philippines, through its official distributor, Inchcape Philippines has confirmed that they will launch the Changan CS15 sub-compact SUV at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) 2024 from April 4 to 7.

3 Features That Make A Subaru At Home On The Trails

As far as crossovers and SUVs go, Subarus are just built different. Embracing a more rugged, more adventurous customer set, these vehicles are designed and engineered not just to thrive in the city, but surprisingly, on adventure trails as well.

Mazda Has The Most Top Safety Pick+ Rated Cars For 2024

If you’re looking for a car brand that’s focused on safety, look no further than Mazda. The U.S.-based Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just awarded the carmaker with the most Top Safety Pick+ for the 2024 model year.

MMDA Bans E-Trikes, E-Bikes On Major Roads; To Require Driver's License To Operate

The MMDA has now moved to prohibit the use of certain light vehicles on major thoroughfares surrounding the Philippine capital.

Audiofrog Car Audio Now In The Philippines

Audiophiles, there’s a new car speaker brand in town and it’s one that promises to demystify the entire mobile listening experience: Audiofrog.

February 27, 2024

Diamond Auto Group EV, Legado Motor Team Up For United Dongfeng Passenger Car, Commercial Vehicle Distribution

Diamond Auto Group EV and Legado Motor announced the combined distribution of Dongfeng Electric Commercial Vehicles and Passenger Cars in the Philippines which they call, Dongfeng Connected.

Mitsubishi Motors Opens New Commonwealth Dealership

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) inaugurated its newest 3S dealership in Metro Manila: Peak Motors Philippines Inc. (PMPI) Commonwealth.

Jetour Ice Cream EV To Be Displayed At All Megaworld Lifestyle Malls

The Jetour Ice Cream EV will soon be on display in all 20 locations of Megaworld Lifestyle Malls. This is following a highly successful Holiday collaboration between Megaworld Lifestyle Malls and Jetour Auto Philippines last December.

Bring Your Honda Back To A Casa, Get These Special Discounts

Honda Cars Philippines is offering a Service Homecoming Special Promo to all its customers with great deals and freebies. Haven’t had your car serviced in a year or more? It’s time to avail of these Service Homecoming Specials available until March 31.

Peugeot Philippines Introduces New Prices, All-In Zero Down Promo

Peugeot Philippines is now offering an All-In Zero Down Payment Financing Scheme in partnership with BDO. This makes Peugeot’s line of SUVs now within easy reach of more Filipinos. This is alongside enhanced customer benefits and the introduction of new SRPs for the French brand’s trio of SUVs.

2024 MG3 Wants To Take On Honda City Hatchback, Mazda2

MG has debuted the all-new 2024 MG3—a technologically advanced global sub-compact that’s set to take on the likes of the Honda City Hatchback, Mazda2, and Toyota Yaris.

BYD Dolphin, Seal Among Top Three Cars In The World For 2024

BYD makes history as the first Chinese carmaker to be shortlisted with two of its vehicles making it to the Top Three cars in the world. This is according to the World Car of the Year Awards which just announced the 2024 list.

February 26, 2024

MIAS 2024 To Host 27 Car Brands At Two World-Class Venues

The Manila International Auto Show (MIAS), the Philippines’ largest annual motoring event, returns for another thrilling edition this April 4 to 7, 2024 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila and SMX Convention Center Manila. This 2024, MIAS celebrates its 19th year as it continues to widen its reach in the automotive industry, embodying this year’s theme — Bridging the Future.

Maxim Is The Newest TNC To Take On Grab, Joyride

Maxim has obtained Certificate of Accreditation as Transport Network Company from the Department of Transportation and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB). The company is now announcing the launch of its car-hailing service.

Chery Alabang Is 2023 Chery Dealer Of The Year

Chery Auto Philippines (CAP) recently celebrated the exceptional achievements of its top-performing dealers at the highly anticipated GRIT Awards. This annual gala, named for its emphasis on Guts, Resilience, Initiative, and Tenacity, is a testament to the dedication and remarkable contributions of dealers in achieving exemplary sales and aftersales performance.

Driven To Challenge: Meet The 2024 Changan X7 Plus 7-Seater SUV

As one of the Top 4 automotive brands in China, Changan Auto is one of the pioneers in the Chinese domestic auto industry. Its dedication to research and product development makes Changan one of the most formidable automotive brands to set foot on the global stage, highlighted by its in-car Smart Mobility technology and the introduction of Electric Vehicles (EV).

Honda To Open Refreshed Collection Hall On March 1

Honda has completed the renovation of the Honda Collection Hall at the Mobility Resort Motegi in Tochigi, Japan (read our walkthrough). The facility that conveys the history of Honda will re-open to the public on March 1, 2024.

February 25, 2024

Hyundai Trucks & Buses Hataw Deals Offers Low Down Payment Of Just P 3K

Hyundai Truck & Bus Philippines launches its newest sales promo, “Hataw Deals!” It offers exceptional financing packages for the Hyundai HD45GT and the HD78GT until March 31, 2024.

Chevrolet PH Cuts Prices Of Tahoe By P 2 Million!

The Chevrolet Tahoe embodies strength and readiness for high-end adventures, perfectly mirroring the attitude of its owner. It is capable of soaring to any heights, with its unapologetic show of strength, so much so that it’s the vehicle of choice for those with an insatiable thirst for exhilarating experiences—and it’s all because they can.

February 23, 2024

Subaru To Relocate C5 Showroom

Motor Image Pilipinas, Inc (MIP), the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the Philippines, will relocate its C5 Showroom to an upgraded venue. The new showroom will be able to provide more Subaru customers with its improved amenities and features.

The Geely Coolray Has Sold Over 800K Units Worldwide

The Geely Coolray is now one of the best-selling products sold by Geely Auto ever. Known as the Binyue in China, the compact crossover has sold over 800,000 units in over 40 countries, double its figures from 2021.

What Is The State Of The Philippine Electric Vehicle Industry In 2023?

When the Philippine government passed the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act or EVIDA Law in April 2022, it had the goal of moving the country towards a greener and fossil fuel-free environment. Among the perks the EVIDA Law granted was the reduction of vehicle excise tax to zero for Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) and 50 percent for Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEVs).

Chery Auto Expands Europe R&D Office

With Europe in its sights, Chery Auto has made the strategic decision to expand its R&D in Raunheim, Germany.

186 Hino 200 Series Multi-Purpose Rescue Vehicles Ready To Serve Batangas

Hino Motors Philippines (HMP) turned over 186 units of its Hino 200 Series Multi-Purpose Rescue Vehicles to the Batangas Provincial Government for distribution to various LGUs in the province. The move will upgrade the province’s emergency response capabilities ensuring the safety and well-being of its constituents.

2024 Jaecoo 7 Boasts Of Global 5-Star Safety Standard Construction

Set to be launched at the Manila International Auto Show in April, Jaecoo has revealed that its first Philippine model—the J7—has met global 5-star safety standards.

February 22, 2024

Subaru Yet To Re-Start Production In Japan

After the death of a 60-year worker, crushed by a 25-ton mold, Subaru has yet to start production at its Japanese assembly plants. So far, the carmaker has lost six days of production volume for nameplates such as the Forester, Crosstrek, and the BRZ.

Toyota Motor PH Recalling Select Avanza, Veloz, Yaris Cross For Front Shock Issue

Yet another recall is affecting select units of the Toyota Avanza, Veloz, and Yaris Cross in the Philippines. This time, it has something to do with its front shock absorber.

Ford Philippines Reveals Specs, Prices Of All-New 2024 Mustang, Bronco (w/ Brochure)

This just in: Ford Philippines revealed the prices and specs of the all-new Bronco and all-new Mustang. The Bronco will be made available in just one variant: the Bronco 2.7L Outerbanks equipped with the Sasquatch Package, while the Mustang will come in both 2.3L EcoBoost and 5.0 GT variants.

Colors, Specs, Prices: Everything You Need To Know About The 2024 MG One

SAIC Motor Philippines formally launches its newest global compact crossover: the 2024 MG One. Previewed last December, the MG One comes in two variants: the MG One Std and the MG One Lux with a price tag of P 1,298,888 and P 1,458,888, respectively. As a limited time offer, they are discounted at P 1,223,888 and P 1,390,888 for the MG One Std and MG One Lux, respectively.

2024 Mazda CX-30 Ups Styling, Safety, Tech For P 1.995M

Mazda Philippines has updated the CX-30 HEV compact crossover for 2024. Packed with higher equipment levels, including enhanced safety and convenience features, it cements its position as the most elegant crossover in its segment.

2024 CX-70 Debuts Mazda's Newest Special Color: Melting Copper Metallic

Mazda has always considered color as an integral part of its design language. That’s why the brand has come up with some pretty classy colorways that coincided with the launch of their KODO design language.

IM Is MG's Answer To Audi, Lexus, Tesla

Among Chinese carmakers, SAIC Motor isn’t known for expanding its brand portfolio left and right. In fact, despite being part of China’s “Big 4” automakers, they’ve actually opted to invest in brand building and have limited themselves to four brands. Well, make that five now with the announcement that IM will be making its global debut in, at all places, the Geneva Motor Show.

February 21, 2024

Hyundai Mobility Experience 2024 Kicks Off This February 23-25 At BGC

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) begins its Hyundai Mobility Experience (HME) tour in BGC at the Bonifacio High Street Central’s Amphitheater and C1 Open Parking Lot this February 23 to 25. This nationwide roadshow returns for a second year to allow even more Filipinos discover how the brand is innovating the car ownership experience.

Toyota Motor PH Appoints Masando Hashimoto As New President

Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP) formally introduced its new president, Masando Hashimoto. Hashimoto assumes leadership from Atsuhiro Okamoto, whose tenure saw remarkable resilience and growth amidst the most challenging years for the Philippine economy, navigating the impacts of the global health crisis.

Select Mazda CX-60, CX-90 Subject Of Special Service Campaign

Bermaz Auto Philippines, the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles in the Philippines has confirmed that a number of CX-60 and CX-90 SUVs are part of a global recall.

Toyota Names Hilux's 48-Volt Hybrid Tech As "V-Active"

While Toyota has taken a more simplified naming for its Hilux Hybrid in Europe, where it’s known as self-explanatory “Hilux Hybrid 48V,” in Australia, they’ve decided on giving it a fancier name: V-Active.