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January 31, 2024

Kia Nears Completion Of Korea's First Dedicated EV Plant

At this year’s New Year festivities, Hyundai Motor Group (HMG) Executive Chair, Euisun Chung, highlighted the values of electrification, sustainability, and a greener future. This year’s ceremonies, held at the Kia AutoLand Gwangmyeong, is a beacon for all these objectives.

Toyota Breaks Global Sales Records With 11.2 Million Vehicles Sold In 2023

Toyota is once again the world’s top-selling automaker in 2023, selling a record 11.2 million vehicles. It finished ahead of the Volkswagen Group which sold 9.2 million vehicles with Hyundai Motor Group in third with 7.3 million vehicles sold.

Isuzu Traviz Marks Over 20K Units Sold In The Philippines

The Isuzu Traviz has achieved a milestone in the Philippines by selling over 20,000 units since its launch in 2019. This significant achievement underscores the Traviz’s position as a preferred choice for small businesses nationwide, thanks to its unmatched durability, flexibility, fuel efficiency, high torque, and superior cargo capacity.

Is The First-Ever 2025 Mazda CX-70 A Lazy Design Job Or Built For Market Success?

Mazda has unveiled the third member of its Large Product Group—the first-ever 2025 Mazda CX-70. And your eyes aren’t deceiving you—it’s basically the CX-90 with the rear seats removed.

January 30, 2024

Foton Philippines Sales Stay Strong In 2023

Foton and the sales of its high-value, feature-packed line of commercial vehicles stayed strong in 2023, based on industry figures.

Geely Philippines President Vows To Foster Dialogue, Collaboration

Newly-appointed Sojitz G Auto Philippines (Geely Philippines) President and CEO, Naoyuki Takeda outlined his vision for the company’s growth after being battered with aftersales service issues and plateauing sales in 2023.

Toyota Motor Philippines Says No Units Affected By Engine Irregularities

A day after Toyota Motor Corporation revealed irregularities surrounding the diesel engines powering the Hilux, Hiace, Fortuner, Innova, and Land Cruiser 300, Toyota Motor Philippines has reached out and issued a statement in connection with these engines and vehicles.

Nissan To Open Soon In San Jose Del Monte

Nissan Philippines continues growing its dealer presence with the groundbreaking of its newest dealership in San Jose del Monte.

AutoQuix, A New Car Servicing Brand, Is Now Open In Mandaue

AutoQuix, a new brand of car servicing center, welcomes car owners in Cebu as it opens the AutoQuix – Mantawi, Mandaue branch, its third branch in the country.

Chery Breaks Ground On Cordon, Isabela Dealership

Chery Auto Philippines starts the year with the groundbreaking of Chery Cordon in Isabela. The rise of a new dealership in Isabela aims to boost the Chery brand’s presence in North Luzon.

Hyundai Reopens In Palawan With New Dealer Partner

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) reconnects with its Palaweño customers through Auto Artist Incorporated (AAI). The group was officially welcomed to the brand’s network of dealers through two junctures: the inauguration of the first 1S outlet under HMPH, and the other is the ground breaking of a new dealership.

Fuso, Mercedes-Benz Trucks Opens First Joint Dealership Facility

Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP) has partnered with iCATS Motors, Inc. to become an official dealer of Fuso trucks and buses. Its marks the introduction of the first joint multi-brand facility by Daimler Trucks in the Philippines putting Fuso and Mercedes-Benz Trucks under one roof.

January 29, 2024

Kia EV9, BMW 5 Series Among 2024 WWCOTY Finalists

The category winners for this year’s Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year (WWCOTY) have been announced. The winners in the Family Car, Large Car, SUV, Exclusive Car, and 4x4 & Pick-Up will all vie for the Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year which will be announced on International Women’s Day on March 8.

Toyota Land Cruiser, Fortuner, Hilux Embroiled In New Engine Irregularity

Toyota seems to be built like a house of cards of late. After finding irregularities in its vehicles developed and built by its subsidiary, Daihatsu, the Japanese carmaker is now finding itself with issues surrounding three of its diesel engines.

Volkswagen Philippines Cuts Prices As Much As P333K

Volkswagen Philippines introduces its latest offers with up to three enticing purchase options up to March 31.

Refreshed 2024 Mazda CX-5 Makes ASEAN Appearance With More Power, Equipment

After getting leaked by the Malaysian press last December, Bermaz Motor has finally unveiled the Made in Malaysia refreshed CX-5 for 2024.

Toyota Motor PH Reduces Innova Variants, Bumps Up Prices For 2024 (w/ Specs)

When Toyota Motor Philippines brought in the Innova XE variant late last year as their most affordable AT variant, there had to be some reason why. Well, now we know. Starting today, the carmaker has trimmed down the Innova variants from seven to six.

BPI Employees Will Now Ride In This EV Shuttle

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) has leased a new electric vehicle (EV) unit in a bid to gradually replace its old gas-powered fleet vehicles and curtail its greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption.

January 28, 2024

224-Horsepower Toyota Fortuner GR Sport Has Arrived In The Philippines

After upgrading the rest of the Fortuner line-up for 2024, Toyota Motor Philippines has done the same to the top-of-the-line Fortuner GR Sport variant.

Chevrolet Philippines Offers Up To P 2-Million In Discounts Until March 15

In her first move as the new president and CEO of Chevrolet Philippines, Maria Fe Perez Agudo and her team have launched the “Own the Road Sales Promo” giving substantial cash discounts, enticing low down payment schemes, and appealing amortization packages to the entire Chevrolet range.

January 27, 2024

Jetour Auto PH Finishes 6th In First Global Skill Olympics

The team representing Jetour Auto Philippines Inc (JAPI) finished sixth at the first-ever Jetour Global Service Skills Competition held in Wuhu, China.

Isuzu Is Philippines' Best-Selling Truck Brand For 24 Straight Years

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) is once again the best-selling truck brand, a feat it has maintained for 24 consecutive years. This significant milestone underscores IPC’s unwavering commitment to excellence, innovation, and customer satisfaction in the automotive industry.

SMC Expands Central Luzon River Cleanup

Less than four months since completing its P 2-billion initiative to clean up the Pasig River, San Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) comprehensive efforts to rehabilitate major river systems has shifted to high gear in Central Luzon.

Review: 2024 Honda CR-V RS e:HEV

Throughout its six generations, the Honda CR-V has never been afraid to experiment. From offering an underfloor picnic table in the first-generation model, cramming ten seats in the second-generation model, to a diesel engine and seven seats in the fifth-generation model, this compact SUV is designed as if it’s got a feel of the market’s pulse as a whole. With the sixth-generation model, Honda has done it again with the introduction of two things: the RS badge and a strong hybrid system called the e:HEV.

Test Drive The All-New Mitsubishi Triton At Bridgetowne Destination Estate From January 26-28

Right after Mitsubishi Motors Philippines officially unveiled the all-new Triton (check out the full specs), it went straight to work with its first-ever public test drive event. It is all happening at the Bridgetowne Destination Estate in Pasig from January 26 to 28 from 10 AM to 8 PM.

Japan Revokes Certifications Of 3 Daihatsu-Made Models

Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) revoked the model certifications of three vehicles produced by Daihatsu.

January 25, 2024

Porsche Introduces All-New, All-Electric 2025 Macan

A decade after its introduction, Porsche has unveiled the all-new, second-generation Macan. And in a big evolution for the nameplate, it is switching over to an all-electric powertrain.

Suzuki PH Officially Launches 2024 Jimny 5-Door Starting At 1.558M (w/ Specs)

After sightings around a month back, Suzuki Philippines has finally unveiled its first product offering for 2024: the much-awaited Suzuki Jimny 5-door.

What Models Contributed To Honda Cars PH's Solid 2023?

As we reported earlier, Honda Cars Philippines had a solid 2023, sales-wise. The carmaker reported 16,645 units sold—an increase of 20 percent compared to 2022. But just how did Honda get to that figure? Let’s break it down.

NeoClassic, A Highly Curated Car Show, Is Happening This January 28

NeoClassic, a highly curated car show is happening this Saturday, January 28 at the Filinvest Tent in Alabang from 10 AM to 9 PM.

Honda Cars PH To Launch Another Hybrid Model This 2024

Coming from a strong 2023 where their annual sales reached 16,645 units—a 20 percent increase versus 2022, Honda Cars Philippines says they are entering 2024 with an equally positive attitude.

Hyundai Motor PH Offering Up To P150K In Discounts

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) adds new deals to its smart payment plans so that customers can begin and fill 2024 with memorable trips onboard their dream Hyundai. From the Stargazer to the Santa Fe, these are made possible through Hyundai Finance partners, BDO, BPI, and, East West. The following can be available nationwide until January 31:

The Comeback: Agudo Is The New President And CEO Of Chevrolet In The Philippines

It’s official: Maria Fe Perez Agudo is the new President and CEO of Chevrolet in the Philippines. Her official outing as the new top executive at Chevrolet’s exclusive Philippine distributor happened at the company’s Dealer Business Conference that happened at the Auto Resources Center (formerly the Hyundai Logistics Center) in Calamba, Laguna.

January 24, 2024

Foton Boosts Philippine Athletics With Traveller Van Donation

As part of its ongoing efforts to empower and help boost Philippine athletics, Foton Philippines / United Asia Automotive Group Inc. (UAAGI), through its Chairman Rommel Sytin, donated one Traveller van to the Philippine Athletics and Field Association (PATAFA).

inDrive, The Ride-Hailing Service That Will Allow Drivers To Ignore Passengers, Will Operate In Metro Manila Q1 2024

UPDATE: The LTFRB just suspended its accreditation after commuter groups complained of alleged fare rules violations.

inDrive, U.S.-based the ride hailing app that allows drivers to “accept or even ignore passenger requests without penalty” will be expanding its coverage to Metro Manila soon.

Shell Kicks Off 110th Milestone Year In The Philippines

Shell Pilipinas continues to uphold its legacy in the Philippines as a partner in the country’s progress for over a century. More than a fuels provider, Shell has taken an active role in energizing Filipino lives for 110 years through innovative products and services, good governance, and relevant social development programs.

Lexus Corners 42 Percent Of Luxury Car Market In The Philippines

Buoyed by a recovering automotive industry, Toyota Motor Philippines had a record 2023—breaching the 200,000-unit sales mark (check the full model-by-model breakdown). But did you know that its luxury division, Lexus, also had an amazing year as well?

Hyundai Comes Up With The Active Air Skirt To Improve Aerodynamics

Hyundai has unveiled its “Active Air Skirt” or AAS technology that’s designed to minimize aerodynamic resistance generated during high-speed driving. This will effectively improve the driving range and driving stability of its battery electric vehicles.

Which Models Drove Toyota PH Sales Past 200K In 2023?

Despite the increased competitiveness of the Philippine automotive industry, Toyota Motor Philippines managed to secure an all-time high sales record last year by selling 200,031 units. This helped them maintain their so-called Triple Crown of being the best-selling brand overall as well as best-selling passenger car brand and best-selling commercial vehicle brand.

2024 Explorer Now More Readily Available At Ford Dealerships Nationwide

Ford Philippines announces the availability of the Ford Explorer across its Ford dealerships nationwide. It can also be reserved via the Ford online reservation portal.

January 23, 2024

Changan Auto PH Appoints Vis-Min Dealer

Inchcape Philippines, the official distributor of Changan Auto, teams up with Global Star Motors Corporation (GSMC) to become the brand’s newest dealership. With this partnership, GSMC will open six Changan dealerships in the Visayas and Mindanao region, namely: Cebu, Davao, Dumaguete, Tacloban, Tagbilaran, and Cagayan de Oro.

January 22, 2024

Mazda6 Japan Discontinuation Will Not Affect Philippine Allocation

Big news out of Japan is Mazda’s announcement that they will discontinue the production of the Mazda6 for the Japanese domestic market by mid-April 2024. We reached out to Mazda Philippines if this has any impact on their executive wagon.

Porsche Design And Honor Produce World's Thinnest Inward Foldable Smartphone

Honor and Porsche Design have jointly unveiled their first smartphone collaboration: the Porsche Design Honor Magic V2 RSR. The Porsche Design Honor Magic V2 RSR has the distinction of being the world’s thinnest inward foldable smartphone—a reflection of both company’s design expertise.

Electric Driven RS Q e-Tron Helps Audi Secures First Dakar Win

Audi makes history as their RS Q e-tron conquered the 2024 Dakar Rally. The low-emission prototype, equipped with an electric drive, high-voltage battery, and energy converter gave Audi their first victory in the world’s most grueling rally race. The Spaniard pair of Carlos Sainz and Lucas Cruz crossed the finish line first after around 7,900 kilometers of driving with a lead of 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Mitsubishi Motors PH Adjusts All-New Triton Prices Ahead Of January 26 Official Launch

Leading up to its official Philippine market launch on January 26, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines has adjusted the price of the Triton’s top-of-the-line variant, the Athlete 4WD AT, to make it more competitive in its segment.

January 21, 2024

2024 Subaru Outback 2.5i-Touring: Versatility Without Bounds

Subaru is renowned for producing some of the most practical and well-designed vehicles on the market. Quite frankly, I have not encountered a single Subie that hasn’t been used, abused, and yet, maintained as well-loved family cars, one way or the other. This statement applies to not only its bestselling SUV, the Subaru Forester, but also to its range of performance cars, such as the Subaru WRX and BRZ. In fact, if there is one thing that I find to be unique to Subaru, it is the brand’s consistency in offering up cars that are reliable and can satiate an enthusiast’s drive for power and precision.

Review: 2024 GWM Haval H6 HEV Supreme

Chinese carmakers, pay attention. This is your gold standard. The past five years or so, we’ve seen brands sprout up like mushrooms all from the Middle Kingdom. And like fungi that thrive in dark, damp places, none of them deserve to be in the limelight. They’d be great for a couple of days or so, but something always throws you off. Until now. The GWM Haval H6 shows us that when they get their act together, they could make pretty compelling cars.

United Auctioneers First Hybrid Auction This 2024 Happening January 23-26

United Auctioneers, the biggest auction house in the country, kicks off 2024 with the widest onsite and online truck and equipment event: the 2024 Kick-Off Hybrid Auction this January 23 to 26.