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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.

Volvo Axes Recharge Branding; Introduces New Performance Pack

As part of its transformation towards becoming a fully electric carmaker by 2030, Volvo Cars is streamlining and standardizing its model names for its EVs.

February 20, 2024

Petron To Expand Car Care Center Network In 2024

Petron has been steadily expanding its Car Care Center (CCC) network across the country, opening a total of seven new locations in 2023 with plans for even more in 2024. This  move underlines the company’s commitment to delivering accessible, convenient, and top-notch car care services nationwide.

Gogoro Swap & Go E-Scooter To Expand Across Philippines

Gogoro Philippines, the innovative leader in electric mobility and battery-swapping technology, is set to expand operations across the country following its successful launch last December.

Say Yes To These Peace Of Mind Service Offers From Ford

Ford Philippines reinforces its commitment to deliver an enhanced ownership experience to its growing customer base with a complimentary service inspection package and an updated owners dashboard available on the Ford website.

HATASU Ebikes Announces February Promo

Local ebike brand, Hatasu is spreading the love filled with sweet deals and treats for everyone this February.

February 19, 2024

Subaru Halts Japan Production

Subaru is temporarily suspending production at three plants in Japan after a work was crushed to death. The factories producing among others, the Forester, Crosstrek, and BRZ halted production after a 25-ton mold fell on a worker at the company’s Yajima assembly plant in Gunma, Japan. It’s not clear when production would resume.

BMW Philippines Launches All-New 5 Series And First-Ever i5. Prices Start At P 4.990M (w/ Specs)

SMC Asia Car Distributors Corporation has launched the latest generation of its business icon, the 5 Series, bringing with it next-level dynamics and digitalization. And for the first time ever, it is offered in an all-electric variant as well.

UnionBank, Shell Tie Up On New Credit Card For The Discerning Motorist

Union Bank of the Philippines (UnionBank) and Shell Pilipinas Corporation (Shell) have joined forces to introduce the UnionBank Shell Power Credit Card. This new credit card that rewards motorists with perks and benefits including big savings on fuel, toll fees, and car services.

Mazda Fan Festa 2024 To Have Three Legs. First One Happening This April 6-7

After the continued success of its trademark participatory brand experience event, Mazda has announced that there will be three legs to its Mazda Fan Festa this 2024.

Mitsubishi Motors Inaugurates School Which It Helped Build In Samar

A junior high school in Santa Rita, Samar, whose building was constructed with the support of Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, has been formally inaugurated.

Nissan Outlines 2024 Motorsports Activities

Nissan and Nissan Motorsports & Customizing Co., Ltd. (NMC) announced their motorsports activities for 2024.

Kia Looking To Make China A Global Production Hub

Kia is looking to China to expand its global footprint. The Automotive News reports that the Korean carmaker wants to make its Chinese joint-venture with Jiangsu Yueda Group Co. a global production hub for export markets, including the Philippines.