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March 30, 2024

Last February, New Car Sales Had Fastest Growth Rate As Toyota Corners 45 Percent Market Share

New vehicle sales jumped 23 percent in February—the fastest growth rate in seven months, according to the joint report by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).

Geely Opens Ilocos Sur Dealership

Geely formally inaugurated Geely Ilocos Sur, the brand’s 39th dealership in the Philippines. Servicing Geely customers in Ilocos Sur and the neighboring provinces, it is operated by Apex Auto, Inc.

Astara PH To Launch GAC Emkoo Hybrid, JAC Motors Brand At MIAS

Astara Philippines will showcase its latest models from the brands it carries, namely: Peugeot, GAC Motor, JMC, and JAC Motors at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS).

March 29, 2024

How Nissan's Participation In Formula E Is Helping Them Make Better Cars (And Vice-Versa)

When Nissan announced its commitment to race in Formula E until 2030, some thought: why participate in a series that’s considered niche? With Super GT being the only other racing series where Nissan participates as a works team, why not go for broke and go into something like Formula 1, World Rally Championship, or World Endurance Championship? The answer is a simple one, according to two Nissan executives.

These ACMobility Charging Stations Will Be Open This Holy Week

With its growing number of electric vehicle charging locations and a wide variety of long-range EV models to choose from among its distributed brands, ACMobility, Ayala Corporation’s end-to-end mobility platform, reassures safe, secure, and reliable travels ahead for Filipinos who own EVs and for those considering electric mobility.

After More Than 20 Years, Lamborghini Updates Its Logo

After more than two decades since the last update, Lamborghini has updated its historic logo. The restyling is driven by a new strategy that involves adapting the brand’s visual expression to better reflect the “brave”, “unexpected” and “authentic” values of its mission, namely “Driving Humans Beyond”, a concept that translates into the intention to always go beyond the limits, standards and conventions.

Nissan Commits To Formula E Until 2030

Nissan is committing itself to the Formula E World Championship until at least 2030. The decision was driven partly by the company’s Ambition 2030 electrification plans and re-emphasized by the updated The Arc short-term business plan which was announced just a few days earlier.

March 28, 2024

Volvo Produces Its Last Diesel-Powered Car

Volvo has built their last diesel-powered car.

On a cloudy Thursday in early February, the plant in Ghent, Belgium, produced its last diesel-powered car, a V60. And just the other day, the plant in Torslanda, Sweden, saw its last XC90 diesel car roll off the production line.

Kia EV9 Crowned As 2024 World Car Of The Year; Toyota Prius Wins Design Of The Year

Fully electric or electrified vehicles have successfully swept this year’s World Car of the Year (WCOTY) awards. After trimming down eligible cars sold around the world, a jury of 100 automotive journalists from 29 countries chose the Kia EV9 as the 2024 World Car of the Year. It’s yet another major award for the EV SUV after winning the Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year honors earlier.

March 27, 2024

Astara Philippines Appoints JAC Motors Brand Head

Astara Philippines announced the appointment of Tonette Lee as brand head for JAC Motors in the Philippines starting March 22, 2024.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 N Is 2024 World Performance Car Of The Year

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N is the 2024 World Performance Car of the Year. The high-performance EV managed to beat two BMWs—the XM and M2 to take the top honors. This also continues Hyundai’s winning streak at the World Car Awards to three years.

Hyundai Reveals Bolder 2025 Santa Cruz Pickup Truck

Hyundai has refreshed the 2025 Santa Cruz compact pickup truck, calling it now a “Sport Adventure Vehicle.”

Hyundai Motor Philippines Ensures Safe Lenten Travels With HWRAP

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) is looking after customers by ensuring their safe and worry-free travels this Lent through its Holy Week Roadside Assistance Program (HWRAP).

SMC Tollways Ready For Long Holiday Exodus

San Miguel Corporation’s infrastructure unit has increased deployment of tollways personnel to efficiently manage the anticipated surge in vehicle traffic across its expressways during the long holiday. These expressways include the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Southern Tagalog Arterial Road (STAR), Skyway System, NAIA Expressway, and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX).

Shell Fleet Solutions Nabs Two Asian Experience Awards

The Asian Experience Awards, celebrated for recognizing excellence in delivering outstanding brand experiences across the Asian region, have commended Shell’s groundbreaking initiatives that have brought substantial benefits to both partners and users.

Peace Of Mind Assured With Toyota Motorist Assistance

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is once again helping its customers have safer and more meaningful journeys this Holy Week with its Toyota Motoring Assistance program.

Nissan Shows Hospitality To Formula E Rivals Ahead Of Tokyo E-Prix

As the only Japanese team on the Formula E grid, this week’s Tokyo E-Prix holds special importance to Nissan. So, to mark its inaugural home race, Nissan Formula E Team has collaborated with Japanese fashion designer Jun Nakamura to create bespoke kimonos inspired by all 11 teams that compete in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

Mitsubishi Team Ralliart Ready To Retake Asia Cross Country Rally Crown

Mitsubishi Motors is competing once again at this year’s Asia Cross Country Rally (AXCR) which will happen from Thailand to Malaysia this August. The team will be aiming to claim the championship with a modified cross-country version of the Triton pickup truck (the T1 prototype) while further reinforcing its overall strength, focusing on enhanced power performance.

BYD Is First Automaker To Produce 7-Millionth New Energy Vehicle

On March 25th, BYD, the world’s leading manufacturer of new energy vehicles and power batteries, became the world’s first automaker to roll off its 7 millionth new energy vehicle (NEV), the Denza N7, which was unveiled at its Jinan factory in China, symbolizing another groundbreaking accomplishment for the brand.

March 26, 2024

The Hyundai Ioniq 5 N: The High-Performance EV For Petrol Heads By Petrol Heads

Electric and high-performance are two automotive concepts that lie at the opposites of a car enthusiast’s mind. Each one carries characteristics that don’t seem to jive with one another. Electric vehicles are seen as heavy, soulless, lumbering commuters, while high-performance cars are all about lightweight, visceral, communicative weekend joy machines. It’s this seemingly unattainable balance that Hyundai decided to work with in the development of the Ioniq 5 N—its high-performance EV.

BPI Auto Loans Offers Exclusive Deals, Freebies At MIAS

The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is offering exclusive Auto Loan deals and enticing freebies at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS).

Nissan To Launch 30 New Vehicles In 3 Years

Nissan has revealed a three-year road map dubbed, “The Arc” in a bid to boost its worldwide sales by one million vehicles. The plan includes the launch of 30 new models—16 electrified models and 14 internal combustion-powered ones.

Genesis Magma Wants To Go Against BMW M And Mercedes-AMG

After coming up with a high-performance division for its mainstream Hyundai brand called, Hyundai N, the Korean automaker is about to do the same with its premium Genesis brand with Genesis Magma.

Yasuhisa Masuda Is Nissan Philippines' New President

Nissan announced the appointment of Yasuhisa Masuda as the President of Nissan Philippines, effective April 1, 2024. He will report to Toshihiro Fujiki, also newly appointed President, Nissan ASEAN and Thailand, and will be based in Manila.

March 24, 2024

Chery Auto PH To Display 3 New Energy Vehicles At MIAS

Chery Auto Philippines (CAP) has announced the vehicles it will be launching at the upcoming Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) from April 4 to 7.

A Tale of Passion: The Story Of Hyundai N

Joonwoo Park is first and foremost a car enthusiast. Growing up with an intense passion for everything four wheels, he found it his mission to bring the same level of high-performance vehicles to Hyundai. Carrying immense pride in both his country and his work, he didn’t want to settle on making the same cookie-cutter, dull-as-appliances cars that the Korean industry has been churning out in the past. At Hyundai’s Namyang R&D Center, Joonwoo selected a team of engineers who began to turn their dreams for a new kind of performance car. This was in 2012 and the start of Hyundai N.

March 23, 2024

Toyota Motor PH Recalls Select Land Cruiser 300, Lexus LX SUVs

Toyota Motor Philippines is announcing a special service campaign for select Land Cruiser 300 and Lexus LX 600 models.

2025 Nissan Kicks Gets Bigger, More Powerful

Nissan has revealed the all-new 2025 Kicks. Sporting a bolder shape, increased technology, and a more powerful engine, this puts it squarely against the likes of the Toyota Corolla Cross, Honda HR-V, and even the Mazda CX-30.

March 22, 2024

2024 GAC M6 Pro Launched With P 1.230M Starting Price (w/ Specs)

Astara-led GAC Motor Philippines today hosted the highly-anticipated public launch of the All-New GAC M6 Pro, a dynamic seven-seater MPV well-suited for the Filipino family.

Mazda PH Introduces 2024 CX-5 Range (w/ Specs)

Mazda Philippines unifies the motif of the entire CX-5 line-up with the introduction of the new 2.0L Sport and 2.5L AWD Sport. These two variants join the most powerful offering in its segment, the CX-5 2.5L AWD Turbo. Redefining the segment with heightened levels of style, performance, and craftsmanship, the new CX-5 range is made for those who live their lives by their own rules.

Nissan Formula-E Team Heads Home For First-Ever Tokyo E-Prix

Nissan Formula E Team heads home for the first-ever Tokyo E-Prix next week, with the event on the streets of Tokyo taking place less than an hour away from the company’s global headquarters.

March 21, 2024

JMC Philippines Shows Off Grand Avenue And Vigus Pickup Trucks

Astara Philippines showcased the launch line-up of its newest brand: JMC. These pickup trucks come with tech and features at a surprisingly affordable price tag.

Hyundai To Launch High-Performance N Brand At MIAS

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) is launching the high-performance N brand at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS). It will debut with the Elantra N.

Check Out The All-New Santa Fe At The Hyundai Mobility Experience Glorietta

The next stop of the Hyundai Mobility Experience is happening this March 22 to 24 at the Glorietta Activity Center in Makati. Mallgoers will be able to see front and center, the newly launched Santa Fe. Joining it are the brand’s sub-compact crossover, the Creta, as well as MPV duo, the Custin, and the Stargazer X. Rounding up the display is the award-winning electric vehicle, the Ioniq 5.

Manila International Auto Show Bridges The Future

The automotive industry in the Philippines is brimming with innovation and technology that has benefitted all. As the second fastest-growing vehicle market in the ASEAN region, the Philippines has continued to improve the automotive user experience for everyone, such as implementing road changes and building new roads to traverse. The industry is very adaptive and responsive to the many changes it has introduced and over the years these changes have fully integrated into the industry as the norm for many car owners and manufacturers.

2025 Infiniti QX80 Is Your First Look At All-New Patrol

Nissan has pulled the covers off the all-new 2025 Infiniti QX80 giving us, in the process, a first look at the all-new Patrol slated for its own debut later in the year.

March 20, 2024

The "Electric-First" All-New Peugeot 5008 Has Just Debuted

After showing off its five-seater form in the Peugeot 3008, Peugeot is now showing its electric-first all-new 5008 (e-5008)—a three-row, 7-seater SUV that offers up to 660 kilometers of range.

The New Sweet Life: Ferrari Roma Spider Launched In The Philippines

La Nuova Dolce Vita. It’s Italian that translates literally to, “The New Sweet Life.” And goodness, there’s no better way to express that than with the all-new Ferrari Roma Spider.

Watch The Spanish Grand Prix Live And In Person With Scan To Win Contest

Attention all F1 fans! Here’s your chance to watch the Spanish Grand Prix in person with the “Scan to Win” contest promo by beIN Sports—the official broadcaster of Formula One in the Philippines.

Toyota Motor PH Upgrades Vios Specs; Offers Free PMS And Insurance This Month

Toyota is having the last call on its March offers. Customers can choose from various payment options with free periodic maintenance service, free insurance, and more.

March 19, 2024

Isuzu Shows Off D-Max In Mild Hybrid, EV Forms

Toyota may be offering the Hilux with a much vaunted 48-volt hybrid system, but when it comes to fully electrifying their pickup truck, Isuzu may have just beaten them to the punch. Shown as a thinly veiled concept, the D-Max EV Concept foreshadows a fully-electric version that may be heading to showrooms in the very near future.

What's Wrong With Secretary Kim To Feature Hyundai Vehicles

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) has teamed up with streaming provider, Viu, alongside ABS-CBN Studios and Dreamscape Entertainment, for the Philippine adaptation of the romantic-comedy series, “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim” as its official mobility partner.

Audi Launches 2024 Q6 e-Tron, SQ6 e-Tron SUV

The Audi Q6 e-tron has made its global debut as the first its product that rides on the Premium Platform Electric or PPE architecture—the same one that the all-new Porsche Macan uses.

Honda Cars Expands To Paranaque And Tacloban

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) starts the construction of two new dealerships: Honda Cars Paranaque and Honda Cars Tacloban. Their groundbreaking ceremonies were held last March 6 and March 8, respectively. These new dealerships will strengthen HCPI’s current network of 37 Honda Cars Dealerships nationwide.

BAIC Returns To Philippines Under UAAGI; Previews 5-Car Line-Up

United Asia Automotive Group Inc. (UAAGI) is now the official distributor of BAIC (Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co. Ltd.) in the Philippines. BAIC Philippines will bring in a lineup of both traditional SUVs and modern crossovers.

March 18, 2024

2024 Lexus LBX Launches In Philippines With P 2.968M Price Tag

Lexus Philippines has finally launched its smallest, most affordable offering yet: the first-ever Lexus LBX. Designed to appeal to younger, style-conscious luxury customers, the LBX breaks the brand convention by going with a “premium casual” theme.

Mitsubishi Gives Montero Sport Another Update In 2024

Mitsubishi may have already launched the all-new Triton, but it looks like we’ll have to wait a bit more for the all-new Pajero Sport/Montero Sport. For 2024, the Japanese carmaker is giving its mid-sized SUV one more refresh.

Is Lexus Bringing The All-Electric UX300e To The Philippines?

Is Lexus ready to add another Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) in the Philippine market? Based on documents filed with the LTO, that seems to be the case and the vehicle in question is none other than the UX300e.

Nissan, Honda To Partner On EV Tech, Platforms

Nissan and Honda have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) wherein the two automakers will partner together in the fields of vehicle electrification and intelligence.

Look: Turbocharged Subaru Outback Spotted In Manila

Fans of turbocharged Subarus, rejoice: the Subaru Outback XT has finally landed in the Philippines. After our sources revealed to us its imminent launch last December, it has been spotted at one of the Motor Image dealerships, this gives us our first look at the new top-of-the-line trim for the Outback in the country.