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April 24, 2024

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class Goes All-Electric


Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the first all-electric G-Class. Available in the G 580 trim, the official model designation is quite a mouthful: Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology (we’d be calling it the G 580 EQ from this point on).

GAC Motor Is Philippines' Fastest Growing Auto Brand For Q1 2024


Astara-led GAC Motor concluded the first quarter of 2024 with exceptional growth in retail sales from January to March, earning its position as the fastest growing automotive brand in the market and setting new benchmarks for success in the industry.

Search On For Woman Of Worth Award


The Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year (WWCOTY) announces the seventh edition of the WOW (Woman of Worth) Award. The aim of this competition is to recognize the worth and career of a woman in the motor industry or motor sport who has made an outstanding contribution. She could work currently in the industry or she may be retired. In motorsport she will have earned her place in this award.

Honda NSX Owned By Ayrton Senna Goes On Sale For P 35.766M


A Honda NSX that belonged to legendary Formula 1 driver Ayrton Senna is going on sale this week on the UK’s largest automotive marketplace, Auto Trader.

There's Still A Few Days Left For Toyota's April Promo Deals


There’s still a couple of days left to enjoy Toyota Motor Philippines’ April promo deals. Discounts and free services await Toyota customers purchasing new vehicles until April 30.

After 36 Years, Subaru Is Ending The Legacy Model Line


Subaru is discontinuing its longest running model line: the Legacy by 2025. After six generations and 36 years, the mid-sized / executive sedan’s discontinuation comes as the brand focuses its efforts on making more crossovers and SUVs as well as electrified vehicles, including EVs.

April 23, 2024

Mitsubishi Motors PH Had Their Highest Fiscal Year Sales Ever In 2023


During its presidential turnover, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines (MMPC) revealed that they have recorded their highest annual sales volume ever in a Fiscal Year (FY). Sales from April 2023 to March 2024 have hit 81,473 units helping the brand secure an 18.5 percent market share.

Mitsubishi Motors PH Appoints New President


Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) commemorated the transition of leadership from outgoing President & CEO, Takeshi Hara (left of lead photo) to incoming President & CEO, Ritsu Imaeda (right of lead photo).

Kia Gives Sneak Peek At 2025 Tasman Pickup Truck


After revealing its name a couple of weeks back, Kia has now given the world its first glimpse of the first-ever 2025 Tasman, its first pickup truck.

Bajaj Three-Wheelers Aren't E-Trikes


Bajaj three-wheelers or e-trikes? Most of the time, people see them as the same type of vehicle, but according to Bajaj Philippines don’t mistake the two, especially when it comes to usage.

MPT Mobility's AACI To Provide Shell Go+ Members 24/7 Roadside Assistance


Shell Pilipinas Corporation has partnered with AACI (Assist and Assistance Concept Inc.), the newest business division of MPT Mobility, in providing 24/7 nationwide towing and minor roadside assistance for its Shell Go+ members.

Premium Brands, Subaru Are Most Expensive Cars To Maintain Over 10 Years


Car ownership costs can go far beyond what people pay for a vehicle. And it’s a fact that as a vehicle gets older, maintenance and repairs start to accumulate.

April 22, 2024

Dongfeng Electric Commercial Vehicles Extends Battery Warranty To 8 Years


Diamond Auto Group EV Corporation enhances the customer care package of its Dongfeng Electric Commercial Vehicle line-up. Effective immediately, the Dongfeng Rich6 True EV Pickup as well as Dongfeng EV30, EV35, and EV45, will now come with an extended battery warranty of 8 years or 200,000 kilometers, whichever comes first.

Toyota Completes Shimoyama R&D Facility


Toyota has completed and started the full operation of its R&D facility, the Toyota Technical Center Shimoyama, located in a mountainous area straddling the cities of Toyota and Okazaki.

Win 12 Million Caltex Rewards Points Through Win-A-Million, Pick-A-Premyo Promo


Caltex rolls out its national promo for 2024, the Caltex Win-a-Million, Pick-a-Premyo Promo. Caltex Rewards members can win up to 12 million points which can be redeemed for rewards like Caltex fuel, dining, shopping, or grocery.

Mazda MX-5 Proves Pace, Reliability As It Takes Consecutive Endurance Race Wins


The Mazda MX-5 proved to be a quick and reliable racing platform by dominating the 2024 Petron Makabayan Endurance Cup opener last April 14. The #55 Team MSCC Mazda Miata race car completed 114 laps in four hours, a new lap record for the 4-Hour Kagitingan Cup. The same car also won the two-hour race, lapping the 3.7-kilometer Batangas Racing Circuit 60 times. This is the first time Team MSCC Mazda Miata won both endurance challenges.

Hyundai's Nano Cooling Film Is Set To Revolutionize Window Tints


Hyundai is showcasing its material research prowess by coming up with the world’s first application of “Nano Cooling Film.” It’s a revolutionary new window tint that offers significant improvement in interior cooling performance compared to conventional tint films.

Aston Martin DBX707, World's Most Powerful V8 SUV, Gets Updated For 2024


The most powerful production SUV sporting a V8 engine gets an update this 2024. First launched in 2022, the Aston Martin DBX707 became known as the “supercar of SUVs.” Further cementing that reputation, starting this year, it drops the “base” DBX550 variant in favor of a single powertrain. Additionally, the DBX707 gets comprehensive upgrades to its interior and connectivity features.

Ferrari's Official PH Distributor, Velocità Motors, Opens New Home In San Juan City


Velocità Motors, a unit of conglomerate San Miguel Corporation has officially opened the new home of Ferrari in the Philippines. The official importer and distributor of the storied Italian supercar brand in the country inaugurated its state-of-the-art showroom located along Connecticut Street in San Juan City.

April 20, 2024

Toyota Gives Fortuner 48V Hybrid Tech


After plopping in an electrified powertrain underneath the Hilux (where it’s either known as the Hilux Hybrid 48V or the Hilux V-Active), Toyota has finally done the same to its SUV stablemate: the Fortuner.

April 19, 2024

Audi Remains Committed To F1 As It Plans To Purchase The Sauber Team


Under the leadership of Audi CEO Gernot Döllner, the brand with the four rings has outlined its future focus with the Audi Agenda. And as part of this, they have decided to strengthen their commitment to Formula 1 ahead of the start of the 2026 season.

Racers Wanted: Few Slots Still Available For MSCC Miata Spec Series


The country’s only one-make sports car racing series, the MSCC Miata Spec Series, returns for a third season this 2024. Organized jointly by Mazda Philippines and the Manila Sports Car Club (MSCC), and supported by Pilipinas Shell, GT Radial, and B.R.M. Chronographes, the first race for the 2024 calendar starts on May 25 (Saturday) at the Batangas Racing Circuit.

Get Up To 20 Percent Off These Isuzu BLOWBAGETS Parts


Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) announces its Summertastic Discount Promo. Aimed at ensuring Isuzu vehicle owners enjoy their summer adventures to the fullest, the promo offers a Free Safety Check-up and up to 20 percent discount on select Isuzu parts from April 17 to May 31, 2024.

Shell Expands EV Charger Network To 3 Ortigas-Developed Malls


Shell continues to add new charging stations to cement its position as the leader in mobility energy transition. In partnership with Ortigas Land Corporation (OLC), Shell simultaneously activated Shell Recharge Stations at Estancia Mall, Greenhills-Connecticut Arcade, and Greenhills Missouri.

BMW Has Sold Over A Million EVs Globally


The BMW Group delivered one million fully-electric vehicles since the launch of the pioneering i3 in 2011. The group which includes BMW, Mini, and Rolls-Royce reached the milestone thanks to a total of 82,700 BEVs delivered during the first quarter of 2024—a 27.9 percent year-on-year growth for BEVs.

April 18, 2024

Did Mazda Just Run Out Of Design Ideas In Coming Up With The 2025 CX-80?


Mazda designers may have come up with head-turning designs in the past, but lately, we’re not really too sure. You could say that the bar started getting low when they revealed the North American market CX-70—essentially a CX-90 with a new bumper and the third-row seats removed. Now, it’s clear that they have lost all interest in coming up with differentiated designs with the three-row CX-80.

Limited Edition Mazda MX-5 Miata Cup 23rd Anniversary Edition Celebrates Motorsports Heritage


Commemorating the 23rd Anniversary of the Miata Cup by the Miata Club of the Philippines (MCP), Mazda Philippines is launching the special, limited-edition MX-5 Miata Cup 23rd Anniversary Edition. Limited to just 23 units, the MX-5 Miata Cup 23rd Anniversary Edition celebrates Mazda’s rich motorsports heritage and the oldest, continually-held one-make race in the country.

Mazda PH Updates Iconic MX-5 For 2024 With Improved Handling, Connectivity


The most iconic Mazda in the model range gets more exhilarating with a host of upgrades for 2024, ranging from enhanced connectivity and significant dynamic improvements, to new track-focused technologies that result in the sharpest, best-handling MX-5 yet.

Global Team Toyota Athletes From Asia Reach for Greater Heights At Paris 2024


Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) launches the next chapter of the “Start Your Impossible” (SYI) global marketing campaign, igniting excitement for the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024. The global campaign showcases the power of local communities across the world rallying behind their athletes and emphasizes Toyota’s belief that no journey is taken alone.

April 17, 2024

On The Eve Of The Mustang's Philippine Launch, Ford Just Revealed A Special 60th Anniversary Edition Model In The US


Well, someone at Ford Philippines screwed up the timing of the all-new 2024 Mustang’s launch. On the eve of the much-anticipated local reveal of the pony car, in the US, Ford just came up with a 60th Anniversary Package that harks back to the 1965 original.

All-New 2024 Ford Mustang Launched: Specs, Prices, Everything You Need To Know


After opening reservations last February, Ford Philippines has launched the all-new Mustang to coincide with the muscle car’s 60th anniversary. Customer deliveries start in May.

You Can Now Have Your Hyundai Serviced At Home (Or Wherever) With Hyundai Mobile Service


Hyundai Motor Philippines, Inc. (HMPH) solidifies its commitment to continuously innovate the car ownership experience for Filipinos through the Hyundai Mobile Service (HMS). This newest aftersales program is designed to make it easier and more convenient for customers to ensure that their Hyundai vehicles are in shape and well taken care of.

Isuzu, Hyundai Show Off Modern PUVs At LTO Motor Show


Truck brands Isuzu and Hyundai both showed off their modern PUVs at this year’s LTO Motor Show. The show, in celebration of the LTO’s 112th founding anniversary, takes place until April 19 at the Land Transportation Office Main Office in East Avenue, Quezon City.

Nissan Shows Off EV Battery Pilot Line For Solid State Batteries


Nissan showed its in-construction all-solid-state battery pilot line located at its Yokohama Plant in Kanagawa Prefecture. The pilot line is aimed to further promote development and innovative manufacturing technologies for the “game-changing” batteries.

Omoda & Jaecoo Delays Philippine Market Launch To 2nd Half 2024


The Philippine launch of the Omoda & Jaecoo brands have been pushed to the second half of 2024. This was revealed during the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) where the most-promising Chinese brand had one of the largest presence (floorspace-wise) at 800 square meters. This marks the second launch move for the brand after first announcing its intention to enter the market in late 2023. It was since moved twice to April 2024 (MIAS), and now to June (at the earliest).

April 16, 2024

Suzuki PH Extends Offers On S-Presso, Ertiga Hybrid This April


Suzuki Auto Philippines is extending its “Summer to Remember Promo” until the end of April. For the whole month, customers can take advantage of the low down payment and cash discounts on the Ertiga Hybrid and S-Presso.

Check Out Honda Cars PH's April Offers


Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is providing its customers with fresh sales promos, available for the month of April.

Kia Backtracks On EVs, To Offer More Hybrids


Amidst the uncertain demand for battery electric vehicles, Kia is shifting its efforts and ramping up its hybrid vehicle offerings.

A Premium European Brand Will Use Chery's Platform


A “premium European brand” will use a Chery Auto vehicle platform. This was revealed by the Chery Auto’s chairman, Yin Tongyue, during a product livestream event.

April 15, 2024

Shell Fleet Solutions To Help Flash Express Cut Its Carbon Footprint


Shell Fleet Solutions recently partnered with Flash Express, one of the fastest-growing delivery service providers in the Philippines and in the region, as it takes a step towards decarbonizing its extensive, nationwide operations by joining Shell’s Accelerate to Zero initiative.

Using Your Petron Value Card Can Win You Lazada Credits


Petron Corporation ramps up the excitement with its loyal customers with the launch of the Win Milyun-Milyong Lazada Credits raffle promo on the Petron Rewards Facebook Page.

Self-Driving Hyundai Ioniq 5 Passes Driver's License Test


A Hyundai self-driving car (robotaxi) based on the Ioniq 5 has successfully passed a process similar to obtaining a U.S. driver’s license test to convey the safety and trustworthiness of Hyundai’s autonomous driving tech.

Isuzu PH Extends Partnership For 2024 Rallycross Series


In a move that underscores its commitment to the motorsport community in the Philippines, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) is renewing its partnership of the 2024 Philippine Rallycross Series. This partnership, which began in 2021, has been a part of IPC’s engagement with motorsports, particularly rallycross, where the Isuzu D-Max has showcased its power and performance.

GAC Motor Opens In San Fernando Pampanga


Astara-led GAC Motor Philippines enters the second quarter of 2024 on a strong note with the inauguration of GAC Motor in San Fernando, Pampanga under Autokid Motors (Autokid). This GAC Motor dealership complies with GAC’s global showroom standards, and is fully outfitted with 3S facilities for vehicle maintenance and service.

Honda City: A Sedan For Both Heart And Mind


Buying a brand-new car is a decision made by both heart and mind. Not only should you go for a car that tugs on your heart by being a head-turner and easy-to-drive, but it should also satisfy your practical side by being easy-on-the-pocket when it comes to overall ownership.

Wuling Enters The Philippines Under GRC Motors With 4 Vehicle Line-Up


They may not have made it in time for the Chinese International Auto Show—sorry, the Manila International Auto Show—but Wuling is now in the Philippines through its distributor, GRC Motors.

April 14, 2024

Honda HR-V: The Sub-Compact SUV Made Safer


Sub-compact SUVs are a dime a dozen nowadays. In fact, apart from those that we already know, there are even more that are entering the category as we speak. Ultimately, this undeniable influx begs the question – is there even a difference anymore between all the brands that are currently on the table? The answer is simple. The difference lie in a dedication to consistently delivering the best product, with an undeniable commitment to innovation that goes with it.

April 12, 2024

Mitsubishi Triton Aces Tough ANCAP Safety Test


The all-new Mitsubishi Triton continues to show its adherence to global safety standard by acing yet another New Car Assessment Program or NCAP test. After getting a 5-star rating at the ASEAN NCAP, Mitsubishi’s next-generation pickup truck managed the same in the more stringent Australasian New Car Assessment Program or ANCAP.

These Are The Complete Specs, Prices Of The 2024 Toyota Corolla Cross (w/ Specs)


Toyota Motor Philippines brings in the new Corolla Cross compact crossover for 2024. Three variants are available for the local market, all sporting updated looks, new technology features, and for the first time ever, a standard gasoline-electric powertrain.

Roma Spider Is Latest Ferrari Cited For Best Design


The Ferrari Roma Spider is the latest model from the Prancing Horse to be recognized for its design. The German Red Dot Awards has cited the soft top with the Red Dot: Best of the Best in the Product Design category.