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May 16, 2024

Subaru PH To Display BRZ STI Edition, Outback Turbo At Boxer Madness 5 This May 18

The spotlight is on Subaru Club Philippines as they hold Boxer Madness 5, the most awaited event for Subaru fans, enthusiasts, and owners. Everything is going down at the Parqal Mall in Aseana City this May 18 from 4 PM to 11 PM.

LTO Issues New Special Number Plate Format As Combinations Run Out

The Land Transportation Office or LTO has issued a new format for Optional Motor Vehicle Special Plates or OMVSPs. This as the agency confirms that they have exhausted all possible two and three number MV license plate combinations.

Toyota Financial Services Philippines Cited For Innovation And Efficiency

Toyota Financial Services Philippines (TFSPH) has once again solidified its position as a leader in innovation and efficiency by clinching the top spot in the Annual Global Kaizen Event of Toyota Sales Finance Companies around the world.

Suzuki Soon To Open In Imus, Cavite

Suzuki Philippines held the successful groundbreaking ceremony of Suzuki Auto Imus, its newest dealership in CALABARZON. Owned and operated by Mt. Sinai Motors Corporation (MSMC), the Imus showroom and service center will be situated in Km 27 Emilio Aguinaldo Highway, Anabu 1-D, Imus City, Cavite.

May 15, 2024

Honda, IBM To Collaborate On Upcoming Vehicle Chipsets, Software

Honda and IBM will work together on the development of next-generation computing technologies to improve vehicle software processing capability, power consumption, and design complexity. The two companies have signed a Memorandum of Understanding on that matter.

Toyota Motor PH Promos Vios, Yaris Cross, Hilux This May

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is announcing its promos for the month of May. Whether you’re looking for a fun new ride for the family this summer or considering a vehicle upgrade to match your new lifestyle, there’s a Toyota deal for you.

This Fancy Restaurant Will Be Located At A Hyundai Assembly Plant

The Hyundai Motor Group Innovation Center Singapore or HMGICS is shaping up to be a unique venue. Not only does this assembly plant (it produces the Ioniq 5 and 6) have a roof-deck test track, it’s set to have its very own restaurant which will be helmed by three-Michelin-star Chef Corey Lee.

May 14, 2024

Hyundai Motor PH Announces 4 Exclusive Hyundai N High-Performance Dealers

After launching the Hyundai N brand as well as its initial line-up—the Elantra N and Ioniq 5 N, Hyundai Motor Philippines has revealed its first four official Hyundai N high-performance dealers. These dealers are: Hyundai Alabang, Hyundai Commonwealth Avenue, Hyundai Makati, and Hyundai Pasig.

Vietnam's VinFast Is Now In The Philippines

VinFast Auto is officially in the Philippines. The Vietnamese automaker will bring its diverse and smart green mobility solutions—both two- and four-wheeled into the country affirming its mission to promote the electrification of transportation globally.

Isuzu Bulacan Is Back-To-Back Isuzu Service Skills Olympics Champion

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) announces the victory of Isuzu Bulacan as the Dealer Grand Champion at the 19th Isuzu Service Skills Olympics (ISSO), marking their second consecutive win in this annual competition.

Honda Cars PH Opens Reservations On New City Hatchback; Launch Slated On June 14

Mark your calendars: the new Honda City Hatchback is launching on Friday, June 14 at the BGC Amphitheater. To kick things off, Honda Cars Philippines is announcing a special pre-selling offer that runs today until June 13.

Mazda Confirms Next-Generation CX-5 To Use In-House Developed Hybrid

Mazda has no plans of axing the CX-5 nameplate. This has been confirmed as part of Mazda’s Fiscal Year March 2024 report.

Subaru To Tie Up With Toyota On 3 Upcoming SUVs

Subaru will continue teaming up with Toyota on upcoming SUVs and crossovers with the first one planned to launch by 2026. The planned tie-up involves three all-electric SUVs. In addition, Subaru has also confirmed that it will use a Toyota-based hybrid system for its Crosstrek, replacing the current e-Boxer powertrain.

When Paint Protection Is An Investment, You've Got To XPEL It

Officially distributed in the Philippines by Hart International, Xpel has been providing unparalleled paint protection in the country since 2009. As the trusted name in automotive protection solutions, it has become a verb: “you don’t film your car; you Xpel it.”

Function Over Form: 2024 Suzuki XL7 Hybrid First Drive

March saw Suzuki unveiling the new XL7 MPV. It now has a mild-hybrid engine, just like the Ertiga before it, along with a few cosmetic and functional touches. Of course, it retained its rugged ready look for a more imposing appeal.

May 13, 2024

First Road-Going Porsche 911 Hybrid Set For May 28 Launch

Porsche has confirmed that the 911 will be offered with a gasoline-electric hybrid. Set for a global reveal this May 28, the German automaker says the extensive development and testing program for the new performance-focused hybrid drive has yielded impressive results.

HATASU Introduces Tara E-Bike For P 54,990

Hatasu expands its offering of e-bikes in the Philippines with the introduction of the two-wheeled Hatasu Tara which is available nationwide for under P 60,000 (P 54,990 starting price to be exact).

Mercedes-Benz, Changan Philippine Distributor Certified As Great Place To Work

Inchcape Philippines is now Certified by Great Place To Work, the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience, and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue, employee retention and increased innovation. This recognition is based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience—specially, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace.

Motorists Risk Paintwork Damage By Using Harmful Household Products On Their Cars

Motorists could be unknowingly causing damage to their cars, costing a lot to rectify, by using highly unsuitable household and personal cleaning products to remove everyday dirt and grime.

May 12, 2024

Sick Of Long Lines At Skyway And NAIAX? Blame Motorists With No Or Insufficient Load

SMC Infrastructure is calling on motorists using the Skyway and NAIA Expressway to ensure their Autosweep RFID accounts are sufficiently funded to avoid traffic delays.

May 10, 2024

Isuzu Partners With R.O.X. For Car Camping 101 Outdoor Guide

Isuzu Philippines Corporation collaborated with R.O.X Philippines in their latest Outdoor Guide event themed, “Car Camping 101”. The event, held last May 4, featured expert speakers from various fields and attracted outdoor enthusiasts nationwide, eager to learn about the trending lifestyle of car camping or overlanding.

Lexus LM Gets New 6-Seater Variant

Are seven seats too much and four seats too little for your Lexus LM? Well, you’re in luck because the Japanese premium brand has just toed the line with the introduction of a new 6-seater variant which seems to combine the best aspects of both the 7- and 4-seater versions.

Test Drive The 2024 Santa Fe, 8 Other Hyundais At Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) is among the 17 automotive brands joining Sunshine Television’s bi-annual Auto Focus Test Drive Festival until May 12, Sunday, from 11 AM to 9 PM. For the first time, the Summer Test Drive Festival takes place at both Block 16 and Block 20 of the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds. Both having a preset test drive track and an on-road test drive along Seaside Boulevard, are in store for customers this weekend.

May 9, 2024

The Audi Q8 e-tron Reached Bicol From Manila With Charge To Spare

The 100 percent electric Audi Q8 55 e-tron recently added another feather to its cap: flexing its range by making the trip from Manila to Bicol on a single charge, with power to spare.

Cars From World's Best-Selling New Energy Vehicle Maker, BYD, Available For Test Drives At Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival

BYD Cars Philippines invites car buyers to test drive the BYD Dolphin and the BYD Atto 3 at the Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival from May 9 to 12, 2024. The public is welcome to visit the BYD Cars Philippines booth at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds along Bayshore Drive from 11 AM to 9 PM.

Mitsubishi Motors Looks To Thailand As Manufacturing Hub For EVs

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation together with Mitsubishi Motors Thailand, PTT, and Arun Plus have started talks on a potential partnership on a possible collaboration in the “xEV” (battery electric, hybrid electric) business, including local manufacturing in Thailand as well as domestic sales and export.

Bentley's Ultra Performance Hybrid Is Its Replacement To The W12

Bentley has revealed the replacement to its iconic W12 engine: an all-new performance-focused V8 hybrid. Producing the highest power output ever offered in a Bentley, the “electrocharged” powertrain is promised to be the most dynamic, responsive, and most efficient system in their company’s history befitting its new-generation of supercars.

Bianca Bustamante Takes First F1 Academy Podium In 2024

McLaren and ART Grand Prix driver Bianca Bustamante had an action-packed weekend at Round 2 of the F1 Academy series in the vibrant city of Miami, Florida. The 19-year-old rising star secured her first podium of the season at the Miami International Autodrome, clinching P2 during Race 2 this past Sunday. Grabbing two top 5 results in the qualifying session, and a striking comeback between Race 1 to Race 2, it was overall a positive weekend for Bustamante, who now sits fifth in the F1 Academy driver standings, with a total of 39 points.

Jetour Auto PH To Offer Exclusive Easy-To-Own Financing Programs At Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival

Jetour Auto Philippines and its bank partners is extending its easy-to-own financing programs to those who make reservations and purchases during the 2024 Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival happening this May 9 to 12 at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds.

Test Drive The Suzuki XL7 Hybrid, Jimny 5-Door At The Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival

Suzuki Philippines announces its participation at the Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival. Car enthusiasts and families can check out the latest models from Suzuki at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds from May 9-12.

GAC Motor Ramps Up The Drive At The Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival

Astara-led GAC Motor Philippines returns to the Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival, set to take place at the SM MOA grounds from May 9 to 12. Leading the charge are the Emkoo Hybrid SUV, the all-new M6 Pro, and the GS3 Emzoom compact crossover.

May 8, 2024

What Do You Get With The P 1.625M Ford Territory Sport?

Ford Philippines expanded its Territory line-up with the new Sport variant that is priced at P 1,625,000. Featuring a more sophisticated aesthetic, it comes in three colors: Crystal White Pearl, Lustrous Gray, and Panther Black.

ACMobility Switches On Its First EV Charger In Cebu

ACMobility, the mobility arm of the Ayala Group, launched two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Ayala Center Cebu.

Experience Honda Sensing And Honda Connect At The Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. is offering test drives for eight vehicles at the Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival. It is happening at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds this May 9 to 12 from 11 AM to 9 PM.

Geely Leads As Chinese Brands Corner 33 Percent Of Global New Car Sales For Q1 2024

According to Chinese industry data, there are around 150 active Chinese car brands. All in all, they have managed to move 8.15 million units or around 33 percent of global passenger vehicle sales last March 2024. This, based on statistics released by the China Passenger Car Association or CPCA.

Sonax Philippines Highlights Easy-To-Use DIY Car Care Range

Sonax Philippines showcased its new range of premium consumer car care products. These DIY (Do-It-Yourself) products, the Sonax Xtreme PPF Series, Sonax Xtreme Ceramic Series, and Sonax Beat Tire and Wheel Cleaner is available now at their official LazMall and Shopee Mall stores, or at premium auto shops like Blade.

Kia Philippines Offering As Much As P 125K Off At Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival

Kia Philippines offers a wide range of savings for those who will test-drive a Kia vehicle at the 2024 Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival, which will be held from May 9 to 12, 2024, at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds along Bayshore Drive.

May 7, 2024

Chery Auto PH Rolls Out Buyer's Bonus This May

Chery Auto Philippines just made owning a Chery easier with its attractive Buyers’ Bonus for the whole month of May.

Beat The Heat With These Honda Service Deals Until June 30

With the summer temperatures continuing to rise every single day and no end in sight, Honda Cars Philippines wants you to Beat the Heat with this service promo until June 30, 2024.

Hyundai Bacolod Is 2024 Hyundai Dealer Of The Year

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH), crowned Hyundai Bacolod, led by Mr. Geoffrey “Jojo” Ponce, as its 2024 Dealer of The Year (DOTY). 

Kia Teases 2025 EV3 All-Electric Compact SUV

After the EV6 and EV9, Kia is expanding its battery electric vehicle offering with the EV3—a new compact EV SUV that will “enhance the accessibility of electric mobility.”

Mercedes-Benz Philippines Updates CLA And GLB For 2024

Mercedes-Benz Philippines has refreshed two of its gateway models—the CLA and the GLB upping its style and features for 2024.

May 6, 2024

2024 MG3 Will Be Philippines' First Number Coding Exempt Sub-Compact

Available for test drives this weekend at the Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival, it’s been confirmed that MG’s new sub-compact hatchback, the MG3, has been certified as a Hybrid Electric Vehicle or HEV by the Department of Energy.

Suzuki Auto PH Extends Deals On Ertiga Hybrid, S-Presso This May

Suzuki Auto Philippines is offering exciting savings on their popular models, namely the Ertiga Hybrid and the S-Presso. With the Summer Super Savers Promo & Deals, customers can enjoy special discounts and flexible financing options, making it easier than ever to experience the benefits of Suzuki hybrid technology.

MG Philippines To Launch G50 Plus, MG3 This May, Test Drives Open This May 9-12

MG Philippines will be bringing eight cars to this year’s Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival, including the brand’s recently announced models, namely the MG One, MG3, and G50 Plus.

Get Up To P 140K Off A Brand-New Honda Civic Turbo This May

Take this chance to dip into a pool of discounts with Honda Cars Philippines’ Big Savings, Big Adventures promo where markdowns for the BR-V VX and Civic V go as high as P 120,000 this month. These offers are good only until May 31.

2024 Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival Highlights Hybrids, BEVs

Curious about the latest gasoline-hybrid and pure electric vehicles in the market? Here’s your chance to test drive them back-to-back alongside more traditional gas- and diesel-powered offerings as the Auto Focus Summer Test Drive Festival (AFSTDF) makes a return this May 9 to 12 at the SM Mall of Asia Open Grounds in Pasay.

Porsche 911 Dakar Arrives In Manila

After its global unveil in November 2022, the first unit of the limited-edition Porsche 911 Dakar has just arrived in the Philippines. The all-terrain sportscar, borne as an homage to Porsche’s overall factory in the 1984 Paris-Dakar Rally, comes decked in the optionally Rallye Design Package and has been sold for a cool P 35-million.

May 4, 2024

Jeep Philippines Launches 2024 Wrangler Unlimited Sport For P 4.790M (w/ Specs)

Jeep in the Philippines has launched the new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (4-door) Sport for the local market. And in a surprise twist, the Wrangler now undercuts the upcoming Ford Bronco despite packing an enhanced powertrain and a longer list of standard equipment.

May 3, 2024

The 2025 Ferrari 12Cilindri Is The Prancing Horse's Newest V12 Supercar

Ferrari has unveiled the latest chapter in its V12-powered supercars with the Ferrari 12Cilindri. Inspired by legendary grand tourers of the 1950s and 60s, this mid-front-engined Ferrari combines performance with elegance and versatility.