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June 16, 2024

JMC Offers Cash Discounts, Low Down Payment On Pickup Truck Line

JMC Philippines under the Astara Group announced new financing programs and exclusive offers for its line of pick-up trucks.

Suzuki's Rainy Deals Offers Discounts, Low Down Payment This June

Suzuki Philippines announces its Suzuki Rainy Deals promotion, designed to bring sunshine to the rainy season with amazing offers on select Suzuki vehicles. From June 15 to June 30, 2024, customers can take advantage of low down payment options, substantial cash discounts, and nationwide availability across all Suzuki auto dealers.

VinFast's Cars Are Moonwalking: First Impressions Of VF5, VF7, VF9, and e34

The main purpose of my trip to Vietnam was to try out VinFast’s cars that will make their way into the Philippines soon. The infamous VF8 isn’t included in the list of models for our country so my opinion of these cars are on an empty slate. I was really excited because this is the first time I can try a series of EVs of different sizes.

Review: 2024 BMW i5 eDrive40

You could argue that it’s hard for BMW to mess up the 5 Series, and with more than 10 million of them sold since 1972’s Gen 1, you could say that statement is right. But times are changing and for the latest version, the world’s most beloved mid-size luxury sedan is fighting a battle on two fronts—one considering its typical rivals, the Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class, and second, against the deluge of new all-electric offerings like the Tesla Model S. BMW’s answer? The i5.

June 14, 2024

Hyundai PH Displays Ioniq 5 N, Elantra N At Karrera Showroom Until August 19

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) will open its N Pop-up Store at Karrera Showroom, Bloc10 Filinvest Alabang starting from June 15 until August 19, 2024. Customers can now see the Elantra N and Ioniq 5 N in the metal at the motorsport themed café and showroom.

Dodge PH Announces Last Call Edition Of Challenger For P 4.490M

Inchcape Philippines, distributor of Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, and Ram trucks in the Philippines, under its IC Automotive Inc. operations, marks the end of an era with the official Last Call for the Dodge Challenger. These units carry a unique commemorative “Last Call” under hood plaque, making it a true collector’s vehicle.

Honda Cars PH Launches New City Hatchback For 2024 (w/ Specs)

After updating the City sedan last year, Honda Cars Philippines has now done the same with the hatchback variant. The new City Hatchback brings a subtle refresh along with added tech and safety features for 2024.

Porsche PH Elevates Service Excellence Regardless Of Powertrain

Owning a Porsche transcends the mere act of driving; it’s an embrace of a legacy defined by engineering prowess and unparalleled performance. From the timeless 911 to the luxurious Panamera and the groundbreaking Taycan, each Porsche embodies precision and innovation, setting benchmarks in the automotive realm. For Porsche enthusiasts committed to preserving the peak performance of their vehicles, the expertise of factory-trained technicians is indispensable.

Treat Your Dad To A Health & Wellness Experience At Lexus At Mitsukoshi BGC This Father's Day Weekend

Take your father to an exclusive health and wellness activity happening this Father’s Day weekend (June 15 to 16) at Lexus at Mitsukoshi at BGC (secure your spot here).

Vinfast Is Too Fast For Its Own Good

Real estate ecosystems aren’t new. You will see developers like Ayala and Megaworld construct micro cities here in the Philippines. They have residential condos, buildings for office spaces, entertainment hubs with restaurants and fast-food joints, and a mall among others. The idea is if you choose to live in their area, you have almost everything you need. Eastwood even has its own church for your spiritual needs.

June 13, 2024

Mitsubishi Motors Confirms July 5 Release Date For All-New Xforce

Mark your calendars: the official launch date of the all-new Mitsubishi Xforce is set on June 28. We drove the compact crossover, so our first impressions (both written and video will be out by then so stay tuned). Customer deliveries, meanwhile, will start on July 5.

MG Philippines Adds New "Turbo Look" Variants To MG ZS Crossover For 2024

Since its introduction in the Philippines, the MG ZS has been the best-selling nameplate in MG’s line-up. Building on that success, the MG has added new variants for the ZS featuring a new exterior and refreshed interior for 2024.

Isuzu Reveals Updated mu-X For 2025

Isuzu has also updated its 7-seater mid-sized SUV, the mu-X for 2024. This year, the mu-X gains revised styling, upped levels of tech and comfort, and a new model grade.

June 12, 2024

The Changan CS35 Plus Comes With A P 286K Discount Until August

Changan Auto Philippines is offering car buyers an irresistible opportunity to own the CS35 Plus with the Luxe and Hype variants dropping their prices to below a million pesos.

Seres Is Now A Member Of Electric Vehicle Association Of The Philippines

The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) announces the addition of QSJ Motors Philippines to its growing roster of members. The announcement coincides with the official launch of the Chinese New Energy Vehicle (NEV) brand, Seres.

Dongfeng Motors Offers Ultra-Low Down Payments That Start At P 88K

Dongfeng Motors (DFM) Philippines has released a revitalized lineup featuring fully electric and hybrid vehicles that promises savings for drivers and reduced carbon emissions offered at promo rates with down payments starting from P 88,000.

1 Of 500 BMW XM Label Red Super SUVs Can Be Yours For P 18.89M (w/ Specs)

BMW Philippines has quietly launched the BMW XM Label Red—the most powerful BMW M model ever made.

Hyundai Previews Raize-Sized EV Crossover Called Inster

Hyundai has revealed the first teasers to its upcoming new EV SUV: the Inster. An A-segment sub-compact EV SUV, the Inster will become the Korean automaker’s most affordable battery electric offering.

Isuzu TESDA Auto Mechanic Training Center Celebrates Graduation Of Batch 21

The Isuzu Heart and Smile Project (IHSP), an initiative of Isuzu Motors Limited Japan (IML), proudly announces the graduation of Batch 21 from the Isuzu TESDA Auto Mechanic Training Center in Tacloban. This batch includes 17 scholars who have achieved the prestigious National Competency IV (NC IV) certification for Service Technicians.

All-New Bronco Goes On Dealer Tour As Ford PH Offers Special June Deals

Fresh from its successful launch last month, the Ford Bronco will be displayed in select Ford dealerships this month to allow more customers and enthusiasts to see Ford’s latest off-road SUV up-close and personal.

June 11, 2024

Subaru WRX Takes Class Win At 2024 Nürburgring 24-Hour Race

In a class of just two vehicles, the Subaru WRX took home the SP4T class win at the 52nd Nürburgring 24-Hour Race. It marks the first time Subaru has won the SP4T class.

BYD Atto 3, Zeekr 001 Top Segments In New Car Quality

The BYD Atto 3 (Yuan Plus in China) and the Zeekr 001 are the highest ranked vehicles in their respective categories when it comes to new vehicle quality. This was revealed at the 2024 J.D. Power China New Energy Vehicle (NEV) Initial Quality Study.

April 2024 New Car Sales Dip Slightly As Chinese Brands Corner 6 Percent Market Share

In time for April Fools, the CAMPI-TMA secretariat put out a gag order on releasing the full breakdown of monthly new car sales. In fact, the only source would be the official press release which only gives a snap shot of how car sales are faring. Having said that, we have our ways. It may be a month late, but we still managed to get the full breakdown for you, our dear readers, to browse through.

FUSO Philippines Unveils New Tagline

Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP), one of the Philippines’ primary commercial vehicle distributors of brand-new trucks, buses, and modern PUVs, unveiled its new local tagline, “Moving with You.”

Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV Enters Philippines With P 7.19M Price Tag (w/ Brochure)

IC Star Automotive Inc., the official and sole distributor of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the Philippines expands its all-electric offering with the all-new Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV. Combining cutting-edge technology with the signature craftsmanship and design that Mercedes-Benz is known for, the EQE SUV represents a bold step towards sustainable mobility.

June 8, 2024

Review: 2024 Toyota Corolla Cross 1.8 G HEV

How’s this for a car buyer’s conundrum: for P 1,498,000 you can have this, the base Corolla Cross 1.8 G HEV, or for P 1,604,000, you can have the fully-loaded Yaris Cross 1.5 S HEV. For all intents and purposes, the P 106,000 price spread is negligible, especially if you opt to finance it for a period of five years. Now, internet forums are filled with debates between TNGA (Corolla Cross) versus DNGA (Yaris Cross). Issues with the DNGA (hello recalls) notwithstanding, which one’s the better buy?

A BYD Atto 3 EV Is Up For Grabs With Power Mac Center's 30th Anniversary Raffle

Power Mac Center (PMC) is marking its 30th anniversary with its biggest raffle ever. At stake is a brand-new BYD Atto 3 EV as well as other prizes.

GAC Motor PH Has Sold Over 1,500 GS3 Emzoom Crossovers

On the eve of the Emzoom’s launch anniversary under the distributorship of Astara Philippines, GAC Motor Philippines announces that they’ve managed to surpass the 1,500-unit mark for retail sales of the GS3 Emzoom crossover.

June 7, 2024

Philippine-Bound GWM Tank 500 HEV Gets 5-Star Safety Rating

GWM continues to scale for new heights in vehicle safety as the GWM Tank 500 HEV receives a maximum 5-star safety rating from the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). Following the previous rating of GWM Tank 300, this enhances GWM’s reputation for having a “five-star family” of vehicles.

Here Are The Full Specs Of The 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado

Toyota Motor Philippines has delayed the launch timing of the much-awaited all-new Land Cruiser Prado. Despite pegging a June 7 launch date, the limited arrival of stocks has pushed the carmaker to delay its official reveal.

AutoPerformance Rejoins Endurance Racing After 5-Year Hiatus

AutoPerformance Motorsport is returning to Philippine endurance racing after a five-year hiatus. The newly renamed AutoPerformance Kick-Start Racing team was formally launched with the intent of competing once again at the highest level in local motorsport’s most grueling discipline.

Nissan Begins On-Road Tests Of In-House Developed Self-Driving Tech

Nissan has started public road testing of a self-driving Leaf EV equipped with its in-house-developed autonomous drive technologies.

Honda Cars PH Offering Discounts, Free PMS On Civic, CR-V, and HR-V This June

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. continues to offer discounts this June 2024. With the “Feel the Thrill, Seize the Deal” promo, get as much as P 120,000 savings on a Honda Civic V, CR-V V, HR-V V, or BR-V S until June 30.

Lando Norris Just Took Delivery Of This One-Off Land Rover Defender 90

Formula 1 superstar Lando Norris is set to stand out from the crowds on the French Riviera this summer, having taken delivery of a bespoke, topless, retro-styled Land Rover Defender at his home in Monaco.

Catch Sarah Geronimo At Hyundai Mobility Experience

Hyundai Motor Philippines, Inc. (HMPH) continues its celebration of “Partnership Beyond Borders,” commemorating the 75th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the Philippines and South Korea. The second stop of this special Hyundai Mobility Experience (HME) tour will be held at the TriNoma Activity Center, Quezon City from June 7 to 9, 2024.

June 6, 2024

Prices, Features, Variants: Everything You Need To Know About The 2024 Kia Sonet (w/ Specs)

ACMobility, the official distributor of Kia in the Philippines has officially launched the Kia Sonet—its new sub-compact SUV offering. Derived from the word, “Sonnet” which is a poem that’s expressive of a single, complete thought, the Sonet embodies the “completeness of a true SUV.”

June 5, 2024

BYD Set To Open 22 Dealerships In 2024

Ayala Corporation’s electric mobility platform, ACMobility announces eleven new dealership appointments for BYD as part of its mission to accelerate the adoption of EVs (electric vehicles) in the Philippine market.

Test Drive The All-New Kia Sonet This June 7 To 9 At Ayala Malls Manila Bay

Kia Philippines is all set for the grand reveal of the Kia Sonet on June 6, 2024. What better way to experience the groundbreaking small SUV than by taking it for a test drive?

June 4, 2024

MG Philippines Stirs Up The Status Quo With 2024 MG 3 And MG G50 Plus (w/ Specs)

Just two months after their massive preview during the 2024 Manila International Auto Show (MIAS), MG is once again disrupting segments with its latest offerings: the MG G50 Plus MPV and the MG3 hatchback. Both are poised to take away attention from its segment rivals by offering more but with attractive prices.

Nissan Latin America's Luciana Hermann Is This Year's Woman Of Worth Recipient

Luciana Hermann of Mexico is the recipient of this year’s Woman of Worth (WOW) Award. The Regional Communications Director for Nissan Latin America was chosen from 30 nominations received by the Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year.

Jetour Auto PH, Midori Clark Hotel Renew Partnership

Fresh from a successful collaboration in 2023, Jetour Auto Philippines Inc (JAPI) and Midori Clark Hotel & Casino today announced the renewal of their partnership after the formal contract signing ceremony held at the hotel.

Toyota Tugbok, Davao: Soon To Rise

A new dealership will rise in Mindanao and this one is located in Tugbok, Davao. Toyota Motor Philippines led the groundbreaking of this new 3S (sales, service, spare parts) facility.

Nissan PH Now Offering Zero Interest Payment On Aftersales Products, Services

Nissan Philippines is now offering a zero interest payment method for aftersales products and services, giving its customers more options in paying and providing them with an easy and convenient way of maintaining their vehicles.

June 3, 2024

Hyundai Elantra N Sweeps Class Podium At 2024 Nürburgring 24 Hours

The Hyundai Elantra N TCR of Mason Filippi, Harry Gottsacker, Bryson Morris, and Mark Wilkins, representing Team Americas has won the TCR class of the 2024 Nürburgring 24 Hours, giving Hyundai victory for the fourth consecutive year at the race.

Unpredictable Weather, Wheel-To-Wheel Racing At Round 1 Of 2024 MSCC Miata Spec Series

Torrential rains tested the skill and resolve of the 2024 Manila Sports Car Club (MSCC) Miata Spec Series racers as the season officially flagged off at the Batangas Racing Circuit in Rosario, Batangas last Saturday, May 25. The unfavorable weather conditions challenged everyone competing in the one-make racing series.

The Jetour T2 Is Your Millennial, Hypebeast Tito

Whenever I hear the word ‘Tito’ I am reminded of the uncles that are older than me. Them, who are only interested in cars with diesel engines because of its ‘hatak,’ asks if a car can reach Baguio, and worships Lacoste as the holy grail of shirts. I have to keep reminding myself that I, at 33, am a tito too. So do a lot who are younger than me.

Seres Officially Launches In The Philippines

QSJ Motors Philippines officially launched the Seres brand in the local market. Starting with a three-vehicle-line-up, the Chinese brand will officially start retail sales by September with an experience center facility and a 3S showroom to follow thereafter.

Hyundai Motor PH Celebrates 2nd Anniversary With Aftersales Promo

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) celebrates the second anniversary of its inauguration as the official sales subsidiary and official distributor of Hyundai Motor Company in the Philippines, this month of June. As a brand committed to “Progress for Humanity,” HMPH will be marking this milestone alongside its loyal customers through a special anniversary promotion.

Hyundai Targets Pikes Peak Record With All-Electric 687-Horsepower Ioniq 5 N

Hyundai wants to prove that its Ioniq 5 N is the king of the hill as it takes on the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb this June 23. The carmaker is targeting the Electric Production SUV/Crossover and Electric Modified SUV/Crossover records with the Ioniq 5 N and Ioniq 5 N TA.

June 2, 2024

Honda Has Sold Its 10-Millionth Motorcycle In The Philippines

Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), the No. 1 motorcycle manufacturer in the country, recently achieved another major milestone: the 10-millionth motorcycle sold in the country.