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May 25, 2024

Bellevue Manila Switches On EV Charger

Demonstrating an unwavering commitment to sustainability and exceptional guest services, The Bellevue Manila proudly announces the launch of its E-Vehicle Charging Station. This establishes The Bellevue Manila as one of the pioneers among Muntinlupa hotels in providing this innovative and eco-friendly amenity.

May 24, 2024

2025 Kia EV3 To Offer 600-kilometer Range, Built-In Gaming

Kia is expanding its EV range with the reveal of the Kia EV3—the company’s dedicated compact EV SUV. Drawing on the advanced technology pioneered by the EV6 and EV9, the EV3 broadens Kia’s range with its bold design, innovative tech, and groundbreaking features.

General Tire Re-Enters Philippine Market

General Tire has re-entered the Philippine market now distributed by YHI Philippines, a distributor of automotive products such as tires, lubricants, and industrial batteries.

Here Are The Complete Specs Of The 2024 Ford Bronco Outerbanks

After opening reservation books last February, Ford Philippines is now ready to start retail sales of the all-new Bronco. Available in a solitary variant: the Bronco Outerbanks with Sasquatch package, this five-door, five-seater Go Over Any Terrain (GOAT) SUV retails for P 4.998-million.

May 23, 2024

Chery Auto PH Issues Service Inspection Recall For Tiggo 5X Pro SUV

UPDATE: Omoda & Jaecoo issued a statement. See the quote below.

Did Omoda & Jaecoo Philippines just blatantly lie regarding the snapping rear axle issue on its Omoda 5? After assuring us that the issue is limited to just models produced at Omoda (Chery)’s assembly plant in Malaysia, the same issue has now popped up on a different, but related Chery model: the Tiggo 5X Pro.

Lamborghini Huracán Replacement To Use Hybrid Twin-Turbo V8

The Lamborghini 634, the code name for the successor to the Huracán that will join the High Performance Electrified Vehicle (HPEV) line-up, will be equipped with a twin-turbo V8 engine, combined with a hybrid system incorporating three electric motors and an 8-speed dual clutch gearbox for a maximum output of over 900 horsepower.

2024 Land Cruiser Prado Launching On June 7, Priced At P 4.8M

After the LTO inadvertently leaked out the engine specifications of the all-new 2024 Land Cruiser Prado for the Philippine market, more information regarding the 7-seater luxury SUV is making its way onto the internet.

BAIC Philippines Signs 8 Dealer Partners, Starts Retail Sales By June

BAIC, which made its public launch at last month’s Manila International Auto Show (MIAS), signed eight dealer group partners to help them grow their retail and service network. These are: ANGs Automotive Group (Iloilo), Angcore Motor Group (Davao), AutoSpeedyGo Group (Marilao), Automotive Icon Inc. (Alabang), Autonomics Motor Corp (Tuguegarao), Laus Auto Group (Pampanga), Magnet Motors (Cagayan De Oro), and Oro Autoworld (Zamboanga). The dealerships are set to commence sales operations by the month of June.

May 22, 2024

Kia Sonet Arrives In The Philippines With P 770K Starting Price

The Kia Sonet, the brand’s latest crossover offering, is now in the Philippines. Initial stocks of the small SUV are already in the country ahead of its official introduction this June.

Avery Dennison Window Films Provide Next-Level Protection

Summertime occurs year-round in the Philippines. This makes window films an absolute must for every new vehicle owner. With so many brands out on the market, there are only a few significant ways to make sure that you are getting the best pick of the lot. And when we say “best,” it means that the brand not only ticks the boxes when it comes to the product, but also is a cut above when we speak of technique, service, and aftersales. This is what makes Avery Dennison the premiere window film brand today.

Check Out The Nissan Kicks e-Power 90th Anniversary Commemorative Edition

Nissan is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year so it’s only right for them to come up with special edition cars to commemorate that. One of their vehicles to get the 90th Anniversary Edition treatment is the Nissan Kicks e-Power, and this is how it looks like.

Chery Auto PH Opens In Bacolod

Chery Auto Philippines (CAP) is now ready to cater to its valued customers in the City of Smiles, Bacolod City under the management of Angs Automotive Incorporated.

DOE Mandates Higher Biodiesel Content Starting October

The Department of Energy (DOE) is mandating local petroleum players to use higher biodiesel blends starting this October until 2026.

2025 Honda Civic Hybrid Is Most Powerful Non-Type R Civic Ever

After revealing its refreshed design earlier this year, Honda has released more info on the refreshed 2025 Civic. Set to debut for the North American market, it previews the possible upcoming new Civic headed for other regions, including ASEAN, as well.

May 21, 2024

Are These The Variants, Colors, And Prices Of The 2025 Mitsubishi Xforce?

As Mitsubishi Motors Philippines ramps up its activities leading up to the launch of the Xforce, we finally have some idea as the number of variants, colors, and surprisingly, prices of the new 5-seater crossover SUV.

Philippine-Spec 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Leaked In Government Documents

The cat is out of the bag. Toyota Motor Philippines is set to launch the Toyota Land Cruiser (LC 250). This after its general specs were leaked from documents filed with the government.

Honda Remains Committed To Full EV Shift By 2040

Despite a slowdown in global EV sales, Honda isn’t backing down from its aggressive electrification strategy. The Japanese carmaker says it remains committed to going full electric—BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) or FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle)—by 2040, their original target.

Nissan Philippines Launches Updated Navara With New Dashboard, Infotainment System

Nissan Philippines has updated its Navara pickup truck for 2024 giving it an even higher sense of comfort and luxury.

GAC Motor Inaugurates Iloilo City Dealership

Astara Philippines led the inauguration of the GAC Motor dealership in Iloilo City in Western Visayas. Headlining the inaugural event was the launch of the M6 Pro MPV and the M8 MPV, marking their arrival and the beginning of retail sales in Iloilo City.

Omoda Philippines: Malaysia Has Resolved Assembly Issues, No Philippine Units Affected

In their second statement in as many days, Omoda and Jaecoo Philippines (O&J Philippines) is saying that none of the upcoming Omoda 5 crossovers headed to the market are affected by the snapping axle issue that’s plagued customers in Malaysia.

Porsche Experience Center To Rise In Singapore

Singapore will become the site of the 11th Porsche Experience Centre (PEC). Conceptualized from the get-go as both a local and regional site, PEC Singapore will provide driving exhilaration to guests from Southeast Asia.

May 20, 2024

Finalists Of 2024 Woman Of Worth Award Announced

The Women’s Worldwide Car of the Year (WWCOTY) has announced the ten finalists for the Woman of Worth (WOW) award.

Cheaper Hybrids Set To Arrive? Philippine Government Expands Zero Tariff Coverage

Despite push back from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) extended its zero-tariff policy to cover hybrids (HEVs) and plug-in hybrids (PHEVs) until 2028 in a bid to wean the country away from fossil fuels and boost its electrified vehicles market.

Up To P 500K Off At This Weekend's BMW Summer Escape Event At The Power Plant Mall

BMW will be returning to the Power Plant Mall as SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp., the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, hosts the BMW Summer Escape from May 24 to 26, 2024.

May 19, 2024

Omoda & Jaecoo Country Manager Responds To Dealer And Snapping Axle Stories

That was quick. Less than a couple of hours after we published two articles detailing some issues surrounding Omoda & Jaecoo (read here and here), Marco Chen, Omoda & Jaecoo Philippines country manager personally reached out and aired his side to the story.

Kia Reveals Updated EV6 With Refreshed Looks, More Range

Following refresh of its sister car, the Hyundai Ioniq 5, earlier this year, Kia has now unveiled the facelifted EV6, at least for the Korean market. The update brings aesthetic changes and a larger battery to the EV SUV.

Only 3 Dealer Groups Continue To Show Support To Omoda & Jaecoo; Brand Reveals Even More Vaporware For Philippines

UPDATE: Read the response of O&J Philippines country manager here.

And then there were three. After 10 potential dealers signing Letters of Intent (LOI) with Omoda & Jaecoo Philippines (O&J Philippines) in November LAST YEAR, only three are left to potentially become their inaugural set of dealers.

Nissan To Transition To Low-CO2 Emission Aluminum By 2030

Nissan announces that it will use low CO2 emission aluminum parts made from green or recycled aluminum in new and current models from fiscal year 2024 onward and aims to complete the full transition to such parts by 2030.