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Monday, June 27, 2022

Transport Groups Urge BBM To Use Tech To Stamp Out Corruption, Promote Safer Roads


Twenty-four transport groups urged President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Junior to use technology, intelligent transport systems in particular, to help improve the commuter experience. Called the Magkaisa summit members, the group proposed the use of Smart City and Sustainable Mobility concepts that support ride-hailing services, building of more bike lanes, technology-driven traffic monitoring and enforcement, and the construction of more commuter-friendly terminals for senior citizens, children, pregnant women, and persons with disabilities.

Are These The Prices Of Hyundai Philippines' Launch Line-Up?


After revealing their launch line-up at their first-ever dealer conference as Hyundai’s newly-minted Philippine distributor, Hyundai Motor Philippines (HMPH) has now revealed the pricing of their line-up.

Robb Report Names Porsche 911 GTS As Best Performance 'Daily Driver'


Having evolved into a more distinctive and dynamic model in its current form, the new Porsche 911 GTS earns a coveted spot in Robb Report’s annual Best of Best list. The latest generation of the 911 to sport the GTS badge clinches the title of being the finest Daily Driver in the international luxury publication’s 2022 roster of the most powerful and exciting cars on the market.

Fuso PH Turns Over 12 Modern PUVs In Cebu


A total of twelve brand-new Fuso Canter Express (Class 3) modern PUVs were formally turned over to Cebu Provincial Operators Transport Cooperative (CPOTC) for their deployment in the Carcar – Tabunok loop.

Mitsubishi Motors PH Rolls Out Aftersales Service Commitment


In line with “Life Made Better,” their exclusive Philippine market tagline, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is rolling out a new service incentive bolstering its commitment to building a long-lasting relationship with its customers.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Review: 2022 Honda Civic RS Turbo


The compact car segment is fast shrinking here in the Philippines. What was once considered as the starter family car has now been replaced by genre-bending crossovers, SUVs, and even pick-up trucks. Despite the volume thinning faster than a guy in his forties, not everyone’s giving up on the segment just yet. Case in point is Honda and their all-new Civic RS Turbo.

Zamboanga City Chooses Isuzu Traviz For Barangay Emergency Network


During the celebration of 124th Philippine Independence, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), together with its dealer Isuzu Zamboanga, handed over ninety-eight units of brand-new Isuzu Traviz to the City Government of Zamboanga, contributing to the 10,000-unit sales milestone of the Isuzu Traviz lightweight truck.

You Can Now Order These Bentley Home Pieces In The Philippines


Bentley Manila, the brand’s exclusive distributor in the Philippines is offering two new furniture collections from the Bentley Home Atelier collection: the Solstice and the 2022 Collection. Both collections reflect the close collaboration between the design teams of Bentley Motors and Bentley Home using materials, motifs, and shapes that can be found in their premium cars.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Could Honda's New Small SUV Worry The Toyota Raize, Kia Stonic, And Hyundai Creta?


Early this year, Honda launched the SUV RS Concept at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show or GIIAS. Despite being treated as a concept and had its windows completely covered in black tint, it looked pretty much production ready.

Nissan Starts Assembling e-POWER Batteries In Thailand


Nissan has started the assembly of its e-Power battery at Nissan Powertrain Thailand (NPT) located in Samutprakarn province, Thailand. This turns NPT into the first e-Power battery assembly line outside of Japan and one of 4 Nissan plants worldwide.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Petron To Power Participants At First Philippine Overland Expedition


Industry leader Petron Corporation will be powering the vehicles taking on the first Petron Philippine Overland Expedition happening from October 12 to 16, 2022.

Ford Philippines Is Recalling Everest, Ranger, And Mustangs Because They Can Kill You


Ford Philippines is recalling approximately 32,900 vehicles locally because they can possibly injure or kill you. This exact phrase is found in Ford’s very own website which points to the urgency of the recall covering the Ranger, Everest, and Mustang.

Toyota, Suzuki To Collaborate On New Compact SUV To Replace Vitara?


The discontinuation of the Suzuki Vitara may come as a shock to fans of the compact crossover, but don’t worry, it seems a replacement is on the way and in a plot twist, it may not even be the Brezza.

Lexus Leads Electrification In The Philippines; Promises Full EVs Are Coming


For over 15 years, Lexus has pioneered and innovated electrification, culminating in cars that are exciting, efficient, and durable. Near silent powertrains provide dynamic driving experiences while protecting the planet. World leading technology makes everything safe, seamless and luxurious.

All-New 2022 Kia Carens Showed Unstable Structure, Nets 3-Star Safety Rating


Kia’s re-born Carens MPV which is made for developing markets such as India (and rumored also to arrive in Southeast Asia) received a 3-star safety rating by the Global New Car Assessment Program or Global NCAP.

MG Philippines Launches Original Song, "Coming Home"


MG Philippines has released a new, original song entitled, “Coming Home.” The brand’s soundtrack is an electro-pop single that is upbeat and energetic, featuring a driving rap verse that invites listeners to visualize celebrations, family get-togethers, road trips, and the Filipino’s penchant for coming together and being one in a festive setting.

Nissan To Power McLaren In Formula E


Nissan and McLaren Racing announced today a multi-year technical collaboration, which will start at the beginning of the 2022/23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Mitsubishi Motor PH's Reimagine Your Ride Test Drive Tour Heads To Cebu And Davao


Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is continuing its tour of the Reimagine Your Ride Test Drive at the Queen and King Cities of the South. Cebuanos and Davaoeños will be treated to the brand’s entire range of models as well as discounts and branded merchandise exclusive to the said event:

Mazda's Never Stop Challenging Spirit Lives On In The MSCC Miata Spec Series And Miata Cup


On June 23, 1991, the number 55 Mazda 787B crossed the finish line at the Le Mans 24 Hour race to mark a unique achievement—they had become the first Japanese manufacturer to win the world’s most famous endurance race. Not only that, Mazda did it with a totally unique engine that not only captivated fans at the track with its ear-piercing soundtrack, but had become a symbol for Mazda’s “never stop challenging spirit”—the rotary engine.

2023 Peugeot 408 Wants To Fight The Subaru XV, Mazda CX-30 With French Style


Peugeot is giving compact cars a different flavor as it unveiled the mold-breaking 2023 Peugeot 408. The Peugeot 408 offers crossover body clearance with a fastback silhouette set atop of it.

Toyota Motor Philippines Expands Use Of Solar Power For Vios, Innova Manufacturing


Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is accelerating its ‘Plant Carbon Neutrality’ target by 15 years from the originally planned 2050 to 2035. This is in alignment with the new target of Toyota Motor Corporation to reduce the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of all its manufacturing plants.

After Three Years, The Biggest Gathering Of Mazda MX-5s Happened Again


For the first time in three years, the biggest annual gathering of a single model happened once more as the Karuizawa Meeting gathered more than 1,100 Mazda MX-5s under clear May skies.

AAP President Elected To FIA Senate


Automobile Association Philippines (AAP) President Augustus “Joe” V. Ferreria, was elected to the FIA Senate during the meeting of the World Council for Automobile Mobility and Tourism held last June 21 at the FIA headquarters in Paris, France.

Honda Shows Off All-New 2023 CR-V's Premium Sporty Interior


Mark your calendars: the all-new, 2023 Honda CR-V is launching on July 12. After releasing an official teaser last month (a week after it was leaked in China), the carmaker is now showing what the interior looks like for the first time.

What Do You Think Of The 2023 MG 5's Design?


Last year, MG created headlines with its MG 5. For the first time, their sub-compact is taking two distinct styling directions—one dictated by the Chinese market, and the other by the European market.

FUSO Philippines Opens 9th Dedicated Dealership In South Cotabato


Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP) opened Mindanao Integrated Commercial Enterprises, Inc’s (MICEI) Fuso outlet last June 16, 2022, as addition to its nationwide network of dedicated dealerships.

First-Ever Petron Philippine Overland Expedition To Test Man And Machine


The first homegrown overlanding expedition is happening this October 12 to 16, 2022 with the 2022 Petron Philippine Overland Expedition: Pacific Coast Challenge.

Some Dealers Say Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Facing One-Year Wait List


Looking for a brand-new RAV4 Hybrid? Be prepared to wait. According to some authorized Toyota dealerships, some variants of the compact SUV is facing a waiting time of “up to one year.” And a recent announcement by Toyota Motor Corporation isn’t going to help either.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Hyundai, Michelin To Co-Develop Tires For Electric Vehicles


Hyundai Motor Group and Michelin will co-develop next-generation tires optimized for premium electric vehicles (EVs).

Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup 2022 Race 1 Slated On July 2


Get ready to get back on the track this July as Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) opens the 2022 season of its premier one-make-race series, the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Vios Cup.

Chery Auto PH Posts Best Monthly Sales In April; Tiggo 8 PRO Sold Out


Chery Auto Philippines reports that its April 2022 sales reached their best-ever monthly figure.

Ford Turns The Next-Generation Ranger Raptor Into A "Very Gay" Truck


Last year, Ford created the “Very Gay Raptor” as a response to an internet troll. While the response, at a corporate level, seems a bit immature, it did become an internet sensation. Since then, it had become a PR tool to try to stamp out discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community.