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Friday, September 22, 2023

Yes, The Mazda CX-90 (And CX-60) Can Run On Electric Power Alone

Mazda’s M Hybrid isn’t like any other 48-volt hybrid system, it seems. This interesting fact was revealed during the CX-90’s Philippine debut and was shared by Mazda Philippines president and CEO Steven Tan.

2024 Mazda CX-90 Arrives With P 3.680M Price Tag (w/ Specs)

Mazda Philippines widens its three-row SUV offering with the launch of the first-ever Mazda CX-90. Joining the CX-8 and CX-9 in the local line-up, the CX-90 blends performance and refinement into one genuinely crafted package.

Dual Clutch-Equipped Fuso FE71 Finds Its First Philippine Owner

Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP), together with Carworld, Inc. (CWI) – Fuso Pampanga turned over an all-new Canter FE71 AMT to its first customer, RG5 Construction – a construction firm and equipment located in Sta. Maria, Bulacan for more than 15 years.

Ford Island Conquest Goes Nationwide This September And October

Ford Philippines’ Ford Island Conquest (FIC) experiential test drive event is going nationwide starting this month and making its next stop in Cagayan de Oro for the first time on September 22 to 24.

Chery Tiggo 7 Pro, Tiggo 8 Pro Ranked As China's Most "APEAL-ing" SUVs

J.D. Power has ranked the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro series and the Tiggo 8 Pro series as first among medium-sized economical SUVs and first among medium-sized SUVs in China, respectively in the most recent Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study.

Geely Albay Opens Dealership Service Area

Geely Philippines recently inaugurated the Geely Albay Dealership Service Area. The newly opened service area will satisfy the complete customer service experience at the Geely Albay dealership, which was launched as Geely’s 37th dealership in June.

First Drive: 2024 Nissan Z And Nissan GT-R

Let’s stop for a moment and admire the fact that both the Nissan Z and GT-R exist. At a time when carmakers have gone crazy over electrification, these two honest-to-goodness sportscar is testament that some people at Nissan haven’t lost their cajónes. It’s the most definitive sign of Nissan daring to do what others don’t; to do seemingly the impossible when everyone else has given up. What a world we live in.

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Be One Of The First To Test Drive The 2024 Honda CR-V From September 21-24

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) invites customers to its “Drive the Future” event that features the recently launched all-new Honda CR-V. Hailed as a significant step in HCPI’s electrification journey, customers are encouraged to check out the vehicle display and experience the all-new CR-V first-hand at the at the SM Mall of Asia on September 21 to 24, 2023.

New Car Sales Jumped 21.6 Percent In August; Most Chinese Car Brands Slump

New car sales in the Philippines jumped 21.6 percent in August compared to the same period last year. Based on the report by the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA), new vehicle sales reached 36,714 units compared to 30,185 units in the same month last year.

Isuzu Opens In Dasmarinas, Cavite

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) further expands its market in Cavite with the opening of Isuzu Dasmariñas. Operated by Iconic Dealership Inc. (IDI), Isuzu Dasmariñas will be the second dealership of IDI in the province, along with Isuzu Bacoor as they permanently closed their Isuzu Imus outlet focusing only in two cities in Cavite.

Exceed The Expectation: Explore Changan Auto At BGC

The official brand launch of Changan Auto Philippines is happening this Saturday, September 30 at 5th Avenue, BGC (in front of Central Square) and you’re invited to witness it first-hand.

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Mercedes-Benz PH Launches 2024 EQA, EQB, EQE (w/ Brochure)

Mercedes-Benz may be late to the premium BEV space in the Philippines, but they’ve now managed to catch up big time with the introduction of not just one, but three battery electric vehicles: the EQA, the EQB, and the EQE.

2024 Volkswagen Tharu Priced Starting At P 1.8M

Mark your calendars! Be one of the first to test drive the all-new Volkswagen Tharu on Saturday, September 30 to Sunday, October 1 at the Karrera Showroom in Filinvest City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Hyundai Group Shows 'Art Cars' In New York City For Busan 2030 World Expo Bid

Hyundai Motor Group announced an upcoming exhibition and road tour of total 20 art cars in New York City to support the South Korean city of Busan’s bid to host the 2030 World Expo.

The Yoke's No Joke For Lexus: Steer-By-Wire, Direct4 To Form Core Of Future Lexus Driving Signature

When Lexus debuted the all-electric RZ, it was supposed to offer a yoke steering wheel as an option. Unfortunately for those who want to emulate a bit of Elon Musk, a year or so into serial production, there’s still no sign of the unique wheel setup. But don’t worry: Lexus is still committed to it.

Meralco To "Aggressively Electrify" Vehicle Fleet

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco) has committed to aggressively push the development of vital infrastructure necessary to advance the adoption of electric vehicles (EV) through its network and capabilities.

Volvo To Axe Diesel Engine By Early 2024

Volvo Cars is axing the production of its diesel engine by early next year making them one of the first legacy carmakers to take this crucial decision.

Soon You May Have To Say Goodbye To Free Public EV Charging

The Department of Energy (DOE) says accredited Electric Vehicle Charging Stations (EVCS) can now start charging fees.

These Are The New Models Lexus Will Launch In H1 2024

You are looking at the Lexus models that will be launched in the first half of 2024: the all-new Lexus LM, the all-new Lexus GX, and the first-ever Lexus LBX. Confirmed by no less than Lexus International President, Takashi Watanabe, these products were part of the Lexus Showcase event that introduces the brand’s future direction.

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Porsche PH Brings In New 2024 Cayenne With Increased Digitalization, Available Plug-In Hybrid Power

Porsche Philippines formally introduced the fundamentally overhauled Cayenne for 2024. The third-generation luxury SUV comes with comprehensive changes to the powertrain, chassis, design, and equipment extending the breadth of its performance and comfort.

Omoda Surpasses 100,000th Global Sales Milestone In Less Than One Year

Omoda has reached a new global sales milestone: it has managed to surpass 100,000-th unit sold in less than one year. The feat comes as the youth-oriented brand sold 16,686 units in August, a 6.04 percent month-on-month growth.

Ford Shows Off 2025 Ranger Plug-In Hybrid

The Ford Ranger gets electrified. The carmaker has announced that its pickup truck will get a plug-in hybrid variant (PHEV) by 2024 with customer deliveries to start in 2025.

Refreshed 2024 Range Rover Velar Arrives For P 6.690M

Land Rover Philippines brings in what it considers as pure expression of modern luxury with the refreshed 2024 Range Rover Velar. Bringing in the trademark Range Rover refinement, it receives a cleaner and more reductive design.

Shell PH Showcased Products, Services As It Seeks Out Auto Workshop Partners

Shell Lubricants Philippines recently held Fast Track: Shell Helix Auto Workshop Summit at September 5 with the aim of empowering auto workshops to adopt, keep up, and achieve their maximum growth potential.

MyToyota Wallet App Adds E-Money Feature

Toyota Financial Services Philippines (TFSPH) is excited to announce the launch of myToyota Wallet's e-money feature, in partnership with Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI).

Monday, September 18, 2023

An Ode To The Internal Combustion Engine: Mazda Fan Festa 2023 At Fuji Speedway

It was a traffic jam worth being in. As our bus went inside the premises of the Fuji International Speedway, we were surrounded by a gaggle of Mazdas. Most were MX-5s, CX-5s, and CX-60s, but there was an odd Mazda Luce or two. Seeing the sight, our bus driver muttered the words, “Ah, rotary engine.” While I couldn’t make out the rest of his Nihongo, his knowledge of Mazda’s trademark engine spoke volumes of the brand’s indelible mark among the Japanese, and the rest of the world for that matter.

Toyota Vios Cup Races Through Round 2; Final Round Set For November 11

Racers and racing enthusiasts gathered once again at the Clark International Speedway (CIS) last September 9 as Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) kicked off the second leg of its longest-running premier one-make-race series, the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Vios Cup.

Grab Builds Tech To Support Driver-Partners

Grab introduces two new tech features to its driver app as part of its continued commitment to support its driver-partners to earn more.