Friday, February 23, 2018

Isuzu Philippines Introduces Limited-Edition mu-X and D-MAX (w/ 16 Photos, Specs)

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) introduced two limited-edition variants of its best-selling D-MAX pickup truck and mu-X mid-sized SUV hoping to broaden the reach of the country’s best-selling commercial brand.

Mercedes-Benz OF 917 is "Right-Sized" 32-Seater Bus

Auto Nation Group, Inc. recently launched the Mercedes-Benz OF 917 Midi Bus, a high-decker passenger coach, to highlight the brand’s expanding product line-up in the commercial vehicle segment in the Philippines.

KTM Brings Dukehana to Manila

KTM Philippines invites local KTM Duke owners to take the challenge and display their motorcycle riding skills at the KTM Dukehana at the Circuit Makati Parking Grounds on February 25, 2018. Held in the country for the first time, the event promises to be an exciting motorcycle racing experience as participating riders navigate a street course that’s equal parts challenging and exhilarating.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Hyundai Gives All-New 2019 Santa Fe Its World Premiere (w/ 19 Photos)

After previewing it in a series of two photos a couple of weeks back, Hyundai Motor finally pulled the wraps off the all-new Santa Fe SUV for 2019.

Volvo Car's Electrification Strategy Recognized by United Nations

Volvo Cars, the premium carmaker, has been recognized by the United Nations for its groundbreaking electrification strategy in the latest report from the UN’s Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative.

Ford and LEGO Brings 1968 Mustang Fastback to Speed Champions Collection

Ford and LEGO are celebrating Ford’s heritage by adding a 1968 Mustang fastback race car to the LEGO Speed Champions lineup.

Nissan Inaugurates New Dealership in Dumaguete City

Nissan strengthens its presence in the Visayas region with the opening of its new dealership in Dumaguete, Negros Oriental.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

This Guy is the 30,000th Owner of a Ford Everest in the Philippines

Timoteo Pardillo, a 59-year old overseas Filipino worker (OFW) employed as a seaman, recently became the 30,000th customer of the current-generation Ford Everest in the Philippines.

Honda Cars Philippines Urges 10,461 Owners to Have Defective Takata Airbags Replaced

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) announces that it will voluntarily replace Takata passenger front airbag inflators of 10,461 vehicles of 2013 model of City, Jazz and Pilot sold in the Philippines from 2012 to 2015 as part of Honda’s precautionary global recall campaign concerning Takata front airbag inflators.

BMW Diesels Pass All Legal Requirements

There’s a bright spot for German diesels as BMW announced that their 320d EfficientDynamics has been certified to have passed all legal emission requirements. The findings were published by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA).

20-Time Grand Slam Champion Roger Federer Extends Partnership with Mercedes-Benz

Roger Federer extends his successful partnership with Mercedes-Benz with the star serving as a global brand ambassador. Roger Federer has been a close partner of Mercedes-Benz for 10 years. The athletic career of the 36-year-old athlete is consistent, unparalleled and enduring: With 20 Grand Slam titles, 96 total titles and a record 302 weeks holding the number one ranking, Federer has set the standard in Men’s Tennis.

AAP and DOT to Host 2018 FIA Sports Conference in Manila

Every year the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) holds the FIA Sport Conference (FIA SC) which is attended by representatives from 245 FIA member organizations in 143 countries. The governing body of four-wheeled motorsports globally, the Paris-based FIA has chosen Manila to host this year’s annual meet.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Mercedes-Benz Philippines Offers First-Class Travel with Sprinter Luxury Coach (w/ Brochure)

Auto Nation Group, the exclusive distributor of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars and commercial vehicles in the country revealed the Sprinter Luxury Coach, a premium version of the three-pointed star’s popular and versatile passenger van.

Subaru EyeSight Recognized for Innovation

The Japan Techno-Economics Society (JATES) has awarded Subaru Corporation the President’s Award for the development of the Subaru EyeSight driver assist system.

Which One is Cheaper to Own? Honda CR-V 2.0 S Gasoline or Honda CR-V 1.6 S Diesel

The first impression you get when you hear the word, “diesel” is that it’s easy on the pocket. True enough, if fuel economy and pump price are your only ownership considerations, then yes, that belief is true. However, car ownership is more than just squeezing out more kilometers per liter; it’s about the purchase price and routine maintenance cost as well. This is where gasoline engined vehicles tend to find an advantage. Putting this to the test, it’s time to see whether or not going diesel or going gas will save you more money in the long run.

Lazada Awards Isuzu mu-X to Contest Winner

Call it luck or destiny, but for the Iloilo-based government employee Melen Botin, it’s her faith that brought her to win the brand-new Isuzu mu-X at Lazada’s Online Revolution Sale during the grand raffle draw last January 14.

Porsche Posts Strong Sales Across Asia Pacific

The combination of a high-performance sports car with the comfort of a luxury saloon has resonated well with customers in Asia Pacific in 2017. Over the course of last year, almost 600 second-generation Panamera vehicles were delivered in the Porsche Asia Pacific region, an increase of nearly three times compared to the previous year. The 718 Boxster and 718 Cayman also performed well, recording an increase in sales of 90 percent compared to the year before.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Michelin Philippines Opens Tyreplus: A Global Car Servicing Concept

Michelin Philippines announced the opening of Tyreplus, an international car servicing center concept which is part of the Michelin global network.

5 Ways Ford SYNC 3 Can Take Your Time Back

Ever thought about how you can make your commute more productive, perhaps by catching up on the things that matter to you? As you spend hours sitting in traffic, you may start to feel your time wasting away, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be the case.

2017 Mazda3 Speed: Long Term Test Update # 4

Nine months into this Mazda3 Speed long-term test reveals one glaring thing: we’re just not driving it enough. Juggling seat time with other demo units in our garage, we clocked in just 5,513 kilometers in this Machine Gray-colored hatchback (about 612 kilometers per month). Having said that, time and time again, we’ve always come to prefer driving the Mazda3—it’s the perfect daily driver for those who love driving.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Hyundai Philippines Tweaks Prices Due to Excise Tax

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the exclusive distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines has adjusted their pricing taking into account the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion or TRAIN law. After holding back last month, these new prices are effective February 15 and with it, carries an upward movement in the suggested retail price.

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