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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Geely PH Launches Virtual Showrooms

As the government puts the country under another round of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) is virtually opening its showrooms to the public. Geely will start rolling out its virtual showrooms with SGAP-owned dealerships such as North Edsa and Makati followed by other dealers soon.

Despite ECQ, These NCR+ Dealerships are Open

Several NCR+ based auto dealerships have re-opened with a skeletal workforce despite the on-going Enhanced Community Quarantine or ECQ. This is based, they said, on the newest directives issued by the DTI.

The 2022 Toyota GR 86 is Basically a Subaru BRZ

In the lead up to the launch of the Toyota GR 86, it was reported that Toyota President Akio Toyoda wasn’t too pleased that his company’s brand-new sportscar because it felt too much like a Subaru. It pissed him so much that he wanted to delay its launch by an entire year to give time for his engineers to dial in more differentiation.

Monday, April 5, 2021

LRT-1 Increases Speed to 60 km/h

The Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) has secured a safety certification from a reputable international testing facility that the LRT-1 can now lift the restriction of 40 km/h, and safely run at a faster speed.

Toyota Unveils All-New 2022 GR 86 Sportscar

Following the launch of the GR Supra and GR Yaris, Toyota is launching the third global model in Toyota Gazoo Racing’s series of sportscar, and this one is very familiar to Filipinos: the GR 86.

Should Chevrolet PH Bring in This P434k Pickup Truck?

The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI) says 2021 will all be about the reinvention of the Chevrolet brand. Despite the closure of the brand’s assembly plant in Thailand, the official Philippine distributor of Chevrolet says they’re bringing in five all-new models this year.

Mercedes-AMG to Embrace Electrification in High-Performance Push

Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance division, AMG is embracing electrification as means to boost performance as the luxury carmaker starts its journey towards a zero-emissions future.

The Re-Born 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV Comes with Zero Emissions, Full Off-Road Capability

Last year, General Motors gave the world the re-born Hummer as a 1,000-horsepower electric pickup truck. Now, it has expanded the line-up with the addition of the Hummer EV SUV set for a showroom debut in 2024.

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Kia's Partnership with Total Lubricants Translates to Lower Cost of Ownership for Filipinos

Kia is extending its five-year Global Cooperation Agreement with Total Lubrifiants, a global lubricant company that has developed a broad range of motor oils.

WRC to Move to Hybrid Power by 2022

The World Rally Championship (WRC) will undergo a major change in 2022 as its top tier cars move on to a drivetrain powered by a mix of an electric motor and an internal combustion engine.

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Could the Refreshed MG5 Look Like This for Global Markets?

Late last year, MG showed off the all-new MG5—their compact car with a 173-horsepower heart. Now available for the Chinese market, of course, it had people asking how a potential global version would look like. Well, we now have the answer. Sort of.

Indonesia Expands Tax Breaks to Larger Cars to Boost Auto Industry

Last month, in a bid to spur its local automotive industry, Indonesia cut its luxury tax on selected vehicles to zero; a month later, they’re now looking to expand that tax cut’s coverage.

Friday, April 2, 2021

Honda Says the All-New HR-V is What Its Customers Want

Just as they did with the Jazz / Fit, Honda is putting consumer attitudes front and center with their all-new HR-V. With that, they’ve changed their overall approach to create a compact crossover that’s human-centric.

This Toyota Land Cruiser Will Save Lives

With several vaccines requiring very specific storage requirements, it begs to question how these can be transported to remote areas of the world. Well, Toyota may have an answer to that with this specially converted Land Cruiser 78.

Book an Appointment to See the World's Fastest SUV, the 2021 Audi RS Q8, From the Comfort of Your Home or Office

After announcing its Philippine arrival last January, Audi Philippines announces that the Audi RS Q8 is now available for viewing and orders through its Audi Live View.

Is MG Going to Build a Sportscar to Rival the Mazda MX-5?

The MG brand has made a comeback with crossovers and SUVs such as the MG ZS, but historically, they are known for two-seat sportscars such as the MGB. It’s a history they’re about to re-explore with their newest concept car: the MG Cyberster.

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Car Owners Say Michelin is the Best Tire Brand for 2021

Michelin is the most satisfactory brand when it comes to OE (Original Equipment) tires in every category beating the likes of Bridgestone and Goodyear. This is according to the 2021 J.D. Power Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Hyundai's First-Ever Pickup Truck, the Santa Cruz is Coming April 15, and This is Your First Look

Two years after green lighting it for production (and a further four when it was first announced as a concept), the production Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup finally has a global reveal date: April 15.

The 2021 Nissan Patrol NISMO is Your 428-Horsepower High-Performance SUV

The Philippines may still be waiting for the refreshed Patrol, which made its world debut in September 2019, but time doesn’t stand still for Nissan which just released the sporty 2021 Patrol Nismo.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

"Voltswagen" Stunt Backfired on Volkswagen

This is why Germans aren’t known for their sense of humor. A day after Volkswagen of America said it was renaming its operations to “Voltswagen of America” in their EV push, they’ve now fessed up that it’s all a marketing stunt.