Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Ford's Made Improvements to the 2.0-liter Turbodiesel Engine, 10-Speed AT

While the mildly refreshed Everest and Ranger grabbed all the headlines, Ford says they’ve also made running changes to its 2.0-liter diesel engine, and they’re now offering an unprecedented warranty program (if you’re in Thailand) to back it up.

Geely Welcomes ANC Group of Companies with Cavite Showroom Opening

Few days before welcoming 2021, Geely Philippines is opening its doors in Imus, Cavite. Geely Imus is managed by Sojitz G Auto Philippines’ dealer partner, ANC Group of Companies.

Monday, December 28, 2020

Skyway Stage 3 Open to Motorists Starting December 29, 2020

San Miguel Corporation promised, and they delivered. Despite delays due to rains and a collapsing girder, the Skyway Stage 3 will be partially open to the public starting Tuesday, December 29, 2020.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Top 5 Picks for 2020

With pandemic-related community quarantine measures in place since March, one would think that choices for this year’s Top 5 Picks would be slim. Thankfully, that’s not the case. All in all, we managed to test 41 vehicles this year. While this number is slightly down from 2019’s 50, it’s still a sizeable number given we need to trim down the list to just five. 

Pinoys More Open to Receiving Second-Hand Items Including Cars

Christmas in the Philippines has always been a special time for everyone to come together and share in the festivities of the holiday season. One of those time-honored traditions is gift giving for our families and friends.

Honda to Close Another Assembly Plant

As part of their continued steps to improve their business efficiency, Honda Cars has announced that they are closing yet another assembly plant.

For Less Than P800k Toyota Has Come Up with This Cute-Looking EV

Despite its president, Akio Toyoda, questioning a pre-mature shift to EVs, Toyota is pushing ahead with its plans to adopt battery electric vehicle (BEV) technology. Curiously, one of their first Japanese domestic models is this—the Toyota C+ Pod.

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Ford PH Drops BF Goodrich Tires on Newer Ranger Raptors

When the Ford Ranger Raptor made its debut in 2018, one of the key differences it had, performance-wise, compared to the regular Ranger was its trick suspension. Ford Performance certainly worked hard, giving it the ability to go off-road, fast.

Mazda Philippines Delivers Christmas Gift for Pangolin Preservation

Just in time for Christmas, the Katala Foundation has received their promised BT-50 3.2-liter 4x4 Pangolin Edition. Their new pickup truck will help support the NGO’s conservation activities for the endemic Palawan Pangolin.

The 2021 Tokyo Auto Salon is Canceled

In what seemed like a last-minute move, the organizers of the Tokyo Auto Salon have decided to cancel its annual event.

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

SMC to Implement Toll Holiday on Christmas, New Year

San Miguel Corporation, through its infrastructure arm, is waiving all toll fees at its expressways for Christmas and New Year.

Toyota Motor PH Reveals 2021 Yaris with Prices Starting at P 973k (w/ Specs)

After a series of exciting model launches, Toyota Motor Philippines is wrapping up the year with the introduction of the 2021 Yaris.

JAC to Double Dealer Footprint

Trisenburg Auto Corporation (TAC), the official distributor of JAC passenger and light commercial vehicles in the Philippines will double its dealer footprint.

Ssangyong is Bankrupt

South Korea’s fourth largest automaker, Ssangyong Motor has filed for bankruptcy after failing to repay creditors. The move was finalized at a board meeting held by the South Korean SUV specialist.

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Nissan Magnite Debuts in ASEAN with a Starting Price of Just P 707,000

After debuting for the Indian market, Nissan’s promise to go global with its Magnite SUV has been fulfilled. The next market to get their sub-compact SUV? ASEAN. The first market in its sights? Indonesia.

More Carmakers Back Subaru's EyeSight Tech

Subaru’s advanced driver assist technology, Subaru EyeSight is heading to more carmakers. As Hitachi Automotive Systems, its developer, is now opening it up first to Isuzu (with the mu-X), and now, Suzuki as well. Its broad acceptance is a testament to the technology, to say the least.

SMC's "No Toll Fees" Policy for Front Liners to Continue Indefinitely

Nine months since it implemented a “no toll fees” policy for medical front liners at all its operating expressways, San Miguel Corporation (SMC) reported that its waived toll fees for the country’s heroes against the COVID-19 pandemic, has reached over P138 million as of December 20.

Audi Lauds Motorsports Success in 2020; Confirms Arrival of RS Models in the Philippines in 2021

Audi Sport factory and customer teams have capped off the 2020 racing season with a record number of successes achieved amid significantly reduced race events held worldwide, a result of pandemic restrictions.

MG Opened 3 Dealerships in 2020

MG Philippines ends 2020 on a high note with the the opening of three new MG dealerships, namely MG North EDSA, MG Otis, and MG Camarines Sur. This will bring the current total of MG Philippines dealerships up to 34.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Hino to Open Soon in Laguna

Hino Motors Philippines, the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Hino trucks, buses and parts in the Philippines, recently held an agreement signing ceremony for the Hino Laguna dealership.