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Monday, March 29, 2021

Look: TRB Holds Site Acceptance Test for Skyway Stage 3

The Skyway Stage 3 reached a new milestone as the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) together with its Independent Consultant as well as Tollway Operator and Project Concessionaire conducted a Site Acceptance Test or SAT to ensure the system’s functionality and readiness.

Chery Sustains Dealership Growth Amid Challenging Times

At a time when survival is the name of the game for many enterprises, and even established brands are struggling, it's a positive sign to see a new brand not just surviving, but even thriving and growing.

Ford Philippines PK Umashankar to Lead Customer Service for International Markets Group

Ford Motor Company today announced that PK Umashankar (‘Uma’) has been appointed director, Ford Customer Service Division, International Markets Group (IMG), effective April 1.

The Big 4 Japanese Brands to Offer Standardized Swappable Batteries for Its Electric Motorcycles

Electric motorcycles just got a much-needed boost as Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and Yamaha have all agreed to standardize its battery systems. This paves the way for motorcycles to have swappable batteries allowing for battery sharing and replacement across the big four Japanese brands.

Could This Serve as Inspiration for a Potential 2022 Mazda BT-50 Pangolin?

Late last year, Mazda Philippines gave the current BT-50 its final hurrah: a special appearance package called the BT-50 Pangolin.

When Car is Family: The Story of a Long-Time Mitsubishi Fan

Filipinos have a penchant for treating their cars more than just another mode of transportation. With such a huge investment made into choosing the right car, it’s not uncommon to see these machines become an integral part of people’s lives.

Sunday, March 28, 2021

DOTr Sets Guidelines on Public Transport in NCR+ ECQ Season 2

With the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine once more over Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) has finally set its guidelines surrounding public transportation.

Toyota PH to Only Offer GR Yaris in Limited Volume, Will Be Cheaper Than Civic Type R, WRX STI (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Toyota Motor Philippines confirmed that our pricing info is correct (3/29).

With Toyota Motor Philippines’s official announcement on the arrival of its second GAZOO Racing vehicle, the 2021 GR Yaris, details have now started coming out about their formidable hot hatch, including its local price.

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Here's What You Can Expect with ECQ Season 2 from March 29 to April 11 (UPDATED)

UPDATE: The ECQ has been extended from April 4 to April 11. The dates have been changed in the story to reflect the changes. (4/3).

It feels like a nightmare, but Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Laguna, and Rizal is back to the strictest Enhanced Community Quarantine or ECQ effective 12:00 AM of Monday, March 29, 2021 to 11:59 PM of Sunday, April 11. This, after the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

Honda PH to Export XRM125 to New Zealand

Engineered for the Filipino riding public, made in the Philippines, and now, exported to the world. In an effort to put the Philippines on the map in motorcycle manufacturing, Honda Philippines will begin exporting the XRM125 to New Zealand starting next month.

The 2022 Geely Xingyue L Has the Mother of All Touchscreens

Last January, Geely Auto revealed their newest Volvo-based SUV, the KX11. In preparation for its April launch date, the Chinese carmaker has finally given it a name, while also revealing some of its key features.

Friday, March 26, 2021

Motorists May Soon Have to Pay to Use Skyway Stage 3

The Toll Regulatory Board or TRB has approved the provisional toll rates submitted by operator San Miguel Corporation for Skyway Stage 3.

Geely Opens in Makati

Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) is adding another outlet in its fast-growing roster of dealerships this March as it opens Geely Makati. Geely Makati will operate under the management of SGAP.

Nissan Opens First Dealership in Cagayan Province

Nissan widens its reach throughout the country as it opens the first Nissan dealership in the Cagayan province.

All-New 2021 Hino 300 Series Offers Safety, AT Convenience in Light-Duty Trucks

Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), the exclusive distributor of Hino trucks and buses in the Philippines, introduces the newest addition to its growing roster of light-duty trucks—the all-new 2021 Hino 300 Series.

Martine Cajucom-Ho Shares Her Experience with Lalamove to Help Grow Her Business

This year, the emergence of small and medium enterprises has never been this big. Technology has made it easy to grow businesses. From marketing your products on social media to hiring delivery services from apps, it is apparent that a lot of businesses have undergone digitalization to cope during this pandemic.

A Free Software Upgrade Just Added More Performance to the Porsche Taycan

Porsche just showed the potential of Over-the-Air (OTA) firmware updates with its first software update for its all-electric Taycan.

Porsche Won't be Using VW Platforms Anymore

Porsche won’t be using Volkswagen platforms for its future vehicles starting with the all-new Macan due in the second half of 2021. Instead, the German luxury carmaker will use the Premium Platform Electric or PPE which it co-developed with sister brand, Audi, since 2018.

Ford Just Found USD 100,000 Worth of Quality Leather Sitting In Its Basement

Anyone who’s moved house (or done a renovation) would know how Ford feels right here. When the carmaker decided to clean up its Ford product development center (it’s being razed to make way for a Ford ‘campus of the future’), they’ve managed to find rolls and rolls of leather—about USD 100,000 (about P 4.8 million) lying around. So, what did they do? Why, hold a garage sale, of course.

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Geely Opens in Davao City

Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) continues its expansion in Mindanao as it opens Geely Davao. Since last year, SGAP has already inaugurated four dealerships in the country’s South: Geely Zamboanga, Cagayan de Oro General Santos, and Davao.