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Monday, April 26, 2021

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Is This Year's World Luxury Car of the Year


The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has been recognized as this year’s World Luxury Car of the Year. Voted by 93 international journalists from 28 countries, Mercedes-Benz’s flagship sedan beat out Sweden’s Polestar 2, and Britain’s Land Rover Defender to win the award.

Skyway To Run Bus Rapid Transit System


With the elevated Skyway Stage 3 operational (including its new Nagtahan exit ramps), San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is looking to run the country’s first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system on the elevated expressway, to drastically improve commuting for Filipinos, and support sustainable transportation.

6 Reasons Why The 2021 GAC GN6 Is An Ideal MPV For The Filipino Family


In recent years, multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs) have become one of the top choices of Filipino consumers for these obvious reasons - space, versatility, and practicality. Apart from these, modern-day MPVs are also now equipped with advanced technological features and stunning designs that lead to a comfortable driving experience.

Sunday, April 25, 2021

GAC Motor, Geely To Use Toyota's Hybrid System


Toyota Motor Corporation will supply the Guangzhou Automobile Group or GAC Motor with their gasoline-electric hybrid technology. This marks the first time Toyota will offer its core hybrid technology to a non-Japanese company.

Isuzu PH Continues To Bring Hope Thanks To Its Mechanics Training Program


Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), with and through the Isuzu Heart and Smile Project welcomed 18 new scholars and recognized 34 undergraduates as they moved up training levels last April 21.

BMW Motorrad PH Celebrates 40 Years of GS With Six Limited Edition Models


SMC Asia Car Distributors Corporation, the official distributor of BMW automobiles and motorcycles in the Philippines brings in not one, not two, but six limited edition motorcycles that celebrate 40 years of the GS models.

This Could Be The World's Most Expensive Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Ever


A low mileage Lancer Evo VI Tommi Makinen Edition owned and maintained by Mitsubishi Motors UK is currently topping £78,000 or about P 5.2 million at auction. This could potentially make it the most expensive Lancer Evolution model sold at auction ever, says Mitsubishi.

Honda Will Go Fully Electric For All Its Markets, Including The Philippines By 2040


Honda is going all in on battery electric vehicles (BEV) and fuel cell vehicles (FCV) by 2040 for all its markets, including the Philippines. The target was announced by Honda’s newly-minted President and Representative Director, Toshihiro Mibe during his inaugural press conference.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Why Didn't Honda Cars Philippines Bring In More City Hatchback Variants? And Why No Turbo?


If you’re wondering why Honda Cars Philippines decided to bring in just one variant of the all-new City Hatchback, the reason is quite simple: Filipinos aren’t buying enough small hatchbacks.

The 2022 Honda HR-V Hides A Dirty Little Secret


Honda may be sharing more than just the City’s platform when it comes to the all-new HR-V. Apparently, it’s also getting the sub-compact sedan’s engine too.

This Is The 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Before You're Supposed To See It


The all-new 2022 Toyota Land Cruiser is almost upon us. After leaks about its specs came out last week, it was photographed undisguised, sitting in a pre-delivery inspection lot in the Middle East.

Carmakers Should Preach Service Not Toys


Whether it is because they are an EV pioneer, or because there is some mythos surrounding its CEO, Elon Musk, Tesla has garnered an almost cult-like following. This almost blind loyalty to Tesla has generated a term, Tesla Stan. It is the automotive equivalent of the internet’s favorite meme, Florida Man, or closer to home, it is Joeven Yacub and his love for anything Honda.

Chery Auto PH Sales Jump 216 Percent in Q1 2021


Chery Auto Philippines saw its sales rocket 216 percent in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period last year. The automaker attributes this to increased public awareness of its products.

Geely Coolray is Best-Selling 5-Seater Sub-Compact SUV For Q1 2021


Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP), the official local distributor of Geely vehicles in the country, announced that Coolray has once again ranked number 1 in the 5-seater subcompact crossover segment consistently from January to March with 744 units sold in Q1.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

It's Official: The 47th Tokyo Motor Show 2021 Is Canceled


It’s official: the 47th Tokyo Motor Show 2021 is canceled. This marks the first time the biennial motor show has been canceled since its inception 1954.

An Additional 10,863 Honda PH Units Affected By Faulty Fuel Pumps


Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), through a voluntarily recall, will replace the fuel pumps of 10,863 units of select 2018-2021 Accord, BR-V, City, Civic, Civic Type R, CR-V, HR-V, Jazz and Mobilio for possible defective impellers.

Skyway Stage 3's Nagtahan Exit Ramps Are Now Open


Starting today, April 22, 2021 motorists coming from both the north and south can now access Sta. Mesa and the City of Manila directly, in record time, as San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has opened the Nagtahan northbound and southbound exit ramps of the new Skyway Stage 3 elevated expressway.

Will You Trade Your Ranger Raptor For The Great Wall Poer Baja Snake?


When they’re not busy ripping off the Volkswagen Beetle, Great Wall can also be found building some rather interesting trucks. Case in point is this—the Great Wall Poer Baja Snake.

Mitsubishi Revives Airtrek Name For All-Electric SUV


Mitsubishi is bringing back the Airtrek name, but this time, it’ll be used for an all-new electric SUV.

Peugeot Switches Back to Analog Gauges to Avoid Global Chip Shortage


Peugeot is ditching screens and going back to old-fashioned analog gauges. This as the French automaker gets ingenious to avoid the global shortage of microchips that’s plaguing the auto industry.