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Thursday, July 15, 2021

This Guy Shopped For Clothes, Ended Up With An MG ZS Thanks To Zalora PH

A successful partnership between MG Philippines and Zalora PH—the leading name in online shopping for fashion—culminates with the awarding of the grand prize: a brand-new ZS Alpha Crossover SUV to one lucky winner. And all he did was simply plug in the ZALORAMG voucher code for a discount and a raffle entry.

Zero In On A Volkswagen With This No Cash Out Promo This July

If you want an even easier way to drive home a brand-new Volkswagen vehicle, all you have to do is open a BPI bank account.

Goodyear Moves Testing Of Airless Tires To Open Roads

In an industry first, Goodyear has developed a non-pneumatic (airless) tire (NPT) and wheel assembly to support autonomous vehicle transportation in a city setting for in-field use with the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA).

Jeep Gives The Compass A Big Makeover For 2022

Jeep is billing their updated 2022 Compass as their most technologically-advanced compact SUV ever fitting it with a host of next-generation technologies along with a refreshed exterior and interior design.

Do You Drive Bare Foot? You're Not Alone

Do you drive using flip-flops or even bare footed? Then you’re not alone. A survey in the UK revealed that 54 percent of respondents stated they have opted for sandals, flip-flops, or even bare feet when driving.

Hyundai Trucks Can Now Transport Vaccines Thanks To Their New MedTRX Series

As the government’s vaccination rollout program gains more momentum across the country, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai trucks and buses in the Philippines, is determined to help accelerate this and encourage the business community to mobilize for recovery. Enter HARI’s vaccine transport solutions aimed at making vaccines and vaccine-administering-related activities accessible through secure and reliable mobility platforms. Meet their vaccine trucks branded as the Hyundai MedTRX Series.

Maxus PH Offers Zero Downpayment, Zero Cash Out On All Models

Maxus Philippines, a member of the Ayala Group of Companies (AC Motors), is making their entire line-up even easier to own this month.

Kia PH Increases Payload, Ground Clearance Of K2500 Models

Kia Philippines has updated its light-duty truck, the K2500 for the current model year. In fact, since September of last year (the announcement has just been made recently), all K2500 models have been upgraded with higher payload capacities and increased ground clearance.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Honda Cars PH Brings In Limited Numbers Of 2021 Civic Type R For P 3.210M

Update: Here is the official announcement from Honda Cars Philippines (7/27).

Honda Cars Philippines is set to give the current Civic Type R a big send off by announcing that a limited number of 2021 units will be made available to dealers. It’s also a welcome response to the increased interest in the high-performance hatchback segment spurred on by the impending arrival of the Toyota GR Yaris.

Skyway Stage 3 Traffic Eases As Operator Admits To Day 1 Collection Woes

Skyway O&M, operator of the Skyway system and a unit under San Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) SMC Infrastructure, expects more seamless movement along the new Skyway Stage 3 with the implementation of new measures to avoid congestion on access and exit points following the first day of toll collection on the elevated expressway.

Changan Wants You To Try Out Their Cars

Changan Philippines is bringing its mission of delivering Lasting Safety closer to more Filipinos with its Kailangan, Changan weekend market car fair and test drive. Customers interested in taking a closer look at the Alsvin, CS35 Plus, and CS75 Plus can now watch out for their market display starting at Landers Arcovia from July 15 to August 15, 2021. Test drive, Landers vouchers, and other freebies await customers.

McLaren Storms To Goodwood Victory With The 720S GT3X

As crowds returned to the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed, McLaren Automotive scored a sensational victory with their 720S GT3X.

EV Summit Goes Virtual For Second Straight Year

The biggest annual conference promoting electric vehicles in the country is set to stage its second virtual summit in the new normal next month.

The 2022 Bentley Flying Spur Hybrid Is Effortlessly Fast And Green

Bentley continues its march towards electrification with the new Flying Spur Hybrid—its most environmentally friendly model to date.

Chery Auto PH H1 Sales Rise 351 Percent In 2021

Driven by the competitive product lineup, first-in-the-industry aftersales services, and its rapidly expanding dealership network, vehicle sales of Chery Auto Philippines skyrocketed by a stunning 351 percent in the first six months of 2021 compared to the same period last year.

The 280-Horsepower Hyundai Elantra N Is Ready To Hunt Down Civic Type Rs

Hyundai wants a piece of that hot hatch/sedan pie, and now, they’ve unveiled the 280-horsepower Elantra N to do it. Completing the Hyundai N brand’s line-up of “everyday sports car,” the Elantra N features over 40 major enhancements to the regular Elantra all to enhance driving performance.

Would You Pay P 40k For Crack-Resistant Windshields On Your Jeep Wrangler Or Gladiator?

Jeep, through its Jeep Performance Parts by Mopar is now offering replacement crack-resistant windshields for the Wrangler (JL) and Gladiator (JT) models.

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Mazda Installs Solar Power System At Hiroshima Plant

As part of its efforts to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, Mazda has just turned on their first solar power generation system.

Mazda Insists Rotary Engine Development On Track

Earlier today, we reported that Mazda was putting their plans to revive the rotary engine on hold. Responding to that, the Japanese carmaker has countered, and said that everything is going according to plan.

Petron Loyalty Card Holders Can Win Prizes Just For Being Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Do you have a Petron Loyalty Card? Have you been jabbed?  You just might win a motorcycle through the Panalo Bakunado promo campaign, an initiative of the country’s leading oil company to support the government’s COVID-19 vaccination drive.

Toyota Motor PH Successfully Holds Round 1 Of 2021 Vios Cup After Hiatus

Amidst the pandemic, Toyota Motor Philippines’ (TMP) premier motorsports program made a comeback after a hiatus last year with new and familiar names battling for podium finishes in the first leg.

Land Rover Supports Virgin Galactic's First Fully Crewed Space Flight

Land Rover was part of the mission as Virgin Galactic completed its first ever fully crewed space flight, with founder Sir Richard Branson on board as one of four Mission Specialists.

The 2021 Nissan LEAF Emits A Sound For Safety

Nissan understands that electric vehicles may pose a threat to pedestrians and cyclists because they emit almost no sound. This is why carmakers have started adopting artificially-simulated driving sounds to alert road users of the presence of an EV.

Monday, July 12, 2021

Guess Who's Back? It's PMVICs

Oh, did you think the Department of Transportation would forget the Private Motor Vehicle Inspection requirement? Nope. While you weren’t paying attention, it’s back.

MMDA Thinks About Bringing Back Number Coding

Just one bad morning rush hour traffic has the MMDA thinking of bringing back the United Vehicular Volume Reduction Program (UVVRP) or better known as “number coding.”

Lexus PH Extends Promo On NX Compact SUV, LS Luxury Sedan

Lexus Philippines is extending its promo on the Lexus NX compact SUV and Lexus LS flagship sedan until the end of July.

Honda Cars PH Offers Discounted Painting, Collision Parts Promo Until September 30

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is offering discounted rates for body repaint and collision parts and accessories until September 30, 2021.

BMW Posts Record First Half 2021 Sales

BMW sales soared 39.9 percent to 1,178,292 vehicles sold worldwide. This beats the German automaker’s best figure for the same period pre-pandemic.

Mazda Puts Rotary Engine Plans On Hold

Reports from Japan are coming out that Mazda’s delaying its plans to resurrect its rotary engine indefinitely.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Mitsubishi Motors PH Wants To Make Itself More Appealing To Filipinos

Despite commanding a solid 15 percent market share in the automotive market, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation or MMPC aims to grow that in the next few years. This was shared by the brand as they held their official turnover ceremony to welcome their new President and CEO Takeshi Hara.