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Friday, September 10, 2021

Ford To Cease Manufacturing In India

After declaring earlier this year that its operations in India will “continue as is” Ford has announced that it will be ceasing all vehicle manufacturing in India. This brings to an end the manufacture and sale of India-specific models such as the Figo, Aspire, Freestyle, and EcoSport by the second quarter of 2022.

Caltex PH Boosts Network Growth In Q2 With 25 New AutoPro Shops, 6 New Service Stations

The second quarter of 2021 proved to be exciting for customers of Caltex as the fuel brand known for Techron opened more service stations.

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Ford Teases All-New 2022 Ranger (w/ Video)

Ford today released the first official glimpse of the next-generation Ranger, which will be revealed later this year ahead of a 2022 launch.

FUSO PH Brings In New 6-Wheeler Canter Light-Duty Truck

Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP), the general distributor of Fuso trucks and buses in the Philippines, is now offering the 6-wheeler Canter models—FE73, FE84, FE85-L, and FG 4x4.

Honda Takes First Steps To Test Self-Driving Cars On Public Roads

Honda today announced that it will start a testing program for autonomous vehicles in September 2021, taking a step toward an autonomous vehicle mobility service (MaaS) business in Japan, which Honda is planning to launch under collaboration with Cruise and General Motors.

Man Tired Of A Pothole Decided To Plant A Banana Tree In It

The next time your street has a stubborn pothole, you should consider what this man did in Florida: plant a banana tree to warn motorists.

Nissan's Senior Design Director Reveals Interesting Facts About The New Terra's Design

The new Nissan Terra has now hit Philippine streets, as a family SUV with bolder looks and best-in-class entertainment and safety (you can read our launch story here, or our review of the Terra VL 4x4 here).

Jeep To Close Factory In China

Jeep will close one of its two factories in China by next March, this as Jeep’s parent company Stellantis aims to restructure its operations in the world’s biggest auto market.

Geely Invests In Auto Intelligence Company ECARX

Geely Automobile Holdings Limited announced that it has signed a strategic investment agreement with ECARX Technology Co. Ltd. to acquire approximately 1.51 percent of the company in return for an investment of US$50 million. The investment represents Geely Auto’s latest move in the field of automotive intelligence.

You Can Win P 10,000 When You Relive Hyundai's 20 Years In The Philippines

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the country’s official distributor of Hyundai vehicles, continues its year-long celebration of 20 years as the Filipino’s lifetime mobility partner with the launch of Hyundai MOVE (MObility Virtual Experience) on September 10, 2021.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

2022 Outback Continues Subaru's Impressive 5-Star Run At Euro NCAP

Subaru continues its impressive run at the European New Car Assessment Program or Euro NCAP as the 2022 Outback scores a perfect 5-star rating.

Chery Auto PH Brands Class-Leading Warranty, AfterSales Program To Chery Premium Preserv

United Asia Automotive Group Inc. (UAAGI), the exclusive Philippine distributor of Chery automobiles, is rebranding its suite of vehicle warranties and aftersales program to Chery Premium Preserv.

Toyota Finally Joins The EV Bandwagon

After what seemed like a lengthy dilly-dally, Toyota is finally getting on the EV train by allocating US$ 13.7 billion into battery development through 2030. Their spending will include fast-tracking solid-state batteries and next-generation lithium-ion battery packs.

Should Nissan Revive The Sylvia Sportscar As An EV?

Never one to resist a challenge, when Matthew Weaver, Vice President of Nissan Design Europe was asked to reimagine a car from Nissan’s history for an electric future, he chose to remix the iconic Silvia CSP311.

Ford Transforms Its Mustang Mach-E Into A Police Car

Ford’s all-electric Mach-E might have caught the imagination of both customers and marketing guys, but a new client has shown considerable interest: the police.

Castrol PH Launches POWER1 Fully Synthetic Engine Oil For Scooters, Motorcycles

Castrol Philippines Inc, one of the country’s leading automotive lubricant companies, launches Castrol POWER1 Ultimate, a new range of Full Synthetic engine oils for two-wheelers. The new POWER1 Ultimate is the company’s best two-wheeler engine oil to date that will satisfy the demands of bike enthusiasts seeking better performance and acceleration.

2022 Toyota Land Cruiser Quietly Lands In Philippine Showrooms With P 5.173 Million Starting Price (w/ Specs)

The all-new 2022 Land Cruiser 300 is finally at Toyota dealers in the Philippines. The announcement is pretty low key for now, with some dealers actually not allowed to release units until October 1 (the official launch date).

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Metro Manila Remains Under MECQ Until September 15

The IATF is deferring its “granular lockdown” system for Metro Manila. Instead, the National Capital Region or NCR will remain under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine or MECQ until September 15, 2021 or until the IATF finalizes its Alert Level system.

Hyundai To Stop Development Of Combustion-Engined Commercial Vehicles

Hyundai Motor Group will stop the production of commercial vehicles powered by conventional combustion engines as early as 2028.

Hyundai Sees Hydrogen As The Future Of Fuel

While other carmakers are all betting on Battery Electric Vehicles or BEVs, Hyundai is looking at another clean fuel source for the future: hydrogen. The Korean automaker announced Hydrogen Vision 2040 which aims to popularize Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCV) as an alternative to BEVs.

The 2022 GS8 Is The Toyota-Powered Flagship SUV GAC Motor Needs

GAC Motor launches the second-generation model of its flagship SUV, the GS8. Despite its evolutionary looks, it now rides on a brand-new platform and carries, surprisingly, a Toyota powertrain under the hood.

Toyota Motor PH Offering Free Insurance, PMS, Trade-In Rebates This September

This is why this September, Toyota Motor Philippines is inviting everyone to make more precious memories with incredible deals on new vehicle purchases, free maintenance services, and a whole lot more.

Honda Cars PH Extends Introductory Price Offer On New Civic Type R

Honda Cars Philippines is extending its “Keep on Driving” promo once again to the end of September. The promo features different deals and offers from cash discounts to special all-in downpayment.

This Hyundai County Can Help Save Lives

As the government tries to ramp up its vaccination drive against COVID-19, Hyundai Asia Resources has come up with an ingenious way to make these life-saving vaccines much more accessible: by transforming their County minibus into a mobile vaccination clinic.

Hyundai PH Offers Up To A Million Off Its Trucks And Buses This September

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai commercial vehicles in the Philippines, ushers in the BER months with September-y Good offers on the Xcient, County Minibus, County Mobile Vaccination Clinic, and Universe.

Bentley Design Director Moves to Geely

With Lotus now becoming a part of the Geely, there’s a re-shuffle when it comes to their global design team.

This Guy Loves His Maxus T60 So Much, He's Thinking Of Buying Another One

Not even the pandemic could stop Nino Sinco, retired University lecturer and now a part time businessman and archery coach, from enjoying the on- and off-road capabilities of his Maxus T60 pickup.

Monday, September 6, 2021

UPDATED: Metro Manila Shifts To GCQ Starting September 8, Government Prepares Guidelines For "Granular Lockdowns"

UPDATE: IATF defers GCQ shift until September 15 (9/7).

Metro Manila will shift to General Community Quarantine or GCQ from September 8 until September 30, 2021. The transition to the second-loosest lockdown level is happening despite NCR (except for Manila City) being at “Alert Level 4” when it comes to hospital bed occupancy.

Petron Offering Up To P 3/L Discount On Fuels If You're Vaccinated

Petron is the latest company to offer perks for vaccinated customers. Vaccinated Petron customers (at least with their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine) get fuel discounts of P3 per liter for gasoline and P 2 per liter for diesel at participating Petron stations nationwide.

The Toyota Hilux Is About Mobilizing And Spreading Hope

More than just a pickup truck, the Toyota Hilux is a symbol and vessel of hope for many amid times of uncertainty. The Hilux is often the vehicle of choice, not just for private customers but for government and humanitarian efforts, here and abroad.