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Monday, January 10, 2022

Toyota To Launch New Service That Retrofits Cars With New Technology

Toyota will soon let customers add features like advanced driver assist systems to select late-model cars. The service, called Kinto Factory will launch this month and aims to let motorists benefit from new technology without having to buy a new car.

Lotus Cars See Sales Rise 24 Percent In 2021

As Lotus closes a chapter with the end of production of the Elise, Exige, and Evora, the British sportscar brand managed to achieve their best global retail sales performance since 2011.

This Is Chery Auto's New Design Language

Chery has revealed a new design language which they will roll out starting with the OMODA 5 crossover SUV.

Geely's Full-Year 2021 Sales Rise, But Misses Target

Geely’s full-year 2021 global sales reached 1,328,029 units; an increase of 1 percent compared to 2020. While impressive, it is 13 percent lower than the group’s original 2021 forecast of 1,530,000 vehicles.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Review: 2022 Mazda BT-50 4x4

The nameplate may not enjoy the same recall as its competitors, but the Mazda B-Series has had a very long history—one that dates back all the way to 1961. This makes its lineage one of the longest in the pickup truck segment predating the Toyota Hilux (1968), Mitsubishi L200 (1978), Ford Ranger (1983), and Nissan Navara (1985). Now, one could argue that the reason why it hasn’t been a household name is that it was made by three different companies throughout its 61-year history.

Take A Sneak Peek At Where Geely Makes The 2022 Emgrand

In a sleepy village next to Lake Taihu, Geely is embarking on a technical tour-de-force with its 5G Connected Factory. It is here where the all-new fourth generation Emgrand sedan is being made.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Mitsubishi Motor PH Partners With EastWest Bank For Free Insurance For Mirage G4 Buyers

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC), in partnership with one of its accredited bank partners East West Banking Corporation (EastWest), is providing free Insurance and Chattel Mortgage for every purchase of the New Mirage G4 this month.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Vaccination Card To Be Required At Border Checkpoints

Motorists and commuters traveling in and out of Metro Manila and Bulacan will be required to show their vaccination cards at border control points. This was announced by the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Ford PH Welcomes New Year With P 100K Discount, Free 3-Year PMS On Ranger

Ring in the new year with a brand-new Ford vehicle and avail of cash discounts, low downpayment and financing options, and service freebies for the Ford Ranger, Ford Everest, and Ford Territory.

GAC Motor PH Awards Brand-New GS8 SUV To Lazada 11.11 Raffle Winner

GAC Motor Philippines formally awarded a brand new GS8 4x2 Sports to Lazada 11.11 Biggest One-Day Sale grand raffle winner, Mr. Sherwin Santos of Calamba, Laguna.

Toyota To Show Off High-Performance GR GT3 Concept, Hardcore GR Yaris At 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon

Despite being known for more sensible cars, Toyota won’t be forgetting their aim of making “ever better cars.” To that end, they’re set to bring out two high-performance vehicles at the 2022 Tokyo Auto Salon.

Goodyear Just Developed A Tire Made Of 70 Percent Sustainable Material

Goodyear announced the release of a demonstration tire made with 70 percent sustainable-material content which include several industry-leading innovations.

LEAKED! Full Specs, Prices Of The 2022 Toyota Raize

Toyota Motor Philippines’s opening salvo is a big one as it’s set to enter the sub-compact SUV segment with the 2022 Raize. As exports of left-hand drive models started in September, it’s only a matter of time for the Philippine market to get their hands on this much-awaited SUV.

After A Lifetime Of Driving Gas-Powered Cars, This 87-Year Old Made A Switch To EVs. And It Was Easy

After a lifetime of gasoline-powered vehicles, 87-year-old Pedro García is proving it’s never too late to embrace the future as he makes the change to electric—with the all-electric Mustang Mach-E his vehicle of choice.

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Chevrolet Previews An Affordable EV SUV: The 2023 Equinox EV

Aside from the Silverado EV, Chevrolet will be expanding their EV lineup to cover even entry-level models as well. One of the first offerings on the table is the 2023 Equinox EV, a compact SUV that will start at just around USD 30,000 (P 1.533 million).

BMW M's First Electrified SUV Packs 619 Horsepower And Questionable Design

BMW’s high-performance M brand is moving into the world of electrified vehicles, and the first SUV offering on their menu is the 2023 BMW iX M60.

Airflow Concept Points To All-Electric Future For Chrysler

Chrysler may be late to the EV game, but they plan to catch up quickly. At CES 2022, the American carmaker has made a bold claim that they will go fully electric by 2028, three years after they plan to introduce their first battery electric vehicle in 2025.

2022 Geely Coolray Sport Limited: A Game-Changer In Excitable Driving

Game-changers are a dime a dozen nowadays. With the pandemic having slowed the industry for nearly 2 years, manufacturers have only begun catching up and filling the automotive space with model after model to serve the ever-present and growing demand of the market. One brand, however, stood out from the pack. As one of the first China brands to aggressively enter the consumer market of the Philippine automotive industry back in 2019, Geely introduced itself with a splash—its original purple-based multi-colored logo standing out amidst the neutral, minimalist hues of most car brands. Eventually, it likewise went for a cleaner look: less Infinity glove, more classic, Euro-inspired.

Volvo Cars To Use Snapdragon Processors For Next-Gen Infotainment System

Volvo Cars will be using Qualcomm Technologies’ Snapdragon Cockpit Platforms to take the carmaker’s Google Android Automotive-based infotainment system to the next level.

2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Offers 1,000+ Nm Of Torque, 643-Kilometer Range

The Ford F-150 Lightning will have some competition as Chevrolet previewed their very own battery electric pickup truck: the Silverado EV. Due to arrive in 2023 (as a 2024 Model Year vehicle), the Silverado EV joins the Hummer EV by riding on General Motors’ Ultium Platform.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Will Sony Make Electric Vehicles Like The Vision-S 02?

Electronics giant Sony is exploring the possibilities of entering the EV space, and to do that, they’re creating a new company called Sony Mobility. This new entity will explore the viability of entering the production EV space, something Sony dismissed merely as a technological showcase in the past.

Peugeot Set To Have New Philippine Distributor

Could the third time be the charm for Peugeot? The French brand is set to change distributorship once again this 2022 as Spanish-based Astara will take over from current distributor Columbian Autocar Corporation.

Honda Cars PH Greets New Year With Flexible "Choose Your Own Deals" Offers

Honda Cars Philippines is opening 2022 with the “Choose Your Own Deals” promo. As the name implies, it offers flexible ownership packages ranging from outright cash discounts to those that bundle free PMS and accessories.

Toyota Breaks GM's 90-Year Streak As Best-Selling Car Brand In U.S.

For the first time in nine decades, General Motors was dethroned as the U.S.’ best selling car brand. Their streak was broken by Toyota.

Former Dyson CEO Appointed As Volvo Cars' New CEO And President

Jim Rowan will become Volvo Cars’ new CEO and President effective this March. Rowan is currently the CEO and board member of Ember Technologies, and previously Group CEO of the Dyson Group. He succeeds Håkan Samuelsson, who first joined Volvo Cars as a member of the board in 2010 and has held the role of CEO and President since October 2012.

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Ayala-Owned IMI To Bring In EV Chargers As Charging Station For Electric PUVs Installed At Two Malls

A second integrated electric vehicle charging and transport system was recently installed at Ayala Malls Circuit Makati.

Subaru PH Starts New Year With P 100K Discount On Evoltis SUV

Motor Image Pilipinas, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the Philippines is ushering in the new year with deals across their line-up. Ranging from cash discounts to special financing plans to free accessories and maintenance packages, it makes it easier for customers to drive home a brand-new Subaru.

All-New 2022 Lexus NX Is Now Available In The Philippines Starting At P 3.338M (w/ Specs)

Six months after its global debut and three months after local order books were opened, Lexus Philippines is finally releasing the first units of the all-new 2022 Lexus NX to customers.

2022 Mazda CX-9 Arrives With P 2.490M Starting Price

Mazda Philippines is opening 2022 with the arrival of its refreshed flagship seven-seater SUV, the CX-9. The 2022 CX-9 continues to raise the standard of class, comfort, and elegance in the segment while the introduction of a third variant brings with it a stronger and more commanding presence.

DOTr: Unvaccinated, Children, Seniors Cannot Travel Via Land, Sea, or Air

In support of the Metro Manila Council’s decision to limit the movement of non-vaccinated individuals, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is prohibiting the domestic travel of unvaccinated individuals whether via land, sea, or air effective today, January 4, 2022.

Mitsubishi Motors PH Launches 2022 Montero Sport Black Edition For P 1.981M

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) officially launches the Montero Sport Black Series. The brand’s latest range of Black Series models was introduced through the Xpander first in November 2021, soon followed the Strada Athlete, and now its 7-seater SUV.

Hyundai PH Extends Car-Regalo Deals

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) is extending their Car-Regalo promo until January 31, 2022. Would-be buyers can get deals on brand-new Hyundai vehicles as well as get the chance to win a brand-new Hyundai Veloster and more prizes in the raffle.