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Friday, June 17, 2022

Sony, Honda Form New Company To Build, Sell High-End EVs


Electronics giant Sony and Japanese carmaker Honda have announced the formation of a new company that will engage in the mobility business. The new company, Sony Honda Mobility, Inc., will sell “high-end value-added electric vehicles” and provide services for mobility.

Mitsubishi PH's Life Kyaraban Proves There's A Mitsu For You At Every Life Stage


Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) introduces Life Kyaraban, an oncoming series of roadshows which started at the Glorietta Activity Center. It serves as an avenue for customers to not only see up close the latest Mitsubishi vehicles, including the New Xpander, but also thoroughly experience the essence of the brand’s local slogan, Life Made Better. 

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Mazda PH Adds 253-Horsepower CX-5 AWD Turbo To Line-Up For P 2.380M (w/ Specs)


Bermaz Auto Philippines, the exclusive distributor of Mazda in the Philippines is giving enthusiasts what they want with the market launch of the first-ever CX-5 AWD Turbo. Realizing an unfulfilled gap in the compact SUV segment, the CX-5 AWD Turbo blends style, performance, and functionality.

Maserati Levante Hybrid Arrives In The Philippines


After a year since its global reveal, Modena Motorsports, Inc., the official distributor of Maserati in the Philippines announces its arrival locally.

2023 Ford Ranger To Start At P 1.198M. Order Books Now Open


Ford Philippines is announcing today that it is starting to accept reservations for the next-generation Ford Ranger in its Ford dealerships nationwide.

Hino Philippines Brings Back The 'Love Bus'


Hino Motors Philippines (HMP) reignites the Love Bus nostalgia with its newest people carrier, the HS8J Low Floor City Bus. Keeping true to its predecessor’s legacy, this modern Love Bus offers smooth and pleasurable commutes for urban passengers. Designed for city operations, the HS8J Low Floor Bus features a ground clearance of 375 mm. This allows for a lower center of gravity, enhancing ride stability while reducing sway and roll inside the cabin. This makes it the ideal ride, even for standing passengers.

Suzuki PH Brings Auto Fest To Davao


Suzuki Philippines Inc. (SPH) is officially bringing its Auto Festival Virtual Roadshow to Davaoeños this coming June 18 to 19, 2022 from 11 AM- 9 PM at the Atrium of SM Lanang Premier, Davao.

Yes, You Can Have Your Lexus Serviced At These Toyota Dealerships


All Lexus customers who avail of Periodic Maintenance Service (PMS) at Lexus Manila, or at any Lexus Accredited Toyota Dealerships from today until June 18, 2022 will automatically receive a 40 percent discount on Lexus Genuine (Fully-Synthetic) Engine Oil.

Isuzu PH Has Sold Over 10,000 Traviz Trucks And Because Of That They're Passing On The Savings


Celebrating the milestone of the Isuzu Traviz’s 10,000 sales milestone in the Philippines, Isuzu Philippines is extending a special thank you treat to current and potential owners of its light-duty truck.

BPI To Offer Exclusive Discounts, Preferential Financing Rates From June 20-24


The Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) is holding its first face-to-face in-branch activity starting on Monday, June 20 with its Best Deals Fest. Clients can avail of exclusive and affordable financing products for their dream car and home.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

LRMC, GET Philippines Extends PITX-Makati Route For LRT-1 Riders Club


Together with Global Electric Transport (GET) Philippines, LRT-1 private operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) announces the launch of the extended Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) – Makati shuttle service route for LRT-1 Riders Club members.

The GAC GA4 Proves Chinese Cars Are Durable And Fast


GAC Motor Philippines has once again proven that its GA4 compact sedan has the staying power to take home top honors at this year’s Petron Kalayaan Cup 12-Hour Endurance Race Challenge Series held last June 12, 2022 at the Clark International Speedway in Pampanga.

Autohub Holds Father's Day Exhibit At SM Megamall


Ten brands. One hall. One name: Autoub. In another first for the country’s leading car dealership, the Willy Tee-Ten lead group launched its Dad’s Mega Ride happening from June 13 to 19, 2022, at the Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall.

The Toyota Compact Cruiser Is A Baby FJ EV With All-Wheel Drive. And It's Headed To Production


Toyota’s Compact Cruiser takes one step closer to production as it was awarded with the 2022 Car Design Award. The Car Design Award for Concept Vehicles was presented to Toyota during a ceremony held at the ADI Design Museum in Milan during the annual Milano Design Week and world-renown Salone del Mobile – the Milan Furniture Fair. This prompted Toyota to release more detailed images of their upcoming “baby FJ Cruiser.”

San Miguel Corporation To Ramp Up Infra Projects


San Miguel Corporation (SMC) president Ramon S. Ang vowed that the company would continue to focus its investments in the Philippines in the next six years and beyond as part of its continuing commitment to lead in nation-building and create economic opportunities to uplift the lives of many Filipinos.

Refreshed 2023 Subaru Evoltis (Ascent) Debuts


The largest Subaru SUV, the Ascent (aka the Philippine market Evoltis) just got a midcycle refresh bringing with it not just aesthetic changes, but new technologies and convenience features as well.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

The 2023 Torres Brings SsangYong Back To Its Rugged SUV Looks


Just a month after Korean automaker Ssangyong teased it, they’ve officially unveiled their all-new 5-seater mid-sized SUV: the 2023 Torres. Now with a potential savior in the form of the KG Group—a chemical and steel conglomerate (the deal with Edison Motors didn’t push through), it’s full steam ahead for the SUV specialist.

Thanks To Our High Fuel Prices, Going Electrified Now Makes Monetary Sense


Thanks to today’s record fuel prices, readers have asked us to explore once more if going for an electrified vehicle—hybrid or battery electric—makes sense. For those who want a bit of a history, we’ve already done this exercise a couple of times in the past. The first was when Nissan brought in the all-electric Leaf for the first time in Southeast Asia. The second was when Toyota Motor Philippines brought in the Corolla Altis Hybrid. And the third was when Nissan Philippines officially launched the Leaf locally.

Toyota Motor PH's Rainy Day Deals Include The Vios, Veloz, And Raize


This rainy reason, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is showering customers with deals on their favorite Toyota vehicles. From low payment schemes to rebates on trade-ins, customers can enjoy flexible options when they avail their dream Toyota this month.

This Is Why Carmakers Have To Take Recalls Seriously


I can’t fathom why, but there’s a strong stigma against vehicle recalls here in the Philippines. In as much as carmakers design and engineer their vehicles to the highest possible standard, sometimes shit happens. Because modern cars are composed of hundreds of thousands of parts, manufacturers can’t be expected to scrutinize every nut, bolt, or screw that goes into their cars.

Honda Discontinues Civic RS Turbo In Thailand


Well, that was fast. Barely a year after its introduction in the Southeast Asian region, Honda has decided to discontinue the RS Turbo variant, at least for the Thai market. Taking its place as the top-of-the-line variant for Honda’s compact sedan is the Civic RS e:HEV.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Could The First-Ever Hyundai Creta N Line Put Fear Into The Geely Coolray And MG ZS T?


If Hyundai wants to make a big splash here in the Philippines, they should consider this: the first-ever Creta N Line. Confirmed to be a global model, it’ll be launched initially in South America with other markets including India (and likely ASEAN) to follow later in the year.

Hyundai To Discontinue IONIQ In July


It is the end of an era. In July 2022, production of the original Hyundai Ioniq will end at the company’s Ulsan plant in South Korea. The last Ioniq to roll off the production line will mark the end of a significant chapter in Hyundai’s recent history. When the model launched in 2016, it became the world’s first car with three electrified powertrains: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric.

Porsche Takes Class Win At 24 Hours Of Le Mans


Porsche has won the GTE Pro class at the 2022 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This marks the 109th class win for Porsche in the legendary endurance race.

Toyota Gazoo Racing Takes 5th Straight Le Mans Win


Toyota Gazoo Racing stormed to victory in the 90th Le Mans 24 hours to extend its winning streak to five at the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe.

Get A Beep Card At 50 Percent Off Until September 30


Private operator of LRT-1 Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) joins the nation in celebrating the 124th Philippine Independence Day with a special promotional offer for commuters.

Get The Nissan Almera For Less Than P17K Per Month This June


Nissan is continuing to offer special deals on the Almera sub-compact sedan throughout this June with discounts and low down payment deals.

Check Out These Lexus Models At The Powerplant Mall From June 13-19


Lexus is bringing the spirit of Omotenashi or Japanese hospitality closer to people with the brand’s display at the Powerplant Mall in Rockwell, Makati starting today, June 13 to Father’s Day (Sunday, June 19, 2022).

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Suzuki Launches Ertiga Hybrid For ASEAN


Just two months after its Indian market debut, the new Suzuki Ertiga Hybrid has made its regional debut in ASEAN. Launched for the Indonesian market, the Ertiga Hybrid is the first LMPV (Low MPV) made available with hybrid drive.

2023 Toyota Vios Drops More Camo, Could Get 3-Cylinder Engines?


The next-generation Toyota Vios sheds more of its camouflage ahead of what’s expected to be a global debut in August.

The Mazda MX-5 Takes To The Grid In The One-Make MSCC Miata Spec Series Race


Twenty race-prepped Mazda MX-5s took to the track as the inaugural season of the MSCC Mazda Miata Spec Series went underway at the Clark International Speedway.

Truckers Strike Threatens To Hit Hyundai, Kia Vehicle Supply


Production at Hyundai Motor Group’s biggest factory complex fell by half because of a shortage of parts caused by a trucker’s strike in South Korea. The automaker’s Ulsan Plants—which assembles vehicles such as the Tucson (see lead photo) is operating at about 50 to 60 percent capacity.