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Saturday, March 11, 2023

2023 Subaru Crosstrek Launched In ASEAN


The all-new 2023 Subaru Crosstrek just made its ASEAN debut in Indonesia. As one of the few markets not handled by regional powerhouse Motor Image (Subaru Indonesia is handled by Plaza Auto Group), it beat out the regional distributor who is just starting to tease it for its launch market, Taiwan.

Friday, March 10, 2023

Lexus LF-30 Concept Car On Display At Lexus Mitsukoshi In BGC


Lexus at Mitsukoshi is the luxury car brand’s space dedicated to the brand’s electrified vehicles in Mitsukoshi BGC. This new Lexus hub, located within the premium Japanese department store, embodies the brand’s commitment to ‘omoteneshi’—or unique Japanese hospitality.

Peugeot, GAC Philippine Distributor Announce New Management Team Appointments


Astara Philippines, exclusive distributor of Peugeot and GAC Motor vehicles in the country, announces three executive leadership appointments: Franz Decloedt as Marketing Director for Astara Philippines handling Peugeot and GAC Motor, Michael John del Pilar as Sales Director for Peugeot Philippines, and Ryan Bermudez as Sales Director for GAC Motor Philippines.

Mitsubishi Confirms Next-Generation Strada, Montero Sport, And Hybrid Xpander All Arriving By 2025


Mitsubishi Motors has announced its three-year mid-term business plan called Challenge 2025 to further its growth.

5 Things You Need To Know About Omoda


When it comes to car brand names, Omoda is probably as mysterious as they come. As the new brand is set to enter the market in the latter half of 2023, here are some things you should probably know:

Sibling Rivalry? Source Says Jetour Distributor Bags PH Rights To Sell Chery EV


In what seems to be a bit of sibling rivalry, the newly appointed Philippine distributor of Jetour has managed a coup against current Chery distributor, UAAGI by securing the local rights to distribute the Chery QQ Ice Cream EV.

Get Your Honda Road Trip-Ready With This Service Promo


Summer is upon us, and many look forward to this time as we plan vacations and road trips with family and friends. With this, Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) wants to help with safe and trouble-free journeys through the ‘Summer-Ready Promo’ for service offers to ensure your vehicles are in great shape for your highly anticipated summer activities.

Get Up To P 120K Off A Brand-New Changan This March


There’s no ice cream involved in this month’s offers from Changan Auto, but you do get tasty deals on their three best-selling vehicles: the Alsvin, CS35 Plus, and the CS55 Plus with their Triple Scoop of Happiness promo.

Mazda PH, Manila Sports Car Club Kicks Off 2023 Season Of MSCC Miata Spec Series


The country’s only one-make sports car series returns. Mazda Philippines and the Manila Sports Car Club (MSCC) announces the 2023 season of the MSCC Miata Spec Series. As the official race event of the country’s premier sports car owners club, this year will have 22 racers all driving track-tuned Mazda MX-5 open-top sports cars.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Toyota Refreshes Yaris Once Again For 2023


In what could be our clearest indication yet that the current-generation Vios will get yet another refresh this year, Toyota Thailand has done so with the Vios’ hatchback sibling, the Yaris.

Nissan's X-In-1 Approach Will Mean More Affordable EV, e-Power Models


Nissan unveiled a new approach to its electrified powertrain developed which it calls, “X-in-1.” Under the approach, core EV and e-Power powertrain components will be shared and modularized, resulting in a 30 percent reduction, compared to 2019, in development and manufacturing costs by 2026.

Review: 2023 Hyundai Tucson 2.0 GLS


Expectations are a powerful thing. It has this way of re-wiring your brain, and could be enough to swing an opinion on a car from being awesome to just being meh. With its stunning looks and sheer number of international accolades, expectations have been running high on the all-new Tucson, Hyundai’s entry in the ultra-competitive compact SUV segment. Sadly, it is one that does not live up to all the hype.

This Spotify Playlist Is Scientifically Proven To Help Anxious Dogs


Dog Behaviorist and Nutritionist, Anna Webb, with the help of Czech car brand Škoda has come up with a playlist of songs scientifically proven to ease car travel anxiety in dogs. Entitled Happy Hounds, it’s available on Spotify.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Hyundai Opens First EV Charger Equipped Dealership


Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) celebrates a triple milestone with the opening of Hyundai Makati.

Little Trees Vent Wraps Is A Subtle, Stealthy Way To Keep Your Car Smelling Fresh


Little Trees Car Air Freshener has come a long way since the classic hanging paper trees that have spanned generations. Having celebrated its 70th year last 2022, Little Trees continues to innovate, finding new ways to offer the best in car fresheners through exciting scents and revolutionary formats.

900,000th Chery Tiggo 2 Pro Rolls Off Production Line; Ranked Highest In Vehicle Quality


The Chery Tiggo 2 Pro is celebrating two milestones to start 2023. The first has to do with an important production milestone, and the second has to do with its stellar build quality.

Two Koreans And A German Are Vying For World's Best Car In 2023


The search for the 2023 World Car of the Year is almost coming to an end with the announcement of the Top Three finalists vying for the top prize.

Kia Niro Is 2023 Women's World Car Of The Year


After revealing the finalists for the Women’s World Car of the Year (WWCOTY) last month, the jury has reached a verdict after a second round of voting. The 2023 Kia Niro is the supreme winner. CarGuide.PH is a member of the WWCOTY, but did not participate in the voting this year.

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Lamborghini Confirms 1,015 Horsepower For Newest V12 Supercar


Lamborghini has unveiled the first details of the first HPEV (High Performance Electrified Vehicle) hybrid super sportscar, codenamed LB744. The all-new architecture delivers a combined total of 1,015 horsepower thanks to a brand-new 6.5-liter 12-cylinder combustion engine and three electric motors. A ground-breaking double clutch will also make its debut with the engine.

Report: All-New 2024 Honda CR-V Getting Turbo, Hybrid Engines


Reports coming out of Thailand suggest that the ASEAN debut of the all-new Honda CR-V is just around the corner. The sixth-generation Honda compact SUV is said to be making its regional debut at the upcoming Bangkok International Motor Show on March 20.

Petron Marks 2nd Straight Year Of Growth; Eyes Operation Of Bio-Diesel Plant


The Philippines’ leading oil company, Petron Corporation strengthened its recovery momentum in 2022, ending the year with a consolidated net income of P 6.7 billion, 9 percent better than 2021’s P 6.1 billion despite navigating a still volatile industry environment.

Look: Petron Sends Help To Contain Oriental Mindoro Oil Spill


The country’s leading fuel company, Petron is helping the Philippine government in its efforts to contain an oil spill from a capsized oil tanker in Oriental Mindoro.

All-New 2024 Kona To Help Boost Hyundai's Electrification Strategy


After showing off the all-new, second-generation Kona’s design last December, Hyundai has revealed more technical details surrounding its B-segment SUV.

Monday, March 6, 2023

PIAA Philippines Introduces New Rugged, More Powerful LPX Sport Lamps


PIAA Philippines is announcing the availability of the new PIAA LPX Lamp Series. The LPX Sport Lamps come with an intricately more rugged aesthetic and brighter illumination to satisfy the outdoor lifestyle image of off-roading and overloading aficionados, and is perfect for any outdoor adventure.

First Drive: 2023 Honda Civic Type R


I made a mistake as I was doing my third lap around the Clark International Speedway. For the first two, I concentrated on following the proper racing line (indicated by a series of cones) and minding my shift points. This time, however, as I passed the 150-meter brake marker board at the start-finish straight, I glanced down at my speedometer: 160 km/h. Holy crap. My balls were literally in my throat, as I scrubbed off some off that speed into turn one. With just a nudge of the steering wheel (no sawing necessary), the Honda Civic Type R swung in without drama; not a hint of tire screech nor hesitation. This, I thought, is what real stuff is made of.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Isuzu Dealer Donates Ambulance To Women's Health Advocacy Group


One of the pioneer dealer partners of Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), INTECO Isuzu Group of Dealership, in partnership with Women’s Business Council Philippines Inc. (WomenBizPH), officially handed over one unit of Isuzu Ambulance as donation to Likhaan Center for Women’s Health (Likhaan) last February at Isuzu Quezon Avenue.

Convince A Friend To Buy A Mitsubishi L300, Get Money Back


As part of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines’ 60th anniversary milestone, the carmaker is launching a special referral program for the L300 exclusive for current Mitsubishi owners.

Friday, March 3, 2023

J&T Express Acquires An Additional 300 Foton Trucks


Longtime partners, Philippine Global Jet Express Incorporated more commonly known as J&T Express and Foton Motor Philippines have signed for an additional 300 units of brand-new delivery trucks that will be delivered through the course of the year.

Review: 2023 Land Rover Discovery P300


When you think of Land Rover the first, and probably, the only thing that goes in your mind is the Defender. And truth be told, it deserves to occupy a car guy’s brain space. The newest version has single-handedly made Land Rovers (except for their Range Rover-badged kin) desirable once more. But the premium SUV specialist isn’t just made of one nameplate. In case you need to jog your memory, there’s the Discovery.

Thursday, March 2, 2023

Honda Shows Off Refreshed 2023 City Sub-Compact Sedan


Just three years after its global debut (and two since its Philippines launch), Honda has refreshed the City sub-compact sedan with cosmetic updates and better equipment than ever.

Ford Philippines Bumps Up Prices Of Ranger, Everest This Month


Starting this March, you’ll have to pay more for a brand-new Ford. The American carmaker has quietly bumped up the prices of most of its line-up from the Ranger all the way to the Explorer.

Mazda Reveals Key Performance, Fuel Efficiency Figures Of First-Ever CX-90


Just a month after its global reveal, Mazda has revealed key performance figures for its first-ever Mazda CX-90 large SUV. And like the CX-60, it emerges as an efficiency champion.