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Monday, September 11, 2023

Rival 4x4 Now In The Philippines

With the ever-growing community of off-road enthusiasts in the Philippines, there is no doubt that global brands catering to the lifestyle are entering the country left and right. Rival 4x4 is ready to take over the scene under its official distributor: Premium Overland Outfitters.

Jetour Auto PH Opens Customer Service Hotline

To further enhance its customer-first efforts, Jetour Auto Philippines has unveiled its new Customer Hotline Assistance service, 0917-5-Jetour.

Kia Is Planning A Manufacturing Plant In Thailand

Kia is beginning to understand that with the absence of a manufacturing facility in Southeast Asia, they stand to lag behind their sister brand, Hyundai. In order to catch up, they’re now considering to build their first-ever plant in the region.

Sunday, September 10, 2023

6th Hyundai x SM Supermalls EV Charging Station Opened In Davao

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) completes its sixth Electric Vehicle (EV) charging station together with SM Supermalls. This final site for 2023 is at SM Lanang Premier and coincided with the Davao leg of the Hyundai Mobility Experience (HME).

Saturday, September 9, 2023

GAC Motor Has Sold Over 1,000 Vehicles In The Philippines So Far This Year

Astara Philippines, the official distributor of GAC Motor vehicles in the country has announced an important sales milestone: they’ve managed to move their 1,000th unit.

Toyota Motor PH Prices Ranger Raptor-Beating 2024 Hilux GR Sport At P 2.166M

Toyota Motor Philippines has finally revealed the price of its heavily revamped 2024 Hilux GR Sport. Going head-to-head against the Ford Ranger Raptor for pickup truck supremacy, it comes in with a starting price of just P 2,166,000. Add P 20,000 and you can opt for the single tone Emotional Red color or opt for the new black roof option.

Mazda Tweaks CX-3 For 2024 With More Connectivity Features

Mazda Philippines isn’t ready to throw in the towel with regards to its sub-compact SUV, the CX-3. In fact, for the 2024 model year, they’ve tweaked its specs yet again while also cutting its number of variants from two to one.

Peugeot Shows Off All-New 3008 Compact SUV

In a rare occurrence, Peugeot has broken its own embargo and has revealed its all-new 3008 in full before its launch on September 12.

Friday, September 8, 2023

First Batch Of Volkswagen Tharu SUVs Has Arrived And Here's What We Know So Far

After teasing us with an all-new SUV offering early in the year (it turned out just to be new colors for its T-Cross compact crossover), they’ve finally given us an all-new offering that’s more exciting than the Santana Cross. Ladies and gentlemen, meet the all-new Volkswagen Tharu.

2024 Honda CR-V RS e:HEV Specs Leaked!

Just a few days before its official launch on September 13, specs of the all-new Honda CR-V have leaked from, all places, the LTO.

Updated 2024 Mazda2 Arrives In Philippines For P 1.25M (w/ Specs)

The controversially styled 2024 Mazda2 has quietly arrived at local Mazda showrooms nationwide, and can be yours for P 1,250,000.

Mober Enhances Logistics Fleet With 60 Electric Vehicles

Mober, a frontrunner in green logistics services in the Philippines, proudly announced the expansion of its fleet with 30 new six-wheeler electric trucks and four three-wheelers, augmenting its capability to offer sustainable delivery solutions in the region.

Toyota Ormoc Leyte Opens

The country’s leading mobility company Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has officially opened Toyota Ormoc, Leyte, its newest dealership ready to serve customers in Eastern Visayas.

2,000 Geely Vehicles Will Be Used At 19th Asian Games

Two thousand Geely vehicles will be used at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China creating the largest mobility service fleet in the history of the Asian games.

Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup Returns To Clark This September 9

Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Vios Cup is back for more action and thrills for its second leg on Saturday, September 9 at the Clark International Speedway (CIS) in Pampanga.

Subaru Plugs In Another Niche With The First-Ever Levorg (WRX) Layback

After teasing it last month, Subaru has finally revealed the first-ever WRX (Levorg) Layback. Continuing the Japanese’s brand of coming up with weird, but commercially successful mishmash of vehicles, the Layback basically takes a WRX Wagon (aka Levorg Wagon in Japan), adds some cladding and ground clearance; and voila, turns it into another new crossover.

Thursday, September 7, 2023

First Drive: 2024 Omoda 5

The truth is in the pudding, or so they say. After claiming that they see themselves as a global brand that’s taken the pulse of the youth, it’s finally time to sample Omoda’s first-ever product: the Omoda 5. How is it, you ask? Well, let’s put it this way: it’s taken design risks—some of which have paid off handsomely, while others don’t seem to go far enough.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Toyota Builds Hilux Prototype That Emits Water As Its Only Emission

Toyota is walking the talk when it comes to their “multi-path strategy for carbon-free mobility.” Its Hilux pickup truck isn’t just getting mild hybrid power, but they’ve been experimenting with a battery electric, and now, a fuel cell (FCEV) version as well.

Meet One Of the Rarest Toyotas Ever: The GR Supra GT4 100 Edition

After announcing it early this year, Toyota and Gazoo Racing is ready to reveal availability details of its ultra-rare GR Supra GT4 100 Edition. Despite the name, only three of these will be available worldwide—one for Europe, one for North America, and one for Asia.

Honda City With Honda SENSING Benefits From Special Insurance Packages, Offers This September

Thanks to the refreshed Honda City getting the Honda Sensing advanced driver assist system as standard, owners now stand to get preferred insurance rates from Standard Insurance, MAA, and AXA Philippines until September 30.

Subaru WRX Wagon: Performance-Level Driving For Everyday Living

Say goodbye to boring sedans and hello to the Subaru WRX Wagon. This high-performance vehicle combines speed and functionality for your daily life. Packed with a turbocharged 2.4-liter engine, it delivers 275 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque. Built on the Subaru Global Platform, it offers stability and control like no other.

The 2024 Century SUV Is Toyota's Answer To The Rolls-Royce Cullinan

Toyota has unveiled its ultimate flagship: the Century SUV and it will probably give the Rolls-Royce Cullinan a run for its money.

Omoda: The Chinese Brand With Global Ambitions

Omoda’s parent company, Chery, has big plans for their new brand. Positioned as a Chinese brand with global aspirations, it has already managed to expand its global presence to 12 markets thus far with a further 11, including the Philippines, to be added before the end of 2023.

Milestone Achieved: Foton Turnsover 1,000th Truck Unit To J&T Express

Foton Motor Philippines, Inc. (FMPI) celebrated the 1,000th unit delivered to one of the leading logistics companies in Southeast Asia, J&T Express. Under the leadership of Philippine Global Jet Express, Inc., J&T Express is helping bring about a remarkable stimulus in transport mobility that should further boost the nation’s economy. The strengthened fleet is expected to bring faster and more efficient services to Filipino businesses and consumers alike.

Mazda Updates CX-30 For 2024 With Larger Screen, Improved Safety

Mazda has released a partially improved version of its CX-30 compact crossover for 2024. Launching first in its home market of Japan this October, these updates could very well make their way to global markets including the Philippines soon.

Could The 2024 BMW iX1 eDrive20 Go Head-To-Head With The Hyundai Ioniq 5, Kia EV6?

When BMW let us drive the iX1 xDrive30 last July, we figured it’ll make for a great entry-level EV in the Philippines if it’d come in a less powerful, more range-friendly guise. Well, that’s now the case as the German automaker has added the iX1 eDrive20 to their line-up.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Hyundai Breaks Ground On New EV Dealership In Talisay

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) has officially broken ground its upcoming dealership, together with Gateway Motors, which will be in Cebu. Last August 11, the city of Talisay welcomed HMPH executives, including President, Mr. Dong Wook Lee, and Managing Director, Mr. Cecil Capacete, as well as Gateway Group’s Executive Vice President, Mr. Michael Goho, Corporate Secretary, Ms. Estrella Goho, and Hyundai Brand Head, Mr. Glenn Teves.

Chevrolet Offering Up To P120K Off A Brand-New Trailblazer Compact SUV

The “ber” months are officially here and what better way to start off the season than bringing home a brand new Chevy. This month, The Covenant Car Company, Inc. is putting the spotlight on the Trailblazer and the big savings you can get from the Meet Your Chevy Match promo.