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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Toyota PH Reveals More Details on GR Supra E-Sports Program

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has released more details of its first e-sports program: the GR Supra GT Cup Asia – Philippines. Organized under Toyota’s global Gazoo Racing brand, the virtual racing tournament will start in July, and aims to find the Philippines’s top e-sports racers who will represent the country in the Asian Regional Round in the last quarter of this year.

Subaru Won't be Racing at This Year's Nürburgring 24-Hour Race

Subaru and its motorsports subsidiary, Subaru Tecnica International (STI) won’t be running at this year’s Nürburgring 24-Hour Race due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Petron Now Offers Antibacterial Treatment for Just P 250

Petron Corporation, the leading oil company in the Philippines is now offering interior anti-bac treatment at selected service stations starting today.

The 2021 MG 6 Now Gets a 181-Horsepower Engine

After showing off its revamped design inside and out, MG is now confirming that its 2021 MG 6 compact fastback is getting a power upgrade as well.

Geely Invests in Same New Driving Simulator Used by Mercedes-AMG, Honda

The latest driving simulator is arriving at the Geely-owned China Euro Vehicle Technology AB (CEVT) innovation center. By early next year, CEVT will welcome a new VI-grade DiM250 driving simulator which allows Geely to improve vehicle safety and even develop cars in less time than ever before.

These New Land Rover Defenders Can Deliver Your Cargo Anytime, Anywhere

If you want a different kind of commercial vehicle, there’s always the new Land Rover Defender Hard Top. The newest addition to the Defender 90 and 110 family, the Defender Hard Top combines unstoppable all-terrain capability with cargo space, practicality, and comfort.

You Can Now Do Online Service Consultation for Ayala's 6 Car, Bike Brands

AC Motors, the automotive and motorcycle arm of AC Industrials, the industrial technology unit of Ayala Corporation is now introducing an online aftersales consultation platform: the Master Mechanics.

Organizers Axe 2021 Geneva Auto Show

The Geneva auto show will not be held in 2021, the organizers have announced.

Suzuki PH Launches Online Showroom, Official LazMall Store

Suzuki Philippines Incorporated (SPH), is now making more features and services available in the digital space with the launch of their online showroom. People will find more convenient and efficient services available to make the auto browsing experience hassle and worry free.

Nissan CEO Reveals Ariya EV's Launch Date

Nissan will unveil its all-electric crossover, the Ariya on July 15. The announcement was made no less by CEO Makoto Uchida at the carmaker’s annual shareholders meeting.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Coco Martin is Chery Auto PH's Brand Ambassador

Chery Auto Philippines announces actor Coco Martin as their new brand ambassador. The television superstar will be appearing on various print ads, commercials, and billboards endorsing the fast-growing automotive brand and its Tiggo line of crossovers, in particular the flagship midsize 7-seater Tiggo 8.

Review: 2020 Geely Coolray Sport

If there’s a vehicle that’ll single-handedly overturn the compact crossover pecking order, it’s this: the 2020 Geely Coolray. The name is nonsensical, but the car it’s attached to is most certainly not. It doesn’t carry the same gravitas as the more established brands in the market, but its impressive specs and performance are enough to make it a topic of conversation.

The 2020 XC40 is a New Breed of Volvo for a New Kind of Owner

Over the course of nearly three months of being under the Enhanced Community Quarantine, I realized that one thing that we do nearly every day, but take for granted, is driving. After being forced to stay home and off the roads, we soon started to miss being behind the wheel of our favorite car, whether it’s an old-reliable or brand-new. At the same time, we begin to see our vehicles under a different light—they are not simply a means of transportation, but an extension of our daily life.

Isuzu PH to Donate PPEs for Every Vehicle Sold

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), in its continuing total commitment to be “Your Responsible Partner” not only to Filipino motorists, families, and enterprises, but also to the country’s brave and devoted healthcare and medical front liners who continue to risk their lives in order to fulfill their daily duties, launched its “Kasama Mo” campaign.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

28 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has seen a significant interest in the myths and legends that endear so many to the brand. This trend began ever since it revealed that it equips Bespoke commissioned motor cars with a refrigerator that has two cooling modes: ‘Summer’ and ‘Winter’ to ensure that occupants’ beverages are delivered at the optimum temperature for the season.

SLEX, Skyway Sets Up 24-Hour Drive Thru RFID Installation Sites

With SMC Tollways Corporation phasing out cash payments at its toll roads as early as October, they’re giving you ample time to switch to their free Autosweep RFID system. And in the latest bit of good news, they’ve now setup 24-hour drive thru booths for people who’re too busy during the daytime.

Drivers Still Don't Trust Safety Assist Systems

A majority of buyers still aren’t sold on driver assist technology; a survey released by Pennsylvania-based insurer Erie Insurance revealed.

As a Brand, the F-150 is Worth More Than McDonald's or Nike

It could now be said: it’s the F-150 that’s making Ford. Instead of shying away from the stakes, the automaker has given Bloomberg (via Automotive News) a look of its best-selling franchise.

Chinese Battery Maker to Supply Nissan's Next-Generation EV Batteries

Nissan is entering into a joint-venture with Chinese battery maker, Sunwoda to develop next-generation vehicle batteries specifically for the automaker’s e-Power vehicles.

Heads-Up: EasyTrip Tags to be Phased Out by September 30

Heads up, EasyTrip tag users. The electronic toll fee provider for the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), Cavite Expressway (CAVITEX), and C5 Link Flyover has announced that all transponders will be deactivated by September 30, 2020.

Friday, June 26, 2020

Toyota PH's Leasing Service, Kinto One, Includes the Toyota Corolla Altis Hybrid

Toyota Financial Services Philippines officially launches Kinto One, a new mobility service that fits today’s dynamic lifestyle.

Mazda PH Confirms: No CX-30, Mazda3 Affected by US Recall

Mazda Philippines has confirmed that no locally available Mazda3 or CX-30 vehicles are included in a recent recall plaguing the U.S.

The World Welcomes the All-New 2021 Ford F-150

A few days after Ford Philippines brought back the F-150 to the Philippines with the 2020 model, Ford Motor Company announces the arrival of the all-new 2021 model for the North American market.

Peugeot PH Joins Fight Against COVID-19

While Peugeot Philippines remains committed to serving its customers both in terms of providing sales and after sales services, the company is also focused on helping fight the COVID-19 virus.

Porsche PH Now Taking Orders for 2021 911 Targa

Porsche Philippines announces that they’re now taking orders for the all-new 911 Targa models, and yes, you can even get it with a manual transmission.

Here's How Kia's Clutch-by-Wire Technology Works

When Kia pulled the wraps off the refreshed 2021 Rio, one of the more unique things about it is the so-called intelligent Manual Transmission or iMT. Unlike a traditional manual which uses a mechanical linkage for the clutch, this one uses a “clutch-by-wire system” and is paired to their mild-hybrid powertrain.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Maxus PH to Introduce Innova-Fighting G50

By the third quarter of this year, Maxus Philippines, the Ayala-owned importer and distributor of British-bred commercial vehicles in the country, will add a compact MPV to its roster.

Hyundai Venue, Nissan Sentra Among This Year's Best Interiors List

In light of the coronavirus pandemic, Wards Auto has gone digital in choosing this year’s 10 Best Interiors.

Auto Nation Group Donates COVID-19 Rapid Test Kits to San Juan City

As coronavirus cases continue to rise in the country, Auto Nation Group, the exclusive distributor of premium automotive brands Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge and Ram in the Philippines donates COVID-19 rapid test kits to select local governments in Metro Manila.

Kia PH Set to Open 4 New Dealerships in 2020

Kia Philippines is set to open a number of dealerships in 2020, specifically by the third quarter to increase the Korean carmaker’s reach and make it accessible to more Filipinos.

Despite the Pandemic, the 2020 TransSport Show is Still a Go

Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there’s at least one major car show that’s still pushing through in Manila this year: the 2020 TransSport Show.

Unlock 25 Percent More Horsepower Guaranteed for Just P 35K

As car manufacturers build just a few base engines and differentiate the power output via the electronic control unit (ECU), unlocking more horsepower now becomes just a matter of a software upgrade. This is where RaceChip comes in.

Kia is Best in New Car Quality According to 2020 Study

The Koreans stand atop their U.S., Japanese, and European counterparts after scoring the highest in the J.D. Power 2020 Initial Quality Study or IQS. Kia and Hyundai’s luxury brand, Genesis are the top ranked mainstream and premium segment brands in the study this year.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Chery Tiggo 8 is the Most Satisfying Mid-Sized SUV to Own in China

The China Automotive Technology and Research Center Co., Ltd. (CATARC) recently released the results of its survey on customer satisfaction in China’s automobile industry from 2019 to 2020, and the 7-seater Chery Tiggo 8 was selected as the “Best Entry-Level Medium and Large SUV.”

Hino PH Rolls Out 2020 FL 10-Wheeler Truck

Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), introduces the newest addition to its 500 series of medium-duty trucks: the all-new Hino FL 10-wheeler.

Ford PH Could Possibly Bring In the F-150 Raptor Too

The pandemic and various community quarantines has led to a depressed auto industry, with analysts saying overall vehicle sales in the Philippines could drop by as much as 40 percent this year. This, however, isn’t bothering Ford and their newly launched F-150 (read the full launch story) at all.

Why Did Ford PH Launch the 2020 F-150 So Close to the Global Reveal of the All-New One?

The Philippine launch of the 2020 Ford F-150 (read the launch story) a day before the global reveal of the all-new one certainly raised some eyebrows (ours included). But instead of launching into an online tirade, we simply asked Ford Philippines Managing Director PK Umashankar for his side of the story.

Ford PH Brings Back F-150 This 2020 with Prices Starting at P 2.698M (w/ Specs)

Coming from the success of the Ranger Raptor, Ford officially marks the return of the F-150 back to the Philippines. As part of the brand’s F-Series, the F-150 holds the position as America’s bestselling truck for 43 straight years, as well as the overall bestselling vehicle for 38 years. Among its product range, the F-150 sets the global standard in trucks, harnessing the “Build Ford Tough” design with advanced technologies to cater to comfort and safety and powerful performance, in and out of the city.

Mazda PH Offers Longer Warranty on Start/Stop Batteries

Good news to all Mazda owners. Mazda Philippines is now offering an extended warranty on replacement batteries sold through their dealer network.

Could Geely Save SsangYong Motor?

South Korean SUV specialist is for sale. This news comes after India’s Mahindra and Mahindra said it could give up its majority stake in the struggling company. SsangYong has picked an advisor to tap markets for a new investor, a spokesman for the South Korean company said.

Honda’s Reminding You That the BR-V’s Still the Most Powerful One in Its Class

Horsepower. It’s something we commonly associate with sporty or performance cars. Yet, we forget that this unit of measure is also very applicable to something even more modest—like the 7-seater Honda BR-V.

Kia Unmasks the 2021 Carnival MPV

Kia has revealed first images of the new, fourth generation Carnival. The brand’s flagship MPV, the 2021 Carnival is designed to appeal to young families thanks to its combination of innovation, flexibility, and style.

Follow These Tips to Ride Safely in the New Normal

For Honda Philippines, Inc., the No. 1 Motorcycle Manufacturer in the country, the community quarantine reinforces the need for motorcycles as a convenient and safe mode of solo transportation, helping riders get to their destinations faster and safer.

At P 640K, the Tata Super Ace Mint Can Help You Start Your Business

Pilipinas Autogroup, Inc., the official distributor of Tata Motors in the Philippines recently updated its pricing for the Tata Super Ace Mint.

Grab Drivers Can Get an Oil Change at Toyota for Just P 999

Toyota Motor Philippines wants to continuously give support to our partner-Grab drivers who use the ever-reliable Toyota to serve the public and earn a living for their families.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Ford isn't the Only One Offering a Full-Sized Pick-Up Truck: Meet the 2020 RAM 1500 Laramie

With Ford Philippines launching the F-150 real soon, Auto Nation Group wants to remind you that they’re also offering a full-sized American pickup truck in the country. The official distributor of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram (stylized as RAM) is actually offering two variants of its 1500 pickup truck.

Waze Updates App to Support Drivers Amid the Pandemic

As the community quarantine eases up in Metro Manila and beyond, Waze is working closely with its Crisis Response team and its volunteer Map Editors to keep drivers safe in the wake of the pandemic. If you haven’t noticed, Waze comes with these new in-app features:

Ford Guarantees Their Interiors Were Tested for Hand Sanitizers

Due to COVID-19 guidelines more people are cleaning their hands with sanitizer when they get back in vehicles after essential journeys. This is good for the owner’s health, but it could be bad for the interior. Chemicals like ethanol in hand sanitizers can react with surfaces, causing them to wear prematurely unless they are protected by special finishes.

Drive Home a Brand-New Mitsubishi with as Little as P 8K Downpayment

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines is offering the Mirage, Xpander, Strada, Montero Sport, and L300 with low all-in downpayment until the end of June.

2020 A8 L is the Highlight of Audi Factory Warehouse Sale

The new 2020 Audi A8 L 3.0 TFSI MHEV, equipped with predictive active suspension is just one of the models included in the Audi Factory Warehouse Sale 2.0.