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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

What Went Wrong With Metro Manila?

With San Miguel Corporation (SMC) partnering with Palafox Associates to masterplan its new “aerocity” development in Bulacan, Felino “Jun” Palafox, Jr. outlined what exactly went wrong with the country’s major Central Business Districts or CBDs.

San Miguel, Palafox Outlines Vision For New Manila International Airport

San Miguel Corporation’s (SMC) airport and aerocity project in Bulakan, Bulacan will be a pacesetter for green cities that are both sustainable and equitable, one that aims to address social and environmental concerns that affect even the country’s major financial districts today.

Could The 2022 Chevrolet Blazer MHEV Do Battle With The Geely Okavango?

With the loss of their production hub in Thailand, Chevrolet Philippines is considering 2021 to be a year of rebuilding. True enough, apart from launching the all-new Tracker sub-compact SUV, they’ve also culled half of their line-up.

2022 Subaru Forester Gets High-Tech Headlights, Gesture Controls

Last June, Subaru showed off the 2022 Forester compact SUV two months before its official on-sale date in Japan. Now that it’s at showrooms there, the carmaker has revealed even more details on the changes they’ve made.

Chery Auto PH Launches "Talk To A Pro" Program

Afraid to go out and walk inside a showroom in this pandemic? Chery has you covered. United Asia Automotive Group, Inc. (UAAGI), the official distributor of Chery vehicles in the Philippines, enhances its sales and after-sales capabilities with the launch of its newest digital innovation the ‘Talk To A Pro’ feature, where guests can schedule a zoom meeting available via the website and the mobile app.

Toyota Resumes Operations Of e-Palette Vehicles At Paralympic Games

Toyota is resuming operations of its e-Palette self-driving people mover at the Paralympic Games a couple of days after one of its mobility vehicles hit a visually impaired pedestrian at an intersection in the Athlete’s Village.

Porsche Confirms Malaysian Production To Start In 2022

Porsche has confirmed what reports from early this year were pointing to: the German automaker will start assembly in Malaysia.

Geely's High-Performance Division, Cyan Racing, Just Launched The 265-Horsepower Lynk & Co 03+ Cyan Edition

Lynk & Co, a Chinese-Swedish automobile brand owned by Geely is celebrating its success at the FIA World Touring Car Cup with this special edition Lynk & Co 03+ Cyan Edition.

Monday, August 30, 2021

2022 Subaru Levorg, WRX To Pack 290 Horsepower?

It will only be a couple of days before the world sees the all-new 2022 Subaru WRX, but reports continue to trickle in surrounding its wagon derivative, the Levorg.

PMVICs Do Not Conform To Lawful Intent And Purpose Of Clean Air Act

The Coalition of Clean Air Advocates of the Philippines (CCAAP), a multi-sectoral organization composed of environmental advocates and transport groups, shared what they think is behind the Department of Transportation (DOTr)’s messy implementation of the Private Motor Vehicle Inspection Service or PMVIS.

Geely Reveals Updated 2022 Azkarra

Right after updating its sub-compact Coolray, Geely is now doing the same with its compact SUV offering, the Azkarra.

Nissan, Mitsubishi Working On A Mini-EV, Launching In Mid-2022

Nissan has confirmed plans that they are working on an all-new, all-electric mini-vehicle (aka kei car) with Mitsubishi. The new mini-vehicle is slated to hit showrooms by around mid-2022.

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Review: 2021 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon

The Jeep Gladiator might look like just a Wrangler with a pickup bed attached, but it’s more than that. It combines elements which are quintessentially American—Jeep and pickup trucks—to the point that you could almost see the Stars and Stripes painted on its side. The combination is so perfect that it comes as a surprise that the last time Jeep came up with a pickup truck was around 30 years ago. With that, this one’s got a lot of reputation and expectation to live up to.

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Toyota's Self-Driving e-Palette Struck A Pedestrian During The 2020 Paralympic Games

In what could be a major publicity blow against fully autonomous vehicles, a Toyota e-Palette struck and injured a Paralympian at the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Athletes’ Village.

2022 Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Arrives Starting At P 769k, Comes With 2 Years Free PMS (w/ Specs)

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) has officially launched the 2022 Mirage G4. The best-selling sub-compact sedan which boasts class-above features and space now gets a more aggressive and sportier style this time around.

Mazda To Suspend Japan Production Due To Parts Shortage

Even smaller car manufacturers such as Mazda aren’t immune to the global parts shortage anymore.

Friday, August 27, 2021

Isuzu PH To Debut All-New 2022 mu-X On September 22

September is now shaping to be a very busy month for mid-sized 7-seater SUV buyers. After Nissan Philippines revealed the official launch date of the new Terra, Isuzu Philippines has pinned down Wednesday, September 22 as the all-new 2022 mu-X’s launch date.

The Mercedes-Benz V-Class Is Both Luxurious And Comfortable

Are you fond of long journeys and is after comfortable, safer and pleasurable rides? The Mercedes-Benz V-Class right here is the multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) that will satisfy all your needs. Here’s why:

Prestone Reminds You To Check Your Power Steering Fluid

Neglecting car maintenance care puts the vehicle on borrowed time. But car owners have nothing to worry about since they can simply do basic car maintenance like checking tires, engines, lights, and fuel, or they can bring it out and consult with a mechanic for help.

Ford To Sell Jiangling Motors Subsidiary To Volvo

Jiangling Motors Corporation, a three-way partnership between Ford, Changan, and Jiangling Motors Group, just signed a deal to sell its heavy-duty truck subsidiary to Swedish truck maker, Volvo Trucks.

Toyota Shows Base Fortuner Some Love With New Modellista Body Kit

For Fortuner owners who don’t want to go the Gazoo Racing (GR) route, Toyota is now offering its mid-sized SUV with its very own Modellista body kit.

Lopez Group To Launch Electric Bus Service In Batangas

Lopez Group companies under First Philippine Holdings Corporation (FPH) are working together to introduce a high tech, zero-emission bus shuttle service project as part of a program for integration of more green technology and decarbonization efforts in their businesses and allied services.

Nissan Commits To Carbon Neutral Future By Joining Race To Zero

Nissan has announced that it has joined the Race to Zero campaign supported by the United Nations, accelerating the company’s full electrification and carbon neutrality goals. Nissan is the first Japanese automaker to join the campaign.

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc.: 20 Years Of Committed Nation-Building

Now with two decades of successful operations in the country, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) celebrates and deepens its foundational roots of good corporate citizenship. Through the years, the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the country has successfully engaged its public and private partners in a wide range of nation-building endeavors. “We enter the next decade driven to engage in more partnerships that will help bring our nation back on its feet, guided by the core values that make us who we are today: integrity, innovation, commitment, agility, excellence, and love for the customer,” affirms HARI President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Toyota Motor PH Postpones Round 2 Of 2021 Vios Cup

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), organizer of the long-running one-make-race series Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup has announced that the second leg has been postponed.

Toyota Finally Gives The Fortuner The Gazoo Racing Treatment

It has finally happened. Toyota has now given the Fortuner the GR Sport treatment. With that, the Gazoo Racing brand has gone full circle, encompassing almost the entire current Toyota line-up (the most notable exception being the Innova).

Changan Targets 3 Million Annual Sales By 2025

Changan is aiming to sell 3 million cars by 2025, and 4.5 million by 2030. The Chongqing-based automaker said that out of this number, they expect 30 percent of volume to be outside of China by 2030.

Lexus PH Offering Discounts On PMS This Weekend

Any Lexus car owner knows one of the most important parts of road safety and car care is maintaining your vehicle and nobody knows how to expertly tend to yours than the certified technicians at Lexus.

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Watch The Philippine Reveal Of The 2022 Nissan Terra On September 1

The wait is almost over. Mark those calendars and clear those appointments as Nissan Philippines is finally launching the much-awaited 2022 Terra on September 1, 2021 at 5 PM. Interested in seeing its reveal? You can click here.

Gazoo Racing Just Came Up With This Sportscar Inspired Toyota Hilux GR Sport

If off-road style isn’t for you, Toyota is actually launching what could be the world’s first factory-lowered pickup truck with the Hilux GR Sport 2WD.

Toyota Launches A Convincing 2022 Hilux GR Sport 4WD

Toyota should consider performing vasectomy as they announce the newest addition to its ever-growing Gazoo Racing family: the 2022 Toyota Hilux GR Sport. Still, at least it is a decent effort this time around.

Shell Is Offering P3 Off Per Liter If You're Vaccinated

Here’s another reason why you should get vaccinated: discounted fuels at Shell.

Dongfeng PH Delivers Second Dump Truck To Leyte-Based Construction Firm

Dongfeng Elite Motor-Driven Tacloban (DEMT), an authorized dealer of Pilipinas Autogroup, Inc. (PilipinasAuto), recently made another successful delivery of the Dongfeng K23W 10-Wheeler Dump Truck to JELM Construction.

This Unique Track Day Allows You To Participate In A Police Chase

For those who find regular track days boring, here is something that might spice things up.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Mazda Philippines Records 38 Percent Sales Growth In H1 2021

Bermaz Auto Philippines Inc., the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles, has reported a 38 percent sales improvement in the first half of 2021 compared to the same period last year. Because of the growing popularity of the Mazda crossover lineup, the CX-9, CX-8, CX-5, CX-30 and CX-3 nameplates made up 60 percent of the total sales.

DOTr Puts PMVICs On Hold. Again.

The Department of Transportation or DOTr is backtracking once more on mandatory PMVIC testing.

Toyota Scores 4th Straight 24 Hours Le Mans Win This 2021

Toyota Gazoo Racing earned a historic and dramatic fourth consecutive Le Mans 24 Hours victory, overcoming adversity to become the first Hypercar winners at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

Goodyear And Plus Collaborate On How To Make Driverless Logistics Safer, More Efficient

Goodyear has announced a strategic collaboration with Plus, a global provider of self-driving truck technology to provide solutions that elevate the logistics industry into one that’s truly intelligent and connected.

Motul Reformulates 300V Engine Oil

From racing, to high-performance cars, one name has been synonymous with success for the last 50 years: Motul 300V. Now, Motul has launched a new and improved version of its flagship product, with a formulation that pushes the boundaries of performance.

Government Policies Help China Produce The Most Affordable EVs

China has taken a clear lead when it comes to producing affordable electric vehicles compared to both the US and Europe. This was revealed in a study done by JATO Dynamics, a global supplier of automotive business intelligence.

Nissan PH Now Offering Zero Cash Out On Navara

This August, owning a Nissan Navara is made easier thanks to special zero cash out and free monthly amortizations for purchases made through BPI.

101-Year Old Man Drives An All-Electric Ford Mustang Mach-E 90 Years After He First Drove A Ford Model T

Born in 1920, Harold Baggott, had his first taste of getting behind the wheel of the Model T aged 10, driving the family’s milkman’s delivery float on a farm. He went on to get his license in 1936 (the first year they were introduced in the UK), and purchased his first car, a Ford 8 Popular in 1937, and a Ford Anglia the next year.

Monday, August 23, 2021

Caltex Teams Up With Go Rewards Loyalty Program

Moms hunting for the best deals and millennials leveling up in life will find a winner in the latest loyalty program of the Gokongwei Group through its business unit, Data Analytics Ventures, Inc, (DAVI)- Go Rewards, also a rewards partner of Caltex.

Subaru PH Starts Sale Of All-New 2022 Outback (w/ Specs)

Motor Image Pilipinas, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the Philippines is now officially starting sales of the all-new 2022 Outback. This comes about a month after reservation books were opened.

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Is Ford Simply Dumping The Diesel-Fed F-150 To The Philippine Market?

Just last week, Ford Philippines made a big splash revealing that two upcoming North American-sourced vehicles are coming to the country—the all-new F-150 Lariat 4x4 Diesel and the all-new Explorer Limited.

Honda PH To Offer Big Bikes For Test Rides Starting October

Those wanting to step into the world of big bike riding or planning to switch to big bikes, Honda Philippines announced that the will start offering free test rides for their big bikes, starting with the Adventure Series models starting in October.

The 2021 Lexus IS Is The Catalyst For Future Lexus Models

The most thrilling and aggressive iteration of the Lexus IS sport sedan is the one that awaits you at the Lexus Manila Showroom today. The new Lexus IS is a catalyst for future Lexus models.

Review: 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 200 AMG Line

Nothing screams “Made for Europe” more than the Mercedes-Benz GLB. With SUVs now the prevalent choice of car shoppers even in a region known for its affinity towards wagons and hatchbacks, Mercedes-Benz had to step in, and fast. At the same time, they still can’t ignore the tight city streets where their new SUV was meant to be driven in. The result is the 7-seater GLB—a segment-blurring SUV that’s small on the outside, yet big on the inside.

Geely PH Breaks Ground On 3 New Dealerships

In a bid to expedite its dealer network expansion all over the country, Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) conducted a series of ground breaking ceremonies in different provinces last month.

Toyota 86 Sportscar Now Included In Fuel Pump Recall

Toyota Motor Philippines announces a fourth batch of vehicles affected by faulty fuel pumps. This brings the total number of affected vehicles to 46,731.

Friday, August 20, 2021

Only APORs Allowed To Take Public Transport During MECQ

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said only Authorized Persons Outside Residence (APORs) can ride public transportation. The recognized list is the one released by the IATF-EID. This as the National Capital Region (NCR), Laguna, and Bataan shifted to MECQ from August 21 to 31, 2021.