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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Ford PH Donates P 1.25M To Aid In Typhoon Odette Relief Operations

Ford Philippines is donating USD25,000 or P1.25 million to provide relief assistance to communities and families affected by Typhoon Odette, particularly in the Central Visayas region.

Monday, December 27, 2021

Hyundai Cabanatuan Wins Big At 2021 Hyundai Trucks & Buses Dealer Awards

After awarding its “Most Resilient Dealers” in the Passenger Car category, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc., did the same with their commercial vehicle dealers with the 2021 Hyundai Trucks & Buses ASTiG Dealer Awards.

Subaru To Show A High-Performance Future Without Its Boxer Engine

Subaru understands that one day, they’ll have to eventually give up on its famed horizontally-opposed (aka boxer) engine as the world moves to the electric era. The world’s first glimpse of that future is this: the STI E-RA Concept.

Peugeot Landtrek Is Heading To ASEAN Markets In 2022

Peugeot’s pickup truck, the Landtrek is heading to ASEAN after all. This as it was caught testing in Malaysia, and its mention in an RHB Investment Bank analyst report.

Honda Ends Production Of Civic Hatchback In Thailand

The chances of seeing the all-new Honda Civic Hatchback land in the Philippines has been dealt a big blow after the five-door hatchback has been axed in Thailand due to poor sales.

Will The 2023 Subaru WRX STI Look Something Like This?

After the all-new Subaru WRX was shown, there was some trepidation surrounding its design, and how that will translate to the top-dog WRX STI. Not due until the 2023 model year (it is expected to make its global debut sometime in 2022 though), the design direction could be previewed by this: the WRX STI Performance Concept.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Top 5 Picks For 2021

Picking the Top 5 Picks out of 48 cars we’ve extensively driven this year is not an easy task. This is especially true since the field of choices whatever the category from sub-compact sedans to luxury SUVs has become extremely competitive.

LRT-1 Announces Special Schedule For December 24, 31

LRT-1 private operator Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) advises train commuters to plan trips ahead of time as it will implement shortened operating hours on December 24 (Christmas Eve) and December 31 (New Year’s Eve) in observance of the upcoming holiday season.

Audi PH Confirms January 2022 Rollout for EV Models

After announcing their intention to bring in the e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT, another all-electric vehicle is joining the Audi Philippine line-up: the e-tron SUV. All three are slated to arrive at local showrooms by January 2022.

Final Lotus Elise, Exige, and Evora Roll Off The Assembly Line

Today, Lotus commemorates the last of the Elise, Exige and Evora sports cars, almost a year after they announce the end of production. The trio were photographed on site with many of the Lotus team who contributed to the design, engineering, assembly and sales of the cars.

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

San Miguel Corporation Donates P30-Million Worth Of Food To Typhoon Stricken Visayas, Mindanao

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has activated its network in the Visayas and Mindanao regions to deliver truckloads of food to areas hit by typhoon Odette. This, as the company dispatches fuel stocks at its Petron installations and, where possible, provide access to water at its affected manufacturing facilities to help communities.

These Are The Key Specs Of The 2022 Subaru BRZ For The Philippines

After opening order books quietly last month, Motor Image Pilipinas, the exclusive distributor of Subaru in the Philippines has confirmed an April 2022 showroom availability date for the second-generation Subaru BRZ.

Laus Group Turns Over First Batch Of Used Car Batteries For Recycling

Roughly two months after a Memorandum of Understand (MOU) was signed between Ford Philippines, Motolite, and the Philippines Business for Social Progress(PBSP), the Balik Baterya Program pilot dealership group, the Laus Group of Companies (LGC) managed to turn over the first batch of used car batteries for recycling to Motolite.

Araneta City Announces Bus Sked For Holiday Season

The Araneta City Bus Station will remain open for the holidays to cater to passengers going to and from Central Luzon and key areas in Metro Manila. 

Suzuki PH Announces Partnership With Caltex

Suzuki Philippines Inc. (SPH) recently announced the commencement of its partnership with one of the leading fuel brands in the country, Caltex, at the start of December 2021.

Shelby Tunes The Ford Mustang GT500 To Produce 900+ Horsepower

If you think the Ford Shelby GT500 is still too tame or ordinary, well this muscle car may be for you: the 2022 Ford Shelby GT500KR Mustang.

Hyundai PH Awards Its Most Resilient Dealers

Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the country’s official distributor of Hyundai passenger cars, capped its 20th year celebration with the Hyundai Dealer Resiliency Awards for Passenger Cars.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Mitsubishi Teases High-Performance Ralliart Vehicle

After disappointing us with its first slew of Ralliart vehicles, Mitsubishi has the chance to redeem itself with its upcoming Ralliart Concept Car.

Mitsubishi Motors PH Is First Car Manufacturer To Receive DOLE Safety Seal

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) officially received a “Safety Seal” from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE). They became the first and only car manufacturer in the country with such an accreditation.

Nissan Offering P 230K Off The X-Trail This December

To end the year, Nissan Philippines is offering promos on selected models including the X-Trail which can now be purchased with a P 230,000 cash discount. With an SRP of P 1.534 million, this effectively brings its price to just P 1.304 million.

NISMO To Return As Accessories Brand For Nissan

NISMO is pivoting their motorsports division into an global accessories brand as well starting April 1, 2022. This as Nissan plans to merge two affiliated companies: Autech and NISMO into the Nissan Motorsports & Customizing Co. Ltd. 

New Toyota Vehicles Now Filled Up With Shell Fuel

Toyota Motor Philippines has selected Pilipinas Shell as its fuel provider, for the first fill of their new imported vehicles being processed and delivered from its recently launched Batangas Vehicle Center (BVC).

Isuzu PH Bags Triple Star Award For Aftersales Service For Third Straight Year

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) takes pride and joy as it bags another “Triple Star” award in the recently concluded 2021 Isuzu Distributor & Dealer Aftersales Award. 

Sunday, December 19, 2021

What's The Difference: Kinetic Posture Control vs G-Vectoring Control

The launch of the 2022 Mazda MX-5 brings with it a new handling-related technology called Kinematic Posture Control or KPC.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

Pilipinas Shell Releases List Of Operating Service Stations In Typhoon-Stricken Visayas, Mindanao

With areas in Visayas and Mindanao reeling in from the aftermath of Typhoon Odette, Pilipinas Shell is releasing the full list of service stations which are currently operational.

The 2022 RAM TRX Is The Apex Predator Of Pickups (w/ Specs)

Since coming to its own, following its separation from Dodge, RAM has prided itself at producing the most powerful trucks in the world to support what trucks were originally designed to do — absolutely anything. From day one, RAM’s identity was to be a truck made for real truck owners. These are the men and women of the community with the spirit to lead, with the desire to build industries and push the boundaries, creating change and challenging convention.

MERALCO Now Swapping Its Pickup, Van Fleet For EVs Too

Pilipinas Autogroup has been tapped by Meralco to provide two electric vehicle models for its electric transport projects. These vehicles—an electric pickup truck and an electric van were deployed in partnership with Meralco subsidiary, eSakay.

Get A P 300 Voucher By Just Downloading, Registering These Toyota Apps

Toyota Motor Philippines is offering a P 300 e-voucher which you can use for select Toyota transactions by just downloading and registering both the myToyota App and myToyota Wallet until December 25, 2021.

Friday, December 17, 2021

Suzuki Auto Festival Returns As A Physical Event This December 18 to 19

Suzuki Philippines Inc. (SPH), marks the physical return of its beloved Suzuki Auto Festival this December 18 to 19, 2021. This marks Suzuki’s first public event since February 2020.

BYD Philippines To Bring In Dolphin EV For P 1.598M

BYD Philippines is bringing in its Dolphin EV by early 2022. The zero emissions all-electric hatchback will come in with a reasonable starting price of just P 1.598 million, beating its rivals from China, Korea, and Japan.

How Does The 2021 Honda City RS Hatchback Compare To The Sedan?

This is the perfect bookend to 2021. The Honda City 1.5 S was the very first test drive I did this year, so it seemed apt to end things with a test drive of the 1.5 RS Hatchback. As a refresher, you can check out my review of the sedans here and here. Gen also happened to cover a lot of ground with her take on the five-door as well. So, I plan to be brief and will try to condense my observations during the course of an 8-day lend out.

Geely PH Adds 2 New Colors For The Coolray

With its sporty look and high-tech features at a competitive price, the Geely Coolray immediately gained popularity as SGAP’s pioneer model when the Geely brand was reintroduced in the Philippines 2 years ago. 

Vespa Mall Of Asia Opens

Vespa has just opened its newest branch at the SM Mall of Asia sealing the brand’s 75th year founding anniversary this 2021. Spearheaded by a team of three seasoned entrepreneurs all successful in their respective industries, Vespa Mall of Asia aims to create a community of Vespa enthusiasts uplifting the market’s Vespa experience by introducing premium flagship units and launching efforts such as a VIP Membership Card and a Sunday Coffee Club for valued clients.

2022 Kia Carens: This Is It

Kia is dusting off the Carens nameplate for this all-new three-row global SUV which brings sophistication of a family mover and the sportiness of an SUV in one compelling package.

People-Focused Mobility Integral To San Miguel's Upcoming Infrastructure Projects

An interconnected and integrated system of people-focused mobility options that caters to all is what the country needs to drive a strong and sustainable economic recovery post-pandemic.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Ford Shows Off Next-Generation 2022 Everest

Less than a month after Ford showed off its next-generation 2022 Ranger, they’ve given the world its first sneak peek at its SUV derivative, the all-new, next-generation 2022 Everest.

Mazda Confirms Kinematic Posture Control For 2022 MX-5

Mazda has finally confirmed the changes coming to the MX-5 in 2022. Along with new trim and paint options, the Mazda MX-5 gets newly developed Kinematic Posture Control (KPC) technology (this was earlier leaked as Vehicle Attitude Stabilization Control).

Last Call For Hyundai PH's Car-Regalo Promo

Hyundai’s once-in-a-lifetime Car-Regalo deals are extended till December 31, 2021, with more prizes at stake!

Premium Warranty Services Launches Used Car Inspection Service

Premium Warranty Services Philippines, Inc. (PWSPI), is now offering inspection services to individuals looking for an additional peace of mind when buying new.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Mitsubishi PH Extends Free 2-Year PMS Offer On All Mirage G4 Sedans

Until February 28, 2022, Mitsubishi Philippines will continue to provide a free 2-Year Periodic Maintenance Service (PMS) package with Interior Disinfection for every purchase of the Mirage G4.

Honda Cars PH Offering Discounts On PMS, Repaint Services

With safety always in mind, and more road trips back again for the much-anticipated family reunions, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. reminds customers to observe the prescribed preventive maintenance through its service promos “Holiday Delights” until December 31, 2021, and “Vehicle Repaint” until February 28, 2022.

Caltex PH Just Cutting Fuel Prices By As Much As P 3 Per Liter On These Dates

Caltex, marketed by Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI) is giving Filipino motorists the gift of savings this Christmas season with their latest promo, Biyaheng Pamasko.

2021 Honda CR-V SX Diesel: What They Got Right And What They Didn't

Once in a while, it’s good to be reminded that some cars remain at the forefront of their respective segments despite the presence or allure of newer, snazzier competition. Our reacquaintance with the CR-V over a week is a prime example of that.

Leading Internet Infrastructure Company Chooses The Kia K2500

Fiber Infrastructure and Network Services Inc. (FINSI), a leading provider of towers, infrastructures, and other services essential to telecommunications and technology industries has chosen the Kia K2500 to mobilize its crew and equipment for better internet connectivity.

From The Racetrack To The Road: Porsche Celebrates 40 Years Of Its Dual-Clutch Transmission

Porsche is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Porsche Doppel Kupplung or PDK gearbox. Popularly known as the dual-clutch transmission, it was a technological breakthrough for the German sportscar brand since it combined the advantages of a manual gearbox while avoiding the disadvantages of conventional automatics.

Lexus To Go 100 Percent Electric By 2035; Unveils EV Super Sportscar

At a press conference, Akio Toyoda confirmed that the future of Lexus is electric. This as the Japanese premium car maker has plans to pursue carbon neutral vehicles, while still keeping its trademark, Lexus Driving Signature.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

The All-New Nissan Almera Has A Very Low Cost of Ownership

Buying a new car is often a daunting task, especially when it comes to first-time car buyers. In the sub-compact segment alone, there are at least half a dozen choices so people are definitely spoiled for choice. However, if there’s one that ultimately stands out, and that’s the all-new Nissan Almera.

Refreshed 2022 Subaru Forester To Offer Self-Driving Tech For Philippine Market

Along with the second-generation Subaru BRZ, Motor Image Pilipinas is also going to launch a much-needed update to its Subaru Forester by April 2022.

Subaru PH To Rebrand Levorg To WRX Wagon For 2022

Motor Image Pilipinas, the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the country is aiming to re-embrace its performance-oriented roots by confirming the arrival of the WRX and WRX Sportswagon in 2022.

Toyota President Akio Toyoda Showcases Their Future Models

Toyota is accelerating its battery electric efforts as it revealed 16 Toyota and Lexus Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) models that it will launch in the next few years.