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Friday, April 29, 2022

Review: 2022 Toyota Veloz 1.5 V

Filipino families love SUVs. Given the choice between owning an MPV or an SUV, they would immediately gravitate towards the latter. That’s a fact, and it’s one that Toyota Motor Philippines can’t afford to ignore.

2022 Toyota Veloz Is For Filipino Families Seeking Extraordinary Adventures. Prices Start At P 1.185M (w/ Specs)

Whether you’re Team SUV or Team MPV, Toyota Motor Philippines thinks that the all-new 2022 Veloz is the ideal 7-seater for families seeking extraordinary adventures.

Ford Philippines Details 2023 Everest Trims, Colors, And Engines

As the launch of the next-generation Everest (and by extension, the next-generation Ranger) draws near, Ford Philippines is starting to trickle down information to whet the appetite of those looking to buy these two new vehicles.

Geely Cebu Is Now A Fully Operational 3S Dealership Facility

Early last year, Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) Corporation, the official distributor of Geely Vehicles in the Philippines has expanded its network in the “Queen City of the South” with the opening of its showroom in Cebu. Geely Cebu is Gateway Group of Companies’ first Geely outlet franchise. It is also Gateway Group’s flagship Geely dealership facility.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Toyota Details The Work That Went Into The Manual Transmission-Equipped GR Supra For 2023

After confirming it just a couple of weeks back, Toyota has finally released more details about the manual transmission-equipped GR Supra.

2022 BMW 2 Series Keeps Classic Proportions, Rear Wheel Drive For P 3.690M (w/ Specs)

To set a new benchmark for driving pleasure in the country, the all-new BMW 2 Series Coupé has been introduced by the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp.

BMW Philippines Brings In All-Electric iX For P 6.290M (w/ Specs)

For the first time, SMC Asia Car Distributors Corp., the official importer and distributor of BMW in the Philippines, is making its move towards an electrified future in the country with the launch the BMW iX. The BMW Group’s new technology flagship combines locally emission-free driving pleasure, sporting agility and a compelling operating range with a character profile dedicated squarely to sustainability.

BYD See Sales Surge 63 Percent As EV Demand Rise

BYD, the Chinese electric vehicle and battery maker backed by Warren Buffett, said first-quarter profit surged, buoyed by demand for battery-powered cars as it weathered supply chain kinks from the ongoing semiconductor chip shortage to more expensive raw materials.

The 2023 Nissan Z Is Delayed

It’s hard to believe but after the prototype’s reveal last 2020 and the production version a year after that, the all-new Nissan Z still hasn’t rolled off the production line. Now, the Japanese carmaker has revealed what everyone feared: a launch delay.

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Chevrolet PH Now Offering Up To P 535K Cash Discount

The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), the exclusive importer and distributor of Chevrolet vehicles and parts in the Philippines, is offering exclusive deals this summer with the On the Brighter Side, Drive a Chevy promo.

The Mazda MX-5 Miata Spec Series Is The Result Of Their Challenging Spirit

After a nearly two-year delay, Mazda Philippines’s dream of having a local one-make race series featuring its venerable MX-5 is happening. It’s a project filled with various delays and setbacks, but just as the Hiroshima-based carmaker showed resilience by re-starting production just four months after the dropping of the atom bomb, the start of the Miata Spec Series is the result of the same challenging spirit.

MG Named Official Mobility Partner Of Ms Universe Philippines For Third Consecutive Year

MG Philippines continues its strong partnership with the Miss Universe Philippines (MUPH) organization, being named the Official Mobility Partner of MUPH for the third consecutive year.

Mazda Philippines Is Ready To Race The MX-5

Mazda Philippines, the Manila Sports Car Club (MSCC), and the Clark International Speedway (CIS) have collaborated to hold the first ever one-make sports car race series in the country. The 2022 MSCC Miata Spec Series will be the official race event of the country’s premier sports car owners club starting this year. It will feature 20 brand new track-tuned Mazda MX-5 open-top sports cars to be raced exclusively by MSCC members.

Honda Cars PH Renews Partnership With Dualtech For Electromechanics Technician Training Program

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) and Dualtech Training Center Foundation, Inc. jointly committed to an apprenticeship program that will further hone the technical skills of select students taking the course Electromechanics Technology. 

2022 GAC EMKOO Shows Off A Striking New Design Direction

GAC Motor reveals its EMKOO SUV. Embodying the brand’s new design concept—Hi-Tech Industrial Aesthetics—it’s meant to convoy a futuristic car design penned in the “age of intelligence.” Moreover, it showcases where GAC Motor’s design direction is headed.

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Changan Goes On EV Offensive With New Avatr Brand

With China regaining dominance in the global EV market, cornering 53 percent of global sales in 2021, Changan Automobile levels up its new energy vehicle capabilities with the addition of the Avatr EV brand.

Toyota Motor Philippines Logistics Is A Top Tax Payer Of BIR West Laguna

Toyota Motor Philippines Logistics, Inc. (TLI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP), was recently recognized as the “Top 3 Taxpayer under Non-Individual Taxpayer Category” by the Bureau of Internal Revenue District Office (RDO) No. 57.

Last March, New Car Sales Reach Highest Monthly Figure Since Pandemic

New car sales continue their upward trajectory by recording 29,685-unit sales—the highest monthly figure since the start of the pandemic.

India To Require Six Airbags In New Cars Despite Pushback From Automakers

The Indian government is pushing ahead to improve the safety of its new cars to a point that it actually surpasses the standards of areas such as ASEAN.

Nissan Kills Off Datsun Brand (Again)

Datsun, revived in 2013 as a low-cost emerging market brand, is dead once more after parent company, Nissan decided to pull the plug on global production.

Chevrolet Teases All-Wheel Drive, Hybrid-Powered Corvette Sportscar

Chevrolet has confirmed that its Corvette sportscar is going electrified, first as a hybrid in 2023 and by 2024, as a fully-electric vehicle.

Geely Opens In Naga City

Sojitz G Auto Philippines Corporation (SGAP), the authorized distributor of Geely Vehicles in the Philippines has inaugurated the brand’s 28th dealership in Naga City. 

Monday, April 25, 2022

Review: 2022 Toyota Hilux Conquest 4x4

Without a doubt, Toyota’s been pouring over the spreadsheets, and in recent years they’ve made grim reading for the Hilux. Once the undisputed leader in the pickup segment regardless of powertrain combination, its sales, particularly in the high margin 4x4 segment, have been eaten into by the likes of the Ford Ranger and the Nissan Navara. Its competition, aimed at wooing lifestyle enthusiasts as much as farmers and construction workers, have been driven by all things SUV. So, what’s Toyota to do? Come up with the Hilux Conquest.

Nissan Working On Tech That Steers You Away From Potential Crashes

Nissan announces a new driver-assistance technology which gifts their cars the ability to automatically perform collision avoidance maneuvers. Called “Ground Truth Perception,” the system utilizes highly accurate, real-time information about the vehicle’s surrounding environment to dramatically enhance collision avoidance. The system uses a combination of LIDAR, radar, and camera technology.

Check Out The 2022 World Performance Car Of The Year At Audi PH Showrooms

Proving that electric mobility can be sustainable, dynamic and fascinating all at once, the fully electric Audi e-tron GT has won the World Performance Car title in the 2022 World Car Awards. The latest win brings Audi’s World Performance Car titles to five, and marks the first time for Audi to take this recognition with a fully electric model.

Nissan, Department Of Tourism Partner For World Travel And Tourism Council Global Summit 2022

The Department of Tourism (DOT) partnered with Nissan Philippines for the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Global Summit 2022, considered as the largest event in the travel and tourism industry. 

Renault Looking To Sell Stake At Nissan

Is Renault sharing a part of its stake at Nissan? Based on a Bloomberg report, that’s a possibility as the French automaker is looking to finance the development of its electric vehicles.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

Review: 2022 Kia Sorento 2.2 SX

Kia wants you to believe that they’ve moved up. With a new logo, tagline, and even dealership look the Korean automaker says they’re rocking more of a premium vibe now. Beyond all the marketing speak, the truth lies squarely in the pudding, or rather, in the cars. If there’s any chance anyone would take Kia’s aspirations seriously, they’d have to back them up with some great cars. First out of the gate is this: the 2022 Sorento—a mid-sized SUV that brings snazzy style, dizzying tech, and real space in the segment. It’s also mighty expensive now.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Isuzu Soon To Rise In Dasmarinas

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), the country’s leading brand-new truck manufacturer and distributor, held the formal groundbreaking ceremony for its dealership at the city of Dasmarinas in Cavite Province.

Suzuki Adds Hybrid Power, 6AT For 2022 XL7

After giving the Ertiga a minor styling refresh and a revised powertrain for 2022, Suzuki has now done the same with its SUV-derivative, the XL7.

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Toyota Dealers Accepting Veloz Reservations This Week, Launch Slated For April 29

After teasing it last Easter Sunday, Toyota Motor Philippines has confirmed the official launch date of the all-new Veloz. This is set for Friday, April 29, 2022. And yes, they’re actually positioning this 7-seater as a sub-compact SUV.

Fully Renovated Mazda Museum To Re-Open In May

Once Japan re-opens to tourists, you may want to take a trip to Hiroshima as the Mazda Museum is now fully renovated. Due to open to the public starting May 23 (prior reservations are required), the museum showcases the carmaker’s historic vehicles and exhibits its history since its foundation more than 100 years ago.

Drive Home A Brand-New Volkswagen With Zero Down Payment Until June 30

Summer wouldn’t be complete without the relaxing and fun-filled vacations with family and friends, more so when you journey in German style and prestige in your very own ideal Volkswagen vehicle.

2023 BMW 7 Series Gets An Ultra-Luxurious Makeover

BMW wants to lead the luxury segment into a new era that’s shaped by sustainability and digitalization. With that, the German premium carmaker has revealed its new 7 Series flagship sedan. It aims to create forward-looking ways to push comfort and experience to the next level.

Out-Of-Warranty Mazda BT-50 Owners Get To Enjoy Discounted Oil Change Package Until May 31, 2022

Out-of-warranty Mazda BT-50 owners, you’re in luck. Mazda Philippines is offering a special Summer Oil Change promo until May 31, 2022 which drops their oil change package to just P 5,650.

From Spindle Grille To Spindle Body: Lexus Unveils Its First Global EV: The 2023 RZ

Lexus has unveiled its first global electric vehicle model, the first-ever RZ crossover. Set to be made available at all of the premium Japanese brand’s markets, the RZ marks their transition into an all-electric brand all the while keeping their “Lexus Driving Signature.”

Toyota's E-Racing Series, The GR GT Cup, Returns For 2022

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP)’s e-racing series, the Toyota Gazoo Racing (GR) GT Cup returns with thrilling new tracks to be played and an exciting opportunity to represent the Philippines at the Asia Regional Rounds.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

ACDelco Provides Maintenance, Replacement Parts For Majority Of Car Brands In The Philippines

From being a part of General Motors’ Parts and Services division, ACDelco now offers a wide range of products manufactured for all automotive brands around the world.

Buy A Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Or L300 Until End April And Get P 4,000 Worth Of Gas

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) would like customers to drive home with fueled up tanks and enjoy their brand new Mirage G4 or L300. 4,000 pesos worth of fuel will be given until April 30 for every purchase of each of the said models, which are both proudly manufactured in the country.

Lamborghini Reports Record-Breaking Q1 2022 Sales

Lamborghini continues to soar in the first quarter of 2022, with a total of 2,539 vehicles delivered globally, making Q1 the company’s best-ever quarter. The figure was up by 5 percent on the same period in 2021 and 31 percent on 2020. The result comes on the back of 2021’s record-breaking figures in terms of sales (8,405 units), turnover (1.95 billion Euros) and profitability (20.2 percent).

Yes, You Can Now Order This P 23.6-Million Hennessey Mammoth 6x6

Hennessey, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator, has started building its biggest ever truck, the 7,188-millimeter-long Hennessey Mammoth 1000 6x6 TRX.

The Ferrari 296 GTS Is The Brand's First V6-Powered Targa In 60 Years

Ferrari is launching its first V6-powered top-down model since the Dino in the late 1960s with the new 296 GTS. It also happens to be a plug-in hybrid as well.

Maxus PH Offering G50 MPV At Special Prices This Summer

The summer of 2022 is turning out to be one truly exciting season for you and your entire family to finally venture forth and experience the exhilarating feeling of that long-overdue road trip.

Foton PH Turns Over 300 Trucks To YTO Express Philippines

Foton Motor Philippines, Inc. (FMPI) has turned over 300 Foton trucks to one of the leading logistics companies in the country, YTO Express Philippines. The acquisition of 300 trucks is part of efforts from YTO Express to realize a sizable boost in mobility and logistics for the benefit of both the consumer and the national economy. The strengthened fleet is expected to enable substantially faster and more efficient delivery of goods and services to Filipino consumers.

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Honda Cars PH Introduces All-New 2022 HR-V With P 1.250M Starting Price (w/ Specs)

After making its global debut last year, Honda Cars Philippines brings in the all-new third-generation HR-V. The 2022 HR-V is the latest product to benefit from the Japanese carmaker’s human-centric design. Not only does it provide excellent performance and appealing aesthetics, but it’s designed to fully integrate with their customers’ lives.

Toyota Forced To Cut Production Due to Parts Shortage

Due to the resurgence of COVID-19 at its suppliers Toyota Motor Corporation is forced to revise its global production plan despite an “intentional pause” slated from April to June.

Mazda Announces Production Stoppage Just As 2023 CX-60 Rolls Off Assembly Line

Just as Mazda rolled out the first member of its Large Product Group, the 2023 CX-60, the carmaker hits a snag.

Mitsubishi Motors PH Inaugurates First-Ever Dendo Drive Station In The Country

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) officially unveils Mitsubishi Manila Bay as its flagship Dendo Drive Station in the country. It is an outlet where customers can learn and experience a variety of energy sources represented by an Electric Vehicle (EV) or Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) and the value of their power feeding functions in the event of a disaster.

Monday, April 18, 2022

Ford Shares 7 Ways To Improve Your Fuel Efficiency

One of the biggest news in recent weeks is the steady rise in fuel prices, which prompted motorists to find ways to mitigate the impact of the skyrocketing fuel costs on their budgets.

Ford Mustang Retains Crown As World's Best-Selling Sports Coupe In 2021

For the seventh year in a row, the Ford Mustang–which celebrates its 58th birthday this year– is the world’s best-selling sports coupe, according to Ford analysis of registration data from S&P Global Mobility.