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Thursday, June 30, 2022

Kia Shows Off 2023 Seltos Compact Crossover With Sportage-Inspired Design

Ahead of its official global reveal, Kia showed off the first official images of the refreshed 2023 Seltos compact crossover.

Suzuki Auto Mactan Reopens

Suzuki Philippines Inc. (SPH) announces the reopening of Suzuki Auto Mactan, in Lapu-Lapu city, Cebu. The new Suzuki Auto Mactan (SA Mactan) is now complete with its very own After Sales Service Department ready to provide assistance to its patrons.

The 2023 Hyundai Ioniq 6 Is A Futuristic Streamliner That Wears A New Logo

After the introduction of the Ioniq 5, Hyundai has revealed the second member of their all-electric family: the Ioniq 6.

2023 Mazda CX-8 Arrives In ASEAN With Turbo Engine

About 18 months after it was first unveiled in Japan, Mazda is starting to roll out the updated CX-8 three-row SUV for the Southeast Asian market.

Meet The Personalities Joining The 2022 Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has announced the roster of personalities joining this year’s Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Vios Cup 2022.

Suzuki Improves S-Presso's Crash Safety After Its Zero-Star Rating Last Year

After its shock zero-star Global NCAP rating last year, Suzuki made good to improve the S-Presso’s crash safety performance.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Hyundai Called Out At UN General Assembly For Safety Double Standard

The Global NCAP has called out carmakers such as Hyundai for what the agency calls a “double standard” when it comes to vehicle safety.

Carmakers Grapple With Lower Quality Due To Production Stoppages, Parts Shortages

The unpredictable situation surrounding automotive manufacturing has inevitably resulted in a dip in initial quality. This was revealed in the 2022 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study or IQS.

Ayala-Backed AC Motors Confirmed To Enter EV Segment

AC Motors, the mobility portfolio company of AC Industrials, an Ayala Corporation holding and investment company, has confirmed plans to enter the battery electric vehicle (BEV) space.

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

AC Motors Centrale Offers Six Auto, Bike Brands In One Location

AC Motors, one of the Philippines’ largest multi-brand automotive and motorcycle groups, inaugurated the AC Motors Centrale facility in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. Situated on a 3,000-sqm space at 932 28th street corner 9th Avenue—the center of BGC—it showcases AC Motors’ four-wheel marques Honda, Isuzu, Volkswagen, and Kia and its two motorcycle brands KTM and Husqvarna. AC Motors is a portfolio company of AC Industrials (ACI), Ayala Corporation’s holding and investment company for industrial technology, manufacturing, and vehicle distribution and retail interests.

Are You Impressed By The Turbocharged 2022 Subaru Forester STI Sport?

Subaru’s not giving us a brand-new VB-based WRX STI nor are they bringing back the Forester XT. They are, however, giving us this: the turbocharged Forester STI Sport which they just released in Japan.

The Re-Born Lamborghini Countach Lands In Tokyo

Lamborghini’s ultra-limited (and sold out) Countach LPI 800-4 is marking its first deliveries to customers in Japan. To mark the occasion, the Countach LPI 800-4 was then brought to the streets of Tokyo and photographed in front of some of the capital city’s most famous districts and buildings; the results of which you see here.

Hino Motors PH Donates A Modern PUV To Lung Center

Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), the country’s exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Hino trucks and buses, officially turned over its modern PUV unit donation to the Lung Center of the Philippines (LCP) in Quezon City recently. The donated unit was one of three modern PUVs that HMP lent LCP at the height of the pandemic.

Tuason Racing School Now Offering Virtual Racing Classes

For 22 years, it has always been Tuason Racing’s goal to make racing dreams come true. Now, taking the platform of virtual racing scene, the leading motorsports event’s organizer launches the Tuason Racing E-Sports School (TRES).

Monday, June 27, 2022

Transport Groups Urge BBM To Use Tech To Stamp Out Corruption, Promote Safer Roads

Twenty-four transport groups urged President-elect Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Junior to use technology, intelligent transport systems in particular, to help improve the commuter experience. Called the Magkaisa summit members, the group proposed the use of Smart City and Sustainable Mobility concepts that support ride-hailing services, building of more bike lanes, technology-driven traffic monitoring and enforcement, and the construction of more commuter-friendly terminals for senior citizens, children, pregnant women, and persons with disabilities.

Are These The Prices Of Hyundai Philippines' Launch Line-Up?

After revealing their launch line-up at their first-ever dealer conference as Hyundai’s newly-minted Philippine distributor, Hyundai Motor Philippines (HMPH) has now revealed the pricing of their line-up.

Robb Report Names Porsche 911 GTS As Best Performance 'Daily Driver'

Having evolved into a more distinctive and dynamic model in its current form, the new Porsche 911 GTS earns a coveted spot in Robb Report’s annual Best of Best list. The latest generation of the 911 to sport the GTS badge clinches the title of being the finest Daily Driver in the international luxury publication’s 2022 roster of the most powerful and exciting cars on the market.

Fuso PH Turns Over 12 Modern PUVs In Cebu

A total of twelve brand-new Fuso Canter Express (Class 3) modern PUVs were formally turned over to Cebu Provincial Operators Transport Cooperative (CPOTC) for their deployment in the Carcar – Tabunok loop.

Mitsubishi Motors PH Rolls Out Aftersales Service Commitment

In line with “Life Made Better,” their exclusive Philippine market tagline, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is rolling out a new service incentive bolstering its commitment to building a long-lasting relationship with its customers.

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Review: 2022 Honda Civic RS Turbo Honda SENSING

The compact car segment is fast shrinking here in the Philippines. What was once considered as the starter family car has now been replaced by genre-bending crossovers, SUVs, and even pick-up trucks. Despite the volume thinning faster than a guy in his forties, not everyone’s giving up on the segment just yet. Case in point is Honda and their all-new Civic RS Turbo.

Zamboanga City Chooses Isuzu Traviz For Barangay Emergency Network

During the celebration of 124th Philippine Independence, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), together with its dealer Isuzu Zamboanga, handed over ninety-eight units of brand-new Isuzu Traviz to the City Government of Zamboanga, contributing to the 10,000-unit sales milestone of the Isuzu Traviz lightweight truck.

You Can Now Order These Bentley Home Pieces In The Philippines

Bentley Manila, the brand’s exclusive distributor in the Philippines is offering two new furniture collections from the Bentley Home Atelier collection: the Solstice and the 2022 Collection. Both collections reflect the close collaboration between the design teams of Bentley Motors and Bentley Home using materials, motifs, and shapes that can be found in their premium cars.

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Could Honda's New Small SUV Worry The Toyota Raize, Kia Stonic, And Hyundai Creta?

Early this year, Honda launched the SUV RS Concept at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show or GIIAS. Despite being treated as a concept and had its windows completely covered in black tint, it looked pretty much production ready.

Nissan Starts Assembling e-POWER Batteries In Thailand

Nissan has started the assembly of its e-Power battery at Nissan Powertrain Thailand (NPT) located in Samutprakarn province, Thailand. This turns NPT into the first e-Power battery assembly line outside of Japan and one of 4 Nissan plants worldwide.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Petron To Power Participants At First Philippine Overland Expedition

Industry leader Petron Corporation will be powering the vehicles taking on the first Petron Philippine Overland Expedition happening from October 12 to 16, 2022.

Ford Philippines Is Recalling Everest, Ranger, And Mustangs Because They Can Kill You

Ford Philippines is recalling approximately 32,900 vehicles locally because they can possibly injure or kill you. This exact phrase is found in Ford’s very own website which points to the urgency of the recall covering the Ranger, Everest, and Mustang.

Toyota, Suzuki To Collaborate On New Compact SUV To Replace Vitara?

The discontinuation of the Suzuki Vitara may come as a shock to fans of the compact crossover, but don’t worry, it seems a replacement is on the way and in a plot twist, it may not even be the Brezza.

Lexus Leads Electrification In The Philippines; Promises Full EVs Are Coming

For over 15 years, Lexus has pioneered and innovated electrification, culminating in cars that are exciting, efficient, and durable. Near silent powertrains provide dynamic driving experiences while protecting the planet. World leading technology makes everything safe, seamless and luxurious.

All-New 2022 Kia Carens Showed Unstable Structure, Nets 3-Star Safety Rating

Kia’s re-born Carens MPV which is made for developing markets such as India (and rumored also to arrive in Southeast Asia) received a 3-star safety rating by the Global New Car Assessment Program or Global NCAP.

MG Philippines Launches Original Song, "Coming Home"

MG Philippines has released a new, original song entitled, “Coming Home.” The brand’s soundtrack is an electro-pop single that is upbeat and energetic, featuring a driving rap verse that invites listeners to visualize celebrations, family get-togethers, road trips, and the Filipino’s penchant for coming together and being one in a festive setting.

Nissan To Power McLaren In Formula E

Nissan and McLaren Racing announced today a multi-year technical collaboration, which will start at the beginning of the 2022/23 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship season.

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Mitsubishi Motor PH's Reimagine Your Ride Test Drive Tour Heads To Cebu And Davao

Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is continuing its tour of the Reimagine Your Ride Test Drive at the Queen and King Cities of the South. Cebuanos and Davaoeños will be treated to the brand’s entire range of models as well as discounts and branded merchandise exclusive to the said event:

Mazda's Never Stop Challenging Spirit Lives On In The MSCC Miata Spec Series And Miata Cup

On June 23, 1991, the number 55 Mazda 787B crossed the finish line at the Le Mans 24 Hour race to mark a unique achievement—they had become the first Japanese manufacturer to win the world’s most famous endurance race. Not only that, Mazda did it with a totally unique engine that not only captivated fans at the track with its ear-piercing soundtrack, but had become a symbol for Mazda’s “never stop challenging spirit”—the rotary engine.

2023 Peugeot 408 Wants To Fight The Subaru XV, Mazda CX-30 With French Style

Peugeot is giving compact cars a different flavor as it unveiled the mold-breaking 2023 Peugeot 408. The Peugeot 408 offers crossover body clearance with a fastback silhouette set atop of it.

Toyota Motor Philippines Expands Use Of Solar Power For Vios, Innova Manufacturing

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is accelerating its ‘Plant Carbon Neutrality’ target by 15 years from the originally planned 2050 to 2035. This is in alignment with the new target of Toyota Motor Corporation to reduce the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of all its manufacturing plants.

After Three Years, The Biggest Gathering Of Mazda MX-5s Happened Again

For the first time in three years, the biggest annual gathering of a single model happened once more as the Karuizawa Meeting gathered more than 1,100 Mazda MX-5s under clear May skies.

AAP President Elected To FIA Senate

Automobile Association Philippines (AAP) President Augustus “Joe” V. Ferreria, was elected to the FIA Senate during the meeting of the World Council for Automobile Mobility and Tourism held last June 21 at the FIA headquarters in Paris, France.

Honda Shows Off All-New 2023 CR-V's Premium Sporty Interior

Mark your calendars: the all-new, 2023 Honda CR-V is launching on July 12. After releasing an official teaser last month (a week after it was leaked in China), the carmaker is now showing what the interior looks like for the first time.

What Do You Think Of The 2023 MG 5's Design?

Last year, MG created headlines with its MG 5. For the first time, their sub-compact is taking two distinct styling directions—one dictated by the Chinese market, and the other by the European market.

FUSO Philippines Opens 9th Dedicated Dealership In South Cotabato

Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP) opened Mindanao Integrated Commercial Enterprises, Inc’s (MICEI) Fuso outlet last June 16, 2022, as addition to its nationwide network of dedicated dealerships.

First-Ever Petron Philippine Overland Expedition To Test Man And Machine

The first homegrown overlanding expedition is happening this October 12 to 16, 2022 with the 2022 Petron Philippine Overland Expedition: Pacific Coast Challenge.

Some Dealers Say Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Facing One-Year Wait List

Looking for a brand-new RAV4 Hybrid? Be prepared to wait. According to some authorized Toyota dealerships, some variants of the compact SUV is facing a waiting time of “up to one year.” And a recent announcement by Toyota Motor Corporation isn’t going to help either.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Hyundai, Michelin To Co-Develop Tires For Electric Vehicles

Hyundai Motor Group and Michelin will co-develop next-generation tires optimized for premium electric vehicles (EVs).

Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup 2022 Race 1 Slated On July 2

Get ready to get back on the track this July as Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) opens the 2022 season of its premier one-make-race series, the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Vios Cup.

Chery Auto PH Posts Best Monthly Sales In April; Tiggo 8 PRO Sold Out

Chery Auto Philippines reports that its April 2022 sales reached their best-ever monthly figure.

Ford Turns The Next-Generation Ranger Raptor Into A "Very Gay" Truck

Last year, Ford created the “Very Gay Raptor” as a response to an internet troll. While the response, at a corporate level, seems a bit immature, it did become an internet sensation. Since then, it had become a PR tool to try to stamp out discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community.

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

San Miguel Corporation Manages To Clean Up More Than One Million Metric Tons On Silt, Waste From Tullahan River

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) has reached its goal of removing over one million metric tons of silt and solid waste from the length of the Tullahan River ahead of the schedule drawn up with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

Here's Your First Look At The Base Hyundai Staria For The Philippine Market

While all eyes are on the top-of-the-line Hyundai Staria Premium, how does the base Staria look like? Once again, we have to thank sales agents for this rather unofficial first look (you can check out the rest of Hyundai Philippines’ launch line-up here).

Nissan E-POWER Offers An EV-Like Driving Experience Without The Range Anxiety

Having perfected its electric vehicle (EV) technology over the decade since the launch of the Nissan Leaf—the world’s first mass market EV, Nissan is set to introduce a new way of driving with soon-to-arrive e-Power technology locally.

The Prodrive P25 Is A 400-Horsepower, Carbon Fiber Bodied Subaru Impreza

UK-based Prodrive is giving us what Subaru isn’t: a brand-new WRX STI. In their case, however, it’s not based off the current “VB”. Instead, they’ve gone back 25 years to a time when Subaru rolled out the WRC-inspired Impreza 22B.