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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Mazda PH Is Racing This MX-5 IMAGINE "Art Car"

Bermaz Auto Philippines, the exclusive distributor of Mazda in the Philippines has unveiled the Mazda MX-5 Imagine—its very own ‘art car’ at the Mazda Premium Experience Display at the South Wing R1 of the Powerplant Mall in Makati City.

Friday, July 29, 2022

2023 Chevrolet Seeker Squares Up Against The Ford Territory, Geely Coolray

Chevrolet has just unveiled what could be its answer against the Ford Territory with the all-new 2023 Seeker compact SUV.

Fare Discounts, Other Benefits Await Beep Card Users

beep card operator AF Payments Inc., disclosed it is prioritizing programs on discounted fares and extending special benefits for its cardholders, following the government’s call to promote wider adoption of stored value cards. It plans to further amplify its tech-enabled offline services and soon complement it with innovative online offerings to help make commuting more bearable, efficient, and productive for commuters.

Brembo To Establish Brake Pad Factory In China With New Chinese Joint Venture

Brembo and a Chinese-based firm have signed a new joint-venture that establishes the first large scale Brembo manufacturing facility dedicated to producing aftermarket brake pads.

Someone Paid P 1.87M For This 1992 Nissan Sentra Series II

Cars from the 1990s are now starting to become genuine collectibles—that’s what automotive auction platform Bring a Trailer (BaT) found out.

2023 Mazda CX-5 Is Latest Model To Get Signature Rhodium White Premium Color

More and more Mazda vehicles stand to benefit from their new signature color—Rhodium White Premium. The newest special color after Soul Red Crystal and Machine Gray Metallic, it replaces Snowflake White on the 2023 CX-5.

The 2023 Chevrolet Colorado Fights Back With Up To 310 Horsepower, 583 Nm Of Torque

Chevrolet may have discontinued the Colorado nameplate here in the Philippines, but it’s alive and kicking in other markets, including the U.S. In fact, their Ford Ranger fighter has just undergone a full refresh offering better performance, capability, and design.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

How Well-Speced Are The Base Variants Of The 2023 Ford Everest?

We’ve already tackled the specs and pricing of the next-generation Ford Ranger XL, XLS, and XLT as well as the Ranger Sport and Wildtrak. We also happened to dive deep into the specs of the Ford Everest Sport and Titanium+ too. Now, to complete everything, here’s what you get in the base variants of the Everest—the Trend and the Limited.

FUSO Opens In Cagayan De Oro

The Japanese distributor of the popular Canter inaugurated its new 3S (Sales, Service, and Spare Parts) outlet in Cagayan de Oro City. Fuso Cagayan de Oro will now address the customers’ requirements by providing sales and service support to further strengthen the Fuso’s presence in Mindanao. The outlet adds to the network of Fuso dedicated dealerships operating under Fast Autoworld Philippines Corporation (FAPC), an authorized dealer of Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP).

These Are The Standard Features On The Base 2023 Next-Gen Ford Ranger Trims

When it comes to the all-new Ford Ranger, much of the focus has been on the higher trim variants, and rightfully so because they’re the ones being offered through their online reservation portal. But now that the 2023 Ranger has been officially launched in the Philippines, how do the base variants stack up? Well, now we know.

Ford Philippines Offers Class-Leading Ownership Package For Next-Gen Ranger, Everest

All eyes might be on the specs and pricing of the next-generation Ford Ranger and Ford Everest, but Ford Philippines isn’t stopping there. At its official Philippine launch, they sprung a surprise by announcing two measures which equate to an affordable and worry-free ownership experience.

Toyota RAV4, Land Cruiser 300 Sees More Production Suspensions In July, August

Toyota can’t catch a break. After parts shortages that caused them to momentarily suspend production at several of its manufacturing facilities in Japan, the carmaker is now having to deal with more suspensions due to an uptick of COVID-19 cases as well as heavy rain damage at one of its suppliers.

Modern Cars Have Too Many Screens That It's Becoming A Safety Concern

Research suggests that driver distraction and inattention are considered factors in nearly half of all fatal and serious injury accidents. With cars now bristling with more technology than ever before, an unlikely company is speaking out against the trend of having too many screens.

Could The All-New 2022 Honda BR-V Get Honda SENSING As Standard?

This may be a bit hard to believe, but eight months after its global unveil in Indonesia, it’s only now that the all-new, second-generation Honda BR-V has made its way to other ASEAN markets such as Thailand.

Geely Opens In Dumaguete City

Sojitz G Auto Philippines Corporation (SGAP), Geely’s official local distributor, opens a new dealership in Central Visayas at the heart of Negros Oriental. Geely Dumaguete is an addition to Gateway Group’s several Geely dealerships nationwide.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

This Is The Philippines' First Prestone-Branded Car Service Center

Prestone Philippines, the country’s leading brake and coolant brand opened the Prestone Car Service Center along Mac Arthur Highway in San Nicolas in Tarlac. This is in partnership with CJ Fernandez Enterprises. This is Prestone’s first and only car service center to serve the people of Tarlac.

Petron Is The Official Fuel, Engine Oil Of 2022 Toyota Gazoo Racing Vios Cup

Industry leaders Petron Corporation and Toyota Motor Philippines have strengthened their motorsports partnership in the 2022 edition of the Toyota Gazoo Racing (TGR) Vios Cup with Petron XCS as the official fuel and Petron Blaze Racing Engine Oil as the official engine oil.

Ford Giving Discounts On Next-Gen Ranger, Everest At Ford Island Conquest

The Ford Island Conquest (FIC), Ford Philippines’ experiential test drive event, is marking its return this year to provide customers the opportunity to see and test drive Ford vehicles outside of a Ford showroom.

All-New Ford Mustang Set For September Global Reveal?

Reports coming out of the U.S. say the all-new, seventh-generation Ford Mustang is set for a global reveal this September at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

The Aceman Is MINI's First EV SUV

MINI is the first brand under the BMW Group that’s going fully electric, and now, the world gets its first glimpse of an all-new SUV model that’s slotting between the Cooper and Countryman: the Mini Aceman.

Lamborghini Is Building This Huracán Off-Roader

Lamborghini is confirming that it will be building a rally-inspired Huracán based on the Huracán Sterrato Concept it unveiled in 2019. The model, which is expected to be the final form of the V10-powered supercar, will be released before the end of the year.

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Kia Inaugurates Ortigas-Cainta Showroom

Kia inaugurated its newest dealership, Kia Ortigas as a re-affirmation of the brand’s mission to keep inspiring Filipinos to move forward. Seeing and experiencing Kia’s lineup of vehicles is now made easier thanks to the strategic location of the new Kia Ortigas dealership. This venue—which is part of the nationwide Kia dealership network which already boasts of 41 locations—is proud to showcase Kia’s new look. It also marks another milestone on the road to the targeted 50 Kia dealership expansion and appointments by the end of the year.

Are Bajaj Three-Wheelers The Most Efficient Last-Mile Delivery Solution?

TriMotors Technology Corporation, the exclusive distributor of Bajaj three-wheelers in the Philippines thinks they have the best last-mile solution for logistics companies. Lazada, Libcap, and JRS Express (see lead photo) are among the companies who’ve made the switch to Bajaj three-wheelers in order to reduce delays and damages to parcels.

Honda Manila Is First PH Dealer To Get New Global Look

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) inaugurated a new Honda Cars Manila with a fresh façade design that keeps up with the latest design for Honda Dealers globally. 

These Are The Full Specs Of The 2023 Hyundai Creta For The Philippines

We’ve already tackled the complete specs of the Tucson, Santa Fe, and Staria in separate articles. And now, to complete Hyundai Motor Philippines’ launch line-up, here are the complete specs of their compact crossover, the 2023 Creta.

Fill Up On Shell V-Power And Get A Chance To Experience Singapore

Filipinos itching to unleash their travel bug as the world reopens can have the chance to power up to experience an all-expense-paid trip for two to Singapore by collecting raffle coupons from every purchase of Shell V-Power fuels.

Maserati Building Track-Only Project24 Supercar

Maserati is building on its MC20 supercar by unveiling a limited run super sportscar known only by the codename Project24.

2023 Toyota Vios Set For August 9 Global Reveal And Here Are Your First Pics

The all-new 2023 Toyota Vios is set for a global debut this August 9, and Toyota Thailand has provided the world with the first set of teasers.

Monday, July 25, 2022

Porsche Rolls Out Major Software Update For Taycan EV

Porsche is rolling out its first major software update for the more than 75,000 Taycan EVs currently on the road.

Petron Is Giving Away P 10,000 Worth Of Fuel Daily

Petron is giving motorists the chance to win P 10,000 worth of free fuel daily until August 31, 2022 with the Araw-Araw Panalo sa Petron promo.

Motul, MUGEN Co-Develop New Engine Oil Specifically For Honda Engines

Motul Asia Pacific launches the MS-A by Motul—a new high-performance 100 percent synthetic lubricant jointly-developed by Mugen.

Does The Toyota GR86 Look Good In Flame Orange?

On the same day Subaru announced a limited-edition model celebrating 10 years of the Subaru BRZ, Toyota has done the same with their very own GR86.

Audi Stars In Netflix's The Gray Man

Audi and Netflix collaborate on The Gray Man to bring the world of Sierra Six (Ryan Gosling) to fans around the world.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

Subaru Celebrates 10 Years Of The BRZ With This Limited Edition Variant

Subaru is celebrating 10 years of the Subaru BRZ sportscar with this limited-edition model strictly for sale in their home market of Japan.

Review: 2022 Weltmeister W5

The automotive industry is facing a once-in-a-lifetime transformation. With the focus now shifting towards electrification, some upstarts are looking at this as an opportunity to upend the status quo. One such brand that wants to capitalize on this opportunity is Weltmeister.

Review: 2022 Subaru WRX Sedan CVT

The moment you step inside the all-new, 2022 Subaru WRX. It’s all business. In a price segment filled with many choices from affordable sportscars like the Mazda MX-5 and the Subaru BRZ to hot hatches like the Toyota GR Yaris, the ‘Rex is the most well-rounded of them all. It’s a car that’s polished and all grown up now, but is still down to clown when you want it to. It’s great, but the moment you get down from it, you’re thinking: what the fuck was Subaru thinking?

Friday, July 22, 2022

Is This The Philippines' First Modded 2023 Ford Ranger?

Well, that certainly didn’t take long. Just a week prior to its official Philippine debut, Ford dealerships across the country have started releasing the next-generation Ranger to the first batch of owners. One lucky owner, in particular, went straight to have his new truck modified.

Isuzu Celebrates 25 Years In The Philippines

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) celebrated its 25th inaugural anniversary by announcing the company’s new “Road To Progress” vision.

Michelin Philippines Introduces Pilot Sport 5 Tire

Michelin Philippines is introducing the latest generation of its high-performance Michelin Pilot Sport family with the new Pilot Sport 5. Targeting sportscars and high-performance sedans, the new tire delivers performance that lasts.

Goodyear, Lockheed Martin Collaborates On Lunar Mobility Vehicle

Fifty three years after landing on the moon as part of NASA’s Apollo space program, the tire giant is set to continue that tradition by joining Lockheed Martin in its development of a lunar mobility vehicle.

These Are The Most "APEAL-ing" Cars To Own In 2022

Porsche, Dodge, and Ram make the most appealing cars based on the latest U.S. J.D. Power Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study.

BYD Set To Enter Japanese Market

BYD, the world’s largest electrified vehicle maker will be entering the Japanese market as the next step in their global expansion. Three all-electric vehicles will be sold there starting 2023.

Watch Where Our Peugeot Models Are Made

Peugeot has released the “Made in ASEAN” video (watch it below) which offer an inside look at the manufacturing of its 2008, 3008, and 5008 SUVs in Gurun, Malaysia. Building in ASEAN is key to the internationalization of Peugeot worldwide and to its success in the region. The video also unveils the stringent testing of the SUVs on the region’s various roads and extreme climate to ensure uncompromising reliability for Peugeot’s customers.

Fully Electric Porsche, Audi Models Can Now Be Charged At Uptown Mall BGC

Through its “FutureNow” program, PGA Cars leads the way in the Philippines’ transition toward sustainable electromobility by offering the fully electric Porsche Taycan and Audi e-tron range. Along with this move, more stakeholders are launching initiatives designed to provide cleaner transport solutions for the country.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Here's Your First Look At The PH-Spec 2023 Toyota GR86

Toyota Motor Philippines is now officially previewing the all-new second-generation GR86 ahead of its August market debut.

Honda Says The 2023 Civic Type R Is The Fastest Front-Wheel Drive Production Car

Honda unveils the all-new 2023 Civic Type R in time for the Civic nameplate’s 50th anniversary and the 30th anniversary of the Type R badge.

Aston Martin Reveals Updated Logo

For the first time in 19 years, and only the eighth time in its entire 109-year history, Aston Martin is revamping its iconic wings logo.

Hyundai Wants To Have A "Safety Driven" Culture

After a spat of product recalls and being called out at the UN General Assembly for its safety double standard, Hyundai is now taking automotive safety seriously as they’ve opened a new position of Global Chief Safety Officer.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

2023 Suzuki Grand Vitara: This Is It

It’s now official. After Toyota showed off the Urban Cruiser Hyryder, Suzuki has done the same; only this time it’s taking on a very familiar nameplate: Grand Vitara.

The All-New Nissan X-Trail E-Power Has 203 Horsepower But Does 19 Km/L

Proof once again of the versatility of its e-Power system, Nissan has launched the all-new X-Trail in Japan propelled exclusively by this unique powertrain.