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Friday, March 31, 2023

Next-Gen Ford Territory Starts At P 1.335M, Reservation Books Open

Ford Philippines has officially kicked off the launch of the next-generation Ford Territory in the country as the SUV becomes available on Ford’s online reservation portal.

2024 Porsche Cayenne To Debut New Dash Concept

The refreshed Porsche Cayenne, due out globally on April 18, will feature a new display and control concept: The Porsche Driver Experience. It consists of a fully digital display that’s focused on the driver’s axis, while most important controls are grouped around the steering wheel.

Toyota Motor PH Offers Motorist Assistance For Holy Week

The roads will be seeing more vehicles in the coming days as Filipinos travel for the Holy Week break. To help motorists safely navigate their way to their destinations, mobility leader Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is offering a free pre-Holy Week vehicle safety inspection service.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Yaris Is Latest Toyota Nameplate To Reach 10 Million Cumulative Sales

The Yaris nameplate has reached 10 million cumulative global sales, joining the ranks of other esteemed Toyota models including Corolla, Camry, RAV4, Hilux, and Land Cruiser. 

Hyundai Spices Up The Executive Sedan Segment With 2024 Sonata

After showing off its head-turning style and revealing its initial specifications, Hyundai revealed more details about the updated eighth-generation Sonata.

Kia To Start Offering Unlockable Features With The 2024 EV9

When Kia introduced its new logo and the tagline, Movement That Inspires, it also signified a shift in their mentality. From a traditional automaker, focused on manufacturing, Kia is aspiring to become a mobility solutions provider.

2024 Revuelto Is Lamborghini's First Super Sport V12-Powered Plug-In Hybrid

In time for their 60th anniversary, Lamborghini has unveiled the Revuelto, their first-ever V12 super sports hybrid plug-in and the direct replacement of the Aventador.

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

MINI Driving Experience 2023 Heats Up Clark International Speedway

Mini Philippines hosted nearly 100 Mini customers, media, and valued partners for a day of driving thrills at the Mini Driving Experience 2023 at Clark International Speedway with racing veteran Georges Ramirez.

Jeep PH Launches 2023 Grand Cherokee L For P 5.490M (w/ Specs)

The Jeep life is a life well-lived. It is defined by passion, adventure, but most of all, it is one that is shaped by individuality and forging one’s own path. It’s also about making and leaving a mark in the course of the journey and striking a true balance in creating a memorable life. This is the legacy that is represented by the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee L, the brand’s premiere SUV designed to be the classic epitome of luxury that is meant to be shared across generations.’

GAC Motor PH To Debut EMKOO At Manila International Auto Show

GAC Motor, now distributed in the Philippines by Astara, returns to the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) with its full range of vehicles, including the local debut of the first-ever GAC Emkoo.

Geely PH Expands To Region 1 With La Union Outlet

Sojitz G Auto Philippines Corporation (SGAP), Geely’s official local distributor, celebrates the inauguration of its dealership in Rosario La Union, officially marking the presence of Geely in the province. 

The 2023 Ford Ranger Tremor Is Built For Off-Roading

We’re starting to lose count of the number of Ranger variants Ford has come up with. In just a week, the brand that only seems to care about its pickup truck range has released the Ranger Stormtrak and the Ranger Wildtrak X. Now joining that growing fleet is the Ranger Tremor.

Kia Re-Thinks Vehicle Design, Manufacture In Its Quest For Carbon Neutrality

Kia’s commitment to become a leader in sustainable mobility will be extending beyond zero-emission EV drivetrains. The Korean automaker has declared a roadmap to reduce its overall carbon emissions by 7 percent by 2030 compared to 2019 figures, 70 percent by 2045, and full carbon neutrality by 2045.

Kia Brings Fresh Thinking And Tech To Three-Row SUVs With First-Ever EV9

Kia’s follow-up to its award-winning EV6 is this: the first-ever EV9. Its first three-row fully electric SUV brings fresh thinking, design, and technology to the segment while also spearheading the brand’s transformation to a sustainability mobility solutions provider in the electrified era.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Honda Cars Philippines Names New President

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) recently introduced its new president, Ms. Rie Miyake. Miyake succeeds Mr. Masahiko Nakamura who will assume a new post in Honda Cars Korea effective April 1.

Hyundai Before Service Preps Your Car For The Summer

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) is offering free vehicle check-ups at all authorized Hyundai outlets nationwide until April 10 under its Hyundai Before Service. This initiative, which started last March 20, aims to keep customers’ vehicles performing optimally by taking a proactive stance to detect and address potential trouble areas. It is a way for the brand to offer added peace of mind, and more notably, promote a culture of safe driving through simple emergency and self-service tips.

Power Up With Shell To Make Your Summer Journeys More Rewarding

Every Filipino driver knows that hitting the road is more than just a means to an end – it’s an adventure. And when it comes to fueling up, you don’t settle for anything less. With Shell, you’ll have more reason to go out and enjoy the summer season because going 100 percent has never been more rewarding.

In-Car Games, Soc Med Integration Fall Out Of Favor With Drivers

Forget in-car social media and games. According to the latest Connected Features Interest Survey Report carried out by TechInsights, driving-related functionalities, particularly those surrounding parking, is preferred by drivers as an in-car connected service.

Your New Mazda Will Be Produced Using Renewable Energy

Your brand-new Mazda is produced, in part, by renewable energy as the carmaker finalized an “offsite corporate power purchase agreement” or PPA with the Chugoku Electric Power to use solar power for the carmaker’s assembly lines in Japan. The use of solar power in its vehicle production will help Mazda achieve its carbon neutrality goals.

Nissan PH Touts LEAF's V2X Capability For Disaster Resilence

In a joint effort to bolster the Blue Switch program, Nissan Philippines and the Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation (PDRF) held a ceremonial signing of agreement to announce their partnership. The partnership will demonstrate the Nissan Leaf’s capabilities as an efficient yet sustainable aid for disaster response to natural calamities and gives an avenue for Nissan Philippines and PDRF to exchange knowledge and information to explore better ways in addressing disasters.

What Features Do Women Look For In A Brand-New Car?

When it comes to cars, safety is the single most important feature desired by women, according to a global survey commissioned by South African insurer 1st for Women with members of the global Women’s World Car of the Year (WWCOTY) jury. Carried out by South African WWCOTY juror Charleen Clarke, the survey has found that practicality, performance, and space are all tied in second place.

Monday, March 27, 2023

All-New 2023 BMW 7 Series Launches In The Philippines With Prices Starting At P 8.990M

BMW is moving its flagship luxury sedan, the 7 Series, into an age shaped by sustainability and digitalization. With that, the all-new model, codenamed G70, aims to push comfort and experience to new, forward-thinking ways.

Mazda PH Introduces Limited Edition BT-50 4x2 Black Edition

Mazda Philippines launches the BT-50 4x2 AT Black Edition, a new, value-packed BT-50 variant that enhances the style and sophistication of Mazda’s critically-acclaimed pickup truck. Priced identically to the standard BT-50 4x2 AT variant at P 1,430,000, it comes as a factory-installed, no-cost option for the first 50 customers.

2023 BMW X7 Gains Aggressive New Look, Hybrid Power For P 9.890M (w/ Specs)

Ahead of the launch of its newest flagship sedan, the all-new 7 Series, SMC Asia Car Distributors Corporation has also brought in the refreshed version of its most luxury SUV: the BMW X7.

Hyundai Gives The Sonata Its Sportiest Re-Design For 2024

The heavily revised 2024 Sonata will be Hyundai’s centerpiece at the upcoming Seoul Mobility Show, and it heralds its sportiest re-design ever. Basically, it has been re-born as a dynamic sedan with a low-slung look, aggressive styling, and future-oriented technology.

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Don't Get Stuck With A Dead Battery During This Road Trip Season

With Holy Week fast approaching, it’ll be one of the busiest travel seasons. Traveling by plane often means leaving a vehicle in an airport parking lot. After a long journey home, airport delays, battles with heavy luggage, and long lines, exhausted travelers could be faced with a further delay in getting home: a dead battery. The high-power demands of modern vehicles and the drain from parasitic loads such tracking devices and alarms means that a battery can potentially become dead in a matter of days.

Mutt Motorcycles Set To Open White Plains Showroom

Fans of British mobility brands will have a new reason to celebrate as Mutt Motorcycles is set to open a new location in Metro Manila. The Birmingham, UK-based custom vintage motorcycle specialist will be opening along Katipunan Avenue in White Plains, Quezon City on Easter Sunday, April 15.

Review: 2023 Honda HR-V RS Turbo Honda SENSING

You are looking at the best variant of the current-generation Honda HR-V. Having driven the base HR-V S (and even pitting it against the Hyundai Creta) and the mid-grade HR-V V Turbo, I can now, with absolute certainty, say that those variants simply pale in comparison to the HR-V RS Turbo. Generally, I’m allergic to recommending a variant that’s been dolled up by a body kit and a few extra features, but Honda’s actually dug deep to make this not just the best iteration of the HR-V yet, but one of the best compact crossovers around.

Cooper Tires Now Distributed In The Philippines By Goodyear

Goodyear Philippines, Inc. is now the official distributor of Cooper Tires in the Philippines. This follows the news that Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company acquired Cooper Tire Rubber Company in 2021. The move will create a strong US manufacturer, combining both companies’ strengths with an increased presence in distribution and retail channels.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Is Chery Auto Philippines Launching An Electrified Tiggo 7 Pro At MIAS?

It looks like Chery Auto Philippines is ready to expand its electrified vehicle offering with the Tiggo 7 Pro in the coming months.

Hyundai Mobility Experience Heads To SM Aura In BGC

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) is at the SM Aura Premier in BGC from March 24 to 26. This is the first stop of the brand’s Hyundai Mobility Experience which will be a tour of different local cities designed to give more Filipinos access to see and experience its new generation of models.

Friday, March 24, 2023

Another Day, Another New Ford Ranger Variant: Meet The 2023 Wildtrak X

At this point in time, Ford should just change their name to “Ranger” given their insistence to close every conceivable market gap they could. If the launch of the Ranger Stormtrak, Ranger Raptor Diesel, and Ranger Titanium weren’t enough, here comes the Ranger Wildtrak X.

Nissan's New Car Will Let You Do Anything In It But Drive

Nissan has developed a prototype sedan which it calls, “Contemporary Lifestyle Vehicle” that will enable its owners to do a lot of things in it but drive. 

Kia, Ayala Corporation Takes 'Inspired' Approach In Launching All-Electric EV6

“Take a good look at this car. Cars like this represent the future. All cars would soon look like this, and you would be proud that you are here at the beginning,” said Ayala Corporation President and CEO Bong Consing just a few minutes before he drove away as the first customer of the all-electric Kia EV6.

Thursday, March 23, 2023

Honda Cars PH Is Helping Enable Young Pinoy Innovators

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) joins the Department of Science and Technology - Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI) in an innovation competition for young Filipinos in Senior High School. The program, imake.wemake:create.innovate.collaborate, fosters creative and innovative thinking among students by enabling them to solve problems of their respective communities or achieve a particular purpose using critical thinking, experimentation, risk analysis, engineering, and technical skills. This year’s contest gathered a total of 89 project proposals from public and private high schools all over the Philippines, the biggest number of proposals received since the program started in 2017.

The 2023 Changan CS55 Plus Will Have You All Hyped Up On "Next-Gen" Tech

What’s the hype about the CS55 Plus Hype? Well, according to Changan Motor Philippines, it’s all about the wonders of next-generation automotive technology.

This Autech Variant Adds Some Sporty Style To The 2023 Nissan Kicks e-Power

Nissan quietly updated the Kicks e-Power for the region starting with Thailand. The electrified compact crossover gets new features in Thailand, and in turn, those should trickle in to the Philippines after a few months.

MINI Opens New Cebu Dealership

Mini Philippines continues to strengthen its presence in the country with the opening of Mini Cebu, the sole Mini dealership in Central Visayas. Operated by AutoStudio Philippines Corporation (AutoStudio), the facility offers a full suite of services such as new car displays, three aftersales service bays, and retailing of vehicle and lifestyle accessories.

Chevrolet To End Sixth-Gen Camaro Production In January 2024

After nine years in the market, the sixth-generation Camaro will retire at the conclusion of the 2024 model year. This was confirmed by Chevrolet, which said the final units will come off the Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant in Michigan in January next year.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

SMC's Nasugbu-Bauan Expressway (NBEX) To Unlock Economic Potential Of Batangas

San Miguel Corporation (SMC) is undertaking the P 44.77-billion Nasugbu-Bauan Expressway (NBEX) project that will provide a faster connection between the eastern and western portions of Batangas province.

Hyundai's Automatic Charging Robot Removes The Guess Work When Charging EVs

The Hyundai Motor Group has developed an automatic charging robot (ACR) that removes the guesswork when it comes to topping up its electric vehicles.

Ford Breaks Ground For New Mandaue, Cebu Service Facility

Ford Philippines is expanding its dealership footprint with the groundbreaking of a new service facility in Mandaue City, Cebu.

Nissan Appoints New Head Of ASEAN Operations

Nissan announces an important appointment to its senior leadership in ASEAN as it continues to transform its business in the region in accordance with its long-term vision, Nissan Ambition 2030.

All-New 2024 Hyundai Accent Comes With 160 Horsepower, 6-speed MT, Bose Sound System

After teasing it as a sketch last month, Hyundai has finally unveiled the all-new Accent (Verna) in its global launch market of India.

Ford Shrinks The Explorer And Turns It Into An EV

Ford is once again reinventing its Explorer SUV by removing its third-row seating and fitting it with an all-electric powertrain.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

The P 3.788M EV6 GT-Line Is Kia Philippines And Ayala Corporation's First Step Towards Sustainable Motoring (w/ Specs)

Previewed at the Philippine International Motor Show last September, and after that, through a series of educational campaigns leading up to a first drive last February, Kia Motor Philippines has finally launched their much-awaited all-electric SUV: the 2023 Kia EV6.

Jetour Auto PH Sets 1,500 Sales Target For First Year

Jetour Auto Philippines, Inc. (JAPI), the newest automotive brand set to enter the local market is bullish during its first year of operations.

This Is Your First Look At The All-New 2024 Mitsubishi Strada

Mitsubishi Motors is previewing the all-new Strada (aka Triton or L200 in overseas markets) with the display of the XRT Concept.

Ford Brings 3.0-liter Turbo Diesel V6 To ASEAN With 2023 Everest Wildtrak

At the same time Ford brought in the 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel engine as a more affordable option for its top-of-the-line pickup truck, the Ranger Raptor, they’ve gone the opposite way with their Everest 7-seater SUV and the ASEAN launch of the Everest Wildtrak.

Kia Concept EV5 Previews Upcoming All-Electric Compact SUV

After revealing the boxy, brutalist look of the EV9 three-row SUV, Kia’s not stopping there. The Korean automaker pulled the wraps off the Concept EV5—their next all-electric offering that’ll head to production later this year.