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Monday, July 31, 2023

Mitsubishi eK X EV To Make ASEAN Appearance This August

How’s this for a big (small) surprise? Mitsubishi is bringing the 2022-2023 Japan Car of the Year outside its home country for the first time. To be shown alongside its new B-segment SUV, the Mitsubishi ek X EV will share the limelight as a show car.

Mitsubishi Motors Shows Off Design Of Its All-New Compact Crossover

Less than two weeks before its official global debut at the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation pulled the covers off its all-new compact crossover.

Toyota PH Turns Over Coaster Mini Bus To Gilas Pilipinas Basketball Team

The leading mobility company in the country, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has turned over two units of its 29-seater mini bus, the Toyota Coaster, to the Gilas Pilipinas national basketball team. 

Geely CEO Now Sits On Aston Martin's Board

Aston Martin has appointed Geely CEO Daniel Li to its board. The Chinese automaker is its third largest shareholder.

2023 SeaOil Radical Challenge Gets Off To An Exhilarating First Round

It was a thrilling season opener to the SeaOil Radical Challenge Philippines when the series kicked off its first leg of 2023 last 21st to 23rd of July at the Clark International Speedway (CIS). Standout drivers were Joaquin Garrido and Jason Choachuy who bagged a race win each, while reigning 2022 champion Iñigo Anton was flying on track with his superb qualifying performance.

FUSO Opens in Iloilo City

Sojitz Fuso Philippines Corporation (SFP) together with MNV Auto Group, Inc., inaugurated its newest outlet in Iloilo City. Situated along C1 Road, Pakiad, Oton, Iloilo City, this is the second dedicated Fuso dealership in the Visayas region.

Lexus To Showcase Electrified Line-Up At BGC On August 4-6

Lexus is bringing a curated selection of lifestyle activities and test drives to the heart of Bonifacio Global City (BGC) this August 4 to 6.

Ford To Export More JMC-Produced Vehicles From China

Ford and Jiangling Motors (JMC) has signed an agreement that further expands the export of Ford-branded vehicles produced by JMC. This announcement follows a move by the American carmaker to produce more pickup trucks in China.

Sunday, July 30, 2023

"There's More to Our Cars" Is Chery Auto Philippines New Way Of Thinking

The appointment of a new managing director and the introduction of the Tiggo 5x Pro Hybrid and 7 Pro Hybrid heralds a new chapter for burgeoning automotive brand, Chery Auto Philippines.

Review: 2024 Subaru Crosstrek 2.0i-S

Whenever a carmaker comes up with a new nameplate, it comes with the expectation that the overall experience would be new and transformative. Yet when Subaru decided to axe the “XV” name in favor of “Crosstrek,” the resulting crossover feels like it took two steps forward and two steps back. It continues the Subaru XV’s careful, and at times, painfully slow evolution. To be fair, the crossover formerly known as the XV, is hard to beat. Among its competitors—the beautiful Mazda CX-30 among them—the Crosstrek is the one we’d take in a heartbeat. It’s a bit boring, sure, but it’s just so well-attuned to our road conditions be it in design, packaging, and safety.

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Akio "Morizo" Toyoda Is Coming To The Philippines In August

Akio Toyoda is coming to the Philippines. This was seemingly confirmed in a Facebook post on Toyota Gazoo Racing Philippines (check the post in question below).

Is It Game Over For The Ranger Raptor? Beefed-Up 2024 Toyota Hilux GR Sport Ready To Hit Showrooms

The Ford Ranger Raptor better watch out: Toyota has just significantly upgraded its flagship Hilux GR Sport pickup truck. After previewing it early this year, it is ready to hit global markets (rumored to include the Philippines by year-end).

Hardcore BMW M3 CS Is Most Expensive BMW M Model In The Philippines (w/ Specs)

BMW Philippines brings in the hardcore M3 Competition Sport or CS. Sitting atop the M3 range, the M3 CS brings not just increased power but an extensive weight reduction program and retuned chassis to deliver the most exhilarating track experience while maintaining the functionality and usability the M3 is known for.

Friday, July 28, 2023

First-Ever BMW XM Arrives For P 15.890M (w/ Specs)

BMW Philippines celebrates 50 years of BMW M with the local introduction of the first-ever standalone M product since the BMW M1—the 2023 BMW XM.

Hyundai Motor PH Rounds Off First Anniversary At Festival Mall This July 28-30

Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPH) rounds off the company’s first founding anniversary at the Alabang leg of its Hyundai Mobility Experience. From today until the 30th, several activities have been prepared at the Festival Mall as early as 8 AM until 9 PM.

Froilan Dytianquin Leads Chery Auto Philippines To New Direction

Chery Auto Philippines is gearing towards a major shift as seasoned automotive executive Froilan Dytianquin takes the helm of the brand as its Managing Director. Dytianquin brings more than 30 years of expertise in the automotive industry that is expected to drive Chery Auto Philippines to a new era of change, growth, and innovation.

Hyundai Working To Bring Carbon Hybrid Wheels To Its Performance Vehicles

Hyundai is working to bring carbon wheels to its high-performance Hyundai N performance vehicles. A partnership between Dymag, a world leader in lightweight wheels and composites material specialists, Hankuk Carbon will make the advanced carbon hybrid wheel possible.

Actress Isabelle Daza Chooses A Geely Okavango Urban Plus As Her New Ride

Isabelle Daza is now a proud owner of a Geely Okavango Urban Plus. The renowned actress took home her brand-new 7-seater crossover as part of the Chinese automaker’s collaboration with the actress.

Volkswagen, Audi To Partner With Chinese Automakers For EVs

It’s official: the Volkswagen Group has inked a strategic cooperation with two Chinese automaker in a bid to accelerate its electrification offerings. Volkswagen is partnering with Xpeng, while luxury division, Audi is partnering with SAIC Motor.

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Nissan Has Sold Over A Million EVs Already

Nissan announces that its global sales of its electric vehicles have surpassed the one-million-unit milestone.

Toyota Teases All-New 2024 Land Cruiser Prado Ahead Of August 2 Reveal

Heads up, the all-new 2024 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado will be unveiled on August 2.

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

BFGoodrich Launches g-Force Phenom T/A In The Philippines

BFGoodrich Philippines has unveiled the BFGoodrich g-Force Phenom T/A—an on-road, ultra-high-performance tire that promises to take vehicle performance to the next level, in both wet and dry conditions.

The All-New Mitsubishi Triton Is Ready To Defend Its Asia Cross Country Rally Crown

Fresh from its global launch, Mitsubishi Motors is racing the all-new Triton/Strada at the upcoming Asia Cross Country Rally (AXCR) this August.

All-New 2024 Mitsubishi Triton (Strada): This Is It

Mitsubishi Motors has unveiled the all-new Triton (Strada), its sixth-generation pickup truck and its first full re-design in nine years.

Is The Refreshed 2024 Kia Sorento Philippine Bound?

Kia unveiled the exterior design of its refreshed Sorento mid-sized SUV ahead of its launch in the middle of August.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe Returns To PH For P 4.890M (w/ Specs)

BMW Philippines brings back its segment-defying 4 Series Gran Coupe. The four-door coupe dons the brand’s new design language while also offering enhanced driving dynamics and a refined, premium interior.

BMW Philippines Adds Value-Oriented 318i Business For P 3.590M (w/ Specs)

BMW Philippines launches a new value-oriented variant of its 3 Series sedan: the 318i Business for P 3.590-million—P 200,000 lower than the 318i Sport.

Kia Set Record For Most "APEAL-ing" Vehicles Based On Owners' Survey

Kia just set a record for the highest total number of awards ever earned in a single year by a brand in the J.D. Power 2023 Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) study in the United States.

The Changan Alsvin 1.4L 5MT Is Your Newest "GR" Ride

There’s a new GR (Grab Ready) ride in town: meet the Changan Alsvin 1.4L 5MT. Dubbed as “your next partner in profit,” the Alsvin 1.4L 5MT can now be purchased for your taxi or TNVS business. And as part of Changan Motor Philippines’ Biyahenyong Aasenso Showcase, they outlined some of the features that set it apart from other “GR” rides:

Subaru BRZ Gets Tuned By STI Treatment

Subaru has given its BRZ sportscar the “tuned by STI” treatment and better still, it’s no longer a Japan market exclusive.

Monday, July 24, 2023

Toyota Motor PH Leads All Car Makers In June And First Half 2023 Sales

New vehicle sales in the Philippines have increased 27 percent in June based on the joint report of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA).

Chevrolet PH Kicks Off New-Generation Trax Roadshow Series

The new-generation Chevrolet Trax finally made its debut last July 4 in the Philippines and the first one in Southeast Asia. Following its official launch, The Covenant Car Company, Inc. – Chevrolet Philippines rolled out a series of Trax roadshow events in selected mall venues. The Trax Roadshow Tour offers customers the opportunity to discover and experience the bigger, bolder and more refined 2024 Chevrolet Trax Crossover SUV (read our review).

Ford Says 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo Offers Best Balance Between Power, Efficiency In Philippine Setting

Ford Philippines reckons its 2.0-liter bi-turbo engine offers the best balance of power, capability, and efficiency. Eschewing displacement for boost, this engine is said to deliver better stop-and-go traffic performance with little compromise when it comes to hauling.

Toyota Motor Philippines To Launch First-Ever Yaris Cross On August 4

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has confirmed: the first-ever Yaris Cross is officially launching on August 4. Before that, the country’s number one carmaker and leader in hybrid electric vehicles has opened reservations for their new compact crossover.

Jetour Auto PH Aims To Sell 1,000 Units By End 2023

After breaching the 700,000-unit sales mark globally in just 55 months, Jetour Auto is aiming high. The Chinese automaker’s target is to reach a million units sold by 2025 and 1.27 million by 2027. This makes them one of the fastest growing auto brands in the world.

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Check Out These Low Down, Low Monthly Amortization Deals On The New Honda City, Brio, And BR-V

Hot on the heels of its recent launch, Honda Cars Philippines is offering special deals on the new Brio and City until August 31.

Review: 2023 Suzuki S-Presso GL AGS

When Suzuki Philippines launched the S-Presso micro hatchback/crossover in 2020, it provided a bit of style in a segment known for no-frills, all-basic transportation. And with a P 518,000 launch price, it provided many the chance to buy a brand-new car; an opportune time given it was the middle of the COVID pandemic. Fast-forward about two years later, here’s the refreshed S-Presso. Packing new stuff, it also happens to be 30 percent more expensive. Not so entry-level now, is it? Is it still worth it?

Mazda To Race MX-5 Using Carbon Neutral Fuel

The Mazda MX-5 is the most raced car in the world, so it’s only fitting that it’ll be used to banner the use of sustainable fuel in Mazda’s quest for carbon neutrality.

Saturday, July 22, 2023

Review: 2023 BMW iX xDrive40

Different. Unhinged. Ugly. The BMW iX, inside and out, is one of the most polarizing new cars on sale today. It’s the foil to the BMW iX3 M Sport which is luxury EV motoring at its most incognito. This one is what happens when a carmaker decides to flip the script, going for tech above everything else. While their approach is about 95 percent agreeable, the remaining five perfect makes you question whether they should have done something like this in the first place.

Friday, July 21, 2023

Prices, Specs Of First-Ever Toyota Yaris Cross For Philippines Revealed

More details on the first-ever Toyota Yaris Cross for the Philippine market have been revealed. After its general specs were outed thanks to its LTO homologation papers, more detailed variant specs have come out, of all places, on Toyota Motor Philippines’ official website.

Bosch Philippines Launches Blue Line Brake Pads

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket (AA) has launched its Bosch Blue Line Brake Pads to the Philippine market.

Electric Vehicle Association Supports Dongfeng EV's Philippine Arrival

The Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) has thrown its support behind new commercial vehicle EV player, Diamond Auto EV Corporation. Diamond Auto EV Corporation is the official importer and distributor of Dongfeng commercial EVs.

Hyundai PH Promotes EV Mobility With SM Supermalls Partnership

Hyundai Motor Philippines continues its drive towards promoting sustainable mobility with the inauguration of its first batch of Hyundai-branded EV charging stations. This is done in partnership with SM Supermalls.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Dongfeng EV Enters Philippines Via Diamond Auto Group

Dongfeng Commercial Electric Vehicles has officially entered the Philippines through its official importer and distributor: Diamond Auto Group EV Corporation.

SAIC Motor Philippines Takes Over MG Brand; To Launch 3 Full EVs By Q4 2023

SAIC Motor Philippines, Inc. (SMP) has assumed the role of importer and distributor of Morris Garages (MG) products and services in the Philippines, along with local MG aftersales operations, as was announced during a recent event held by SMP for bank partners and MG dealer principals.

2024 Lotus Emira Arriving In The Philippines Q3 2023

Lotus Cars Manila has confirmed that the most powerful four-cylinder Lotus sportscar ever, the Emira is arriving by the third quarter of this year.

Chery Auto PH Sales Rise 8 Percent In First Half 2023

Chery Auto Philippines sold an all-time high of 382 units in June, surpassing its previous highest monthly record of 323 units it had established only in May. While the total industry sales dipped by 5 percent last June, Chery bucked the trend and grew by 18 percent. Chery’s performance catapulted the brand to the 10th spot in the total sales ranking for the month of June.

Petron Turbo Diesel Proven To Improve Fuel Mileage

A field test conducted by Petron R&D showed that vehicles were able to achieve an average 16.4 percent improvement in fuel efficiency after shifting to Petron Turbo Diesel. The five-day performance run was observed and certified by representatives from the Department of Energy – Energy Utilization Management Bureau, and the Automobile Association of the Philippines.

Lexus To Hold Travel Pop-Up Event At Mitsukoshi Space

Japan has enamored the world. Its rich heritage, fascinating culture, and wonderful culinary delights are just a few things that make it an exciting travel destination. This dichotomy—deep and meaningful cultural traditions set against the backdrop of cutting-edge modernity—indeed make Japan a top-of-mind destination for those who seek a poignant and enriching journey.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Ford Philippines Sales Grow 55 Percent In H1 2023

Ford Philippines delivered a strong retail performance for the first half of the year on the back of continued demand for its next-generation vehicle lineup.