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  • Enter the next generation: Kia Philippines welcomes Brian Buendia as new COO

    Kia Philippines Motor Corporation (KPMC), the official importer and distributor of Kia vehicles, has announced the leadership appointment of Brian Beundia as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) starting July 1, 2023. As a bit of history, Kia in the Philippines was relaunched in 2019 under Ayala Corporation (AC) Industrial’s automotive arm, AC Motors. It is one of the largest automotive distributors in the country, which includes global mobility brands such as Honda, Isuzu, Maxus, and Volkswage

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Jun 2, 2023

  • Sa wakas! Mitsubishi XFC Concept in the Philippines on June 16-18

    It was supposed to be on display at the Manila International Auto Show on April 2023, but it couldn’t make it in time. We’re talking about the Mitsubishi XFC Concept, which will be showcased at The Grove in Newport Mall in Pasay City from June 16 to 18, 2023. The XFC Concept was first premiered in Vietnam on October 2022. Mitsubishi Motors Corporation president and CEO Takao Kato said the production version of this crossover would be on sale in ASEAN markets as early as April 2023. "In the futur

    VJ BacunganVJ Bacungan

    May 30, 2023

  • Kia Otis and Kia Marikina show Autohub Group's confidence in South Korean brand

    Kia Philippines is rapidly expanding its brand presence in the country by adding more dealerships to its network. The South Korean automaker recently added two new facilities under its network, Kia Otis and Kia Marikina, handled by the Autohub Group. These two new facilities are the 43rd and 44th dealerships under the brand’s extensive network. They will also bring the Kia experience closer to its valued customer. Kia Otis and Kia Marikina will enhance the ownership journey and experience by off

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    May 27, 2023

  • Korea's Raize rival? 2023 Hyundai Exter crossover unveiled in India

    The subcompact crossover segment has been hot recently, with automakers rushing to enter the market. We have the likes of the Toyota Raize and Kia Stonic, both of which are dominant forces in the local market for their segment. Hyundai wants a piece of the action, as it has recently unveiled the Exter crossover in India. While the Exter was initially teased with a few renderings and photos, new images from the South Korean automaker reveal what the crossover looks like. More pictures will be rel

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    May 10, 2023

  • Lady-owned: Cars women would enjoy driving

    Whatever the reason, there are now more women who are spending a lot of time behind the wheel. In fact, women car buyers now account for nearly half of total car sales, according to industry estimates. This can be attributed to more women joining the workforce, starting their own businesses, increased purchasing power and other factors. As such, car manufacturers have even started to take into account what women drivers want. These include convenience features that drivers of all sexes will appr

    Francis PallarcoFrancis Pallarco

    Mar 30, 2023

  • Kia Stonic top-seller for Kia Philippines, 2,332 units sold in 2022

    There's a cause for celebration for the Kia brand in the Philippines as the Kia Stonic turned out as a runaway hit in the country, leading the local lineup in sales for 2022. During its recent 4th anniversary celebration, Kia Philippines also celebrated its record-breaking 34% sales increase compared to 2021. The new sales record exceeded the auto industry’s 26% pace. Kia Philippines also announced that it received Kia Asia Pacific (K-APAC) recognition for achieving the highest growth rate in th

    Joey DeriquitoJoey Deriquito

    Feb 22, 2023

  • East meets West: Western-branded crossovers that are made in China

    You may have noticed that a certain MG ZS has been selling since 2018. And if you're into automotive history, MG is a well-loved British brand. But since the late-2000s it has been British only in name. Now owned by SAIC, MG’s Asian operations primarily make their cars in China. So it’s a Chinese car in a British tux. Does that make it any less of a great deal? Would it surprise you that MG isn’t the only manufacturer that makes its cars in China now? Well, let us share some information, shall w

    Mark PolicarpioMark Policarpio

    Dec 4, 2022

  • The Kia EV6 Has Landed, to be Priced Below Php 4M

    Kia Philippines introduces electric mobility with a special preview of its highly anticipated its first dedicated electric vehicle, the Kia EV6 at the 8th Philippine International Motors Show. And according to Kia, it will be priced below Php 4 million when it starts sales next year. As a special preview of Kia’s solution to achieving sustainability, the Kia EV6 is an all-electric crossover SUV that offers long-range (550+km), zero-emissions power, 800V ultra-fast charging, and distinct styling.

    Francis PallarcoFrancis Pallarco

    Sep 15, 2022

  • Driving the Kia e-Niro: Range Anxiety is Real, and Why It Shouldn't Worry You

    In celebration of World EV Day, we would like to share a brief experience driving one of the more popular EVs from a mainstream manufacturer. The Kia e-Niro is a crossover that shares its platform and electric drivetrain with the Hyundai Kona. As you can see, it looks like a raised hatchback, but its extra height lets you be more versatile and agile on the road. We drove it in Brunei Darussalam, where there is little traffic on city roads and highways. Kia Brunei is not yet selling EVs, and like

    Mikko DavidMikko David

    Sep 9, 2022

  • Does Ford Ford Eco Sport's Powertrain Packs a Mighty Wallop?

    The hand that rocks the cradle are not the typical pair of hands one would usually spot on messing around with the greasy mechanical innards of the squeaky-clean er, say, Ford Ecosport. WHAT IS FORD ECOSPORT? In a sense, was a one-shot deal hatched by the visionary collective heads of those prime car magnates from Blue Oval, an exciting place dead-set on ruminating about mass-producing EVs (electric vehicles) by the truckload that would probably be operational by the year 2025, or so they say. B


    Jun 2, 2022

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