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  • CAMPI: Philippine car industry may invest in semiconductors to address supply woes

    Car buyers all over the world have been waiting longer and longer for their new rides to arrive.Many automotive manufacturers point to long-running supply issues with semiconductors, which are used in various car components like engine computers, infotainment systems and even vehicle safety systems.The Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (CAMPI), the countrys largest group of automakers, told AutoFun Philippines that it would consider tying up with the domestic semiconduc

    VJVJ

    Sep 29, 2022

  • Philippine Honda HR-V deliveries delayed because of global chip shortage

    It appears the Honda HR-V RS Turbo, along with other variants of the subcompact crossover, wont be available anytime soon.The global semiconductor shortage for automobiles is taking a toll on local deliveries of the all-new Honda HR-V crossover.Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) announced in a Sept. 24, 2022 Facebook post that the arrival of the HR-V is pushed back indefinitely. 'As we remain committed to providing our customers with world-class vehicles, we are appealing for more understanding

    VJVJ

    Sep 27, 2022

  • Honda Cars Marikina relocates to Sumulong Highway, to open in January 2024

    Honda Cars Philippines Inc. and Gateway Group executives led by HCPI President Masahiko Nakamura and Gateway Group Chairman & CEO, Mr. Markane Goho lead the groundbreaking ceremonies of the new Honda Cars Marikina.ICYMI, the Honda Cars dealership near Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina has been closed for a while. The facility has been taken over by Geely. That is why Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) is set to inaugurate its 40th dealership in the country by January 2024 at a new location in

    VJVJ

    Sep 26, 2022

  • 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: The ultimate track weapon?

    Ever wanted the ultimate Porsche 911 for the track, but don’t want to shell out for a full-blown grand touring race car?The all-new 2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS may just be what you’re looking for.Style-wise, the GT3 RS carries over many design cues from the 992 GT3, such as the round headlights, the full-length taillights and the large rear wing. But with the RS, you get huge cooling vents on the front lid, the fenders and air intakes on the rear fenders, much like in the 911 Turbo. In a

    VJVJ

    Sep 26, 2022

  • Isuzu Philippines turns over 28 modern PUVs in Oriental Mindoro

    Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) formally turned over on September 2022 a fleet of Isuzu NLR public-utility vehicles (PUV) in Oriental Mindoro.The company said in a press statement that the ceremony was held at Isuzu Calapan, where members of the Victoria Operators Drivers and Commuters Transport Cooperative (VODACTCO) received 28 NLRs.The vehicles, which IPC said are the first modern Isuzu PUVs in the province, will be used to serve commuters traveling the approximately 35-kilometer route be

    VJVJ

    Sep 23, 2022

  • Road safety advocate, former transport undersecretary Alberto Suansing has arrived at journey's end

    Former Transportation undersecretary Alberto Suansing passed away on Sept. 23, 2022 at the age of 70.His death was confirmed by his son, Alan, in a Facebook post on the same day. Suansing, a licensed engineer, also served as the former chief of the Land Transportation Office (LTO) during the Arroyo administration, former chair of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, and a consultant of the Toll Regulatory Board and the Department of Transportation in the Duterte administrat

    VJVJ

    Sep 23, 2022

  • Hyundai drops remake of BTS hit 'Yet to Come'

    One of the perks of being a carmaker in South Korea is that you can collaborate with some of the hottest K-pop groups in the world.Hyundai Motor Company did just that by tying up with boy band BTS for a remake of the groups hit song 'Yet to Come (The Most Beautiful Moment)' for the 'Goal of the Century' World Cup campaign song.The new music video was released on the Hyundai Motor Company YouTube channel on Sept. 23, 2022 and can be streamed through Spotify and Apple Music.Aside from revised lyri

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    Sep 23, 2022

  • Try out a Hyundai Creta and get the chance to watch a FIFA World Cup match in Qatar

    If youre a huge soccer fan whos also interested in trying out the eye-catching Hyundai Creta, pay attention!Hyundai Motor Philippines Inc. (HMPI) announced in a press statement that it will give two lucky winners (with one companion each) an all-expense-trip to Doha, Qatar, to watch the Category 1 stage of the FIFA World Cup Tournament under its FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Test Drive Promo.This includes a four-day stay at a five-star hotel and a tour of Qatar City. The winners will also join 200 o

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    Sep 22, 2022

  • Lexus Manila introduces upscale ES 300h Luxury variant

    Lexus Manila, the official importer and distributor of Toyotas luxury brand in the Philippines, has introduced a new variant to its ES lineup.The company said in a press statement that it has brought in the ES 300h Luxury variant, which slots above the ES 300h Executive. The range-topper remains to be the ES 350 Premier.The ES 300h Luxury adds to the Executive model by offering: 18-inch alloy wheels Rain-sensing wipers A 10-way, power-adjustable drivers seat with memory function An 8-way

    VJVJ

    Sep 21, 2022

  • Ford Island Conquest test-drive event visits Pampanga on Sept. 23-25

    Although most of us won’t take our SUVs and pickups through waist-high floods, it’s always reassuring to know that they can.Ford Philippines is keen to prove this to potential buyers as it heads to SM City Pampanga on Sept. 23-25, 2022, for its third Ford Island Conquest, where it will showcase the 2023 Ford Ranger pick-up and its SUV cousin, the 2023 Ford Everest.The company said the event will feature a dynamic display, an on-road test drive (where most pick-ups and SUVs spend thei

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    Sep 21, 2022

  • R.A. 11697 IRR now in effect: Electric vehicle owners exempt from number coding, pay cheaper LTO fees

    If youve been considering buying an electric vehicle (EV), a new law has made joining the 'electric revolution' more enticing.EV owners can now get various incentives under the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 11697, also known as the 'Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act,' which came into effect on Sept. 20, 2022.R.A. 11697 lapsed into law on Apr. 15, 2022, under then-President Rodrigo Duterte. The measure mandated the release of the IRR within 120 days of the laws

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    Sep 20, 2022

  • #PIMS2022: Rating Each Brand's Display at the 8th PIMS

    To say that the 8th Philippine International Motor Show was a success is an understatement. Its return is the culmination of four years of preparation and cooperation among auto industry players. Countless hours dedicated by each brands hardworking staff made sure they could maximize their exposure at this biennial event. And for that, we tip our hats off to the industry.An oft-underrated aspect of each PIMS is the look and layout of each car company participant booth.After all, there has to be

    MikkoMikko

    Sep 20, 2022

  • BMW iX Leads Luxury EV Charge at PIMS

    Although not as heralded as its other stablemates at the 2022 Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS), the fact that the BMW iX occupied significant real estate at the German automakers booth showed that the electric vehicle era for local BMWs has officially begun.Initially pegged at Php 6.29 million (the price is said to be heading a shade under Php 7 million), the Sports ActivityVehicle (BMW-speak for sport-utes) has a 372-kilometer range on a full charge and comes with a wall box charger t

    JudeJude

    Sep 20, 2022

  • 5 Eye-catching Show Pieces at the 8th Philippine International Motor Show

    They say that if you dont look back at your car after youve parked it, then youve bought the wrong car. It sounds rather simplistic, but we must admit that there is quite a bit of truth. Here are some head turners on display at the 8th Philippine International Motor Show that would make anyones garage a wonderful, happy place.Toyota GR 86Branded with the Gazoo Racing badge that celebrates Toyotas racing spirit, the GR 86 comes in with better steering feedback and sharper handling. It is an excit

    GilbertGilbert

    Sep 19, 2022

  • PIMS 2022: The Electric Vehicle Turning Point

    Over the past decade, an oft-repeated but rarely turned into concrete action posit of the local auto industry was a need to shift to electric and hybrid cars.The 2022 Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) showed attendees that the shift above wasnt just idle chat. Pure battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and hybrid vehicles (HEVs) were highlights of more than one automaker at PIMS.The Kia EV6 has brought renewed interest in the Korean brand.For example, Kias EV6 full-electric compact crossover

    JudeJude

    Sep 19, 2022

  • 2023 Mazda CX-8 Breaks Cover at PIMS

    Mazdas booth at the Philippine International Auto Show (PIMS) had the MX-5 Miata as its centerpiece, but its CX-8 all-wheel-drive Exclusive six-seater crossover stablemate piqued some curiosities.This was because the family crossover has had minor changes to its exterior. The front grille (precisely the space behind the telltale wing-shaped Mazda logo) had redesigned slats resembling interlocked zippers. Additional chrome adorned the front bumper. A somewhat shiny silver (Mazda calls it Bright S

    MikkoMikko

    Sep 18, 2022

  • Suzuki Electrifies the Ertiga: First B-Segment MPV with Hybrid Tech Previewed at PIMS

    One of Suzuki’s most famous people carriers will soon come with numerous exterior and interior upgrades, but it’s made even better as it will soon boast a mild-hybrid powerplant. Dubbed by Suzuki as the “Smart Hybrid Technology,” it utilizes a K15 engine that’s mated to an integrated starter generator (ISG) and a 6Ah 12-volt lithium-ion battery.Power to the wheels continues to be sent through a 4-speed automatic transmission. Factory rated to put out 104.7 horsepowe

    FrancisFrancis

    Sep 18, 2022

  • Chery Pops Tiggo 8 Pro 2.0 Turbo Into its Lineup

    The Chinese carmaker again piqued the interest of local motorists at the 8th Philippine International Motor Show, with the debut of a turbocharged, 2.0-liter straight four, all-wheel-drive (AWD) model for its top-end Tiggo 8 Pro nameplate. The variant sits right between the turbocharged 1.6-liter straight-four Tiggo 8 Pro and the Tiggo 8 Pro PHEV (Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle). The Tiggo 8 Pro 2.0T AWD has 254 ps and 390 Nm under the rightmost pedal, linked to a seven-speed dual-clutch autom

    JudeJude

    Sep 17, 2022

  • Foton Drums Up Nationalistic Fervor at PIMS with its Refreshed Lineup

    Foton Philippines debuted an upgraded Thunder pickup and a new van variant amidst a nationalistic cacophony of mobility solutions.The Chinese automaker drummed up upgrades of its Thunder double cab pickup. It now has a Php 1.35 million, six-speed automatic transmission (with manual mode) version, while retaining a 161 ps / 390 Nm 2.0-liter turbodiesel straight four.Another example was an upgrade to its Transvan passenger van. The potential school bus and people hauler ditched its 2.8-liter turbo

    JudeJude

    Sep 17, 2022

  • Mazda Sets the Standard at PIMS... Again!

    The limited edition Mazda MX-5 MCP 25th Anniversary EditionRare and riveting is the roadster constructed for those that revere Mazdas two-seater performance runner.This is what transpired at Mazdas presentation during the opening day of the 2022 Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS). Mazda released a limited edition variant of the MX-5 sports car, to commemorate the 25th year of the Miata/MX-5 worshippers known as Miata Club Philippines (MCP).Priced at Php 2.3 million (six-speed automatic t

    JudeJude

    Sep 16, 2022

  • The Hyundai IONIQ 5 Steals the Show at PIMS, Price said to be from Php 3.1 to 3.6 Million

    2022 World Car of the Year winner, the Hyundai IONIQ 5 is now in the Philippines. A preview of the highly anticipated EV is on display at the 8th PIMS at World Trade Center, Pasay City. And Hyundai Motor Philippines is hinting at a price range of between Php 3.1 to 3.6 million pesos depending on the range.Now operating under new management, Hyundai Motors Philippines Inc. (HMPH) has officially joined the prestigious Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI).Along with

    FrancisFrancis

    Sep 16, 2022

  • Hybrids are the Way to Go for Toyota at PIMS

    Toyota Motor Philippines unveils its Hybrid Electric Vehicle lineup at the 8th Philippine International Motor Show.Local automotive market leader Toyota is betting on a hybrid and performance display lineup at the 8th Philippine International Motor Show to interpret this years show theme of Mobility + Humanity.Hybrid versions of the RAV-4, Camry, and Corolla Cross, along with the GR Yaris, the GR Supra and the recently launched GR 86 share display space at the Toyota booth. Guided by this years

    GilbertGilbert

    Sep 16, 2022

  • Mitsubishi RALLIART Makes a Comeback at PIMS

    The RALLIART brand has fueled Mitsubishi enthusiasts all over the world. Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) is thrilled to bring back the RALLIART brand to Philippine shores through the New Strada GLS and Montero Sport Black Series RALLIART.RALLIART is Mitsubishi Motors iconic motorsports brand that refined the driving performance and style of Mitsubishi vehicles through the years. Mitsubishi Motors took on the challenge of participating in various rally races around the world such

    GilbertGilbert

    Sep 16, 2022

  • Isuzu Proves Why it Still Dominates the Truck Market at PIMS

    Built around the concept of sustainability and responsible partnership, the Isuzu Philippines booth at the 8th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) showcases the benefits of Isuzu products and services and its significance to society. Having earned the title of 'Number 1 Truck Brand in the Philippines' for twenty-two (22) consecutive years, it wishes to do more aside from being known for manufacturing durable and reliable vehicles.The best-selling Isuzu vehicle line-up starts off with the

    FrancisFrancis

    Sep 16, 2022

  • Nissan PH Electrifies PIMS with Full Model Lineup and Test Drives

    Taking a cue from the motor show’s theme 'Mobility + Humanity: Innovating for the Common Good,' Nissan’s exhibit focuses on the all-new Nissan Kicks e-POWER, which is front and center at its booth in the 8th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS). Attendees have the chance to experience its powerful, fully electric motor-driven system by doing a test drive at the World Trade Center outdoor test area.'Coming together for the first time in a while to celebrate innovation for the co

    GilbertGilbert

    Sep 15, 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 sty

    FrancisFrancis

    Sep 15, 2022

  • Honda Previews the 2023 Honda BR-V at PIMS, To Be Available by Early Next Year

    A preview of the 2023 Honda BR-V can be seen at PIMSHonda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) highlights safety and advanced technology at the 8th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS). With the theme “Joyful, Safer World,” the Honda exhibit featured the launch of the All-New HR-V RS Turbo grade and the preview of the highly anticipated all-new 2023 Honda BR-V which will be officially available for the Philippine market very soon.The HR-V RS Turbo ads a premium finish to the HR-V line

    GilbertGilbert

    Sep 15, 2022

  • 8th Philippine International Motor Show Opens Today

    The Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI), announces the opening of the 8th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) early today. This year’s much-anticipated PIMS is returning after a four-year hiatus that was brought on by the pandemic. With the theme “Mobility + Humanity: Innovating for the Common Good”, the 8th PIMS showcases the motoring industry’s latest innovations that will provide safer, more efficient, and sustainable mobility to

    GilbertGilbert

    Sep 15, 2022

  • Will EVs and Hybrids Steal the Show at the 8th PIMS?

    To say that the 8th edition of the country’s only industry-organized automotive fest, the Philippine International Motor Show is hotly anticipated is an understatement. With various manufacturers already seeding their hero cars on display at PIMS, and with the help of our friends from www.wapcar.my, we summarize what you can expect to see when you pay a visit to the World Trade Center in Pasay City this weekend.NissanThe big-spending Japanese brand isn’t holding back when marketing t

    MikkoMikko

    Sep 14, 2022

  • 2022 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross: all crossed up, but is there somewhere to go?

    The common English saying “crossing your Ts and dotting your Is” refers to being meticulous. With the 2022 Mitsubishi Xpander Cross, the Japanese automaker took lessons from the previously launched competition (such as the Suzuki Ertiga, Toyota Avanza, the now-defunct Honda Mobilio, and the SsangYong Rodius) and applied them to its starter multipurpose vehicle (MPV) when it was first introduced in 2020.Two years and a pandemic have passed, and one of the Nippon diamond star’s t

    JudeJude

    Sep 13, 2022

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