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Ford EcoSport

Ford adds Titanium variant to EcoSport range

THE Ford EcoSport range in the Philippines now includes the model’s 1.5L Titanium A/T variant, which has a different engine and transmission from the other EcoSport variants.

The EcoSport Titanium sells for P1.188 million.

Ford Philippines said the Titanium has a 1.5-liter engine that is fitted with Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing. A six-speed automatic transmission is paired to this engine.

The EcoSport Titanium is also marked by new grille, hood, headlamps and 17-inch wheels.


Its other features include smart keyless entry, sunroof, rear-view camera with parking assist, six airbags, hill-start assist, electric power-assisted steering, electronic stability control and SYNC 3, a voice-command system that connects to audio and communication devices.

“The EcoSport 1.5L Titanium combines the performance of a new power train and the segment-leading features of the Titanium variant to provide a differentiated urban driving experience that only the EcoSport can offer,” said Ryan Lorenzo, AVP for marketing at Ford Philippines.

Shell Isuzu
Signing the agreement between Pilipinas Shell and Isuzu Philippines Corporation are (from left) Isuzu officials Joseph T. Bautista and Hajime Koso, and Shell executives Cesar G. Romero and Anthony Lawrence D. Yam. Joining them are other Shell and Isuzu personnel.

Shell fuels now recommended for Isuzu models

PILIPINAS Shell announced it and Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) will be collaborating on “various value-added offers” as they agree on a partnership deal in which a part of it recommends Shell fuels for Isuzu vehicles.

In the partnership, Shell said buyers of Isuzu vehicles will receive a Shell Welcome Kit containing P5,600 worth of fuel vouchers and an information booklet.

The partnership deal was signed by Pilipinas Shell president and CEO Cesar G. Romero, Pilipinas Shell vice-president for retail Anthony Lawrence D. Yam, IPC president Hajime Koso and IPC division head of marketing Joseph T. Bautista.

“We highly value this partnership with the leading diesel-powered light commercial vehicles and trucks brand in the Philippines,” Mr. Romero said.

Hyundai starts selling the new Accent

PHILIPPINE distributor Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. announced the new Hyundai Accent is already available in dealerships.

Prices start at P750,000 for the base-variant Accent 1.4 GL M/T (without SRS airbags) and top at P998,000 for the diesel-powered 1.6 CRDi GL A/T.