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TO HELP with the Marikina City government’s demands for mobility, Suzuki Philippines, Inc. (SPH), lent out three Super Carry units. The vehicles were turned over last Feb. 6 at the Legislative Building. The event was headed by Marikina City Councilor Loreto “Coach Elvis” Tolentino, Jr., Suzuki ANC Group General Manager Francis Tayo, and Suzuki Auto Marikina Branch Head Edmundo Gutierrez, Jr. Suzuki recently opened a dealership in the city.
ACCORDING to the World Health Organization (WHO), some 1.35 million people lose their lives in traffic accidents every year. Additionally, road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for children and young adults ranging from five to 29 years of age.
FOTON MOTOR Philippines, Inc. (FMPI) is adjusting to the needs of the new normal by strengthening its presence in the digital realm. The largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in Asia is bringing in “innovative platforms” that aim to better connect customers to the brand, while providing necessary information, quality services and swift assistance.
NISSAN PHILIPPINES further grew its footprint and presence in the northern part of the National Capital Region (NCR) as the Autospeedygo Group over the weekend opened two dealerships of the Japanese car maker: the two-storey Nissan Valenzuela last Feb. 12, and Nissan Caloocan yesterday.
HYUNDAI ASIA Resources, Inc. (HARI), through Hyundai Trucks and Buses Cabanatuan, turned over 30 units of the Class-2 HD50S Modern Jeepney to the Tamogepa (Tarlac-Moncada-Gerona-Paniqui) Transport Service Cooperative. This helps to ramp up public transportation modernization initiatives in Tarlac.
Swiss luxury watchmaker TAG Heuer and Stuttgart-headquartered car maker Porsche announced the commencement of a longtime partnership with the launch of a new automatic chronograph.
IN AID of public service programs in Valenzuela City, Mayor Rex Gatchalian, with help from the office of Senator Sherwin Gatchalian, chose Foton commercial vehicles to empower “mobility for city-wide projects and programs designed to build stronger and faster response capabilities for the city’s barangays.”
LEXUS marks its 12th year since entering the Philippines. In 2009, the premium Japanese car maker joined the local industry at a time when the market “was rapidly evolving with more breakthroughs in technology and innovation,” according to a Lexus Philippines release.
TOYOTA levels up on making its vehicles more easily accessible. The Balloon Payment Plus, offered by the Toyota Financial Services Philippines Corp., enables low monthly payments and comes with built-in periodic maintenance throughout the finance term, and with convenient end-of-term options.
THE WINNER of the inaugural Miss Universe Philippines 2020, Rabiya Mateo, was recently given the key to her very own red MG ZS Alpha Crossover SUV. Now outside the pageant bubble, Ms. Mateo will carry out queenly duties using her very own MG ZS, which she fondly named “Abegail.”
MERCEDES-BENZ Philippines welcomes 2021 with discounts on select models. Available for the month of January are savings as much as P600,000 on the E 200 AMG, and up to P400,000 off on the V-Class. Discounts on other models are also being given out.
THE COVENANT Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), exclusive distributor of the MG brand of automobiles, recently announced the opening of three more MG dealerships: MG North EDSA, MG Otis, and MG Camarines Sur. This brings the current total of MG Philippines dealerships up to 34. In a release, MG Philippines said that its network now provides greater access to MG’s sales and aftersales services to a larger number of clients all around the country.
TOYOTA MOTOR Philippines (TMP) closes 2020 by revealing the 2021 update to the Yaris hatchback. “It’s been a jam-packed year for Toyota this 2020,” said TMP Vice-President of Marketing Services Elijah Marcial in a release. “But we’ve got one last exciting model this year that we’re sure many Filipinos will enjoy.”
THE AUDI Sport brand’s introduction in the country will be spearheaded by the RS Q8 — set to arrive before Christmas, according to PGA Cars. The RS 3 Sedan is also expected to appear in local showrooms by that time, with the R8 supercar and RS 6 Avant coming before yearend or in January 2021.
THROUGH the Mitsubishi Repair Assistance Program, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) and its 55-strong dealer network are extending substantial discounts on parts needed to get flood-damaged Mitsubishi vehicles back on the roads again.
TOYOTA Motor Philippines (TMP) completed raffling off P10 million in rebates to 100 lucky winners of its Christmas promo for customers who made reservations on participating vehicle models from Dec. 4 to 13. The winners each netted P100,000 in cash rebates used to purchase their reserved vehicle on top of existing promo offers.
THE COVENANT Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI), exclusive importer and distributor of MG automobiles and parts in the Philippines, serves up a special promo on the MG RX5 until the end of 2020. The SUV is available for purchase with zero down payment, plus a three-month payment holiday (or a P45,000 cash discount).
THE TOP variant of the Ford’s Ranger pickup lineup here has reached a sales milestone of 10,000 units just two years since its launch.
HONDA CARS Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) recently awarded a brand-new Honda City 1.5 S CVT to Lazada “11.11” grand raffle winner Rich An Cruz at Honda Cars Quezon City (HCQC).
THE LOCAL PORTFOLIO of Ingolstadt-based car maker Audi will get a sporty boost with the imminent arrival of RS models from Audi Sport, its high-performance division.
CALTEX, marketed by Chevron Philippines, Inc. (CPI), partners with digital financial services firm PayMaya for a safer cashless payment solution for customers purchasing fuel, lubricants, and other products and services in select Caltex stations nationwide.
THE MUCH-AWAITED Truck Month of Ford Philippines has been extended to the end of November “to allow more customers to get a Ford Ranger with great deals.” Added Ford Philippines President and Managing Director PK Umashankar, “The Ford Truck Month also just got better this month with cash discounts extended to more Ford Ranger models, giving customers the widest array of deals for our ‘Built Ford Tough’ pickup trucks.”
THE “OCTOBERFEST” promo of Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC), happening from Oct. 15 until Oct. 30, offers easy-acquisition plans on the Mitsubishi Montero, Xpander and Mirage G4. Buyers can get as much as P230,000 discount or zero-percent interest up to 36 months on the Mitsubishi Montero GT 4x4 SUV.
LAST SEPT. 15, Mindanao Integrated Commercial Enterprises, Inc. (MICEI), Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp.’s (MMPC) authorized dealership in General Santos City, South Cotobato, turned 50. In a release, MMPC said that the dealership’s “longevity in the highly competitive automotive industry reflects the resiliency of the organization and its progressive business approach that allows them to quickly adapt to the ever-evolving demand of the market.”
THE NEWLY LAUNCHED Delo 400 SLK SAE 15W-40 is said to boost the performance of various engine designs, allowing one oil for vehicles from different OEMs with or without DPF after-treatment devices, thus reducing inventory costs for vehicle operators.
HONDA CARS Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) is offering generous cash discounts, great deals and other offerings in October as part of the “Honda@30: The Dream Lives On” promo to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Until Oct. 31, 2020, buyers of the Honda City, BR-V, Brio, Civic, CR-V, and Mobilio can get the following cash discounts, special all-in down payment schemes, and other exciting deals:
FROM “MEET MG” when it first assumed stewardship of the brand here in October 2018, The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI) reveals the new MG Philippines tagline: “Expect Extraordinary.” MG Philippines said in a statement that it will “(continue) to provide well-appointed, modern, attainable British-heritage cars, and client- and consumer-centric aftersales services for every Filipino.”
THE TOYOTA Referral Rewards programs offers an incentive for successful Vios referrers who are current Toyota owners as well. The promotion, ongoing from Aug. 10 to Sept. 30, gives P5,000 worth of digital gift certificates when a Vios buyer is referred to any of the 70 Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP) dealerships nationwide.
THE INSURANCE Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the United States awarded the 2020 Audi A6 the highest Top Safety Pick+ and the 2020 Audi Q8 the Top Safety Pick awards as these excelled in the safety group’s testing. The two vehicles obtained top “Good” ratings in all six IIHS crashworthiness performance evaluations, and achieved “Superior” grades for front-crash prevention tests.
MITSUBISHI MOTORS Philippines Corp. (MMPC) reported that it registered sales growth last July. Its total of 3,149 units sold was 39% compared to June sales, and the company noted that the increase was reflected across its model lineup. The Mitsubishi Xpander moved 1,038 units, 63% improvement over June, followed by Mitsubishi Strada (up 58%), and the Mitsubishi L300 (up 19%).
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