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Suzuki PHL deploys 3 Super Carry units to Marikina City

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.

Shell to provide engine oils, lubes to Foton PHL

FOTON MOTOR Philippines, Inc. (FMPI) has partnered with Pilipinas Shell Petroleum Corp. (Pilipinas Shell) to maximize the utility of the former’s commercial vehicles through the use of Shell’s world-class petroleum products.

Volvo makes child safety resource available online

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 PHL fortifies digital touchpoints

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.

Autospeedygo Group strengthens Nissan presence in Northern NCR

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.

Tarlac acquires 30 Hyundai modern jeepneys to boost public transportation

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.

Ford PHL rules 4×4 pickup segment in 2020

THE FORD RANGER became the best-selling 4x4 pickup truck in 2020, cornering 41% of the market. Ford Philippines reported full-year sales of 5,093 units for the Ranger 4x4 pickup — accounting for 52% of the total 9,767 Rangers sold.

Suzuki presents updated Dzire

SUZUKI PHILIPPINES (SPH) brings in the 2021 version of the Dzire sedan, which features key updates and changes.

Lexus to present new vision and concept in March

Japan-headquartered luxury car maker Lexus, in a recent release, said it “will take a new step forward in aiming to make the diversified lifestyles of luxury customers more rewarding.”

Tag Heuer, Porsche commence partnership with special-edition chronograph

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.

Husqvarna Motorcycles now in PHL

ADVENTURE CYCLE Philippines, Inc. (ACPI) recently expanded its product line by bringing in its second European motorcycle brand — Husqvarna Motorcycles.

P205K off on Hyundai Kona until end of February

HYUNDAI ASIA Resources, Inc. offers a hefty discount on the Hyundai Kona until the end of February this year. The five-seater crossover SUV now goes for P983,000 from its original price of P1.188 million.

Valenzuela takes delivery of 61 Foton vehicles for city projects and...

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 Philippines turns 12

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 Balloon Payment Plus makes car ownership easy

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.

Miss Universe PHL 2020 drives home new MG ZS Alpha SUV

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.”

Up to P600K off on a new Mercedes-Benz this January

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.

Audi RS 3 Sedan now here

AUDI SPORT’s new RS 3 Sedan, powered by a turbocharged 2.5-liter TFSI five-cylinder gasoline engine (voted International Engine of the Year in its class for 10 consecutive years) is now available through Audi Philippines.

MG opens 3 new dealerships in Dec.

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.

JAC Motors adds 4 key markets to network

TRIESENBURG AUTO Corp. (TAC), the official local distributor of JAC passenger and light commercial vehicles in the country, opened three new dealerships in South Luzon and one in the Visayas.

Geely is now ready to serve Imus, Cavite

JUST BEFORE the end of 2020, Geely Philippines opened a new facility south of Metro Manila: Geely Imus — managed by Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) dealer partner the ANC Group of Companies.

Updated Toyota Yaris now available for reservation

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.”

Audi Sport looks back at winning 2020 campaign

AUDI SPORT factory and customer teams capped off the 2020 racing season with a record number of successes achieved despite a truncated calendar because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nürburgring-conquering RS Q8 set to arrive in PHL before Christmas

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.

Mitsubishi PHL offers discounts on parts and service for typhoon-affected vehicles

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 PHL continues yuletide offers

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.

MG RX5 available with zero down payment, 3-month payment holiday

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).

Ford Ranger Raptor takes big bite out of pickup market with...

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.

Ortigas Christmas tree lit up by Nissan Leaf

A FULLY electric Nissan Leaf was used to light up the giant Christmas tree of the Ortigas Center recently as the business district formally welcomed the yuletide season.

Lazada ‘11.11’ grand raffle winner drives home all-new Honda City 1.5...

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).

LausGroup reopens upgraded Carworld Pampanga

THE LAUS Auto Group, the flagship arm of Pampanga-based conglomerate Laus Group of Companies, recently reopened the upgraded facilities of Carworld Pampanga in San Fernando.

New RS models to spearhead Audi Sport arrival in PHL

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 partners with PayMaya for contactless transactions

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.

Matteo Guidicelli is new Nissan PHL ambassador

NISSAN PHILIPPINES, INC. (NPI) recently introduced celebrity Matteo Guidicelli as the new face of the Japanese car brand here during its annual Dealer of the Year Awards.

Ford Ranger deals truck on in Nov.

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.”

Mitsubishi holds ‘Octoberfest’ promo on Mirage G4, Xpander and Montero Sport

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.

Mitsubishi’s GenSan dealership turns 50

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.”

New Caltex Delo oil promises shorter downtime for truck fleets

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.

Audi annexes DTM crown with 6 races left

STILL WITH six races to go in the series, Audi has already secured the manufacturers’ championship title in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) with a podium lockout of the recent leg at the Nürburgring in Germany.

October deals, Brio giveaway as Honda Cars PHL turns 30

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:

Ford ups pickup models to 17 with Ranger FX4 4×4

FORD PHILIPPINES continues to add to its industry-leading number of pickup variants with the addition of two 4x4 variants, a manual and an automatic, of the Ford Ranger FX4.

‘Expect Extraordinary’ is new MG PHL tagline

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.”

Toyota rewards Vios referrers with P5,000 worth of GCs

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.

IIHS safety group gives highest ratings to 2020 Audi A6, Q8

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 PHL sales up by 39% in July

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%).