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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%).

New Audi A8 L featured in ‘factory warehouse sale’

LONGER THAN the standard A8 full-size sedan’s dimensions and wheelbase by 13 cm, the new Audi A8 L 3.0 TFSI MHEV provides more space for rear passengers.

TCCCI gets Five Star Distributor Award from MG

MG DISTRIBUTOR The Covenant Car Company, Inc. (TCCCI) was recently bestowed the Five Star Distributor award — the highest recognition among all international MG distributors — at the recent 2020 MG Overseas Dealers and Distributors Conference. The online event was attended by various MG distributors from over 80 countries.

MMPC rolls out 200,000th Mitsubishi L300

MITSUBISHI MOTORS Philippines Corp. (MMPC) recently marked another milestone — rolling out the 200,000th L300. The iconic utility van known for its dependability, durability and affordability has sold more than 190,000 units.

‘Fully payloaded’ Toyota Hiace Cargo unveiled

THE COUNTRY’s leading utility van nameplate, with a 66% market share, has veritably donned work clothes as Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) unveils the Hiace Cargo, which is a seat-less option to accommodate payload instead of passengers. It is predicated on the Hiace Commuter.

Geely Coolray is best-selling subcompact crossover in June

Based on the latest Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID) reports, the Geely Coolray moved the most units (154) last June among five-seater subcompact crossovers.

Free antibacterial car treatment with minimum spend at Phoenix

FOR EVERY P1,000 worth of fuel purchase using the company’s recently launched contactless payment option, motorists can get free antibacterial car treatment at participating Phoenix stations.

Bastille Day promo from Peugeot

PEUGEOT PHILIPPINES celebrated Bastille Day with its “Revel in the Freedom to Choose — Peugeot Bastille Day Celebration” promo that gifts its car buyers with a voucher that can be applied to any one or a combination of the following: cash discount, La Boutique lifestyle items, financing subsidy, and other free items (LTO registration, comprehensive insurance, chattel mortgage fee, etc.).

Jaguar bares electric clause with I-Pace

IF PEOPLE are asking for it anyway, might as well bring it in. All British Cars (ABC), exclusive distributor of Jaguar vehicles in the Philippines, has just announced the arrival of “one of the most highly decorated cars ever,” it’s all-electric SUV, the Jaguar I-Pace. Speaking from the new Jaguar Land Rover boutique showroom at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, ABC General Manager Chris Ward described the I-Pace as “Jaguar’s smartest five-seater sports car.” The I-Pace is said to deliver power instantly, surpassing the performance of automobiles with conventional engines.

Toyota gets its e-game on with GR Supra GT Cup Asia-Philippines

NOWADAYS when most sporting (and motorsports) events have been shut down by the COVID-19 pandemic, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is leveraging the power of the digital medium to capture the familiar waku-doki (heart-pumping excitement) — particularly of its grassroots-level event Vios Racing Festival (VRF) — with the Philippine staging of the GR Supra Cup Asia.

Bentley Flying Spur makes Robb Report Best Cars 2020 list

US LUXURY-LIFESTYLE magazine Robb Report named the Bentley Flying Spur as among its Best Cars of the Year for 2020, with the ultra-luxury vehicle making the media group’s 32nd Annual Best of the Best list.

Buy now, pay later, and low monthly plans from Ford PHL

FORD PHILIPPINES presents easy vehicle acquisition plans this June via special deals and promotions for its pickups, SUVs, and Ford Transit van.

Big June discounts offered on select Jaguar, Land Rover vehicles

ALL BRITISH CARS (ABC), authorized dealer of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, parts, and accessories in the Philippines, rolls out major discounts on select models of the two UK luxury car brands this month.

Honda gears up for VIRTUAL in August

IN AUGUST, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) will launch an online facility it calls VIRTUAL@Honda — a platform “specially tailored for HCPI’s sales and after-sales services.”

Safer after-sales transactions with MG Online Garage Service

BRITISH-BRED auto brand Morris Garages (MG) is exerting the utmost effort to guarantee the safety of both customers and staff as it reopens its dealerships. One of its relevant programs is the MG Online Garage Service. Through this, “clients can now consult with accredited MG after-sales service professionals who can conduct remote vehicle diagnosis over video chat. This service allows MG Philippines’ after-sales professionals to make quick, informed opinions on vehicles, without requiring the client to physically go to a dealership.”

Audi holds factory warehouse sale anew

FIRST HELD early last year, the successful Audi Factory Warehouse Sale sales promotion event runs anew until July 31, 2020.

Suzuki PHL reopens most dealerships, gives ‘cost-efficient’ promotions

SUZUKI PHILIPPINES (SPH) reports that “a majority” of its dealerships have opened this month. These facilities are now ready for sales, after-sales services, and test drives. SPH said in a release that it “will continuously find ways to present customers with promos that are cost-efficient for interested vehicle buyers, including down payment policies and discounts.” Here are the reopened dealerships:

Customers asked to book ahead as select Maxus PHL dealerships reopen

SOME DEALERSHIPS of Maxus Philippines in Metro Manila have opened after shuttering for two months in compliance with the government’s guidelines under the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). The company says the facilities are following health and physical distancing protocols with the reopening.

Foton PHL turns over 6 ‘negative pressure’ ambulances to Philippine Red...

TO ADDRESS the need for safe transport of patients during the pandemic, Foton Philippines turned over six units of the Toano negative pressure ambulance to the Philippine Red Cross. This is said to be the first fleet of its kind here.

Mitsubishi Motors sustains medical frontline relief for Santa Rosa City

MITSUBISHI Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) continues to work with the local government of Santa Rosa City in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic by providing various needs to its frontliners and other essential personnel.

New Lamborghini Huracán EVO RWD Spyder revealed via AR

AUTOMOBILI LAMBORGHINI did something it had never done before -- launch a car digitally through augmented reality (AR). That’s how the Italy-based super car maker chose to reveal the new Lamborghini Huracán EVO Rear-Wheel Drive Spyder on its official website, www.lamborghini.com.

Suzuki PHL readies ‘SMART’ reopening of dealership network

SUZUKI PHILIPPINES, INC. (SPH) has readied dealership reopening guidelines to ensure safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As of May 4, 17 out of 79 SPH dealerships around the country have reopened: Bohol, Cagayan De Oro, Calbayog, Dumaguete, General Santos, SM General Santos, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Isabela, Kalibo, La Union, Naga, Ormoc, Ozamiz, Palawan, Roxas, and Tacloban.

Volkswagen PHL extends warranties by 3 months

AMID the quarantine restrictions to the general public’s movement and the shuttering of businesses, Volkswagen Philippines announced that expiring vehicle warranties within the period of the extended community quarantine (ECQ) will be extended for three more months, or up to Aug. 31, 2020.

Dashboard (05/11/20)

TOYOTA MOTOR PHILIPPINES (TMP) reports that it is opening its dealership network once the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) transitions into a more relaxed general community quarantine (GCQ).

Dashboard (05/04/20)

AMID this time of uncertainty, the Autohub Group tells customers it is sure of one thing: That it has kept its promise to bring in the Shelby brand into the Philippine market.

Porsche leads effort to airlift PPE from Shanghai to hospitals in...

STUTTGART-HEADQUARTERED sports car maker Porsche has been partnering with logistics firms DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo to ensure that medical equipment reaches hospitals, emergency service units, and other institutions in Germany.

Dashboard (04/06/20)

Ford partners with GE Healthcare to produce 50,000 ventilators 100 days Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, announced today it will begin producing...

Toyota leads PHL car market upswing in 2019

RECOVERING from the effects of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN), which helped to contract the market in 2018 due to a general increase in vehicle prices, the Philippine automotive market finished 2019 with a 2.4% growth rate capped by a strong fourth quarter from most industry players.

Dashboard (10/17/18)

HONDA Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) said only half of the estimated 199,000 units of Honda City, Jazz, Civic, Accord, CR-V and Pilot sold in the country between 2001 and 2015 that have defective Takata airbags have so far been repaired. The company is calling for the rest of affected owners to bring their vehicles to any Honda Cars dealership to have the airbags replaced.

Dashboard (09/19/18)

ISUZU Philippines Corporation (IPC) said it has launched a promotion in which it is giving cash discounts to OFWs buying an Isuzu Mu-X or an Isuzu D-Max (the D-Max Flexiqube variant is not included in the promo). The offer is valid on purchases made between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31.

Dashboard (09/12/18)

Ford PHL holds 2nd edition of test-drive road show THE Ford Island Conquest series of test-drive activities, launched in 2017, is being held again this...

Dashboard (08/15/18)

THE Chevrolet Colorado, Trailblazer, Trax, Sail, and Spark can now be bought through low down payment plans or at discounted prices, the brand’s distributor in the Philippines said. The special financing schemes are available until Sept. 30.

Dashboard (08/01/18)

LOCAL distributor Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) is aiming to put up 36 Fast Track-ready dealerships this year, adding to the current 18 such facilities.

Dashboard (07/25/18)

Ford Ranger sales rise 9% in Asia Pacific SALES of the Ford Ranger in Asia Pacific have picked up nearly 9% in the first six...

Dashboard (07/11/18)

THE new Lamborghini Urus was named MVP SUV in Robb Report Best of the Best 2018 awards, Lamborghini Manila said in a statement.

Dashboard (07/04/18)

New VW models get free maintenance service THE newly launched Volkswagen Santana MPI MT Trendline, Lavida 230 TSI DSG Comfortline and Tiguan 280 TSI DSG...