Great Wall Motor goes global

THROUGH KILOMETERS of challenging roads, facilities backed by big investments, and under bright stage lights, Chinese car maker Great Wall Motor (GWM) — via its portfolio of brands comprised of Haval, Ora, Poer, Tank, and Wey — showed its intent to be a, well, great player in the global auto arena.

Omoda, Jaecoo showcase lineups at Auto China

By Angel Rivero
IN RECENT YEARS, Chinese automotive trade shows have begun commanding attention and exerting greater influence on the global automotive industry.

Northern exposure

By Chris Yu
LARGELY BECAUSE of its dominance in electric vehicle (EV) production, China overtook Japan as the world’s biggest exporter of automobiles. Last year, it sent almost five million vehicles across its borders. It is no surprise then that we have seen a steady stream of Chinese brands entering our market. In fact, 21 out of the 29 automobile brands found in the recently concluded Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) trace their roots from China.

Face-lifted Mercedes-Benz CLA, GLB now available

MERCEDES-BENZ PHILIPPINES recently introduced the refreshed versions of the brand’s CLA compact car and GLB compact SUV. The CLA 200 Progressive coupe (P3.99 million) gets...

Motolite shifts to Punched Grid tech to prolong service life

LOCAL CAR BATTERY leader Motolite said it has made its tropicalized automotive batteries more reliable by shifting to state-of-the-art Punched Grid technology, which results...

Ferrari prances into new PHL home

By Kap Maceda Aguila
QUITE FRANKLY, can you think of someone who can do a better job at being the steward of a brand as iconic as the Maranello-headquartered sports car marque than one who is passionate about it — nay, cars in general — and has the needed wherewithal and vision to give it the attention it deserves?


ART, FASHION, and music will be at the center of the Hyundai Motor Philippines, Inc. (HMPH) celebration of 75 years of diplomatic relations between our country and the Republic of Korea (or South Korea). The company’s Hyundai Mobility Experience (HME) tour will mark the occasion with a series of activities to reach more Filipinos with the message.

Q&A: ‘We’re here for the long haul’

A COUPLE of days before last month’s Manila International Auto Show 2024, Tan Chong International Limited (TCIL) Deputy Chairman and Managing Director Glenn Tan was in Manila to oversee the opening of Motor Image Alabang — the newest of five company-owned Subaru showrooms in the country.

Happy ‘Kamping’

THICK TREES abound in the sprawl of the resort that offers a near-panoramic view of Caliraya Lake in Laguna, which glimmers from the sunlight. The harsh light and summer heat barely pierce through the shade, hardly disrupting the breeze of cool and fresh air within it.

Summer Test Drive Festival features electrified, ICE vehicles

MORE PEOPLE are enjoying the benefits of driving vehicles with hybrid engines. Aside from spending less on fuel, owners of hybrid vehicles are taking...

Volkswagen is UAAP Season 86 mobility partner of Ateneo Blue Eagles

THE ATENEO BLUE EAGLES drove Volkswagen vehicles to and from games of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 86 3x3 Basketball...

Mitsubishi Motors PHL welcomes new chief

MITSUBISHI MOTORS Philippines Corp. (MMPC) formally announced the appointment of Ritsu Imaeda as president and chief executive officer (CEO) beginning May 1. The leadership change concludes the three-year term of current chief Takeshi Hara.