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Suzuki Philippines (SPH) broke ground on a new location for Suzuki Auto Isabela. The 3S (sales, service, and spare parts) to be managed by trusted partner Elite North Autocars, Inc. is located in Barangay Tanggal in Cordon.

Hyundai PHL continues to look up

By Kap Maceda Aguila
TO SELL 500 units a month: That’s the stated goal of Hyundai Motor Philippines (HMPH) for its Stargazer multipurpose vehicle (MPV). Formally launched to the media last Tuesday, the model went on sale last Nov. 9 — made available across the 39 HMPH dealerships.

Honda unboxes 4th-gen Pilot in US

THE PILOT is back in an all-new guise, at least in the United States — for now. The largest and most powerful SUV from the Japanese car maker features a special variant — the Pilot TrailSport — which gets all-terrain tires, steel skid plates, higher ground clearance, off-road-tuned suspension and more. The eight-seater Pilot, badged as a 2023 model, is set to go on sale with five trim levels: Sport, EX-L, TrailSport, Touring, and Elite.

Team Ironman PHL wins Mototesto Petron overland tilt

THE RECENT Mototesto Petron Philippine Overland Expedition saw more than 80 4x4 vehicles take on a 285-kilometer-long challenge, and its attached event — the Philippine Overland Expo 2022 — attract over 50 campers.

All-new Lexus RZ 450e electrifies Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

LEXUS again joined forces with the Marvel Studios Black Panther franchise, this time for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Ahead of the film’s global release last week, the RZ 450e battery electric vehicle, driven by Dora Milaje warriors, starred in 60-, 30-, and 15-second spots called “An Electric Future.”

Geely Philippines opens first-ever ‘in-line store’

LAST MONTH, Sojitz G Auto Philippines Corp. (SGAP) continued to increase its efforts to bring the Geely brand closer to more car buyers in the country, via the opening of its first-ever in-line store.

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Mazda Philippines recently turned over the first batch of the MX-5 Miata Club Philippines (MCP) 25th Anniversary Edition units to owners in a simple ceremony at the Mazda Center of Excellence in Cabuyao, Laguna.

Lamborghini on course for best-ever year

THREE QUARTERS in, the numbers suggest that Automobili Lamborghini is growing at a record rate. “With its best nine months ever behind it, the Sant’Agata company bid farewell to the “pure” V12 combustion engine in anticipation of the landmark transformation phase due to start next year with the hybridization of the entire range by 2024,” the firm said in a release.

Hai, Japan’s now open

By Kap Maceda Aguila
GINZA, JAPAN. A Mercedes-Maybach S-Class gently pulls up to the curb and an elderly man toting a simple reusable bag alights after his uniformed driver opens the rear door for him.

First batch of all-new Honda BR-V units arrives

FOLLOWING its preview at the recent 8th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS), Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) announced that the all-new BR-V will be launched on Nov. 21. In connection, the first batch of units of the seven-seater SUV has arrived.

Bentley posts record operating profits at end of Q3

BENTLEY MOTORS realized “record operating profits despite continuing challenges and uncertainty in the global economy,” as sales of its ultra-luxury vehicles reached 11,316 units by the end of the third quarter of the year.

Eneos Motor Oil unveils complete product lineup for cars and motorcycles

JAPAN’s leading oil company, Eneos, recently launched a complete lineup of lubricants for cars and motorcycles as part of the opening festivities of this year’s InsideRacing Performance and Lifestyle Expo at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
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