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The local automotive industry is currently reviewing its second semester sales numbers as initial figures bode a grim outlook for the rest of the year given rising interest rates, weak peso, and higher vehicle price tags due to the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law. Nevertheless, the industry …

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Ford Focus Pothole Detection Technology

The all-new, fourth-generation Ford Focus was launched globally in April. Brimming with various tech systems, one such system we think would be perfect for Philippine roads is its Pothole Detection Technology–something which was still in development last year. According to Ford, the system works when it senses a wheel as …

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MINI Cooper

MINI Asia and British United Automobiles, the authorized importer and distributor of MINI in the Philippines, has brought in the updated models of the MINI Cooper 3 Door, the MINI Cooper 5 Door, and the MINI Cooper Cabrio. Immediately evident with the updates are the new adaptive LED headlights, which …

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Aside from the upcoming debut of the updated Honda HR-V, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) also announced the launch of limited-edition variants of the City, BR-V, and Odyssey. The City is now available with the Sport variant as HCPI says this subcompact sedan features a sportier exterior. The City Sport …

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Suzuki Philippines

Riding on back-to-back strong sales performance for the first two consecutive quarters of the year, pioneer compact car distributor Suzuki Philippines (SPH) concludes the first half of 2018 with six percent growth in unit sales over the same period last year. Aggressive marketing and expansion initiatives enabled SPH to overcome …

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Ford Ranger Raptor

Ford Philippines announced today, August 2, that it has begun taking pre-orders for the first-ever Ford Ranger Raptor at all Ford dealerships across the country. Customers can secure a reservation for the Ranger Raptor by contacting or visiting any Ford dealer nationwide, ensuring they will be among the first in …

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Isuzu Philippines Metro Express Connect

Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has turned over the initial batch of 15 modernized jeepneys to Metro Express Connect Inc., a significant milestone for Iloilo, as this signals the start of the government’s Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) in the province. The same modernized jeepneys that were turned over in Manila …

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Toyota Motor Philippines 30th Anniversary

Toyota Motors Philippines (TMP), the country’s leading auto maker, marked its 30th year in the country with an anniversary celebration that acknowledged the company’s three decades of continued success. The celebratory event was held at the Grand Hyatt Manila at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig on August 1, Wednesday. …

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Honda HR-V

Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI), Honda’s automobile unit in the Philippines, is pleased to announce that the new 2018 Honda HR-V will soon make its way on Philippine shores since its first launch in Thailand last June 2018. The Honda HR-V, first launched in 2015, was designed for customers who …

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2018 Toyota Vios

Toyota Motor Philippines recently launched the all-new Toyota Vios, and if you’re looking to buy one, then you’ll be glad to know it’ll keep you and everyone in it safe as it scored a 5-Star rating during the series of tests conducted in the fourth quarter of 2017 by the …

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Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) reported that its global operating profit increased by 36.4 percent in the first quarter (Q1) of 2018. MMC’s global sales went up from JPY20.6 billion (around PHP9.9 billion) in the same period last year to JPY28.1 billion (around PHP13.5 billion). The brand’s Asian market, specifically the …

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Suzuki Vitara

It’s more popularly known as the Suzuki Escudo in Japan, but in the Philippines, everyone knows it as the Suzuki Vitara. This subcompact crossover is a mini SUV that can almost pass off as a big hatchback if not for its higher wheelbase. It has been in the market for …

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Honda Civic Type R

We’ve got some good news and some bad news about the Honda Civic Type R. The good news is that the 2018 batch of Honda Civic Type R units for the local market has arrived, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) has announced. To be more specific, that’s 100 units for …

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The Laus Group of Companies, a massive local multi-brand automotive network operating in the country, marked its 40th anniversary with the grand opening of Hyundai Trucks and Buses Clark–its first Hyundai commercial vehicle (CV) dealership–in Clark, Pampanga last Thursday, July 26. With the new Hyundai CV dealership, the auto conglomerate …

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Cagayan Economic Zone Authority

The Philippine government is continuing its drive against smuggling as no less than President Rodrigo Duterte supervised the destruction of more than a quarter of a billion pesos worth of illegally-imported vehicles in the Cagayan Freeport. Duterte traveled all the way to Port Irene in Santa Ana, Cagayan and oversaw …

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