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Toyota Wigo

It seems Toyota Motor Philippines has quietly brought in the updated Toyota Wigo, just over a month after the vehicle was unveiled in Indonesia where, incidentally, TMP sources it from–and nearly two weeks after we saw it at the recently-concluded 2017 Indonesia International Motor Show. Posted on May 7 on the Toyota Fast …

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Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana

The combined April 2017 sales of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) showed a 4.8 percent increase, with 29,038 units sold over the 27,697 units sold during the same month last year. Though the Passenger Car segment was down for the period …

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Toyota Agya

Fresh from its launch in the Indonesian market last April 7, the updated Toyota Agya–sold in the Philippine market as the Toyota Wigo–was brought to the 2017 Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS) in Jakarta by Toyota Astra Motor (TAM), the official assembler and distributor of Toyota in the country. The refreshed Agya has …

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CAMPI

The Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) and the Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) has sold a total of 36,561 units for March 2017, pushing the Q1 2017 sales to 94,026 units to reflect a 23 percent increase from the same period last year at 76,473 units. The Passenger Car segment …

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Toyota soy-based wiring

In California, thousands of Toyota owners filed a class-action lawsuit against the Japanese car brand, alleging that the wiring in their cars attracted rodents and other animals that then chew through the material, causing hundreds if not thousands of dollars in damages. According to the lawsuit, a soy-based insulation used …

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Microsoft Toyota connected cars

On March 22 Wednesday, Microsoft announced that it agreed to license a batch of patented vehicle technologies to Toyota Motor Corporation. The massive move is part of the software giant’s ongoing efforts to leverage its vast intellectual property portfolio and become a major stakeholder in connected-car technology. The agreement between …

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Black Toyota

Toyota has consistently proven itself a powerful contender when it comes to reliability and performance. Now the question is: Does it also do well when it comes to saving you a lot on fuel? The good news is there are some Toyota models that also stand out in this category. Here …

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For a quick weekend beach trip away from the stresses of the city, San Juan in La Union is always a good idea. I should know; I go there at least once or twice a year. I can’t claim to be an honest-to-goodness, sun-kissed, abs-to-show-for-it surfer, but whenever the beach …

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Toyota 2018 RAV4 Adventure

Toyota is gearing up to offer a new, sportier version of its popular compact crossover. Unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, the 2018 RAV4 Adventure gives crossover enthusiasts a taste of what to expect. As the name suggests, the new RAV4 is built to handle the great outdoors, thanks to …

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Volkswagen marque

Toyota maybe the number one brand in the Philippines in terms of sales, but this isn’t the case worldwide, at least for 2016. After four consecutive years as the world’s bestselling carmaker, Toyota ended up relinquishing the crown to German marque Volkswagen, who takes the spot as the world’s largest …

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Automotive manufacturers in the Philippines have ended 2015 with a big statement after hitting their sales target of 288,609 units compared to 234,747 units sold in 2014 due to new car models that were introduced and flexible financing schemes. Based on the combined figures from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers …

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The Toyota Corolla is indisputably the world’s most popular car. Over the past 40 years, the Corolla has been a best seller in almost all automotive markets across the world, and the Philippines is no different. Carmudi, the number one vehicle marketplace in the Philippines, created a Toyota Corolla Index based on …

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Here is a very quick economics lesson of First World: Supply and Demand. Because of the huge diversity and buying capacity of the consumer base of North America, despite its lingering economic woes, a myriad of unique automotive products can successfully earn the numbers to support their existence. Most educated …

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Toyota Fortuner vs Mitsubishi Montero

Take a pickup truck. Cover the bed with some sheet metal. Then slap on a third row of seats. Presto… a brand new SUV! Okay, so there’s a bit more that goes into making these popular urban UTEs. R&D and product testing aside, these sales-grabbing SUVs have commanded strong support …

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Hyundai Santa Fe silver side view

Hyundai Santa Fe 2.2 CRDI 4×4 The Santa Fe is packed with nifty innovative ideas which are a definite appeal to those with kids and it also hits the mark when it comes to the fuel economy department; also a major requirement for family cars. Such thriftiness can be traced …

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