AFTER its successful preview during Motors Philippines Corporation’s (MMPC) 60th Anniversary Expo, the All-New Triton has finally made its local debut. Now bearing a new name, MMPC claims the highly anticipated latest-generation model represents a significant transformation in the brand’s current segment lineup.
SUZUKI Philippines (SPH) has recently concluded the hype and the long wait with the official launch of the New Jimny 5-Door version. Several years after the compact off-roader’s latest generation made an impact during its global debut, the Japanese compact automaker introduced the longer and rear passenger-friendly version. SPH claims that the New Jimny 5-Door is “Paving the Way for a New Era in Filipino Adventure”.
GAC MOTOR Philippines not only ended 2023 by previewing the M8 and M6 Pro but also celebrated a momentous milestone on its dealership expansion front by inaugurating GAC MOTOR Alabang. Also, the official distributor of GAC vehicles in the country successfully expanded its dealership network by opening 20 dealer outlets in strategic locations nationwide.
AUTOFLARE Corporation officially opened its newest car dealership, the JETOUR Auto Alabang, conveniently located within the entertainment and business area of the busy metropolitan city of Muntinlupa. It is near major commercial establishments, such as Commerce and Corporate avenues, in Filinvest Alabang, Muntinlupa City.
AFTER successfully debuting the sixth-generation Honda CR-V, Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) hosted an experiential drive event. The extensive drive took us to the long stretches of expressways going to SUBIC, the long winding roads of Bataan passing the old Nuclear Power Plant, and back to SUBIC. These varying road conditions have put the new powertrains and advanced driver-assist safety features to the test, and they did not disappoint.
SINCE its Philippine debut, AC Motors, the official distributor of Kia vehicles in the country, has finally given the Seltos its needed refinement. The 2024 edition received new design elements, desirable technology, and a choice of capable powerplants. Kia claims that the Kia Seltos is ready to take the highly competitive subcompact SUV segment by storm. With its stylish exterior, premium interior, intelligent safety features, and ease of ownership, the Seltos speaks to a new generation of car owners looking for an SUV that is a cut above the rest.
UNDER the Ayala Group of Companies, Mobility Access Philippines Ventures Inc. (MAPVI), the official distributor of BYD in the Philippines, has officially launched the all-electric Atto 3 crossover—the most advanced EV available from the Chinese global EV powerhouse and manufacturer. First previewed at the 11th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVs), the Atto 3 crossover showcases some of the most advanced EV technologies available today.
No matter how bold that goal is, it is always the question of how. With the global safety slogan “Safety for Everyone,” Honda’s collision-free society goal is supported by pursuing the research and development of safety technologies from the perspective of both hardware and software.
THIS year’s recently concluded Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) summit was about adopting electric vehicles (EVs) in the country. Themed “Plug-in and Accelerate,” the organization is leading the local electric vehicle sector in further pushing for implementation of the provisions of the Electric Vehicle Industry Development Act (Republic Act No. 11697) over a year after the enactment of the legislation.
OVER a year after it broke ground, Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) officially inaugurated the Isuzu Dasmariñas dealership. Operated by Iconic Dealership Inc. (IDI), an authorized dealer of Isuzu vehicles and wholly owned by Ayala Automotive Holdings Corporation, the newly-opened branch is the company’s second facility in Cavite province, along with Isuzu Bacoor. The new dealership replaced the former Isuzu Imus.
VOLVO Philippines recently launched its first two fully electric models in its local lineup – the new Volvo C40 and Volvo XC40 Recharge. Dubbed the brand’s “twin” models, Volvo claims that these all-electric models share similarities yet exude a distinct individuality and appeal.
TOP Chinese EV maker BYD recently showcased the latest addition to its growing all-electric model lineup—the Seal sports sedan. This high-performance EV sports sedan is already making rounds in the ASEAN market. To showcase the capabilities of the all-electric Seal, BYD hosted select motoring media members from the Asia-Pacific region. Dubbed “Innovation meets acceleration,” the Asia-Pacific media track day was held at the Zhuhai International Circuit in China to fully experience the EV sports sedan.
AFTER its global reveal last year, the highly-anticipated sixth-generation Honda CR-V recently made its Philippine debut. Since it arrived in 1997, the Honda CR-V has achieved over 70,000 units sold locally. Globally, over 13 million units have been sold since its introduction in 1995.
SHELL Lubricants Philippines recently held its first-of-its-kind Fast Track: Shell Helix Auto Workshop Summit with partner automotive shops nationwide. Held at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, the aim was to empower auto workshop businesses to adapt, keep up, and achieve their maximum growth potential.
GAC Motor Philippines recently brought in the 4WD version of its flagship All-New GS8 seven-seater SUV. Introduced during the recently concluded GAC Discovery Drive Fest, the Chinese automaker claims that the newest groundbreaking vehicle promises to uplift customer demand for GAC Motor’s flagship SUV.
IT is official; Ayala Corp. is the new Philippine distributor of BYD, the world leader in hybrid and pure electric vehicles. In a recently concluded media round table discussion, the company presented its partnership with the world leader in new energy vehicles to accelerate the adoption of electric mobility in the Philippines.
TOP-notch carmaker Geely recently unveiled its entry to the hotly-contested B-segment crossover—the much-anticipated GX3 Pro. Geely claims that it is committed to making cars with premium features more accessible to the public and continues to break down barriers with the newest model introduced. This model combines the brand’s proven performance with luxury touches and cutting-edge features targeting the younger generation.