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.
THE passing of Ray Butch Gamboa left a void that is hard to fill in the nation’s motoring journalism milieu. Butch—or Elvis as I fondly called him, a moniker that was very much to his liking as he was a self-confessed ardent fan of the king of Rock ‘n’ Roll—was the epitome of everything about the car world insofar as the media twins of broadcasting and writing are concerned.
LEXUS, the esteemed “big brother” of Toyota, has made quite an indelible impression in the just-ended Japan Mobility Show in Tokyo that I can’t help but dwell a bit on the speech of Simon Humphries, the operating officer and chief branding officer of Toyota Motor Corporation. I was right there seated in front of the huge stage when Simon delivered his lustily-applauded discourse. Here are excerpts:
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.
TOKYO, Japan—Sidelined by the pandemic, Asia’s iconic car show has bounced back to showcase its latest inventions and innovations to bolster vehicle technology in the coming years. That’s basically what the ongoing 2023 Japan Mobility Show (JMS) ending November 5 is all about.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To help lower the price of goods and services, President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. has prohibited local government units (LGU) from collecting pass-through fees for delivery vehicles on national roads, and those unfunded by Republic Act (RA) No. 7160 or the Local Government Code (LGC).
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.