Caltex shows convincing evidence on the benefits of their Techron fuel additive

Designed as a detergent that gets completely burned away by the engine's combustion cycles, as well as a pervasive lubricant that lingers and accumulates with regular use, Caltex's Techron additive promised significant benefits that also begged for major proof. Now, after inspecting 694 valves from 94 vehicles in Asia with a Karl Storz borescope, Caltex … Continue reading Caltex shows convincing evidence on the benefits of their Techron fuel additive

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Elegant and efficient: Isuzu demonstrates benefits of Mimomari telemetry with timely eco-drive fleet training

Building on their proprietary Mimomari telematics tech originally developed for the Japanese domestic market, Isuzu has been offering their fleet clients some best practices lessons that are reinforced by realtime telemetry.  Since June 2018,  Isuzu has been holding monthly sessions for instructing fleet drivers on optimal methods for efficient and safe driving, and they've been … Continue reading Elegant and efficient: Isuzu demonstrates benefits of Mimomari telemetry with timely eco-drive fleet training

Honda Philippines shows next-gen Brio concept, announces local production of BR-V at PIMS 2018

Honda Philippines exhibited their eye-catching Small RS Concept at this year's edition of the biennial Philippine International Motorshow (PIMS) which ran from October 24 to 28 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City, but Honda's real news was more sublime, more uplifting, a cause for optimism.  While Small RS Concept is the obvious though … Continue reading Honda Philippines shows next-gen Brio concept, announces local production of BR-V at PIMS 2018

Volkswagen brings in AT variants of newly popular Santana compact sedan

When Volkswagen Philippines launched their China-sourced Santana sedan last May (along with four other models manufactured by Volkswagen Shanghai), the model that they introduced with only a manual gearbox variant and with an astounding P686k price tag, it prompted this natural follow up:  when will they have a 'matic?  The answer is November and in … Continue reading Volkswagen brings in AT variants of newly popular Santana compact sedan

Isuzu offers tens of thousands in discounts to OFWs, possibly causing an earlier remittance surge this year

In an elegant move that reminds us of their strong fundamentals as well as their stake in a solid customer base amongst a robust working class, Isuzu Philippines now offers tens of thousands in cash discounts to overseas Filipino workers starting this month and continuing for the rest of 2018. We'd speculate that the incentives … Continue reading Isuzu offers tens of thousands in discounts to OFWs, possibly causing an earlier remittance surge this year

China’s BAIC partners up with behind-the-scenes giant Magna of North America

After their major win overtaking Nissan and Tesla sales with their all-electric EC hatchbacks, leading Chinese carmaker BAIC partners up with North American giant Magna International to build electric vehicles at a 180,000-unit annual capacity plant in Zhenjian. Press Statement by BAIC Philippines, "BAIC and silent giant Magna partner up to make electric vehicles in … Continue reading China’s BAIC partners up with behind-the-scenes giant Magna of North America