Versatile Tata Super Ace light truck gets new Euro 4 turbodiesel with better torque and horsepower

On display at the Philippine International Motorshow (PIMS) that's running at the World Trade Center (WTC) in Pasay City until Sunday, October 28, is the Super Ace light truck, the same variant with the air-conditioned passenger rear body that we reviewed back in 2015 and found exceptionally suited to our road conditions, but this new … Continue reading Versatile Tata Super Ace light truck gets new Euro 4 turbodiesel with better torque and horsepower

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BAIC Philippines ramps up to PIMS 2018 with launch of renegade crossover

Makati City, 28 September 2018--A month before this year's Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS), the auto-industry's major semi-annual event where the brand was introduced here four years ago in 2014, BAIC now launches the Bravo Jeep BJ20 compact crossover SUV. In the crowded two-row SUV super-segment that blurs the line between sub-compact and compact five-seaters, … Continue reading BAIC Philippines ramps up to PIMS 2018 with launch of renegade crossover

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

Hino invests further in workforce, breaks ground on new technical training center

Hino Motors Philippines, the country's second largest truckmaker and the top brand with trademark in-house body-building operations, is investing further in the country's workforce, breaking ground on a new building to house a technical training center as well as new offices at their expansive grounds in Canlubang, Laguna. The new facility will have 17,990sqm of … Continue reading Hino invests further in workforce, breaks ground on new technical training center