Body builder Centro introduces new products, announces new joint venture at PIMS 2018

Centro Manufacturing Corporation (Centro) introduced four new products and revealed their bright prospects for the decade at this year's iteration of the biennial Philippine International Motorshow (PIMS) that ran from October 24 to 28 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. Centro launched four advanced truck builds, all initially on Isuzu chassis, thereby emphasizing … Continue reading Body builder Centro introduces new products, announces new joint venture at PIMS 2018

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BAIC introduces big M60 MPV at PIMS 2018

BAIC has introduced their large M60 multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) at the 7th iteration of the biennial Philippine International Motorshow (PIMS) which ran from October 24 to 28 at World Trade Center in Pasay City. The new M60 is their first van with: (1) front-wheel-drive, (2) unibody construction, and (3) an automatic transmission (a Punch Powertrain-sourced … Continue reading BAIC introduces big M60 MPV at PIMS 2018

Ssangyong Philippines brings back Musso badge on a luxury pickup

Ssangyong Philippines has launched the new 2019 Musso mid-size pickup truck at Philippine International Motorshow (PIMS) which runs at the World Trade Center in Pasay City from October 24 to 28. The Musso: its the name of the Mercedes Benz mid-size SUV that everybody eventually realized was a rebadged SsangYong. This was back in the … Continue reading Ssangyong Philippines brings back Musso badge on a luxury pickup

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

Suzuki showcases 2019 Jimny at PIMS 2018, credits thousands of local inquiries as reason for early introduction here

Recall how the new 2019 Jimny was launched globally and from Suzuki's Japan base just some months ago? How about when motoring industry observers loudly asked if Suzuki was bringing what some have described as a scaled down cross between the full-sized FJ Cruiser model and all those Hummer lines here, to the Philippines? Recall … Continue reading Suzuki showcases 2019 Jimny at PIMS 2018, credits thousands of local inquiries as reason for early introduction here

At PIMS 2018 Isuzu shows lightweight truck for new markets that could bring back an old classic

You could chalk it up as a slow-motion mic drop by truck and diesel engine leader Isuzu--it takes a while getting there, but, boom, wait till that slow-burn finally hits you. They've just teased a light truck that could get them into new markets offering sales volumes (and those all-important economies of scale) to bring … Continue reading At PIMS 2018 Isuzu shows lightweight truck for new markets that could bring back an old classic