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

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