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Two more VWs will also be on their way after this launch
Volkswagen Philippines teased the launch of a new subcompact SUV last month, and our initial guess was it's the T-Cross that's on its way here. Well, we finally have confirmation.In a recent roundtable discussion, company president Felipe Estrella
Do you think this would be a good addition to VW’s local lineup?
Does our market need another crossover? We'll go out on a limb and say no. But will carmakers continue bringing them here anyway? Well, it appears so, whether we like it or not.Volkswagen seems to be up next on the
Worth checking out?
For the longest time, Volkswagen was a brand that was relatively outside the budget of most Filipino car buyers. Then came the Santana, and the company's lineup changed forever.The subcompact sedan was launched in May 2018, spearheading the German carmaker'
It has us excited—and hopeful—for what the brand has in store for us next
It feels like Maxus has entered our market in an unorthodox fashion. Unlike other Chinese carmakers such as MG and Geely, Maxus arrived with a big lineup-literally.Instead of the usual crossover- or SUV-stuffed roster we see from other marques
Another enticing seven-seater crossover enters the market
Good news for those of you who've been keeping an eye out for the new Maxus D60: The seven-seater has officially entered the market.As expected, the local D60 debuts packed with a 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbopetrol that
An ideal starter car?
When the Kia Stonic was introduced to the Philippine market in late 2020, it struck me as a vehicle that could potentially punch above its weight class. After all, its looks and feature package were on point, and it was well within
It’s already looking like a big year ahead for AC Motors
It's already looking like a big year ahead for AC Motors. The company has just revealed its plans to launch six new models and open six new showrooms in 2021."As a show of our confidence and commitment to the industry,
Through the new Maxus Home Test Drive
One of the drastic adjustments carmakers have had to make throughout this COVID-19 pandemic is how they conduct test drives.These days, dealership visits and even actual car-buying transactions are far different from test drives. When it comes to these
See how the new Kia stacks up against its competitors in this three-way comparo
In case you missed it, there's a new crossover in town: the Kia Stonic. With its stylish design, tech-loaded cabin, and affordable price tag, it certainly looks like an interesting proposition in our market, especially for first-time car buyers.
The spec sheet promises good things
You know you're getting older as an automotive journalist when manufacturers start building cars for people younger than you. I was born in 1990, and it wasn't so long ago that I fell into the target age group for entry-
We’re hoping it’ll be as affordable as Maxus’ other offerings
Fresh off the launch of its new G50 MPV, Maxus Philippines is now setting up to introduce yet another new vehicle in our market: the D60 SUV.We only get a raw announcement, though, as the carmaker didn't give out any
This would be appreciated
In case you haven't been paying attention, the Department of Transportation (DOTr) is aggressively pursuing a cashless future for the country's transportation system. Everything from buses to expressways are expected to shift to contactless modes of payment as the year
Antonio ‘Toti’ Zara III will serve as president of the automotive business unit
Ayala Corporation-owned AC Industrials just announced some organizational and executive movements earlier today, and it appears that big changes are up for AC Motors.The company's press release reads: "Moving forward, AC Motors will organize itself into two distinct businesses-
The official launch is now only a few weeks away
Kia Philippines is poised to shake up the crossover segment with the upcoming launch of an affordable and promising new offering, the Stonic. Now that the vehicle's official unveiling draws near, let's do a quick rundown of what we know
Three variants are available, and prices top out at P1,288,000
Meet the Maxus G50, the newest addition to the Maxus Philippines lineup. Official local distributor AC Motors launched this new eight-seat MPV earlier today, and we're now here to take a closer look.The exterior is highlighted by a sleek
That’s not a typo
No, your eyes aren't growing weary from all the time you've been spending cooped up at home. That headline is no joke. From now until July 31, Kia Philippines is offering its small hatchback for a down payment of just
This covers all of Ayala’s car and motorcycle brands
Still thinking twice about driving to the casa to have your car serviced? Don't worry, we're sure you're not alone. This COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, and it's understandable if you're still wary of heading
It’ll take on the likes of the Toyota Innova, Honda Mobilio, and Suzuki Ertiga
Activity in the local automotive industry has started to pick up as of late, and it looks like the coming months are set to become even busier. Maxus Philippines, for instance, is set to unveil another new nameplate within the year.The
These are also being used by FamilyDOC clinics to transport medical supplies
Add Volkswagen Philippines of AC Motors to the list of carmakers chipping in to help battle the COVID-19 outbreak.The company recently shared with us that on March 18, 2020, it provided three Volkswagen Crafter units to FamilyDOC of AC Health
A new brand is entering the market
It's official: Husqvarna Motorcycles will be manufactured and sold in the Philippine market in 2020. The brand will be handled by the Ayala Corporation, with Husqvarna units initially to be sold at several KTM dealerships across the country.The brand's
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