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Small cars are a Honda forte, so this is looking promising
We know there are still people out there (us included) who are excited about the all-new Civic's local arrival later this month, but let's be honest: Sedans have been increasingly displaced by crossovers-especially pint-sized entry-level crossovers-
Is a Philippine launch in the pipeline as well?
Photos of what appears to be the face-lifted Mitsubishi Xpander started circulating online a few weeks ago. The Japanese carmaker has kept mum about it since, but it now looks like we have confirmation of sorts courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors Indonesia.
We wonder when an update will arrive here
The MG ZS has been one of the bigger surprises in the local auto market the past couple of years. Not only did the model help its Chinese carmaker gain a foothold in the Philippines when it arrived in 2018, but it'
The next-generation model has just been unveiled in Indonesia
Remember the Honda N7X? Honda has now turned the concept into reality, and it's now been launched as the all-new BR-V in Indonesia.The next-generation BR-V gets a major design overhaul inside and out. The new-look
A proper-looking mini SUV
Is Honda cooking up a proper competitor to the Toyota Rush and Mitsubishi Xpander Cross? It definitely looks like it.The Japanese car manufacturer has just revealed a brand-new mini SUV concept in Indonesia, showing off seven seats, as well as
What could it be?
This year is shaping up to be a big one for Honda. Not only has the Japanese carmaker revealed vehicles like the all-new City and HR-V over the past couple of months, but it also still has a couple of
We can see this finding success locally, too
Remember the Toyota Raize? The mini SUV was initially launched in Japan, but it managed to capture audiences here in Southeast Asia thanks to its compact form factor and rugged looks-two qualities that are important to car buyers in our region.
The country is actually lowering taxes instead of raising them
Earlier this year, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) left automakers scratching their heads in frustration after imposing a P70,000-P110,000 per unit cash bond on vehicle imports.The hope is that this safeguard will help even the playing
This means the EV giant may soon be having operations in ASEAN
Tesla is making big moves in Asia. After a dominating first year in China, the EV giant recently shared that it plans to enter the Indian market in 2021. Now, it has its eyes set on entering a different market in the
Could it be arriving in the Philippines, too?
Have you been waiting for the Nissan Magnite to finally land in the ASEAN market, too? Well, it appears our speculations from a week ago were right, as Nissan has now officially launched the new subcompact crossover in Indonesia.Now, we've
Are we getting this?
Back in October, Nissan captured the attention of budget-minded buyers everywhere with the release of the Magnite in India. At the time, we said the tiny crossover looked like a perfect fit for Philippine roads on account of its incredibly compact
When will this arrive in PH?
It looks like 2020 is shaping up to be a big year for Toyota Motor Philippines despite the COVID-19 pandemic.First, it was the launch of the refreshed Toyota Vios. The Hilux followed not too long after, and right now we'
Would you ride something like this?
The Vespa isn't just a scooter. Here in the Philippines, it's a status symbol and, in some ways, a luxury brand. People want one not just as a means for getting around, but for its signature style and Italian roots,
Do you think these upgrades push the Xpander ahead of the competition?
It seems like only yesterday that the Philippines was gearing up for the Mitsubishi Xpander's arrival-now, other markets are already giving the hugely popular seven-seater an update.In Indonesia, the Japanese car manufacturer has upgraded this hot-selling MPV
The facility will produce ASEAN-specific SUVs, MPVs, sedans, and possibly EVs
Hyundai is investing big in the ASEAN market, with the Korean carmaker announcing this week that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indonesian government to build a manufacturing plant in Kota Deltamas, located east of Jakarta.The new facility,
The facelifted model is now available in Indonesia
The Honda BR-V's arrival in the Philippines a few years ago ushered in the ongoing era of SUV/MPV mashups. Since then, rivals like the Toyota Rush and the Mitsubishi Xpander have joined its ranks, perhaps filling the void left
It has happened in other ASEAN cities
So, about that driver-only rush hour ban on EDSA: You don't think Metro Manila's the only city to have given such a policy a shot, do you? Because it's happened in other countries in the past already--including
It's been on sale in that market since last year
The Mitsubishi Xpander might be new for our market, but it's been around in Indonesia since August last year. So it's had a lot more time to make an impact over there. It also seems that it's made quite
Are we next?
Southeast Asian markets are suckers for seven-seater SUVs. Maybe it's because our region deals with problems like bumpy roads, traffic jams, and natural disasters on a regular basis. When you consider those factors, it shouldn't be surprising
Part of its ASEAN expansion
Most of you probably know that a majority of our cars are manufactured in Thailand. Now, some of our Mitsubishi vehicles could also come from Indonesia. As part of its ASEAN expansion (which includes our local plant for the Mirage), the Japanese
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