Simple tips for other carmakers
Just like last year, the best booth at the 2016 Manila International Auto Show wasn't necessarily the biggest. In 2015, Volkswagen Philippines' 460sqm corner beat those of Mazda (1,000sqm), Ford (750sqm) and Subaru (690sqm) for the trophy. This year? Chevrolet
And unveiled the wicked 308 GTi
In a refreshing break from the usual display, Peugeot Philippines gave 2016 Manila International Auto Show visitors more stuff to ogle beyond the stunning 308 GTi hatchback. Peugeot created a mini museum in its floor space that showcased its heritage and origins.
Including the adjusted prices
The sixth-generation Mitsubishi Mirage has been a cash cow for Mitsubishi Motors Philippines since the company officially launched it in our market four years ago. In October 2012 alone, MMPC delivered 1,098 units to eager buyers.Four years later, does
Available in 3 variants
To be honest, a lot of automotive events are predictable--a little boring even. Some activities even seem like vanity projects of their bosses, with so much energy devoted to making a president's entrance seem grand and important. Yawn.Among the
Does the facelift justify the pricing?
A couple of weeks ago, local Subaru distributor Motor Image Pilipinas flew us to Bangkok for our first look at the refreshed Forester compact SUV. The facelift consisted of a few subtle exterior-design changes and some revised cabin features. But just
Here are the official prices and variants
SsangYong is back. The Korean carmaker made official its return to the Philippine market during the opening of the 2016 Manila International Auto Show in Pasay City yesterday. The brand, along with its local distributor SsangYong Berjaya Motor Philippines, made its presence
The best batch yet
The cars aren't the only beauties worth visiting at this weekend's 2016 Manila International Auto Show. We were present for the event's opening day (April 7), and we have to admit that some of the booth models made it
Aiming to sustain 2015 momentum
Last year, Ford Philippines grew 24.7% and overtook Hyundai to become our market's number three car brand. This performance was buoyed by strong sales of the EcoSport and the Everest. This year, Ford isn't taking any chances with its
Is the price competitive enough?
Taking center stage at Hyundai's booth in the 2016 Manila International Auto Show is this orange turbocharged Veloster. Hyundai Asia Resources, the official distributor of the Korean brand in the country, is offering only one variant of said vehicle.The price?
Car list of Manila International Auto Show
The much-awaited annual motoring tradition that started in 2005 is now 12 years old, and remains to be the country's biggest car show. We're obviously talking about the Manila International Auto Show, which is once again being staged by
And it will be turbocharged
When the first gray-market Hyundai Velosters began arriving years ago, we admired these handsome hatchbacks and thought they were cool. This was the year 2011, and we asked Hyundai Asia Resources Inc. assistant vice president Paeng Batuigas if and when the
To compete with Vios, City and Accent
With more than 33,000 units sold in 2015, the Toyota Vios remains to be the best-selling car in the Philippine market. Which naturally also means that the subcompact sedan segment it competes in is easily the biggest and most profitable
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