Customers are already dropping by
Well, that didn't take long at all. Kia Philippines immediately got business going at its newly-inaugurated Santo Tomas, Batangas dealership, with three customers immediately taking hold of their brand-new rides during the facility's opening.Kia Santo Tomas' first
For the first time in over three years
If we're talking about the global stage, things haven't exactly gone smoothly for Nissan over the past couple of years. There was the whole Carlos Ghosn debacle that began in late 2018, then the COVID-19 pandemic started not long
No surprise there
The Philippine auto industry continues to improve its sales performance in 2022. For April, Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) data shows a total of 25,149 vehicles sold-a 40.9% improvement compared to the same period last year.
This could be a big year for the company locally
The local auto industry may already be almost halfway done with 2022, but Nissan Philippines (NPI) still appears to have a handful of big moves ahead.During a turnover ceremony held by the company last night, newly introduced NPI president Juan Manuel
Is it finally time to make the jump?
Are you someone who's recently been considering shifting to an electric vehicle (EV)? You might still want to hold off on that a bit, because at the moment the Nissan Leaf is the only mass-market offering that runs solely on
He’s set to join the carmaker in July
Big news in the serious, businessy world of running supercar companies-McLaren has appointed Michael Leiters as its new chief executive officer, with the German set to start his new role in July this year.Why are we telling you this? Well,
Yikes
Twitter isn't the only giant Elon Musk needs to worry about now that his acquisition of the social media platform has been approved by the board-he still has Tesla to keep an eye on, too.According to a report by
A slight improvement over the previous year
Did you buy a brand-new car to kick off 2022? Then give yourself a pat on the back, because you just helped push the local auto industry to surpass its first-quarter tally from 2021.Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the
The dude is more than just electric cars
Visionary, pioneer, and savior of mankind. Evil Genius, the boss from hell, and the ultimate social media troll. Regardless of which side of the fence you sit on regarding Elon Musk, you can't deny one thing: The dude knows how to
You can still catch these rides at the World Trade Center
The Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) is back this year, and local car manufacturers have brought out their biggest guns for the event's comeback. It's been two years since the last one, and frankly, we think we may have shed
What other names would you like to have seen on this list?
Are car manufacturers not as influential as they used to be? If Time's most recent 100 Most Influential Companies list is anything to go by, this just might be the case.The list, which "highlights businesses making an extraordinary impact around
At this rate, the industry could surpass last year’s total sales
After reflecting significant growth halfway through the year, the Philippine automotive industry continued its recovery in the third quarter of 2021.According to data from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (
This only covers the first two to 13 months of ownership, though
For some people, the first few months with a brand-new ride can make or break the car ownership experience. You paid good money for that shiny new auto sitting in your garage, and the last thing you want is for kinks
Did you buy a car recently?
A few days ago, the latest Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) sales numbers came in showing a 23.6% month-on-month growth for member brands in the month of May 2021. Now, Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (
A sad day for the auto industry
A sad update from the local auto industry today. You've probably seen the news circulating on social media by now, but we're here to confirm that it's true: Car Porn Racing, one of the local aftermarket scene's most
The brand is now also offering free e-bikes
One reason some families stick with a single car brand? It's simply easier to upgrade within a product ecosystem you're satisfied with than it is to try out something new. Why mix things up when you're already familiar with
Will our market eventually feel the sting?
The ongoing global semiconductor chip shortage continues to impact the auto industry. This time, Toyota is once again making adjustments to its production lines because of the crisis.The Japanese car manufacturer has announced that it is halting production at three more
Uh oh
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) isn't done tinkering with its imposition of safeguard duties on car imports just yet.The government agency has further narrowed down its list of countries exempted from its provisional safeguard duties on passenger cars
COVID has affected supply chains
The automotive industry's sales situation during the pandemic is more complicated than it looks. For example, a drop in sales isn't as simple as uncertain buyers or less spending power. You have supply chains to take into account, too, and
Times have changed
Buying cars isn't what it used to be. No, we aren't just referring to all the health and safety protocols in place, or how brands are now shifting attention to virtual showrooms. Even applying for car loans has changed-and
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