A senator files an inquiry
Will the suspension of the fuel excise tax next year (more on that here) help mitigate inflation? It's a burning question that lawmakers and taxpayers alike want answered.Senator Win Gatchalian, who chairs the Senate Committee on Economic Affairs, has filed
Amid rising oil prices and inflation
Car owners and operators across the country have undoubtedly felt the effects of the increased fuel prices under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. According to the Department of Energy (DOE), the average cost of 91-octane gasoline as
There's a provision in the TRAIN law
Apparently, the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law has a provision which would "freeze" the additional excise taxes levied on fuel products in the event crude oil hits the $80 per barrel mark.Senator Ralph Recto pointed this out in
It's the year of the pickup
We've said repeatedly since the year started that now is the best time to buy a pickup. Thanks to the TRAIN law, pickups have been exempted from excise tax and have subsequently dropped in price. If Ford Philippines' latest sales figures
Yay or nay?
How has 2018 treated your wallet so far? Ever since the government passed the Tax Reform for Inclusion and Acceleration (TRAIN) package into law, we've all had to make adjustments to our budgets, especially when buying cars and fuel. Some have
Price bumps across the range
Yup, another week, another updated price list for 2018. This time, it's from the folks over at Chevrolet Philippines. How we discovered this one, though, came as a bit of a surprise.Other car brands usually give us their new prices
Did your dream car take a hit?
BMW's official Philippine distributor has released its 2018 price list update. You're either going to be ecstatic or bummed depending on which model you've been eyeing.If you're a fan of the German carmaker&#
Some big changes
With four new vehicles and the GT-R Nismo launched this month, Nissan Philippines is off to a roaring start this year. Now the Japanese carmaker has revealed its new price list for 2018, and this will certainly set the tone for
Some significant bumps
Another day, another updated price list. This time, it's from Isuzu, and this list should be of particular interest to many of you out there.Today, Isuzu Philippines released its new prices inclusive of the new excise taxes under the Tax
Yes, our dream MX-5 is affected
As the first month of 2018 nears its end, another carmaker has released its updated price list to reflect the new excise tax under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.Mazda, whose lineup is considerably more compact than other
Is it allowed?
No, the buyer should not be liable for any increase in the purchase price brought about by the excise tax on cars taking effect before the car dealership delivers the unit. If the dealership fails to deliver the unit within the agreed
As expected, Ranger lineup now cheaper
If you've been planning to buy a Ford pickup truck to start 2018, boy do we have some good news for you. The American carmaker has just posted its 2018 price list on its website, and its popular Ranger lineup-
Good news for potential Picanto buyers
The Columbian Autocar Corporation, Kia's official Philippine distributor, just sent its updated price list earlier today.Thankfully, those considering the brand's most popular models will be happy to know that the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law's
But only for a limited time
Motor Image Pilipinas, the country's distributor of Subaru vehicles, released its updated price list for 2018 that incorporates the new excise tax under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law. If you glanced at the list and thought that
A reasonable request?
A local transport group says it will hold off on imposing a fare hike if the Philippine government grants jeepney drivers a fuel discount.According to a report by CNN Philippines, Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON) head George
You'll think hard about which Montero Sport variant to get
Mitsubishi is the fifth local carmaker to reveal its official 2018 price list. The move comes just days after Subaru made known a 5% increase across its entire lineup, and weeks after Toyota, Lexus and Honda announced their own hikes due to
Want AWD? It's going to cost you
Motor Image Pilipinas, Subaru's local distributor, has revealed its official 2018 price list. This makes the Japanese manufacturer only the fourth local carmaker to make such an announcement, following in the footsteps of Honda, Toyota and Lexus.The entire Philippine Subaru
Who really benefits?
Last week, we wrote about Toyota Motor Philippines' updated price list in response to the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act (TRAIN), as posted online by one of its dealers. Yesterday, the Japanese carmaker updated its website to make those prices
A dealer reveals the figures
Late last year, President Duterte signed the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) package into law, so the much-feared increase in vehicle excise tax thus became official. While the government made the new tax brackets public, it's been hard
It's official
So it begins. Honda Cars Philippines is the first car manufacturer to reveal its 2018 price list-you know, the one under the new Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law.As expected, higher excise taxes mean higher car prices. Almost
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