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An Adventure Drive with the Mercedes-Benz GLC

There's more to the German brand than just luxury

Mercedes-Benz invited select media to an adventure drive to showcase the features of its mid-size SUV, the GLCMost people associate Mercedes-Benz with luxury, class and sophistication, but that doesn’t mean it can’t get down and dirty show off what it can do ...

by Paul John Caña  | October 06, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

(Look) Motor Vehicle Loans Sustain Robust Growth Despite Slumping Car Sales

Outstanding vehicle loans rose 18% in July, but car sales for the month fell 24% from a year ago

Passenger and commercial vehicle sales sharply fell by almost a quarter in July compared to the same month last year after higher excise taxes on cars came into effect at the start of the year and fuel prices continued going up.In the ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | September 11, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Toyota Aims to Sell 3,500 New Vios Units a Month Despite Higher Prices and Taxes

The new Vios model starts at Php659K and goes up to Php1.1 million

Toyota unveiled its all-new Vios and said it plans to sell 3,500 units a month this yearDespite a slowing down of car sales in the first half of the year caused by new automobile excise taxes, Toyota is confident it can reach ...

by Paul John Caña  | July 21, 2018 08:00:00
News and Events

For the First Time, Vietnamese-Made Car Models To Be Unveiled at Paris Motor Show

Ready to buy an Italian-designed SUV or sedan made by Vietnam's first big auto manufacturer?

A rendering of the SUV VinFast is planning to unveil at the Paris Motor Show in October 2018A Vietnamese car company is preparing to launch its own range of vehicles by premiering it at the Paris Motor Show in October this year.It ...

by Paul John Caña  | July 18, 2018 06:00:00

What’s It Like to Drive A Toyota Rush in Balesin?

The entry-level compact SUV from the Japanese car giant was front and center at this year’s Road Trek

Toyota Motor Corp Philippines introduced the Rush to motoring journalists on the 2018 edition of Road Trek in BalesinEvery year, Toyota Motor Corp. Philippines invites journalists to its annual Road Trek, a drive event that puts the spotlight on one of its ...

by Paul John Caña  | May 27, 2018 09:00:00
News and Events

Eyeing a New SUV? Buyers Now Have More Options After BMW and Toyota Introduce New Models

The German and Japanese car giants bring the X2 and the Rush to the Philippines

The BMW X2 is a subcompact SUV launched in Manila in late April They say electric cars are the future of mobility, but don’t count out sport utility vehicles (SUVs) and pick-ups just yet. Global sales of electric vehicles may have surged 25 ...

by Paul John Caña  | May 05, 2018 03:00:00
News and Events

What Cars Can You Buy for Less Than Php12,000 a Month?

Here are six

Unless you've been living under a rock since the beginning of the year, you probably know that the country's automotive landscape has changed quite a bit since we rang in 2018.This is largely due to the implementation of the new Tax Reform ...

by Drei Laurel for  | March 28, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

Here's Kia's updated PH price list for 2018

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 effect on its lineup ...

by Drei Laurel for  | January 27, 2018 12:00:00
News and Events

What Cars Do Senators Own, And How Will TRAIN Law Affect Their Vehicles’ Retail Prices?

The Senate gets credit (or blame) for easing excise taxes on luxury vehicles. What will it cost them if they buy the same cars this year?

One of the oddest outcomes of the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) Law, which came into effect last January 1, 2018, was the lopsided impact of the new tax law on low-priced and high-end vehicles.While the new law increased the ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | January 26, 2018 10:00:00
News and Events

Waiting for More Affordable Mirage and Vios Units Under Govt’s CARS Program? Forget It If Senate’s TRAIN Version Prevails

Government economists estimate that retail prices of the two car models would rise by 4-7.8%, potentially cutting demand by 10-24%

When the Philippine government rolled out a Php27-billion six-year program to boost domestic car production called Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) program in 2016, one of the promises made to the public was that it would eventually bring down retail prices of ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 07, 2017 02:00:00
News and Events

How Will Car Prices Be Affected by the Newly Approved Senate Tax Bill?

This infographic compares the Senate and House versions of the tax reform bill

Some companies and their executives just have that impeccable sense of timing.Just days after British luxury car brands Jaguar and Land Rover announced they are coming back to the Philippines after a six-month hiatus, the Philippine Senate approved a tax bill that ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 30, 2017 09:00:00
News and Events

Unfazed by Looming Vehicle Excise Tax Increase, Luxury Car Brands Jaguar and Land Rover Are Back in PH

The British car company returns to the country under Coventry Motors Corp. after a six-month break

Present at the signing were (from left) Gerry Alejandro, president of CMC; George T. Barcelon, chairman of CMC; Robin Colgan, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover Asia Pacific; Andy Wust, customer service director of Jaguar Land Rover Asia PacificDespite the looming increase in ...

by Paul John Caña  | November 24, 2017 07:00:00
Run & Grow

10 cars you can buy for more or less Php13K per month

Not bad at all

So you finally have your finances in order, and feel like it's time to buy yourself a brand-new car. What budget do you set for yourself? Sure, car loans are more flexible than ever, but you still don't want to overreach as ...

by Drei Laurel for  | October 15, 2017 12:00:00