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America's large cities along the West Coast have some of the highest incidences of auto theft in the country, a new report from AutoinsuranceEZ.com says. Portland tops the list with 487 thefts per 100,000 residents, followed by San Jose, Seattle, Salt Lake City and San Francisco. Per the report, the national rate is approximately 250 thefts per 100,000 residents, meaning you're about twice as likely to have your car stolen in Portland or San Jose compared to the average.
Since a lot of occasions are being done online, why not open a dealership virtually, right? If you think it is outrageous, then tell Suzuki Philippines Inc. (SPH) that, because that is what they just did. The local arm for the Japanese compact car marque opened the latest addition to its dealer network, Suzuki Auto Marikina (SA Marikina), via online. A member of the ANC+ Group of Companies, SA Marikina has made the brand more accessible to the Marikina City populace and nearby areas as well. SPH explained that since the threat of Covid-19 is still out there, celebrations and events that require gathering and physical interaction “are the last options to commemorate milestones and achievements especially for companies with a significant number of loyal and hardworking employees.” The virtual ceremonies for the SA Marikina inauguration were led by Dealer Principal Anthony Cheng and Executive Vice President and Treasurer, Dr. Mike Tan. To note, it is the first time for a Suzuki Dealership grand opening to be done online. However, it was not the first event that SPH did utilizing the virtual spectrum. Back in September, SPH held its annual Suzuki Auto Festival online—through the use of social media site, Facebook. Suzuki Philippines Vice President and General Manager for the Automobile Division Keiichi Suzuki said that the latest opening is a testament to the brand's commitment to customers despite these times. “The opening of Suzuki Auto Marikina is yet another reason to remain committed and relentless in servicing our customers. These trying times may have presented countless deterrents in our society, but we in Suzuki took on the challenge of helping the community bounce back and stay reliable to those who consider Suzuki automobiles as their dependable partner in rising above the situation. We are optimistic that more Filipinos, especially those in close proximity to SA Marikina, will welcome us with warmth and excitement as we continue to champion the Suzuki way of life!” Suzuki was quoted as saying. The 12th dealership under the ANC+ Group of Companies, SA Marikina stands proudly in Brgy. Sto. Nino, Gil Fernando Avenue Ext. Marikina City. It has 1,000 square-meter lot area with the capacity to display three Suzuki car units in its showroom. Aside from that, the newly-opened dealership is also capable of receiving vehicles for repair and other services with six bays available. The vast experience of the group is an assurance that quality and reliable customer service will be provided to the city of Marikina. Photos from Suzuki Philippines Inc. Also read: Suzuki PH brings its vehicles to your home for a test drive Suzuki vehicles now available thru Lazada Suzuki Offers Exciting Promos for Upcoming XL7, S-Presso
The Land Transportation Office (LTO) now allows three-wheeled vehicles to ply secondary highways. However, based on Memorandum Circular 2020-2227, three-wheelers are only allowed to use secondary national highways should there be no alternate route designated by the local government units. Apart from that, these vehicles are only allowed to use the right-most portion of the said thoroughfares, which is also known as the outermost lane. “Considering that specifications of these types of vehicles have advanced through time, operation of these vehicles along secondary national highways may be allowed if there is no alternate route designated by local government units (LGUs) and shall take outermost lane or the right-most portion of the road of the road.” “In addition, with respect to the powers of LGUs in relation to traffic management, they may be prohibit or allow the operation of these vehicles along roads within their jurisdiction,” the memorandum added. Following this, Trimotors Technology Corporation—the exclusive distributor Bajaj three-wheeled vehicles—said that “after three long years of pursuing for the proper registration and classification for three-wheeled vehicles and quadricycles has seen one of its dreams come to fruition.” Photos by Bajaj Philippines Also read: Bajaj PH widens lineup with new Maxima Series, RE Special Edition Introducing the Bajaj RE: The Only Three-Wheeler You Will Ever Need
After closing down its refinery in Tabangao and turning it into an import structure, Pilipinas Shell announced the opening of another import facility in Subic. The latest endeavor, Pilipinas Shell claimed, is “to strengthen its supply chain to the northern parts of the nation and in support of Government’s efforts to jumpstart the economy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.” Pilipinas Shell President and CEO Cesar Romero expressed commitment to boost their supply in the country in anticipation of the rebound in demand in the country. “We share Government’s optimism and remain committed as the country’s partner in nation-building by leveraging our global expertise to strengthen our presence in the Philippines and bolstering supply ahead of Asia’s anticipated bounce-back in fuel demand,” Romero said. He also said that the fuel company’s expanded fuel supply network reinforces their move to add retail stations and remains committed in the Philippines as a partner in nation-building. The latest import facility is said to be Pilipinas Shell’s third Medium Range (MR) vessel-capable import terminal. This newest asset has the capacity to receive 54 million liters of finished products in one shipment. The other two facilities under Shell are Tabangao refinery-turned-import terminal in Batangas and the North Mindanao Import Facility (NMIF) in Cagayan de Oro City in Mindanao. Back in May, the fuel firm started the transformation of its Tabangao refinery from petroleum processing to a world class full import facility, re-investing at least P1 billion in the next few years. With a capacity of 263 million liters, the Tabangao facility more than meets the demand not just in Metro Manila but also in Southern Luzon and Northern Visayas. The Pilipinas Shell’s NMIF in Cagayan de Oro serves the rest of the Visayas and Mindanao regions. With a capacity of 90 million liters in finished petroleum products, the NMIF help mitigate costs and overall maritime risks by eliminating the need for short-range vessels to transport fuel from Tabangao to Mindanao since 2016. Moreover, the leadership of Pilipinas Shell expressed firm belief that they have fortified their supply chain resilience with the Subic facility now operational. “At Shell, we seek to further power progress in the Philippines by fueling economic growth through an efficient and reliable supply of world-class products,” Romero concluded. Photos from Pilipinas Shell Also read: Shell Philippines bounces back by giving back 'Bayanihan spirit' thrives in Shell's efforts vs COVID-19 Shell Extends Aid to Help Frontliners to 'Flatten the Curve'
The local courier service J&T Express will surely meet the increasing demand for online shopping delivery locally, as Hino Motors Philippines (HMP), the country’s exclusive distributor for Hino trucks and buses in the country, has officially handed over the keys to seven units of the Hino 300 series during the turnover rites recently held at the courier’s Bagumbayan, Taguig warehouse. In a statement, HMP Chairman Vicente Mills, Jr. assured that J&T Express will be accorded with its Total Support program. “We extend Total Support to local businesses such as J&T who not only respond to the growing demand for online shopping, but also keep the economy moving. The world hasn’t been the same since March. But our mission of moving people and goods safely and responsibly, a commitment we had for the past 45 years, remains,” he said. "As we adapt to the new normal, we will be manufacturing more light to medium-duty trucks designed for home deliveries alongside heavy-duty trucks suitable for warehouse deliveries,” Mills added. Aside from the seven units, J&T Express Philippines also procured for 10 units of the light-duty XZU730L, another 10 of the XZU342LM, as well 10 units of the medium-duty FG8J. The trucks are Euro 4-compliant with chassis dimensions and horsepower designed for deliveries. Further, HMP claimed that they will continue to be at the forefront of addressing modern consumer demands, “be these in online shopping, transportation systems or ergonomic vehicles. The company is keen on staying true to its promise of providing lifetime value and in line with its Total Support commitment.” Photos from Hino Motor Philippines Also read: Hino PH reveals all-new FL 10-wheeler truck Two Hino dealerships receive upgrades Hino PH reopens dealerships nationwide
It’s easily one of the more attractive crossovers in the market. If for looks alone, it’s no surprise why the Ford EcoSport is one of Ford Philippines’ top sellers. Now celebrating its sixth year in the Philippine market, this mini-SUV manages to strike it big in the hearts and wallets of Filipinos with every new release. The EcoSport saw plenty of improvements in 2018, its last major update. One of the biggest changes that year was the introduction of the EcoBoost engine, along with the unveiling of the new front fascia. Due to 2018’s substantial upheaval, there are relatively few noteworthy changes for the EcoSport’s 2020 model year. While the minor changes means you won’t have to worry about replacing your old EcoSport any time soon, it still manages to help the vehicle stand out from competitors. We list down the pros and cons of the Blue Oval’s premier crossover for your informed car shopping decisions. Pros 1. A fuel efficient engine When Ford introduced the latest EcoSport version, it retained the base 1.5-liter inline-four engine, while introducing the new 1.0-liter turbocharged EcoBoost inline-three. The latter new option delivers 123hp and 170Nm, along with immense fuel efficiency. How immense, you may ask? It’s best-in-class in fuel economy, delivering 4.8 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of 109 g/km, according to Ford. 2. Surprising amount of interior space Crossovers aren’t especially known for being spacious, but somehow, the 2020 EcoSport manages to have just enough space for both passenger and cargo, striking just the right balance without feeling too cramped or uncomfortable. While you may find that other crossovers will sacrifice cargo space for more passenger space or vice versa, there doesn’t seem to be an issue with the EcoSport on both these areas, especially for small beginning families. 3. Inspiring amount of safety With the EcoSport, you are assured of one of the safest crossovers around. With six airbags in total, (including driver and front passenger, front side and side curtain), you’ll feel protected from every side. These are aided by a Traction Control that helps keep your tires gripping the road, especially around corners and when overtaking. With this active system, EcoSport owners don’t have to worry about wheel spin, and over- or under-steering in corners. Other standard safety features include electronic stability, hill start assist, hill descent control, rear park assist, and rearview camera. 4. A perfect city car Compared to most of its contemporaries, the EcoSport is a much more reliable urban driver. It’s as agile as the best hatchbacks, while its tall height ensures very little body roll. The sporty suspension isn’t half-bad either. Overall, there’s a high level of maneuverability to make the EcoSport a truly city-friendly car. 5. Plenty of advanced tech It’s not only safety that’s advanced in the EcoSport—the rest of the features are pretty high-tech as well. It’s got rain-sensing wipers, smart keyless entry, automatic climate control, automatic headlamps and a Sync 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto that’s easily one of the better infotainment systems in the class. Not only is Ford's Sync 3 interface intuitive, it’s also highly responsive, linking to a wide variety of smartphone devices without any hassle. Cons 1. Rear is still not for adults As we said, there’s plenty of rear passenger space in the EcoSport compared to its contemporaries, but considering that it’s a crossover, that’s not saying a lot. Still suffering from an issue that most crossovers share, the rear cabin still has very little comfy legroom for full-sized adults. We did say the EcoSport is only good for young, starting families. 2. 1.5-liter engine can be a letdown It’s a wonder why Ford hasn’t replaced the 1.5-liter engine option completely with the 2019 Engine of the Year 1.0-liter alternative, considering it’s the better engine hands down. While the latter inspires, the former’s lackluster performance and fuel economy can just sap the life out of an EcoSport owner. The lower fuel economy of the 1.5-liter is obvious from the start, and can only get worse over time. 3. Automatic gearbox lacks verve The EcoSport comes in either a 5-speed manual transmission or the 6-speed Ford PowerShift automatic gearbox. Unfortunately, between these two options, the automatic unit is the lesser one, and worse, it’s the only one installed in the 1.0-liter! Those who want more juice out of their 1.0-liter EcoSport Titanium AT will likely find themselves wishing it came in manual, or at least a better automatic system. Yay or nay? Despite its issues relating to rear cabin space and performance, it is still a highly remarkable city car. With an attractive price point of PHP970,000 to PHP1,190,000, car buyers looking for an affordable crossover will probably be less conscientious about the EcoSport’s shortcomings. Though it doesn’t deliver the most power, it certainly offers a respectable amount of city-handling that makes it a smart choice for urban car owners. Photos from Ford Also read: Which 2020 Ford Everest color is best for you? 2020 Ford Ranger vs. the competition: Your other local midsize pickup options
Following the launch of their newly-inked partnership, the local arm for Japanese automaker Nissan wasted no time making its premier trip to Baguio to rediscover the city as the country eases its lockdown levels. To note, the Safe Trips campaign is an initiative between the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Nissan in the Philippines to help with the recovery of the local tourism industry . Such program is being executed to promote safe and responsible land travel to local destinations. From November 13 to 15, Nissan went on a road trip to the Baguio City’s signature tourist spots including Burnham Park, Session Road, the Baguio Botanical Garden, and Mines View Park as the Summer Capital of the Philippines is one of the first scenic spots that have opened up for local tourists. Those who want to visit Baguio City are required to register and submit their application to log in the Baguio Visitor Information and Travel Assistance (VISITA) online platform (see link here). The platform also has contact tracing functions. Based on the agreement signed under the Safe Trips campaign, Nissan and the DOT will develop educational and promotional content for social media, as well as publicity on how to safely and responsibly travel to local tourist destinations. “With the Safe Trips campaign, we hope to spark a renewed interest in travel by encouraging road trips, one of the oldest and most memorable ways of seeing and exploring the beauty of the Philippines. With more and more people travelling locally, we look forward to the recovery of livelihoods and jobs in the tourism sector,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said. For their part, Nissan Philippines President and Managing Director Atsushi Najima is keen on helping the government through the said efforts under Safe Trips campaign. “Baguio City is the best place to start the Safe Trips campaign to rebuild trust and confidence of Filipinos on travelling in the country again. We at Nissan want to take Filipinos on this journey to rediscover Baguio City and share how to travel safely and responsibly in this new normal. We look forward to exploring other local destinations as more cities reopen and to encouraging Filipinos to plan their own Safe Trips through land travel,” he noted. Photos from Nissan in the Philippines Also read: Nissan PH premiers virtual showroom for Asia & Oceania region Nissan unveils all-new Ariya Nissan to bring LEAF to annual EV meet this week
Relief goods for around 800 families that were badly-affected by the recent typhoons in the country received some help coming from the local arm of Japanese carmaker Nissan. Nissan in the Philippines handed over to the Joint Task Force-National Capital Region, a Civil-Military Operations division of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, relief goods as part of the company’s ongoing support to people in the Philippines who were devastated by the typhoons “Rolly” (international name “Goni”) and “Ulysses” (international name “Vanco”). Nissan in the Philippines President and Managing Director Atsushi Najima said that their latest help would bring hope to those affected, especially in Cagayan and Bicol provinces. “Reaching out to communities in need, especially in times of calamity, is part of Nissan’s commitment to support communities and enrich people’s lives. We hope our contribution brings hope and respite to families in Bicol and Cagayan, as well as inspire others to do the same,” Najima was quoted as saying. Earlier this year, Nissan donated three Navara pick-up trucks to the Philippine National Red Cross as part of its efforts to help those that were affected by the Taal Volcano phreatic eruption early this year. Aside from that, the Nissan provided meal donations to medical frontliners at various hospitals. Photos from Nissan in the Philippines Also read: Watch Automakers' Inspiring Videos Amid Covid-19 Pandemic Nissan gives hefty discounts to welcome 'new normal' Nissan Philippines Gives Customers 30-Day Grace Period
Jeep Philippines has borne witness to the Filipino resilience all year long. With the phreatic eruption of the Taal Volcano, the ongoing bout against Covid-19 pandemic up to surviving the recent typhoons that hit the country, it is only fitting that Filipinos get some slack on the finer things in life. This December, Jeep Philippines is throwing you a P365,000-discount on the Jeep Compass for overcoming a year full of challenges and trials. The Jeep Compass is equipped with a 1.4L MultiAir Turbo engine to meet the daily grinds of the remaining days of the year as well as ensuring that you meet the urban demands for the coming years. But this vehicle is not just for daily-driving—it is also bound to take you in whatever direction you want to go after a long and tiring workweek. Since storage space is not an issue, you can bring that needed cargo as well as other equipment to ensure utmost leisure on your well-deserved rest days. The Jeep Compass was introduced at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) last year. Those who may want to know more about the Jeep Compass as well as other promos may reach the various Jeep dealerships today. JEEP ALABANG 301 Westgate Center, Commerce Ave., Filinvest Corporate City, Alabang, Muntinlupa City +632 8461-6281 and +632 8334-1487 JEEP CEBU Cebu Veterans Drive, Nivel Hills, Cebu City +6332 260-3333 and +63977 825 5337 JEEP CLARK Clark Auto Zone, M.A. Roxas Highway, Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga +6345 499 5562 and +63998 590 2658 JEEP GREENHILLS 1008 EDSA Greenhills, San Juan City +632 8784-5002 and +63920 904 0716 JEEP PAMPANGA Laus Group Corporate Center, JASA, San Jose City, San Fernando, Pampanga +63999 223 0295 To note, Jeep Philippines disinfects all vehicles following the Jeep clean touch system. Daily sanitation measures are implemented across all dealerships while delivering the same showroom experience. Photos from Jeep Philippines Also read: ANG unleashes all-new Jeep Gladiator into PH arena MIAS 2019: All-New Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Breaks Ground Jeep to Introduce 4xE PHUV Models at CES 2020
Cavite-based transport and logistics company Neoji Trucking Services formally received a brand-new EXZ77N truck from Japanese truckmaker Isuzu’s local arm Spearheading the handover ceremonies for the Isuzu-branded Category V truck last November 19 were Isuzu Philippine Corporation (IPC) Assistant Division Head for Sales Hiroto Nakaguro and Neoji Trucking Services team Oliver Osias. Neoji Trucking Services is also set to follow in the footsteps of its sister company Philindo Express, an accredited logistics partner for a well-known pharmaceutical giant since 2002. The said truck is not the only delivery of IPC to Neoji as the logistics firm will acquire another brand-new EXZ77N truck this December. The EXZ77N is equipped with a 6UZ1-TCG50 engine paired to the ZF16 speed multistage transmission, all developed under the Euro V Blue Power technology. For its safety features, the new E-Series trucks are fitted with standard anti-lock brake system and wide multi-sectional side view mirrors offering wide-angle views of the driver and passenger sides, which help to prevent “underruns” and contact accidents during turn and merging maneuvers. The wheel parking and trailer brakes are conveniently located at the driver side for better reach and instant control. Photos from Isuzu Philippines Corporation Also read: Isuzu PH to Focus on Truck Market Two-Decade Strong: Isuzu PH is Truck Sales Leader for 20 Years Isuzu PH supplies fire bureau with 84 new fire trucks, rescue vehicles
Affordable, powerful, and highly customizable—there’s very little doubt why the Ford Mustang is the world’s bestselling sports car of the last 50 years, the world's bestselling sports car for five consecutive years, and the most popular car model on Facebook, with almost 8.5 million likes to its name. So much goodies combine to make the 2020 Ford Mustang the high-performance car to beat. And its rich racing history and pedigree only serve to add to its legendary status. Locally, the Ford Mustang comes in four different trims with two engine options—a 5.0-liter V8 for the GT variants (460hp, 569Nm) and a 2.3-liter Ecoboost for the Fastback (310hp, 434Nm), priced from PHP2,585,000 to PHP3,718,000. Both engines are mated to a 10-speed SelectShift automatic, but the convertible variant comes with the option for a 6-speed manual transmission. These powertrain options are the same for the previous and current model Mustang. Despite having the same powertrain, some changes can be seen in the sports car’s exterior and interior features. Exterior The difference between the front façade of the new Mustang and the outgoing model is immediately obvious. The facelift features a lower, restyled front grille and hood, while the hood vents have been relocated to a different position. The new Mustang also replaces the LED headlamp assembly with a new design, accompanied by nifty additional features including turn signals, low beams, projector high beams, fog lamps, and signature lighting. At the sides, nothing has changed. However, the 2020 model is being offered with 12 new wheel rim designs, plus three new paint finishes. There are also some undercarriage improvements courtesy of new MagneRide suspension systems that further improves the Mustang’s renowned ride and handling. Out back, the LED taillights and the rear bumper receive some aesthetic tweaks. The exhaust tips have also been revised, with the EcoBoost Mustang getting a dual unit and the V8-powered Mustang GT driving off with the standard quad-tip. The new Mustang also sports an active valve exhaust system and optional new spoiler. Interior For the first time ever, the new Mustang finally receives an optional heated steering wheel. The new Ford Mustang cabin also welcomes drivers to a 12-inch LCD instrument cluster—the first all-digital display ever offered for the model. What’s nifty about it is that it allows users to customize colors, gauge layout, selectable drive modes, and more. The display can even be customized for Normal, Sport and Track modes. A MyMode system lets drivers set their drive settings and remembers them for the next use. That even includes steering and suspension preferences. The new Mustang is also available with Ford SYNC Connect with FordPass, which allows the owners to start, lock, unlock and locate their car remotely through a smartphone app. The onboard SYNC 3 is as advanced as infotainment systems can get, allowing for voice activated responses along with the capacitive touchscreen with impressive responsiveness. The intuitive and user-friendly system lets users connect to and control their smartphone, while also providing navigation in real-time. The audio system includes Shaker Pro Audio with HD Radio Technology that comes with AM/FM stereo, single-CD and MP3 player functionalities linking to 12 speakers – includingan eight-inch trunk-mounted subwoofer. Thanks to HD audio technology, reception is crystal clear when using the radio, with no audible distortion, buzz, popping or static to be heard. Contrasting the sportiness of the undercarriage is the premium-feel interior, thanks to additions like hand-stitched center console wrap, padded knee bolsters and aluminum finish highlights. The 2020 Ford Mustang also has a new key fob design and an updated badge on the instrument panel. In related news Ford has also given the Mustang an electrified version, embodied in the Mustang Mach-E already on sale now. With its maximum 459hp and 830Nm torque, the Mustang Mach-E is more than worthy to bear the name of Ford’s performance nameplate. The all-electric vehicle reaches these numbers (Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition only) courtesy of a 757kWh battery and rear-wheel drive provided by a single permanent magnet electric motor and a second motor that adds all-wheel drive capabilities. The available extended range battery pushes the car to a range of plus-minus 500kms. Carmudi has both new and used Ford Mustangs for your perusal. Check out our selection here. Photos from Ford Also read: Which 2020 Ford Everest color is best for you? 2020 Ford Ranger vs. the competition: Your other local midsize pickup options
The NLEX Corporation announced that the Subic Freeport Expressway (SFEX) Capacity Expansion Project is close to completion. Following the latest inspection led by Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Secretary Mark Villar, the SFEX Expansion is now at 85 percent completion. Joining Villar in the recent inspection were DPWH Region 3 Director Roseller Tolentino, NLEX Corporation Chief Operating Officer Raul Ignacio, and Vice President for Tollway Development and Engineering Nemesio Castillo. One of the main features of the SFEX Capacity Expansion project is the new tunnel that connects Bataan and Zambales. The capacity expansion project for the 8.2-kilometer SFEX is targeted to reduce congestion to and from the Subic Bay Freeport Zone as well as increase traffic safety measures. The road project will have new bridges and a tunnel adjacent to the existing ones to increase road capacity from one lane in each direction to two lanes in each direction. Further, the said stretch will also have expressway-standard LED lights. Earlier, the NLEX Corporation said that the completion of the project is rescheduled to the end of this year—an extension of at least three months from its initial schedule set back in 2019. Photos from NLEX Corporation Also read: NLEX to Implement Subic Freeport Expressway Project SFEX Capacity Expansion Now Underway NLEX Provides Solutions to Traffic Congestion
While we now have a sense of normalcy, going out of your houses should still be the least of priorities—after all, we can now order almost everything and even shop for cars online . As Kia Philippines now offers a virtual showroom on its website, this enjoyable, worry- and risk-free alternative car shopping experience can now help buyers pick the perfect Kia vehicles without stepping out of houses—enabling them to fully focus on the vehicles and services offered. Here are some of the advantages of utilizing it during these times. Easy to use Upon opening the Kia Virtual Showroom, customers can directly browse the models based on vehicle type (sedan/hatchback, crossover/SUV and commercial vehicle). Under the sedan/hatchback, buyers may choose between the Soluto subcompact and the hatchback Picanto. Those who demand for space and luxury may hover over the three crossovers/SUVs: the Stonic, the Seltos and the Sportage. Further, commercial vehicle buyers may check Kia’s lone entry in the commercial vehicle segment, the Kia K2500. Realistic environment Since you want to see every nook and cranny of your target vehicle, viewers may check the vehicle’s exterior and interior with the 360-degree viewer. What’s different with the Kia Virtual Showroom is that it has a real-world background—an actual environment wherein target users would see it the car “in its natural habitat”. Such would help the buyers better imagine and appreciate the eyed Kia model, inside and out. Information dissemination with just a few taps While looking at the vehicle would help you choose the right vehicle, it is the information that is shared to you that will help you make your decision. The Kia virtual showroom also dishes out relevant information with touchpoints purposefully positioned. Aside from that, one-touch buttons at the upper right hand corner of the screen allows clients to download a brochure or a request for quote button. Get to the nearest dealer safe and fast With all that, customers now have a good overview of what vehicle to buy, but many would still want to get to dealerships for some human interaction, complete paperwork and so on. So, to get to the nearest dealership, the Kia virtual showroom has a Find a Dealer tab to help buyers locate the nearest Kia dealer partner. Photos from Kia Philippines Also read: Kia officially brings new Stonic to join PH lineup frontrunners Kia's new 'Live Stream Showroom' lets you view cars virtually Kia PH 'changes tune,' to unbox all-new model in Q4 of 2020
Andre Varquez was again on top of the podium after claiming victory in Race 3 of the Phoenix Pulse Formula V1 Virtual Cup, broadcasted live from the Tuason Racing Facebook Page last November 21 (Saturday). He and Iñigo Anton emerged as champions after racing in the replica of the Laguna Seca racetrack, with the two seemingly mastering the Reverse Grid Position of the PC-based Assetto Corsa game. In the Amateur class, Varquez took the race lead early on and held the position till he reached the checkered flag, followed by Race 2 leader Julian Colvin Tang. Taking the third spot was Patrick Malicsi. Regaining the top post in the category, Varquez had the fastest lap time of 01:34.424. “I had a good start on the race. I already secured my position at the first corner of the racetrack. I’ve seen that there was a huge pile at the back, so I kept going on. I don’t have to push myself, I just need to retain my consistency. Laguna Seca is super slippery, one mistake, and it will make a huge loss in everyone’s performance,” Varquez said. Meanwhile, Anton had a tight three-way battle in the Pro Class as he jostled to victory against fellow racers Estefano Rivera and Russel Reyes. The second place finisher Rivera, however, set the fastest lap time of 01:32.603. “The track was so difficult and the grip level was so low. So during the race, I got a very keen start and very keen lap. From there on, I just kept the level head and just tried to be very consistent and at the same time try not to commit any mistakes,” Anton explained. Back in Race 1, Varquez was finished in the top post in the AM class and Anton on second place at the Pro category. In Race 2, Varquez finished second. Photos from Tuason Racing Also read: Tuason Racing raises over P400k in donations for frontliners Tuason Racing helps mold “new norm” in PH motorsports Anton, Carapiet bag overall wins in 'Race for Frontliners' program
While a vaccine to address Covid-19 is now on the horizon, the need to transport the vaccine supply from the logistics center to key areas in the country could be a problem once it's available. Good thing Centro Nippon Fruehauf Cooltech Inc. (CFCI) is now studying the possible development of ref vans that can transport these prized vaccines to their destinations. The abovementioned company is a joint venture between truck body builder Centro Manufacturing Corporation and Nippon Fruehauf Ltd., one of the biggest truck body builders and wing van manufacturers in Japan. According to CFCI Sales Manager Vic Belisario, they are currently in talks with their Japanese counterparts on how to address the Covid-19 vaccine transportation issue. “Studies have shown that these vaccines will have to be transported and stored in very low temperatures ranging from -20 to -80 degrees Centigrade. The studies also indicate that otherwise, these vaccines will spoil and will be ineffective. The problem is that current ref vans can only consistently maintain a storage temperature of -20 degrees Centigrade,” Belisario noted. He also explained that these vaccines will have to be transported with the use of ref vans from the airports to the cold storage facilities. “Later on, these will be brought to either the vaccination centers or the airports for shipment to the provinces. Then in the provinces, ref vans will also be needed to move the vaccines from the airport to either the provincial cold storage facility or the vaccination centers. CFCI and our Japanese partners are thus studying what could possibly be done to help in the transport solution to the Covid-19 vaccine logistics,” Belisario mentioned. The company claimed they that are manufacturing insulated sandwich panels to be utilized to assemble dry vans (without a ref system) and temperature-controlled vans or ref vans like chillers and freezers. The company started manufacturing these products in its new hectare-wide facility at the Sterling Technopark in Carmona, Cavite this year. CFCI Production Manager Edd Nieva is positive that their company can develop these much-needed transport vehicles. “CFCI is in a very good position to possibly develop the ref vans for Covid-19 vaccine logistics due to our capability to customize ref vans to match the customers’ operations”, Nieva said. “We have now developed ref vans for Isuzu, Hino, Fuso, Foton, Hyundai and Kia. We have re-engineered our ref vans to handle the ref system of Mit-Air, Denso, Carrier and Sanden. We have also asked them to consult with their principals on a special ref system for Covid-19 vaccines”. Photos from Centro Manufacturing Corporation Also read: Truck builder Centro provides COVID-19 solutions in mass transport Centro Supports Nationwide Modern PUV Caravan What We Know About the Metro Manila Lockdown
Lamborghini purchased Ducati in 2012, but the two companies waited until 2020 to release a jointly-developed motorcycle. It's a limited-edition variant of the 1260 Diavel inspired by the sold-out Siàn FKP 37. Stylists from the Centro Stile Ducati and the Centro Stile Lamborghini — studios located within a stone's throw of each other — worked together to transfer some of the Siàn's defining styling cues onto the 1260 Diavel.
Leading Japanese truckmaker Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC) has recently turned over five new Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP)-compliant units to a transport cooperative in Dagupan. The keys to five Isuzu QKR units (which will soon ply the roads of Bayambang-Dagupan via Malasiqui) were officially handed over to the New Bayambang UV Express Transport Corporation. The turnover ceremony was attended by IPC President Hajime Koso, Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino, Bayambang Mayor Cezar Quiambao, and Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) Regional Director Nasrudin Talipasan. The program marked Isuzu's resumption of turnovers of modernized PUVs to numerous transport groups and cooperatives across the archipelago. In his speech, Koso noted the long-standing partnership between Filipinos and the Isuzu brand. “It cannot be denied that Isuzu has created a reliable partnership between Filipino drivers and transport cooperatives over the years. Isuzu has not only achieved its 300,000th sales milestone in 2020, but also continued its legacy of having these Isuzu PUVs run the public roads under the government’s PUV modernization program,” he said. “Isuzu PUVs are truly made by Filipinos for Filipinos, ‘Gawang Pilipino, Para sa Pilipino’. We hope that these units will be able to provide its usual durability, comfort, and safety for your drivers and passengers. Together we will overcome the challenges of this pandemic and look towards a brighter future for everyone,” Koso added. The recently-delivered modernized PUVs are using the Isuzu QKR77 platform with PUV body designed and manufactured by Almazora Motors Corporation. This is powered by the Euro IV-compliant 4JH1-TC diesel engine. Earlier this year, IPC delivered 30 brand new modernized public utility vehicles (PUVs) to the Pangkalahatang Sanggunian Manila & Suburbs Drivers Association (Pasang-Masda), one of the country’s biggest transport groups. The said event was the third batch of modern PUVS that IPC rolled out that Pasang Masda acquired. Photos from Isuzu Philippines Corporation Also read: Isuzu PH Joins LTFRB’s Modern PUV Caravan 2019 PUVMP Unit Sales on a Roll, Isuzu PH Delivers 17 Units to Metroval Isuzu PH Turns Over 16 Modern PUVs in Bulacan
Local automotive leader Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has released the 2021 update of its popular entry-level SUV, the Toyota Rush. The updated Rush still wears the current-generation exterior, but is now offered with a third seat to accommodate seven passengers. TMP has also slapped a Reverse Camera to the E grade, a technology that was previously made available only in the G variant. TMP First Vice President on Vehicle Sales Operations Sherwin Chualim claimed that the improvements were made following requests from their clients. "We at Toyota continuously listen to the requests of our customers to make improvements in our cars. The Rush is a favorite family vehicle, and with the Filipino’s close-knit and often extended family, we added the third row to bring the joy of moving together to more members," he said. "As our thrust of advancing mobility for all becomes more relevant especially at this time when safe transportation with social distancing is essential, we aim to provide more options to Filipino customers, and give them the best value,” Chualim added. The improved Rush 1.5 E has a price tag at P1.023 million for A/T, M/T variant for P983,000 while top-spec 1.5 G A/T is being sold for P1.1 million. All variants of the Toyota Rush also retain the model's most-wanted key features like the high 220 mm ground clearance, 7-inch infotainment system, back sonar, plus safety features like six SRS airbags, anti-lock brake system, vehicle stability control, and more. Each unit comes with the Toyota Sure Advantage of providing quality, durability and reliability; fulfilling ownership; great value; and technologies that matter. The Toyota Rush has already made its mark in the local market following its introduction some two years back. Last year, more than 15,000 units of the Toyota Rush were rolled out—making it the best-selling entry SUV model in 2019. Photos from Toyota Motor Philippines Also read: Toyota Rush: Same price, different options BUYER'S GUIDE: 2018 Toyota Rush CAR COMPARISON: 2019 Toyota Rush vs 2019 Toyota Avanza
The leadership of Mazda Philippines revealed that the all-new version of their utilitarian pick-up truck, the Mazda BT-50, will be coming to the country next year. The exciting news, broke by Mazda Philippines President and CEO Steven Tan, followed the online reveal of the Mazda BT-50 4x4 Pangolin, a special edition variant served with a heart for the critically-endangered species locally. Aside from confirming the local availability, Tan said that he is not at liberty to reveal any more details as of the moment. Since he already mentioned the coming of the latest version, let’s check the version that was recently introduced—after almost a decade of retaining its previous design. Looking a lot chunkier, it now looks more Mazda-looking as it now shares the Kodo-Soul of Motion design language—the same pattern seen in its Mazda siblings. The Mazda BT-50 is powered by a 3.0-liter diesel engine that delivers 187 horses and 450 Nm, good for a towing capacity of 3,500 kilograms. It measures 5,280mm long, 1,870mm wide, and 1,790mm tall, with a wheelbase of 3,125mm. Minimum turning radius is 6.1m, with a top payload of 1,065mm. Earlier, Carmudi reported that the latest iteration of the BT-50 is based on the 2021 Isuzu D-Max platform. From what we know so far, we bet you will be as excited as we are in 2021. We just hope Tan’s leadership will bring this sooner. To note, Bermaz Auto Philippines, Inc. (Mazda Philippines) is the exclusive distributor of Mazda vehicles and parts in the Philippines. There are a total of 19 Mazda 3S dealerships located across the Philippines and Metro Manila, namely, Mazda Greenhills, Mazda Pasig, Mazda Quezon Avenue, Mazda Makati, Mazda Alabang, Mazda Cavite, Mazda Sta. Rosa, Mazda Pulilan, Mazda Pampanga, Mazda Dagupan, Mazda Cabanatuan, Mazda Tarlac, Mazda Negros, Mazda Cebu, Mazda Iloilo, Mazda Cagayan De Oro, Mazda Davao, Mazda Butuan and Mazda General Santos. Photos from Mazda Also read: BUYER'S GUIDE: Mazda BT-50 Celebrate Mazda's 100th year with a P100k savings promo Mazda adjusts production targets in light of pandemic
Ford Philippines brought a new vehicle model in this year: the all-new Ford Territory, a vehicle meant as a replacement to the defunct Ford Escape, and made for especially for the daily urban setting. Fitted with smartly selected elements that complement the overall contemporary design, including a panoramic moonroof, the Territory gives off the feeling of a baby Ford Expedition. Other features that allude to this notion are similarly-styled exterior features such as LED headlamps, tail lamps and daytime running lamps, auto on/off headlamps with follow-me home feature, front and rear fog lamps, rear spoiler, and roof rails. The Ford Territory is powered by the Blue Oval’s signature 1.5-liter EcoBoost engine mated to a CVT transmission with Sport mode that delivers more than 141hp and 225Nm of torque. The same engine and transmission pairing is installed on the Territory’s two variants available locally. Ford Philippines’ mini-SUV model has two variants—Titanium+ and Trend. Retailed at an introductory price of PHP1.299 million for the Titanium+ and PHP1.179 million for the Trend, the Ford Territory is available in six hues including Ruby Red, Diffused Silver, and Panther Black for both variants, and exclusive colors including Star White for the Trend variant and Crystal Pearl White and Moonstone Blue for the Titanium+ trim. Speaking of paint finish options, have you chosen the one that your 2020 Ford Territory should come in? If you’re having trouble making a final decision with this popular compact SUV from the number one American car brand, perhaps it pays to learn what a certain shade of the Territory can say about you. Ruby Red Red is the color of sensuality, and the Territory’s Ruby Red hue adds a vibrant vibe to the mix. Dynamic, daring, and bold—these are the ideas that the shade of passion conveys. Ruby Red goes well with individuals with an outgoing personality, and who don’t shy away from the attention. Diffused Silver Few colors are as flashy as silver, but the Territory manages to reel in some of the glare by opting to give the finish a diffused look. Aside from being a certified attention-grabber, silver gives off a futuristic upmarket feel. If you’re the kind of person who appreciates elegance and wants to flaunt it, then this is the color for you. Panther Black The name says it all. Possibly derived from the popular Marvel superhero character, the Panther Black hue is what “silent but deadly” is all about. That said, black is the color of timeless luxury. Not only that, it also manages to be supremely elegant and sporty at the same time. It is also the color of depth and mystery. So if you want to give the impression of a distinguished personality with a bit of a dark side, then only a black Territory will do for you. Star White White is the color of honesty and purity. People who want a white Territory are individuals who favor an understated type of elegance, yet constantly strive for perfection. Such is the simple yet flawless splendor of white. Crystal Pearl White White is also the face of youth and modernity. That’s why high-tech brands like Apple prefer the use of white in their products. If you want a type of white that calls attention, then choose this hue exclusive to the Territory’s Titanium+ trim. Moonstone Blue Different shades of blue have different meanings, and Moonstone Blue, a lighter shade, is considered cool to the eyes. People who choose light-to-mid blue have a calm, unwavering demeanor. Faithfulness is also a common trait among those who choose this color, so if you’re looking to impress your special someone with a new Ford Territory, there’s no other color that’s going to be good enough for the job as Moonstone Blue. Ready to choose your Territory? Take a look at what’s available here on Carmudi. Photos from Ford PH Also read: Ford F-150 vs. the competition: Your other heavy duty pickup options 2020 Ford Explorer: The pros and cons
The Blue Oval's midsize SUV offering, the Ford Everest, is one of the more popular upscale SUV options available in the Philippine auto market today. With the introduction of the vehicle’s latest model last year, Ford Philippines reduced the Everest SUV line-up from six to four, dropping the top-ranging 3.2-liter engine in favor of a more conservative but equally potent 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo power mill (210hp, 500 Nm). That said, the 2.0-liter Turbo (178hp, 420 Nm) and 2.2-liter (160hp, 385Nm) of the old model carry over and remain for the lower trim. A 10-speed auto gearbox with Select Shift also replaces the 6-speed automatic transmission of old. Still, if you’re looking for flexibility in your options, the Ford Everest is easily to go for, based on the number of powertrain variants alone. Interested shoppers can expect a total of four trim choices, namely: Everest 2.0L Bi-Turbo Titanium+ 4x4 AT, Everest 2.0L Turbo Titanium 4x2 AT, Everest 2.0L Turbo Sport 4x2 AT, and Everest 2.2L Trend 4x2 AT. Inside, the latest Everest, there’s the usual suspects: dual-zone automatic climate control, rear AC with control switch, auto-dimming rearview mirror, ambient lighting, active noise cancellation, and 12-volt and 230-volt power outlets. With regards to the infotainment system, the 8-inch touchscreen on the dash runs on Ford's Sync 3 with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support and links to nine speakers with subwoofer and amplifier. The Ford Everest has a price range of PHP1.74 to 2.3 million. It is available in six colors: Aluminum Metallic, Arctic White, Diffused Silver (Titanium only, Absolute Black, Meteor Gray (except Sport), and Sunset Red (Titanium only). Now that you know your paint finish options, have you chosen your paint exterior yet? If you’re having trouble making a final decision with this popular midsize SUV from the number one American car brand, perhaps it pays to learn what a certain shade of the Everest can say about you. Arctic White Innocence and purity—these are the virtues that white conveys. Aside from these, Arctic White conjures up images of the icy poles, where it’s the only color you’ll see for miles on miles of terrain. It’s a great contrast if you are frequent off-roader, so for those who like to camp out and trek to the mountains, an Arctic White Everest makes sure your car will be easy to spot from afar. Diffused Silver Few colors are as flashy as silver, but the Everest manages to tame some of the glare by opting to give the finish a diffused look. Aside from being a certified attention-grabber, silver gives off a futuristic upmarket feel. If you’re the kind of person who appreciates elegance and wants to flaunt it, then this is the Everest paint color for you. Aluminum Metallic Aluminum Metallic is a derivative of silver, which as mentioned, is the color of opulence. Unlike silver though, aluminum doesn’t tarnish, which encapsulates the idea behind the Everest’s Aluminum Metallic finish. A few notches below silver, go for this paint color of you want an elegant ride that doesn’t stand out too much. Absolute Black Black is the color of timeless luxury, but the beauty of it is that black manages to be elegant without the flashiness of silver. It is also the color of depth and mystery. So if you want to imply that you’re someone who’s distinguished but with a bit of a dark side, then only a black Everest will do for you. Increasingly, black has also become the color of sportiness, that’s why you’ll see many black editions of vehicles decked in blacked-out grille, rims, over fenders, and other such accessories. Meteor Gray As different shades of the same palette, silver, aluminum and gray may make you think they share the same meaning, and you’d be wrong. As the more subdued shade, gray is actually for people who don’t want to call too much attention to their car. As previously mentioned, silver and aluminum represent refinement and sophistication, which makes them perfect for those with an eye for a bit of glitz and glamour. Meteor Gray on the other hand, is less flashy, more formal, and more mature. If you can relate to these descriptions, then it looks like you’ve found the right color for your Everest. Sunset Red Red can represent many things. Most commonly, it conveys passion and sensuality, but a darker shade of red, such as this Everest paint color option, gives off a grounded and organic vibe. Nature lovers will gravitate to this color naturally, so to speak. Ready to choose your Everest? Take a look at what’s available here on Carmudi. Photos from Ford PH Also read: Ford F-150 vs. the competition: Your other heavy duty pickup options 2020 Ford Explorer: The pros and cons
Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is eyeing to build a “super team” in time for next year's sports-centered regional meet for the youth sponsored by its mother company. In an interview, TMP PR and Communications manager Elvin Luciano expressed excitement over the possible resumption of the international Toyota tournaments. According to Luciano, they are targeting to create a team of football aspirants aged under 12 years (U12) to represent the country in the said premier meet as part of the Toyota Football for Tomorrow (TFFT) project. The sports competition part got postponed this year due to the Covid-19 global outbreak. The target came following the announcement of Toyota Motor Asia Pacific (TMAP) of the Toyota Football for Tomorrow’ (TFFT) project— corporate social responsibility initiative across Southeast Asia to create opportunities for the youth through sports. Back in 2013, Toyota has been conducting football clinics across the region. With TFFT, they are targeting to standardize the clinics that they are doing across their scope to ensure quality training. To make sure that aspirants maintain their focus on reaching their goal, Toyota initiated the TFFT online training video series to keep the youth motivated, as well as to keep up their football skills in a fun and positive virtual environment. Drills and tactics such as ball control (dribbling, passing, turning) and goal keeping skills featured in the TFFT football clinic curriculum will be made into a five-part online training video series aimed for the under 12 age category. To be seen in the video are renowned coaches and former Japanese national football players, Seigo Narazaki and Motohiro Yamaguchi, among others, from Nagoya Grampus. Narazaki, Japanese goal keeper who represented their country from 1998 to 2010 was the first goal keeper in history to receive the prestigious “Most Valuable Player” award in 2010 by the Japan Professional Football League. On the other hand, Yamaguchi, who currently helms the Nagoya Grampus FC Academy as the Executive Officer helped Japan qualify for the first time in history for the World Cup in 1998 with his midfielder skills. “Together with Toyota, Nagoya Grampus has conducted football clinics in this region, and we are thrilled to share our coaching expertise and skills such as dribbling, passing and others in this online video series. We hope that we can continue to share the joys of football and be a source of motivation for youth to confidently explore practical solutions to challenge themselves, even at the comfort of your own homes.” Yamaguchi was quoted as saying. Meanwhile, TMAP Corporate Communications and CSR Department General Manager Kaye Lim noted the brand’s love for the sport. “Toyota has been giving back to the community through football for years. It is a game that connects people and we believe it offers tremendous value to the youth. Despite the on-going pandemic, we remain committed to communities we serve. That’s why we’re taking TFFT online, so the youth can keep their soccer skills up, practicing in and around their homes, coached by world-class players and experts,” Lim noted. Locally, TMP Vice President, Marketing Services Department Elijah Sue Marcial expressed the company’s willingness to conduct the program. "We are excited to roll out TFFT in the Philippines. TMP has originally planned to run football clinics across the country this year, but with safety and health as our top priorities, we opted to reschedule until such a time we can safely conduct physical sports again,” she said. Photos from Toyota Motor Philippines Also read: How Toyota Is Saving the Environment While Remaining Profitable Toyota Classics Donates Proceeds to Philippine Paralympic Committee Toyota PH launches e-motorsport event
Following the recent launch of the Okavango, the executives of China automotive brand Geely did not mince words about their plans to launch another product in the future. In fact, Sojitz G Auto Philippines (SGAP) President Mikihisa Takayama said since their reintroduction in the market, they have religiously introduced two new vehicles every year. During the virtual presser for the launch of the Geely Okavango, Takayama said that their focus on unveiling a new model “has not changed” and that they will be releasing a new vehicle soon. To top that, Geely Automobile International Corporation Deputy General Manager Jenny Jin was even quick to say that they will be bringing a vehicle come April 2021 and revealed that the vehicle will be a sedan. On this note, we checked the Geely’s website to see what the automaker offers for the sedan body type. Turns out, there are three nameplates that are available under them: the Bo Rui, the Binray and the Emgrand. The Bo Rui is Geely’s flagship hybrid sedan while the Binray falls under the subcompact segment, which is a hotly contested market with the Toyota Vios and Honda City holding the lion’s share of the market. The Emgrand, could be the possible sedan that Geely will be bringing since among the three, the said badge has some recall in the market. Before being under SGAP, the previous dealer/distributor of Geely brought in the Geely Panda and the Emgrand. Geely’s best-selling name, the Emgrand is available in four varieties such as the GT (with four powertrains to choose from) the GL (three drivetrain options), New Emgrand (two sub-variants) and the Emgrand EV kind. To note, Autochina, then distributor of Geely vehicles, brought the Emgrand name to the country with the full-size EC8 full size sedan and the EX7 mid-size sports utility vehicle (SUV). What do you think will be coming out in the country? For now, your guess will be as good as ours, so keep your eyes peeled on our site for more news as it develops. Photos from Geely, Sojitz G Auto Philippines Also read: Geely maintains top spot in PH subcompact crossover sales Geely opens new dealership on Quezon Avenue Geely Azkarra, Coolray to be offered with N95 Air Filters in PH
Following its official entry into the country through its partnership with the Autohub Group of Companies, premium motorcycle marque Triumph has official unveiled its premier showroom in the Philippines. Located along the busy Ortigas Avenue in Greenhills San Juan, the Triumph Showroom will serve as a one- stop hub for the brand, showcasing their premium line of motorcycles and other services. To better give you an idea where is it situated, the first Triumph showroom was formerly used as showroom for Willy Tee Ten’s other products such as Piaggio Ape, Lotus, Mini and lastly, United Motorcycle (UM). The opening of the Triumph Showroom will cater to the local lineup made up of around 10 models, spearheaded by Bonneville T120, Scrambler 1200 XC, Tiger 900 GT, Rocket 3 R, and Street Twin. Also on display at the new showroom are official merchandise, apparel, and genuine accessories to complete the Triumph experience. Further, trained technicians will be manning the dedicated service area—ready to cater to the needs of brand new motorcycles as well as accommodate older Triumph motorcycles. Drum-rolling the new showroom, and also serving as a gesture of good will, Triumph Motorcycles is auctioning a premium and exclusive Triumph Bobber TFC (number 667 of 750 to come out of the Triumph Factory Custom (TFC) program). Part of the proceeds, as stated in the statement, will be given to the PGH Medical Foundation, Inc. for the benefit of Philippine frontliners. This limited-run Triumph Bobber TFC to be auctioned is specially tuned and pared-down in favor of minimalism, maximum impact, and weight reduction. It boasts a lighter chassis, carbon fiber bodywork, billet machined parts, modified lighting, and fully adjustable Öhlins suspension on both ends. To define its exclusivity, each Bobber TFC owner will receive a tailor-made TFC handover pack that will bore Triumph’s CEO Nick Bloor letter hand-signature, a personalized custom build book, dedicated bike cover, TFC document wallet, and leather TFC branded rucksack. Photos from Triumph Motorcycle Philippines Also read: United Motors motorcycles officially launched in PH Autohub group launches mobile app for customers Autohub Launches NextHub Auto Care