The L300 or, more commonly, “L3” has been one of our country’s iconic commercial vehicles. Since its release, it has become a trusted family carrier and a dependable business partner for many Filipinos. Now fitted with a 2.2-liter DOHC (Euro 4-compliant) engine, the L300 offers enough pulling power without being a fuel guzzler. The diesel mill, which can put out a maximum power of 97hp and 200Nm of torque, is mated to a five-speed manual transmission. Supporting the L300 are independent wishbone
Kia has introduced the 2022 Soul crossover to the US market. According to the announcement, the model arrives as a carryover with minor visual enhancements. Among the most obvious adjustment is the new Kia badge on the hood, liftgate and wheel center caps. Kia dropped the LX manual transmission variant in the current offering, pairing the two two powertrain options (2.0-liter I4 that can deliver 147hp and almost 179Nm and the 1.6-liter turbocharged I4 that has a peak performance of 201hp and 264
Hyundai’s manufacturing facility in Alabama will now be producing the highly anticipated Santa Cruz Sport Adventure Vehicle, said the South Korean automaker in a recent press release. According to Hyundai, the Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama (HMMA) facility recently completed a plant expansion project to support the production of the Santa Cruz pickup in HMMA’s product mix. The all-new Santa Cruz SAV will be joining the Sonata and Elantra sedans and Santa Fe and Tucson SUVs in the Montgomery
As Europe enters the summer season, Ford highlights its Rear Occupant Alert. The safety feature reminder drivers to check the back seats when the rear passenger doors have been opened at the start of a journey. Ford Europe said that experts advice drivers to look inside the vehicle before they lock it to avoid leaving a child or pet in their car. Rear Occupant Alert acts as a reminder on those occasions when the driver has opened the rear passenger doors at the start of a journey. In such instan
Bentley announced that it will showcase a demo car that will feature "adaptive music." The British carmaker said that the demo vehicle will provide the baseline data needed to develop the system for Bentley’s first full battery electric vehicle (BEV). According to Bentley, the vehicle can generate “a live composition of instrumental music in real time, enhancing the emotional experience of every journey.” The luxury automotive brand has partnered with LifeScore, industry experts in the field of
Aside from a host of safety features, the Volkswagen Polo is. becoming more of a tech expo with its Digital Cockpit. Volkswagen designed the Digital Cockpit in such a way that all the relevant driving information is available in a single line of sight. The digital instruments and the infotainment system merge into a single unit. "With its standard systematic integration of information, communication and entertainment, the Polo sets a new benchmark in it class," Volkswagen said. The Digital Cockp
Hot on the heels of its recent 308 reveal, French carmaker Peugeot unveils an even more practical and versatile variant of the family car. The Peugeot 308 SW will also come in various powertrain options including two plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) variants. During its launch, the 308 SW will be made available in Hybrid 225 e-EAT8 and Hybrid 180 e-EAT8 trims. The former features a combination of the brand’s 180hp PureTech engine and an 81kW electric motor mated to the e-EAT8 automatic gearbox. The
The weather may be a bit hard to predict these past few days but Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is certain about the temperature this weekend: it will be intensely hot and exciting for the third round of the Gazoo Racing GT Cup. Just like the first two rounds, the leading local automotive firm is inviting motorsport aficionados to watch the races this coming Friday and Saturday. The livestream of the race will be seen on the official Facebook page of Toyota Motor Philippines starting at 8 p.m. "
Hyundai will spice up its Elantra compact sedan with the Elantra N, whose teaser photos were released by the Hyundai USA recently. The Elantra N will join Hyundai's roster of performance N models, next to the Kona and Veloster N. Hyundai described the upcoming sport compact car as wearing a "Parametric Dynamics" design theme, with curves and lines that give the car a "powerful and athletic stance." The Elantra N’s racy details continue to the red side sills that channel airflow, and a rear spoil
Aston Martin's oldest-known car is turning 100 years old in 2021, and the British firm is celebrating the occasion with a limited-edition Vantage Roadster built by its Q division. Located in Walton-on-Thames in England, distributor Aston Martin HWM worked with Q to bring some of the 1921 A3's design cues into the 21st century. The process was easier said than done considering the A3 and the Vantage share little more than four wheels, and creating a completely new car from the ground up was seemingly not an option.
Sure, the Ferrari Roma may be considered by some to be entry-level, but don’t let that fool you; it has 612 horsepower thanks to a twin-turbo V8 and gorgeous looks to match. Unless you win this one from Omaze, with all taxes and delivery fees covered. The two-plus-two Roma has even more luggage space — our three good-sized bags fit in the trunk alone — and cool stuff.
Being a pickup truck, the 2022 Ford Maverick will undoubtedly receive all kinds of accessories from all variety of aftermarket companies. One of the big ones will surely be bed caps to provide more covered cargo space. There are a number of reasons we think this could be an official Ford truck cap.
Prime Day has come and gone, but if you're feeling like you missed out on all the deals, don't worry, there are still plenty of savings to be had as retailers are still winding down from the big event. This list gathers some holdover deals from both Amazon and other retailers, just in case you've decided you actually do need that TV you've been thinking about. This compact portable jump starter is small enough to fit in your glove compartment but mighty enough to jump start your vehicle up to 20 times with 800 amps of peak current.
Honda updated the Prelude for the 1999 model year, adding both power and massaged styling. This being the Type SH, it also has Honda’s genius ATTS torque vectoring system that counteracts understeer in this front-drive car.
After a "concept" was shown last September, the significantly redesigned 2022 Infiniti QX60 has finally been revealed. It has a more traditional SUV exterior, with a much more modern and luxurious-looking interior complete with an infotainment system from this decade. The new two-tone paint is only available on the top-level Autograph trim, though.
Jeep isn't done spreading the V8 gospel across its range, according to a recent report. "If you scour the forums, there are tons of people that I'm sure would love to buy a V8 Gladiator," affirmed Brandon Grimus, the Gladiator line's senior brand manager, in an interview with enthusiast site Muscle Cars & Trucks. While that's not a firm commitment to stuffing the 6.4-liter between the Gladiator's fenders, it's a statement that shows Jeep is keeping tabs on its fan base's wish list.
Back then, 275 horsepower, courtesy of GM’s LT1 5.7-liter V8 engine, was breathtaking. A few years later, when Ram Air induction systems freed up enough fresh air to boost power over 300 ponies, I figured we were right back where my father’s generation left off when the seminal muscle car era ended around the year 1974. Horsepower continued climbing, prices remained within reach of the average new-car buyer looking for cheap performance, and a whole new level of muscular magnitude continued widening eyes of automotive enthusiasts all across the United States.
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E GT and GT Performance Edition finally have official EPA ratings out, and they beat Ford’s original estimates by a wide margin. When Ford dropped final power specs and features for the GT version of the Mach-E, it claimed a 250-mile range for the standard GT and 235-mile range for the GT Performance Edition.
Jaguar wants to reinvent itself again, this time as a purveyor of EVs that competes in the luxury space dominated by Bentley. It outlined a turnaround plan written to help it move upmarket while launching a new range of models. Company boss Thierry Bolloré, a French industry veteran who briefly ran Renault in the late 2010s, told British magazine Auto Express he wants Jaguar to represent what he described as "modern luxury."
A small, utilitarian machine like the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 is a magnet for car enthusiasts. The boxy, cargo-friendly shape and small footprint of the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 is appealing enough in its own right, but the GLA 45 takes that formula and adds 250 more horsepower and a trick all-wheel drive system. The new GLA rides on Mercedes’ new MFA2 platform (modular front-wheel-drive architecture), which is fundamentally front-wheel drive.
The country's leading auto company Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) announced that since May last year, it has been collaborating with SWAT Mobility to introduce the on-demand shuttle (ODS) program. According to TMP, it started the initiative to provide safe, comfortable, and reliable shuttle services to companies for their employees’ daily commute to and from work. “Through a mobile booking application called SWATBiz, the system automates route preparation and streamlines the employees’ seat book
It's a bit late to the crossover party, but the Volkswagen T-Cross brings with it funky looks and colors, an attractive features list, and impressive safety credentials. The T-Cross can be finished in Polar White, Chinchilla Gray for the entry-level S, while the higher SE-exclusive hues are Syringa Violet, Romance Red, and Tribu. For the SE, colors of its body continue onto the interior trims. Along with an eight- (S) and nine-inch (SE) infotainment screen, the T-Cross adds USB ports in the fron
Goodyear Philippines (GYP) received this year’s Platinum Award for the Reader's Digest Trusted Brand under the Tire Category. In its statement, GYP expressed pride over the latest recognition from the independent research conducted by Reader’s Digest. The Platinum Award is the highest accolade given in the aforementioned survey. “With over a century of operations in the country, Goodyear has established a strong brand presence by offering innovative, quality, and reliable tires and services. Ove
German automaker Volkswagen has launched a new dealership concept for its premium performance “R” brand. VW has slapped the R badge on souped-up versions of their current lineup including the Golf R, T-Roc R, New Tiguan R, and the Touareg R. Volkswagen R is showcasing itself at select dealerships with an exclusive highlight presentation. The new dealership concept will see plenty of dark surfaces and high-quality details which create a premium atmosphere and underscore the brand’s exclusive char
Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) is introducing its latest special payment options for the Brio that will be offered for the full third quarter of 2021. The local automobile business unit for the Japanese vehicle manufacturer offers, until August 31 this year, the Brio via zero-percent interest installment plan or via credit card payment for the all-in down payment under the 30-percent down option. “Under an exclusive partnership with BPI Credit Cards and RCBC Bankard, a zero-percent installme