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The Toyota Camry Hybrid makes driving so comfortable

Strong, independent gals: we found the electric vehicle for you!



The Toyota Camry has long enjoyed the reputation of being a reliable and comfortable car from when it hit the road 40 years ago. With its sleek and sporty appeal, matched with an exceptional powertrain, what’s not to love?

Families looking for a comfortable ride won’t be disappointed by the spacious interior and advanced features. Car geeks, on the other hand, know this to be one of the best-selling vehicles, and a sensible choice if you’re particular about aesthetics and power.

As a nameplate that consistently ranks among the top midsize sedans in the country, you already know that it is anything but boring!

Such a dreamboat

We had the opportunity to take the Toyota Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle out for a spin in the metro. Aside from turning heads wherever we headed, we experienced firsthand how our ride offered the best of both worlds in terms of efficiency, and luxury.

I only had one thing to say as soon as the Camry was brought into the garage. “Wow.”

The executive sedan practically demanded attention with its exterior that gives the right mix of sportiness and elegance. It doesn’t fall short in terms of aesthetics, but how about the driving experience?

Sitting in the driver’s seat, I clicked the push start button long enough to see the ready indicators come on, only to be met by pin-drop silence. I had to open the door to get some kind of confirmation, even the tiniest bit of noise, that it was already running.

Later on, I would find that the quiet drive promise still stayed true, no matter if I was cruising the wide open road, or idling in and ranting my way out of the city’s standstill traffic.

Fit for the strong, independent you

There are different Drive Mode functions that you can use. As for me, I opted for Normal, the standard condition, which is just fine for casual driving.

My itinerary for that day consisted of brunch and catching up with some friends. Before full-on jamming to Taylor Swift with the car’s 9-speaker JBL sound system, I dolled up for a bit, the sassy female in me grateful for the illuminated vanity mirror on my side of the car.

I headed to the restaurant I was scheduled to for brunch feeling carefree and relaxed, never mind the plate ending in 3 even while I was out on a Tuesday. Hybrid vehicles enjoy full exemption from coding anyway!

There was this one traffic enforcer who was about to apprehend me but waved me off as soon as I briefly explained that I was driving a hybrid vehicle. Gotta love the perk, no?

That’s what you’ll enjoy on a daily basis if you invest in a car that’s better for the environment.

For Toyota, hybrid models wear the blue-tinted logo for easy distinction.

There’s comfort in navigating the hellish metro

After brunch, I continued with my drive around the city. As far as comfort is concerned, there are no issues. I also appreciate how the sedan excels in fuel efficiency, owing to its hybrid nature that intelligently switches on gas and electric power.

Toyota Camry Hybrid

It self-charges for maximum fuel mileage every time you hit the brakes (regenerative braking), so you don’t have to worry about scouring the town for charging stations or even gassing up too often! Just think about all the savings you’ll get.

I picked up my friend MJ after realizing I shouldn’t keep this spaciousness and comfort all to myself. The Camry already treated me to a smooth and quiet drive on the road before, so it doesn’t hurt to chill and just enjoy iced cold strawberry acai refreshers inside the car.

Toyota Camry Hybrid

We opted to use the sunroof so we could turn the natural warm sunlight into our selfie light, occasionally giving in to our vanities, while watching athletes run around the obstacle park, and admiring an iconic bridge.

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Ending the day with a coffee run, and two Pasig-Antipolo back-and-forth trips later, I now get why the Toyota Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle positioned itself as the new standard that transcends style and purpose.

Is this your CarMatch?

Toyota Camry Hybrid

I was on the road for most of the day, but I wasn’t fatigued while driving the Camry. As someone who’s used to cruising the roads with SUVs, I appreciate how I felt so well-connected to the road with this sedan. It’s quite more stable, and I can just imagine happily using this at highway speed!

Toyota Camry Hybrid

Not to mention, the enhanced Toyota Safety Sense System helped me with blind spots and rear cross-traffic and gave me a panoramic view monitor. While I took pride in my driving skills, the advanced technology was still very much welcome to keep me on track!

If you’re all about supporting the cause for a greener environment without sacrificing efficiency and luxury from your car, then you might just enjoy driving the Toyota Camry Hybrid Electric Vehicle. I know I did.

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Ford Philippines’s retail performance rose to 55 Percent for H1 2023

Next-Generation models are at play



Way to go, Ford!

The automotive company delivered a strong retail performance for the first half of the year in the Philippines. Thanks to its Next-Generation vehicle lineup, Ford Philippines’s retail sales rose 55 percent from a year ago to 13,838 vehicles.

The Next-Generation Ranger became Ford’s top-selling vehicle in the country, with sales growing by 25 percent year-on-year to 5,436 units sold. The addition of the Next-Generation Ranger Raptor also boosted retail performance, with sales reaching close to 600 units since its launch in late May.

Furthermore, the newly-launched Next-Generation Territory contributed to Ford’s strong sales as well. Like its predecessors, it’s still the leading small SUV in the Philippines, with sales increasing by 22 percent to 4,493 units. The Next-Gen model also breached the 2,500-unit mark in less than three months after its launch at the Manila International Auto Show.

Meanwhile, the Ford Everest continues to thrive in the competitive mid-size SUV segment. It delivered strong sales performance, growing by 503 percent from last year to 3,786 vehicles.

Enhanced ownership experiences

Ford is committed to improving the ownership experiences, giving the Next-Gen Ranger, Territory, and Everest with a five-year warranty. Moreover, Ford Philippines also introduced new service initiatives designed to provide ease and convenience in owning a Ford vehicle.

For instance, Express Service is offered to customers who prefer to have their vehicles serviced in a more efficient way than the usual maintenance. Pickup and Delivery, on another note, is available for those who are interested to have their vehicle serviced without interrupting their day. Participating dealers will pick-up the vehicle, service it, and bring it back to the customer’s preferred location.

“These milestones testify to our commitment to enhance the Ford ownership experience with vehicles and services that our customers need and deserve,” shares Mike Breen, managing director, Ford Philippines.

“We celebrate these milestones with our customers who continue to patronize the Ford brand, as well as with our dealers for their partnership and commitment to enhance the customer experience. We are truly energized and excited for what’s to come for the second half of the year.”

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New Honda City, Brio officially unveiled

Elevate your drive



Honda City | Brio

Honda Cars Philippines has officially launched the latest editions of the Honda City and Honda Brio at the Mega Fashion Hall at SM Megamall.

Both the newest City and Brio variants feature improvements in their exterior and interior designs and the full suite of Honda’s safety features, including Honda SENSING.

The New City

The new Honda City gets sportier and more stylish with a crafted RS design front grille with RS emblem, as well as a new front and rear bumper with carbon-wrapped molding. 

On the side are sharp horizontal character lines while exclusive to the RS variant is the new Side Sill garnish. The windshield shape has also been modified to reduce blind spots further.

The exterior is complemented by new LED daytime running headlights and fog lights available across all variants. The Honda City also gets 15- to 16-inch redesigned alloy wheels in Black Cut, Silver Cut, Silver paint Alloy, or Steel with cover.

For the interior, the RS gets full leather seats, new designs on the pedals, improved accents for its panels, and ambient lights for its instrument cluster.

Models also get an advanced 8-inch touchscreen display with improved LCD and a better reverse camera resolution. For entertainment, the new City can be connected to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

In terms of performance, the City’s 1.5 DOHC i-VTEC CVT engine delivers a maximum output of 121 PS and 145 Nm of torque; the car also tested for 22.2 kilometers per liter for fuel efficiency.

The New Brio

Meanwhile, Honda’s standout compact hatchback is finally getting its second-generation model, with more enhancements to cater to first-time or alternative car buyers who seek style, comfort, and performance.

The latest Brio’s exterior gets a handful of updates, from its Piano Black RS design front grille, updated fog lights and garnish, and daytime running lights.

At the back are the tailgate spoiler and RS design rear bumper lower garnish and tail lights in the RS variants while the wheels have been updated to 14-inch Alloy and Steel or 15-inch Alloy.

Inside is a 7-inch touchscreen across all models; the new Brio variants also have enhanced audio controls and an assortment of connectivity options including Bluetooth, USB, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto. The RS variants get up to a 6-speaker setup, inclusive of two tweeters.

In terms of safety, all new variants get Honda’s G-CON technology, ABS, and electronic Brake-Force distribution, along with parking sensors.

Price, availability

Honda City

  • 1.5 E CVT: PhP 973,000
  • 1.5 S CVT: PhP 998,000
  • 1.5 V CVT: PhP 1,073,000
  • 1.5 RS CVT: PhP 1,128,000

Available colors

  • Ignite Red Metallic (RS CVT, V CVT and S CVT)
  • Obsidian Blue Pearl (new color; RS CVT and V CVT)
  • Platinum White Pearl (RS CVT and V CVT, additional PhP 20,000)
  • Taffeta White (S CVT and E CVT)
  • Lunar Silver Metallic (S CVT and E CVT)
  • Meteoroid Gray Metallic (all variants)

Honda Brio

  • 1.2 S MT: 735,000
  • 1.2 V CVT: 827,000
  • 1.2 RS CVT: 853,000
  • 1.2 RS Black Top CVT: PhP 863,000

Available colors

  • Stellar Diamond Pearl (new color; RS Black Top CVT and RS CVT; additional PhP 20,000)
  • Electric Lime Metallic (new color; RS Black Top CVT and V CVT)
  • Phoenix Orange Pearl (RS Black Top CVT)
  • Rallye Red (V CVT)
  • Meteoroid Gray Metallic (RS CVT, V CVT, and S MT)
  • Taffeta White (V CVT and S MT)
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All-new B-RV becomes PH’s best-selling Honda car

The 7-seater SUV



File Photo: Honda BR-V 2019

Seven months after its launch in the Philippines, the all-new Honda BR-V has become the car manufacturer’s best-selling SUV locally, with over 5,000 units sold to date.

The 7-seater SUV combines both a classy exterior and a comfortable interior, along with a powerful and fuel-efficient engine and advanced features to give owners great peace of mind.

The model comes in four variants and five color options ranging from PhP 1,090,000 for the 1.5 S manual transmission to PhP 1,390,000 for the 1.5 VX CVT with Honda SENSING.

Some of the SUV’s distinct features are its 17-inch alloy wheels, leather seats for the higher end variants, a larger cargo area, one-touch tumble second row seats, height and steering wheel adjusters, and a 7-inch high-resolution touchscreen display.

The Honda BR-V’s engine has a maximum power of 121 PS (6,600 rpm) and maximum torque of 145 Nm (4,300 rpm), making it an ideal vehicle for one’s next road trip, no matter the road conditions.

In terms of safety, owners get Honda’s entire suite of advanced and intelligent safety features, like its LaneWatch Camera, Walk Away Auto Lock, Hill Start Assist, ABS and EBD, and more.

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