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.


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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The new Mercedes-Benz GLC fuses luxury and adventure

Comfort is found in every adventure!



Auto Nation Group (ANG), the official distributor of Mercedes-Benz vehicles in the Philippines, has just launched the new GLC.

The automobile aims to mix modern luxury with adventure, raising the bar of luxury SUVs. It carries the innovative design language, which was first introduced back with the new C-Class.

A deluxe experience

Inside and out, the new GLC balances comfort and adventure. It has an avant-garde exterior with LED high-performance headlights and two-section LED taillights, coupled with 19-inch 10 twin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in tremolite.

Further, it improves by having more 15mm longer wheelbase and 58mm longer in length than its predecessor. Meanwhile, the interior exhibits a deluxe experience, looking like a first-class plane cabin.

Tech is everywhere

It’s not modern if it doesn’t have the latest technology packed inside the vehicle. The new Mercedes-Benz GLC responds to a natural voice command with “Hey Mercedes” while also being equipped with a wireless charging system for Mobile Devices in the front.

Driving is quite easy, thanks to its 12.3-inch Instrument Cluster and the 11.9-inch Central Display Touchscreen that lets any driver be in control with just a command and a few taps.

Whatever your phone is, it can connect seamlessly with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Use Spotify or Apple Play Music to stream your favorite tunes and set the mood for your drive with its Burmester 3D surround sound system with 15 speakers along with 64-color Ambient Lighting.

Set for safety

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC comes with a 620L open luggage compartment capacity behind the rear seat, and a 1,680L max luggage compartment capacity behind front seats. It’s designed to carry essentials without limits, perfect for any adventure in and out of the city.

It has an OFFROAD mode and DYNAMIC SELECT which can be set depending on the desired driving experience. Moreover, the new GLC is packed with safety features such as Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC and Active Brake Assist with Pedestrian Protection. With GUARD 360, the vehicle’s security is also ensured even when the driver is away.

Price and availability

The new Mercedes-Benz GLC fuses modern luxury and adventure, retailing for PhP 5,190,000. The vehicle is available for viewing at Mercedes-Benz Bonifacio Global Showroom.

Choose your preferred dealers: Mercedes-Benz EDSA-Greenhills, Mercedes-Benz Bonifacio Global City, Mercedes-Benz Alabang, and Mercedes-Benz Cebu.

Learn more about the new GLC 4MATIC here:

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