Monday, March 27, 2023


Monarch booth at the 15th Inside Racing Bike Festival and Trade Show at the World Trade Center, Pasay City

Monarch Motorcycle is the newest motorcycle brand to hit Philippine roads from New Moto Marketing Corporation (NMMC). Unveiled at the 15th Inside Racing Bike Festival and Trade Show at the World Trade Center, Pasay City, Monarch Motorcycle showcased three motorcycle models - Monarch Tempest, Monarch Spectre, and Monarch Axis. 


SKYGO booth at the 15th Inside Racing Bike Fest and Trade Show

SKYGO Marketing Corporation showcases the SKYGO KPV150 at the 2023 15th Inside Racing Bike Fest and Trade Show at the World Trade Center last March 23, 2023  

Wednesday, March 22, 2023


Text and Photos by James Tagle

Tiggo 8 Pro 2.0T AWD

With a broad line of practical SUVs, from small crossovers to mid-size 7-seaters, Chery has swept the local market. The Tiggo 8 Pro, which was the final participant, has since added something new. Here is what you will find inside the new 2.0T AWD model, which I tested.

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

GEARS & TECH: Nissan unveils new approach to electrified powertrain development | Motourismo

Reducing costs via the sharing and modularization of EV and e-POWER core components.

Nissan today unveiled its new approach to electrified powertrain development, which it calls “X-in-1”. Under the approach, core EV and e-POWER powertrain components will be shared and modularized, resulting in a 30% reduction, compared to 2019, in development and manufacturing costs by 2026.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Terrafirma Motors Corporation Signs Agreement with Chengdu Dayun Automobile Co., Brings in E-Trucks | Motourismo

Felix J. Mabilog, Jr., President Terrafirma Motors Corp and Xie Ping, Executive Vice General Manger Chengdu Dayun at the contract signing ceremony on March 8, 2023 in Makati City. Photo by Monch Henares.

Terrafirma Motors Corporation (TMC), a company under the umbrella of the Columbian Group, recently signed an agreement with Chengdu Dayun Automobile Co. Ltd. (Chengdu Dayun). The ceremonial signing, headed by TMC Chairman Bienvenido Santos and Chengdu Dayun Executive Vice General Manger Xie Ping, signifies the start of an assembly and distribution partnership between the two groups.

Monday, March 6, 2023

FOTON Philippines seals 300-unit turnover deal with J and T Express Inc. | Motourismo

FOTON Motor Philippines Inc. and J&T Express at the contract signing. From left, FOTON Philippines General Manager Levy Santos, FOTON Philippines Chairman Rommel Sytin, FOTON China Country Manager Alex Lee, and J and T Express top management, Mr. John Yi, and Mr. Yuhang Liu.

Longtime partners, Philippine Global Jet Express Incorporated more commonly known as J and T Express, and FOTON Motor Philippines Inc., meet at the 11-hectare assembly plant of the giant commercial vehicle manufacturer in Clark Freeport Zone for the official signing ceremony of 300 FOTON trucks turnover.

Sunday, March 5, 2023

Ready, Get Safe, Go! Nissan offers exciting service deals starting this month | Motourismo

Customers can avail of a free check-up and discount on parts in preparation for the summer holidays.

For those planning a roadtrip this upcoming Lenten season and Labor Day, the first item on one’s checklist should be to have their vehicle serviced to avoid any troubles on the road. 

Thursday, March 2, 2023

FOTON Motor Philippines honors best teams in GRIT Awards 2022, names FOTON ILOILO as dealer of the year | Motourismo

FOTON Iloilo Dealer Principals Ceazar Anthony Ang and his father Tony Ang delivering their acceptance speech.

The huge contingent of FOTON Motor Philippines Incorporated (FMPI) composed of the sales teams and dealership networks’ Dealer Principals, gathered at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila on February 8, to celebrate and honor efforts on pushing sales success for the company. 

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Changan CS35 Plus Owners: "It’s Love at First Drive" | Motourismo

Changan CS35 Plus owners from left; Athan Alonzo, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Banayad and Jay Clemente.

Changan Auto’s CS35 Plus breaks stereotypes of what a subcompact crossover should be and these proud owners are loving every minute of the drive.  

Thursday, February 23, 2023


From left: IPC VP for Sales – Yasuhiko Oyama; WomenBizPH Chairperson – Mylene Abiva; INTECO President & CEO – Raymond Jarina; Likhaan Center for Women’s Health Chairman of the Board – Dr. Guy Claudio; Women’s Right Advocate and Philippine Senator – Risa Hontiveros

One of the pioneer dealer partners of Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), INTECO Isuzu Group of Dealership, in partnership with Women’s Business Council Philippines Inc. (WomenBizPH), officially handed over one (1) unit of Isuzu Ambulance as donation to Likhaan Center for Women’s Health (Likhaan) last February 16 at Isuzu Quezon Ave. dealer showroom.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Hyundai Staria repeats success at the ‘Best Cars’ awards | Motourismo

Like in 2022, the Hyundai Staria has won the ‘Best Cars’ award of the German trade journal auto motor und sport. The models took first place in the “van – import” category. A total of 101,550 readers participated in the poll, voting for more than 422 cars across 13 categories. Staria went up against 15 competitors, making the win even more significant.

Monday, February 20, 2023

Kia PH commemorates 4th anniversary; celebrates recognition as top sales performer in Asia Pacific region | Motourismo

Manny Aligada, President of Kia Philippines

Kia Philippines recently held a thanksgiving event for its dealer principals who helped the brand achieve significant milestones for 2022—and to also celebrate the company’s 4th anniversary as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ayala Corporation.

Sunday, February 19, 2023

The Volkswagen T-Cross adds new colors to fun driving | Motourismo

Volkswagen T-Cross in Makena Turquoise

The Volkswagen T-Cross subcompact SUV, the German marque’s homage to today’s new generation of hip and trendy motorists, now comes in a new set of quirky and unique exterior colors. And one of them may just fit you to a “T”. 



Text and Photos by Monch Henares

The Gransportivo GSR4000 BEV Bike at the track

Imagine a scooter that didn't need so much maintenance, no oil change, no lubing of the chains, no trips to the gas station, and who's annual services and registration would cost as little to none. 

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Volvo XC40 B5 R-Design Boost Hybrid as Hole-in-One Prize at Alabang’s 35th Mango Tee | Motourismo

Volvo XC40 B5 R-Design Boost Hybrid

Volvo Philippines is a proud Hole-in-One sponsor of Alabang Country Club’s 35th Mango Tee. The Volvo XC40 B5 R-Design Boost Hybrid graced the greens at what could be dubbed one of the country’s most prestigious golfing events. Held annually, this year’s tournament held activities from January 30 to February 4. Around PHP 36 million were at stake, with prizes and giveaways ranging from cars to golf carts.

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