IN BRIEF: For the second event in a row, a Volkswagen Andretti Rallycross driver swept a Red Bull Global Rallycross doubleheader—only this time it was Tanner Foust doing the winning. Foust took both races at Bushy Park Barbados to set up a head-to-head battle with teammate Scott Speed for the Supercar championship in Las Vegas.
IN BRIEF: Stop us if you’ve heard this one before—Olsbergs MSE teammates Oliver Eriksson and Austin Cindric split a doubleheader event in the GRC Lites class. After taking a race apiece in Los Angeles, the top two drivers in the standings did the same thing in Barbados during GRC Lites’ first trip outside of the United States.
BYD Auto, through its authorized Philippine distributor, Solar Transport and Automotive Resources Corp. (STAR Corp.) celebrated its 2nd Year Anniversary in the Philippines with a special bash for its customers, media partners and friends on September 26 at the Aruba Bar & Restaurant at the Metrowalk Commercial Complex along Meralco Avenue in Pasig City.
The anniversary celebration was marked by the launch of the BYD Auto Club that has more than 100 exclusive members. According to Tieng, the BYD Auto Club is a non-profit organization established by STAR Corp. to benefit BYD car owners and special stakeholders in the Philippines with the end in view of enhancing their motoring lifestyle, strengthening their brand experience with BYD and building camaraderie among its members. Members of the BYD Auto Club will receive updates and BYD motoring news from around the world through its official Facebook page, regular newsletters and participate in special motoring events, as well as receive exclusive offers, and take part in learning modules on road safety and green motoring. They will also be the first to know about and see the latest BYD cars that will hit the streets of Manila.
Tieng explained that the creation of the BYD Auto Club is a result of STAR Corp’s continued efforts to listen and understand its customers and provide them with best brand experience they deserve. This is part of STAR Corp.’s “5-Star” customer service orientation. “After our ‘Saturdates’ with our customers…the next level is building a community with them,” Tieng said.
• Ford Philippines expands its dealership network with the opening of Ford Palawan.
• Ford remains on track with ending the year with a total of 40 dealershiplocations in the Philippines.
MANILA, Philippines, 24September 2015 – Ford Philippines expands its dealership network with the opening of Ford Palawan.
Under the leadership of Willy Tee Ten, Ford Palawan is his 8thFord dealership to open.
The Ford Palawan dealership is a one-floor facility covering a total area of 1,500 square meters, with a 5-vehicle showroom display and 4-bay service area.
Ford Palawan is located in North National Highway, Barangay, San Jose, Puerto Princesa City.
TOYOTA YARIS 1.5G A/T
Words and photos by Leslie Sy
Launched in 2014, the current Toyota Yaris is the second generation compact hatchback that is based on the Vios sedan. Weirdly enough, there are two variants of the Yaris depending on which part of the globe you are living on. Just so happens we got the ASEAN variant over the US/Japan/Australian spec version. Is this a good or bad thing? Let us take a closer look around the car and let you decide.
Are in you in the market for second-hand vehicles? PSBank will again open the gates of its PSBank Pre-Owned Auto Mart warehouse in Libis, Quezon City to offer special promos and help you get your dream vehicle!
Online car classified Carmudi are eyeing to expand its business operations in the Philippines by adding another extension office specifically in Davao and Cagayan De Oro area.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES – Celebrating its 12th year, the Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI), the country’s premier automotive award-giving body, is formally launching their 2015 Car of the Year-Philippines (COTY-P) and Truck of the Year-Philippines (TOTY-P) testing season on September 22, 2015 at the Manila Polo Club.