The previous 5 days saw a last minute surge of local and foreign automotive news. In case you were too busy, here’s a rundown of the recent notable news in the industry.
Local News Recap
Nissan Sylphy receives upgraded headunit
The Sylphy compact sedan recently received an upgraded headunit. It now has a large touchscreen entertainment features functions such as a built-in navigation system and Mirror Link capabilities. The new Sylphy is now available at dealerships nationwide with a minor price increase.
2016 Toyota Vios updated with new engine and CVT transmission
The best-selling nameplate of Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), the Vios, now has a new powerplant and transmission. Aside from that, TMP also added a couple of new color shades for its customers to choose from.
Volkswagen PH to expand its dealership network
Volkswagen Philippines unveiled its plans to expand its dealership network across the country. These will located in Pampanga, Iloilo, and Bacolod City under the ownership of The Laus Group of Companies, Grand Canyon Multi-Holdings Inc., and Ponce Automobile Corporation, respectively.
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback revealed
Honda has officially revealed the production version of the 2017 Civic Hatchback in the US. According to the Japanese automaker, it will be available with a turbocharged powertrain and a manual transmission.
Audi working on a new, innovative suspension tech
We all know that the car’s suspension is constantly at work whenever we hit the road. As it absorbs the potholes and the rough terrain, the suspension moves up and down which generates kinetic energy. With that in mind, Audi is working on how to use its suspension harness that energy and turn it into electricity.
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Tata Motors wants to penetrate the flourishing local commercial vehicles segment.
Volkswagen closes the 1st half of 2017 with over 566 units sold.
Asia Pacific sales of the Ford Ranger (January to June 2017) went up by more than 21%.