We have gathered and publish a number of local and foreign automotive news. If, by any chance, you missed it, here is the recap of the notable news for the past 120 hours.
Local News Recap
PH auto sales up by 8.6% in October 2016, says CAMPI
The Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines (CAMPI) and Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA) sites 8.6% increase of sales as of October 2016. Reports shows that both the Passenger Car (PC) and Commercial Vehicle (CV) contributed to increase the said month's sales with both boosting up by 2.3% and 12.6%, respectvely. Although both segments increased in terms of year-on-year basis, there was a significant drop of sales compared from last month.
Get exclusive #TripGoals treat whenn you reserve a Volkswagen polo
Volkswagen Philippines gives away an exciting, exclusive holiday treat to those who will reserve a Volkswagen Polo Hatchback or Polo Sedan before Nov. 30, 2016. This promo is dubbed as #CarGoalPolo, which is applicable to the 6 Volkswagen showrooms nationwide. The said promo grants a customer to choose from various #TripGoals promos, which offer different treats that he and his peers can enjoy upon the unit's reservation.
Los Angeles 2016: Mazda CX-5 breaks cover
Mazda revealed the 2017 CX-5 at Los Angeles Auto Show. It sports a sharper, more aggressive exterior and an updated interior layout. Moreover, it is reported that the all-new CX-5 has the latest version of the CX-9 as its basis. It also gets a wider grille, which has more prominent chrome trim, as well as a longer hood and new sweptback headlights. Meanwhile, the rear showcases a narrower taillights, revamped liftgate, and a redesigned bumper.
Alibaba Group sells 100,000 cars online in 1 day
The Alibaba Group, in China, is reported to have sold 100,000 cars within just 24 hours. This happened during what is regarded to as one of the largest online shopping days in the world, China's Singles' Day. Of note, this day sparked great deals and promos throughout various shopping websites. The vehicles were sold at online shopping websites Toabao and Tmall, which are owned by Alibaba.
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