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Feature: MG 5 Core Plus CVT

The all new MG 5 sets a higher standard for subcompact sedans: as MG says, “big in comfort; big in features.” This test unit we have been lent is the Core Plus CVT variant (priced at P738,888), which seems like a bargain considering it is the longest and widest vehicle in its class, but does it have what it takes to be above the rest? Here’s an in-depth look at the MG 5 Core Plus CVT. Exterior While looks may be subjective, the MG 5 is one of the better looking vehicles of this price range. Our


What is Nissan’s e-Power Technology?

After perfecting the technology fitted in the Nissan LEAF, Nissan’s e-Power system aims to provide electric vehicle (EV) benefits and driving performance while taking away the need for plug-in charging and range limitations. How does it work? Nissan’s e-Power is a series hybrid system consisting of a high output battery and a gasoline engine which serves as a power generator. In conventional hybrid vehicles, also known as a parallel hybrid system, the wheels are driven by both a gasoline engin


Which is the best type of EV for you?

By: Selina Tan, for Automart.PH There has been a surge in the availability of electric vehicles (EVs) in the Philippines in the past few years. Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) now even features an impressive lineup of hybrid vehicles including the RAV4, Camry, Corolla Cross, Corolla Altis, and the long standing Prius. Other manufacturers have also joined in on the game with Nissan introducing the Kicks e-POWER, Mazda with the Mazda3 and CX-30 M Hybrid, Suzuki with the upcoming Ertiga Hybrid, as


THINGS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE TOYOTA WIGO AND THE TOYOTA VIOS

by : Ricardo S. Lazo for Automart.PH The most popular and affordable cars in the Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) lineup are the Wigo and the Vios. These rose to popularity as they are considered to be "practicars." Now, let us look at a short overview of these two cars before moving on to fun things and trivia about them. Overview The Wigo is powered by a 1.0L 3-cylinder engine making 65 PS and 89 Nm of torque. It is fuel efficient and delivers 10.7 Km/L in the city and 24 Km/L on the highwa


WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO BUY A CAR?

by :  Ricardo Lazo for Automart.PH Shop around for manufacturers' incentives Consider that the best time to purchase a car is when there are rebates, incentives, promos, or financing deals from the dealerships. In addition to keeping an eye out for dealer specials, you should be aware that the automakers themselves frequently provide a combination of one-time and ongoing incentives that may be relevant to you. These  incentives available could mean a better time to buy: 1. Rebates or cash


Top 5 7 Seater SUVs in 2022 under 2,000,000 Pesos

By: Selina Tan, for Automart.PH When it comes to family hauling, the go-to option back in the day were vans, and to a lesser extent, minivans. With the introduction of affordable SUVs with a seven seat capacity however, that all changed. Today, let us take a look at some of the best options for you when looking for your next capable, comfortable, and family hauling SUV with a budget of under 2,000,000 Pesos. 5. Toyota Fortuner The Toyota Fortuner is no longer an uncommon sight on the roads


Top 5 Small SUVs in 2022 under 1.5 million Pesos

By: Selina Tan, for Automart.PH The SUV craze has taken the country by storm with the introduction of affordable seven seater pickup platform based (PPV) SUVs such as the Toyota Fortuner, Ford Everest, Mitsubishi Montero Sport, and Isuzu MU-X. Filipinos were quick to take their share in the pie of large SUVs which up until recently, were largely out of reach, budget wise. Now that fuel prices have increased, and family sizes have gotten smaller, small crossover SUVs are gaining popularity as t


Top 5 Sedans in 2022 under 1 million Pesos

With the local automotive market vastly expanding every year, it’s difficult to choose the right car to buy. Sedans are a big hit with buyers, as they are perfect for both city and highway driving. Many options are from the premium brands, but luckily, there are a lot of affordable sedans as well with features to match. 5. Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Based on the Mirage hatchback, the Mirage G4 is powered by a 1.2L 3-cylinder MIVEC engine producing 78 PS, and 100 Nm of torque, and can be fitted with


Beginners Guide To Purchasing Your First Car

By Melvin Magadia for Automart.PH Buying your first car is a major life decision. It takes a lot of research and preparation. You don’t just step into the dealership and buy the first Toyota or Mitsubishi car that you see. Your excitement may get the best of you that you will buy your first car without researching the car. Here at Automart.PH, we want to ensure that your first car purchases will be worthwhile. Purchasing a car is a huge investment, so you should value every peso you will spen


Road Knowledge: What Do These Road Markings Mean?

By Melvin Magadia for Automart.PH Knowledge of road markings is an important skill that new drivers should learn. Unfortunately, these pavement markings are one of the things that the most experienced drivers ignore. For you, it may seem like just markings, but getting familiar with them can save your life in the future. Road markings are taught in driving school and are also part of the driver’s license examinations. It’s a sad fact we must accept that ignoring or not following road markings


MGA KWENTONG KABABALAGHAN ON THE ROAD

by Ricardo S. Lazo for Automart.PH Stories that some roads are fortified with spirits of the unknown are told everywhere. In truth, narratives about ghosts can send shivers down the spine. Unexplainable road crashes are usually attributed to ghosts,  spirits, or creatures of the underworld. The stories and reports we hear are shrouded in fright and mystery. While many of the stories are products of folklore, there are reasons to be convinced that phenomenal events transpire on haunted roads. B


The King vs The Newcomer: Toyota Innova vs Geely Okavango

By: Selina Tan, for Automart.PH Filipinos looking for mid-sized multi-purpose vehicles (MPV) with seven or with seats have had little choice for decades. Collectively known internationally as the Toyota Kijang, an MPV/AUV reigned supreme. This same Kijang is what FIlipinos grew up to know as the Toyota Tamaraw FX, Tamaraw FX Revo, and since the mid-2000s, the Toyota Innova. Times have changed, however, and many other manufacturers, including the Chinese have started to challenge the reign of t


What are the different types of Electric Vehicles?

By: Zeke A. Pelaez, for Automart.ph On Philippine roads today, electric vehicles are significantly more common than a few years ago. As fuel prices skyrocket worldwide, and roads get more congested, it is highly ideal to get an efficient electric vehicle (EV). There are different types of EVs, of which include multiple variations for each. Geely Azkarra Luxury Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) A hybrid electric vehicle uses a conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) as its main power sourc


HYBRID CARS: WHAT MAKES THEM SPECIAL?

by Ricardo S. Lazo for Automart.PH Hybrid cars started in the 1900s under Jacob Lohner Company, which manufactured the first design. Let Automart.PH brief you about the basics of what makes them special. Hybrid or gas-electric vehicles are powered by an internal combustion engine (ICE) and an electric motor, which uses energy lodged in batteries. They work concurrently to create the most optimal driving condition. Many hybrids work on a combination of electricity and conventional gasoline. Som


IS IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE ONE RFID FOR NLEX AND SLEX?

by Ricardo S. Lazo for Automart.PH Autosweep is operated by the Metro Pacific Corporation (MPC) while Easytrip is under the San Miguel Corporation (SMC). Being that they are operated by different corporations, it is understandable that they use distinct systems. At present, only vehicles with Autosweep tags can use Easytrip highway operated expressways upon registration with Easytrip offices and not vice versa, as the decision for reciprocity is yet to be finalized. So, only road users with Au