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Toyota partners with Santa Rosa and Pasay cities for free community shuttle, eases commuting with an app

In photo (from left) are TMSPH President Cristina Arevalo, TMP Vice Chairman David Go,
TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto, Pasay City Mayor Imelda Calixto-Rubiano, and Pasay City Administrator Atty. Peter Manzano during the memorandum of agreement
signing ceremony held in Pasay City.

The City Governments of Pasay and Santa Rosa have partnered with Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation to offer the free on-demand shared transportation service known as the Toyota Community Shuttle (TCS), which will be provided through a digital interface.

TMP is supplying a fleet of five (5) brand-new, air-conditioned Toyota Lite Ace vehicles to each local government under separate agreements. The vehicles will travel flexible routes inside the boundaries of each city.

In photo (from left) are TMP President Atsuhiro Okamoto and Santa Rosa City Mayor Arlene Arcillas during the memorandum of agreement signing ceremony held in Santa Rosa City.

Starting on December 1, 2023 in Santa Rosa City and December 2, 2023 in Pasay City, the TCS plans to offer free trips for a full year.

“TMP is offering the TCS as part of the Company’s corporate social responsibility and in commemoration of TMP’s 35th anniversary. Through TCS, TMP aims to contribute to improving the quality of life in these communities by providing free, easier, smarter and safer mobility,” TMP president Atsuhiro Okamoto said.

The “myToyota Shuttle PH” application, one of the premier mobility solutions offered by TMP’s mobility service division, Toyota Mobility Solutions Philippines, Inc. (TMSPH), would be used to provide the booking service for TCS.

Route planning and seat reservation can be optimized with the use of the “myTOYOTA Shuttle PH,” which enables effective on-demand shuttle management. Commuters can conveniently book their trips using a personal device, track the TCS unit’s real-time location, and see when it will arrive by downloading a smartphone application.

“We want to create positive social value in our beneficiary communities through the provision of free mobility. But the TCS is not only helpful in creating a hassle-free ride experience for commuters. It also complements the current efforts of our project beneficiaries towards becoming a smart city and ‘sustainable eco-city’ through increased connectivity and mobility, among others,” Okamoto added.

A “Next Wave City,” Santa Rosa City is making significant strides toward becoming a “High-level Smart City.” The “Travel City,” Pasay City, is spearheading efforts to become a “Sustainable Eco City.” Both cities are embracing digitalization and innovation to raise the standard of living in all spheres, including transit. This is in line with TMP’s mission to give people safer, smarter, and easier mobility.

August 2023 marked TMP’s 35th anniversary of formation, and the company reiterated its commitment to societal and economic progress through its mobility-related services and automotive manufacturing and distribution operations.

With an emphasis on the “Connected, Autonomous/Automated, Shared, and Electrified,” or “CASE,” concepts of future mobility, Toyota anticipates a variety of creative and inventive solutions available globally.


Are You Prepared? Attend the Final Leg of the 2023 TGR Vios Cup to witness the Grand Prix!

On November 11, 2023, at Clark International Speedway in Pampanga, Toyota Motor Philippines will host the Grand Prix to conclude the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing (TGR) Vios Cup 2023 season. This will be another historic weekend.

TGR fans may anticipate a thrilling finish to the Vios Cup this year, complete with thunderous applause and heart-pounding action as competitors fight for a spot on the podium for the season championship. The Circuit Championship’s Grand Prix will serve as the flagship event to raise the stakes.

The final race of the season will be the TGR Vios Cup Grand Prix, following which the winners will be announced. The race is won by the driver who completes the most laps during the allotted 1.5 hours on the racetrack. Since every competitor receives double points in this round, the endurance drive will be the decisive race.

A total of 30 racers across the three classes—Super Sporting, Sporting and Promotional—will be at the grid at the same time and will each have a mandatory pitstop, bringing the competition to the next level of thrill and excitement.

The exhilarating weekend will be made even hotter by Super Sporting class racing stars Red Diwa, Lord Seno, Joaquin Garrido, Gerard Loy, Troy Montero, John Dizon, Bryan Co, Royce Sarmiento, Ian Rosales and season newcomer Jacob Ang.

A mix of pro and neophyte racers will join the Sporting class, namely Alan Palacios, Russel Cabrera, Michael Keilani Jordan, Jay Lai, Bern Corpino, Marky Young and Maila Alivia. Father and son Darrell Garbes and Jiro Garbes and Golden Wheel Awards Foundation Driver of the Year Miguel Quiñones will also run this race.

Watch out for TGR racers in the Promotional class: Jarond Mesina, Alain Alzona, Bong Garbes, Paolo Ayo, Chris Gleeson, Rich Lim and Paul Ang. Celebrities Enzo Pineda and Ryan Agoncillo will also join in the fun as will Julia Delos Angeles, who started her Vios Cup journey at just 16 years old.

Catch crowd favorites Macoy Dubs, Megan Young and Benedict Cua as they bring excitement and competition in the Autocross Challenge. They will be joined by a diverse mix of racers comprised of Ezra Domingo, Genesis Redido, Apple David, Arianne Bautista, Reph Bangsil, Migy Romulo, Bianca Yao, Carla Lizardo and Lexi Mendiola.

Aside from Circuit Championship and Autocross Challenge, this leg will also start with a drifting exhibition featuring TGR Team’s Ryan Agoncillo and Filipino pride racers, Luis Gono and Alex Perez. TGR Vios Cup media class alums Jamil Lacuna of Autoindustriya and Pablo Salapantan of YugaAuto will also be back on the tracks this leg in an exhibition Autocross Challenge with another former media class champion, Jose Altoveros.

To further ignite the GAZOO spirit, people can check out the GR-S lineup featuring Fortuner GR-S and Rush GR-S, which will be displayed in the TGR Vios Cup 2023 activity area. Sponsors also prepared different games and activities for audience to enjoy. And, wrapping off the heart-pumping cheer, up-and-coming indie band Sunkissed Lola will perform and set the mood for the racers and audience at the speedway.

Bridgestone and Petron are working together to stage the third leg of the TGR Vios Cup. Additionally, Denso, AVT, 3M, ROTA, Tuason Racing, Kinto, and myToyota wallet are supporting this race.

Go to for additional details about the TGR Vios Cup. For updates, join the Toyota PH Viber community, follow TOYOTA GAZOO Racing on Facebook and Instagram, and visit TMP’s official profiles on Facebook and Instagram, Toyota Motor Philippines on Twitter, and ToyotaMotorPH on Facebook.


With Toyota’s October Raffle Promo, Double Your Drive

Given that Toyota is giving away 5 brand-new automobiles in October, getting a new car in addition to the one you already own will provide twice the joy. By purchasing your ideal Toyota this month, you also receive an entry into a lottery for a chance to win a second brand-new vehicle.

Up to October 31, 2023, all customers who purchase any new Toyota car through TMP’s dealer network are eligible to enter the Double Your Drive Raffle Promotion. The mechanics are straightforward: after successfully purchasing any new Toyota vehicle throughout the promotion time, you will be eligible to earn one raffle certificate. You can register for the raffle with the assistance of one of our helpful and dependable Marketing Professionals (MPs).

On November 10, 2023, five lucky winners will be chosen, along with the gifts that go with them. Winners will then be contacted by their Marketing Professionals and will receive one Vios XLE CVT, one Corolla Altis GR-S, one Corolla Altis G, and two Wigo G AT vehicles as raffle prizes. It is encouraged that raffle participants only consider raffle prize announcements from a reputable marketing professional at the Toyota dealership where they transacted. After being notified, winners will have 90 days to pick up their most recent Toyota vehicle. The Toyota dealership where they purchased the vehicle will be where they make their claim.

Don’t pass up the opportunity to increase your drive. To learn more about the Double Your Drive promotion and how you may enjoy mobility twice as much, go to

According to DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB 178966. Collection 2023

To receive the most recent information on products, services, and promotions, follow Toyota Motor Philippines on Facebook and Instagram, ToyotaMotorPH on X, and sign up for ToyotaPH on Viber.


Toyota’s Halloween Special Promo: Move Fearlessly

With significant discounts and offers, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is embracing this scary season courageously. You can take advantage of TMP’s special Halloween offers at any Toyota dealership in the country through October 31, 2023. These offers include cheap monthly payments, trade-in rebates, and other discounts.

Bewitching deals just for you

The Fortuner 4×4 LTD A/T 2T, Hilux 4×2 E M/T, Vios XLE CVT, and Innova V A/T, G A/T, and G M/T all provide huge discounts of up to PHP 140,000.00, PHP 120,000.00, PHP 45,000.00, and PHP 30,000.00, respectively.

Toyota offers numerous payment alternatives so that you can get more alluring prices. With the Pay Low offer, you may purchase any Vios 1.3 XE CVT, Wigo 1.0 G CVT, Corolla Altis 1.6 V CVT, Innova 2.8 E Dsl M/T, Fortuner 4×2 G M/T, or Hilux 4×2 E M/T for as little as 15% all-in cash out downpayment, free first year insurance, and 3-year LTO registration.

In the meanwhile, you can purchase the Vios 1.3 Base MT, Raize 1.2 E M/T, Yaris Cross 1.5 G CVT, Innova 2.8 J Dsl M/T, Fortuner 4×4 G M/T, and Hilux 4×2 E M/T with the Pay Light package and take advantage of low monthly payments.

Move Fearlessly with Free PMS

Spooky season or not, make sure your trips are safe and horror-free. Ensure the safety of your drive with regular checkup and maintenance of your vehicle. Grab Toyota’s free Periodic Maintenance Service (PMS) offer of 5 PMS or up to the 20,000KM checkup. This offer is available when you purchase Vios G, E and XLE; Innova V, G, E and Touring Sport; Hilux Conquest, G and E; Avanza E variants; and all variants of Corolla Altis, Raize, Veloz, Rush, and Fortuner.

Lite Ace also joins these fearless offers with the Fixed Periodic Maintenance Package. You can get 9 Fixed Periodic Maintenance Service or up to 40,000KM, with a minimum payment of PHP 1,999.00 per service, when you purchase any Lite Ace variant.

Spectacular Halloween Specials

No need to go trick-or-treating because Toyota only offers treats this Halloween season with trade-in rebates, warranty and free insurance.

You can get minimum of PHP 15,000.00 rebate when you trade-in your Vios, Innova, Fortuner, or Hilux for either Rush, Raize, Veloz, Avanza or a new Fortuner or Hilux. Meanwhile, HEV owners who wish to trade-in their ride for a New Vios, Innova, All-New Wigo or Zenix Gas can get PHP 20,000.00 rebate

These Halloween spectacular treats are more than just deals and discounts. This October, you are entitled to Toyota Insure’s 1-year Comprehensive Insurance when you purchase Hilux 4×2 G; Fortuner 4×2 G Dsl AT; Vios G, E, XLE and XE; Innova V, G Dsl, Touring Sport, and E Dsl; and for all variants of Wigo and Veloz. This comprehensive insurance includes 24/7 Personal Accident Insurance, Passenger Auto Personal Accident Insurance, 3-Year CPTL, Own Damage (OD), Loss/Theft, Excess Bodily Injury (EBI), Property Damage, Acts of Nature (AON), and Emergency Roadside Assistance.

You can also enjoy 5-year warranty when you purchase a brand-new Vios G, E or XLE.

Visit your local Toyota dealership to take advantage of these special Halloween promotions and move without fear. Promotional period ends October 31, 2023. To find out which Halloween promotion will be most useful to you, visit

According to DTI Fair Trade Permit No., the promotions shown for the Innova, Fortuner, and Hilux are only valid for prior generations. The 2023 Series of FTEB-178187

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The All-New BeAT and the 50th Anniversary Limited Edition, created exclusively for the All-New BeAT and CLICK125, are released by Honda Philippines

Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), the top motorbike producer in the nation, is commemorating 50 years of supplying high-quality, cutting-edge, and dependable motorcycles to give every Filipino the joy of mobility and comfort.

Launched at the Market on September 23! Market! The All-New BeAT is intended to redefine the terms “style” and “performance,” showcasing a seamless blend of eye-catching design, top-notch functionality, and unrivaled fuel efficiency.

In the photo (L-R) Mr. Tawatchai Kasetwetin, BeAT Large Project Leader of Product Engineering Division, Honda R&D Southeast Asia Co., Ltd. (HRST), Mr. Makoto Dohi, Asia-Oceania Regional Large Project Leader of  ASEAN Product Strategy Division (HRST), Mr. Jomel Jerezo, Vice President of Motorcycle Sales & Supply Chain Management (HPI), Mr. Kohei Yamamoto, Executive Vice President of Manufacturing (HPI), Ms. Sayaka Arai, President (HPI), Ms. Maria Fe Quijano, Assistant Vice President of Finance & IT (HPI), Mr. Juan Gerry Datario, Assistant Vice President of Business Admin (HPI) and Mr. Yasunori Miyamoto, Vice President of Finance (HPI)

Modern Style Elements

The All-New BeAT had elevated its new body and color design, advance features, and performance that everyone knows and love. The result is a striking youthful look that takes its new design style a step further. It is also available in three variants, the Playful, Premium and the 50th Anniversary Limited Edition, differentiated by stunning colors and stand-out design elements. These factors give riders the chance to match their individual sense of style.

New Body Design with 3D Emblem

New Body Sticker

The Playful variant comes in eye-catching colors, Fighting Red, Pearl Sylvestris Gray, Pearl Nightfall Blue, and Clipper Yellow colors. These colors when combined with its unique decals make it ideal for individuals with different personas like guys with a sporty personality, artistic flair, or a gamer’s sensibility. Even the fashion-conscious individuals will love it! On the other hand, the Premium comes with a new 3D emblem and gold color cast wheel is available in Pearl Arctic White—perfect for riders with a sophisticated style, and Matte Axis Gray – ideal for those who prefer a dashing yet understated look. And its new Semi-Digital Meter Panel design is not only easy to read but visually striking.

Unrivalled performance

New ACC Power Socket

But it’s more than just style. The All-New BeAT delivers exciting performance with its 110cc ESP engine capable of producing 6.63kW of maximum power @7,500rpm and 9.30Nm of maximum torque @6,000rpm. This engine works in tandem with the bike’s Combined Braking System for complete handling control. What’s more, this engine is equipped with PGM-FI technology, the advanced fuel injection system engineered to give the bike an impressive   58.2 Km/L fuel efficiency. This factor when combined with its large 4.2L capacity gas tank lets you take the bike on long, worry-free adventures.

The All-New BeAT is equipped with new and advanced features – LED headlights offering outstanding visibility at night or during bad weather, a new ACC power socket that can work with most adaptors for easy and convenient smartphone charging. So, no matter what type of mobile phone you have, charging will not be a problem. It also features a new Integrated Seat Opener and a larger 12L U-Box capacity for greater storage capacity. Moreover, the bike’s Side Stand Switch, and Secured Key Shutter provides safety and security.

50th Anniversary Limited Edition Variants

To celebrate the company’s 50th Anniversary, HPI rolled out a unique motorcyle, The All-New BeAT Limited Edition to mark the occasion. This unique variant features a Pearl Arctic White color, new accents, and a front position 50th Anniversary logo to enable riders to experience a sense of exclusivity, fun, and stand-out style.

Changing the game: The CLICK125 50th Anniversary Limited Edition

In addition, HPI launched the ultimate game changer: The CLICK125 50th Anniversary Limited Edition. This 50th Anniversary bike features the signature Honda Tri-color accents highlighted by brand new decals and more refined front and body details. When combined with its special edition Pearl Arctic White color, Sports-Style muffler, and Matte Grizzly Brown color cast wheels, you get a bike that’s both sleek and stylish. And its 18-liter luggage box delivers loads of practicality that suit any lifestyle.

“2023 is a significant year for HPI since we are celebrating our 50th anniversary as manufacturing company in the Philippines. As committed, we always bring the joy of mobility to every Filipinos and Honda never stops in creating and providing top quality products especially to the young market. We are proud to announce that these new models are locally manufactured here in Honda factory in Batangas to further cater the increasing demand of Filipino customers and strengthen the brand position of Honda as the leading motorcycle manufacturer in the country”, says Sayaka Arai HPI President.

Filipinos who demand the finest can easily afford these innovative and entertaining bikes. The Playful, Premium, and 50th Anniversary Limited Edition All-New BeAT models cost P71,400.00, P72,400.00, and P74,400.00, respectively. The CLICK125 50th Anniversary Limited Edition, on the other hand, costs Php83,900.00. All Honda 3S dealerships around the country will have access to these new vehicles starting in September 2023.

To learn more, go to Follow Honda Philippines, Inc. on Facebook (, Instagram (, YouTube (HondaPhilippines_Motorcycle), and Tiktok ( to be informed about its most recent goods and promotions, or call (02)-8581-6700 to 6799 and 0917-884-6632.


GAZOO Racing (GR) GT Cup Asia 2023: New Asia champion Andika Rama’s daring tactics pay off

On September 24, 2023, GAZOO Racing (GR) GT Cup Asia 2023 was split into three thrilling events. For the chance to win the regional championship and a seat in the Global Finals, 15 local qualifiers from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand competed in front of an audience of e-motorsports fans.

All regional finalists in the “Gran Turismo 7” competition for the PlayStation® this year competed in a total of three races, which marked a change in the race format from previous years. A 5-minute time attack served as a qualifying round to set the starting grid for the GT Supra Gr.4 cars in the first race, which was held on Mount Panorama. There was then a 15-minute race. The grid positions from Race 1 were swapped for the second race, which was run over a 25-minute race period on the Tokyo Expressway – East Clockwise track with GR Corolla automobiles. The third and final race featured GR010 Hybrid Hypercars and was held on the storied Spa Francorchamps racetrack. It started with a 5-minute time attack qualifying round and ended with a 35-minute race in variable conditions. The top five positions in qualifying rounds, bonus points for the fastest laps in each of the three races, and the cumulative points earned by finishing positions in all three races were used to determine the championship. The two finalists with the best scores at the conclusion of the competition will advance to the Global Finals, which will take place in Barcelona, Spain, in November.

Indonesia’s Andika Rama came out tops with a total of 65 points throughout the competition. Slow and steady won Rama the race, with the seasoned racer clocking 4th and 5th places in Race 1 and 2 before boldly claiming pole position in Race 3 by maximizing his time on track against increasingly bad weather. The Philippines’ Luis Moreno similarly bided his time, securing 6th and 4th place in earlier races before scorching to pole position in Race 3’s qualifying round, and maintaining his podium spot in the race to come out overall second in the championship with 52 points. Singapore’s Fadtris Isa and Malaysia’s Dhanesh Wigneswaran also performed remarkably, although several misjudgments in weather and pitting put them further down on the championship table.

“I knew that my pace in the final race was not as good as Luis and Dhanesh, so even though it started to rain, the wetness on track was low, I gambled on another two laps with hard tires while everyone went to pit. I tried to manage my pace after pitting, and it paid off,” Rama recounted elatedly. “I’m thankful to my family, friends, and fans who are here watching me live or online at home, and of course grateful to Toyota Indonesia for supporting us all the way. I look forward to racing with Luis at the Global Finals against our Italian and Japanese peers.”

Aside from the revised race format keeping things fresh for spectators, the fourth season of the GR GT Cup Asia in 2023 continues to underscore Toyota’s commitment in making e-motorsports accessible across generations, by enabling racing enthusiasts from around the region to experience the thrill and joy of competitive racing. Fans and participants were also treated to a visual feast of fascinating livery designs inspired by each participating country’s national colors.  

“We are thrilled to see strong, continued support for the fourth edition of the GAZOO Racing GT Cup Asia. All racers displayed exceptional skills that were spectacularly demonstrated, even across the various racing conditions. We hope that GR Asia brought a thrilling evening of entertainment to E-motorsports fans around the region, particularly with our all-new race format and colorful livery designs displayed throughout the competition,” said Jaja Ishibashi, General Manager at Toyota Motor Asia Pacific. “My heartiest congratulations to all racers for a putting up a wonderful race today, and all the best to Andika Rama and Luis Moreno for the upcoming Global Finals.”

Andika Rama and Luis Moreno will represent Asia and race against some of the world’s best e-Motorsport racers in the TGR GT Global Finals slated for November.

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) shares their pride as it congratulate Luis Moreno and the rest of Team Philippines who all worked hard in the GT Cup Asia Finals 2023. 

“It is with great pride and joy that we congratulate Luis Moreno for his breathtaking second place finish at the TGR GT Cup Asia, earning for the Philippines one of the two Asian spots in the GR GT Cup Global Finals,” said Danny Cruz, TMP First Vice President for Vehicle Sales Operations. “This is truly an unforgettable milestone for the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Philippines family that have always championed Filipinos’ world-class skills and passion for e-motorsports.”

“Luis, along with his Toyota Philippines teammates Russel Reyes and Matthew Ang, have been great examples of our amazing local sim-racing talent. We look forward to seeing them achieve greater things in the future, especially Luis who has our full support as he carries our flag in the world finals in Barcelona this November,” Cruz added.

 GR GT Cup Asia 2023 – Highlights of the Regional Finals 

Beginning the competition at sunrise on Australia’s Mount Panorama, a tight 5-minute qualifying round saw this year’s youngest racer, Singapore’s Fadtris Isa at 19 years old, secure pole position for the race, with Malaysians Taj Aiman and Dhanesh Wigneswaran locking second and third position respectively, and Indonesians Benaya Theo and GR GT Cup veteran Andika Rama in fourth and fifth position respectively.

In the 7-lap race, Benaya Theo suffered technical issues, putting him out for much of the race, while Aiman quickly shot past Isa to hold a strong lead for the first half of the race. After pitting for a switch of tires from soft to medium however, Isa chased down Aiman to snatch the lead back in lap 6, spectacularly winning the first race with a 0.6 second lead ahead of Aiman, and Wigneswaran shortly behind in third place. Aiman and Wigneswaran each served three-second penalties, giving the podium finish for Race 1 to Fadtris Isa (Singapore), Andika Rama (Indonesia), and Ethan Yoh (Singapore).

Moving on to the second race, held on Tokyo Expressway, a grueling and enthralling 11 lap battle went underway – with Benaya Theo looking to put behind his disappointment from the first event. Reverse starting grid placed him in prime spot – pole position – a racer’s dream. Cue to the main event, the smooth and flowing nature of the street circuit saw numerous battles, with racers constantly trading positions through the track’s tight and undulating turns. Matthew Ang from the Philippines saw his championship hopes dashed as he crashed into the barriers midway through the race, leaving him dead last. Meanwhile, Singapore’s Zaim Rasyad found himself in clear air up at the front. Next up was the pit window, where huge changes in tire and race strategies came into play, bringing Theo to the fore. By constantly drafting alongside Malaysia’s Chong Kai Chang and Thailand’s Thanaphat Pungphat, Theo came home in first place, marginally pipping Pungphat and Chong to the line, in P2 and P3 respectively. 

The competition concluded at the iconic Spa Francorchamps in Belgium. Drivers equipped with GR010 Hybrid Hypercars made their preparations for the 5-minute qualifying round. The Philippines’ Luis Moreno lit up the timing screens on his way to pole position with the fastest time, closely followed by Wigneswaran, Theo, Isa, and Rama – a huge indicator of the competition standards one can expect in the upper echelons of regional motorsports. 

The action ensued in the final race, as nine of fifteen racers racked up time penalties, eager to pip ahead of one another. Aiman – runner up in the first event – suffered technical issues that unfortunately ended his race early. Back at the front, Moreno maintained a comfortable lead for the first few laps. However, complications showed up on lap 5. The previously sunny weather had very quickly turned overcast, with racers furiously watching the weather radar for spots of precipitation. What started out as a light drizzle soon turned into a monsoon-like downpour, soaking the track and limiting visibility. Tire choices soon became crucial, as then-championship leader, Isa, made the ultimately premature switch to intermediate tires. Rasyad and Theo followed suit, and while others chose to hop onto medium tires, banking on a passing shower, the rain only got heavier. Rama, holding steady amidst a mad rush to the pits for tires, stayed out on the hard compound, timing the pits to perfection. He exited his pitstop on lap 8 and came home cool and composed to win the final race. Coming in second, Wigneswaran put in a valiant effort, closing the gap from seven to less than two seconds, followed closely with third place Moreno pulling up five seconds behind.

The top three racers (based on total individual points gained) and top three country teams (based on total points won per country) each received prizes. With a total score of 65 points, Andika Rama (Indonesia) received 6,000 USD; Luis Moreno (Philippines) got 3,000 USD; and Fadtris Isa (Singapore) earned 1,500 USD. In the team competition, Team Indonesia won the grand prize of 6,000 USD with an astounding total of 122 points, Team Malaysia came in second with 3,000 USD and a total of 105 points, and Team Singapore took home the grand prize of 1,500 USD with 98 points.

Please click here to rewatch the GR GT Cup Asia 2023 Regional Finals.

Automotive, Tech

Experience myTOYOTA Wallet at its highest level

The e-money component of myTOYOTA Wallet is officially launched, thanks to a collaboration between Toyota Financial Services Philippines (TFSPH) and Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI).

When users utilize the e-money function of their myTOYOTA Wallet to pay for their Toyota service, parts, and accessories, and insurance at Toyota dealerships nationwide, registered clients [EL1] can receive up to Php 300 (or 2% of the transaction price) as a launch incentive.

What it does

The myTOYOTA Wallet app is easily available for new users to download from Google Play or the App Store. After submitting a government-issued ID and a selfie to register and apply for an upgraded account, the user must wait for the verification procedure to be finished. Customers who have upgraded can cash out using their BPI deposit account.

Customers must pay for their Toyota transactions at any Toyota dealership in the country with e-money from their myTOYOTA Wallet account in order to qualify for the refund.

From July 10 until October 31, 2023, there is a promotion. According to DTI Fair Trade Permit No. FTEB-171252. There are rules and regulations.

Concerning myTOYOTA Wallet

Toyota Financial Services Philippines offers a mobile payment solution called myTOYOTA Wallet that combines many payment methods into a single app. Customers have the option of using linked credit or debit cards or e-money from their myTOYOTA Wallet as their preferred payment method. Any Toyota transaction, including routine maintenance, car repairs, the purchase of parts and accessories, and vehicle insurance, can be paid for using the myTOYOTA Wallet.

You may download myTOYOTA Wallet from the App Store and Play Store. Visit for further information on how to create and upgrade an account. To enjoy cashless transactions on all Toyota products, register today!

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas ([email protected]) regulates Toyota Financial Services Philippines Corporation.


Launch of the New Hilux GR-S by Toyota Motor Philippines

The new Hilux GR Sport (GR-S) has been introduced by Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), significantly bolstering the lineup of the nation’s top pickup.

The New Hilux GR-S now has a harder design thanks to a wide-tread body, matte black GR-S overfenders, 17-inch alloy GR design wheels with All-Terrain Tires, and the GR Aero sports bar, taking design influences from the Dakar-winning GR Hilux.

The new Hilux GR-S is also 65 mm taller and 120 mm wider. Overall, the New Hilux GR-S’s exterior has a more robust appearance than its predecessor, which better conveys the vehicle’s improved generational features of quality, durability, and dependability.

The New Hilux GR-S is equipped with an air-cooled intercooler and a 2.8L Diesel, 4-Cylinder, 16-Valve DOHC Variable Nozzle Turbo engine. It now has an enhanced 224PS maximum output and 550Nm maximum torque. The New Hilux GR-S also features monotube shock absorbers, GR front and rear disc brakes with GR brake calipers, and other features that improve both on- and off-road performance.

Inside, the New Hilux GR-S is clad in GR-S suede and leather seats. A GR-S emblem embellishes the leather steering wheel, while the leather door trims with technical mesh and red seatbelts add to the overall sporty appearance of the interior. New amenities such as the 9-inch Display Audio with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and a Wireless Charger add spirit to every adventure in the New Hilux GR-S, while functions such as Smart Entry and Push Start System offer convenience in each ride.

Now with a Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA), the New Hilux GR-S is as safe as it is exhilarating to drive. It is also equipped with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS) and other safety features such as a Panoramic View Monitor (PVM), Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Hill-Start Assist Control (HAC), and Downhill Assist Control (DAC).

Available colors and respective prices for the New Hilux GR-S are as follows:

Retail sales for the New Hilux GR-S started on September 13.

Visit or get in touch with any Toyota dealership in the country to learn more about the New Hilux GR-S.

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Top Sporting Class racers will compete in the Asia Finals when the TGR GT Cup PH 2023 season winners are announced

National Finals Winners, TGR GT Cup Philippines 2023

The National Finals, which were broadcast live on September 6, will mark the end of the 2023 TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Gran Turismo Cup Philippines (TGR GT Cup PH) season, according to Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP).

The Sporting Class finalists competed for a spot on Team Philippines for the TGR GT Cup 2023 Asia Finals in the National Finals, which marked the conclusion of the TGR GT Cup PH 2023 season. Three races were held, each with a unique track and vehicle. In the first race, competitors faced Trial Mountain in the GR 86, Sardegna – Rally Cross in the GR Yaris RZ, and Mount Panorama in the third and final race, in the GR Supra Race Car ’19.

Russel Reyes won the title at the National Finals after competing consistently over the course of all three races, winning two of the three rounds. Reyes finished second in the National Finals last year and competed for the Philippines in the Asia Finals, where he placed sixth.

Matthew Ang, a Sporting Class rookie who placed second overall in the Promotional Class last year, won second place in this year’s National Finals thanks to a standout performance in the second race where he displayed his prowess on the Sardegna rally course.

Luis Moreno, who placed third overall, rounds up the TGR GT Cup Team Philippines lineup. The winner of the TGR GT Cup Philippines in 2021 was Moreno. It is his first time competing in the Asia Finals and his return to the Team Philippines lineup this year. “We have a strong roster of racers this year,” shared TMP Vice President for Marketing Services Elvin Luciano. “This is the first time we are sending players overseas for the Asia Finals. Having watched Russel, Matthew, and Luis in the local and national rounds, we are confident that they will make us proud as Team Philippines,” Luciano added.

Reyes, Ang, and Moreno will represent the nation at the TGR GT Cup 2023 Asia Finals on September 24 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as the Sporting Class season champions. At 5 PM, the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing Philippines Facebook page will stream the live event.

Junior Class Overall Winners, TGR GT Cup Philippines 2023

Additionally, the overall champions for the Junior and Promotional classes were revealed. In the Junior Class, Vito Manas finished third, followed by Russo Gabriel Formoso in second place. David Enzo Ison took first place. The winner of the Promotional Class was Stanley Theodore Golez. Jan Rene Aldiosa came in third, followed by Benedict Salido in second.

Promotional Class Overall Winners, TGR GT Cup Philippines 2023

The local TGR GT Cup rounds are now over, and TMP is turning its attention to the regional round, which will decide who will represent Asia in the TGR GT Cup Global Finals in 2023.

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Toyota Ormoc, Leyte is the first Toyota Motor Philippines location to open in Eastern Visayas

Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP), the nation’s top automaker, has formally launched Toyota Ormoc, Leyte, its newest dealership prepared to assist consumers in Eastern Visayas.

From L-R: Mr. Boldman Yulangco, Board Director of Toyota Ormoc, Leyte, Mr. Henry Gosyco, Executive Vice President of Toyota Ormoc, Leyte, Mr.Jimmy Yaokasin Jr., Chairman of Toyota Ormoc, Leyte, Honorable Lucy Marie Torres-Gomez, Mayor of Ormoc City, Mr. Atsuhiro Okamoto, President of Toyota Motor Philippines, Mr. Danilo Cruz, First Vice President-Vehicle Sales Operations of Toyota Motor Philippines

Tucked away in the bustling neighborhood of Brgy, in the center of Ormoc City. Simangan, San Pablo

Toyota Ormoc, Leyte is thrilled to be the 73rd TMP dealership nationwide. With a total lot area of 15,000 square meters, Toyota Ormoc, Leyte is the largest dealership within Toyota Tacloban Group.

It features a sizable showroom where up to six automobiles can be displayed for visitors to admire, as well as a dependable service department with seven service reception bays, two rapid repair bays, one periodic maintenance bay, fourteen body and paint bays, and 152 stockyard bays.

Genuine parts and accessories will be offered at the dealership along with high-caliber, dependable servicing from specialists trained by Toyota. In the GR Garage section in Toyota Ormoc, Leyte, clients can buy a variety of authentic GR goods.

Mr. Jimmy Yaokasin, President of Toyota Ormoc, Leyte

“We are highly committed to continue what we’ve started. Bringing a culture of resilience and stakeholder-friendly brand of management, and with the help and support of our team members and customers, and the guidance of our Almighty God, we are confident that we will be able to achieve more milestones in the future,” said Mr. Jimmy Yaokasin, President of Toyota Ormoc, Leyte during the official launch event of the dealership.

Visit Toyota Ormoc in Brgy, Leyte. To experience the new dealership, go to San Pablo, Simangan, Ormoc City, Leyte, 6541. Customers in Ormoc can get in touch with them at (053) 520 1250 or 839 4418 for further information. The MyToyota App, the official Toyota smartphone app, can also be used to complete some transactions, such as booking services.