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Asian Toyota Global Team Athletes Are About to Aim toward Higher Altitudes in Paris 2024

Toyota welcomes two new athletes to its Toyota Asia Team
in the race to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024

  • Toyota stands committed in its support for 11 Asian athletes on their journey towards taking center stage, at the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024.
  • In global partnership with the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee, Toyota launched “Start Your Impossible,” its first-ever corporate initiative to bring about social change through hero projects with their ‘Dual Heroes.’

With the beginning of the “Start Your Impossible” (SYI) global marketing campaign today, Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) is generating excitement for the future Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris, 2024. The global ad highlights Toyota’s conviction that no journey is taken alone and demonstrates the strength of local communities supporting their athletes around the globe.

In Asia, Toyota launched “START YOUR IMPOSSIBLE,” the company’s first-ever worldwide corporate campaign, in collaboration with 11 athletes from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. These sportsmen are scheduled to compete in the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Paris. These 11 outstanding athletes are moving closer to their goals of becoming professional athletes. They will compete in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris, 2024, alongside over 200 other Global Team Toyota Athletes (GTTA) from around the world.

The full line-up of 11 Team Toyota Asia athletes include:

  • India: Murali Sreeshankar, Athletics
  • Indonesia: Ni Nengah Widiasih, Para Powerlifting
  • Malaysia: Abdul Latif Romly, Long Jump – Para Athletics
  • Nepal: Nabita Shresta – Table Tennis
  • Pakistan: Arshad Nadeem – Athletics
  • Philippines: Carlos Yulo, Artistic Gymnastics
  • Philippines: Ernie Gawilan, Para Swimming
  • Singapore: Toh Wei Soong, Para Swimming
  • Thailand: Kunvalut Vitidsarn, Badminton
  • Thailand: Pongsakorn Paeyo, Wheelchair Racing – Para Athletics
  • Vietnam: Lê Văn Công, Para Powerlifting

Currently, 8 out of the 11 Team Toyota Asia athletes have qualified for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024, with other qualifications still ongoing.

“On behalf of Toyota Motor Asia, we are thrilled that top athletes across Asia will be representing their countries and are heading to the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024. Each Global Team Toyota athlete in Asia is not only a trailblazer but also a ‘Dual Hero’, where they champion social causes through Hero Projects that foster a positive change in their community. We take pride in the unrelenting dedication they have displayed in their respective disciplines, and wish them the best on the international stage,” says Preston Tan, Vice President, Toyota Motor Asia Singapore.

The “Start Your Impossible” campaign highlights Toyota’s commitment to fostering a more inclusive, sustainable, and mobile society as we transition to a mobility corporation by encouraging each person to take on new challenges and realize their “impossible.”

As an official worldwide partner of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, Toyota is dedicated to offering eco-friendly mobility options that support the development of an inclusive and low-carbon society. Toyota has said that it will deliver 500 fuel cell Mirai cars as part of its official fleet for the 2024 Paris Olympics. This demonstrates the company’s objectives to become carbon neutral and its support for a multimodal strategy for sustainable travel.


Combine flair and power in the new Toyota Corolla Cross

Toyota Motor Philippines introduces popular crossover’s all-HEV lineup

*Variant shown is the V HEV

The updated Toyota Corolla Cross, the country’s best-selling hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) model to date, has been formally introduced by Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP).

The new 2024 Corolla Cross, which debuted in 2020 with standard Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) models, is the company’s first hybrid electric crossover. It is currently available in an all-HEV lineup.

TMP President Masando Hashimoto stressed the importance of the Corolla Cross in Toyota’s mission to empower customers to seek sustainable mobility solutions during the launch ceremony, which was place at SM Aura in Taguig City.

“The Corolla Cross, the first strong hybrid crossover in the Philippines, has been a key to accelerating electrification in the Philippines. TMP pioneered hybrid in 2009, but it’s upon the Corolla Cross launch in 2020 when we started achieving 3-digit annual sales figures of xEVs. Last year, TMP reached 7,203 Lexus and Toyota xEV sales.”

“As of end of February 2024, there are already more than 4,000 electrified Corolla Cross on the road, part of the more than 13,000-strong customers who chose electrified Toyota and Lexus models since we started the electrified movement,” he added.

At a starting price of PHP 1,498,000 for the G HEV variant, the new Corolla Cross further expands TMP’s range of affordable and reliable electrified vehicles, signifying its strong commitment towards making the electrified lifestyle a mainstream choice for Filipinos.


The V HEV and G HEV variants of the new Corolla Cross now sport a mesh-like grille with hexagonal outlines, while the GR-S HEV variant retains the stylish front façade of the previous Corolla Cross GR-S HEV.

For the headlamps – the V HEV and GR-S HEV variants now have LED lamps with automatic high beam (AHB) and sequential turn signal, while the G HEV variant has upgraded from halogen lamps to LED lamps.

Along with the GR-S HEV variant, the V HEV variant now also has a power back door with kick sensor. The top-of-the-line GR-S HEV variant comes with a panoramic view monitor camera and a panoramic moonroof for that added premium feel.

On the inside, all variants now have LED interior lamps and a leather steering wheel. The foot brake has also now been replaced with an electronic parking brake (EPB).

The new Corolla Cross is also packed with convenience features, such as a 12.3-inch fully digital multi-information display (MID) for the GR-S HEV. The V HEV, meanwhile, has a 7-inch thin-film-transistor (TFT) MID, while the G HEV has a 4.2-inch TFT MID.

All three variants have a 10-inch display audio with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a wireless charger for convenient smartphone charging on the go.


The GR-S and V variants are equipped with Toyota Safety Sense (TSS), which includes Pre-Collision System (PCS), Automatic High Beam (AHB), Lane Tracing Assist (LTA), Lane Departure Alert (LDA) and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control. All variants have active safety features such as Emergency Brake Signal (EBS), Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) and Vehicle Stability Control (VSC).

The new Corolla Cross is powered by a hybrid 4-cylinder, in-line, 16-valve DOHC, chain drive with VVT-i engine with CVT transmission. This hybrid engine combines the power of a conventional engine with the fuel efficiency of an electric motor for an eco-friendlier drive, giving customers the power to start their journey toward a carbon-neutral future.

With its stunning exterior, rich convenience features, and excellent fuel efficiency, the new Corolla Cross provides an attractive package for individuals looking to power their everyday drives with style.

The new Corolla Cross is available in three variants – the GR-S HEV, which starts at PHP 1,917,000; the V HEV, which starts at PHP 1,763,000; and the G HEV, which starts at PHP 1,498,000. Available colors are as follows:

Customers can check out the new Toyota Corolla Cross at SM Aura in Taguig City until Sunday, April 14, where it will also be available for test drive. The new Corolla Cross is also available for viewing and reservation at any Toyota dealership nationwide.


Hashimoto added the improvement in the Corolla Cross is also part of the drive to continue nurturing the Corolla brand.

“The Corolla is the best-selling Toyota nameplate in the world. Since the introduction of the brand in 1966, roughly 50 million units have been sold in 150 countries – and that includes the Philippines.”

“The Corolla’s story continues today, and with its role in carbon neutrality, we are working on having the Corolla enjoyed by generations to come,” he added.

Along with the Corolla Cross, TMP also sells the Corolla Altis sedan, which debuted as the company’s first mainstream vehicle with a HEV version in 2019.

Other HEV models offered by TMP are the Yaris Cross, RAV4, Camry, and Alphard. Follow Toyota Motor Philippines on Facebook and Instagram,  ToyotaMotorPH on X, and become a member of the Toyota PH community on Viber for further information about Toyota goods, services, events, and more.


CONFIRMED: On April 12, Toyota Philippines will unveil the new Corolla Cross

On Friday, April 12, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) will introduce the revised lineup of the Toyota Corolla Cross, the company’s best-selling hybrid electric vehicle (HEV).

The Corolla Cross, which debuted as the first hybrid electric crossover in 2020, has grown to be a beloved vehicle among enthusiasts thanks to its fashionable look, roomy interior, potent performance, and economical fuel consumption for a mainstream hybrid. The all-hybrid lineup for the new Toyota Corolla Cross models will be shown.

This coming weekend, the premier mobility firm is inviting the public to its public launch, which will begin with a live unveiling at SM Aura in Taguig City this coming Saturday at 11 AM. At 11 AM, the show will also be broadcast live on the Toyota Motor Philippines Facebook page.

Up until Sunday, April 14, the new Corolla Cross can be seen at the SM Aura show. Customers from all throughout the nation can also check out the new Corolla Cross at any Toyota store. On April 12, reservations and in-store purchases will begin.

Join the Toyota PH community on Viber and follow Toyota Motor Philippines on Facebook and Instagram, as well as ToyotaMotorPH on X, for additional information on Toyota events, services, and products.

Automotive, Lifestyle

Honda Philippines Launches Solar Power Project to Cut Carbon Footpri

Newly inaugurated rooftop solar power project, to help Honda transition to clean energy

From left: Mr. Arnold Panghulan, HPI General Manager for Manufacturing Operations Office; Mr. Juan Gerry Datario, HPI Assistant Vice President – Business Administration; Ms. Maria Fe Quijano, HPI Assistant Vice President – Finance and IT; Mr. Jomel Jerezo, HPI Vice President – MC Sales Office & Supply Chain Management Division; Mr. Yasunori Miyamoto, HPI Vice President – Finance & IT; Mr. Kohei Yamamoto, HPI Executive Vice President – Manufacturing; Ms. Sayaka Arai – Hattori, HPI President; Mr. Ross Coull, Skye Renewable Energy CEO; Mr. Gary Espino, Skye Renewables Philippines Inc. President; Mr. Atsushi Kawasaki, Idemitsu Lubricants Philippines Inc. President; Mr. Toshifumi Yokoyama, Singapore Branch Shoseki International K.K Head; Mr. Atsushi Koyano, Idemitsu Lubricants Philippines Head of Sales.

Today, Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI) officially inaugurates its 1.056 MW rooftop solar power plant, marking a critical milestone in the company’s drive towards a cleaner future. The operational phase of this project, which was started in cooperation with Skye Renewables, is already underway at HPI’s production facility located in Tanauan, Batangas.

“This inauguration marks a crucial step towards achieving our global carbon neutrality goal by 2050,” said Sayaka Arai-Hattori, President of Honda Philippines, Inc. “We are not just a company that manufactures and sells products; we strive to be a positive force for society. This project embodies our commitment to environmental responsibility and demonstrates our dedication to inspiring a more sustainable future for both our employees and customers.”

HPI partnered with Skye Renewables, a top Southeast Asian producer of captive solar systems, to bring this project to life.

“Skye Renewables has always been committed to supporting the energy transition across Asia and we are delighted to help support Honda Philippines, Inc. in its sustainability journey,” said Gary Espino, Head of Philippines for Skye Renewables. “With this project, we helped install the solar panels, which then convert the energy of the sun’s photons into electricity. This clean energy will power HPI’s operations during the day, and if needed, they can seamlessly switch to grid electricity when necessary. In some countries, even excess solar energy can be fed back to the grid.”

The newly inaugurated solar power project consists of a total of 1,958 panels, each with a capacity of 540 watts. This technology harnesses the abundant Philippine sunshine, generating at least 35 percent of HPI’s maximum daytime energy demand. This translates to 1,267 MWh of clean energy utilization annually, significantly reducing reliance on fossil fuels and contributing to environmental benefits.

Additionally, the solar power project will help HPI experience cost savings since solar energy is typically cheaper than traditional grid-purchased power. The project also aids in strengthening the company’s sustainability strategy, enabling HPI to achieve its goals of becoming carbon neutral in its operations.

“We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to contribute to Honda Philippines’ sustainability journey. This project is a testament to the power of collaboration, and we believe it paves the way for a cleaner, more sustainable future for all,” Espino added.

The launch of HPI’s solar power project is evidence of the effectiveness of partnerships between well-known companies and producers of renewable energy. This project serves as a powerful model for other companies looking to adopt sustainable practices and improve the environment for future generations.


With Toyota Motorist Assistance, travel during Holy Week with peace of mind

Through its Toyota Motoring Assistance program, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is once again assisting its customers in having safer and more meaningful travels throughout Holy Week.

TMP and a few of its dealerships nationwide are providing free emergency roadside assistance from March 28 to March 31. Drivers can get help from Toyota’s qualified service advisors and technicians from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with the exception of Good Friday, March 29, when services are provided until 12:00 pm.

The following the participating on-site Dealer Facilities:

North Luzon

  • Toyota Angeles Pampanga
  • Toyota Baguio City
  • Toyota Bataan
  • Toyota Ilocos Norte
  • Toyota La Union

South Luzon

  • Toyota Calamba
  • Toyota Camarines Sur
  • Toyota Dasmarinas Cavite
  • Toyota Lucena City
  • Toyota Calapan
  • Toyota Silang, Cavite


  • Toyota Mabolo, Cebu
  • Toyota Mandaue South, Cebu


  • Toyota Davao City

Toyota Motorist Assistance will also be available through Toyota service personnel assigned in partner Shell stations:

  • North Luzon Expressway (NLEX): Northbound – NLT Burol, Pan-Philippine Highway, Balagtas, Bulacan from March 28 to 31, 2024

Visit for more information, or follow Toyota Motor Philippines on Facebook, Instagram, and Viber community ToyotaPH to stay updated on this campaign.


Get hot and sunny deals from Toyota as you enter the summer

Get ready to move your world to the heat of summer

With summer quickly approaching, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has released its March promotional offers. This month, buyers of new Toyota vehicles may take advantage of a number of incentives, including free insurance, free period maintenance, and more.

Adaptable Modes of Payment

With the Vios, increase the ante on your family’s summertime plans! With the Pay Light Option, purchase the 1.3 J M/T model for just PHP 8,038 a month. Customers can choose from affordable monthly plans with a 50% down payment and a 60-month amortization period with this choice.

While the 1.3 XE CVT variant is available under the Pay Low Option, which offers customers down payments as low as 15 percent with free insurance for the first year, free LTO registration for three years, and no chattel mortgage at 60-month payment terms, it is available for a low all-in downpayment of PHP 116,100.

Make it a summer to remember with the Innova. Big groups of families or friends traveling out of town can get the 2.8 XE Dsl A/T variant for as low as PHP 13,576 monthly under the Pay Light Option or an all-in downpayment of PHP 206,250 under the Pay Low Option. Customers can also get a discount of PHP 70,000 for the same variant under the outright cash option.

Adventure seekers planning a trip offroad, consider the Hilux! The 4×2 J M/T is available for PHP 10,860 per month under the Pay Light Option, while the 4×2 E M/T is available for an all-in downpayment of PHP 195,900 under the Pay Low Option.

Blaze through city drives with the Corolla Cross. The G CVT variant is available for a monthly payment of PHP 13,536 under the Pay Light Option or an all-in downpayment of PHP 196,800 under the Pay Light Option. Those looking for the Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) variant can consider the outright cash option, with an PHP 80,000 discount for the GR-S HEV variant. Now that’s a hot deal!

Customers can also avail the Toyota Camry’s 0% interest promo through Toyota Financial Services Philippines. There is also a PHP 50,000 cash discount for the Lite Ace Patrol Vehicle and Patient Transport Vehicle, and a PHP 40,000 cash discount for the Hiace Ambulance.

Free Periodic Maintenance Service

All brand-new Corolla Altis, Raize, Veloz, Rush, and select variants of the Vios, Avanza, Innova, Fortuner, and Hilux purchased during the promo period get a free periodic maintenance service (PMS). Customers may avail the free PMS within 24 months from the release date of the vehicle and is valid up to the 20,000 KM check-up.

Many people are out on the roads during the summer season, so make it a habit to keep your car in good condition to prevent any accidents. One way to start this habit is to regularly bring in your vehicle for PMS!

All variants of the Lite Ace sold and released during this month are qualified for a fixed PMS package valid up to the 40,000 KM check-up. Lite Ace owners will only need to pay PHP 1,999 per PMS service.

Rebates, Insurance, Warranty

The changing seasons may also mean it’s time to upgrade your ride to a new vehicle. Get a PHP 25,000 rebate when you trade in your Vios for the All-new Wigo or Innova, or PHP 15,000 when you trade in your Innova for a Fortuner or Hilux.

Those who trade in their Rush for an Avanza or Veloz can also get PHP 10,000 in rebate.

The trade-in rebate can be used as cash discount when you purchase the new vehicle during the promo duration. The rebate can also be used to purchase Toyota Genuine Accessories.

All brand-new Wigo, Veloz, and select variants of the Vios, Corolla Altis, Innova, Hilux, Avanza, Rush, and Fortuner bought from any authorized Toyota dealer nationwide during the promo period are covered by a comprehensive one-year insurance provided by Toyota Insure.

The free one-year insurance covers 24/7 personal accident, passenger auto personal accident, three-year CPTL, own damage (OD), loss/theft, excess bodily injury (EBI), property damage (PD), acts of nature (AON), and includes emergency roadside assistance.

Every new Vios G, E, and XLE acquired from approved Toyota dealers is further covered by a five-year or 150,000-kilometer warranty, whichever comes first.

Take a Toyota and head into a wonderful summer! Offer valid only from March 18 until March 31, 2024. Visit this link to view the complete mechanics, deals, and models that are involved: 

DTI Fair Trade Permit No. 189113 Series of 2024.

To receive the most recent information on goods, services, and promotions, follow Toyota Motor Philippines on Facebook and Instagram, ToyotaMotorPH on X, and become a member of the ToyotaPH community on Viber.


Toyota Motor Philippines honors the exceptional achievement of its dealer network in 2023

During the mobility company’s annual Dealer Conference, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) honored its dealership network and acknowledged its top-performing outlets in 2023 with the Toyota Dealer Awards.

In order to win its 22nd consecutive Triple Crown—being the top seller of passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and total sales—TMP recognized the critical role the dealer network played. Additionally, TMP expressed gratitude to the dealers for meeting customer mobility needs and exceeding 200,000 car sales in the previous year.

“Last August, we celebrated our 35th year anniversary here together with the Chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation, Mr. Akio Toyoda,” said TMP Chairman Alfred V. Ty in his address to the dealers. “While Chairman Toyoda acknowledged the Philippines as among Toyota’s Top 10 global markets, he made it very clear that his greatest wish is for Toyota to be number one in the HEARTS of every Filipino.”

“As Chairman Toyoda declared in Toyota’s new vision—we will invent our path forward together. He also advised us that while we must aim high, we must also care deeply—about people, society, the economy, our environment, the future and about creating cars and services that truly bring happiness to all.”

TMP Chairman Alfred V. Ty was joined by Vice Chairman David Go, President Masando Hashimoto, Executive Vice President Jing Atienza, and Senior Vice President Masahiro Haoka in honoring the top performing dealers.

 The awardees who received major awards this year are:

President’s Award of Excellence

(L-R) TMP SVP for Marketing Masahiro Haoka, TMP Vice Chairman David Go, TMP Chairman Alfred V. Ty, Atty. Reginaldo Oben, Ms. Gina Loo, Mr. Don Juan Miguel Oben, TMP President Masando Hashimoto, TMP Executive Vice President Jing Atienza

Large Business Division – Toyota Marilao, Bulacan, Inc.

(L-R) TMP SVP for Marketing Masahiro Haoka, TMP Vice Chairman David Go, TMP Chairman Alfred V. Ty, Mr. Manus Miguel, Atty. Reginaldo Oben, Mr. Don Juan Miguel Oben,  TMP President Masando Hashimoto, TMP Executive Vice President Jing Atienza

Medium Business Division – Toyota North EDSA

(L-R) TMP SVP for Marketing Masahiro Haoka, TMP Vice Chairman David Go, TMP Chairman Alfred V. Ty, Ms. Mary Evangeline Tan, Mr. Jose B. Tan, Mr. Ivan Castro, TMP President Masando Hashimoto, TMP Executive Vice President Jing Atienza

Small Business Division – Toyota Subic, Inc.

President’s Customer Satisfaction Cup of Excellence

(L-R) TMP SVP for Marketing Masahiro Haoka, TMP Vice Chairman David Go, TMP Chairman Alfred V. Ty, Ms. Gina Loo, Ms. Ivy-Fleurie Magalong, Mr. Don Juan Miguel Oben, TMP President Masando Hashimoto, TMP Executive Vice President Jing Atienza

Toyota Marilao, Bulacan, Inc.

President’s Value Chain Award of Excellence

L-R) TMP SVP for Marketing Masahiro Haoka, TMP Vice Chairman David Go, TMP Chairman Alfred V. Ty, Atty. Reginaldo Oben, Mr. Don Juan Miguel Oben, TMP President Masando Hashimoto, Mr. Rommel Ocampo, TMP Executive Vice President Jing Atienza

Toyota Balintawak, Inc.

Aside from these major awards, TMP also recognized winners of Toyota Dealer Achievement Award for Overall Performance, Toyota Dealer Award of Excellence and other special awards.

Newly appointed TMP President, Masando Hashimoto, also addressed the dealers, recognizing Team Toyota Philippines’ commitment in promoting mobility for all.

Congratulations everyone for a job well done. As ONE TEAM, we made 2023 one of our most historic years ever,” Hashimoto said. “I believe we are in a good position to help define and create the future of mobility in the Philippines.”

TMP also honored the diligent Marketing Professionals (MPs) and Service Advisors (SAs) of Team Toyota Philippines for their contributions to TMP’s Milestones. Toyota Outstanding Performers in Sales and Service (TOPS) presented these high-achieving MPs and SAs with awards. The following achievers received recognition:

OPS Finest Marketing Professional with TMP Executive Vice President Jing Atienza, TMP President Masando Hashimoto, TMP Vice Chairman David Go, TMP Senior Vice President for Marketing Masahiro Haoka

TOPS Finest Marketing Professional of the Year – Pamela Jaloro Santos of Toyota Valenzuela, Inc.

TOPS Finest General Job Service Advisers with (L-R) TMP Executive Vice President Jing Atienza, TMP President Masando Hashimoto, TMP Vice Chairman David Go, TMP Senior Vice President for Marketing Masahiro Haoka

TOPS Finest General Job Service Advisor of the Year– Rodrigo Calimlim Bauzon of Toyota Dagupan

TOPS Finest Body & Paint Service Advisers with (L-R) TMP Executive Vice President Jing Atienza, TMP President Masando Hashimoto, TMP Vice Chairman David Go, TMP Senior Vice President for Marketing Masahiro Haoka

TOPS Finest Body and Paint Service Advisor of the Year – Shala Boquirin Suan of Toyota Pasig

“The road to becoming a TOPS awardee had not been an easy one, but your persistence in overcoming all the challenges that come with it had brought you this far,” TMP Vice President for Value Chain and Customer Experience Operations, Mike Masamayor, said.

“It is my earnest hope that you continue to be an inspiration to those around you and remain steadfast in delivering more heart-touching experiences to our customers at the same time.”

Automotive, Sports

Honda Philippines Motorsports 2023: An Examination of a Challenging Year

Here’s a quick summary of the company’s contribution to motorsports in 2023.

The top motorbike manufacturer in the nation, Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), had yet another successful year in the motorsports industry. HPI has made significant strides to promote the growth and professionalism of motorsports in both domestic and international on-and off-road championships. In fact, the business succeeded in implementing its goals for On-Road and Off-Road Racing, strengthening its racing brand with initiatives like the Honda Pilipinas Dream Cup. Let’s take a moment to review the noteworthy accomplishments Honda made in 2023 as it works to improve both home and international motorsports.

On Road International Racing.

Aside from MotoGP, one of the most prestigious international motorcycle racing events is Moto2. Somkiat Chantra, a rider with Idemitsu Team Honda Asia from Thailand, finished sixth overall in this event. Ai Ogura, his colleague from Japan, came in a solid ninth place overall. Honda Team Asia competed in the Moto3 class as well. The team included Mario Suryo Aji of Indonesia, who finished 31st overall, and Taiyo Furusato of Japan, who finished the year ranked 16th overall.

Mohd Zaqhwan Zaidi
nd Place in overall position
Asia Road Racing Championship-ASB1000

Andi Farid Izdihar
rd Place in overall position
Asia Road Racing Championship-ASB1000

Besides Moto2 & Moto3, Honda also sponsored a team for the ARRC (Asia Road Racing Championship) in the ASB 1000 Category. For this competition, Team HADR (Honda Asia Dream Racing with Showa) saw Malaysian Mohd Zaqhwan Zaidi 2nd in overall position with his teammate Andi Farid Izdihar of Indonesia is in 3rd place overall. Team HADR with Showa team also participated in the Suzuka 8 Hours Challenge where their racers finished in 7th position.

Jett Lawrence
2023 AMA Pro Motocross 450

Hunter Lawrence
2023 AMA Pro Motocross 250

5Off-Road International Racing.

For international off-road racing competition, Team Honda HRC riders and brothers Jett and Hunter Lawrence added the AMA Pro Motocross Championship to their list of achievements. Specifically, Jett Lawrence is the 2023 AMA Pro Motocross 450 Champion, and the 2023 Rider of the Year was awarded to him using the CRF450R motorcycles, while older brother Hunter Lawrence became the 2023 AMA Pro Motocross 250 Champion using the CRF250R motorcycles.

Let’s take a look at how motorsports in 2023 turned out and how Honda has been a part of its evolution in supporting domestic motorsports.

On Road Domestic Racing.

Honda’s “Road to Champion” campaign is the company’s initiative in developing the skills of the next generation of Filipino riders.

One such rider is Jakob Sablaya. Mr. Sablaya participated in the MOTOIR Championship race events. In this race, he placed first overall in both MOTOIR’s Super Sports 300 and MOTOIR 2 GP categories. In both instances, Jakob rode a Honda CBR150R converted to race bike motorcycle.

Alfonsi Daquigan

The 2023 IRGP was another race that was well represented by Honda. In this competition, Alfonsi Daquigan was able to showcase his skill when he took Pole Position for the race.

Jakob Sablaya

Meanwhile, Mr. Sablaya also competed with the later particularly in the race’s Super Sports 300 and MOTOIR2 GP categories. He placed 2nd in the Super Sports 300 category riding a Honda CBR300R and 3rd in the MOTOIR2 GP category riding a Honda CBR150R.

Off-Road Domestic Racing.

On the domestic and exciting off-road side, HPI provided support for its JMS – MOS (Man of Steel) Honda Ride Red Racing Team, as its members competed in the 2023 MotorAce Motocross series. The team consisted of Janelle Saulog who became the Overall Champion in the Ladies Category, while local Motocross legend Jovie Saulog, placed 2nd Overall Champion in the Veterans Category. The Father and daughter tandem let us feel the adrenaline rush in motocross using the CRF motorcycle units. On the other hand, Buboy Antonio, making his presence in local races increases seeing his potential with his determination and skills in off-road riding and with Jing Leongson took 2nd Overall and 3rd Overall Champion in the Expert and Veterans Category, respectively using their CRF250R and CRF450R motorcycles.

The Excitement Continues.

As we look forward to 2024, Honda Philippines, Inc. hopes to further reinforce its involvement in supporting the rider’s development and professionalism in Motorsports. Indeed, HPI already has a head start in this endeavor as the company continues to support Alfonsi Daquigan who recently qualified for the 2024 Asia Talent Cup, and Jakob Sablaya who will ride for SDG Team HARC-PRO Honda PH in the 2024 ARRC, AP250 Category.

More importantly, HPI will keep working to improve both the quality of mobility solutions and the state of On-Road and Off-Road motorsports in the Philippines. This is achieved by giving ambitious Filipino motorsport riders additional chances to hone their divinely endowed skills.

To learn more, go to Follow Honda Philippines, Inc. on Facebook (, Instagram (, YouTube (HondaPhilippines_Motorcycle), and Tiktok ( to stay up to date on the company’s newest offerings. You can also reach them by calling (02)-8581-6700 to 6799 and 0917-884-6632.


The New CLICK160: Performance and Style for a Valentine’s Day Impression that Sticks

Find out how The New CLICK160 is the perfection on the road.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, it becomes increasingly important to make an impression and create moments to remember. But it’s comforting to know that The New Click160 might be the experience that turns your dating life into an idealized one.

The New CLICK160 is the perfect bike for you to make a good impression, according to Honda Philippines, Inc. (HPI), the top motorcycle manufacturer in the nation. If you’re the kind of rider who wants to surprise your special someone on this Valentine’s Day, this bike is ideal!

Eye-catching good looks.

The New CLICK160 is strikingly angular front cowl, front fender, and side fairings all demonstrate its futuristic appearance. Together with the newly designed all-LED headlights and taillights, these elements give the bike a head-turning appearance and enhance nighttime visibility, ensuring your date’s safety as you celebrate this day for lovers.

And because style matters to you, it comes in three color variants, namely, Matte Pearl Crater White, Matte Solar Red Metallic, and Matte Gunpowder Black Metallic mean style and class wherever you go. These colors give the motorcycle a sleek look make you and your date the couple to admire wherever you go.

Performance that’s guaranteed to impresses.

The New CLICK160 also promises to give you performance that’s as impressive as its looks. It is powered by a 4-Stroke, 4-Valve, SOHC, Liquid Cooled, eSP+ engine that delivers 11.3kW of max power @ 8,500rpm, and 13.8Nm of max torque @ 7,500rpm for more power to get to those romantic hilltops or secret hideaways for some quiet romantic time.

It also features a 5.5-Liter fuel tank and 46.7 Km/L fuel consumption based on World Motorcycle Test Cycle (WMTC) means better fuel consumption and savings. Of course, performance is nothing without control and here, The New CLICK160 will deliver. This bike is equipped with Honda’s Combi Brake System (CBS) as well as wider tires and newly designed cast wheels. This gives you maximum control to match the bike’s performance, ensuring you get to your date destination safely.

What’s more, the bike’s built-in USB charger ensures your smartphone is always topped up with power, so you never lose the chance to take those romantic selfies that commemorate Valentines Day. The New CLICK160 also has a larger luggage box enabling you to carry supplies in case you and your loved one prefer to just spend the day on a picnic at some romantic beach or mountain resort.

Secure and convenient features for your daily adventures.

Style and performance aren’t the only aspects that give The New CLICK160 the ability to make a lasting impression. The bike comes loaded with specialized features that make all your daily adventures just a little bit more convenient and secure like the Smart Key System with Anti-Theft Alarm and Answer Back System. This allows you to just park it and feel secure even as you enjoy your date while the Idling Stop System helps prevent wasteful fuel consumption, so you have extra cash for flowers!

As Valentine’s Day approaches, the quest to create memorable moments and a lasting impression becomes paramount. However, it’s good to know that The New CLICK160 can be the ride that makes your date just pure perfection.

On this Valentine’s Day, you may purchase the New CLICK160 from any Honda dealer nationwide for the suggested retail price of Php 122,900.00.

To learn more, go to Follow Honda Philippines, Inc. on Facebook (, Instagram (, YouTube (HondaPhilippines_Motorcycle), and Tiktok ( to stay up to date on the company’s newest offerings. You can also reach them by calling (02)-8581-6700 to 6799 and 0917-884-6632.


Discover Your Ideal Partner with Toyota’s Valentine Promotion

The Valentine promotion from Toyota Motor Philippines is in the air this love month, with lots of great deals and offers. This month, all Toyota dealerships around the country are offering low monthly plans, free periodic maintenance, trade-in benefits, and more. Take advantage of the offers for an extra day this leap year, through February 29, 2024.

Discounts Perfect for You

With incentives of up to PHP 146,000 for the Innova XE A/T, PHP 108,700 for the Vios XLE CVT, PHP 102,000 for the Hilux 4×4 Conquest A/T, and PHP 80,000 for the Corolla Cross GR-S HEV, the month of love is about to get even more romantic.

Toyota’s Pay Low offer allows you to purchase Vios 1.3 XE CVT, Camry V HEV, Innova XE Dsl A/T, Fortuner 4×2 G M/T, and Hilux 4×2 E M/T for as little as 15% cash out down payment, free first year insurance, and free 3-year LTO registration.

Concurrently, you may acquire affordable monthly plans for the Vios 1.3 Base MT, Camry V HEV, Innova 2.8 XE Dsl A/T, Fortuner 4×2 G M/T, and Hilux 4×2 E M/T with the Pay Light package.

Romantic trips ahead

Ensure that your date trips are all kilig and worry-free with regular checkup and maintenance of your vehicle. Toyota is offering free 5 Periodic Maintenance Service (PMS) or up to the 20,000KM checkup when you purchase brand-new Corolla Cross, Raize, Veloz, Rush, 2023 Fortuner and in select variants of Vios, Avanza, Innova, 2024 Fortuner and Hilux.

Aside from these models, Lite Ace is also participating in this month’s promo with the fixed PMS package. For as low as PHP 1,999 per PMS, customers can enjoy free PMS until the 40,000KM checkup.

Fall in love with these sweet deals

More romantic deals are up for you this February with Toyota’s trade-in rebates, warranty deals and free insurance.

Get up to PHP 25,000 rebate when you trade-in your Vios, Innova, Fortuner or Hilux for a new Vios, Innova, Zenix or All-New Wigo. HEV owners wishing to switch to Rush, Veloz, Raize, Fortuner, Avanza or Hilux can get PHP 20,000 rebate.

Any love month purchase of brand new Wigo, Avanza, Veloz and select models of Vios, Corolla Altis, Innova, Hilux, Avanza, Rush and Fortuner are entitled to free 1-year comprehensive insurance, provided by Toyota Insure. This comprehensive insurance covers 24/7 Personal Accident Insurance, Passenger Auto Personal Accident Insurance, 3-year CPTL, Own Damage, Loss/Theft, Excess Bodily Injury (EBI), Property Damage (PD), Acts of Nature (AON), and Emergency Roadside Assistance.

Five year warranty is also available for any purchase of brand-new Toyota Vios G, E and XLE.

Toyota has the ideal fit for you. To find the best offer for you, visit the Toyota dealership in your area or visit

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