Nissan LEAF officially introduced to the Philippines

100% electric, 0 emission



Nissan LEAF

Continuing to innovate when it comes to electric cars, Nissan has officially introduced the game-changing Nissan LEAF in the Philippines.

No less than Nissan Philippines president Juan Manuel Hoyos graced the car’s launch. It happened at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City, during the 10th Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit last October 20.

The car was first introduced to the Japanese market in 2018. Nissan is hoping its success will be replicated here in the Philippines.

Here’s what we need to know about the pure electric vehicle.

Design, safety features

The Nissan LEAF carries the new Nissan badge with a redesigned bigger grill, blacked-out headlamps and a new 16-inch alloy wheel design. On the rear, it also has a redesigned spoiler and under diffuser.

In front is a D-shaped steering wheel for a sportier look, as well as a floating touch screen display compatible with Apple and Android. There’s also an Advanced Drive Assist Display in front of the driver’s seat with customizable digital information to guide drivers throughout a ride.

In terms of safety, the car carries the features of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, including:

  • e-Pedal, an innovative one-pedal action for both driving and braking
  • Intelligent Forward Collision Warning with Intelligent Emergency Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning with Intelligent Lane Intervention
  • Intelligent Around View Monitor with Moving Object Detection


The Nissan LEAF also features the revolutionary Vehicle-to-Home (V2H) technology, which can turn the car into an alternative source of energy when the necessity arises – like a power bank of gigantic proportions.

For example, in Japan, the car was used as a power source when communities had power outages due to typhoons or other natural disasters – something the Philippines experiences a lot every year.

The car is said to go more than 300 kilometers in one full charge. To recharge, simply plug it into a standard 220V power source. A wall-box charger is sold separately for a faster charging time of about 7.5 hours.

Pricing and availability

The Magnetic Red and Pearl White variants of the Nissan LEAF were showcased at the car manufacturer’s booth.

The car will be available in two other colors – Gun Metallic and Vivid Blue – It will retail for PhP 2,798,000.

Customers can avail of the new vehicle in the following dealerships: Nissan Mantrade, Nissan Global City, Nissan Manila Bay, Nissan Otis, Nissan Bacoor, Nissan Palawan, Nissan Abad Santos, Nissan Cebu Northl, Nissan Matina,  andNissan Tagum.


Honda launches CONNECT app: Safety and security at one’s fingertips

Enhancing the ownership experience




Honda Cars Philippines has officially launched Honda CONNECT. It’s an app that automates customer service and offers Honda car owners a full package of safety, security, and convenience.

The app is available as a free three-year subscription for owners of the all-new Honda CR-V. Owners will get a telematics-based (TCU) version of Honda CONNECT that connects the phone of the owner with their car.

Some features include Automatic Collision Detection, Security Alarm, Remote Diagnostic Support, Speed Alert, Geofencing, Vehicle Dashboard Information, and Remote Vehicle Control.

The new service also supports Find My Car to make it easier for drivers to locate their parked vehicle.

For owners of other Honda models, the app is also available as a non-TCU platform, allowing owners to make emergency calls for 24/7 roadside assistance and browse location search for places of interest such as gas stations, ATMs, convenience stores, and more.

The Honda CONNECT app is downloadable from the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei App Gallery.

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Everyday hero: HATASU HERO ebike now official

Multi-ride, easy go




HATASU ebike has launched the HATASU HERO, the company’s latest three-wheeler model and sixth product offering overall.

The latest addition to the company’s growing lineup of e-bikes is a multi-use, easy-go e-bike that can cater to daily riding needs such as household use, service, business, and more.

All-in-one hero

Designed to help users save their respective days, the HATASU HERO has a 250-kilogram capacity to support up to three adults or have someone fetch a bunch of kids from nearby schools.

It has top speeds of up to 20 to 25 kph and can cover 60 to 70 kilometers in one full charge.

Stylish design

The HATASU HERO comes in virtually an all-black design, sporting a splash guard in front, along with eagle-eye headlights that resemble a superhero mask.

The three-wheeler comes with a patented leather roof and back cover similar to a superhero cape, so users won’t have to worry about purchasing attachable roofs as add-ons

The e-bike also has an under seat and back compartment for riders to be able to load more goods such as groceries.

Inside is a high-powered 650W differential motor and an upgraded controller for better acceleration.

Accompanying the setup outside are dual and reverse horns and a motorcycle suspension fork, as well as a stainless front fender and large front wheel.

Price, availability

The HATASU HERO is priced at PhP 64,990 and is available in HATASU ebike dealers and online via Lazada.

Customers who purchase from November 15 will also receive a limited gift box worth PhP 1,790 and five raffle entries to HATASU’s Holiwheels Raffle Promo.

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Honda Holiday Deals: Choose your own promo package

For the BR-V, Brio, City, and Civic



Honda Cars Philippines is offering customers several promo packages on participating models as part of its Honda’s Holiday Deals promotion.

Customers interested in availing of the All-New BR-V, New Brio, New City, and New Civic may choose their preferred promo – each coming with freebies or discounts:

  • Package 1: Additional PhP 5,000 discount
  • Package 2: Promo discount plus one year PMS
  • Package 3: Promo discount plus PhP 7,000 accessory voucher

Downpayments for the BR-V, City, and Civic start at PhP 55,000.

Honda CR-V: Special insurance package

Meanwhile, customers may also be interested in getting a special insurance package offered for a purchase of any variant of the newly-launched All-New CR-V.

As part of the package, customers may enjoy benefits such as a waived PhP 2,000 deductible on first claim or an upgraded personal accident coverage, depending on the insurance partner (Standard Insurance, MAA, or AXA Philippines).

The latest iteration of Honda’s midsize SUV comes with e:HEV full hybrid system, Honda CONNECT, and Honda SENSING.

Flexible financing options

Honda is also offering low cash-out rates of just 15% to 20% downpayment and low monthly amortization bundles for up to 60-month payment terms.

There are several banks participating in this offer but customers will have to be approved first to push through with their car purchases.

Downpayments for the BR-V, City, and Brio start at just PhP 10,000 while all-in cash-outs for the City Hatchback, HR-V, Civic, and CR-V range from PhP 60,000 to PhP 142,000.

Honda Genuine Accessories package

Lastly, Honda car owners may enjoy up to a 90% discount on selected Honda Genuine Accessories, such as spoilers, trays, tailgate garnishes, covers, and more.

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