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Suzuki Philippines reveals pricing for 2019 Jimny

The wait is finally over

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Announced globally mid last year, Suzuki has unveiled its pricing for the 2019 Jimny in the Philippines. There will be four variants available with a host of colors for your preference.

The fourth generation Jimny brings back the toughness that can take on the harsh beatings of the off-road while maintaining its stylish facade when it treads the city roads.

There are the circle headlamps in front flanking its trademark grille with Suzuki’s emblem in the middle. The company also promises better visibility for the driver through its flat, clamshell bonnet. There are drip rails for the roof edges, side sill covers, and wheel arch extensions that altogether make the vehicle look like it’s always ready to go on an adventure.

The 2019 Jimny is far from simply looking good. It’s got improvements that make it stand above its previous siblings like a new 1.5-liter engine from 1.3 liters in the past. And since it’s made for roads less traveled, it should have enough torque at low revolutions to successfully take you across dirt roads.

Additionally, it also boasts an ALLGRIP PRO technology which is basically Suzuki’s 4WD system made to handle high off-road usage. This goes with either a five-speed manual transmission or four-speed automatic tranny. In terms of safety, the new Jimny is packed with tech including the Suzuki Safety Support, Dual Sensor Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning, and more.

The four new Jimny variants start with the GL monotone model and climb up to the GLX two-tone option with the following prices:

  • 1.5 GL MT (monotone) – PhP 975,000
  • 1.5 GL AT (monotone) – PhP 1,035,000
  • 1.5 GLX AT (monotone) – PhP 1,085,000
  • 1.5 GLX MT (two-tone) – PhP 1,095,000

Color choices for monotone options include Solid Jungle Green, Pearl Bluish Black, Metallic Silky Silver, Solid Medium Gray, and Superior White. If you want a little more variation in colors, you can opt to go for two-tone selections but you’ll need to add PhP 10,000. For that, you may choose between Metallic Brisk Blue, Metallic Chiffon Ivory, and Solid Kinetic Yellow.

Interested buyers may now reserve their units through any authorized Suzuki dealer in the country.

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General Motors unveils a flying Cadillac taxi concept

Personal taxis of the future may look like this

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CES 2021 continues to wow everyone with the launching of new products and the unveiling of concept products that could become a reality one day. One such concept product showed at CES is the flying Cadillac taxi concept by General Motors (GM).

The flying taxi concept is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle, eliminating the need for any runway. Based on the exhibit by GM, it is a single-seater with eight coaxial rotors on the side. The vehicle will also operate autonomously with an electric motor and a 90-kWh battery powering it. The motor also enables the flying taxi to speed up to 56 mph.

Further details about the Cadillac flying taxi are scarce beyond these basic specifications. GM says that this concept is part of its “multi-modal future”: the taxi will act as a personal ferry between two points. Upon arriving at these points, a person can take another electric vehicle to carry them to their destination.

The flying taxi is also a part of GM’s new Ultium platform, which is its in-house solution for EV fleets. As for real-world availability, GM hasn’t disclosed anything so the final product may look drastically different than this one. However, it still is a cool concept that could bode well in the future.

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Apple and Hyundai are partnering for an electric car in 2024

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For years, the enigmatic Apple Car has popped in and out of the limelight. Merely because of the volume of reports, the company is certainly working on a vehicle for the future. Finally, the rumored vehicle gets some much-needed confirmation. After several reports, Apple and Hyundai are partnering for an electric car in 2024.

Late last week, an ambiguous rumor reported as much. According to a South Korean outlet, both companies were reportedly in early talks for such a partnership. At the time, the electric car was supposedly entering production in 2027. However, both Apple and Hyundai denied the rumors, casting the report in doubt.

Today, however, a new report has updated last week’s seemingly debunked rumor, as reported by Reuters. This time, Korea IT News, a South Korean newspaper, confirmed the upcoming partnership of the two companies. Apple and Hyundai will reportedly ink the deal by March this year. And, instead of a 2027 deadline, the Apple Car will enter production by 2024.

Again, both companies have refused to comment on the potential partnership. Soon after, the newspaper removed the 2024 anticipated date. According to the same report, Apple and Hyundai will create and release a beta version of the vehicle next year.

Besides their iconic iPhones, Apple has dabbled in other industries over the past few years. For example, the company successfully released an Apple Card, its entry in the fintech industry.

SEE ALSO: Apple is developing its own search engine

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Nissan offers exclusive discounts, low downpayment on select models

Save up to PhP 430,000 on your next Nissan purchase!

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Getting your first car is tempting this holiday season. Nissan has just extended its Safer Drives and Deals promo until December 31, offering exclusive discounts and savings on select models.

You can avail of up to PhP 430,000 discount when you buy a brand-new Nissan Patrol, Nissan X-Trail, Nissan Terra, Nissan Sylphy, Nissan Urvan, and Nissan Almera. Through Nissan’s financing program, you can also benefit from monthly offers such as PhP 5,769 downpayment with 0% interest for up to 24 months, or free amortization for up to 6 months on select vehicles.

Select variants of Nissan Navara also come with cash savings of up to PhP 185,000. Also bundled on this exclusive offer is a free bedliner accessory. However, this exclusive offer is only available through Nissan’s financing program.

If you are paying through cash though, you can still take advantage of cash discounts for other Nissan models. You can save up to PhP 330,000 on select variants of Nissan Patrol, Terra, X-Trail, Sylphy, Navara, Urvan, and Almera.

Meanwhile, an all-in low downpayment option for as low as PhP 28,000 is available for Nissan Almera, Sylphy, X-Trail, Terra, Navara, and Urvan. Downpayment options are available through select partner banks of authorized Nissan dealers.

Tempted to get a Nissan car already? Visit Nissan Philippines’ website for more information on their latest promo.

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