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It was only three days ago when we published the full range and price list of the upcoming all-new Vios. And now, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) told us that they're giving a sneak-preview of their latest four-door subcompact this June 2013.
 
Yes, that's right. From June 5 to 23, 2013, you can catch a glimpse of the much-awaited all-new Toyota Vios in select Toyota dealerships in Manila in Luzon; a month before its official launch.
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At last, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has responded to the Global Airbag Recall fiasco that has also affected Nissan, Honda, and Mazda. They just announced that an estimated 3,500 units of the Toyota Corolla Altis sold locally might be affected by the global recall that's caused by a faulty passenger airbag.

Affected units are said to be assembled between May 11, 2001 and March 31, 2003 only, but they can't pinpoint exactly which ones were equipped with these faulty airbags. That means customers whose vehicles fall within the said production date should visit an authorized Toyota dealership nationwide to have it checked. And if found defective, Toyota will replace the part at no cost to the customer.
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Words by Christopher Kho
 
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Just yesterday, Honda Cars Philippines, Inc. (HCPI) issued a voluntary safety recall of some 9,743 units of 2001 - 2002 Civics and CR-Vs due to a faulty passenger side airbag. This was part of Honda's global campaign that involves more than 1.1 million vehicles world wide. Well, from the looks of it, they're not the only one with this problem because fellow Japanese giants Toyota, Nissan, and Mazda are also dealing with the same problem too.
 
You see, these four have been souring their airbag inflators from Takata - the world's second largest supplier of airbags and seatbelts. But due to a manufacturing defect, the airbags Takata supplied may not inflate correctly and cause injury. So technically, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, or Honda are not at fault as some others would perceive.
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Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) is giving motorists a helping hand this Holy Week so everyone can have a worry-free road trip. Before you set out on your journey, have your Toyota checked by Toyota-certified technicians to make sure it's in tip top shape. Just visit any of the Toyota dealerships nationwide from February 25 to March 23 to get a FREE 20-point vehicle safety inspection.
 
Then, TMP will head out onto the open road for the Toyota Motorist Assistance this coming Holy Week. From Maundy Thursday (March 28) to Easter Sunday (March 31), service teams will be deployed at eight major destinations across Luzon to provide FREE roadside assistance and repairs to ALL vehicles with emergency concerns. That's right. Help is open to ALL vehicles regardless of make and model. This service tradition has been going on for the past 22 years, and this year, they'll be extending out a helping hand in these areas:
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*UPDATE*
TMP added to their original statement that the 3.5Q variant of the Camry is not affected by the recall. Also, if you have been experiencing any of the symptoms described, Toyota is now advising affected vehicle owners to contact their nearest Toyota dealer to schedule an appointment.
 
For more information, please contact the TOYOTA CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE CENTER (CAC) at (02) 819-2912 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
 
Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) has issued a voluntary recall of 22,000 units sold between 2006 and 2010 over a faulty Power Window Master Switch last Wednesday, October 10, 2012. This is part of a global campaign that affects 7.43 million vehicles worldwide to fix power window switches that may get stuck, produce smoke, and potentially cause a fire. Affecting more than a dozen models globally, the local recall covers the Camry, Corolla, RAV4, Vios, and Yaris. There has, however, been no reports of major injuries from the problem.
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For the past two decades, the Toyota Classics have allured Asia's love for music. And on its 15th visit to the Philippines, Toyota returns with an exclusive cultural experience for classical music partisans in a special one-night performance. 
 
Playing live on November 13, 2012 at the Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the 15th Toyota Classics invites you to see and hear the remarkable performance of one of the most respected ensembles in Europe, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra (VCO).
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Wednesday, 12 September 2012 07:18

Next Attraction: Toyota's all-new 2013 RAV4

Words by Rico Soriano
 
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2012 is a big year for Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP). Apart from setting an all-time sales record in the Philippines last July, they also launched all-new models and revised versions of their existing product portfolio, starting from the smart Prius C, to the familiar Fortuner-Hilux-Innova IMV models, and the all-new Camry. These further cement Toyota on the top of almost any car buyers’ wish-list. 
 
However, if there’s a market segment where Toyota seems to languish, it’s the compact SUV segment where the aging and pricey RAV4 is surpassed by new players in the market with the likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-5, and Subaru XV.  
 
In other markets, the Recreational Active Vehicle with 4WD - more commonly known as the RAV4 - received a Camry-esque facelift as a final refresh, but that model didn’t officially make it to our shores. With the current RAV4 now due for a complete makeover, rumors have spread that an all-new model, based on the Camry's platform, will start production by the third quarter of this year.
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Words and photos by Jose Carlo R. Sapera
 
classichunt_mainTo celebrate their 500,000th production unit in the country since 1989, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) launched the search for the earliest locally-manufactured Toyota vehicle back in March 2012 called the “Classic Toyota Hunt.” 
 
The mechanics were simple. Simply present your oldest locally-produced Toyota in your nearest Toyota Dealership and stand to win a brand new Innova. Of course, vehicles must be in running condition to qualify, and its engine, body, and chassis must be original, not modified and tampered with. And after the searching the entire nation, Mr. Anthony G. Chengliong and his 1989 Toyota Crown Deluxe emerged as the winner.
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