IT SEEMS the auto industry is on its way to beating its 350,000 unit sales forecast this year. With 167,481 units already sold, over 36,000 more than what was posted during the same period last year, auto execs are more determined and inspired than ever.
MOVERS and shakers of the Philippine automotive industry were buoyed by the sales results achieved in the first half of 2016 that hit a grand total of 212,901 units, which is more than halfway to this year’s ultimate 350,000 sales target.
IT’S BEEN a busy first half of the year for the automotive industry, when most product launches and new model debuts are held, especially during the auto show season of April at the annual Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) held at the World Trade Center.
I STARTED with a story angle of “What would you wish for President DU30 to solve the road safety problem?” It’s the perennial angle that we usually employ to get insights from VIPs to get our readers’ attention or as a tried-and-tested way to get an ad-paying car executive in the papers.
WHEN I was conducting research for this supplement on the Philippine auto industry’s sales performance in the first semester of the year, some brands declined to reveal their sales data, whether total sales or the number of units sold per model.
THE PHILIPPINE automobile industry is racing toward its sales target of 350,000 units for 2016.
“Pare, saglit (Buddy, wait).” These were the last words heard from Mark Vincent Garalde, the biker encountered by Vhon Martin Tanto in a road altercation in Quiapo, Manila, on Monday night. Getting off from his red Hyundai Eon, Tanto replied by shooting Garalde twice in the face at close range, then pulling the trigger two […]
The neighbors of shooting suspect Vhon Martin Tanto had different impressions of the suspect who fled after he killed biker Mark Vincent Garalde in Quiapo, Manila, on Monday night. Chair Armand Aquino of Barangay 385, which oversees P. Casal Street and Fraternal Street, where Tanto lived with his family, described the 39-year-old Army reservist as […]
BAYOMBONG, Nueva Vizcaya—-The police on Thursday recovered the car used by Vhon Martin Tanto, the suspect in a road rage shooting murder in Quiapo, Manila, on Monday, and learned that Tanto was headed for Bataan. Tanto left the red Hyundai Eon at a relative’s house in Aritao town on Wednesday, said Chief Insp. Joberman Videz, […]
The Ford 1-liter EcoBoost engine has basically been on its own for quite a while.
Lie low, but set the bar high. That’s how Japanese automaker Suzuki projects itself. It has not wavered in this stance.
My motoring inclination has always been the low and fast: I love cars that are impossibly low, with fender gaps that barely allow you to squeeze your fingers in, and licorice-thin tires wrapped around impossibly huge alloy wheels, plus all the vents, louvers, ducts and scoops. Throw in a giant functional GT-wing and a snow-scraping splitter and you pretty much have my idea of a fantasy car.
CAR COMPANIES are traditionally cautious when rolling out new technology. Upstarts like Tesla Motors are leading the way in introducing production versions of tech such as electric propulsion and autonomous driving.
How do you stamp your authority in Formula One? If you are one Lewis Hamilton, lead. Lead from the opening lap and never look back. The Hungarian GP saw Lewis take the lead from pole sitter Nico Rosberg, from the very start of the race. Lewis got the better launch and went on […]
During his first State of the Nation address, President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned two concrete measures to improve the lot of Philippine motorists. He proposed that the motor vehicle plates be issued by the dealers, and not by the Land Transportation Office. He said, ” The issuance and distribution of motor vehicle plates at the point […]