Angas!” a boy shouted at this bright-green car with black racing stripes as it passed by him and his posse of playmates in a busy side street in Cubao, Quezon City.
Nissan’s lineup in the Philippines was once the mightiest, with category-leading cars like the Cefiro and Sentra. The brand introduced features such as ABS brakes, fuel injection and luxury trim for compact cars to the local market. With its expansive lineup of attractive vehicles, there’s no reason for the new Nissan Philippines Inc. not to be competing for the lead once again.
When Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) started manufacturing vehicles in August 1995, the first product it rolled off the assembly line was a pickup truck, the TF 190. It was succeeded by the Fuego two years later. By the time the D-Max was introduced in 2003, Isuzu was already an established brand known for its toughness, reliability and excellent resale value.
One of last years’ biggest stories was the launch of the Volkswagen brand in the Philippines. Volkwagen is the biggest European automotive company in the world holding 12 brands under its belt, including: Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche and Ducati. Brought in by the Ayala Automotive Holdings Corp., this partnership of two heavyweights is like the epitome of a perfect match in arranged marriage heaven.
Motor Image Pilipinas, the country’s distributor of Subaru vehicles, is all set to go for this year’s Manila International Auto Show (Mias) with renowned Guinness World Record holder and precision driver Russ Swift, who will fly in all the way from the United Kingdom and perform daily from April 3 to 6 at the World Trade Center. Swift is a regular celebrity performer for the annual auto show and will once again amaze Mias visitors with his trademark J-turns, donuts and lightning-quick parallel parking maneuvers.
Planning out of town getaways to beat the heat and enjoy the company of loved ones becomes easier as Honda’s two premium family vehicles promise to deliver nothing but unparalleled traveling experience.
Honda Cars Philippines Inc. (HCPI) gears you up before hitting the long roads by offering Rear Entertainment System and accessory package for its luxury minivan Odyssey and premium SUV Pilot until March 31, 2014.
Nissan is under new management in the Philippines. New company Nissan Philippines Inc. under president Kenji Naito, general affairs head SJ Huh and sales manager Lee Junia, will be responsible for the unified sales and marketing of the Japanese brand. Their initial offerings: a pair of all-new sedans: the Nissan Altima and Sylphy. Nissan Altima [...]
Nissan—its very name means Japan Industries. Nissan is strongly positioned in the global market, with a range of industry-leading technology, from electric vehicles like the Leaf to its motorsports presence through Infiniti and allied brand Renault in Formula One. Its cars are among the best in their respective fields, and it is about to get [...]
The capture of one of the country’s most wanted fugitives, Delfin Lee, was abetted by his love of luxury vehicles. Lee was a real-estate magnate and owner of GlobeAsiatique Realty Holdings Corp. He went into hiding after a Pampanga judge ordered him and four others arrested for syndicated estafa. Lee’s clients sued the developer for [...]
In last week’s issue, Inquirer Motoring “faced off” three MPVs (multipurpose vehicles) in terms of space and drive. On the day that the Inquirer Motoring team got to drive them all together, these were some of the more notable observations:
After a spectacular media launch in Cebu last Wednesday starring popular singers Martin Nievera and Regine Velasquez, Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) released the Wigo to motoring journalists for testing after their return to Metro Manila. I was one of the lucky few who got first dibs at Toyota’s entry in the fiercely competitive mini-compact segment.
Their unique selling proposition is that they’re multipurpose, and their buyers know how “multi” this can be—from cramming in as many as nine warm bodies to squeezing in the biggest of those appliances or balikbayan boxes. MPV may stand for multipurpose vehicle or multipassenger vehicle, but they might as well be called multipurpose versatility.
Being a die-hard Porsche 911 fanatic, a trip last year to the Frankfurt Motor Show, where Porsche unveiled the Type 901 prototype 50 years ago, a side trip to Stuttgart suburb Zuffenhausen was a must. The goal? To finally see the new Porsche Museum, a place I consider a spiritual home of sorts.
Following the success of the Mazda SkyActiv Experiment last year, Mazda Philippines conducted a second staging of the highly acclaimed fuel-economy run, this time for bloggers and car clubs.
This Volkswagen has the potential to do just that. Never before has a Jetta had this much sports appeal, this much fuel efficiency or this large a size.