The Mazda6 is the most technologically advanced car in its class, and one of the best-looking cars in any category. The midsize car is a showcase for the brand’s Kodo-Soul of Motion styling and Skyactiv fuel-efficiency technology. Mazda Philippines is now releasing an update of the 6, including a stunning new wagon. Styling The […]
THE CX-5 compact crossover, the first Mazda model to feature the Kodo Soul in Motion design language and SkyActiv technology, won the Japan Car of the Year title in 2012, the same year its global sales started. In 2013, the Philippine Car Awards Group Inc. (Cagi) named it the Best Compact 4×4 and 4×2 Crossover […]
SAN FRANCISCO, United States — The latest models of Google’s self-driving cars are now cruising the streets near the Internet company’s Silicon Valley headquarters as an ambitious project to transform the way people get around shifts into its next phase. This marks the first time that the pod-like, two-seat vehicles have been allowed on public […]
TO EASE heavy traffic congestion from between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on weekdays at the southbound Bicutan and Sucat at-grade sections, Skyway operator Skyway O&M Corp. (Somco) opened alternative exits along West Service Road under the elevated toll plazas at Dona Soledad and Dr. A. Santos. Signs leading to alternative exits are up. Meanwhile, […]
At the press preview of the all-new, fifth generation Nissan NV350 Urvan last Thursday, Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) president and managing director Antonio Zara projected its share in the commercial/passenger van market segment to increase from its present 35 percent. But Zara stopped short of predicting just how much higher the new Urvan’s market share […]
Still haven’t received your license plates? Disgruntled employees from the Land Transportation Office (LTO) may be behind it. In an interview last week, LTO spokesperson Jason Salvador expressed the agency’s suspicions that delays in the release of license plates weren’t due to any shortage in supplies, but due to “sabotage” from within the the LTO’s […]
The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) has just included 40 Philippine English terms and expressions in its June 2015 update, the largest single batch of terms from Tagalog and Filipino usage of English to be published on the lexicon. Danica Salazar, a Filipino lexicographer who works as Consultant Editor on the dictionary, cited the Philippine-sourced additions […]
PARIS — French taxi drivers smashed up livery cars, set tires ablaze and blocked traffic across the country on Thursday in a nationwide strike aimed at Uber after weeks of rising, sometimes violent tensions over the US ride-hailing company. Travelers going to and from the airport walked alongside highways with their bags or got caught […]
A 59-year-old jeepney terminal dispatcher was killed and three minors were wounded in a shooting incident in Taguig City early Thursday. City police chief, Senior Supt. Arthur Felix Asis, identified the fatality as Donato Regalado Fegueroa. Wounded were Angela Jenna Portuguez, 11; Azel Bolima, 9; and Ranz Pailma, 12. Asis said the three minors were […]
There are few cars that feel so right when you jump in. You feel confident gunning them until kingdom come, or when the road runs out, the speedometer explodes, or the cops put a damper on your shenanigans.
“You had me at air-conditioned bum.”
The French Embassy greeted this Inquirer Motoring author last Monday.
PARIS — France’s top security official says Uber is facing multiple investigations as its low-cost taxi service inflames tensions around the country. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve spoke Friday to RTL radio a day after striking taxi drivers threw travel plans across the country into chaos, attacking Uber livery cars and setting fire to tires on […]
THERE are certain forms of entertainment that require no explanation: a dinosaur theme park, the Incredible Hulk, and monster trucks. They inspire wonder and awe, stimulating the lizard part of our brain with their sheer scale. Monster trucks are the easiest to relate with because many of us have played with toy trucks as kids. […]
A colleague and certified Red Bull fan posed this question to me at an event recently: Was Formula One this boring when Sebastian was winning it all a few years ago? My reply was, no: the Vettel-Red Bull era was worse. The difference being is that since last year, there are two drivers with a […]