Hyundai Motor has unveiled first images of the New Generation i20, ahead of its world debut at the 2014 Paris Motor Show. With the launch of its latest model, Hyundai Motor is continuing its successful presence in Europe’s B-segment, highlighted by almost one million sales since 2002. The popularity of the original i20 has made [...]
As incidents of motorycle thefts rise, one particular type of motorcyle is safe—so far—from the scheming eyes of bike thieves: the expensive big bike. Big bikes are motorcycles with engine displacements of 400 cc and above. An ordinary motorcycle usually has a displacement of 100 cc. Despite being more expensive, big bikes are often [...]
The leader of the country’s number one car theft group has been arrested by police. The “car theft king” was arrested along with four cohorts in a three-day operation that capped a yearlong effort by the Quezon City police to neutralize the carnap gang. Quezon City Police District director Chief Supt. Richard Albano, in [...]
IT’S still going to be a street race but in another venue. Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. president Michinobu Sugata yesterday confirmed that the Vios Cup will become a street race but will be held at McKinley West in Bonifacio Global City and not at the Solaire grounds as previously reported by the Philippine Daily Inquirer. [...]
The United States’ Department of Energy says that up to 15 percent of fuel consumed by a car is used to overcome the resistance created by its tires as they roll down the road. For trucks and buses that carry heavier loads, this figure could be as high as 30 percent.
Small car fans, rejoice. Honda has taken the wraps off an A-segment vehicle that can perform well in the city and on the highway, with that proper Honda driving feel. With the City and Jazz moving up in size and price, the time is right for Honda to bring in a new hatchback and sedan to serve as its entry-level cars.
Premiere sport and lifestyle brand Oakley partners with Ferrari, the epitome of sports car luxury, to launch the special edition Scuderia Ferrari Polarized Carbon Blade Sunglasses. The special edition eyewear salutes the passion and perfection of Scuderia Ferrari, the Prancing Horse’s official racing team. Each frame in this premium sunglass collection carries highlights in the [...]
Starring in its first big screen role, the new Peugeot 308 appears alongside leading actors Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman in ‘Lucy’, Luc Besson’s latest film, which is currently showing in the Philippines. The film tells the story of a young student who, as a result of circumstances beyond her control, finds her mental capabilities [...]
Chevrolet Philippines has launched a new variant of its midsize 7-seater diesel SUV. The Trailblazer 2.8L LTX 4×2 debuts with more features including 18-inch alloy wheels, premium leather seats, rear back-up camera with rear sensors. The LTX is powered by the second-generation Duramax turbodiesel, good for 200hp and 500 Nm of torque. Power is channeled [...]
Whenever the Nissan Sentra is mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is a taxicab or a dowdy entry-level compact sedan. All that is changing now that the Sylphy, the Sentra’s presumed successor in the keenly competed C segment, has been launched on the market by Nissan Philippines Inc. (NPI)
While my generation grew up on Toyotas, Mitsubishis, Nissans, Hondas and later, Hyundai, Fords and Kias, on the other side of the world, Volkswagen has ruled for almost half a century now.
Choosing small no longer means having to tolerate a dismal drive. Ford was not content to plant just any wheezy engine and lazy four-speed in the Fiesta hatchback. It’s instead equipped with Ford’s most advanced technology, lending new meaning to a premium feel within a tiny footprint. Here’s how it stands out from the hatchback crowd:
The start of August has been a busy month for MINI in the country and in the Asean region.
With the launch of the new A3 Sedan in the Philippines last July 25, Audi is entering the world’s largest market segment, the class of compact sedans.
Coming from last week’s column about the Porsche Sport Driving School, I mentioned that I got a brief ride in Porsche’s latest hypercar, the 918 Spyder.