The Trax crossover slots in at less than P1 million, just like the Nissan Juke, also launched this week.The base Trax LS goes for P998,888 while the higher LT variant sells for P1,218,888. The Trax is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, good for 140hp, and 200Nm from just 1850rpm. The engine is paired […]
Following the successful launch of its Euro 4 gasoline products in June, market leader Petron Corporation announced its diesel products, Turbo Diesel and DieselMax, now meet global Euro 4 fuel standards. With this, Petron marks an industry first as the only oil company capable of locally producing a full range of premium fuels that meet […]
Chevrolet Philippines presents a more exciting and a more accessible Chevrolet Motorama staring this October 2015. With the theme, “Live your Dream, Drive a Chevy Now”, the Chevrolet Motorama 2015 in 50s Diners style will be held in several major mall venues and will also be accessible to more Chevrolet fans in various schedules until […]
Nissan Philippines celebrated its second anniversary by officially launching the Juke, a crossover that has become a hit in other sales areas, including Europe and Japan. The oddly-styled five-seat crossover features what Nissan calls ‘futuristic design front grille and bumper’, with huge round foglamps, and smaller main boomerang-shaped headlamp units mounted high on top of the […]
A METRO Manila lawmaker on Monday urged the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) to strictly enforce its order requiring owners and operators of public utility vehicles to have their own garage before receiving a franchise. Valenzuela Rep. Sherwin Gatchalian, a senior vice chair of the House committee on Metro Manila development, wondered why […]
AFTER being thwarted from its attempt to conduct a referendum to open new gates in Ayala Alabang Village, the village association (AAVA) has gone beyond verbal debate and started tearing down the wall at San Jose Street (adjacent to the Filinvest complex) during the weekend amid pending opposition from homeowners near the area. Prior to […]
BERLIN, Germany—The pollution cheating scandal that has engulfed auto giant Volkswagen touches one of the main nerve centers of the German economy, given the importance of the car sector both politically and economically. READ: Volkswagen admits 11 million cars have emissions cheating device Germany’s mighty automobile sector includes the world’s biggest and best-known names, from […]
BERLIN — Around 15 billion euros ($16.9 billion) was wiped off the market value of Volkswagen AG on Monday following revelations that the German carmaker rigged U.S. emissions tests for about 500,000 diesel cars. By midday trading in Frankfurt, Volkswagen’s share price was 19.3 percent lower at a three-year low of 130.20 euros. Its dramatic […]
TWO BROTHERS who claimed to be members of the politically influential Joson clan of Nueva Ecija province are facing criminal charges for allegedly mauling a man in a road rage incident inside Ayala Alabang Village, Muntinlupa City, Thursday night. Senior Supt. Alan Nobleza, officer in charge of the Muntinlupa police, said siblings Christian and Angelo […]
IN MY mind, and that of many average car enthusiasts, the ideal garage would be composed of the following: (1) a reliable, fuel-efficient and comfortable everyday car, (2) a tall-riding diesel-powered pickup or SUV for the commonly occurring flash floods and out-of-town drives, (3) an MPV (sort of) for the missus to take the kids to school, and finally (4) a real driver’s car that one can geek out on and embark on a long-term (even lifelong) relationship with.
LATE night in July somewhere on a remote coastal highway in Ilocos Sur, the AM radio stations are warning all motorists about possible floods and landslides as torrential monsoon rains drenched the northern Philippine regions.
In the large premium SUV segment, the Porsche Cayenne stands out as perhaps the most driver-focused SUV in the segment. With a tradition of building the finest sports and race cars, Porsche made sure that the Cayenne will feel just like a proper P-car: fast, responsive, alert but not feeling nervous, and with driving pleasure […]
BETTER LATE than never. This best describes the government’s massive mass transit projects, worth P940 billion, being planned or under implementation in Metro Manila as part of efforts to ease congestion beyond the term of President Aquino. Identified during last week’s Philippine Economic Briefing were nine new railway lines mainly in the metropolis: among them […]
PARIS—Two Uber France executives are facing the possibility of prison in a trial hinging on the ride-hailing service’s outlawed low-cost service. The trial Wednesday of Thibaud Simphal and Pierre-Dimitri Gore-Coty comes a week after France’s top constitutional authority upheld a 2014 law banning the low-cost UberPop service, which allowed any driver to act as a […]
Whenever the topic of globalization is brought up, we often hear key concepts and ideas such as “global village,” “free markets,” “tax-free,” “boundary-less flow of goods,” “services,” “ideas” and “information.” Sounds all fine and dandy in principle, but these concepts are never as simple as they seem.