Toyota USA has determined what its customers want, and that, apparently, is a van. The U2 concept car is officially classified as an SUV, but with a big, box-like rear, similar to Toyota’s own Bb but in a bigger size, and to Honda’s Element. And there’s no sign that Bono and company will be endorsing […]
MANILA, Philippines–Mention overseas Filipino professionals and workers, and what comes top of mind would be doctors, physical therapists, nurses, accountants, IT professionals, engineers, architects, entertainers, technicians, teachers, military servicemen, seafarers, students, fast-food workers, domestic helpers and caregivers. The numbers, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority, would come up to an estimated 2.2 million OFs (overseas […]
The 20 cars that competed in last Saturday’s inaugural FIA Formula E Championship in Beijing, China, lacked the brutal, thundering wail of their Formula 1 cousins. While these cars have the potential to reach 200 kilometers per hour, they’re still no match to an F1 car that can hit speeds in excess of 300 kph.
The Cebu leg of the 2014 Subaru Palm Challenge Philippine Face-Off held at Ayala Center Cebu recently celebrated a new winner in call center agent Donn Michael Yap.
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) will showcase a grand display of its newest models and concept vehicles at the 5th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) from Sept. 18 to 21 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
BPI Family Savings Bank, the country’s biggest auto loan provider, is back again with its “Auto Madness Fever” this September. During this promo period, BPI Family is offering lower loan rates, a free one-year comprehensive insurance, and a wide range of participating car models.
Following a photo of the Batmobile leaked from the set of his upcoming movie, director Zack Synder posted an official photo of the Batmobile. Batman’s new chick magnet looks similar to the Tumbler from the Dark Knight movies, but with more guns. Because, as we know, Batman doesn’t use guns unless it’s a big cannon […]
The father of Dalia Guerrero Pastor, wife of slain car racing champion and motorsports proponent Ferdinand “Enzo” Pastor, said he believed that his daughter was innocent and that “she had nothing to gain” from his death. Dalia has been implicated in the murder plot and has been named as a suspect by the police and […]
Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada announced on Saturday that he is lifting the seven-month old ban on cargo trucks that has been blamed for congestion at the Port of Manila, double-digit losses for importers and exporters, food shortages, rising prices of basic goods, horrendous traffic in the metropolis and the threat, at one time, of […]
“Bring it on!” I channeled my inner “Tito Poch” last Sept. 4 as I braced myself for a fuel economy run organized by the same car manufacturer who gave the words “fuel economy” a “run” for their money. For doesn’t it feel like yesterday when the late Pinoy motorsport legend Tito Poch Ramirez dared the notorious Metro Manila traffic to “bring it on” and spoil his date with fuel economy destiny on board his Honda Jazz?
Ford’s hit new crossover, the Ecosport, should be a contradiction on wheels. It looks like an SUV and is as tall as an SUV, but it has a compact footprint. It has generous room inside but manages to be fuel-efficient. What makes it tick is not really a secret: The Ecosport is built on the platform of the Fiesta, a highly entertaining hatchback in its own right.
I’m a fan of multipurpose vehicles like Volkswagen’s Touran. You can load it up to the brim with people, cargo and bigger, bulkier objects, easy to get in and out of on a typical market day weekend and despite being roomy inside, has relatively compact exterior dimensions comparable to traditional three-box C-segment sedans.
North Trend Marketing Corporation (NTMC), the exclusive national distributor of Maxxis, Presa and CST tires and Visayas distributor of Mobil automotive and industrial lubricants will open its first-ever Maxxis Performance Center to customers in Western Visayas this September. Located at Avancenia St., South Fundidor, Molo, Iloilo City, Ilonggo motorists will now experience high-quality, hassle-free […]
Michael Schumacher is continuing his recovery. The seven-time Formula One champion has left a Swiss hospital and will continue his recovery at home, his manager said Tuesday. The former F1 champion suffered a serious head injury while skiing in France at the end of December. Schumacher was transferred to a hospital in Lausanne in June, after […]
Round 13 of the 2014 Formula One calendar sees the championship making its way to the Cathedral of Speed: Monza, Italy. Monza is known for a few things: notably, the old banked oval, recording the fastest racing speed F1, and the tifosi who will go all out and support Ferrari. Heaven help you if you […]