This July saw two Filipino BMW executives moving up the corporate ladder at the regional level. Earlier this month, Peter Medalla, or “Sunny” to his friends, was promoted to be the first Filipino executive to head the regional office of Mini in Asia. Medalla met up with some Philippine motoring journalists today who were covering [...]
Who is to blame for the traffic gridlock on C5-Katipunan? The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) figures that the choked traffic on the major road in Quezon Cit is the “ill-fated outcome” of a recent Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) order on trucks. The ruling is reportedly the cause of severe traffic jams [...]
Motorists traveling to Parañaque City should brace themselves for heavy traffic as the 45-day repair and rehabilitation of the Sucat Interchange Bridge starts this weekend. The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) on Tuesday said it would be closing the eastbound lane of the bridge starting Saturday until Sept. 15. In a letter to [...]
The gun-wielding motorist in the infamous EDSA ‘road rage’ video was supposedly identified yesterday. Yet a lawyer claims that the police and the complaining taxi driver identified the wrong man. Shortly after the police filed a case against Karlvin Earnest Ang—identified by taxi driver Glen Remetio as the Mercedes Benz driver who pointed a gun [...]
After the murder case of Ferdinand “Enzo” Pastor was mentioned by President Benigno Aquino III in his State of the Nation Address (Sona) on Monday, police have become extra careful in divulging leads on the case. The President assured that justice for Pastor is already underway, noting that authorities are “currently following a strong lead” in the [...]
An armored personnel carrier triggered alarm among motorists as it traveled along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue Wednesday morning. Amid reports of a plot to overthrow President Benigno Aquino III, the sight was enough to cause consternation, especially among those who remembered coup attempts in the previous administration of Corazon Aquino. But the military was quick [...]
The Quezon City police has invited two men being linked to the ‘road rage’ incident on EDSA caught on video to come down to Quezon City Police District’s Station 4 to clear their names. The video showed the altercation between a taxi driver and the driver of a Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV. At one point, the [...]
Want to hear what the new Dodge Hellcat engine sounds like? You can now download it as a mobile ringtone. Dodge recently introduced the first factory supercharged Hemi engine, dubbed Hellcat. The 707 hp 6.2-liter engine is the most powerful V8 in Chrysler history. It powers the new Challenger SRT. Enthusiasts can also [...]
It’s been two days since President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III delivered his fifth State of the Nation Address (Sona). So, while political and socioeconomic pundits (and yes, even the fashion police) attempt to thresh out the blow-by-blow minutes of the address and the sideshows flavoring it, Inquirer Motoring lets out its own Soma, or state of motoring affairs.
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 Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen, Audi, Bentley and Lamborghini) aims to become the world’s largest automaker and is targeting global sales of 10 million vehicles a year by 2018. Of these 10 million, 800,000 will bear the Volkswagen badge, according to a report in The International New York Times.
The third-generation Nissan X-Trail that selected Asia-Pacific motoring journalists test drove in Kyushu, Japan, last month not only looks very different from the outgoing model, it also has a raft of new, advanced technological features that Nissan Motor Co. claims are the first in the world.
Could it be just a one-time thing, this record-setting growth spurt?
The Hungaroring has been on the F1 calendar since 1996. The 4.38-km circuit is christened “the dustbowl” by fans, due to its amphitheater configuration and because it gets used only once a year. It has the reputation of being the slowest permanent racetrack on the F1 calendar. Qualifying saw Nico Rosberg stand on P1, [...]
Actor Chris Pratt – star of the soon-to-be-released movie “Guardians of the Galaxy” – will serve as honorary pace car driver in a 2014 red and silver Chevrolet SS pace car for John Wayne Walding 400 on Sunday, July 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. “It’s a dream come true to drive the pace car [...]