Environmentalists have been advocating ‘road sharing’ as means to alleviate pollution and accidents. This entails giving up a large portion of the road to pedestrians and bicycles. But as an experimental road-sharing project in Cebu City showed, it can also lead to traffic congestion. Hundreds of people were caught in heavy traffic congestion during the […]
While much of the consumer world was preoccupied with the launch of the latest smartphone from Cupertino, Porsche was pursuing the debut of its own “Porsche Plus” vehicle, the Cayenne. The full-size SUV is to Porsche what the iPhone is to Apple: a new product category related to its existing line, and one that rapidly began to provide a big chunk of its sales and profits. To keep the Cayenne at the top of its game, Porsche has introduced a multitude of upgrades, both to its hardware and software.
He just keeps getting better. Alex Neblasca was true to his promise of training harder to enhance his chance of achieving the ultimate goal when he topped the final leg of the 2014 Subaru Palm Challenge Philippine Face-Off held at Bonifacio High Street in Bonifacio Global City last Saturday.
It’s been nine years since we first welcomed the Alterra, Isuzu’s venerable SUV loved for the ample passenger room (and a huge cargo area that is 5 meters long) and its class-leading entertainment system package, as well as fuel efficiency (posted over 19 kilometers-per-liter efficiency during one test drive organized by the Department of Energy).
Henry Ford’s Model T socialized cars for the American motoring masses a century ago. Today, the company that Henry built, and has expanded to the Philippines, has for the past two years been producing “future-proof” vehicles—cars, SUVs, and trucks built for the global market. They could even be called “Model G” (the G standing for […]
A men’s magazine model is in hot water after bragging on social media that she avoided getting reprimanded for a traffic violation with the help of a high-ranking policeman’s signed business card. A screenshot of model Alyzza Agustin’s Facebook post showing off the business card of Philippine National Police Directorate for Plans chief Police Director […]
Luxury entrepreneur Stephen Hung has purchased the largest Rolls-Royce Phantom fleet in the world, placing an order for 30 Bespoke Extended Wheelbase Phantoms for his Louis XIII hotel in Macau. This transaction represents the world’s single largest order of Rolls-Royces ever. Two of the fleet will be the most expensive Rolls-Royce Phantoms ever commissioned. The […]
Volkswagen Philippines, aka Automobile Central Enterprise, Inc. (ACEI), previewed the long-awaited Golf GTI at the Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS). Alas, pricing and availability will be announced in 2015. The highlight of the Volkswagen press conference was Mr. Simon Loasby’s presentation. Holder of a Masters Degree in Design from the Royal College of Art in […]
Toyota will unveil its new C-HR Concept at the Paris motor show, a vision for a hybrid-powered compact crossover that displays an emphatic new design language. The show car gives an early hint of a kind of vehicle Toyota would like to bring to market. The C-HR Concept introduces an expressive new design approach with […]
“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.
Days before the epic Singapore Grand Prix where Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton took the top step of the podium, Swiss luxury watch maker IWC Schaffhausen unveiled two special personal Ingenieur Chronographs as it also announced the continuing partnership with IWC and Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team. These two limited edition timepieces bear personalized […]
MANILA, Philippines–After the successful conclusion of the four-day 5th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS) last Sunday, the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines Inc. (Campi) is now setting its sights on working with the government—particularly the Department of Trade and Industry—for the completion of the Lemon Law’s implementing rules and regulation as well as […]
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 […]