If you could have any new Subaru you wanted, what would be your choice? That was the pleasant quandary facing Glenn Tan, the boss of Subaru’s distributor in most of Asia, Motor Image. Mr. Tan felt that his seven-seat Tribeca SUV, while still performing well, was getting long in the grille, and so he began […]
Subaru has launched the all-new Legacy premium sedan and Outback premium crossover for the Asian market. Subura intends to position the new cars higher in terms of features, comfort, and handling performance. The midsize Subarus feature the new Subaru family nose, with a hexagonal grille and chiseled ‘hawkeye’ headlamps. The Outback promises improved fuel […]
MANILA, Philippines – The Quezon City Police said they have identified the driver of a Maserati sports sedan who assaulted a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) traffic enforcer less than 24 hours after the incident took place on a busy Quezon City intersection. Through verification with the Land Transportation Office, QCPD district director Senior Superintendent […]
Motorists driving through Quezon City on Saturday afternoon and night should avoid the Quezon Memorial Circle area, or take note of detours. This is due to to yet another partial closure of a major road for a public event that could have been held without disrupting already choked-up traffic. The inner lanes of the Quezon […]
Nissan Philippines, led by its president Antonio “Toti” Zara, invited some members of the local media to a plant tour in Nissan Thailand’s Navarra pick up assembly plant last Thursday. Nissan spent US$100 million for the new plant and started production only last July for the next generation NP300 Navarra pick up truck. Beside the new assembly […]
The driver of a Maserati sports car reportedly mauled and dragged a traffic enforcer of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for taking a picture of him making an illegal turn in Quezon City on Thursday morning. In an interview with Radyo Inquirer 990 AM, enforcer Jorby Adriatico described the driver as in his 30s […]
This is how the future of motoring will go down: not as a gooey oil slick that will suffocate every living thing on this planet, but as clean, clear droplets of water from a tailpipe, contributing life to a vibrant ecosystem.
After extensive instrumented testing and voting, the Car Awards Group, Inc. (CAGI) has awarded its Car of the Year-Philippines to the Mini Cooper S hatchback, and the Truck of the Year-Philippines to the Ford Ranger Wildtrak. With over sixty entries for consideration for this year’s honors, the testing was conducted over four days, with the Filinvest Tent serving as the staging area. Both the […]
As promised, Subaru has launched its STI-enhanced Forester SUV. Our hopes are dashed though, as the new SUV does not get the fire-breathing 305-hp turbocharged engine of the WRX STI. Instead, the new SUV gets several suspension and cosmetic upgrades under the tS (tuned by STI) badge. Subaru says that the new SUV will […]
The Executive Sedan segment is a shrinking segment. While more and more people purchase SUVs for better mobility in adverse road and weather conditions, this segment—traditionally a bastion of the upper middle-class—is slowly losing its allure. The reason? Big, bad and thirsty V6 petrol engines.
BYD (Build Your Dreams) Co. Ltd. is reportedly building dreams of its own: to become China’s largest automaker by volume in 2015, up from its current fourth place, and the world’s biggest by 2025. Since 2015 is only a month or so away, BYD will have to reset its China-based target.
Last weekend, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) held its second installment of the 2015 Mitsubishi ASX media drive in Anvaya Cove, Subic Bay, to allow members of the motoring media to give their new ASX test cars a long cardiovascular stretch and to check out its new features.
Last week, CATS Motors, Inc. the distributor for Mercedes-Benz in the Philippines, invited some members of the media to a short out-of-town drive to the scenic Tagaytay Highlands Country Club to test its complete line-up of its new generation compact cars (NGCC’s). These range from the A-Class, B-Class, C-Class to its newly introduced CLA-Class and […]
One week ago, Ford Philippines perked up when Elena A. Ford, granddaughter of longtime Ford Motor Co. president Henry Ford II and great, great granddaughter of founder Henry Ford, jetted into Manila to grace two Ford dealership events: the reopening of Ford Tacloban and the inauguration of the awesome new Ford Alabang facility.
Volvo recently marked its 20th year in the Philippines under the distributorship of Scandinavian Motors Corp. (SMC). Volvo has been at the forefront of automotive safety and technology, and SMC had been quick to bring in the latest models from the Swedish brand.