TOYOTA Motor Philippines (TMP) is just beginning to rev up its engine. The company is preparing to sustain its strong performance over the next five years, as it targets to almost double its vehicle sales to about 200,000 units by 2020 and retain its market leadership in the local automotive sector. For 2015, however, TMP […]
Aside from the all-new Alphard MPV, Toyota Motor Philippines launched the new Prius C hybrid hatchback. The facelifted Prius C features a “fresher and younger” look courtesy of a new bumper and front fascia. The interior has also been revamped for a more youthful look. Safety has been improved with vehicle stability control and traction […]
Toyota Motor Philippines celebrated its 13th “Triple Crown”—number one in Philippine car sales, passenger cars, and in commercial vehicles—by launching more new models. The first is the Alphard premium MPV. The third-generation Alphard is all-new, beginning with the grille and front fascia, giving a “majestic and daring look.” Toyota promises better NVH (noise, vibration and […]
MANILA, Philippines – As the nation watched three Air Force planes land in Villamor Airbase with the remains of 42 of the 44 elite cops killed in an encounter in Maguindanao, President Benigno Aquino III was in Laguna, attending the inauguration of a manufacturing plant. Aquino on Thursday morning gave a speech at the Mitsubishi Motors […]
THE BASES Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) wants to fast-track the P600-million integration of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEx) and the Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) before the end of the year. The state-run firm is now coordinating with the Manila North Tollways Corp. to speed up the signing of the agreement ahead of the […]
BMW officially premiered the new, 60-second spot for the all-electric BMW i3 that will air during the first quarter of NBC’s broadcast of Super Bowl XLIX on Sunday, February 1, 2015. After a 4-year hiatus, BMW will be returning to the big game with “Newfangled Idea,” featuring Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel. The spot juxtaposes […]
PGA Cars and SMX recently held a signing ceremony at the SMX Convention Center where the much anticipated PGA Cars Motor Show will be held. Dubbed as “The World of Super Cars”, PGA Cars will display the best cars from its luxury car brand stable Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini and Bentley. The car show will exhibit […]
This 2015, score a slam dunk deal for Kia’s performance SUV, the Kia Sorento. The year’s winning deals start with Columbian Autocar Corporation (CAC). Tagged as Kia Fast Break Deals, this newest offering from CAC, exclusive distributor of Kia Motors in the Philippines, offers the Kia Sorento at Php 80,000 off its original price. […]
The Mini brand has achieved further success at the Dakar Rally. After covering more than 9,000 kilometers spanning Argentina, Chile and Bolivia, Mini won the world’s toughest rally for the fourth time in a row. Nasser Al-Attiyah/Mathieu Baumel (QT/FR) crossed the finishing line in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires (AR) as the overall winners, having […]
I remember the very first time I rode a proper MPV. It was a Renault Espace, which I rode during a holiday to France in 2001. I had read about it in car magazines, but to actually ride one was something new for a kid fresh out of college. Fast forward a few years, […]
When will Hyundai stop surprising us? In 2009 at the Los Angeles Auto Show, Hyundai Motor startled the world by unveiling the sixth generation Sonata with a spectacular Fluidic Sculpture styling that set it far apart from its more prosaic competitors.
VOLVO HAS an ambitious goal: to ensure that, by 2020, no one would be killed or seriously injured in a Volvo car.
Pope Francis’ visit to the Philippines was one of firsts and superlatives: the most attendees for a papal Mass, the first papal Mass to be held during a storm, and not one, but four popemobiles.
MANILA, Philippines–Crowds lined up for miles along emptied Manila roads to catch even the slightest glimpse of Pope Francis on his second day in the country Friday. Though missing their signature traffic jams, the roads designated for the Pope’s motorcade were instead packed with surging greeters eager to see the Pontiff, with some even braving […]
MANILA, Philippines—In one of his moments as the so-called “Pope of Surprises,” Pope Francis declined the bulletproof car that the government had prepared for him and instead took a compact Volkswagen Touran that allowed him to wave back at cheering crowds on the road on the second day of his visit. Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, […]