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 […]
Last year, Kia had Morpheus, aka Laurence Fishburne, singing opera in an Optima. This year, for their Super Bowl ad, Kia has assigned ex-007 Pierce Brosnan. Brosnan, known worldwide for his sophisticated movie hero roles–they mean James Bond–again makes the “Perfect Getaway” in Kia Motors America’s (KMA) 60-second spot for the all-new 2016 Kia Sorento […]
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 […]
Here’s news from Honda: A completely reengineered and redesigned Honda Pilot SUV will make its world debut at the 2015 Chicago Auto Show on February 12. The all-new, eight-passenger Pilot SUV – completely designed, developed and manufactured in America — will raise the stakes in the mainstream three-row SUV segment with new technology, advanced safety, […]
MANILA, Philippines–A bus on the northbound lane of Edsa caught fire on Wednesday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said in an advisory. The MMDA said a Manrose bus caught fire at 4:45 p.m. while traversing Edsa near Ayala Avenue. No one was hurt in the fire that was put out at 5:24 p.m. Motorists were […]
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, […]