If you ordered an all-new Ford Mustang, your car is on its way. The first shipments of the highly anticipated Mustang are headed for Asia. For the first time in its 50-year history, Mustang will be available to customers around the world in more than 100 markets. The all-new Mustang – assembled in Flat Rock, […]
Retailer and banker Lucio Co has expressed keen interest in taking over the dealership of Ferrari, Maserati, Jaguar and Land Rover from affable car connoisseur Willy Soong. A buzzard from Co’s group confirmed that the Filipino-Chinese businessman—number 12 on Forbes list of Filipino billionaires with a net worth $1.7 billion —had indeed been intrigued at […]
TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp. stayed at the top in global vehicle sales in 2014, but is pessimistic about this year. The Japanese automaker sold 10.23 million vehicles, beating out Volkswagen and General Motors to take that auto industry crown for the third year straight. Toyota was less upbeat about the future, expecting to sell […]
MANILA, Philippines–Judging from the growing number of private vehicles sporting new seven-digit black and white license plates, it looks like the Land Transportation Office (LTO) is slowly licking its massive backlog. After several delays and thousands of irate new car owners adversely affected by government’s “no-plate, no-travel policy,” it’s a relief to see the plates […]
For someone whose romance with beautiful cars has been a never-ending road trip, giving up the wheel of his cherished luxury car business must be heartbreaking. Businessman Wellington “Willy” Soong is reportedly selling control of his exclusive dealership contract for Jaguar, Ferrari, Maserati and Land Rover Rover in the country. A buzzard told us that […]
MITSUBISHI Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) is confident it would sustain its strong growth momentum this year as it expects vehicle sales to grow by 24 percent to 62,000 units this year, from 50,085 units in 2014. This will enable MMPC to retain its 20 percent market share for 2015, when sales of the local automotive […]
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 […]
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ONE OF the quiet entries into the Philippine automotive market was Toyota’s FJ Cruiser, slipping without much fanfare in dealerships in the last months of 2013 as a 2014 model.
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, […]
TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines — Pope Francis has boarded another Popemobile prepared for his Philippine visit. This is a Kia utility vehicle converted for papal use. It was originally used during the World Youth Day in South Korea. Despite the gloomy weather, Pope Francis safely arrived at this storm-ravaged city at 8:47 a.m. on Saturday. Thousands of […]