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CAMPI showcases auto industry’s best at the PIMS 2016

IF THERE’S one industry that keeps on besting its own performance year after year without fail, regardless of economic climate, that would be the automotive industry.

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It’s SsangYong’s turn to prove its mettle

Over 20 years ago, three Korean automobile brands broke in to the Philippine market aiming for a sizeable chunk of it. As a cheaper alternative to Japanese cars, the two bigger brands managed to achieve considerable success, thanks in part to niches in the market that had to be filled. But quality issues caught up with that success, that their progress in general, stagnated.

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Race dreams are made of these

Chang International Circuit, Buriram, Thailand—The morning started out gloomy with fine drizzles hinting at a wet race in the afternoon. By the time the roaring engines of the race cars fired up from the pits with alarming loudness, the sun had basically nuked the grey clouds into nothingness.

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Ford’s new Focus: a feast for the senses

It’s been a long while since my last media road trip with Ford, but I can vividly remember how immersive it was in terms of the actual driving experience.

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A new mantra for the Hyundai Elantra

BACK when the handsome compact sedan under the Korean giant’s lineup had decidedly more show than go, so to speak, we were silently hoping that its somewhat uninspired driving feel and overall dynamics would eventually catch up with the way it looked. It was after all, one of the more head-turning compact sedans at the […]

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New Porsche 911 is relentless

Perhaps the most difficult of tasks is the one that involves surpassing standards that have been chiseled on such a high position. If its accomplishment were possible by ordinary or conventional means, then it wouldn’t measure up to be so—and to some, would prove to be a pointless exercise.

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Bug me anytime: 2016 VW Beetle shines as a modern icon

HOW can this car not have a special place in my heart, when it was my first car? I mean, sure it had skinny legs—er, tires. It took more than a while to warm up, liked taking it slow, and threw the occasional temper tantrum, but it made my early college years bearable and endearingly […]

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SsangYong returns with a Tour de Force

After a long absence from the Philippine automotive industry, Korean auto brand SsangYong has returned, and is looking like it spent the time really well to prepare for its major comeback.

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New Nissan Navara Sport Edition launched

What does the king of the hill do when he’s got nothing left to prove? For one thing, he can dress the part.

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Mazda fortifies Cebu presence with new satellite show room

Mazda Cebu president Albert C. Go, along with Berjaya Auto Philippines CEO Steven Tan, recently inaugurated its Satellite Mazda Showroom at the posh SM Seaside City in Cebu.

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Feb 21, 2018

Just about a year and a half ago, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) broke ground on something that clearly

Feb 21, 2018

The beauty of driving a wide variety of automobiles for a living is that it broadens your view of

Feb 14, 2018

It's Valentines! Love makes people do things that are crazy. Remember the Trojan war where Prince Paris fell in