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General Motors has announced that Mary Barra, 51, a career-long GM manager, as its new global CEO, the first time that a woman has taken that position. Barra started working for the company in 1980 as a General Motors Instutute co-op student at the Pontiac Motor Division. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in [...]
Volkswagen Philippines launched with not one but two slogans, though not necessarily compatible with each other. The first one, “the people’s car,” was understandable given the company name. But the vehicles’ styling, equipment level, and pricing did not exactly connote a plebeian mode of transportation.
Three Lamborghinis were destroyed after being involved in a heavy crash in Malaysia while driving from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. An Aventador and two Gallardos, with an estimated value of $1 million, were reportedly traveling as part of a group of supercars. A witness reports that the cars assembled at the Pan Pacific Hotel near [...]
General Motors has announced that it will no longer use the Chevrolet brand in Europe as a “mainstream presence” starting in 2016 in Western and Eastern Europe, citing a “challenging business model and difficult economic situation.” GM will instead use its Opel and Vauxhall brands in those markets. GM hopes that consolidating its brands will [...]
Philippine Daily Inquirer’s motoring section, which has motioncars.inquirer.net as its online counterpart, was awarded Best Motoring Section at the 2013 Henry Ford Awards. The annual award is organized by Ford Philippines as recognition for the best contributions to the motoring writing, photography and videography fields. The most anticipated award was judged on content, relevance, consistency, [...]
Ferrari Philippines has chosen to ‘quietly launch’ its latest supercar, the F12 Berlinetta today at its showroom in Bonifacio Global City. Out of respect for the victims of supertyphoon Yolanda / Haiyan, the launch will be private and low-key. The F12 is Ferrari’s current V12 flagship GT, the successor to the 599 Fiorano. Its direct-injection [...]
Gone too soon. Absolutely speechless. A heartbreaking time. Strength and light. These are how Paul Walker’s costars in the “The Fast and the Furious” series described the actor, after his death on Saturday afternoon in a horrific car crash in California. The 40-year-old Walker went for a ride with his friend and business partner Roger Rodas in a red Porsche Carrera GT, one of the world’s iconic supercars. Walker’s event intended to raise money for victims of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”). Particularly for an actor so closely identified with a series that glorified cars and fast driving, the death was a shock to car-loving groups worldwide. With the Philippine charity connection, and with “The Fast and the Furious 6” holding its Asian premiere in Manila with some of the stars in attendance, the death hit hard the Philippine car enthusiast community.
“Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker is, indirectly, the latest victim of supertyphoon Haiyan/Yolanda. According to reports from multiple sources including his official Twitter page, the actor was at Santa Clarita, California, for a car show to support relief effort for Philippine typhoon victims. He had been taking friends out for rides in his Porsche [...]
CATS Motors, Philippine distrubitor of Mercedes-Benz, has launched the all-new S-Class sedan, barely two months after Asian premier in China. Following the company’s slogan of “the best or nothing, the new S flagship model promises superior driver and passenger comfort. Its interior is the ultimate in electric gadgetry, with more than 100 motors and actuators [...]
Honda Cars has launched the 4th generation City at a world premiere event in India. The new car launches in India with a 1.5-liter i-DTEC diesel engine. The new car was developed at Honda’s Tochigi R&D center, with input from ASEAN and Indian markets where the car will be sold. The all-new City carries Honda’s [...]