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Wheels of business

Much of the news on the auto industry has focused on the consumer category, namely, passenger cars and light trucks such as pickups and SUVs. That’s with good reason, as consumer-grade vehicles continue to be in strong demand. Then there’s the other side of the wheel: the vans and trucks meant for serious hauling. These […]

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A brighter Mirage

Mitsubishi has given the Mirage a more high-grade look.

The Mirage will be the key model for Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corp. (MMPC) as it enters the Philippine government’s Comprehensive Automotive Resurgence Strategy (CARS) program. The stakes are substantial, with the company investing P4.3 billion to set up the production line for the Mirage. The investment includes a new stamping shop facility that required a […]

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Volkswagen PH launches Crafter 9-seat van

For those needing quite a bit more space than in a Golf or a Touareg, Volkswagen is launching a new large van called the Crafter. The Crafter is a nine-seat van available in two variants:   The Crafter 35M measures 5905mm long x 1933mm wide x 2415mm tall, with a 3665mm wheelbase. Price is P2.5 […]

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Five tips to keep your cool while driving

The best way to avoid road rage is to steer clear of its immediate causes. Don’t get trapped in situations where tempers flare and the car becomes a weapon. 1. Avoid traffic by leaving early and giving allowance to your travel time. Use apps like Waze to estimate your journey ahead of time, then give […]

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Deconstructing road rage

Of all the New Year’s resolutions you can make for 2017, one of the best ones is: I will not give in to road rage. Succumbing to road rage could lead to serious physical harm or even death. Road rage was in the spotlight several times last year, thanks to high-profile cases, such as the […]

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Top of the charts

The Philippine automotive industry continued its steady growth in 2016, with sales surging by more than 16 percent.

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Car Tech 2016

The automotive and technology worlds continued to converge in 2016, with new automobiles increasingly becoming rolling tech platforms. Here are some of the technology that we witnessed in 2016: Nissan’s triple technologies Nissan promised a trifecta of automotive technology that will enhance the car ownership and driving experience. Unlike other carmakers, Nissan is rolling out […]

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The most anticipated new models of the year

The BMW 5 Series (right) will have high-tech features like rear-wheel steering, adaptive cruise control and hands-free gesture control while Peugeot’s stylish new 3008 SUV promises to arouse the senses.

If you thought 2016 was hot, just wait for these new cars. 2017 is set to continue the blistering pace of new car introductions from the previous year.

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Nissan stokes passion at Nismo Festival

OYAMA, JAPAN-There’s nothing quite like the sight and sound of a fleet of Nissan Skylines and Fairlady Zs-that’s the GT-R and the 240Z to 370Z for us gaijin-to wake us up early on a Sunday morning. We were on the twisty road leading up to the Fuji Speedway, and in the dawn light of December 11, the Nissan faithful had already started their pilgrimage. They were there on the roads, they were there on the highway rest stop, and they were there at the gate of the track in the hundreds.

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Better than four

Let’s go for a drive! Words that used to elicit joy and excitement have recently become more associated with torture, thanks to the punishing traffic situation that continues around major cities in the Philippines.

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Jun 21, 2017

If I were to ask how many of you use the seat belt while driving, I would see a

Jun 21, 2017

I can still remember my Dad’s own 1996 model Honda Accord with the 2.2-liter VTEC engine over 20 years