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