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How Toyoda beat the ‘selfie king’

My Toyota Hiace van, made in 2004 when Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) was just 16 years old, was my trusty chariot when I entered the basement parking of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Bonifacio Global City late afternoon of Aug. 1.

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Suzuki launches new Dzire, Swift

Every once in a while, the most silent ones throw the mightiest punches. And on the night of June 28, low-profile Japanese carmaker Suzuki swung the proverbial one-two punch in the B segment, simultaneously launching the new versions of the subcompact sedan Dzire and the Swift hatch in a millennial-themed program at the Marriott Hotel in Pasay City.

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An MPV for a no-nonsense MVP (Maka-Van na Papa)

My father is about to hit 80, but can still drive like a 40-year-old. Our neighbors call him Mang Tony, and they know he’s up and about whenever his beat-up, 21-year-old van clunks in or out of our garage.

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A mini bus with massive possibilities

My preference for big vans started when my “animal instincts” kicked in sometime in the late 1990s: that is, when I and a small group of friends from the office started rescuing injured and abandoned animals we found helpless on the streets while on our way to or from a weekend trip or outreach mission.

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Nissan PH hosts regional launch of mid-size SUV

CLARK GLOBAL CITY, Pampanga—We’re going up, up, and away. But our feet would still stand firmly on solid ground.

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Hatching up uncommon creature comforts

Who would’ve thought that a bicycle parts producer would be a world-class car brand someday?

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Car dreams in a forested mountain

South Korean automotive giant Hyundai has added another feather to its cap in one of its more lucrative Asean growth markets, the Philippines.

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A second take on the City

The numbers first came out almost four years ago, in September 2014, in a fuel economy run organized by Honda Cars Philippines (HCPI) for the City 1.5 VX and 1.5E variants.

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MIAS exhibitors get their fill of record turnout of visitors

The Filipinos’ love affair with anything with wheels were once again evident at the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) at the World Trade Center in Pasay City last April 5 to 8. A record 138,000 visitors—up by 7.8 percent compared to last year’s 128,000 visitor count—ogled at the over 200 exhibits, which included 28 car […]

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Spark: Chevy’s practical mini

The thousands of visitors of the recently concluded Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) held at the World Trade Center in Pasay City were not just treated to the latest and best vehicles on display. They were also offered most tempting deals by the exhibitors, so what they saw in the booths wouldn’t necessarily stay in the booths.

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Aug 15, 2018

If we think it’s a bit hard to explain the new Lexus ES 350, imagine how hard it is

Aug 15, 2018

TAICHUNG, Taiwan—Subaru, together with Motor Images Enterprises Inc., part of the Tan Chong International Limited Group and led by

Aug 08, 2018

When my son Arthur was younger, we would joke around saying that he would probably end up driving an


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