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With so many new cars sold over the past year, even the registration paperwork seems to have amassed a huge backlog, giving rise to the motoring public’s apprehensions over rulings by the Land Transportation Office (LTO) that years before were either ignored or taken for granted.
When automakers say they’re “paving the way” for more motorized vehicles to roll in, they most likely mean it literally.
The proposed House Bill (HB) No. 4774, the “Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion Act,” is now pending in Congress. Once approved, the bill will be transmitted to the Senate.
Automobile sales in the Philippines in 2016 just shot off the roof, surpassing the landmark 400,000-unit mark.
Embedded in that eye-popping Inquirer Motoring report last week revealing the local auto industry enjoying an all-time-high annual vehicle sales of 417,356 is the undeniable trend that light commercial vehicles (LCVs) have become the preferred ride of choice of a majority of Filipino motorists.
Late night of Jan. 13, two friends on board a sedan were on their way down from Baguio via Kennon Road. At 11:55 p.m., just when the sedan reached Camp 7, two speeding motorbikes going up Baguio suddenly appeared, and ate into the sedan’s lane. The car driver, Hendrick Reinier Aromin, swerved right to avoid the oncoming bikes, then crashed into the concrete island of a bridge. Aromin suffered a broken nose, but he was luckier compared to his passenger, Kevin Estal, whose skull was fractured.
New year, new car? If you’re one of those who buy a new ride every new year like it was just one of those resolutions, then you’re in for a car shopping treat. That’s because, apart from the new models car manufacturers have promised to introduce to the Philippine market, the best of the best of 2016 are still around to make your choices that much more difficult.
Many Filipinos are familiar with the term “Black Friday,” a shopping lingo referring to the day after Thanksgiving in the United States—usually the day after the fourth Thursday of November—when most major retailers open very early and offer promotional sales on highly desirable items.
There is no doubt that Pinoys have the money to buy any car they want. What has become harder to discern, though, is to pinpoint the car that they need. For buyers to avoid falling into the “price trap,” here are some pointers from the experts:
If it were a human, 105-year-old Chevrolet would have been heaped with “oohs” and “ahhs” from an admiring audience, especially for its handsome flagship 4×4 Colorado pickup.