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Car sales grow amid planned tax increase for 2018

A month before new excise car taxes are slapped, car and truck manufacturers reported reaching one of their highest growths in sales this year, recent data showed. Data from the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (Campi) and Truck Manufacturers Association (TMA), show that car sales of member companies reached 40,799 units in […]

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Congress raises tax on cars, fuel

Personal income tax of salary-earners has been lowered but the excise tax on a host of goods and services such as automobiles, tobacco, coal, oil products and cosmetic procedures, has been increased under the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) bill that both chambers of Congress are set to ratify today. On Monday, the […]

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Lamborghini launches Urus, world’s fastest SUV

Automobili Lamborghini launches its third model the Lamborghini Urus, dubbed the first Super Sport Utility Vehicle, and reportedly creates a new niche in the luxury segment with benchmarking power, performance and driving dynamics, unparalleled design, luxury and daily usability. Here’s the news from Lamborghini: “The Lamborghini Urus is a visionary approach based on the infusion […]

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Led Zeppelin vocalist’s Aston Martin DB5 goes up for sale

Sprinkle an extra dose of stardust, courtesy of previously being owned by Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, and the price can be expected to rise considerably higher.

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Toyota named greenest automaker by Newsweek

The Japanese automaker was ranked 16th overall in Newsweek’s Global 500 greenest companies, but number one among vehicle manufacturers.

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Heavy-tinted car windows confuse MMDA enforcers

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Monday had a hard time checking the compliance of motorists with its “high-occupancy vehicle” (HOV) lane due to the heavily-tinted windows of over 60 percent of cars using the lane. As of 4:30 p.m., the MMDA recorded 6,118 motorists on the HOV lane. Of this number, 1,121 cars […]

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DoTr may ‘bend a little’ on jeepney modernization program

Sen. Grace Poe on Monday said the Department of Transportation (DOTr) could find a compromise with groups opposed to the jeepney modernization program by allowing old models that pass road-worthiness tests to continue plying their routes. After listening to the concerns of transport operators and drivers on the looming phaseout of jeepneys and the DOTr’s […]

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MMDA exec’s Tokhang ‘joke’ draws Palace warning

Malacañang will not tolerate “irresponsible and threatening” remarks aimed at members of the media, Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar said in reaction to reports that an official of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) had joked about journalists becoming targets of the controversial Oplan Tokhang antidrug campaign for writing reports critical of the agency. In […]

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Luxury car sales continue to accelerate

From Audi and Mercedes to Cadillac and Infiniti, they’ve already surpassed 2016’s total sales volumes with a month to spare.

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MMDA sets HOV lane on Edsa; dry run starts Dec. 11

The Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has announced that it would allot the innermost lane on EDSA for high-occupancy vehicles (HOV), or vehicles with at least two passengers including the driver, as a way to ease traffic. In a press conference, MMDA Assistant General Manager for Planning Jojo Garcia said that a week-long dry run […]

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Dec 13, 2017

While the 45th Tokyo Motor Show is long over, many of us who visited still feel nostalgic and excited