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MIAS 2017 goes Beyond Performance on March 30


This year, the Manila International Auto Show (MIAS) goes into high gear as it roars off with its biggest ever exhibition space dedicated to cars, motorbikes and the aftermarket industry. MIAS will be on March 30-April 2 at the World Trade Center and Philippine Trade Training Center, Pasay City. As the Philippine auto industry kicks […]

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Volkswagen PH to launch all-new Tiguan SUV at MIAS 2017


Volkswagen Philippines, the number one European car brand in the country in 2016, is set to introduce at the 13th Manila International Auto Show on March 30 to April 2, 2017 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City its new product lines as well as activate the second phase of the multi-awarded Child Safety Initiative with the “Steps […]

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Intel buying Israeli car tech firm Mobileye for $15B


Intel will buy Israeli car tech firm Mobileye for more than $15 billion (14 billion euros), the companies said Monday, in a deal signaling the American computer chip giant’s commitment to technology for self-driving vehicles. Israeli media reported that the deal worth approximately $15.3 billion was the largest ever cross-border acquisition for an Israeli tech […]

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Volkswagen reveals 7-seat Tiguan Allspace

Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace - dynamics (1)

Volkswagen has launched the Tiguan Allspace, an enlarged version of its compact SUV, with seven-seat capacity at the Geneva International Motor Show. The new SUV slots in between the Tiguan and the larger premium Touareg. Its size and lines will be similar to the VW Atlas seven-seat SUV developed for the US market. Tiguan Allspace […]

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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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VW’s “Love Bug” goes around BGC

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Volkswagen Philippines shared this video they produced, spreading love and positive vibes on the streets of BGC and on social media. The name Love Bug was originally used in the movie Herbie the Love Bug, a 1968 Walt Disney movie produced in 1968 and became the first in a series of films and was based […]

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Volkswagen tops European car market in the Philippines in 2016

VOLKSWAGEN Philippines’ president and CEO John Philip Orbeta (right) with VW PH chief operating adviser Klaus Schadewald during the Golf media launch

Volkswagen is on a roll, both in the Philippine and international market. Hot on the news that VW has overtaken Toyota as the world’s number one automaker in terms of unit sales, comes the news that VW Philippines is now leading the local market for European automobiles. Here’s the news from Volkswagen: Within just three […]

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What scandal? VW closing in on title as world’s top carmaker

Herbert Diess, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand speaks before the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. AP

FRANKFURT, Germany — It’s ironic: Volkswagen spent 2016 battling a huge scandal over cars it rigged to cheat on emissions tests.

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Volkswagen I.D. Buzz resurrects classic minibus at Detroit

The iconic minibus is getting an electric vehicle makeover. complete with an autonomous driving system and rotating seats. Image: Volkswagen

As automakers continue to shift to electric vehicles, there is a struggle to appease diehard fans of traditional vehicles while trying to get attention for EVs from the rest of the market. To satisfy both markets, Volkswagen has recreated its classic minibus into a modern electric vehicle. Called the I.D. Buzz, it was announced last […]

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Volkswagen recalls 136,000 autos for antilock brake fix

The VW Logo is photographed at a car  at the Car Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. Volkswagen has   admitted that it intentionally installed software programmed to switch engines to a cleaner mode during official emissions testing.  The software then switches off again, enabling cars to drive more powerfully on the road while emitting as much as 40 times the legal pollution limit. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Volkswagen Group of America is recalling nearly 136,000 Audi and Volkswagen autos to fix potential problems with their antilock brake systems. The recall covers 135,683 vehicles, including certain 2009-10 Volkswagen Jetta A5 sedans, 2009 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, Eos, GTI, Rabbit and Audi A3 vehicles and 2010 Volkswagen Golf A6 vehicles. In them, the control unit […]

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Apr 26, 2017

Here are some easy and practical tips to keep motoring free and easy as the summer heat continues to