KTM Asia Motorcycle Manufacturing Inc., a partnership between Ayala Corp. and Austria-based KTM AG, will start assembling motorcycles in the Philippines. KTM Asia will be a new participant in the new Motor Vehicle Development Program (MVDP) under Classification III. The Philippine Board of Investments (BOI) has approved the application of KTM Asia. Here’s the news from […]
Two Makati courts have ordered the arrest of a member of the Highway Patrol Group involved in the death of motorcyclist John Dela Riarte. Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 145 Judge Carlito B. Calpatura has ordered the arrest of Police Officer 1 Jonjie M. Manon-og for murder while Makati RTC Branch 138 Judge Josefino A. […]
A total of 1,858 trees, including narra, molave and ipil species which are on the endangered list, will “have to go” to make way for the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) 7 project, a Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) official said on Thursday. “MRT 7 is a priority project. In the first place, the […]
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will hold today (Friday) a dry run for a traffic measure that opens a zipper lane for two hours on Edsa’s southbound lane, before it is fully implemented on Monday, Jan. 23. The scheme allows southbound motorists to use the innermost northbound lane starting from Main Avenue in Cubao […]
The railway common station project, stuck in limbo for nearly eight years as mall titans SM North Edsa of the Sy family and Trinoma of Ayala fought for its prime location and millions in daily business foot traffic, now has a clear way forward. Work is scheduled to begin before the yearend and upon completion […]
Last November, the Philippine automobile industry, buoyed by first semester sales, raised its 2016 total sales target from 350,000 units to 370,000 units. The Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc. (CAMPI) saw the higher target as a stepping stone towards achieving “Vision 2020,” the industry’s goal to sell 500,000 units by 2020 mainly […]
Dismissed Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) general manager Al Vitangcol III on Thursday said he would file a graft complaint against Department of Transportation (DOTr) officials for striking a compromise deal that skirted procurement rules in the construction of the MRT common station. LOOK: DOTr bares proposed design of MRT-LRT common station In an interview with reporters at […]
Ford has revealed the 2018 Mustang, sharpening the car’s looks while simplifying its engine lineup. Gone is the V6 option, leaving the 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine and the 5.0 V8 as the remaining powerplants. The V8 has been revised to provide more torque, and more power, and it revs to a higher rpm. Here’s the […]
Conglomerate San Miguel Corp. plans to extend its 14.82-kilometer elevated tollroad project that will link North and Luzon Expressways to open up a new route for heavy vehicles heading to eastern Metro Manila. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange Monday, SMC said it was in discussion with the Toll Regulatory Board (TRB) to […]
It is hard to think of a modern car with a more fearsome history than the Nissan GT-R. It is spoken of with respect and more than a bit of panic. This is a car that has in some forms been nicknamed Godzilla. Racing instructors often refuse to ride in them with overly-enthusiastic track-day drivers […]
It’s fast, it’s fun, and it’s surprisingly practical. Best of all, it’s finally here!
In terms of new motoring experiences, 2016 is a banner year for me particularly in terms of driving some very exciting cars.
Subaru has launched the all-new Impreza at the Singapore Motor Show. The fifth-generation all-new Impreza is the first Subaru model that uses the new Subaru Global Platform, which will be the new architecture for all future Subaru models. The new platform has already earned the all-new Impreza the 2016-2017 Japan Car of the Year award which […]
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.
FRANKFURT, Germany — It’s ironic: Volkswagen spent 2016 battling a huge scandal over cars it rigged to cheat on emissions tests.