With the arrival of the Xpander in April 2018, Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) brought to our shores the brand’s futuristic X-shaped façade called the new generation Dynamic Shield.
There’s always an opportunity that awaits the 2.6 million out-of-school youths aged 16 to 24 years old in the Philippines, but many are living in poverty, are financially unstable, and some have to deal with family issues and other seemingly insurmountable obstacles in pursuing their goals.
DETROIT — Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 1.6 million vehicles worldwide to replace Takata front passenger air bag inflators that can be dangerous. Takata inflators can explode with too much force, hurling shrapnel into drivers and passengers. At least 23 people have died from the problem worldwide and hundreds injured. The recall covers the […]
JAKARTA — The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has rejected the request from Indonesian ride-hailing company Go-Jek to operate in the country because of local regulation on corporate ownership. The LTFRB pre-accreditation committee’s Resolution No. 096, dated December 20, 2018, disapproves Go-Jek’s application through local transport network company (TNC) Velox Technology Philippines, kompas.com reported on recently. The board rejected the application […]
Vehicle sales fell by 16 percent last year, the worst full-year decline since the financial crisis in 1998. Members of two large automotive groups in the country sold 357,410 units last year, much less than the 425,673 units sold in 2017. The Christmas spirit was also not enough to boost auto sales as December marked […]
MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has rejected Senator Grace Poe’s appeal to reconsider the closure and rehabilitation of the Estrella-Pantaleon bridge. Starting January 19, the bridge that connects the cities of Makati and Mandaluyong will be closed for 30 months to pave the way for rehabilitation. But Poe, during […]
On Monday at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford took the wraps off the 2020 Shelby GT500, the most powerful street-legal Mustang to date.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has come up with a new idea for fitting more vehicles on Edsa without actually expanding the busy thoroughfare: Create a new lane by making the existing ones “slimmer.” In theory, the proposed “road diet”—reducing the width of Edsa lanes from 3.4 meters to 2.8 m—would increase the capacity […]
A traffic advisory mounted at various toll gates along the Skyway has been causing a stir among motorists and residents of Metro Manila’s southern cities. The advisory, which warns that Doña Soledad (Bicutan) and Dr. A. Santos (Sucat) exits will soon be exclusive to RFID (radio-frequency identification) users, even provoked a reaction from Muntinlupa Rep. […]
Photos by Tessa R. Salazar How quickly the ambiance changes in the fossil fuels landscape. Just a couple of months ago, the motoring public was sweating buckets over the seemingly runaway fuel price increases for both gasoline and diesel fuels. Then, overnight, world oil prices began to plummet. And they’re still in that downward trajectory […]
When we think of BMW, the ethos of The Ultimate Driving Machine rings clearly in our minds.
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines arranged a media test drive up north from Manila to Subic Bay to Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar last weekend after being in the market for several months already.
HAWTHORNE, US — Elon Musk on Tuesday took a break from futuristic electric cars and private space travel to unveil a low-cost tunnel he sees as a godsend for city traffic. The billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX late Tuesday put the spotlight on the a 1.14 mile (1.8 kilometer) tunnel created by his Boring Company […]
MANILA, Philippines — More than 500,000 motorists have been caught by Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA)’s no contact apprehension policy for various violations. According to the data released by the traffic agency on Thursday, a total of 539,022 traffic violators were recorded by the agency as of the end of November 2018. The top violation […]
Michael Cerin took home his 2nd PTTC champion’s trophy when he bested 49 other racers from all over the country in PTTC XVIII held in Barangay Poblacion, Libona Bukidnon last December 8 and 9, 2018. Garnering a total combined time of 21 minutes 27 seconds 71 milliseconds for Tracks A, B, and C, Cerin of […]