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For the PH auto industry, more lows than highs in 2018

The Philippine automotive industry has come a long way since 1985, the year when the Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI) was founded. Thirty three years ago in 1985, total vehicle sales under the Progressive Car Manufacturing Program sank to about 6,000 units from around 30,000 in 1980. This year, at the end of the third quarter, […]

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New Hyundai Kona: out of the box

Outrageous styling denotes youthful exuberance, fun and frolic.

Hyundai Motor Company must have been thinking out of the box when it created the Kona. With the Kona, Hyundai threw out the window all its accepted designing norms.

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Automakers pin their hopes on PIMS and Christmas

The 7th Philippine International Motor Show (PIMS), which opens today, carries the hopes and dreams of the beleagured auto industry.

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The transformation of the Peugeot 3008

This is like the story of an ugly duckling that turned into a beautiful swan.

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OMG! Seaoil offers lifetime free gas to consumers

In these days of almost weekly oil price increases, consumers would seize any opportunity to have a lifetime supply of free gas—if only they knew how.

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Toyota Rush raises the bar

It looks like a multipurpose vehicle, but Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) calls it an entry-level sport utility vehicle.

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The Vios Cup’s ultimate goal

It was only after her appointment as Toyota Motor Philippines’ (TMP) first vice president for Brand and Product Planning Cluster last January that Cristina “Tini” Arevalo started to become a familiar face at TMP public events.

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How Nissan bucked the downward trend

Before leaving for a business trip to Japan last Monday, Ramesh Narasimhan—who was appointed president and managing director of Nissan Philippines, Inc. (NPI) only two years ago in April 2016—answered two questions emailed to him by Inquirer Motoring.

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Optimism amidst the gloom

The consolidated sales reports for the first half of the year of the two major Philippine automotive industry associations show that seven of the top 10 performers, including market leader Toyota, sustained negative variance percentages compared to the same period in 2017. Only Nissan Philippines, Inc., Suzuki Philippines, Inc., and Foton Motor Philippines, Inc. gained […]

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Keyless ignition in cars can be deadly

Keyless ignition systems with a start/stop pushbutton can be a deadly convenience in cars.

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Dec 05, 2018

  This is what greeted visitors of the 35th Thailand International Motor Expo held at the Bangkok Impact Challenger

Dec 05, 2018

  For Inquirer’s 33rd year anniversary, our dear editor wanted us to write something that our readers will learn

Nov 28, 2018

I didn't get the chance to talk to Dr. George SK Ty. I only knew of him through the

Nov 28, 2018

Few cars can ever match the overall package that is the Macan—small, agile, highly capable on and off the

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