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If you’re into cars, working in the auto industry, drive a lot for work or pleasure, or are just cost-conscious, you know things aren’t looking good for the entire automotive industry. My colleague, Aida Sevilla-Mendoza has written an article in this same issue that shows the sales performance of the automotive industry and it’s quite depressing indeed, especially considering 2017 was the best year ever for the industry.
If there’s one vehicle in the Lexus line-up that I’ve been very curious about to try and enjoy, it has been the NX300. As much as I love low-slung rocket-sleds, sports cars and massive torque and horsepower, the reality is that such cars are only actually enjoyable to drive on early weekend mornings. When traffic is sparse and non-existent. And if and when I actually do wake-up. My current lifestyle (as with most professionals and adults) means loads upon loads of work, with weekends being the only respite. In the time that I do need to drive, I need to go far distances, usually driving for hours on end, ferrying people and / or precious cargo, through some poor roads and equally poor weather conditions. Indeed, a sports car makes little sense 99% of the time for me.
By 2025, Porsche foresees that half their vehicle model range will be electric-powered, prompting the brand to invest heavily into the electrification of its automobiles. This electrification includes hybrids, plug-in-hybrids and full electric vehicles or EV’s.
That’s what the Land Transportation Office, under Francis Ray Almora, Director for Law Enforcement in the agency will have us all believe in and be charged with. Because we love to modify, upgrade and personalize our cars.
There has been a series of viral videos on social media showing people attempting to open doors of cars while stuck in traffic.
Everyday we get into our cars, start our engines and drive off without ever giving things much thought. While driving should feel natural, light and easy for everyone (through proper techniques), in reality, driving is a very conscious effort that requires much concentration, awareness and alertness.
Supra. The name in Latin loosely means “from the Heavens,” and has identified every single flagship rear-wheel drive sporting GT from Toyota since 1981, although Toyota’s sports car lineage traces further back all the way to the 2000GT from 1965.
In the 1990s, both the wife and I shared one automotive aspiration: the BMW 5-Series, or 5er, as the Germans would call this.
As gas prices continue to soar (no doubt due to soaring inflation, rising forex rates, and increased mobility/movement caused by the incoming ‘ber months), we are all trying to find ways to eke out every single bit of fuel efficiency from our cars, and thus stretching any savings we can get.
I’ve always had a soft-spot for the Ford Expedition. Back in 1997, as a freshman in college, our family bought a grey-market toreador red Ford Expedition in Eddie Bauer V8 trim with the bigger 5.4-liter engine that just blew away the smaller-engined 4.6-liter V8s.