Philippine Daily Inquirer Archives | Motioncars

Toyota Camry goes radical

Photos by Aida Sevilla-Mendoza If 19 million units of a car you manufacture have been sold across 100 countries over a period of almost 40 years, would you radically change it? Toyota Motor Company would—and did. Toyota…

Honda, Haribon cap decade of partnership with 50,000th tree planted

Photos by Tessa R. Salazar Not even the threat of incoming typhoon “Ramon” could stop the 50,000th tree from being planted. Fortunately, this typhoon slowed down and changed course, enough to provide some dedicated volunteers the good…

MG is ready for the SEA Games

  The highly-anticipated and upcoming 30th Southeast Asian Games will be a source of pride and inspiration for the country, as the Philippines once again plays host to the region’s biggest biennial sports event. Morris Garages—better known…

Mazda Miata MX-5 30th Anniversary at Miyoshi

The Mazda Miata MX-5 is a global phenomenon: well-loved, respected and admired by almost all segments of car culture. It is a paragon of efficiency, lightweight, nimble handling, outstanding grip and a minimalist approach to capture the…

What women want…in cars

In my 20 years in the automotive industry, I have seen how passionate men are with their vehicles. Some give them names, lavish it with hundreds of thousands of pesos in upgrades, cleans, and caress them every…

The cars and stars of “Ford v Ferrari”

The movie Ford v Ferrari” wastes no time in putting you in the midst of the action. The film opens with Caroll Shelby’s fiery nighttime drive at Le Mans, the road coarse where the famed 24-Hour race…

The Maxi-van that can

As the atmosphere in the automotive industry is becoming more and more competitive, auto brands compensate and keep their edge by coming up with vehicles that fulfill previously unnoticed niches in the market. Such is the one…

Toyota concludes 2019 Vios Racing Festival

Toyota Motor Philippines recently concluded the 2019 Vios Racing Festival with a “waku-doki”-filled Final Leg (Races 7, 8 and 9) as well as the conclusion of the first-ever Autocross Challenge and Circuit Championship that brought additional excitement…

Farm-hopping in the Queen City of the South

The Queen City of the South is synonymous to Sinulog, Spanish-era ancestral houses and churches, museums, lechon, posh beach resorts in neighboring Mactan, and a host of other stuff worth braving the urban traffic for. In Cebu’s…

Isuzu Traviz transcends its size

The hottest segment in the automotive market today is commercial vehicles, as confirmed by the latest year-to-date sales report of car and truck manufacturers. The joint report of the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, Inc.…