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Lamborghini UrusLamborghini Urus gets Robb Report nod

THE new Lamborghini Urus was named MVP SUV in Robb Report Best of the Best 2018 awards, Lamborghini Manila said in a statement.

It added the US luxury-lifestyle publication described the Urus as a “consummate crossover” which combines elements from the Lamborghini Huracan Performante and Aventador S with its own innovative engineering.

Lamborghini Manila called the Urus a “luxury SUV with super sports car dynamism,” noting the model’s “low-line coupe styling and commanding road position belie a very comfortable ride, elevated stance and a luxurious cabin fitted with the latest technologies.”

The Urus is powered by a 4.0-liter V8 with two turbochargers, making 650 hp and 850 Nm.


Isuzu Truck Fest provincial leg starts in Cebu

ISUZU Philippines Corp. (IPC) said the first provincial leg of the 2018 Isuzu Truck Fest was held on July 6-8 at a shopping mall in Cebu City.

At the event, now on its 11th year, the trucks displayed came with discounts and special financing schemes which, according to IPC, “complement” the brand’s “unmatched after-sales service and parts availability.”

“Cebu has always been among the most important and strategic market areas for IPC, being the hub of commerce and transport in the Visayas region,” Hajime Koso, president of IPC, explained the company’s choice of Cebu as the venue from where to start this year’s Truck Fest provincial series.


Black RhinoWheel Gallery extends Black Rhino promo

WHEEL Gallery, the local distributor of Black Rhino Wheels, announced it is extending indefinitely the period within which select models of the brand can be bought at discounted prices.

The promo period will run until supplies last.

According to Wheel Gallery, Black Rhino wheels sized 20 inches are packaged with premium tires suitable for SUVs and pickups. Tires offered with the wheels are Nitto NT420S All-Season, Yokohama Parada Highway Terrain and Yokohama Geolandar All-Terrain.


Hino brings Euro4 trucks, buses to Cebu

HINO Motors Philippines (HMP) said it has introduced its fleet of Euro4-compliant trucks and buses in Cebu. The company said the move aims to “address the different transportation and logistics needs in the [Visayas] region.”

The vehicles come from Hino’s 300, 500 and 700 series. Also included are the newest tractor heads in the 700 series. HMP said its Euro4 trucks and buses are “built to deliver maximum performance with less carbon footprint.”

HMP noted its dealerships in the Visayas are located in Cebu, Mandaue, Iloilo, Tacloban and Negros Occidental.


Tactical driving seminar set at firearms show

A SEMINAR titled “Introduction to Tactical Driving: Drive Like a Spy,” to be conducted by race driver Jean Pierre S. Tuason, is among the activities lined up at the 26th edition of the Defense & Sporting Arms Show, organized by the Association of Firearms and Ammunition Dealers of the Philippines, Inc. (AFAD).

The show, to be held on July 12-16 at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, will feature the newest in weaponry, as well as the latest in self-defense measures, AFAD said in a news release.

The group added the tactical driving seminar will include lessons on defensive driving, evading surveillance, and preventing abductions of vehicle passengers, among others.

World shooting champion Jethro T. Dionisio, president of AFAD, said other seminars — which will be conducted for free — are “aimed at enhancing an individual’s capability in handling and confronting security threats.” These include safety tips and basic self-defense, disaster preparedness, improvisation during emergencies, as well as home and office invasion counter measures.