The return of a Kombi nation?

FIRST OFF, while it shares the nameplate, the Multivan Kombi is clearly not the people mover of yore that symbolized love, peace, and the “flower-power” ethos that suffused a generation and its embrace of a culture of freedom.

MG 5 1.5L CVT Alpha: Schooling the sedan segment

LAUNCHED back in September 2019, it’s hard to believe that the MG 5 is already almost two years old. It still looks fresh and head-turning as the smaller of two MG sedans that the venerable (now Chinese-owned) British brand has brought to the Philippines. The bigger sibling, in case you’re wondering, is the MG 6 fastback/liftback turbocharged five-door compact sedan.

TMP launches Toyota GR Yaris, priced at P2.65M

THE MUCH-ANTICIPATED hot hatch from Toyota has been officially launched here in the Philippines. “Born from the World Rally Championships and Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda’s passion to develop the Toyota sports car, the GR Yaris is built from the ground up to surpass standards in building ever-better cars,” said Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP).

Suzuki PHL is now third best-selling auto brand

AT THE CLOSE of the first half of 2021, Suzuki Philippines, Inc. (SPH), finds itself third among automobile brands in terms of sales — a “breakthrough” for the company.

Isuzu Bulacan is IPC Service Skills Olympics champion

ISUZU PHILIPPINES CORP. (IPC) recognized its 16th Isuzu Service Skills Olympics (ISSO) winners in a virtual official awards ceremony last June 11. ISSO “tests the knowledge and skills of service technicians, service advisors, and parts staff coming from Isuzu dealerships nationwide.”

Charging into the age of electro-mobility

THE NINTH edition of the Philippine Electric Vehicle Summit (PEVS) kicks off on Aug. 26. Unbowed by the pandemic, confab organizer Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines (EVAP) resorts to an online staging anew for a multi-sectoral coming together for the electrification of transportation.

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Tow the stars

WE’VE LIVED through the electronic revolution, the rise of microtechnology, the dawn of the internet, and now, the beginning of mankind’s first commercial space flights. Frankly, I can’t get over it. What a time to be alive!

Chery sales register 351% growth in H1

CHERY AUTO Philippines reported in a release that its vehicle sales in the first half of 2021 grew by a remarkable 351% compared to the same period last year. Its June figure also trended upward by 355% compared to June 2020.

Jaguar Philippines presents new XF, F-Pace

JAGUAR PHILIPPINES last week presented to media the 2021 model year Jaguar XF and Jaguar F-Pace.

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