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Best rides for 2019

Year 2019 is poised to be an exciting year for the local automotive industry. Better market conditions are expected as consumers get used to...

Significant trends in the automotive industry

According to the research firm MarketsandMarkets, important technological advancements post 2016 have caused the automotive industry to drastically evolve. “The old-fashioned four-wheeled cars, which were...

Pinnacles of evolution

Both in the natural world and the modern, man-made one, evolution is the key to survival. Such a fact is especially true in the...

Aston Martin tries to get more women in boardroom and showroom

Aston Martin, maker of sports cars for James Bond, is racing to add a woman to its board ahead of a London IPO. The nine...

Toyota to target tripling China production over next decade

Toyota Motor Corp. is aiming to triple car production in China by as soon as 2030 in a renewed push to make up lost...

BoI, JICA sign deal with Jobstreet, TIP on automotive industry

THE Board of Investments (BoI) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) have signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with the Technological Institute of the Philippines (TIP) and Jobstreet Philippines to improve linkages between higher education and the automotive industry.

Millennials, Toyota wants you to buy its internet-ready Corolla

In the Corolla, Toyota Motor Corp. has the best-selling car of all time. The problem is the people who bought the model when it...

Maintained wheels for smoother trips

Generally in life, it pays to invest in the things that keep between you and the ground. A great chair can mean the difference...

Theft-proofing your car

Cars are perhaps one of the most valued assets Filipinos have invested on. Having bought it from hard-earned money, owners would want to protect...

Seven-seaters to put on your short list

In the market for a seven-seater? Luckily, the market is awash with them. In fact, almost every automaker has at least one seven-seater in...

Comparison-shopping site says interest in car loans stable despite TRAIN

Moneyguru Philippines Corp., the company that operates financial comparison website MoneyMax.ph, said interest in car loans remained steady after the implementation of the tax...

Fuel-efficient cars for the road-savvy driver

Among the many factors that car buyers consider when making a purchase, fuel efficiency likely places near the top, if not on top of...

After blockchain, Pacquiao invests in tech startup

The boxing superstar-turned-legislator recently led the seed funding of a local car rental platform.

Saving lives

By Robert JA Basilio, Jr. Roger (not his real name) pushed his luck. But then again, he had no choice. With no job and absolutely no money,...

Electric cars may be cheaper than gas guzzlers in seven years

Electric cars may be cheaper than their petroleum counterparts by 2025 if the cost of lithium-ion batteries continues to fall. Some models will cost the...

High-tech drives

Shopping for a new car proves a real challenge for the modern consumer, given all the choices available in the market. Cars are evolving...

Performance check: torque and power

When talking about automobiles, especially sportscars and trucks, a lot of stock is put into the torque its engine provides and the amount of...

Revving up a car’s capacity

If car’s performance seems to be getting worse, an owner should not feel helpless, nor should he or she think about replacing the vehicle...

Cars with high horsepower

Considering horsepower (hp) and torque separately is a common mistake that confuse car buyers in determining the performance of a certain vehicle. Knowing these...

Clever, enjoyable Cars 3 tunes up the Pixar franchise

By Richard Roeper MOVIE REVIEW Cars 3 Directed by Brian Fee NOW THAT was a surprising win. No, I’m not talking about any plot element in Cars 3. I’m...

Want to save lives on Philippine roads? Slow down motor vehicles.

LAST FEBRUARY, 33 people were killed in a bus crash in Nueva Ecija. Almost two years ago, a man on a bicycle, Christopher Jose...

Want to save lives on Philippine roads? Slow down motor vehicles.

By Dinna Louise C. Dayao LAST APRIL, 33 people were killed in a bus crash in Nueva Ecija. Almost two years ago, a man on...

Philippine speed law and enforcement: The good news and the bad

SETTING and enforcing national speed limits is an important step in slowing down motor vehicles and saving lives, according to the World Health Organization....

Favorite Things | Of men and motorcycles

It’s all about freedom, power, and looking like a superhero. INTERVIEW  BRIAN M. AFUANG  |  PHOTOGRAPHY  KAI HUANG It’s a loosely guarded secret in the motorcycle community —...

Talking cars with a watch guy

Cheer up. You don’t always get the dream car, but you’ll get to ride something that’s damn close — or even better. INTERVIEW  JOSEPH L....

Have V12, will travel

The Aston Martin DB11 turns the DB9’s flab into muscle. WORDS  BRIAN M. AFUANG In coming out with its new model, the clean-sheet design DB11, Aston Martin...

Car program hopes to spur local spare parts sector

by Roy Stephen C. Canivel The Philippines’ car industry remains in a sweet spot. Apart from sales rising yearly, the sector also recently received government support...

India court orders old cars deregistered in smog-hit Delhi

NEW DELHI -- India’s environment court Monday ordered all diesel vehicles older than 10 years to be deregistered in New Delhi, strengthening a ban...