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TOYOTA MOTOR PHILIPPINES (TMP) unveiled last week another game-changer -- a hybrid model of its longest-running model, the Corolla. The spectacular launch of the all-new Corolla Altis, held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, marks another milestone in TMP history as the model is the first in its local Toyota lineup to feature three of the brand’s latest technologies in one variant.
LOCAL MERCEDES-BENZ importer and distributor Auto Nation Group unveiled last week at the hip Versus Barcade in Uptown Mall in Bonifacio Global City the new second-generation CLA Class -- a compact sedan that features a sporty yet elegant design with its coupé profile.
A LITTLE OVER a decade and a half has passed since Isuzu introduced what would become one of its most iconic diesel workhorses -- and now the Japanese commercial vehicle specialist rolls out the most stylish and fully equipped iteration of its pickup yet, the D-MAX LS-A.
NISSAN is piling on the technology in its two key best-sellers in the Philippines: the Terra midsize SUV and the Navara pickup. In an event held last Tuesday at its showroom in Bonifacio Global City in Taguig, Nissan took the wraps off the upgraded and refreshed Terra with new exterior updates and the Nissan Advanced Display Audio as well as the Navara Black Edition with added Nissan Intelligent Mobility features.
A COMPLETELY new Roadster creature. A tribute to scientific research, beauty, and uniqueness. An unprecedented technical challenge. To exceed the customer’s expectations. This is the mission and how, in 2017, the idea of the Huayra Roadster BC came to life. From a curious set of circumstances, a demanding research project was launched with a meticulous, almost obsessive focus on details and design in order to create a highly distinctive, street-legal Pagani hypercar that would combine the unparalleled sensations of driving a roadster with the most advanced technology available today.
YOU’VE GOT to have been living in a cave if you haven’t yet heard of the Raptor, Ford’s twin-turbo (Bi-Turbo, in Ford-speak) super-truck. It’s widely regarded, here and abroad, as the alpha of midsize pickups, thanks to its class-leading 213ps of power and 500Nm of torque from, ironically enough, its smallest-in-class 2.0-liter engine. That over-achieving motor is mated to another class-leading Raptor feature -- that amazing 10-speed automatic transmission.
TO BOOST its efforts in bringing vehicle electrification closer to the public, automotive leader Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) established a partnership with De La Salle University (DLSU) and staged the second leg of its Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Campus Tour in the university’s Manila campus.
I GOT to test Peugeot’s 3008 GT Line early this year and came away very impressed. First, the new 3008 is nothing less than a radical departure from its predecessor. While the previous model was virtuously practical, it had wallflower styling that seemed to appeal more to soccer moms more concerned about child seat mounts and baby stroller-carrying capacity than eye-candy styling.
WITH ITS formidable size, you won’t miss the all-new Ford Expedition on the road. Having debuted at the Manila International Auto Show last year, the new Expedition ups the ante among full-size SUVs with its commanding style, more powerful yet more fuel-efficient engine, and a host of luxury features.
ISUZU Philippines Corp. (IPC) unveiled its PUV-X program that provides the optimum “Isuzu Advantage” for its public utility vehicle (PUV) stakeholders and users at the recently concluded Philippine Bus & Truck 2019 Expo held over the weekend at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex in Pasay City.
MOST CAR MODELS that come with various engine displacements or seating configurations usually have substantially higher prices for the variants with the larger engine size or greater seating capacity.
GOODWOOD, UK -- Count on Rolls-Royce to make everyone attending the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed to feel right at home. Goodwood, after all, is literally the Home of Rolls-Royce, the iconic luxury automaker having made this tranquil English estate in the Sussex countryside its headquarters since Jan. 1, 2003.
GOODWOOD, UK -- Diminutive dimensions aside, MINI made a big splash as the iconic British brand continued its 60th anniversary celebrations at the ever-festive Goodwood Festival of Speed, which ran from Thursday to Sunday the other week.
NISSAN has a new campaign for its legendary 4x4, the Nissan Patrol. It’s called “Go Anywhere” and Nissan wants to put its money where its mouth is.
IN A press conference held last week at Greensun in Makati City, Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading app, and Citi, the largest pan-regional credit card issuer, have teamed up to offer a co-branded Citi Grab credit card that promises users of a life in the fast lane with exclusive offers and rewarding features.
RESIDENTS and tourists of Boracay Island will not only get to enjoy one of the world’s best beaches, they will now also get to travel around this tropical paradise in utmost comfort, convenience, and safety on board the Isuzu modern public utility vehicles (PUVs).
A VISIT last week to Mazda’s home proving ground in Mine, an hour’s coach ride from Fukuoka City in Japan, brought me face to face with the young and fashionable designer of the all-new 2020 Mazda3.
I’VE BEEN to just about every major motor show in every corner of the globe. I’m used to seeing sleek new models being unveiled. I’m used to seeing racecars and supercars that look incredibly fast (and often are). I’m used to seeing concept cars that are so outlandish that they often don’t even see the light of day.
MG is a British sports car maker that dates back to 1924. Its halcyon years were the 40’s through the 70’s, when it came out with some of the most iconic roadsters of the time. These included the immortal MG TC, TD and TF of the 40’s and 50’s, followed by the MGA, MGB, MGB GT coupe, and MG Midget from the 60’s through the 80’s.
PGA CARS, the exclusive importer and distributor of Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini, and Bentley, recently opened a four-brand showroom located at the heart of the bustling upscale metropolis of Bonifacio Global City (BGC) in Taguig. This gallery of luxury and ultra-luxury automobiles reflects each brand’s global corporate identity, taking inspiration from their respective company’s rich history.
IN THE late 1940s, the Italians were reeling from the effects of WWII. Knowing that people lacked the ability to acquire and pay for the upkeep of four-wheeled vehicles, aircraft designer Corradino D’Ascanio -- creator of the Vespa -- came up with a solution. He designed a small, three-wheeled commercial vehicle that could help rebuild Italy’s economy from the ground, giving small entrepreneurs a chance at surviving the new financial environment.
VOLVO HAS taken a major step towards its electric future with the release of new or upgraded electrified powertrain options, which will be made available across its entire global range of sedans and SUVs.
I WASN’T a big fan of the Porsche Cayenne when it made its global debut in 2002. Sure, it had the celebrated Porsche build quality, luxury, exclusivity, and of course, performance. But what I felt it lacked, at least for its first generation, was the vaunted Porsche styling. Sure, it had Porsche styling cues, but it was a distant departure from the timelessly graceful lines of the 911.