Q&A: ‘We’re here for the long haul’

A COUPLE of days before last month’s Manila International Auto Show 2024, Tan Chong International Limited (TCIL) Deputy Chairman and Managing Director Glenn Tan was in Manila to oversee the opening of Motor Image Alabang — the newest of five company-owned Subaru showrooms in the country.

Happy ‘Kamping’

THICK TREES abound in the sprawl of the resort that offers a near-panoramic view of Caliraya Lake in Laguna, which glimmers from the sunlight. The harsh light and summer heat barely pierce through the shade, hardly disrupting the breeze of cool and fresh air within it.

Summer Test Drive Festival features electrified, ICE vehicles

MORE PEOPLE are enjoying the benefits of driving vehicles with hybrid engines. Aside from spending less on fuel, owners of hybrid vehicles are taking...

Volkswagen is UAAP Season 86 mobility partner of Ateneo Blue Eagles

THE ATENEO BLUE EAGLES drove Volkswagen vehicles to and from games of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) Season 86 3x3 Basketball...

Mitsubishi Motors PHL welcomes new chief

MITSUBISHI MOTORS Philippines Corp. (MMPC) formally announced the appointment of Ritsu Imaeda as president and chief executive officer (CEO) beginning May 1. The leadership change concludes the three-year term of current chief Takeshi Hara.

Current affairs

REPORTS OF THE DEMISE of EVs are greatly exaggerated, S&P Global Mobility paraphrased Mark Twain in a forecast released in late 2023. The

Charging forward

THE CAYENNE SUV was, once upon a time, a savior of the Porsche brand that had always been noted for its beautiful and powerful cars but never quite appealed to the pragmatic set and hence, never generated meaningful sales numbers.

Limited-edition G-Shock x Team Land Cruiser Mudmaster launched

THE CASIO G-SHOCK brand has been long known not just for its ruggedly tough and stylish timepieces but also for the design collaborations it forges to release models.

PHRX, AAP hold Kagitingan Rally

THE PHILIPPINE RALLYCROSS Series (PHRX) and the Automobile Association Philippines (AAP) recently held the Kagitingan Rally of Capas, in collaboration with the local government...

Carsome PHL, Seaoil hold ‘Free Fuel Frenzy’ campaign

CARSOME PHILIPPINES, said to be the largest online platform for certified pre-owned cars, has partnered with Seaoil, the country’s leading independent fuel provider, to...

The greening of the Corolla Cross

By Kap Maceda Aguila
THE HYBRID electric vehicle (HEV) space is a segment where Toyota Motor Philippines Corp. (TMP) is the first mover in. Before it even appeared as a blip on the automotive radar, the Prius appeared here back in 2009.

Q&A: ‘We need to accelerate our electrified strategy’

MASANDO HASHIMOTO’S first vehicle launch after taking the helm of Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP) was an especially important occasion as it veritably tied in with the giant automaker’s vaunted drive toward carbon neutrality.