Monday, October 20, 2014

Ferrari F60America Marks 60 Years of Prancing Horse in North America


To celebrate Ferrari’s 60th year in North America, Maranello has returned to its 1950s and 60s tradition of producing strictly limited edition, built-to-order cars. The result is the F60America, of which just 10 will be produced. The new car combines our American clients’ two great passions - the V12 engine and open-top driving – and is being unveiled tomorrow evening at an anniversary celebration gala dinner at Beverly Hills City Hall.

Hyundai Powers on with 34-Percent Growth in September


Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official distributor of Hyundai vehicles in the Philippines, sold 2,017 units for the month of September, reflecting a laudable 34% year-on-year growth (YoY). Year-to-date, sales reached a total of 17,693 units, marking 9% growth versus year-ago levels.

Volvo Philippines Celebrates Tradition with Scandinavian Expat Community


Simplicity, functionality, a high regard for design, science, and nature, are some of the more known characteristics of the Scandinavian lifestyle. But there is also, love for family and fun. Scandinavians know how to party, and out of the Scandinavian traditions, the summer Crayfish Party is one of those events held annually. In the Philippines, the Scandinavian community has celebrated this fun event for the past 16 years, hosted by the Scandinavian Society of the Philippines (SSP), as a fundraiser for the Chosen Children Village.  This year, Volvo Philippines, the exclusive local distributor of Swedish car brand Volvo, co-presented this year’s Traditional Crayfish Party held recently at the Sofitel’s Outdoor Pavillion.

BYD F0 Rules Final Showdown in Clark


The BYD F0 driven by Keith Bryan Haw proved unbeatable in the last leg of the Micro Series category of the Circuit Showdown also known as the “Circuit Final Showdown”, when it dispatched its main challengers, the Toyota Wigo driven by Mark Peter Thomann and the Suzuki Capuccino piloted by Mackie Cañete on the challenging Clark International Speedway in Pampanga.

Toyota Motor Philippines Now Official Distributor of TRD


Last October 18, during the final round of the 2014 Toyota Vios Cup held at the McKinley West street circuit in Taguig, Toyota Motor Philippines formally signed its agreement with Toyota Technocraft Co. Ltd. to distribute Toyota Racing Development (TRD) products in the country.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mahindra Reportedly Bullish About Expanding Operations in the Philippine Market


Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (M&M), an Indian multi-national automobile manufacturing corporation with headquarters in Mumbai, has reportedly signed an official agreement with one of the Philippines’ largest automotive groups. The said agreement is set to pave the way for the aggressive expansion of Mahindra’s presence in the Philippines. Sources say that the Indian vehicle manufacturing giant is extremely bullish about their continued expansion of operations in the Philippine market due to confidence in the steady and sustained growth of the Philippine economy.

Subaru to Hold Kansha Festival from October 20-26, 2014


Motor Image Pilipinas Inc. (MIPI), the exclusive distributor of Subaru vehicles in the country, along with its authorized dealers will hold its 2nd phase of Kansha Festival from October 20-26, 2014. Also known as Subaru customer appreciation week, the Kansha festival is originally a celebration adapted from the Japanese “Kinro Kansha no Hi” or Labor Thanksgiving Day.

Mazda Opens Dealership in North EDSA


The opening of Mazda North EDSA marks the 15th full service dealership in the country and the 5th in Metro Manila.

Volvo Owners Get 50 Percent Discount at Raintree Restaurants


Few other consolations can beat weather and traffic blues like comfort food. For Metro Manila’s growing penchant for urbane gustatory selections, however, not just any comfort food works. It could be traditional Filipino with a twist, the hearty diner fare, turning-Japanese Tonkatsu meals, or the charm of rustic feasts. Perhaps it’s coffee and desserts, or delightful tapas and cocktails. Somehow, it just does wonders to the soul.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Audi Motorcars Responds to Lemon Law Complaint


In light of a recent complaint filed by retired Air Force colonel Ricardo L. Nolasco [1, 2] regarding an allegedly defective Audi A6 TDI he purchased last May 30, 2014, Audi Motorcars emphasized that Republic Act No. 10642 – otherwise known as “The Philippine Lemon Law” – is completely not applicable in this case. “In the first place, the car is not defective; the Lemon Law protects consumers against ‘lemons’, or substandard cars. The vehicle is most assuredly not a lemon,” stressed Lito Jose, Sales and Marketing Director of Audi Motorcars, Inc. “Audi is one of the leading and most respected luxury automotive brands in the world, and we make sure to uphold this proud heritage in the Philippines,” he added.