Thursday, October 30, 2014

Safe "Undas" Travels with Petron Lakbay Alalay

Family ties are particularly important to Filipinos, which is why “undas” or the commemoration of All Souls Day is one of the most important holidays of the year. Usually, families travel home to their hometowns or go to the memorial parks to spend the day in remembrance of our dearly departed.

Test Drive Festival Like No Other: Auto Focus Pre-Christmas Test Drive Festival Slated November 6-9

It will be a grand and unique test drive experience for prospective car buyers and motoring enthusiasts as fourteen (14) carmakers and distributors gather for the “2014 Auto Focus Pre-Christmas Test Drive Festival” to be held November 6-9, 2014 at the huge open Concert Grounds at Block 12 of the SM Mall of Asia. Free test drives will be offered to qualified motorists who can select their preferred models from a wide, multi-brand roster that will include: BAIC, BYD, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Isuzu, Lexus, Mazda, Mitsubishi, MINI, Nissan, Peugeot, Toyota and Volkswagen.

Premium Takes On a New Price: Volvo Philippines Launches S60 D4 Advantage

Volvo Philippines is proud to introduce its latest addition to its premium sports sedan lineup, the Volvo S60 D4 Advantage model.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

2015 Ford Escape vs the Competition

It seems Ford Philippines is re-defining what ‘premium’ in ‘premium compact crossover’ really means with the all-new 2015 Escape. Available in two variants, the 1.6 SE and 2.0 Titanium, it’s bound to draw comparisons with the best compact crossovers available in the market as of now namely, the Subaru Forester, Mazda CX-5, and Nissan X-Trail.

Ford Philippines's 2015 Explorer Sport Delivers Muscle Car Performance for 7 Adults (w/ Brochure)

Who says having a family ends your dream of buying a muscle car? Well, it may not sport a two-door body, but the new 2015 Explorer Sport sure does come close in giving you muscle car performance wrapped in a very practical body. Alongside the Ford Escape, Ford Philippines unveiled the latest addition to their Explorer family, one that adds EcoBoost technology to the already potent 3.5-liter V6 engine.

Ford Philippines Enters Premium Crossover Segment with All-New 2015 Escape (w/ Brochure)

UPDATE: here is the 2015 Ford Escape vs the competition. (10/28)

Christmas came early for would-be compact crossover buyers as Ford Philippines has finally unveiled (and priced) their all-new 2015 Ford Escape. Continuing Ford’s value-for-money approach, the all-new Escape is available in two competitive variants: the 1.6 EcoBoost SE 2WD and the 2.0 EcoBoost Titanium AWD. Both models are already available for reservations at Ford dealerships nationwide with deliveries starting in January 2015.

First Drive: 2015 Mitsubishi ASX GSR

Photos by Ulysses Ang
When it comes to mid-cycle facelifts, carmakers often tout something sexy like a more aggressive exterior or a more premium interior. Sure, this is all brochure (and press release) worthy, but what about something that substantially changes the driving dynamics? You know, the one that really matters to the guy behind the wheel? Well, Mitsubishi has done exactly that and the result is the 2015 ASX: a crossover that runs better, smoother, and way better than ever before.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

AVID Sales Up 37 Percent in September

The Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID), expanded by 37% year-on-year (YoY) in September ending the month with 3,043 units sold.  Exceptional growth was seen in both the Passenger Car (PC) and Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV) segments.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Uber Officially Responds to LTFRB Sting Operation

Over the past few days, car-sharing company Uber became the victim of a sting operation by the Land Transportation Franchising Regulatory Board or LTFRB. During the said operation, an Uber driver was fined and his vehicle impounded. In light of this matter, we have sought the official statement from Uber’s Press Office. This is their official response:

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sippin' It Real Good: Taking the Volkswagen TDIs Through its First Fuel Economy Fun Run

Photos by Ulysses Ang
Call it “sign of the times”, but car buyers often ask one question when it comes to a new car: how’s the fuel mileage? Although pump prices have stabilized as of late, it seems getting a more fuel-efficient car has become an ingrain thought. And it’s a good thing: not only is a more fuel-efficient car less painful to the own, but it’s also beneficial to the environment. Of course, today’s diesels come in every shape and form: Japanese, Korean, and even Indian; however, the most sought-after ones come from Europe for one simple reason: they’re very good at it.